Owlz rally in the ninth inning to beat Ogden Raptors
Trailing 2-0 in the top of the ninth inning on Wednesday night, the Orem Owlz needed to generate some offense.
In the final frame, Kevin Maitan led off with a single to leftfield. The following batter, Orlando Martinez hit a home run to rightfield to tie the game. A walk, a hit batter, and a fielding error, allowed the game-winning run to score as the Owlz defeated the Ogden Raptors, 3-2, on Wednesday night.
It was the Owlz’ second win of the year. The two teams now travel south to Orem for the Owlz’ home opener Thursday night at 7:05 p.m.
Cubs 4, Dodgers 0: At Chicago, Jon Lester won his fifth straight start, Javier Baez backed him with three hits and two runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Wednesday.
Lester (9-2) gave up five hits over seven innings. Baez had two doubles, a triple and a steal. He also made some solid plays at shortstop and second base.
Kyle Schwarber hit his 14th homer, and Kris Bryant added two hits and an RBI. And the Cubs handed Ross Stripling his first loss since April 30, taking two of three in a rematch of the past two NL Championship Series.
Lester walked three and struck out one batter. Anthony Bass worked the final two innings to finish the six-hitter.
Yankees 7, Mariners 5: At New York, Giancarlo Stanton lined a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and New York erased a five-run deficit to beat Seattle.
Gary Sanchez tied the score with a two-run homer against Alex Colome in the eighth, and the Yankees went on to complete their largest comeback victory of the season.
Didi Gregorius singled with two outs in the ninth and Stanton hammered an 0-2 breaking ball from reliever Ryan Cook (1-1). The drive traveled a projected 453 feet to left-center for Stanton’s first walk-off homer with the Yankees — his previous one came in April 2014 for the Marlins (also vs. Seattle).
Astros 5, Rays 1: At Houston, Jose Altuve homered twice, including the last of three straight by the Astros in the sixth inning, to lift Houston over Tampa Bay.
Twins 4, Red Sox 1: At Minneapolis, Robbie Grossman and Max Kepler homered to back an effective start by Lance Lynn as Minnesota beat Boston.
Phillies 4, Cardinals 3: At Philadelphia, Odubel Herrera hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning, Cesar Hernandez had a two-run shot and Philadelphia beat St. Louis.
Indians 12, White Sox 0: At Cleveland, Corey Kluber became the first pitcher with 11 wins this season and Jose Ramirez and Jason Kipnis hit three-run homers in Cleveland’s victory over Chicago.
Athletics 12, Padres 4: At San Diego, light-hitting Franklin Barreto connected for a 424-foot, three-run home run, one of five long balls Oakland hit in routing San Diego.
Reds 5, Tigers 3: At Cincinnati, Scooter Gennett hit a tying two-run homer, and Eugenio Suarez also connected on the next pitch — a hit originally ruled a double but changed to a homer on review — and Cincinnati swept the two-game sweep against Detroit.
Blue Jays 5, Braves 4: At Toronto, J.A. Happ pitched a season-high 8 1/3 innings to win his fifth straight decision, Kendrys Morales hit a two-run home run and Toronto beat Atlanta for its seventh win in eight home games.
Giants 6, Marlins 5: At San Francisco, Brandon Belt had three hits, Gorkys Hernandez added a two-run single during a five-run sixth inning and San Francisco beat Miami.
Rangers 3, Royals 2: At Kansas City, Mo., Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Rougned Odor homered and Texas extended its winning streak to a season-high five games with a victory over struggling Kansas City.