Braves' 4 home runs overshadow Walker's first blast

Jul 26, 2017 16

PHOENIX — Mike Foltynewicz began the season as Atlanta’s No. 5 starter. He sure looks like No. 1 now.

The 25-year-old right-hander went six strong innings to win again, Kurt Suzuki homered twice and the Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Tuesday night.

Suzuki, just back from bereavement leave for the death of his grandfather, hit a two-run homer off reliever J.J. Hoover (1-1) to break a 2-2 tie and a throwing error by Arizona catcher Chris Iannetta allowed two more to score in a four-run seventh.

Suzuki and Johan Camargo hit consecutive homers off Andrew Chafin in the eighth. Matt Kemp also homered and tripled for Atlanta.

Foltynewicz (9-5) gave up two runs and five hits, striking out nine, to improve to 6-0 in his last nine starts.

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“I kind of feel like the kid’s starting to believe in himself,” Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. “He’s trusting his stuff and he’s pitching with a lot of confidence right now.”

Suzuki has six home runs in an eight-game hitting streak. He wasn’t ready to compare himself to slugging teammates Freddie Freeman or Matt Adams, though.

“When I run into some, it feels good because I don’t hit many,” he said. “It definitely feels like I’m floating around the bases.”

Taijuan Walker held Atlanta hitless through three innings before the Braves got an unearned run in the fourth. Walker, who missed his previous outing for the birth of his first child, limited the Braves to two runs, one earned, in six innings and left in a 2-2 tie.

Walker also hit his first career home run, on an 0-2 pitch no less.

“First time ever,” he said. “It was awesome.”

Second baseman Brandon Drury’s throwing error on a fielder’s choice attempt left runners at first and second with one out and Nick Markakis walked to load the bases. Drury’s diving stop on Matt Adams’ grounder for a force at second allowed the Braves’ first run to score, but probably saved another.

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Walker turned on Foltynewicz’s 0-2 pitch and sent it deep into the left-field seats leading off the fifth to tie at 1. At 455 feet, it was the second-longest home run hit by a pitcher this season. Colorado’s Jon Gray hit one 467.

Kemp put Atlanta back on top 2-1 with an opposite field, two-out home run in the sixth, but Arizona squared it at 2-2 when Chris Owings, hitless in his previous 23 at-bats, doubled into the left field corner to bring home J.D. Martinez, who had opened the inning with an infield single.

“We made a little bit of noise. It looked like we were going to break the game open,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said, “but their starter Foltynewicz stood in his stuff and got through the inning and gave his team a boost.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Diamondbacks OF David Peralta fouled a ball off his left knee in the sixth and went down in pain but after a visit from the trainer stayed in the game.

UP NEXT

Braves: Although the official word wasn’t to come until after the game, RHP Aaron Blair, who came to Atlanta as part of the Shelby Miller trade, is expected to make his first big league start of the season in Wednesday afternoon’s rubber match, taking the place of Jaime Garcia, who was traded Monday to Minnesota.

Diamondbacks: LHP Patrick Corbin (7-9, 4.43 ERA) closes out the home stand for Arizona. He is 3-0 with a 0.59 ERA in six career games, four starts, against Atlanta.

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Reds turn their first triple play in over two decades

Jul 26, 2017 15

NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Frazier got a welcoming introduction from the public-address announcer, a shout-out from the Bleacher Creatures and a warm ovation from his new fans.

Then, with a bunch of family members and friends packed in the stands, he stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded, hoping to do something really special in his home debut at Yankee Stadium.

Oh, he did.

Frazier had an unforgettable first at-bat wearing the pinstripes, grounding into a rare run-scoring triple play as the New York Yankees beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 Tuesday night.

“I might’ve set a record,” Frazier said. “Got to be a record.”

“Can laugh about it now. At the time, I was pretty upset,” he said. “It was just unbelievable. Hopefully, that doesn’t ever happen again.”

Rookie Jordan Montgomery took a no-hit try into the sixth inning , and Didi Gregorius hit his third homer in two games to boost the AL East contenders.

Last-place Cincinnati lost for the 10th time in 12 games. Billy Hamilton’s bid for a tying extra-base hit in the eighth was thwarted when pinch-hitter Zack Cozart, out of the starting lineup to rest his tender quadriceps, hobbled into third.

Cozart, an All-Star shortstop, was pulled as a precaution.

“I’ve kind of asked Zack to try and stay away from exacerbating some things,” Reds manager Bryan Price said.

Back in the Bronx for the first time since the All-Star break, the Yankees brought along Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle, all acquired last week in a trade with the Chicago White Sox.

Frazier made the two-hour drive from his hometown of Toms River near the Jersey shore, and the veteran third baseman had his own personal rooting section in tow.

With three on and none out in the second inning, Frazier hit a hard grounder up the middle that shortstop Jose Peraza gloved. Peraza quickly stepped on second and threw to first.

Gregorius, who had been on second base, held up when the ball was hit, in case it was caught. He was late to advance, and first baseman Joey Votto’s throw across the diamond caught him in a rundown. Gregorius was called out for running wide of baseline trying to avoid a tag.

“I just tried to get a double play,” Peraza said through a translator.

At least there was some consolation for Frazier — a run scored, rarely seen on a triple play, because Matt Holliday scampered home before Gregorius was trapped.

It was the Reds’ first triple play since 1995, and the first any team has turned against the Yankees since 2011. It was the first time a team scored on a triple play since Seattle against Minnesota in 2006.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi could only hang his head on the dugout railing at the bizarre sequence.

“A strange play,” he said.

Peraza started in place of Cozart. Peraza was part of a three-team trade involving Frazier in 2015.

Montgomery (7-5) held the Reds hitless until Scott Schebler broke an 0-for-20 slump with a leadoff double in the sixth. Montgomery gave up two hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Aroldis Chapman closed for his 12th save in 15 chances, giving the Yankees their fourth win in five games.

Rookie Luis Castillo (1-4) gave up three runs in five innings. Despite the loss, he left with a memory, thanks to Frazier’s ball.

“I will never forget that. Triple play, bases loaded, that’s amazing,” he said. “If double plays the best friend of a pitcher, what about a triple play?”

FAN HIT

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge lined a foul ball that hit a fan sitting beyond the first-base dugout in the eighth inning. The ball left Judge’s bat at 105 mph, and EMTs attended to the man. After a few minutes, with a bloody bandage around his head, he walked to an exit with help.

TRIPLED UP

Officially, the triple play went Peraza to Votto to third baseman Eugenio Suarez and back to Peraza. This was just the second 6-3-5-6 triple play in major league history, according to the Society for American Baseball Research. The other was on June 6, 1970, when Pittsburgh shortstop Gene Alley, first baseman Al Oliver and third baseman Richie Hebner did it on a ball hit by the Dodgers’ Wes Parker. … There have been 712 triple plays in the majors, 30 by the Reds.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Reds: Cozart grounded into a force play as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. He recently came off the disabled list after a strained quadriceps.

Yankees: OF Aaron Hicks (oblique) and 1B Tyler Austin (hamstring) are ready to ramp up their hitting activity. No timetable yet for their return.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Homer Bailey (2-4, 8.56 ERA) won his only previous start at Yankee Stadium in 2012.

Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (6-4, 3.21) has permitted one run in 14 innings over two starts since making the All-Star team.

Reds turn their first triple play in over two decades

Jul 26, 2017 0

NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Frazier got a welcoming introduction from the public-address announcer, a shout-out from the Bleacher Creatures and a warm ovation from his new fans.

Then, with a bunch of family members and friends packed in the stands, he stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded, hoping to do something really special in his home debut at Yankee Stadium.

Oh, he did.

Frazier had an unforgettable first at-bat wearing the pinstripes, grounding into a rare run-scoring triple play as the New York Yankees beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 Tuesday night.

“I might’ve set a record,” Frazier said. “Got to be a record.”

“Can laugh about it now. At the time, I was pretty upset,” he said. “It was just unbelievable. Hopefully, that doesn’t ever happen again.”

Rookie Jordan Montgomery took a no-hit try into the sixth inning , and Didi Gregorius hit his third homer in two games to boost the AL East contenders.

Last-place Cincinnati lost for the 10th time in 12 games. Billy Hamilton’s bid for a tying extra-base hit in the eighth was thwarted when pinch-hitter Zack Cozart, out of the starting lineup to rest his tender quadriceps, hobbled into third.

Cozart, an All-Star shortstop, was pulled as a precaution.

“I’ve kind of asked Zack to try and stay away from exacerbating some things,” Reds manager Bryan Price said.

Back in the Bronx for the first time since the All-Star break, the Yankees brought along Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle, all acquired last week in a trade with the Chicago White Sox.

Frazier made the two-hour drive from his hometown of Toms River near the Jersey shore, and the veteran third baseman had his own personal rooting section in tow.

With three on and none out in the second inning, Frazier hit a hard grounder up the middle that shortstop Jose Peraza gloved. Peraza quickly stepped on second and threw to first.

Gregorius, who had been on second base, held up when the ball was hit, in case it was caught. He was late to advance, and first baseman Joey Votto’s throw across the diamond caught him in a rundown. Gregorius was called out for running wide of baseline trying to avoid a tag.

“I just tried to get a double play,” Peraza said through a translator.

At least there was some consolation for Frazier — a run scored, rarely seen on a triple play, because Matt Holliday scampered home before Gregorius was trapped.

It was the Reds’ first triple play since 1995, and the first any team has turned against the Yankees since 2011. It was the first time a team scored on a triple play since Seattle against Minnesota in 2006.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi could only hang his head on the dugout railing at the bizarre sequence.

“A strange play,” he said.

Peraza started in place of Cozart. Peraza was part of a three-team trade involving Frazier in 2015.

Montgomery (7-5) held the Reds hitless until Scott Schebler broke an 0-for-20 slump with a leadoff double in the sixth. Montgomery gave up two hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Aroldis Chapman closed for his 12th save in 15 chances, giving the Yankees their fourth win in five games.

Rookie Luis Castillo (1-4) gave up three runs in five innings. Despite the loss, he left with a memory, thanks to Frazier’s ball.

“I will never forget that. Triple play, bases loaded, that’s amazing,” he said. “If double plays the best friend of a pitcher, what about a triple play?”

FAN HIT

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge lined a foul ball that hit a fan sitting beyond the first-base dugout in the eighth inning. The ball left Judge’s bat at 105 mph, and EMTs attended to the man. After a few minutes, with a bloody bandage around his head, he walked to an exit with help.

TRIPLED UP

Officially, the triple play went Peraza to Votto to third baseman Eugenio Suarez and back to Peraza. This was just the second 6-3-5-6 triple play in major league history, according to the Society for American Baseball Research. The other was on June 6, 1970, when Pittsburgh shortstop Gene Alley, first baseman Al Oliver and third baseman Richie Hebner did it on a ball hit by the Dodgers’ Wes Parker. … There have been 712 triple plays in the majors, 30 by the Reds.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Reds: Cozart grounded into a force play as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. He recently came off the disabled list after a strained quadriceps.

Yankees: OF Aaron Hicks (oblique) and 1B Tyler Austin (hamstring) are ready to ramp up their hitting activity. No timetable yet for their return.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Homer Bailey (2-4, 8.56 ERA) won his only previous start at Yankee Stadium in 2012.

Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (6-4, 3.21) has permitted one run in 14 innings over two starts since making the All-Star team.

Reds turn their first triple play in over two decades

Jul 26, 2017 16

NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Frazier got a welcoming introduction from the public-address announcer, a shout-out from the Bleacher Creatures and a warm ovation from his new fans.

Then, with a bunch of family members and friends packed in the stands, he stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded, hoping to do something really special in his home debut at Yankee Stadium.

Oh, he did.

Frazier had an unforgettable first at-bat wearing the pinstripes, grounding into a rare run-scoring triple play as the New York Yankees beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 Tuesday night.

“I might’ve set a record,” Frazier said. “Got to be a record.”

“Can laugh about it now. At the time, I was pretty upset,” he said. “It was just unbelievable. Hopefully, that doesn’t ever happen again.”

Rookie Jordan Montgomery took a no-hit try into the sixth inning , and Didi Gregorius hit his third homer in two games to boost the AL East contenders.

Last-place Cincinnati lost for the 10th time in 12 games. Billy Hamilton’s bid for a tying extra-base hit in the eighth was thwarted when pinch-hitter Zack Cozart, out of the starting lineup to rest his tender quadriceps, hobbled into third.

Cozart, an All-Star shortstop, was pulled as a precaution.

“I’ve kind of asked Zack to try and stay away from exacerbating some things,” Reds manager Bryan Price said.

Back in the Bronx for the first time since the All-Star break, the Yankees brought along Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle, all acquired last week in a trade with the Chicago White Sox.

Frazier made the two-hour drive from his hometown of Toms River near the Jersey shore, and the veteran third baseman had his own personal rooting section in tow.

With three on and none out in the second inning, Frazier hit a hard grounder up the middle that shortstop Jose Peraza gloved. Peraza quickly stepped on second and threw to first.

Gregorius, who had been on second base, held up when the ball was hit, in case it was caught. He was late to advance, and first baseman Joey Votto’s throw across the diamond caught him in a rundown. Gregorius was called out for running wide of baseline trying to avoid a tag.

“I just tried to get a double play,” Peraza said through a translator.

At least there was some consolation for Frazier — a run scored, rarely seen on a triple play, because Matt Holliday scampered home before Gregorius was trapped.

It was the Reds’ first triple play since 1995, and the first any team has turned against the Yankees since 2011. It was the first time a team scored on a triple play since Seattle against Minnesota in 2006.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi could only hang his head on the dugout railing at the bizarre sequence.

“A strange play,” he said.

Peraza started in place of Cozart. Peraza was part of a three-team trade involving Frazier in 2015.

Montgomery (7-5) held the Reds hitless until Scott Schebler broke an 0-for-20 slump with a leadoff double in the sixth. Montgomery gave up two hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Aroldis Chapman closed for his 12th save in 15 chances, giving the Yankees their fourth win in five games.

Rookie Luis Castillo (1-4) gave up three runs in five innings. Despite the loss, he left with a memory, thanks to Frazier’s ball.

“I will never forget that. Triple play, bases loaded, that’s amazing,” he said. “If double plays the best friend of a pitcher, what about a triple play?”

FAN HIT

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge lined a foul ball that hit a fan sitting beyond the first-base dugout in the eighth inning. The ball left Judge’s bat at 105 mph, and EMTs attended to the man. After a few minutes, with a bloody bandage around his head, he walked to an exit with help.

TRIPLED UP

Officially, the triple play went Peraza to Votto to third baseman Eugenio Suarez and back to Peraza. This was just the second 6-3-5-6 triple play in major league history, according to the Society for American Baseball Research. The other was on June 6, 1970, when Pittsburgh shortstop Gene Alley, first baseman Al Oliver and third baseman Richie Hebner did it on a ball hit by the Dodgers’ Wes Parker. … There have been 712 triple plays in the majors, 30 by the Reds.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Reds: Cozart grounded into a force play as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. He recently came off the disabled list after a strained quadriceps.

Yankees: OF Aaron Hicks (oblique) and 1B Tyler Austin (hamstring) are ready to ramp up their hitting activity. No timetable yet for their return.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Homer Bailey (2-4, 8.56 ERA) won his only previous start at Yankee Stadium in 2012.

Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (6-4, 3.21) has permitted one run in 14 innings over two starts since making the All-Star team.

Reds turn their first triple play in over two decades

Jul 26, 2017 13

NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Frazier got a welcoming introduction from the public-address announcer, a shout-out from the Bleacher Creatures and a warm ovation from his new fans.

Then, with a bunch of family members and friends packed in the stands, he stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded, hoping to do something really special in his home debut at Yankee Stadium.

Oh, he did.

Frazier had an unforgettable first at-bat wearing the pinstripes, grounding into a rare run-scoring triple play as the New York Yankees beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 Tuesday night.

“I might’ve set a record,” Frazier said. “Got to be a record.”

“Can laugh about it now. At the time, I was pretty upset,” he said. “It was just unbelievable. Hopefully, that doesn’t ever happen again.”

Rookie Jordan Montgomery took a no-hit try into the sixth inning , and Didi Gregorius hit his third homer in two games to boost the AL East contenders.

Last-place Cincinnati lost for the 10th time in 12 games. Billy Hamilton’s bid for a tying extra-base hit in the eighth was thwarted when pinch-hitter Zack Cozart, out of the starting lineup to rest his tender quadriceps, hobbled into third.

Cozart, an All-Star shortstop, was pulled as a precaution.

“I’ve kind of asked Zack to try and stay away from exacerbating some things,” Reds manager Bryan Price said.

Back in the Bronx for the first time since the All-Star break, the Yankees brought along Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle, all acquired last week in a trade with the Chicago White Sox.

Frazier made the two-hour drive from his hometown of Toms River near the Jersey shore, and the veteran third baseman had his own personal rooting section in tow.

With three on and none out in the second inning, Frazier hit a hard grounder up the middle that shortstop Jose Peraza gloved. Peraza quickly stepped on second and threw to first.

Gregorius, who had been on second base, held up when the ball was hit, in case it was caught. He was late to advance, and first baseman Joey Votto’s throw across the diamond caught him in a rundown. Gregorius was called out for running wide of baseline trying to avoid a tag.

“I just tried to get a double play,” Peraza said through a translator.

At least there was some consolation for Frazier — a run scored, rarely seen on a triple play, because Matt Holliday scampered home before Gregorius was trapped.

It was the Reds’ first triple play since 1995, and the first any team has turned against the Yankees since 2011. It was the first time a team scored on a triple play since Seattle against Minnesota in 2006.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi could only hang his head on the dugout railing at the bizarre sequence.

“A strange play,” he said.

Peraza started in place of Cozart. Peraza was part of a three-team trade involving Frazier in 2015.

Montgomery (7-5) held the Reds hitless until Scott Schebler broke an 0-for-20 slump with a leadoff double in the sixth. Montgomery gave up two hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Aroldis Chapman closed for his 12th save in 15 chances, giving the Yankees their fourth win in five games.

Rookie Luis Castillo (1-4) gave up three runs in five innings. Despite the loss, he left with a memory, thanks to Frazier’s ball.

“I will never forget that. Triple play, bases loaded, that’s amazing,” he said. “If double plays the best friend of a pitcher, what about a triple play?”

FAN HIT

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge lined a foul ball that hit a fan sitting beyond the first-base dugout in the eighth inning. The ball left Judge’s bat at 105 mph, and EMTs attended to the man. After a few minutes, with a bloody bandage around his head, he walked to an exit with help.

TRIPLED UP

Officially, the triple play went Peraza to Votto to third baseman Eugenio Suarez and back to Peraza. This was just the second 6-3-5-6 triple play in major league history, according to the Society for American Baseball Research. The other was on June 6, 1970, when Pittsburgh shortstop Gene Alley, first baseman Al Oliver and third baseman Richie Hebner did it on a ball hit by the Dodgers’ Wes Parker. … There have been 712 triple plays in the majors, 30 by the Reds.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Reds: Cozart grounded into a force play as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. He recently came off the disabled list after a strained quadriceps.

Yankees: OF Aaron Hicks (oblique) and 1B Tyler Austin (hamstring) are ready to ramp up their hitting activity. No timetable yet for their return.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Homer Bailey (2-4, 8.56 ERA) won his only previous start at Yankee Stadium in 2012.

Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (6-4, 3.21) has permitted one run in 14 innings over two starts since making the All-Star team.

Reds turn their first triple play in over two decades

Jul 26, 2017 12

NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Frazier got a welcoming introduction from the public-address announcer, a shout-out from the Bleacher Creatures and a warm ovation from his new fans.

Then, with a bunch of family members and friends packed in the stands, he stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded, hoping to do something really special in his home debut at Yankee Stadium.

Oh, he did.

Frazier had an unforgettable first at-bat wearing the pinstripes, grounding into a rare run-scoring triple play as the New York Yankees beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 Tuesday night.

“I might’ve set a record,” Frazier said. “Got to be a record.”

“Can laugh about it now. At the time, I was pretty upset,” he said. “It was just unbelievable. Hopefully, that doesn’t ever happen again.”

Rookie Jordan Montgomery took a no-hit try into the sixth inning , and Didi Gregorius hit his third homer in two games to boost the AL East contenders.

Last-place Cincinnati lost for the 10th time in 12 games. Billy Hamilton’s bid for a tying extra-base hit in the eighth was thwarted when pinch-hitter Zack Cozart, out of the starting lineup to rest his tender quadriceps, hobbled into third.

Cozart, an All-Star shortstop, was pulled as a precaution.

“I’ve kind of asked Zack to try and stay away from exacerbating some things,” Reds manager Bryan Price said.

Back in the Bronx for the first time since the All-Star break, the Yankees brought along Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle, all acquired last week in a trade with the Chicago White Sox.

Frazier made the two-hour drive from his hometown of Toms River near the Jersey shore, and the veteran third baseman had his own personal rooting section in tow.

With three on and none out in the second inning, Frazier hit a hard grounder up the middle that shortstop Jose Peraza gloved. Peraza quickly stepped on second and threw to first.

Gregorius, who had been on second base, held up when the ball was hit, in case it was caught. He was late to advance, and first baseman Joey Votto’s throw across the diamond caught him in a rundown. Gregorius was called out for running wide of baseline trying to avoid a tag.

“I just tried to get a double play,” Peraza said through a translator.

At least there was some consolation for Frazier — a run scored, rarely seen on a triple play, because Matt Holliday scampered home before Gregorius was trapped.

It was the Reds’ first triple play since 1995, and the first any team has turned against the Yankees since 2011. It was the first time a team scored on a triple play since Seattle against Minnesota in 2006.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi could only hang his head on the dugout railing at the bizarre sequence.

“A strange play,” he said.

Peraza started in place of Cozart. Peraza was part of a three-team trade involving Frazier in 2015.

Montgomery (7-5) held the Reds hitless until Scott Schebler broke an 0-for-20 slump with a leadoff double in the sixth. Montgomery gave up two hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Aroldis Chapman closed for his 12th save in 15 chances, giving the Yankees their fourth win in five games.

Rookie Luis Castillo (1-4) gave up three runs in five innings. Despite the loss, he left with a memory, thanks to Frazier’s ball.

“I will never forget that. Triple play, bases loaded, that’s amazing,” he said. “If double plays the best friend of a pitcher, what about a triple play?”

FAN HIT

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge lined a foul ball that hit a fan sitting beyond the first-base dugout in the eighth inning. The ball left Judge’s bat at 105 mph, and EMTs attended to the man. After a few minutes, with a bloody bandage around his head, he walked to an exit with help.

TRIPLED UP

Officially, the triple play went Peraza to Votto to third baseman Eugenio Suarez and back to Peraza. This was just the second 6-3-5-6 triple play in major league history, according to the Society for American Baseball Research. The other was on June 6, 1970, when Pittsburgh shortstop Gene Alley, first baseman Al Oliver and third baseman Richie Hebner did it on a ball hit by the Dodgers’ Wes Parker. … There have been 712 triple plays in the majors, 30 by the Reds.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Reds: Cozart grounded into a force play as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. He recently came off the disabled list after a strained quadriceps.

Yankees: OF Aaron Hicks (oblique) and 1B Tyler Austin (hamstring) are ready to ramp up their hitting activity. No timetable yet for their return.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Homer Bailey (2-4, 8.56 ERA) won his only previous start at Yankee Stadium in 2012.

Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (6-4, 3.21) has permitted one run in 14 innings over two starts since making the All-Star team.

Brewers hit trio of homers to back Davies' strong start

Jul 25, 2017 14

WASHINGTON — Though Zach Davies showed he’s a triple-threat, the starting pitcher’s best weapon was the one you’d least expect.

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Travis Shaw, Eric Thames and Manny Pina homered, Davies tossed 7 2/3 innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 on Tuesday night.

Shaw’s three-run blast highlighted a four-run fourth inning. Thames and Pina went back-to-back off Edwin Jackson (1-1) in the fifth for the NL Central-leading Brewers.

Milwaukee, which had lost six of seven to open its 10-game road trip, maintained a half-game lead over the Chicago Cubs.

Davies (12-4) allowed three hits and struck out seven against an offense leading the NL with a .278 batting average.

“Everything was working. Everything was in the zone,” said Davies, who won his fifth consecutive decision.

Asked how he’d rate the outing, Davies said, “From seeing the way the ball was moving and the way I controlled it, it was probably my best game of the year so far.”

Davies also drove in the Brewers’ first run when he bunted toward the mound with runners on first and third in the second inning and Pina raced home ahead of Jackson’s throw.

Yet for manager Craig Counsell, the pitcher’s work on the base paths in the decisive fourth inning changed the game.

After Orlando Arcia’s one-out single in the fourth, Davies pushed his sacrifice bunt toward first base and reached on Ryan Zimmerman’s wild throw. One out later, Daniel Murphy fielded Ryan Braun’s grounder behind second base, but a hustling Davies extended the inning by beating the throw to second.

Arcia scored on the play and Shaw promptly delivered his seventh three-run homer of the season for a 5-0 lead. All four runs in the inning were unearned.

“The base-running play (Davies) made was the biggest play of the game,” Counsell said. “You don’t see that that often from a pitcher.”

Bryce Harper’s eighth-inning double off Oliver Drake extended his hitting streak to a career-high 17 games. Harper is batting .426 (29 for 68) during his streak, but he struck out twice in three hitless at-bats against Davies despite a deep scouting report.

“I’ve known Davies ever since we were 10, 11 years old,” Harper said. “Grew up as a shortstop, got to the mound and he’s done his thing this year. Shoot, 12 wins, that’s big time.”

Jackson, who made 31 starts for Washington in 2012, began his second stint with the NL East leaders a week ago with seven solid innings in a win over the Angels. In his encore performance, Jackson allowed seven runs — three earned — in five innings.

“He didn’t have the command that he had last time,” Nationals manager Dusty Baker said of Jackson. “He was wild high and away. The home runs didn’t help. It was a rough night for Edwin tonight.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Brewers: RHP Brandon Woodruff (hamstring) was reinstated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Woodruff allowed eight runs — four earned — and five hits in two-thirds of an inning Monday during a rehab start.

Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg, who left Sunday’s start after two innings with forearm pain, is expected to start Friday against the Colorado Rockies. The right-hander was diagnosed with a nerve impingement that is no longer a problem. “The doctor said he’s doing fine. Hoping he’ll progress enough to make the next start,” Baker said.

DROP DOWN, STEP UP

Thames’ 24th home run came while batting fifth. It marked the first time all season the slugger hit lower than third in the lineup. “Just something a little different. It may be a one-day thing,” Counsell said. “No matter where you hit you take your at-bat. There’s no manual for hitting fifth or manual for hitting second. It’s really just about splitting those left-handers up a little bit.”

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Brewers: RHP Jimmy Nelson (8-5, 3.43 ERA) is 1-1 with a 5.28 ERA in three career starts against Washington.

Nationals: LHP Gio Gonzalez (8-5, 2.83 ERA) has a 2.67 ERA in four July starts, but is 1-3 in those appearances.

Marlins upended by barrage of Rangers' homers in loss

Jul 25, 2017 13

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo homered twice, Mike Napoli and Rougned Odor also went deep, and the Texas Rangers slugged past the Miami Marlins 10-4 on Tuesday night.

When Gallo led off the third inning with a towering blast into the second deck of seats, Marlins right fielder and MLB home run co-leader Giancarlo Stanton never even moved. That broke a 1-all tie and put the Rangers ahead to stay.

Gallo then led off the fourth with a liner into the seats near the right field corner for his 25th homer, and Odor’s 20th came leading off the fifth made it 7-4.

Adrian Beltre was 0-for-3 with the sacrifice fly and a walk to remain at 2,993 career hits with seven games left in the Rangers homestand. His 1,603 career RBIs are 32nd on the all-time list.

Christian Yelich drove in all four of Miami’s runs, including a three-run homer. He also had an RBI on the first of his two doubles to put the Marlins up 1-0 in the first.

Marlins starter Dan Straily (7-6) gave up a season-high six runs and 10 hits over four innings, including three homers.

Cole Hamels (5-1) allowed four runs and six hits over six innings for the win.

Jake Faria gets Rays back on track in close win over Orioles

Jul 25, 2017 10

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tim Beckham’s three-run homer capped a five-run inning for Tampa Bay and rookie Jake Faria pitched into the eighth inning Tuesday night to help the Rays snap a five-game losing streak with a 5-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Faria (5-1) posted his eighth quality start in nine starts, giving up three runs and seven hits while striking out five in 7 1/3 innings.

Alex Colome pitched the ninth for his 29th save after the Orioles got the potential tying run in scoring position in each of the last two innings.

Beckham’s 12th home run was the fifth hit of the second inning off Wade Miley (4-9). Steven Souza Jr., Brad Miller, Adeiny Hechavarria and Mallex Smith all singled and scored in the Rays’ big inning.

Trey Mancini homered for the Orioles.

Jake Faria gets Rays back on track in close win over Orioles

Jul 25, 2017 13

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tim Beckham’s three-run homer capped a five-run inning for Tampa Bay and rookie Jake Faria pitched into the eighth inning Tuesday night to help the Rays snap a five-game losing streak with a 5-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Faria (5-1) posted his eighth quality start in nine starts, giving up three runs and seven hits while striking out five in 7 1/3 innings.

Alex Colome pitched the ninth for his 29th save after the Orioles got the potential tying run in scoring position in each of the last two innings.

Beckham’s 12th home run was the fifth hit of the second inning off Wade Miley (4-9). Steven Souza Jr., Brad Miller, Adeiny Hechavarria and Mallex Smith all singled and scored in the Rays’ big inning.

Trey Mancini homered for the Orioles.