Bosox Top Jays in Extras; Other MLB News
(AP) — The Boston Red Sox have added to the Toronto Blue Jays' misery.
The Blue Jays are 3-12 after Mookie Betts hit a three-run double in the 10th inning to give the Red Sox a 4-1 win at Toronto. The winning rally came after Kendrys Morales extended the game with a ninth-inning homer off Boston closer Craig Kimbrel.
Bosox starter Chris Sale had to settle for a no-decision despite striking out 13 over eight shutout innings.
The Blue Jays have dropped each of their first five series, leading to the worst 15-game start in team history.
In other major league finals:
— The Orioles beat the Reds, 2-1 in Cincinnati on J.J. Hardy's RBI single in the top of the 10th. Baltimore starter Wade Miley served up Joey Votto's homer but combined with two relievers on a two-hitter as the Orioles improved to a major league-best 10-4.
— The Indians have completed a sweep of their rain-shortened, three-game series at Minnesota as Trevor Bauer struck out seven over 6 1/3 innings to lead a 6-2 win over the Twins. Bauer gave up two runs and three hits after entering the game with an 8.44 ERA in two starts this season. Carlos Santana was 3-for-5 with two RBIs to help the defending AL champs improve to 8-7.
— Ryan Zimmerman belted a go-ahead, two-run homer and Stephen Strasburg fanned 10 over seven innings to help Washington complete a three-game sweep of the Braves, 3-2 in Atlanta. R.A. Dickey was the hard-luck loser, yielding just three hits in seven frames.
— Maikel (MY'-kehl) Franco was in a career-worst 0-for-22 slump before hitting an RBI double and a solo homer to lead the Phillies past the Mets, 6-4 in New York. The Mets squandered Neil Walker's three-run blast and lost a series to Philadelphia for just the third time in 18 sets.
— The Brewers lead the majors with 32 homers after slamming three more in a 7-5 win at St. Louis. Jett Bandy and Eric Thames (thaymz) each slammed two-run homers following Travis Shaw's three-run blast. Thames tops the majors with eight home runs after providing the go-ahead shot in the fifth inning.
— Delino DeShields delivered a walk-off single that scored Joey Gallo in the bottom of the 13th to push Texas past Kansas City, 1-0. Gallo's double was the first hit for the Rangers since Jonathan Lucroy's leadoff double in the fifth.
— Carlos Beltran hit his first home run since rejoining the Astros and Jake Marisnick also went deep in a 2-1 win against the Angels. Astros closer Chris Devenski gave up Mike Trout's solo homer and a pair of singles before picking up the save for Lance McCullers, who tossed shutout ball over 6 2/3 innings.
— The Rays were 8-1 winners over Detroit as Steven Souza Jr. fell a single shy of the cycle, delivering a two-run triple and a solo homer. Erasmo Ramirez and two relievers combined on a five-hitter to help Tampa Bay complete a three-game sweep.
— Clayton Richard surrendered nine hits over 6 2/3s but held the Diamondbacks to one run as San Diego earned its second straight win since a five-game skid, 4-1 over Arizona. Wil Myers and Austin Hedges homered to help the Padres gain a split of the four-game set.
— Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer in the seventh as Oakland knocked off Seattle, 9-6. A's emergency starter Cesar Valdez pitched in the majors for the first time in nearly seven years, allowing three runs and five hits in four innings.
A Familia face in Mets' bullpen
UNDATED (AP) — Closer Jeurys Familia worked a scoreless inning for the Mets on Thursday, his first appearance following a 15-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.
The suspension cost over $730,000 to Familia, who led the majors with a team-record 51 saves last season.
In other baseball news:
— Red Sox manager John Farrell says pitcher David Price has been dealing with "soreness" in his recovery from an injured left elbow. Price threw on flat ground for the second straight day Thursday and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session in Baltimore on Friday. Price is in the second season of a $217 million, seven-year contract.
— Cardinals infielder Jhonny Peralta was put on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to Sunday because of an upper respiratory issue. St. Louis recalled left-hander Tyler Lyons before Thursday night's game against Milwaukee.
— The Blue Jays will recall right-hander Mat Latos from Triple-A Buffalo to start against the Angels on Friday. Manager John Gibbons says right-hander Casey Lawrence will be called up to face the Angels on Saturday night. Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez and left-hander J.A. Happ are on the 10-day disabled list.