MLB September 1 American recap: Mariners extend lead over Jays

Logan Gilbert allowed just two hits in six innings, Julio Rodriguez and Ty France hit back-to-back home runs and the Seattle Mariners shut out the Detroit Tigers 7-0 on Thursday to complete the three-game series sweep.

The Mariners claim their fourth straight victory and are now tied with the Tampa Bay Rays for first place in the draft standings. Both teams are two games ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays, who sit in third place, the last giving access to the playoffs.

Gilbert (11-5) passed nine Tigers batters in the mitt for his first win since July 5, a nine-start streak.

Eugenio Suarez allowed Rodriguez to open the scoring with a single in the first inning.

Rodriguez hit his 22nd homer of the season and France his 17th in the third inning, two solo slaps.

The Mariners added to their lead with a three-run push in the next inning thanks to Curt Casali’s two-run double and France’s good-for-one single.

« We’re playing better and better and it’s the right time, » Mariners manager Scott Servais said. And we can still improve. We have great potential. »

Quebec’s Abraham Toro, playing his third game since his AAA recall, went 0-for-4 but drove in a run on a walk with the bases loaded in the ninth inning.

Tigers left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez (3-4) allowed six runs, five of which were earned, in four innings.

Tigers rookie Riley Greene hit two singles, hitting to safety in his 10th straight game.

Detroit lost by shutout for the 18th time this season.

Haggerty gives his all, but to no avail!

The Red Sox spectacular in their return

The Boston Red Sox completely turned things around late in the game to claim a 9-8 win over the Texas Rangers.

Adolis Garcia made it 8-3 Rangers in the top of the eighth inning with his 22e campaign trail.

The Sox cut that lead to three runs in their turn at bat and in the ninth inning, Rafael Devers drove two teammates home with a double.

Enrique Hernandez followed it up with a single to tie the game. Rob Refsnyder was the hero at Fenway Park when he allowed Devers to cross the plate for the game-winning point. Jonathan Hernandez was responsible for the Sox’s four runs in the ninth inning.

The Orioles show up in the race

The Baltimore Orioles moved within a game and a half of being last drafted by the Blue Jays (70-59) with a 3-0 win over the Cleveland Guardians.

Baltimore (69-61) took advantage of solo homers from Cedric Mullins and Anthony Santander in the first inning to race to victory. Ryan Mountcastle completed the scoring with a solo homer in the fourth inning as well.

The win went to Kyle Bradish (3-5). The right-hander gave up just two hits to the Guardians offense in seven innings of work. He finished his day on the mound with five strikeouts and three walks. In relief, Cionel Pérez and Felix Bautista did not concede any hits.

ContentId(3.1411202):MLB: Orioles 3 – Guardians 0 (Baseball)

Shane Bieber (8-8) inherited the loss despite having a great day at work with 11 outs in seven innings pitched. He gave up six hits, three of which were homers.

The Guardians lead the Central Division by just one small game ahead of the Minnesota Twins and four games ahead of the Chicago White Sox.

Elsewhere in the American League

Royals 1 – White Sox 7

K.C. : Salvador Perez was back behind the plate after being scratched from the lineup on Wednesday due to stiff back. It was 0-for-5.

CHW : The White Sox are 2-1 without Tony La Russa due to health reasons.

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