MLB Roundup: Bartolo Colon Becomes Winningest Latin American Pitcher

August 8, 2018 Updated: August 8, 2018    

Bartolo Colon became Major League Baseball’s winningest pitcher from Latin America as the Texas Rangers defeated the visiting Seattle Mariners 11-4 Tuesday night.

It was the 246th career victory for the 45-year-old right-hander, breaking a tie with Nicaragua’s Dennis Martinez. Earlier this season, Colon passed Juan Marichal (243 wins) for the most for a native of the Dominican Republic.

Colon (6-10), making his sixth attempt at the record after going 0-5 since tying the mark on June 30, allowed four runs on eight hits in seven innings. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out one.

Jurickson Profar, Rougned Odor and Adrian Beltre homered off Felix Hernandez (8-10). The Seattle right-hander gave up 11 runs (seven earned) in six innings.

Red Sox 10, Blue Jays 7 (10 innings)

Mitch Moreland hit a go-ahead, three-run homer, and Jackie Bradley Jr. added a two-run blast in a five-run top of the 10th inning as visiting Boston defeated Toronto.

After the Blue Jays’ Justin Smoak tied the game with a homer in the bottom of the ninth against Craig Kimbrel (3-1), Mookie Betts tripled with one out in the 10th against Ken Giles (0-3) when center fielder Kevin Pillar’s diving attempt came up short.

Andrew Benintendi walked, and Moreland hit his 14th homer of the season. Xander Bogaerts singled before Bradley hit his ninth homer of the year. J.D. Martinez homered earlier for Boston, while Toronto got long balls from Devon Travis and Pillar, who went deep in the bottom of the 10th.

Aug 7, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland rounds the bases after hitting a three run home run against Toronto Blue Jays in the 10th inning. (Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports)

Twins 3, Indians 2

Mitch Garver hit a three-run homer, and Eddie Rosario had four hits to lead visiting Minnesota over Cleveland.

Adalberto Mejia (2-0) blanked the Indians on one hit over the first five innings. He walked one and fanned three, including a strikeout of Jason Kipnis for the second out in the fifth.

Mejia appeared to wince after throwing the final strike but stayed in to get Rajai Davis to ground out before leaving the game with what was announced as a left wrist strain. Fernando Rodney picked up his 25th save with a scoreless ninth.

Phillies 5, Diamondbacks 2

Nick Williams homered, and Nick Pivetta pitched six shutout innings as Philadelphia beat Arizona in Phoenix.

Asdrubal Cabrera contributed a two-run double during a four-run eighth inning as the Phillies won for the sixth time in the past seven games. Cabrera and Williams each had two of the Phillies’ six hits.

Pivetta (7-9) allowed five hits, struck out six and walked one. Pat Neshek worked a perfect ninth for his second save.

Aug 7, 2018; Phoenix, AZ; Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Nick Williams flips his bat during an at bat against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning. (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees 4, White Sox 3 (13 innings)

Rookie Miguel Andujar hit a two-out, tiebreaking single in the top of the 13th inning as New York survived a blown save by Zach Britton and pulled out a win at Chicago.

Six innings after hitting a game-tying homer, Andujar delivered his first career RBI in extra innings when he lined a 1-0 changeup from Luis Avilan (2-1) to left, scoring Didi Gregorius from second.

Sonny Gray (9-8) made his third career relief appearance and earned the win. Removed from the rotation in favor of Lance Lynn on Saturday, Gray allowed a hit and a walk in three innings while striking out four.

Angels 11, Tigers 5

Shohei Ohtani’s three-run home run sparked a seven-run first inning, leading Los Angeles to a victory over Detroit in Anaheim, Calif.

Justin Upton also homered for the Angels, who totaled 13 hits, including two each from Ohtani, Upton, Andrelton Simmons, Kole Calhoun and Francisco Arcia.

Andrew Heaney (7-7) got the win despite giving up five runs on eight hits in five innings.

August 7, 2018; Anaheim, CA; Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani at bat in the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Reds 6, Mets 1

Phillip Ervin drove in three runs while Scooter Gennett collected three hits as visiting Cincinnati withstood a lengthy rain delay in the first inning and beat New York.

Ervin and Gennett drove in the first two runs of a three-run first inning before the game was interrupted by a 100-minute rain delay.

Sal Romano (7-9) allowed one run on two hits in six-plus innings for the win.

Padres 11, Brewers 5

Rookie Franmil Reyes hit a two-out, two-run, seventh-inning double to lift San Diego to a come-from-behind victory at Milwaukee.

Reyes lined a Josh Hader 2-1 pitch into left-center field to score Christian Villanueva and Freddy Galvis, breaking a 5-5 tie.

Reyes, who went 3-for-3 with a homer, three RBIs and three runs, and leadoff hitter Manuel Margot played major roles in the Padres rallying from a 4-0, first-inning hole. Margot finished 3-for-5 with a homer, a triple, two runs and five RBIs.

Aug 7, 2018; Milwaukee, WI; San Diego Padres right fielder Franmil Reyes hits an two run double during the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)
Aug 7, 2018; Milwaukee, WI; San Diego Padres right fielder Franmil Reyes hits an two run double during the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

Dodgers 4, A’s 2

Los Angeles won in Oakland, Calif., for the first time since 2001, riding the four-hit pitching of Rich Hill and four relievers to a victory and a return to first place in the National League West.

Austin Barnes squeezed home a run in the second inning, and Enrique Hernandez and Cody Bellinger also drove in runs in the first three innings as the Dodgers knocked A’s ace Sean Manaea out of the game early en route to their second straight win. The Dodgers had lost eight in a row in Oakland.

Hill (5-4), who pitched a half-season for the A’s before getting dealt to the Dodgers in 2016, worked the first 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and three hits.

Astros 2, Giants 1

Tyler White hit a two-run home run with one out in the eighth inning, delivering visiting Houston a victory at San Francisco and a sweep of a two-game interleague series.

It was the second game in a row that Houston overturned a late 1-0 deficit with a home run. On Monday, Marwin Gonzalez’s three-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning gave the Astros a 3-1 win.

Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel allowed just Chase d’Arnaud’s second-inning RBI single in his six-inning outing, while Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner tossed seven scoreless innings.

Pirates 10, Rockies 2

Jameson Taillon threw his second career complete game, both coming this season, and Starling Marte, Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer homered as Pittsburgh beat Colorado in Denver.

Mercer and Harrison drove in three runs each as Pittsburgh ended a three-game losing streak. Taillon (9-8) yielded two runs on 10 hits and a walk with three strikeouts.

Charlie Blackmon had two singles and recorded his 1,000th career hit for Colorado, and Ryan McMahon also collected two hits. Chad Bettis gave up nine runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Aug 7, 2018; Denver, CO; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

Cubs 5, Royals 0

David Bote drove in three runs, and Mike Montgomery pitched six-plus scoreless innings as visiting Chicago defeated Kansas City.

Bote had a two-run triple in the first inning and a run-scoring grounder in the fifth for his first career three-RBI game. He also scored a run in the eighth inning on an Ian Happ sacrifice fly.

Montgomery (4-4) won a start for the first time since June 29. He gave up five hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Carl Edwards Jr., Jesse Chavez and Justin Wilson each pitched an inning in relief to complete the shutout.

Cardinals 3, Marlins 2

Matt Carpenter pulled a tiebreaking homer over the right field fence in the eighth inning as St. Louis rallied to win at Miami.

Miles Mikolas (12-3) earned the win, allowing five hits, no walks and two runs in seven innings. Mikolas, who grew up less than two hours from Marlins Park, struck out just one batter but got 14 ground-ball outs.

Carpenter, who moved into the National League lead with his 30th home run, hit a 3-2 fastball off of reliever Elieser Hernandez (2-6). Carpenter became the first major-leaguer this year to reach 30 homers and 30 doubles.

Aug 7, 2018; Miami; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter celebrates with catcher Yadier Molina after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Rays 4, Orioles 3

Willy Adames ripped a walk-off home run over the left field fence with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting Tampa Bay to a win over Baltimore in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Adames’ homer came off Baltimore reliever Miguel Castro (2-6) and allowed the Rays to snap a three-game losing streak.

Sergio Romo (2-2), the fourth Rays pitcher of the game, retired both batters he faced for the win.

Nationals 8, Braves 3 (Game 1)

Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman hit back-to-back homers in the fourth inning and combined to drive in five runs as Washington defeated visiting Atlanta in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

The Nationals did all of their damage in the fourth and sixth innings, scoring four runs in each frame. Starter Jefry Rodriguez even helped, getting his first major league hit while earning his first win in the majors, throwing five innings of one-run ball.

Zimmerman went 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Harper finished 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs.

Braves 3, Nationals 1 (Game 2)

Ender Inciarte lined a two-run triple with one out in the top of the ninth to give Atlanta a split of the doubleheader at Washington.

The game was tied 1-1 when Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis led off the ninth with consecutive singles off Kelvin Herrera (2-3). With one out, Inciarte lined a triple down the right field line that brought in both runners.

Aug 7, 2018; Washington, DC; Atlanta Braves right fielder Nick Markakis slides across home plate to score a run on a two run triple by Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte (not pictured) against the Washington Nationals in the ninth inning at Nationals Park. The Braves won 3-1. (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

Herrera left the game after the triple. The team announced after the game that Herrera experienced some tightness in his right (pitching) shoulder and that he would undergo an MRI exam on Wednesday.