The Kansas City Royals scored an impressive 11 points in a single inning en route to a 13-12 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
Mitch Haniger hit two singles in the fifth inning as the Mariners scored eight runs to build an 11–2 lead over their day’s rivals.
Luis Castillo struggled on the mound in the sixth inning, however, and Michael Massey drove in four runs for Kansas City in the Royals’ most productive inning since 2004.
The Royals had seven hits and five runs off four pitchers in that inning.
The loss was costly for the Mariners as they occupied the last place among American-drafted teams to reach the playoffs. They lead the Orioles by four games with an 83–69 record.
The rain is pouring in… and the judges stay on 60cc
Aaron Judge was the next batter to come to the plate for the New York Yankees before their duel against the Boston Red Sox was called after six innings.
So the Yankees signed off with a 2–0 victory on Sunday, even though the teams didn’t reach the ninth inning.
The American East section leaders swept their series against their historic rivals.
A 61st long ball would have allowed Judge to tie Roger Maris’ American League record.
As the fight sold out in front of 46,707 fans, many stayed to hear the decision and, most of all, missed the judge’s presence at bat. Many spectators condemned the officials’ decision to postpone the match at 9:15 p.m., moments before the storm hit the stadium.
In three at bats, Judge hit a double, walked and looked to have caught a slap to center field.
This was Judge’s last chance to equal Maris before the series was eliminated. The New York club will travel to Toronto on Monday to face the Blue Jays. They would return to New York for the final three games at home against the Baltimore Orioles from September 30 to October 2.
Since hitting his 60th home run on Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the closest Judge has come to breaking Maris’ record — set in 1961 — was with a 404-yard strike into right field on Thursday.
Moments before play was suspended, Rob Refsnider, an outfielder for the Red Sox, was unable to grab a candle hidden among raindrops. The error allowed Aaron Hicks, stationed at first base, to score and double his team’s lead.
Red Sox starting pitcher Brian Bello then struck out Oswald Peraza, ending the sixth inning as Judge prepared to pitch.
Elsewhere in MLB
Astros 6 – Orioles 3
HOU: Cristian Javier shuts out his rivals in six innings
Child: Austin Voth allowed one run in five innings
Cubs 8 – Pirates 3
CHC: Patrick Widom hit and drove in three runs
PIT: Luis Ortiz allowed one run in 4 2/3 innings
Nationals 6 – Marlins 1
WAS: Joey Meneses finished the game with two RBI.
MIA: Edward Cabrera allowed three runs over three and two-thirds innings
Brewers 1 – Reds 2
MIL: Freddie Peralta only worked for two rounds
CIN: Nick Lodolo strikes out six batters in six innings
Angels 10 – Twins 3
LAA: Circuit 37 of the season for Mike Trout
Min: Dylan Bundy allowed five runs, including four earned, in 3 1/3 innings
Tigers 4 – White Sox 1
DET: Tyler Alexander held the White Sox to one run in six innings
CWS: Dylan Cease defeats Tigers in six innings
Guardians 10 – Rangers 4
CLE: Steven Kwan gets five points including four thanks to a grand slam
TEX: Cole Ragans gave up three earned runs in five innings
Padres 13 – Rockies 6
SD: Manny Machado finished the game with three RBI.
Colonels: Kyle Freeland allowed seven points in two sets and two thirds
Giants 3 – Diamondbacks 2
SF: Jacob Junis pitched five more third innings, striking out seven batters.
ARI: Pavin Smith scored both the points for his team
Cardinals 1 – Dodgers 4
STL: Adam Wainwright gives up four runs in three innings
Lad: Michael Grove allowed one run in five innings
Braves 8 – Phillies 7
ATL: Dansby Swanson finished with three RBI.
PHI: Two Kyle Schwarber circuits to bring his total to 42 this season
Mets 13 – Athletics 4
NYM: Pete Alonso had a good day with five RBI.
Oak: Three RBI game for Conner Capel