MLB roundup: 9th-inning slam lifts Dodgers over Cubs

MLB roundup: 9th-inning slam lifts Dodgers over Cubs

On Thursday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 6-2 with a tiebreaking grand slam by rookie James Outman.

Outman’s third-inning home run followed Max Muncy’s eighth of the season for Los Angeles. Dodgers starter Michael Grove pitched three-plus innings of two-run, five-hit ball before leaving with a right groin strain. David Peralta and Miguel Vargas each had two singles.

Chicago, which had won four consecutive and 10 of the previous 13, homered thanks to Cody Bellinger.

Javier Assad was summoned from Triple-A Iowa to replace injured Cubs starting Jameson Taillon. In three innings, Assad allowed two solo homers, one hit, and two walks.

Mets 9–4 Giants

New York won the series opener against San Francisco with a homer and four RBI by Pete Alonso.

Jeff McNeil and Eduardo Escobar homered for the Mets, who went 6-1 on their 10-game California road trip. McNeil had three hits and his first homer of the season. Brandon Nimmo finished 3-for-5 one day after tying a career high with five hits.

The Giants dropped six straight after Blake Sabol and LaMonte Wade Jr. homered in a four-run fifth inning.

Padres 7–5 Diamondbacks

San Diego trounced Arizona as Trent Grisham doubled in four runs and Xander Bogaerts and Matt Carpenter homered.

Fernando Tatis Jr.’s comeback from an 80-game PED suspension was 0-for-5 with two strikeouts for the Padres. Tatis played his first MLB game since 2021.

In the sixth, Grisham’s second double off Kyle Nelson (3-1) broke a 5-5 deadlock. Brent Honeywell (2-0) won with two scoreless innings, while Josh Hader got his sixth save.

Rockies 5–0 Phillies

Colorado defeated Philadelphia after C.J. Cron homered, singled, and drove in two runs.

The Rockies ended an eight-game losing streak with an RBI single from Elias Diaz. Rockies pitcher Ryan Feltner (1-2) struck out six in 5 2/3 shutout innings.

Six hits and 11 runners left for the Phillies. In 5 1/3 innings, Matt Strahm (1-2) allowed three hits and three runs, struck out a career-high 11 and walked two.

Yankees 9–3 Angels

In the rubber game of a three-game series, New York defeated Los Angeles with a three-run double by Jose Trevino.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Oswald Peraza each had two RBIs for the Yankees, and Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-3, scored two runs, and drove in another. New York starter Nestor Cortes (3-0) allowed three runs in six innings.

Logan O’Hoppe had three singles and two RBIs, Luis Rengifo scored two runs, and Patrick Sandoval (1-1) surrendered five runs and four hits in four innings for the Angels. Sandoval walked six times.

Red Sox 11–5 Twins

Boston’s 14 hits—including home runs from Alex Verdugo and Yu Chang—beat Minnesota.

Tanner Houck pitched seven good innings for the Red Sox in his longest start. Houck (3-0) allowed three runs on six hits, struck out seven, and walked one.

Kike Hernandez got three of Boston’s 14 hits and two runs.

Pirates 4–3 Reds

Pittsburgh defeated Cincinnati after Connor Joe and Jack Suwinski hit back-to-back home runs in a four-run first inning.

Pirates have won four straight and five of six. Pittsburgh starter Roansy Contreras (2-1) allowed one run and five hits in 6 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts and two walks. The team’s 10th straight good start.

The Reds lost three straight and four of five after Jason Vosler and Jonathan India struck RBI singles.

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