Wednesday's MLB: Miranda hits 3-run homer off Hader, Twins walk off Brewers
Minneapolis — Jose Miranda hit a game-ending, three-run homer against Milwaukee’s Josh Hader as the Minnesota Twins finally got a timely hit to beat the Brewers 4-1 on Wednesday.
Miranda’s third hit of the game traveled to the second deck in left field. The Twins have five walk-off wins this season.
Hader (0-3) walked Jorge Polanco and allowed a single to Max Kepler before Miranda’s drive.
Jhoan Duran (1-3) worked the ninth for the first win of his career, allowing one hit and a walk. Milwaukee had runners on first and second against Duran, but Jace Peterson — who homered earlier — grounded into a 3-6-3 double play.
The Twins were 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position and left 13 runners on base through the first nine innings.
New York Mets 7, (at) Atlanta 3: Francisco Lindor hit a three-run homer, Chris Bassitt threw six strong innings and New York beat Atlanta.
The NL East-leading Mets won two of three in the series and lead the second-place Braves by 2 1/2 games.
Eduardo Escobar and Mark Canha also homered for the Mets.
Eddie Rosario had three hits, including one of Atlanta’s three homers.
Bassitt (7-6) allowed one run on five hits. Atlanta’s Charlie Morton (5-4) gave up five runs on six hits, including three homers, and three walks in five-plus innings.
Seattle 6, (at) Washington 4, (Game 1): Eugenio Suárez hit a three-run homer, Chris Flexen pitched six solid innings to win his fourth straight start and Seattle won its ninth straight, beating Washington in the first game of a doubleheader.
Jesse Winker, Adam Frazier and Cal Raleigh also homered for Seattle, which last won nine in a row in 2003.
Juan Soto hit a three-run homer for the Nationals with two outs in the ninth inning off Penn Murfee, but Paul Sewald retired Nelson Cruz for his 11th save.
Flexen (6-8) gave up a run on six hits. Washington's Josiah Gray (7-6) allowed five runs on six hits, three of them homers, in five innings.
(At) San Francisco 4, Arizona 3: Brandon Crawford hit a game-ending RBI single to complete San Francisco's rally from an early 3-0 deficit.
Wilmer Flores tied the game in the eighth with a pinch-hit homer. Brandon Belt started the rally with a solo homer in the seventh as the Giants took two of three from Arizona and won their first series since June 17-19 at Pittsburgh.
Ketel Marte homered for the Diamondbacks, who have lost 17 of their last 19 games at Oracle Park.
Belt hit a one-out, bases-loaded line drive to right field off D-backs closer Mark Melancon (3-8). Camilo Doval (3-4) struck out two in a scoreless ninth for the Giants.
Baltimore 7, (at) Chicago Cubs 1: Anthony Santander hit a two-run double to spark a three-run first inning, Spenser Watkins and four relievers scattered six hits Baltimore won its 10th straight game.
It’s the Orioles’ longest winning streak in a single season since they won 13 in a row from Sept. 7-22, 1999. Baltimore (45-44) went over the .500 mark for the first time since April 8, 2021.
Watkins (3-1) limited the Cubs to four hits in five-plus innings.
The Cubs lost their sixth consecutive game, their longest skid since dropping 10 straight from June 4-16.
Justin Steele (3-6) allowed four runs, three earned, in six innings. He retired his final 11 batters.
New York Yankees 7, Cincinnati 6, (10 innings): DJ LeMahieu capped his 34th birthday by sliding across the plate on Alexis Díaz’s second straight wild pitch in the 10th inning, and New York rallied from a four-run deficit to beat Cincinnati and stop a three-game skid.
Michael King (6-1), the seventh Yankees pitcher, escaped first-and-third, no-outs trouble in the 10th when Matt Reynolds struck out and Kyle Farmer grounded into a 5-4-3 double play.
The Reds allowed five unearned runs. Díaz (2-1) threw consecutive wild pitches to Giancarlo Stanton.
New York’s Luis Severino allowed three consecutive homers in a span of four pitches in the second inning as Cincinnati built a 4-0 lead, then left with right shoulder tightness.
(At) Toronto 8, Philadelphia 2: Teoscar Hernández hit a pair of two-run home runs, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. also connected and Toronto won its first game after firing manager Charlie Montoyo.
Toronto swept a two-game series against Philadelphia, taking the finale under the charge of interim manager John Schneider, who will skipper the team the rest of the season.
Ross Stripling (5-3) allowed two runs in seven innings to halt a three-start winless streak as the Blue Jays won back-to-back games for the first time since June 30 and July 1 against Tampa Bay. Toronto went 1-9 in between.
Zack Wheeler (8-5) allowed six runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings to lose for the first time since June 22 at Texas.
(At) Tampa Bay 4, Boston 1: Shane McClanahan earned his 10th win and regained the major league lead in strikeouts during his final outing before the All-Star Game as Tampa Bay beat Boston.
Taylor Walls homered for the Rays, who have won five straight against the rival Red Sox.
McClanahan (10-3) struck out six and allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball. He increased his season total to 147 strikeouts and lowered his AL-best ERA to 1.71.
Colin Poche worked the ninth for his sixth save.
Boston's Josh Winckowski (3-4) gave up three runs and four hits in six innings.
Chicago White Sox 2, (at) Cleveland 1: Lucas Giolito pitched one-run ball into the seventh inning and Chicago beat Cleveland.
Giolito (6-5) yielded an unearned run in 6 1/3 innings. The right-hander is 5-1 with a 0.83 ERA in 10 starts against Cleveland since May 17, 2019.
Guardians starter Aaron Civale exited after one inning because of a sore right wrist. José Abreu and Andrew Vaughn drove in runs in the sixth inning against Sam Hentges (2-2).
Liam Hendriks pitched the ninth and earned his 18th save in 21 chances.
(At) Texas 5, Oakland 2: Jon Gray allowed only a fourth-inning infield single in seven shutout innings and Texas beat Oakland.
Gray (6-4) struck out nine and walked none, winning for the fifth time in his last six starts.
Leody Taveras and Brad Miller hit two-run singles during a five-run first inning against Paul Blackburn (6-5). Corey Seager also had an RBI single for the Rangers but failed to homer, ending his streak of five consecutive games with a longball.
Skye Bolt and Ramon Laureano homered in the ninth for the Athletics. Garrett Richards was called upon for a one-out save, his first of the season.
(At) Miami 5, Pittsburgh 4, (10 innings): Jesús Aguilar hit a tying single and scored the winning run on a wild pitch as Miami rallied for three runs in the 10th inning to beat Pittsburgh.
Jon Berti hit an RBI single that trimmed Miami’s deficit to 4-3. Aguilar followed with a one-out RBI single to center field against All-Star closer David Bednar (3-3).
With the bases loaded and two out, Bednar's first pitch to Jesús Sánchez got past catcher Jason Delay, scoring Aguilar.
Zach Pop (1-0) allowed Daniel Vogelbach’s RBI groundout and Ke’Bryan Hayes’ run-scoring single that put the Pirates ahead 4-2 in the top of the 10th.