Mlb Roundup Cycle Assists Reds with Running Win Streak

May 7, 2023

Rookie Elly de la Cruz recorded Cincinnati’s first cycle in 34 years as the host Reds recovered from five runs down to tie their modern-day franchise record with a 12th straight win, beating the Atlanta Braves 11-10 on Friday.

Cincinnati had the longest single-season winning streak since 1900 with its 1957 and 1939 clubs.

De la Cruz again electrified the sold-out crowd at Great American Ball Park when he hit a two-run major league homer to spark the early Rally, ending his cycle with a triple in the sixth inning. Joey Votto hit a couple of home runs, including a leadoff shot, a three-run shot by reliever Collin McHugh (3-1) in the Reds’ four-run fifth inning. Cincinnati eliminated the deficits of 5-0 and 7-5.

Reliever Alex Young (3-0) picked up his third win in as many appearances that week. Alexis Diaz scored his 21st save on as many chances. Matt Olson homered twice for the Braves, who had ended their second straight eight-game winning streak this season. Reliever Collin McHugh (3-1) took the loss.

Dodgers 3, Astros 2

Mookie Betts hit a leadoff home run for the 43rd time in his career and rookie Emmet Sheehan completed six solid innings as Los Angeles made the most of Houston to start a three-game series.

Rookie Michael Busch had an RBI double for the Dodgers in a game between the 2017 World Series competitors. the Astros won the title in seven games that year before their championship fell under a cloud following a cheating scandal.

James Outman had three hits and Sheehan (1-0) gave up two runs on three hits en route to his first major league victory. Mauricio Dubon and Kyle Tucker hit back-to-back homers for the Astros in the fourth inning, and rookie JP France (2-3) gave up three runs with eight hits in six innings.

Rays 11, Royals 3

Jose Siri drove in four runs, Zach Eflin stayed flawless at home and Tampa Bay beat Kansas City in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Siri went 3-4 with a three-run, two-run homer. Eflin (9-3) limited the Royals to three runs and seven hits in six innings. He improved to 8-0 with a 2.17 era through eight home starts that year.


Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer and Nick Pratto hit a solo shot for the Royals. Zack Greinke (1-8) allowed seven runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Phillies 5, Mets 1

Trea Turner hit a two-run single, Brandon Marsh added three hits and an RBI and host Philadelphia beat New York for its 14th win in 18 games.

Bryce Harper had an RBI single before being ejected in the seventh inning. The Phillies’ Taijuan Walker (8-3) won his fourth straight start, pitching six innings of one-run ball.

Brandon Nimmo hit a Solo Home Run for the Mets, who lost their third in a row. Kodai Senga (6-5) allowed four runs, two earned, in 5 1/3 innings.


Rangers 4, Yankees 2 (10 Innings)

Adolis Garcia hit a two-run tiebreaking homer over the first length of the 10th inning as visiting Texas beat New York.

Joe Barlow (1-0) stranded Anthony Rizzo in the ninth on base to set up Garcia’s clutch hit. Will Smith delivered a 1-2-3 10th inning for his 14th save in 15 chances as the Rangers earned their fifth win in six games.

Michael King (1-4) served up Garcia’s homer. Anthony Rizzo and Isiah Kiner-Falefa each had two hits and a run for the Yankees, who are 6-10 since losing Aaron Judge to an issued right toe.

Mariners 13, Orioles 1

Logan Gilbert allowed just one two-hit run in seven innings and was the beneficiary of a 17-hit onslaught as Seattle beat host Baltimore.

Tom Murphy and Teoscar Hernandez scored for the Mariners, who won their second straight. Ty France, Eugenio Suarez and Hernandez each scored three goals for Seattle. Gilbert (5-4) walked one and struck out five.

Anthony Santander went deep for the Orioles, who just lost two. Kyle Gibson (8-5) gave up five runs with seven hits in three innings.

Twins 4, Tiger 1

Kenta Maeda pitched five scoreless innings for his first win in two seasons, Max Kepler hit a two-run homer and Minnesota led host Detroit.

Maeda (1-4), who missed last season after Tommy John surgery, was taken off the issued list before the competition. He was out for the last two months with a triceps issue. Jhoan Duran handled the ninth inning for his 10th save as Minnesota pitchers recorded 16 strikeouts. Royce Lewis added a solo homer.

Andy Ibanez had two hits and scored Detroit’s only run. Tigers starter Joey Wentz (1-8) gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits in five innings.

Pirates 3, Marlins 1

Carlos Santana hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the ninth inning as Pittsburgh snapped a 10-game losing streak by rallying against Miami.

The Pirates were trailing 1-0 in the ninth inning before closing in on the Marlins’ best, A. J. Puk (3-2), who made it on 10 of his 11 save chances. Marlins second baseman Luis Arraez went 3-4 to increase his major league-leading batting average.402.

Miami starter Jesus Luzardo remained without a decision despite nine strikeouts and only one walk in seven scoreless innings.

Padres 13, Nationals 3

Joe Musgrove allowed only one run, as he went seven innings for the first time this season as San Diego beat visiting Washington.

Musgrove (6-2) scattered six hits and struck out seven with no walks. Ha-Seong Kim, Xander Bogaerts and Juan Soto each drove in three runs for the Padres, who have accumulated 23 runs and 26 hits in the last two games.

Michael Chavis homered for the Nationals, who have lost 15 of the last 18 games. Patrick Corbin (4-9) gave up seven runs with seven hits in five innings.

Giant 8, Diamond Back 5

Michael Conforto hit a pair of two-run doubles, Patrick Bailey hit a two-run home Run and San Francisco beat Arizona.

Logan Webb (7-6) allowed four runs (three earned) in seven innings and helped the Giants to their 11th win in 12 games. Camilo Doval scored a scoreless ninth for his 21st save.

Corbin Carroll had a double and a single for the Diamondbacks, who lost for only the third time in eight games. Zach Davies (1-4) was tagged for six runs with six hits in four-plus innings.

Athletics 5, Blue Jays 4

Shea Langeliers hit the Solo Home Run in the ninth inning and Oakland won at Toronto to end an eight-game losing streak.

JJ Bleday hit a two-run homer and had three RBIS for the athletics. Langeliers also had an RBI single. Oakland’s Lucas Erceg (2-0) beat the team to victory in game eight, and Trevor May scored his fourth save.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a three-run homer for Toronto, his first home run of the season. Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano (3-3) took over in the ninth. George Springer made a great catch early in the Inning, but Langeliers followed suit with his ninth homer of the season.

Brewer 7, Keeper 1

Willy Adames hit two home runs to highlight a four-hit, five-RBI performance, and Wade Miley pitched six scoreless innings to lift Milwaukee above host Cleveland.

The contest entry was stuck in a 7-for-42 (.167), Adames ripped an RBI single in the first inning, a three-run homer in the sixth and a solo homer in the ninth. Miley (5-2) scattered three hits and struck out three without walking a batter to win her second straight start.

Jose Ramirez scored for the Guardians, who saw their high bond of the season, a streak of four consecutive wins ended. Shane Bieber (5-5) gave up four runs in five innings.

Red Socks 3, White Socks 1

Brayan Bello got off to a strong start and Rafael Devers hit a two-run homer as Boston ended a two-game losing streak by beating host Chicago.

Devers broke a 1-1 tie with his 18th homer of the season in the fourth inning. Bello (5-4) limited the White Sox to one run on six hits in 6 2/3 innings.

White Sox starter Lucas Giolito (5-5) allowed three runs (one earned) and struck out 10 in six innings. Chicago’s run came on Tim Anderson’s sacrificial fly.

Rockies 7, Angels 4

Elias Diaz won a Grand slam in the eighth inning and Colorado ended an eight-game losing streak by beating Los Angeles in Denver.

Diaz, Elehuris Montero and Coco Montes each had three hits and Jurickson Profar also homered for Colorado. Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout homered for the Angels, who lost their third straight game after winning 11 of their previous 14.

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