Sports DJ Lemahieu’s ninth-inning home run lifts Colorado past Arizona
DJ LeMahieu hit a two-run homer off Yoshihisa Hirano in the ninth inning, and the NL West-leading Rockies rallied to beat Arizona 5-4 in Denver on Wednesday night.
LeMahieu hit a fastball over the fence in right as the Rockies kept their 1½-game advantage over Los Angeles intact after the Dodgers beat Cincinnati earlier in the day. The Diamondbacks fell 3½ games behind in the division race.
Trying for a save on consecutive nights, Hirano (4-3) allowed a single by Gerardo Parra off the glove of first baseman Paul Goldschmidt to begin the ninth. Charlie Blackmon bunted Parra to second and LeMahieu followed with his first career walk-off homer.
Nolan Arenado had a big night for the Rockies with two doubles and a solo homer.
Dodgers 8, Reds 1: Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner drove in three runs each, and visiting Los Angeles avoided a 7-0 season sweep by the Reds.
Brewers 5, Cubs 1: Curtis Granderson homered, tripled and scored three runs and visiting Milwaukee moved a game behind NL Central-leading Chicago.
Pirates 4, Cardinals 3: Jameson Taillon won his fourth straight start, Jacob Stallings drove in three runs and visiting Pittsburgh snapped St. Louis’ winning streak at three games.
Nationals 5, Phillies 1: Stephen Strasburg threw seven sharp innings, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman and Juan Soto homered and visiting Washington dealt Philadelphia its fifth straight loss.
Astros 5, Tigers 4: George Springer’s diving catch in the eighth inning helped preserve the lead for visiting Houston.
Twins 3, Yankees 1: Jake Odorizzi’s no-hit bid for host Minnesota was ended when Greg Bird hit a run-scoring double with one out in the eighth inning. New York’s lead over the A’s for the top wild-card spot was cut to a game.
Rays 3, Indians 1: Blake Snell took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, leading host Tampa Bay past Cleveland. Snell (19-5) lost his bid when Jose Ramirez led off the seventh with his 38th homer.
Padres 5, Mariners 4: Austin Hedges and Hunter Renfroe hit long home runs, and visiting San Diego held off fast-sinking Seattle, loser of 10 of its past 15 games.
Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 0: Host Boston reached 100 wins for the first time since Ted Williams returned from World War II in the 1946 season. David Price (15-6) won his sixth straight decision.
White Sox 4, Royals 2: Tim Anderson hit a two-run homer in the 12th for visiting Chicago.
Angels 8, Rangers 1: Rookie catcher Francisco Arcia hit two home runs for host Los Angeles, and Felix Peña threw six innings of shutout ball.
Mets 13, Marlins 0: Zack Wheeler (11-7) tossed one-hit ball into the seventh inning for host New York. A planned makeup doubleheader was cut to one game after a 5½-hour rain delay, and the nightcap was pushed to Thursday.