Sunday, July 16, 2017 1:00 am
Dodgers rookie hits for the cycle
MIAMI – Cody Bellinger became the first Dodgers rookie to hit for the cycle. and Alex Wood became the first Dodgers pitcher in more than a century to win his first 11 decisions in a season to helpthe NL West leaders beat the Miami Marlins 7-1 Saturday night for their eighth straight victory.
Bellinger singled in the first inning, hit a two-run homer in the third, added an RBI double in the fourth and hit his second career triple on the first pitch of the seventh. His triple barely cleared the glove of right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, who tried to making a running backhanded catch.
Wood (11-0) struck out 10 in six scoreless innings.
NATIONALS 10, REDS 7: In Cincinnati, Anthony Rendon hit his second career grand slam and added a two-run homer as Washington held on.
Ryan Raburn homered to lead off the seventh, sparking a seven-run outburst capped by Rendon's grand slam for his 18th homer of the season and a 10-0 lead.
The Reds bounced back for two runs in the eighth inning and five in the ninth, three on Scooter Gennett's 16th homer of the season, before Matt Grace logged his second save in two nights.
MARINERS 4, WHITE SOX 3: In Chicago, Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager homered as Seattle won its third straight game.
TIGERS 11, BLUE JAYS 1: In Detroit, Michael Fulmer pitched eight strong innings, and J.D. Martinez drove in five runs to lead Detroit. Nicholas Castellanos, Miguel Cabrera and Martinez homered for the Tigers.