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Mets' 7 home runs offset 4 errors after 11 innings

by The Associated Press | July 20, 2021 at 1:58 a.m.
Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz celebrates in the dugout his home run off Chicago White Sox's Lance Lynn during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, July 19, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CINCINNATI -- Jeff McNeil hit a tiebreaking single in the 11th inning, Kevin Pillar added a three-run homer and New York went deep seven times Monday night to pull out a 15-11 win over the slumping Cincinnati Reds.

Michael Conforto connected twice, including a solo shot that capped a five-run outburst in the 11th as the NL East leaders handed Cincinnati its fourth straight loss to open the second half.

New York shook off a season-high four errors, all in the first two innings. Three were committed by shortstop Luis Guillorme, subbing for injured Francisco Lindor.

James McCann (Arkansas Razorbacks), McNeil, Home Run Derby champ Pete Alonso and Dominic Smith also homered for New York in a game that lasted 4 hours, 45 minutes.

McCann came off the bench in the eighth to twice give the Mets leads that were coughed up by the bullpen.

Tyler Naquin drove in four runs for the Reds with five hits, including a tying single in the 10th.

All-Star outfielder Jesse Winker gave Cincinnati an 8-7 lead with a two-run double in the seventh before handing closer Edwin Diaz his third straight blown save and fourth this season with a tying double in the ninth.

Anthony Banda (1-0) was the winner in his Mets debut.

CARDINALS 8, CUBS 3 Dylan Carlson homered and drove in four runs, Jake Woodford pitched 52/3 strong innings in his first start of the season, and St. Louis beat Chicago. Woodford (2-1), who was recalled from Class AAA Memphis prior to the game, struck out six and didn't allow a walk. Three Cubs errors, including two straight by Javier Baez at shortstop, led to four runs for the Cardinals in the fourth.

NATIONALS 18, MARLINS 1 Jon Lester pitched seven scoreless innings and homered, Juan Soto hit a pair of home runs and Washington beat Miami. Soto continued his torrid post-All Star game pace, going 3 for 4 with 5 RBI and 3 runs scored. He's 10 for 17 (.588) with 5 homers, 11 RBI and 8 runs scored in four games since the break. Lester (3-4) allowed 6 hits while striking out 7 without a walk. He added his fourth career homer and a single for his fourth career multihit game.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

TWINS 3-3, WHITE SOX 2-5 Rookie Gavin Sheets hit a game-ending three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh, giving Chicago a split with Minnesota in the second game of a doubleheader. Minnesota won the opener in eight innings on Nelson Cruz's sacrifice fly.

RED SOX 13, BLUE JAYS 4 Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam, Kike Hernandez drove in three runs with two homers, and Boston snapped a two-game losing streak by drilling Toronto. Rookie Jarren Duran hit his first major-league homer, Dylan Santana and Rafael Devers also went yard, and J.D. Martinez broke out of a slump with four hits for the Red Sox.

TIGERS 14, RANGERS 0 Miguel Cabrera drove in five runs, including a bases-loaded double in a four-run fifth inning, as Detroit routed Texas. The Rangers have lost six straight, the last three by a combined score of 29-0. The last major league team to allow that many runs while being shut out in three straight games was the 1906 Brooklyn Superbas, who were outscored 31-0 between July 6-9.

ORIOLES 6, RAYS 1 Rookie right-hander Spenser Watkins gave up one run in six innings as Baltimore tied a season high with its third consecutive win, this one over Tampa Bay. The 28-year old Watkins, making his third start and fourth career appearance, scattered 4 hits, walked 2 and struck out 7.

ASTROS 4, INDIANS 3 Yordan Alvarez snapped an 0-for-22 slump with at two-run homer to help Houston sneak by Cleveland. The Astros were up by one with one out in the fifth inning when Alvarez connected off rookie J.C. Mejia (1-5) on his soaring shot to the second deck in right field to make it 4-1.

ATHLETICS 4, ANGELS 1 Ramon Laureano hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning as Oakland finally got on the board once Shohei Ohtani left the mound, and the Athletics beat Los Angeles. Laureano connected against Steve Cishek (0-1) after Ohtani left following six innings and eight strikeouts. It marked the Japanese two-way star's second outing on the mound when he also had at least a share of the major league home run lead.

The Minnesota Twins celebrate the team's 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox after a baseball game Monday, July 19, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
The Minnesota Twins celebrate the team's 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox after a baseball game Monday, July 19, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson watches his home run off Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Griffin Jax during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, July 19, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson watches his home run off Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Griffin Jax during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, July 19, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago White Sox players celebrate after Gavin Sheets hit a walk-off three-run home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Monday, July 19, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Chicago White Sox players celebrate after Gavin Sheets hit a walk-off three-run home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Monday, July 19, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Chicago White Sox's Gavin Sheets watches his walkoff three-run home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Monday, July 19, 2021, in Chicago.
Chicago White Sox's Gavin Sheets watches his walkoff three-run home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Monday, July 19, 2021, in Chicago.

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