Dodgers rally, hang on in 10th


Sports Desk

Gavin Lux homered twice, including a three-run shot in the top of the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from a four-run deficit for a 10-9 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night in Phoenix.
Lux went 3-for-5 with five RBIs and three runs in his first career multi-home run game. He hadn’t homered in 27 at-bats this year before Tuesday.
The Dodgers (31-12) scored four runs (two unearned) in the 10th off Diamondbacks reliever Yoan Lopez (0-1). Kenley Jansen, the Dodgers’ closer, worked 1 1/3 innings for the win to improve to 3-0. However, he gave up Christian Walker’s two-run home run and David Peralta’s two-out, run-scoring single in the bottom of the 10th before getting the final out.
Arizona (15-28) had the winning run at the plate and the tying run on base but lost its fourth consecutive game.
Padres 14, Rockies 5
San Diego spotted visiting Colorado a three-run lead in the top of the first, then stormed back with five runs in each the first and second innings — featuring a grand slam by Wil Myers and a three-run shot by Austin Nola — in a blowout win.
Myers also hit a solo homer in the seventh to give him 11 homers on the season. Manny Machado added three hits and two RBIs for San Diego. Mike Clevinger (2-2) allowed four runs with eight strikeouts over five innings to earn his first win as a Padre.
However, Rockies starter Chi Chi Gonzalez (0-1) was charged with four runs without allowing a hit, and reliever Jose Mujica served up the slam to Myers on his second pitch in the major leagues.
Nationals 5, Rays 3
Washington scored four early runs, Anibal Sanchez won for the second time in his last four starts and the Nationals held on in a victory over visiting Tampa Bay.
Brock Holt was 2-for-4 with a run and a double, and Trea Turner (double, stolen base), Carter Kieboom (double) and Juan Soto each had a hit, run and an RBI for the Nationals, who swept the two-game series.
Tampa Bay’s Ryan Yarbrough (0-3) returned from the injured list and wasn’t sharp after an 11-day absence. The left-hander allowed four runs on six hits in 2 2/3 innings and tossed 70 pitches.
Royals 8, Indians 6
Maikel Franco’s sacrifice fly plated the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as Kansas City snapped a seven-game losing streak with a victory over Cleveland.
Whit Merrifield crushed a three-run homer and Nicky Lopez joined Franco with two RBIs for the Royals, who posted their first win since a 2-1 victory over Cleveland on Aug. 31.
Francisco Lindor and Carlos Santana each belted a two-run homer and Sandy Leon also went deep for the Indians, who saw their three-game winning streak come to a halt.
Pirates 5, White Sox 4
Jason Martin scored the winning run in the ninth inning for a Pittsburgh victory when catcher Yasmani Grandal dropped a toss home, ending visiting Chicago’s four-game winning streak.
Jacob Stallings had an RBI double, Ke’Bryan Hayes stroked a run-scoring triple, and Kevin Newman and Erik Gonzalez each hit RBI singles for Pittsburgh.
Grandal hit a two-run homer and Yoan Mancada added an RBI single for the White Sox.
Twins 7, Cardinals 3 (Game 1)
Josh Donaldson smacked a three-run homer to power visiting Minnesota past St. Louis in the first half of an interleague doubleheader.
Miguel Sano hit a two-run homer and Nelson Cruz hit a solo shot as the Twins won for the seventh time in their last eight games. They won their third straight game against the Cardinals.
Winning pitcher Jose Berrios (4-3) allowed three runs on four hits in five-plus innings. Losing pitcher Carlos Martinez (0-2) allowed four runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings in his first outing since recovering from COVID-19.
Cardinals 6, Twins 4 (Game 2)
Matt Carpenter triggered a five-run rally to lead St. Louis past visiting Minnesota 6-4 in the second half of their twin bill.
Sep 8, 2020; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers base runner A.J. Pollock scores ahead of the tag by Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Daulton Varsho in the tenth inning at Chase Field.