MLB roundup: Rookie helps Rockies win 7th straight

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Jordan Beck hit his first major league homer and drove in a career-best five runs and Austin Gomber delivered a strong start as the visiting Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 8-0 on Wednesday for their seventh straight win.

Colorado has swept back-to-back series for the first time since taking four from Arizona and three from Toronto May 27-June 2, 2019, at Coors Field and swept a series in San Diego for the first time since 2013.

The Rockies, who posted their first shutout of the season, have nearly doubled their win total for this season from eight to 15 games while holding the longest active winning streak in the majors.

Gomber (1-2) dominated San Diego hitters to get his first victory of the season while lowering his ERA to 3.02. He gave up two hits, walked two and struck out five in six innings.

Orioles 3, Blue Jays 2

Adley Rutschman hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Baltimore a victory against visiting Toronto.

Bo Bichette smacked a two-run double in the third inning for the Blue Jays, and it looked like that would be enough for Toronto, as Baltimore’s offense stalled.

In the ninth, Jordan Westburg led off with an infield single against Jordan Romano (1-1), and Rutschman drilled his ninth homer of the season and third of the series. Danny Coulombe (1-0) worked around a one-out double in the ninth to earn the win.

Yankees 4, Twins 0

Aaron Judge went 4-for-4 with three doubles, a home run and two RBIs, and New York pulled away for a shutout win over Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Anthony Volpe and Giancarlo Stanton also drove in one run apiece for New York, which beat the Twins for the second game in a row. The Yankees will go for a series sweep on Thursday afternoon. New York’s Marcus Stroman (3-2) limited Twins hitters to two hits in six shutout innings. He walked three and struck out two.

Edouard Julien hit a double for Minnesota’s only extra-base hit. The Twins managed four hits on the night and were shut out for the second time this season. Minnesota’s Pablo Lopez (4-3) gave up three runs on 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings. He walked none and struck out three.

Cubs 7, Braves 1

Javier Assad threw six scoreless innings and Chicago salvaged the finale of a three-game series in Atlanta with an offensive outburst.

Assad (4-0) allowed four hits and one walk and struck out seven. It was his 14th straight outing in which he has allowed two runs or fewer, a streak that dates back to Sept. 19, 2023.

After being shut out in back-to-back games, the Cubs scored three times in the first inning, breaking Atlanta’s streak of 30 scoreless innings at home. Chicago finished with 13 hits. Mike Tauchman hit the first pitch of the game over the left field wall for his fourth homer of the year.

Rangers 4, Guardians 0

Jon Gray scattered four singles over 6 1/3 innings and Adolis Garcia homered and had two hits and two RBIs as Texas snapped a season-high five-game losing streak with a shutout victory over Cleveland in Arlington, Texas.

Marcus Semien also homered and Leody Taveras tripled and scored a run for Texas, which evened its home record for the season at 11-11. Gray (2-1) picked up the win, walking two and striking out three. Kirby Yates struck out the side after giving up a bloop single to Will Brennan to start the ninth and Jose Leclerc and David Robertson combined to allow just one hit over 1 2/3 innings of relief for the Rangers.

Andres Gimenez had two hits for Cleveland, which had a three-game winning streak snapped. Carlos Carrasco (2-4) took the loss, allowing two runs on five hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out three.

Diamondbacks 2, Reds 1

Brandon Pfaadt pitched seven quality innings and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the bottom of the eighth to help Arizona to a win over visiting Cincinnati in Phoenix.

In a pitchers’ duel, Pfaadt threw seven innings of one-run ball, allowing just two hits while striking out nine and walking just two as Arizona took the rubber game of the three-game series.

Andrew Abbott also pitched seven strong innings, allowing just four hits and one run, striking out four and walking a pair for the Reds, who have lost 12 of their last 14 games.

Phillies 10, Mets 5

Bryce Harper homered, doubled, singled and drove in three runs to lift host Philadelphia past New York.

Kyle Schwarber added two hits and Cristian Pache knocked in two runs for the Phillies, who beat the Mets for the third day in a row. The prior two contests were in New York. Philadelphia won for the 12th time in 14 games.

Phillies starter Ranger Suarez (8-0) tossed five innings and gave up four hits and two runs, both unearned, to go along with three strikeouts and two walks. Mets starter Joey Lucchesi (0-1) lasted 4 1/3 innings and allowed five hits and five runs with two strikeouts and four walks.

Astros 3, A’s 0

Framber Valdez logged seven shutout innings as Houston beat visiting Oakland for the third consecutive day.

Valdez (3-1) allowed two hits and two walks while posting eight strikeouts. Seth Martinez covered the final two frames by inducing a pair of inning-ending double plays for his first save. The Astros’ runs scored on an error and two sacrifice fly.

A’s right-hander Aaron Brooks (0-1), making his first appearance in the majors in just over two years and his first start since Sept. 13, 2019, took the loss. He gave up three runs in seven innings.

Marlins 2, Tigers 0

Trevor Rogers recorded his first win of the season and a quartet of relievers completed Miami’s second straight shutout of host Detroit.

Rogers (1-6) lasted five innings, giving up three hits and two walks. Bryan De La Cruz delivered the big blow in the first inning with his ninth homer of the season, a two-run shot.

Carson Kelly led the Tigers’ offense with three hits and a walk. Detroit starter Casey Mize (1-2) gave up two runs and two hits in six innings.

Mariners 4, Royals 2

Bryan Woo allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings for his first victory of the season as Seattle defeated visiting Kansas City.

Ty France homered for the American League West-leading Mariners, who took two of three games in the series. Woo (1-0), a right-hander making just his second start after opening the season on the injured list with elbow inflammation, gave up three hits, walked one and struck out five. Seattle’s Andres Munoz recorded the final five outs for his seventh save of the season.

Royals starter Alec Marsh (3-1) allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits over five innings. The right-hander walked one and fanned seven.

Brewers 10, Pirates 2

William Contreras sparked a power surge with a three-run homer in the third inning as host Milwaukee pummeled Pittsburgh to win the rubber game of a three-game series.

Jackson Chourio, Sal Frelick, Joey Ortiz and Gary Sanchez also homered, which was more than enough run support for Brewers starter Robert Gasser (2-0), who allowed one run on six hits in five innings. Gasser walked one and struck out two.

Pirates starter Martin Perez (1-3) failed to earn his first win since April 4 — his second outing of the year. He was charged with nine runs and 11 hits in five-plus innings. He issued one walk and fanned four.

Rays 4, Red Sox 3

Yandy Diaz’s two-run single in the sixth inning was the difference as Tampa edged host Boston.

Taj Bradley (1-1) struck out six while allowing just two runs on four hits over the first five innings for the win. A trio of relievers held the Rays scoreless over the final three innings. Kevin Kelly got his first save of the season.

Jose Siri went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for Tampa Bay, which has won two of the first three games in the four-game series.

Giants 4, Dodgers 1

Logan Webb snapped a personal three-game losing streak, Mike Yastrzemski hit a two-run home run and San Francisco salvaged a win in its three-game series against visiting Los Angeles.

Webb (4-4) blanked the Dodgers on three hits for six innings. He walked three and struck out five. It was the third time this season that the defending National League Cy Young Award runner-up pitched shutout ball for six or more innings.

Yastrzemski’s homer, his fourth of the season, followed a single by Curt Casali in the third and gave the Giants a lead they never relinquished. The homer came off Dodgers starter Elieser Hernandez (0-1), who was promoted from Triple-A Oklahoma City before the game.

Angels 7, Cardinals 2

Zach Neto, Nolan Schanuel and Taylor Ward hit solo home runs as Los Angeles defeated St. Louis in Anaheim, Calif.

Willie Calhoun went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI for the Angels, who snapped a three-game losing streak by salvaging the finale of a three-game series.

Los Angeles starting pitcher Griffin Canning (2-4) allowed one run on five hits and three walks in six innings. He struck out five. St. Louis starter Lance Lynn (1-2) gave up four runs on eight hits in five innings. He fanned five and walked two.

White Sox 2, Nationals 0

Korey Lee was 3-for-3 with an RBI and four Chicago pitchers combined on a shutout as the White Sox blanked visiting Washington in the rubber game of a three-game series.

The White Sox have won eight of their past 12 games and their second straight series. Tommy Pham put the White Sox up 1-0 in the bottom of the third inning when he hooked a double into the left-field corner, driving home Braden Shewmake. Left-hander Garrett Crochet (4-4) worked five scoreless innings, scattering three hits. He struck out six against three walks over an 89-pitch outing before giving way to reliever Jared Shuster.

The punchless Nationals haven’t scored over 19 consecutive innings, going back to the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader. The Nationals didn’t get a hit after Jacob Young’s third-inning single and were 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Washington lefty Patrick Corbin (1-4) tossed 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks. He had no strikeouts but induced nine ground-ball outs in his 82-pitch effort.