Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber and Odúbel Herrera dominated as interim manager Rob Thomson and the Philadelphia Phillies won their season-high seventh straight game, beating the sagging Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Thursday.
Thomson, 6-0 since replacing Joe Girardi, is off to the best start by a first major league manager since Boston’s Joe Morgan won his first 12 games July 15-25, 1988, Elias Sports said. Desk.
The NL Central leaders Brewers lost their worst sixth season in a row.
Didi Gregorius singled, tripled, doubled and pitched a run, and Seranthony Dominguez (3-1) pitched an inning. Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes (3-4) allowed three runs – one earned – in 4 1/3 innings. .
DODGERS 11, WHITE SOX 9
CHICAGO (AP) — Max Muncy opened the game with a three-run homer in the sixth inning after White Sox manager Tony La Russa ordered an intentional walk to Trea Turner with a 1-2 count against southpaw Bennett Sousa .
Muncy had five RBIs in his return after missing 11 games with an inflamed left elbow. He came in hitting .150 to Turner’s .303.
Los Angeles trailed 4-0 before a six-run fifth. Brusdar Graterol (2-2) won and Dylan Cease (4-3) was the loser.
DIAMONDBACKS 5, RED 4
CINCINNATI (AP) — Josh Rojas hit a two-run single for a four-run rally to lead 4-3 in the ninth as the Diamondbacks won a four-game split.
Arizona came in ninth behind 3-1, but got help when Tony Santillan (0-1) threw a wild pitch then threw a bunt for an error,
Mark Melancon (2-6), second of three Diamondbacks relievers, picked up the win. Ian Kennedy threw the ninth for his fourth save, although he allowed Matt Reynolds’ solo homer.
A foul ball in the fourth inning broke the right thumb of Reds receiver Tyler Stephenson, who is expected to miss four to six weeks.
ROCKIES 4, GIANTS 2
DENVER (AP) — Yonathan Daza curled a game-breaking single into right field, capping a three-running fourth inning fueled by three errors. San Francisco committed a season-high four errors, including a pair at fourth by second baseman Thairo Estrada.
Charlie Blackmon had three hits for the Rockies, who are 3-6 against the Giants this season.
Austin Gomber (3-6) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings, and Alex Colomé threw a ninth hit for his third save. Logan Webb (5-2) allowed three runs – two earned – on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.
RAYS 2, CARDINAL 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Shane McClanahan (7-2) allowed one unearned run and two hits in eight innings and struck out nine, earning his fifth straight start as Tampa Bay completed a sweep of three games.
Ji-Man Choi hit a two-run homer in the fourth against Miles Mikolas (4-4), who threw a three-hitter.
Jason Adam worked the ninth for his second save, finishing a game that lasted 1 hour and 54 minutes as the Rays moved a season high of 11 games above .500.
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