Pitch hitter Justin Upton stretched out his arms to level the game in the eighth inning, and Abraham Toro pulled in the deciding run with a single in the ninth inning as the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Saturday.
The Martiners invited in the ninth round when Lou Trivino (1-6) defeated Eugenio Suarez, Carlos Santana hit a single and Cal Raleigh ended up on the trails due to a Nick Allen error.
Toro then pushed home pinch runner Marcus Wilson to claim the win.
Diego Castillo (6-1) inherited the win.
Upton slammed the first pitch he faced from reliever AJ Puk deep into left field to tie the game 1-1. It’s his first home run of the season, the 325th of his career.
The A’s opened the scoring first at George Kirby’s expense. Tony Kemp started the game with a walk, Ramon Laureano followed with a single, and Sean Murphy had a victim fly.
Kirby and A’s starter Paul Blackburn were both excellent.
Kirby, who allowed the Baltimore Orioles four home runs in a tough game Monday, rebounded by hitting 13 straight innings in the second through sixth.
Blackburn responded by striking out 14 in a row. He knocked out the Mariners on four hits in six and a half innings with five strikeouts.
Yankees abuse Guardians pitchers
The New York Yankees were ruthless in front of the Cleveland Guardians pitchers and clinched a 13-4 win in Game 1 of a double-header on Saturday afternoon.
After conceding home runs against Josh Naylor and Franmil Reyes in the 2nde Inning, the Yankees let their sticks do the talking by scoring four runs in 3e sleeves, then four more in 6e Sleeve.
Giancarlo Stanton is the only hitter in the Yankees rotation not to score in the game.
Matt Carpenter was the spark plug in the New York camp with three hits and four RBIs. He hit two long balls to bring his total this season to eight.
Gleyber Torres has also done well offensively with three hits and three RBIs.
On the mound, Gerrit Cole was tenacious as he held the Guardians hitters to three hits and two RBIs in six innings of work. This achievement allows him to be his 7the win of the season.
The game was more difficult for the Guardians Gunners, who allowed a total of 14 goals. Starter Kirk McCarty was pulled from the game after giving up six hits and four earned runs in five innings of work.
The Yankees have won five of their last six games. In the evening they will face off against the Guardians again.
In Game 2, Rizzo and Stanton hit the long in the fourth inning to lead the Yankees to a 6-1 win over the Guardians.
Starter Nestor Cortes recorded his seventh win of the campaign after working six innings, allowing just one run and hitting six total strikeouts.
His opposite number Aaron Civale (2-5) conceded four points against the New Yorkers in four sets on the mound.
Amed Rosario drove the guards in the lone run by stretching his arms against Cortes in the first inning.
Five Astros home runs
Martin Maldonado hit two of the Astros’ five home runs and Houston celebrated his fifth straight win on Saturday, beating the Los Angeles Angels 9-1.
Maldonado has had just one goal in his last four games.
Jose Altuve, Kyle Tucker and Chas McCormick also hit long balls for the Astros, who led 5-0 after two innings.
Altuve had three hits this season and stole a sixth base.
Jose Urquidy (7-3) allowed a run and two hits over six innings and hit eight batsmen.
The Astros starting pitchers are 7-0 in their last nine games.
It was the fifth straight game in which the Astros conceded the most points.
During the winning streak, Houston beat the opponent 30-4.
The first 10,000 backers (out of 35,332) received a bobblehead of Lance McCullers, winner of 13 games last year. Of these, he signed no fewer than 1,500 boxes.
On Sunday, Framber Valdez will be looking for a third win in four games.
Patrick Sandoval (3-3) gave up five carries and eight hits in five innings.
Taylor Ward scored for the Angels.
Mike Trout was 0 for 4, knocked out four times. He hits .105 in five games.
Elsewhere in America
Orioles 3 – Gemini 4
BALL : Anthony Santander hit his 15th home run but the Orioles lost a 4th straight game.
MINIMUM : Nick Gordon and Jorge Polanco hit the long ball.
Royals 3 – Tigers 4
KC : Hunter Dozier rode in two heats with a double in 1st
TED : Victor Reyes and Riley Greene (1st of his career) toppled the Royals with back-to-back home runs in 9th place.