Devers hits grand slam as Red Sox claim big win over Yankees

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Rafael Devers finished the game 5 for 5 at the plate with three runs scored and four RBIs on a busy Saturday of MLB action.

Devers hits grand slam as Red Sox claim big win over Yankees

Rafael Devers finished the game 5 for 5 at the plate with three runs scored and four RBIs on a busy Saturday of MLB action.

Rafael Devers hit an opposite field grand slam in the first inning as the Boston Red Sox jumped into an early lead and cruised to an 11-0 victory over the New York Yankees.

The 21-year-old finished the game five for five at the plate with three runs scored and four RBIs. J.D. Martinez tallied three hits and three runs while Mookie Betts reached base four times and scored twice.

Boston ace Chris Sale threw seven scoreless innings and struck out 11. New York finished the game with only two hits.

Sonny Gray allowed six earned runs and lasted just 2 1/3 innings on the mound. His ERA ballooned to 5.44.

The win moved the Red Sox record to 56-28 while the Yankees fell to 53-27.

LORENZEN GOES BANG

Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen struck a pinch-hit grand slam in the seventh inning against the Brewers. It was his third homer in as many at-bats.

Ben Zobrist was two for two with three RBIs and two walks in the Cubs' 14-9 victory over the Twins.
 

TOMLIN AND ZAGURSKI HAVE BAD NIGHTS

Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin allowed three runs and recorded just one out in his team’s 7-2 loss to the Athletics.

Mike Zagurski surrendered four earned runs and was removed before getting anyone out in the Brewers' 12-3 loss to the Reds.
 

VELASQUEZ STRUCK, MAKES PLAY

Phillies starter Vince Velasquez received a line drive to his throwing arm in the second inning against the Nationals. He still managed to recover the ball and throw out Adam Eaton at first base, but would leave the game after the play.



SATURDAY'S RESULTS

Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Detroit Tigers
Chicago Cubs 14-9 Minnesota Twins
Oakland Athletics 7-2 Cleveland Indians
LA Angels 6-2 Baltimore Orioles
Cincinnati Reds 12-3 Milwaukee Brewers
Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 Houston Astros
Miami Marlins 5-2 New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Washington Nationals
Atlanta Braves 11-4 St Louis Cardinals
Colorado Rockies 3-1 LA Dodgers
Boston Red Sox 11-0 New York Yankees
Texas Rangers 13-4 Chicago White Sox
San Francisco Giants 7-0 Arizona Diamondbacks
San Diego Padres 4-3 Pittsburgh Pirates
Seattle Mariners 6-4 Kansas City Royals


METS AT MARLINS

The Mets will look to turnaround their fortunes after a horror month having registered a 5-21 record in June. The Marlins have won the first two games of this series and will go for a sweep on Sunday when they send Dan Straily (3-3, 4.82 ERA) to the mound. Steven Matz (3-5, 3.69) is set to start for New York, who have lost 10 of their last 11 games.

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