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Slam! Pollock 8 RBIs, Beaty 7 as Dodgers bop Brewers 16-4

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A.J. Pollock drove in eight runs and Matt Beatty knocked in seven, with both players hitting early grand slams in a startling power show that sent the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Milwaukee Brewers 16-4 on Sunday.

Pollock homered twice and doubled while Beaty went 4 for 6 and scored three times. Their slams came against Alec Bettinger (0-1), who gave up 11 runs in his big league debut after never pitching above Double-A.

This was the first time in franchise history that the Dodgers had two players with at least seven RBIs in the same game. The last time it happened for any major league team was on Aug. 22, 2007, when Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ramon Vazquez each had seven RBIs for the Texas Rangers in a 30-3 blowout of Baltimore.

The last time two Dodgers hit grand slams in the same game came when Adrian Beltre and Shawn Green did it in a 12-3 victory over the Marlins on May 21, 2000.

Pollock’s eight RBIs matched the highest single-game total by any player in the history of American Family Field, which opened in April 2001 as Miller Park. He shares the record with Josh Willingham (2009) and Yasmani Grandal (2015). All three did it as visiting players.

Chris Taylor scored five runs, going 3 for 3 for the Dodgers.

Jacob Nottingham hit two homers for the Brewers, who reacquired him from Seattle earlier in the day.

Julio Urias (4-0) allowed one run in seven innings. He struck out 10 and walked none.



ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – David Dahl and Brock Holt each hit an RBI single in Texas’ three-run eighth inning, and the Rangers took advantage of a costly error by Boston outfielder Alex Verdugo.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa homered to help Texas take three of four from the AL East leaders and win consecutive games for the first time since April 18-19. Josh Sborz (3-1) got three outs for the win, and Ian Kennedy nailed down his seventh save in seven opportunities.

Xander Bogaerts had three hits for the Red Sox, including his fifth homer.

Nate Lowe scored on Dahl’s two-out single off Adam Ottavino (2-2) that tied it at 3.

Joey Gallo and Rangers manager Chris Woodward were ejected by plate umpire Brian O’Nora in the sixth after Gallo disputed a called third strike.


CINCINNATI (AP) – Nick Castellanos hit a game-ending single off Craig Kimbrel (0-1) in the 10th inning to give Cincinnati a wild win over Chicago.

Castellanos finished with five hits and four RBIs against his former team, including two of the Reds’ five homers. Mike Moustakas, Eugenio Suárez and Tucker Barnhart also connected.

Ryan Hendrix (2-0) got the win – fanning pinch-hitting pitcher Jake Arrieta to end the Cubs 10th.

Chicago also went deep five times, but lost for the seventh time in nine games. Kris Bryant homered twice, and Anthony Rizzo, Javier Báez and Ian Happ also went yard.

The Cubs trailed 12-8 before scoring four times with two out in the eighth, tying it when Happ belted a three-run drive off Tejay Antone.


PITTSBURGH (AP) – Carlos Martínez pitched eight marvelous innings, Harrison Bader hit an early three-run homer and St. Louis shut down Pittsburgh for a three-game sweep.

St. Louis has won seven straight against the Pirates and is 20-6 versus Pittsburgh since the start of the 2019 season. The sweep was the second in three series for the Cardinals, who have won eight of 10 overall.

Bader’s home run came in the second off rookie Wil Crowe (0-1).

Martínez (2-4) allowed five hits and two walks. He struck out three and retired his final eight batters.

Alex Reyes retired the side in order in the ninth for his seventh save.

The Pirates hit into three double plays and went 0 for 8 with runners on base.


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