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Triple play, grand slam lift Chisox...Yanks hammer Birds again...Rays hammer Dodgers

May 23, 2019

HOUSTON (AP) _ Eloy Jiménez homered twice and the Chicago White White Sox turned the majors’ first triple play of the season in a 9-4 victory over the Houston Astros. Third baseman Yoan Moncada grabbed Jake Marisnick’s third-inning grounder to start a 5-4-3 triple play. Charlie Tilson’s first career homer was a grand slam in Chicago’s six-run sixth.

BALTIMORE (AP) _ Gleyber (GLAY’-bur) Torres belted two of the New York Yankees’ five home runs in a 7-5 win at Baltimore. Gary Sanchez, DJ LeMahieu and Thairo (TY’-roh) Estrada also connected for the Yanks, who have homered 33 times while winning nine of 11 from the Orioles this season. CC Sabathia moved to 3-1 despite yielding five runs and six hits, including home runs by Richie Martin and Renato Núñez.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ The Tampa Bay Rays rolled to an 8-1 pounding of the Los Angeles Dodgers as Avisail (av-ih-sah-EEL’) Garcia and Kevin Kiermaier each hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning. Kiermaier also made a rocket throw from center field to cut down Cody Bellinger at home plate, keeping the score tied 1-all in the sixth. Tommy Pham homered for the Rays, and Brandon Lowe (low) singled in the tiebreaking run to spark a seven-run seventh.

CHICAGO (AP) _ Albert Almora Jr. hit his first career grand slam and the Chicago Cubs rallied from an early three-run deficit with three homers to beat the Phillies, 8-4. Anthony Rizzo tied it with a two-run blast in the third inning, and Javier Báez added a solo shot in the seventh after being held out of the previous two games with a bruised right heel. Tyler Chatwood earned the win with four innings of one-run, three-hit relief.

MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Yasmani Grandal (yahs-MAH’-nee grahn-DAHL’) smacked a two-run homer while the Milwaukee Brewers scored five times in the sixth inning to rally past Cincinnati, 11-9. Keston Hiura (hee-OOR’-uh) and Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) also homered to help the Brewers storm back from a 6-1, third-inning deficit. Jose Arcia (AHR’-see-uh) had three RBIs for Milwaukee, which played its second straight game without Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) while he deals with back spasms.

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