BALTIMORE – Masahiro Tanaka returned from the disabled list to start for the first time in a month on Tuesday, but the Baltimore Orioles spoiled his comeback by ending the night with a 6-5 walk-off victory over the New York Yankees.
Tanaka lasted just 4⅓ innings in his first start since June 8, and Jonathan Schoop’s two-out, bases-loaded single off Dellin Betances (1-3) in the ninth gave the Orioles their first walk-off win since Opening Day.
Tanaka, who was placed on the DL on June 9 with strains in both hamstrings, gave up three runs and six hits, including the first of two homers by Manny Machado in the fifth inning. He walked two and struck out five in an 80-pitch outing.
Tanaka also surrendered a two-run double to Joey Rickard in the fourth, as the home team got on the scoreboard first at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
“Personally I felt it went all right,” said Tanaka, whose record is unchanged at 7-2 after a no-decision.
“I got unlucky with those two runs in the fourth but I have no excuse (about Machado’s game-tying solo shot in the fifth). I’m frustrated at myself.”
The Yankees turned the game around in the top of the fifth thanks to a three-run homer by Greg Bird, but Machado’s solo shot on a first-pitch cutter erased their 3-2 lead. Machado, who went 3-for-4, hit a two-run homer in the seventh that made it 5-5.
Orioles lefty Zach Britton (1-0) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win.
With his contract due to expire after this season and the Orioles seemingly unwilling to pony up the money to keep him in Baltimore, Machado appears destined to be shipped to another team before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
“It crosses my mind, I’m not going to lie,” Machado said. “You just try to enjoy your moment, try to enjoy the season like I have since Day 1. You try to take it all in. Nobody ever wants to think about that day.”
Especially Schoop, who considers Machado his closest friend on the team.
“You hear the rumors, but I don’t want to think about it,” Schoop said. “I just want to go out there and enjoy him while we can.”
Angels 9, Mariners 3
In Anaheim, Kole Calhoun and Andrelton Simmons each had three hits and two RBIs to lead the Angels over Seattle.
Shohei Ohtani returned to the designated hitter’s spot and went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a walk for Los Angeles.
Ohtani, who hit a game-winning, pinch-hit homer on Sunday, singled in the eighth for his only hit of the day in a 22-hit slugfest in which every player in the Angels’ starting lineup had at least one hit.
Astros 6, Athletics 5 (11)
In Houston, Alex Bregman homered twice and his tapper just in front of the plate in the 11th inning led to a bizarre play that ended the game, as catcher Jonathan Lucroy’s throwing error handed the Astros a wild victory over Oakland.
Justin Verlander pitched six sharp innings and Houston took a 4-0 lead into the ninth before the Athletics tied it.
Red Sox 8, Rangers 4
In Boston, Andrew Benintendi bolstered his All-Star credentials with a pair of doubles and two RBIs in his final game before fan votes are tallied, and the Red Sox extended their winning streak to eight games.
Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a pair of RBI doubles and Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run triple as Boston scored five runs in the third and won for the 15th time in 18 games.
Rays 5, Tigers 2
In St. Petersburg, Florida, Wilson Ramos slugged a three-run homer to help the Rays beat Detroit.
Tampa Bay moved three games above .500 for the first time since Aug. 6 of last year after posting its 13th win in the team’s last 14 home games.
Royals 9, Twins 4
In Minneapolis, Adalberto Mondesi had a three-run homer and a career-high four RBIs to help Kansas City snap a 10-game skid.
The Royals scored more than five runs for the first time since June 4 and improved to 26-65 overall, percentage points ahead of Baltimore to avoid owning baseball’s worst record.
Phillies 7, Mets 3
In New York, Enyel De Los Santos won his major league debut and Philadelphia got home runs from Maikel Franco and Odubel Herrera in a victory over the Mets.
Franco drove in four runs as the Phillies, who began the day tied with Atlanta atop the NL East, won for the 10th time in 13 games. Nick Williams had three hits and two RBIs, and Rhys Hoskins also got three hits.
Brewers 8, Marlins 4
In Miami, Christian Yelich had three hits and four RBIs, Travis Shaw homered and Milwaukee defeated Miami.
Shaw and Tyler Saladino had two RBIs each, and the Brewers won for the seventh time in nine games. Jhoulys Chacin (8-3) allowed four runs and seven hits in 5⅔ innings. He struck out three and walked three.
Nationals 5, Pirates 1
In Pittsburgh, Anthony Rendon hit a two-run homer, Daniel Murphy doubled twice and had four hits, and Washington beat the Pirates.
Rendon belted his 13th homer off starter Joe Musgrove (3-4) in the fifth inning, and the Nationals added three more runs in the sixth against the bullpen.
Padres 4, Dodgers 1
In San Diego, rookie left-hander Eric Lauer came within one out of his first career complete game before allowing Max Muncy’s home run, and Wil Myers homered for the sixth time in four games to lead the Padres.
Lauer (5-5) took a three-hit shutout into the ninth inning, facing the heart of Los Angeles’ order after having thrown 101 pitches. He got Enrique Hernandez to fly out to center and Justin Turner to fly out to deep left before Muncy drove a 1-1 pitch into the seats in left for his 21st of the season.
Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 3
In Denver, David Peralta and A.J. Pollock homered in Arizona’s four-run seventh inning, and the Diamondbacks won for the fourth straight time at Coors Field.
Arizona was held in check by Colorado starter Tyler Anderson but a high pitch count ended his night after six innings. The Diamondbacks then pounced on the Rockies’ bullpen in the seventh.
Cubs 2, Giants 0
In San Francisco, Victor Caratini hit an RBI double during a decisive seventh inning, helping Chicago back Jose Quintana in a close game.
A night after losing 2-1 in 11 innings despite a strong start from Kyle Hendricks, the Cubs had enough offense for Quintana (8-6). The left-hander allowed three hits in six scoreless innings to beat the Giants for the first time in his career after going 0-3 with a 5.82 ERA over his first three starts.
Blue Jays 6, Braves 2
In Atlanta, Russell Martin’s sharp single in Toronto’s five-run eighth drove in the go-ahead run, Marcus Stroman pitched seven strong innings, and the Blue Jays beat the Braves to knock them out of first place.
Atlanta, which has lost six of its last seven, fell to second in the NL East after beginning the day tied with Philadelphia for the lead. The Braves had held at least a share of first since May 30.
Reds 7, Indians 4
In Cleveland, Joey Votto hit a go-ahead three-run double during a seven-run ninth inning and the Indians bullpen wasted a gem from Trevor Bauer.
Bauer was brilliant, striking out 12 over eight scoreless innings in his first appearance since being named to the All-Star team for the first time. The right-hander allowed three singles, walked one and didn’t allow a hit until Jesse Winker hit a one-out single in the fifth.
Cardinals 14, White Sox 2
In Chicago, Dexter Fowler broke out of a slump with his fourth career grand slam, Miles Mikolas tossed six innings of three-hit ball and St. Louis routed the White Sox
Kolten Wong had four hits, including a two-run homer and a double, as every Cardinals starter except All-Star catcher Yadier Molina got at least one hit. Jose Martinez had three hits and two RBIs.