Braves finish sweep of Phillies



St. Louis Post Dispatch


ATLANTA — Rookie Spencer Strider took a nohit bid into the sixth inning and struck out 10, William Contreras hit a tiebreaking homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. Strider became the fastest pitcher in major league history to 200 strikeouts, accomplishing the feat in 130 innings. He broke the previous record of 1302/3 innings held by Randy Johnson in 2001. The Yankees’ Gerrit Cole (2019) is third at 133 innings. YANKEES 12, BREWERS 8: Aaron Judge hit his 58th and 59th home runs of the season to move within two of Roger Maris’ American League record with 16 games remaining and lead visiting New York over Milwaukee. RAYS 5, RANGERS 3: Christian Bethancourt and Jose Siri hit back-to-back homers over a three-pitch stretch in the second inning, and Tampa Bay beat Texas in St. Petersburg, Fla. TWINS 3, GUARDIANS 0: Joe Ryan pitched shutout ball for the second straight outing to become only the second Minnesota starter to reach the eighth inning this season as the visiting Twins beat AL-Central leading Cleveland. MARLINS 3, NATIONALS 1: Sandy Alcantara pitched his major league-leading fifth complete game, a seven-hitter that led Miami over host Washington to avoid a series sweep. REDS 3, CARDINALS 0: Stuart Fairchild homered and Luis Cessa tossed five shutout innings as Cincinnati shut down Albert Pujols and won at St. Louis. ORIOLES 5, BLUE JAYS 4: Adley Rutschman hit a two-run single in the ninth inning and Baltimore turned the 15th triple play in team history, rallying to win at Toronto and avoid a three-game sweep. METS 7, PIRATES 3: Jacob deGrom struck out 13 batters — the most ever for a Mets pitcher who threw five or fewer innings — but didn’t factor into the decision, when NL East-leading New York beat Pittsburgh to complete a fourgame sweep. RED SOX 13, ROYALS 3: Rafael Devers had four hits and three RBIs, and host Boston beat Kansas City. ASTROS 11, A’S 2: Framber Valdez set an MLB record with his 25th straight quality start, and Yordan Alvarez and Martin Maldonado had four RBIs each to help Houston build an early lead in an home rout of Oakland. ROCKIES 4, CUBS 3: Randal Grichuk had two hits and two RBIs, and Colorado beat Chicago for a rare second straight road win. WHITE SOX 11, TIGERS 5: Andrew Vaughn hit his first career grand slam, and Chicago won at Detroit. ANGELS 5, MARINERS 1: Luis Rengifo hit a pair of home runs for the second time in three games, Livan Soto went deep for the first time and host Los Angeles won its third in a row over wild card-chasing Seattle. PADRES 6, D-BACKS 1: Juan Soto homered for the first time in three weeks and Yu Darvish pitched six scoreless innings, helping visiting San Diego beat Arizona.