Friday's MLB: Cubs' 1-0 win ends 10-game skid, Braves' 14-game win streak

Associated Press

Chicago — The Chicago Cubs stopped the Atlanta Braves' 14-game winning streak and ended their own 10-game skid with a 1-0 victory Friday behind rookie Christoper Morel's eight-inning sacrifice fly.

A pair of double-digit streaks had not ended in the same game since Philadelphia beat Houston on Sept. 15, 1999, ending the Phillies’ skid at 11 and the Brewers’ winning streak at 12.

Chris Martin (1-0) pitched a perfect eighth for his first win for the Cubs. A.J Minter (2-1) was the loser.

New York Yankees 12, Toronto 3: Anthony Rizzo capped the Yankees’ eight-run fifth inning with a grand slam off the facing of the third deck in right, and New York extended its winning streak to eight games.

Giancarlo Stanton, DJ LeMahieu, and Joey Gallo also homered for the Yankees, who lead the major leagues with 105 home runs and are off to the best start since 1998 at 48-16.

Jordan Montgomery (3-1) allowed two runs and three hits in six innings to improve to 3-0 in his last five outings.

Ross Stripling (3-2) led 1-0 in the fourth, extending his shutout streak to 16 2/3 innings. He gave up two runs and five hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Alejandro Kirk hit his sixth home run in the sixth as the Blue Jays lost to the Yankees for the seventh time in 10 games this year.

Philadelphia 8, (at) Washington 7, (10 innings), (Game 2)

Philadelphia 5, (at) Washington 3, (Game 1): J.T. Realmuto hit a go-ahead two-run single in the 10th inning with the aid of an obstruction call and Philadelphia completed a doubleheader sweep of Washington for its 14th victory in 16 games.

Bryce Harper had three hits against his old team, helping the Phillies win the opener.

Josh Bell homered twice in the nightcap and three times on the day for the Nationals.

Matt Vierling’s first multihomer game helped the Phillies in the second game, when Washington’s losing streak stretched to seven.

Philadelphia's José Alvarado (1-1) earned the win. Washington fell to an NL-worst 23-45. The Nationals have lost 10 of 12 overall and 10 consecutive home games to the Phillies.

In the first game, Nick Castellanos hit a two-run double in the first off Joan Adon as the Phillies built an early 4-0 lead. Brad Hand worked out of a two-on, one-out jam in the ninth for his second save.

Ranger Suárez (5-4) allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings as the teams made up a game postponed by the lockout. Adon (1-11), summoned as the Nationals’ 27th man, allowed four runs in five innings while extending his major league lead in losses.

(At) Baltimore 1, Tampa Bay 0: Dean Kremer pitched six scoreless innings and rookie Adley Rutschman singled home the game’s only run in the seventh as Baltimore sent Tampa Bay to its fourth straight loss.

Kremer allowed five hits and matched the six scoreless frames thrown by Tampa Bay’s Shane Baz. Then Ryan Mountcastle hit a one-out double off Calvin Faucher (0-1), and Rutschman followed with a single to center.

Félix Bautista (3-2) struck out the side in the seventh for the Orioles and retired all four of his batters to earn the win. Jorge López picked up his 10th save in 12 chances.

Milwaukee 5, (at) Cincinnati 4: Keston Hiura hit a tiebreaking home run off Ross Detwiler in the seventh inning and Milwaukee beat Cincinnati in a battle of long balls.

Hunter Renfroe’s three-run homer in the fourth and Willy Adames’ solo shot in the fifth built a 4-0 lead against Hunter Greene on a night every run scored on a homer.

Albert Almora Jr. hit a two-run homer in the fifth, and Brandon Drury and Tommy Pham followed with solo drives in the sixth on Eric Lauer’s first two pitches of the inning to tie the score 4-4.

Detwiler (0-1) entered with one out in the seventh and Hiura, the No. 9 batter, hit a first-pitch fastball the opposite way to right-center.

Lauer (6-2) gave up four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. Brad Boxberger earned his first save since Aug. 2.

San Francisco 2, (at) Pittsburgh 0: Carlos Rodón scattered two hits over eight innings and San Francisco edged Pittsburgh.

Rodón (6-4) won his second straight start after striking out eight with two walks as the Giants sent the Pirates to their 10th loss in 11 games. Camilo Doval worked a perfect ninth for his 10th save.

Luis González took the game’s third pitch from Zach Thompson (3-5) and sent it over the right-field seats for his third home run. Joc Pederson hit his 14th homer leading off the fourth.

Thompson issued a career-high five walks while losing for the first time in almost a month.

(At) Boston 6, St. Louis 5: Michael Wacha pitched neatly into the sixth inning against his former team and Boston shut down St. Louis’ rally in the ninth.

The NL Central-leading Cardinals trailed 6-1 going into the ninth and reliever Austin Davis retired the first two batters. St. Louis loaded the bases and reliever Tanner Houck gave up an RBI double to Tommy Edman that made it 6-3 and a two-run double to Brendan Donovan.

Paul Goldschmidt then was called out on strikes, giving Houck his third save.

Trevor Story and Rafael Devers each drove in two runs for Boston. Nolan Arenado hit his 12th homer for the Cardinals.

Wacha (5-1) struck out five and allowed one run on six hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out five.

Adam Wainwright (5-5) went 6 1/3 innings, giving up four runs on seven hits and a walk.

(At) New York Mets 10, Miami 4: Francisco Lindor homered after being surprised by his mom’s first visit to see him at Citi Field, Pete Alonso slugged a grand slam in the sixth inning and New York beat Miami.

Lindor’s wife, Katia, surprised her husband by flying in his mother, Maria Serrano, for her first visit to New York since Lindor was acquired from Cleveland in January 2021.

Lindor pointed to his family in the suites after hitting a three-run homer in the first inning off Pablo López (4-3). The Puerto Rican star was later hit by two pitches — including one with the bases loaded.

Carlos Carrasco (8-2) allowed three runs on eight hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.

Jorge Soler, Garrett Cooper and Avisaíl García had two hits apiece for the Marlins, who outhit the Mets 10-9.

(At) Houston 13, Chicago White Sox 3: Michael Brantley’s grand slam was one of three homers in a 10-run sixth inning that propelled Houston past Chicago.

Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker also homered in the sixth on a night when the Astros hit five homers and tied a season high for runs. Alex Bregman (two-run homer) and Yuli Gurriel (solo homer) added blasts, and Tucker had an RBI double, extending his hitting streak to a career-long 15 games, the longest active run in the majors.

Houston Astros' Michael Brantley (23) celebrates with Yordan Alvarez (44) after hitting a grand slam against the Chicago White Sox during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 17, 2022, in Houston.

Houston starter Framber Valdez (7-3) yielded eight hits and three runs with seven strikeouts in six innings.

AJ Pollack hit a three-run homer and White Sox starter Lucas Giolito (4-3) allowed seven hits and a season-high eight runs in five-plus innings.