Young Leads Yankee Comeback – MLB Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — Tampa Bay pitcher Alex Cobb's bid for a no-hitter was broken up by Chris Young's one-out double in the eighth inning. But Young wasn't done. He ended up launching a game-winning three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the New York Yankees a stunning 5-4 comeback victory.
With his no-hit bid over, Cobb was immediately lifted by manager Joe Maddon after throwing 101 pitches.
Pinch-hitter Martin Prado (mar-TEEN' PRAH'-doh) then connected for a two-run homer off Brad Boxberger, cutting Tampa Bay's lead to 4-2. The Yanks remain four games out of the final AL wild card.
Cobb was trying to become the first visiting pitcher to throw a no-hitter at Yankee Stadium since Virgil Trucks did it for the Detroit Tigers in 1952.
In other baseball:
— Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) outpitched the Cardinals Lance Lynn to become the majors' first 18-game winner in the Reds' 1-0 victory. Cueto scattered three hits over eight innings to improve to 18-8. Lynn was locked in a scoreless duel with Cueto until Ramon Santiago's RBI single in the bottom of the eighth. Lynn retired 15 straight at one point, but still fell to 15-9. The NL Central-leading Cardinals have lost three in a row.
— Adam LaRoche swatted his 24th home run, a two-run shot in the first inning, Anthony Rendon (rehn-DOHN') added his 19th and the NL East-leading Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-2. It's Washington's 12th straight win at Citi Field. The Nats lead idle Atlanta by eight a-half games with 17 left. Their magic number is nine.
— Pittsburgh blanked Philadelphia 4-0. Francisco Liriano (leer-ee-AH'-noh) struck out 12 in his eight innings. Mike Gonzalez finished the four-hit shutout. The Pirates own a game-and-a-half lead over Milwaukee in the race for the final NL wild card.
— Jake Peavy (PEE'-vee) struck out eight and didn't walk a batter to win his third start in a row and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 for their ninth straight home victory.
— Boston doubled up Kansas City 6-3, dropping the Royals' lead in the AL Central to a half-game over idle Detroit. Clay Buchholz (BUHK'-ohlts) allowed three runs, two earned, over 6 1-3 innings to even his record at 8-8.
— The Los Angeles Angels' lead in the AL West is now 10 games over Oakland. The Angels beat Texas 7-3 for their eighth straight win. Erick Aybar (EYE'-bar) hit a two-run homer.
— The White Sox' Chris Sale sailed through the Oakland line-up allowing two hits in eight innings and striking out nine in a 1-0 Chicago win. Sale upped his record to 12-3 with an AL-best 1.99 ERA. The left-hander retired 17 in a row at one point to send the slumping Athletics to their 11th loss in 14 games. Marcus Semien homered to lead off the sixth against Scott Kazmir who took the loss despite a 4-hitter.
— Corey Kluber (KLOO'-bur) became the Indians' first 15-game winner since 2008 in an 8-2 win over Minnesota in the first of two. Cleveland completed the sweep with a 2-0 win in the second game. Rookie T.J. House allowed four hits and struck out eight in seven innings. Carlos Santana homered and drove in both runs. The sweep pulled the Indians to within 3 1/2 games of the last AL wild card spot.
— Milwaukee beat Miami 4-2 to climb within a game and a-half of the final wild card in the NL. Ryan Braun hit his 19th homer for the Brewers.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was hit under the left eye by a fastball and bleeding from the face as he was taken off the field in an ambulance Thursday night.
The major league RBI leader was struck by an 88 mph pitch from Mike Fiers (FY'-urz) of the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning. The Marlins said the major league RBI leader was being treated at a hospital for a facial cut. He was also undergoing X-rays and a CT scan.
Stanton immediately fell to the ground and trainers from both teams came to his assistance. He was placed on a backboard and then a stretcher.
Stanton's father was at the game and came on the field while his son was treated, and left with him in the ambulance.
Stanton leads the majors with 105 RBIs and tops the National League with 37 home runs but Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Stanton is likely was done for the season.