2017-07-17 / Sports

Quintana pays quick dividends for Cubs

Dodgers win 9th in a row
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES DODGERS third base coach Chris Woodward (45) congratulates Justin Turner (10) after Turner hit a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Sunday in Miami. 
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES DODGERS third base coach Chris Woodward (45) congratulates Justin Turner (10) after Turner hit a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Sunday in Miami. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE

Jose Quintana dazzled in his debut for the Chicago Cubs, striking out a season-high 12 in seven innings to beat the Baltimore Orioles 8- 0 on Sunday for a threegame sweep.

Acquired by the World Series champions during the All-Star break from the Chicago White Sox for a playoff push, Quintana (1-0) allowed three hits, walked none and joined Matt Garza as the only pitchers in Cubs history to fan 12 in their debut.

Dodgers 3, Marlins 2

MIAMI (AP) - Justin Turner homered and singled to increase his batting average to .374, and Los Angeles won for the 29th time in 33 games, including nine in a row.

Five Los Angeles pitchers combined for 16 strikeouts with no walks. Kenley Jansen got the four outs for his 23rd save in as many chances as the Dodgers (64- 29) climbed 35 games above .500 for the first time since 1977 by completing their big league-high 11th sweep.

Nationals 14, Reds 4

CINCINNATI (AP) - Daniel Murphy hit two of Washington's five home runs and had five RBIs.

Adam Lind and Jose Lobaton added two-run shots and Anthony Rendon had a solo homer, his third home run in two games, to help the Nationals to their fourth straight victory.

Earlier in the day, the Nationals acquired relievers Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle from Oakland for right-hander Blake Treinen and a pair of prospects.

Tigers 6, Blue Jays 5

DETROIT (AP) - Miguel Cabrera walked with the bases loaded in the 11th inning Sunday, giving the Detroit Tigers a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

With the score 5-all, Alex Avila was walked by Jeff Beliveau (1-1) leading off the 11th, Nicholas Castellanos reached on an error by third baseman Josh Donaldron and Lucas Harrell walked Justin Upton and Cabrera,

Rockies 13, Mets 4

NEW YORK (AP) - Ian Desmond provided an instant spark for the slumping Rockies in his return from the disabled list, and Nolan Arenado hit one of Colorado's three homers.

Braves 7, D-Backs 1

ATLANTA (AP) - Matt Kemp hit a three-run homer and Brandon Phillips doubled three times as Atlanta completed a three-game sweep and sent Arizona to its season-high fifth straight loss.

Jaime Garcia (3-7) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings as the Braves (45-45) reached .500 for the first time since April 17, when they were 6-6.

Pirates 4, Cardinals 3

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Adam Frazier's game-ending single capped a two-run rally in the ninth against Brett Cecil (1-3), who also gave up Jordy Mercer's RBI double.

Wade LeBlanc (4-2) pitched a hitless ninth.

Mariners 7, W-Sox 6

CHICAGO (AP) - Nelson Cruz homered on a 3-0 pitch from Chris Beck (1-1) leading off the 10th inning, his 19th home run this season, as Seattle overcame a 5-0 deficit and won its fourth straight. Chicago has lost four in a row.

Astros 5, Twins 3

HOUSTON (AP) - Mike Fiers (6-4) struck out a season high 11 over seven innings, while allowing two runs and four hits. Nori Aoki had two hits and two RBIs.

Phillies 5, Brewers 2

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Rookie Nick Williams hit his first career grand slam - on lefty reliever Tyler Webb's first pitch since he was acquired Thursday from the Yankees for minor league first baseman Garrett Cooper. Williams homered off Webb last month in the minors.

Royals 4, Rangers 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Texas right fielder Shin-Soo Choo lost Lorenzo Cain's routine fly in the sun, and the ball glanced off his glove for a tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the ninth as Kansas City stooped a five-game losing streak overall and a 12-game skid against Texas.

Angels 4, Rays 3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Pinch-hitter C.J. Cron connected for a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth off Adam Kolarek after Andrelton Simmons singled against Jumbo Diaz (1-4).

A’s 7, Indians 3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer got just two outs in a four-run first inning and matched the shortest start of his big league career as the Oakland completed a surprising three-game sweep of AL Central-leading Cleveland, which has lost four straight for the first time since 2015.

Bauer (7-8) allowed four runs, three hits and two walks while throwing just 24 of 43 pitches for strikes in facing seven batters.

Padres 7, Giants 1

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Hector Sanchez and Corey Spangenberg each hit a three-run home run off Jeff Samardzija (4-11), who allowed seven runs and nine hits in six innings. Samardzija is tied with Colorado's Tyler Chatwood for the most losses in the NL.

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