Scherzer beats old team despite giving up circuit in Soto

New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws in the second inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws in the second inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor homered, Max Scherzer beat his former team and the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 7-3 Monday night for their seventh straight win on the eve of the season debut of the season. ‘as Jacob deGrom.

Washington slugger Juan Soto beat Scherzer (7-2) in what could be his last game with the Nationals. Soto, who has made his other three plate appearances, is perhaps the biggest star who could be dealt ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline.

Several teammates could also leave Washington as the Nationals, which hold the majors’ worst record at 35-69 and have lost four of five, look to sell for the second straight year.

Corbin (4-15), who leads the majors in losses, allowed four runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings while striking out four. He has lost five straight starts, posting a 10.29 ERA during that span.

YANKEES 7, SAILORS 2

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge hit his 43rd major league home run, Jose Trevino had his first multihomer game and the Yankees beat the Mariners in a first game between teams preparing for the playoffs.

Anthony Rizzo began the assault with a three-run homer in the first, and New York notched its 31st straight home win record (41-13), just behind its Big League standard of 47 straight from 1918 -64.

Before the game, the Yankees acquired starter Frankie Montas and reliever Lou Trivino from Oakland, three days after Seattle got Luis Castillo.

After Kyle Lewis’ solo homer in second against Domingo Germán (1-1), Judge hit a two-run drive into the bottom half. Judge also leads the majors with 93 RBIs.

ROYALS 2, WHITE SOX 1

CHICAGO (AP) — Salvador Perez and Whit Merrifield hit solo home runs, Daniel Lynch had a sixth-inning shutout on his return from the injured list and the Royals edged out the White Sox.

Perez threw a monster blast for the second straight game and his third homer in four games after missing 31 games with a left thumb injury and surgery. The seven-time All Star has eight RBIs over time.

Merrifield’s drive into the left-field bullpen against Michael Kopech (4-7) in the sixth might have been his last with Kansas City. A two-time All Star in seven seasons with the Royals, the second baseman was the subject of trade rumors ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.

Tim Anderson and Andrew Vaughn each had two hits against Lynch (4-7), but the White Sox came back to within .500 (51-51). Pinched hitter Gavin Sheets threw a sack fly run in the seventh.

DODGERS 8, GIANTS 2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Trea Turner homered to extend his hitting streak to 19 games, Max Muncy also went deep and the Dodgers beat the Giant.

Freddie Freeman had three hits, including a double, and two RBIs as the Dodgers won for the fifth time in six games to improve to 23-5 since June 30.

Wilmer Flores hit his 16th team-leading home run for the Giants, who are 3-9 since the All-Star break after winning five of their previous six.

Will Smith scored a brace against Giants starter Logan Webb (9-5) in a three-point third in which Los Angeles opened a 2-1 game.

PADRES 4, ROCKIES 1

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Urickson Profar homered for the third straight game and Mike Clevinger threw an impressive seven innings for the Padres, who beat the Rockies in Game 1 of a five-game series.

Trent Grisham also signed on for the Padres, who won just the fourth time in 12 games against the pesky Rockies this season.

Profar homered on Antonio Senzatela’s second pitch (3-6), his third career homer and the first time he’s homered in three straight games. His shot to right field was his 12th.

Profar also made up for it by diving Randal Grichuk’s flowing understudy into left field for the second of the fourth.

Clevinger (3-3) won for the first time in five starts.

RED SOX 3, ASTROS 2

HOUSTON (AP) — Jarren Duran homered and had a career-high three RBIs, and the Boston Red Sox overcame a sloppy pitch early for a win over Houston as the Astros pulled off a pair of moves important one day before the MLB trade deadline.

Houston led 2-1 after scoring twice, thanks to errors in the third inning.

The Red Sox were still trailing by one point when Bobby Dalbec walked to start the fifth. There were two outs in the inning when Duran hit his second homer of the season in the right field seats to make it 3-2.

Duran, 25, put the Red Sox on the board in the third inning when he kicked a run with a double on the ground.

Nathan Eovaldi (5-3) allowed four hits and no earned runs with six strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings for his first win since June 8.

Houston starter Luis Garcia (8-7) had six hits and three runs in seven innings for his second straight loss.

GUARDIANS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 5, 11 SLEEVES

CLEVELAND, AP — Amed Rosario homered early and singled in the winning run of the 11th inning for his third hit of the game as the Guardians beat the Diamondbacks.

Rosario hit a line past a diving Christian Walker to first base and into right field to score rookie Will Benson from third, sparking a celebration behind the mound.

Rosario, who homered for two in the third, doubled up a 1-0 11th pitch from Mark Melancon (3-10), the Diamondbacks’ 10th pitcher. Benson started the inning as an autorunner at second and moved to third on the Austin Hedges bunt.

Steven Kwan walked and stole second, but Myles Straw pulled out before Rosario gave Cleveland their fifth win of the season.

Arizona advanced a runner to third with one out at 11th, but Sam Hentges (3-2) retired Jake McCarthy on a drive line to second baseman Andrés Giménez, and pinch hitter Buddy Kennedy retired.

RED 3, MARLINS 1

MIAMI (AP) — Rookie right-hander Hunter Greene won for the first time in nearly two months, allowing a hit in six scoreless innings to lead the Reds over the shocked Marlins.

Albert Almora Jr. had three hits, including two doubles, in his first game off the injured list. Joey Votto walked twice and scored a single for the Reds, who won their third in a row as they began a 10-game four-city journey.

Cincinnati outfielder Tommy Pham was on the original roster, then was pulled and traded to Boston for a name-or-pay player.

Miami has lost eight straight home games and 11 of 15 overall.

Greene (4-12) struck out eight and didn’t walk. He was 0-5 in eight starts since beating Arizona on June 6.

ORIOLES 7, RANGERS 2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cedric Mullins scored Baltimore’s first game without Trey Mancini, Anthony Santander extended his hitting streak to 12 games with an RBI single and the Orioles tied their 2021 winning total with a win on the Rangers.

Hours after the Orioles traded their longest-serving and fan-favorite player, with Mancini traveling to Houston in a three-team deal, they won their 52nd game to recover over .500 and under of 2 1/2 games of the final joker of the American League. place. Baltimore was 52-110 last season.

Spenser Watkins (4-1) struck out five walks in six innings. The only run allowed by the right-hander was on a Corey Seager solo homer in the sixth inning.

TWINS 5, TIGERS 3, 10 ROUNDS

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gio Urshela hit a game-ending two-run homer in the 10th inning and Jose Miranda had three RBIs as the Twins came back to beat the Tigers and maintain their one-game lead in the ‘AL Central.

Miranda hit a two-run tying single in the eighth, long after Tigers starter Tarik Skubal was retired after five scoreless innings due to left arm fatigue.

Akil Baddoo delivered a go-ahead single at the start of the 10th against Griffin Jax (5-2) against the team that drafted him six years ago.

Miranda responded late in the inning by slotting the auto-runner with a single, then Urshela finished it with her drive high on the grass berm beyond center field against Alex Lange (4-2). That kept the Twins lonely in first place, just ahead of Cleveland after the Guardians beat Arizona in 11 innings.

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