White Sox wait out 3-hour rain delay, top Cards


ST. LOUIS — Tanner Banks came on after a three-hour rain delay to strike out pinch-hitter Ivan Herrera in the bottom of the 10th inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Saturday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

“I’ve never been part of anything like that before, but I’m happy to have been a part of it.” White Sox Manager Pedro Grifol said. “I’m happy to have been on the right end of that one because that would have been a tough one to lose. There was some good performances. It was a good team win.”

Tommy Pham drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the top of the 10th and the White Sox were an out away in the bottom half when crew chief Dan Iassogna stopped play and called out the grounds crew after John Brebbia threw his first pitch to Nolan Gorman.

“I love the elements,” Brebbia said. “You don’t often get to play when it’s pouring rain because they stop the game, so I try and take every advantage of that as possible. It’s just an absolute disaster when it’s coming down like that. So, you never know what’s going to happen. It’s kind of fun.”

After the delay of 3 hours, 3 minutes, Banks came on and threw four pitches to get Herrera for his first save of the season.

“I came into the game not really thinking about, bases loaded, two outs.” Banks said. “When they called strike three, it was a big sigh of relief because, one, we’d been waiting for forever, but also because we’d won, and that’s the goal. Just to see a plan come together and finish.”

Nolan Arenado singled to first to lead off the bottom of the 10th, and Alec Burleson reached first base on a fielder’s choice to load the bases. Brebbia then struck out Lars Nootbaar and Masyn Winn, who was batting when the downpour began.

“The at-bats, obviously, needed to be better,” Cardinals Manager Oliver Marmol said. “They were frustrated with it. They obviously wanted to come through there, but they didn’t. We had an opportunity to wrap that up, and we missed it.”

Pham singled to left field off Ryan Fernandez (0-1) to drive in automatic runner Rafael Ortega in the top of the 10th.

Michael Kopech (1-3) pitched a scoreless ninth inning.

BLUE JAYS 6, NATIONALS 3 Kevin Gausman pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings, Kevin Kiermaier hit a two-run home run in his return from the injured list and Toronto beat Washington to end a three-game losing streak. Gausman (2-3) allowed three hits while striking out eight. He walked two batters in the first inning, but settled in and later retired 10 in a row — seven by strikeout — before leaving after Luis Garcia Jr.’s one-out single in the sixth. Gausman has given up two earned runs in 24 innings while striking out 21 with five walks over his last four starts.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

CUBS 6, BREWERS 5 Nico Hoerner hit his first career lead-off home run, Christopher Morel hit his third home run in as many games and Patrick Wisdom sent one into the stands as Chicago beat Milwaukee. Chicago tied its first divisional series of the year at one apiece in Manager Craig Counsell’s first series against his former team. Brewers Manager Pat Murphy also returned to the dugout after serving a two-game suspension for his role in a brawl with Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

PIRATES 1, ROCKIES 0 Pinch-hitter Jack Suwinski singled home Connor Joe with two outs in the ninth inning to lift Pittsburgh to a victory over Colorado. Joe led off the ninth against Nick Mears (0-3) with a single and eventually moved to third after walks to Jared Triolo and Oneil Cruz. Suwinski followed with a single to left as the Pirates snapped a five-game losing streak. Jared Jones, Colin Holderman and David Bednar (2-2) combined for a one-hitter as the Pirates won for just the fourth time in their last 18 games.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

GUARDIANS 7, ANGELS 1 Bo Naylor hit his first career grand slam, Austin Hedges had his first home run since June 14 and Cleveland beat Los Angeles. Naylor’s two-out blast in the sixth inning came off Angels starter Reid Detmers (3-3), who had loaded the bases on three walks. The four RBI were a career high for the third-year catcher. Hedges, batting .111 on the season, hit a two-run home run in the second. Ramon Laureano added a home run in the fourth for the Guardians, who have the second-best record in the American League at 21-12.

YANKEES 5, TIGERS 3 Aaron Judge was ejected for the first time in his career in the seventh inning, Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run home run to cap a four-run third and New York beat Detroit. Judge had two hits, including an RBI double to start New York’s rally in the third before getting ejected by plate umpire Ryan Blakney for arguing a called third strike. Judge thought a full count fastball by Tyler Holton was slightly outside and he was quickly tossed after looking back at Blakney. Rizzo followed up his game-winning single by hitting a drive off Casey Mize (1-1) that banked off the side facing of the second deck in right field and caromed into the “Judge’s Chambers” to give New York a 5-1 lead.

  photo  New York Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton follows through after hitting a RBI single in the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Saturday, May 4, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
 
 
  photo  Detroit Tigers Riley Greene (31) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Saturday, May 4, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
 
 
  photo  New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, left, and Aaron Judge (99) argue with home plate umpire Ryan Blakney, center, after Blakney ejected Judge from the game in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Saturday, May 4, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
 
 
  photo  Homeplate umpire Ryan Blakney, right, ejects New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge, left, from the game in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Saturday, May 4, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
 
 
  photo  New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge reacts after striking out in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Saturday, May 4, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
 
 
  photo  New York Yankees pitcher Clay Holmes delivers against the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 4, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
 
 
  photo  New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres completes a double play after forcing Detroit Tigers’ Andy Ibanez (77) out in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 4, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
 
 
  photo  New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, left, removes pitcher Caleb Ferguson, right, from the game in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Saturday, May 4, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
 
 
  photo  Detroit Tigers’ Matt Vierling hits a single in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Saturday, May 4, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
 
 



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