Cal Quantrill contributed with his arm and bat as the San Diego Padres beat Tampa Bay for the first time in over nine years, topping the Rays 7-2 on Wednesday.
San Diego had lost nine in a row to the Rays overall since June 23, 2010, in an interleague matchup that hasn’t occurred too often.
The Padres also posted their first home win over Tampa Bay – they were 0-3 against the Rays in 2004 when Petco Park opened, and had dropped the first two games of this series.
Eric Hosmer homered to help San Diego stop a three-game losing streak. Tampa Bay had won five in row, along with nine straight on the road.
Quantrill (6-3) gave up a two-run homer to Tommy Pham in the first inning, but little else before leaving with one out in the sixth. He allowed three hits and walked one, striking out six.
Quantrill is 4-1 with a 1.32 ERA since the All-Star break. The rookie also had his first major league hit and RBI with a single to right in the second inning.
Rays starter Jalen Beeks (5-2) allowed five runs on eight hits in five innings.
The Padres scored twice on four hits in the fourth to break a 2-2 tie. Luis Urias, who has six RBI in the last two games, doubled and Hosmer hit his 18th homer in the fifth.
Oakland 9, San Francisco 5: Matt Chapman homered twice, including a pivotal drive in the ninth inning that followed a late collapse by Oakland’s bullpen, and the Athletics held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 9-5. Homer Bailey pitched seven scoreless innings and singled twice. Robbie Grossman also went deep and made a sliding catch in left, and Matt Olson added a two-run double to help the A’s earn a split of the two-game series between Bay Area rivals.
Colorado 7, Arizona 6: Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer in the ninth as the Colorado Rockies rallied for a 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. After Trevor Story was hit by a pitch, Arenado launched a fastball from Archie Bradley over the fence in left.
Washington 17, Cincinnati 7: Anthony Rendon, Kurt Suzuki and Adam Eaton hit homers in a 10-run fifth that included an RBI single from Stephen Strasburg, and the Washington Nationals tacked on another six runs in the next inning of what became a 17-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, completing a three-game series sweep. The NL wild-card leaders broke loose against Trevor Bauer for their biggest inning of the season.
Milwaukee 6, Minnesota 5: Rookie Trent Grisham hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5. The Brewers trailed 5-3 when Grisham, batting leadoff in his 11th game in the majors, blasted a 2-2 fastball from Sergio Romo into the right-field stands. Ryan Braun reached on a throwing error by shortstop Jorge Polanco and Hernan Perez singled before Grisham went deep. The Twins hit three homers, extending their major league-leading total to 233.
Texas 7, Toronto 3: Kolby Allard pitched 52/3 innings to win for the first time with Texas, Elvis Andrus had four hits and two RBI and the Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 to avoid a three-game sweep. Nomar Mazara and Danny Santana hit solo home runs as the Rangers wrapped up a three-city trip by scoring more than five runs for the first time in that stretch of road games. The Rangers went 3-6 against Cleveland, Milwaukee and Toronto, winning once against each opponent.
Chi. White Sox 13, Houston 9: James McCann hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the eighth inning and the Chicago White Sox outlasted the Houston Astros 13-9 to win the season series from the runaway AL West leaders. Rookie Eloy Jimenez hit his 20th homer and doubled, and Tim Anderson doubled twice among four hits for the White Sox. Chicago took two of three games from the Astros in a little over 24 hours and finished 4-3 against them this year. Houston has lost three of four following an eight-game winning streak.
NY Yankees 6, Baltimore 5: Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles for the 16th straight time this season, winning 6-5 in their final meeting this year. The Yankees went 17-2 against the O’s, their most wins versus any opponent in a season since going 17-5 over the Kansas City Athletics in 1959. New York’s winning streak is its longest against anyone in a season since a 21-game string over the St. Louis Browns in 1927.
Boston 5, Cleveland 5: Rafael Devers homered and singled, extending his robust hit streak to eight straight at-bats, and Xander Bogaerts connected twice to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Devers went 6-for-6 with four doubles Tuesday night in Boston’s 7-6, 10-inning win. A day later, he singled in the first inning and hit a solo home run in the third before being retired on a comebacker in the fifth.
Pirates 10, L.A. Angels 7: Josh Bell homered and had three RBIs to help the Pittsburgh Pirates rally for a 10-7 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Jose Osuna drove in two runs, and Bryan Reynolds added a solo homer for the Pirates, who have won consecutive games for the first time since July 6-7 against Milwaukee.