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Cardinals 7, Blue Jays 3 (10 innings)

Paul Goldschmidt hit a walkoff grand slam in the 10th inning Monday night, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

“I was just trying to make sure I could put something in play,” Goldschmidt said. “I was able to get enough of it to get it out of there.”

St. Louis native David Phelps (0-1) began the 10th and a wild pitch sent pinch-runner Lars Nootbaar — who was on second as the automatic runner — to third. After striking out two, Phelps walked Tommy Edman. Ryan Borucki, the sixth Toronto pitcher, came in and walked pinch-hitter Edmundo Sosa.

Goldschmidt, who sat out Sunday, struck out three times and hit into a double play in his previous four at-bats.

“You don't have any other choice,” Goldschmidt said. “I had five outs in four at-bats. That's not what you want to do. I was preparing for the at-bat. It was pretty cool.”

Indeed.

Goldschmidt sent a 1-2 pitch over the left field fence for his seventh homer. It was his seventh career grand slam, his seventh career winning homer and his seventh extra-inning home run. It extended his hitting streak to 15 games.

“To start the game the way he did and then to stay locked in enough to take that at-bat and win that game is impressive,” St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol said. “What's cool about today is he strikes out several times and he's still in the dugout upbeat, smiling and having fun. That's a player that's confident in what he's able to do. That was fun to watch today.”

Not so much, though, for Toronto.

“They're human beings,” Blues Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said. “They're going to feel it. Every game is close. I believe in my guys. I know they're going to get hot. We're just not swinging the bats right now. We had a chance. We just didn't come up with the big hits again.”

It was the first walkoff grand slam in St. Louis since April 27, 2017, when Matt Carpenter hit one against Toronto.

Genesis Cabrera (2-1) was the fifth St. Louis pitcher and pitched the 10th inning to pick up the victory as the Cardinals won their fourth straight overall and improved to 1-1 in extra innings.

George Springer homered for Toronto, which fell to 1-2 in extra-inning games.

Each team scored twice in the seventh to chase the starting pitchers.

Miles Mikolas pitched 6 2/3 innings before giving way to rookie reliever Andrew Pallante, who came in to a bases-loaded situation. Mikolas filled the bases on a single and a walk before hitting a batter. Pallante walked Springer and Santiago Espinal, giving Toronto a 3-1 lead before getting out of the jam.

Rookie Juan Yepez hit his fourth home run with one out in the seventh off Jose Berrios, who then gave up two singles.

“We love this sport,” Berrios said. “We'll keep grinding. We'll keep pushing. It's tough when we lose, but that's part of the game. We know we can play better out there. We'll keep trying and working as a team.”

Adam Cinder relieved and allowed a run-scoring single by Harrison Bader before getting a double play.

The Blues Jays tied it at 1 when Springer led off the sixth with a homer to left.

The Cardinals struck for a run in the second on a one-out run-scoring double by rookie Brendan Donovan. Nolan Arenado led off the inning with a single.

Diamondbacks 9, Royals 5

Christian Walker and Pavin Smith homered, Ketel Marte’s two-run double broke a fourth-inning tie and Arizona beat Kansas City in Zack Greinke’s return to Chase Field.

Greinke (0-3) gave up seven earned runs, two homers and four walks for the Royals — all season highs.

Whit Merrifield, Bobby Witt Jr. and Hunter Dozier hit solo homers 13 pitches into the game, and the Royals added another run in the first inning for a 4-0 lead before falling apart for the second consecutive day.

Kansas City, which has lost five in a row and seven of nine, failed to hold a 6-0 lead after seven innings in a 7-6 home loss to Minnesota on Sunday.

J.B. Wendelken (1-1) got out of a bases-loaded situation after replacing injured starter Zach Davies in the fourth inning for the Diamondbacks, who have won four of five.

Davies gave up eight hits and five runs before being knocked out of the game with a bruised right leg when he was struck by Witt’s line drive.

Greinke pitched his first game at Chase Field since July 2019, before Arizona traded him to Houston. He joined the Diamondbacks on a six-year, $206.5 million contract in 2016.

American League

Guardians 6, Astros 1

José Ramírez homered with four RBIs and Triston McKenzie pitched seven sharp innings to help Cleveland top Houston.

Ramírez had two hits, highlighted by a two-run shot in the fifth inning that pushed the lead to 4-0.

McKenzie (3-3) allowed just three hits as he pitched a season-high seven innings for his second straight start. The only run he allowed came on a solo homer by Alex Bregman to start the seventh.

Houston starter Luis Garcia (3-3) allowed five hits and four runs, two of which were earned, but the other two came because of his throwing error in the third.

Twins 5, Tigers 4

Gio Urshela hit an infield single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Minnesota a win over Detroit.

Urshela hit a grounder to Tigers shortstop Javier Báez, who couldn’t make a play. That allowed Max Kepler — who hit a grand slam in the first inning of Monday’s game — to score the winning run. It’s the second time this season the Twins have walked off the Tigers at Target Field. Minnesota won in walk-off fashion on a bizarre series of plays April 26 against Detroit.

Emilio Pagan (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win. Andrew Chafin (0-1) took the loss.

Kepler’s grand slam was the 1,000th home run hit by the Twins at Target Field since the stadium opened in 2010.

Mariners 7, Athletics 6

Prized rookie Julio Rodríguez homered at home for the first time, a three-run shot to give Seattle an early lead, and the Mariners won their 13th straight over Oakland.

Cal Raleigh and Eugenio Suárez each added a two-run homer as the Mariners extended their domination of the A’s dating to last season. Seattle went 15-4 against Oakland last year and hasn’t lost to the A’s since July 22, 2021.

All the Seattle home runs came off Zach Logue (2-3), who was tagged for seven earned runs after allowing four total in his previous three starts.

Marco Gonzales (3-4) went 5 1/3 innings for the win. Paul Sewald pitched the ninth for his second save.

Chad Pinder homered for the A's, and Cristian Pache had a two-run double.

National League

Dodgers 10, Nationals 1

Tyler Anderson pitched eight shutout innings, Trea Turner had three RBIs in his first game against his former team and Los Angeles routed Washington.

Anderson retired his first 16 batters before César Hernández’s one-out double in the sixth.

Turner, who spent seven seasons with the Nationals before his trade to Los Angeles last July, extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a two-run single in the sixth. He also had an RBI groundout in his first at-bat.

The Dodgers have won eight of nine and own the best record in the National League at 28-13. Washington fell to 5-16 at Nationals Park, the worst home record in the majors.

Anderson (5-0) needed just 50 pitches to breeze through five innings. He allowed five hits, striking out eight while walking none.

Nationals rookie Joan Adon (1-8) dropped his sixth consecutive start and leads the majors in losses.

Phillies 7, Braves 3

Zack Wheeler pitched 6 2/3 strong innings with a season-high 10 strikeouts, Rhys Hoskins knocked in three runs with an early double and Philadelphia beat Atlanta.

The teams began the day tied for second in the division, eight games out of the lead, and hadn't met since Sept. 30 when the defending World Series champion Braves won to clinch their fourth consecutive NL East title.

Wheeler (3-3) improved to 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA with 40 strikeouts in his last five starts. Last year's Cy Young Award runner-up has allowed two runs or less in four of them. Wheeler gave up eight hits and two runs with no walks.

Atlanta starter Tucker Davidson (1-1) was charged with four hits, five runs and four walks in 2 2/3 innings.

Cubs 7, Reds 4

Ian Happ and Patrick Wisdom hit three-run homers and Chicago beat Cincinnati despite two home runs by Aristides Aquino.

Happ drove in Seiya Suzuki with a fourth-inning double before Wisdom hit his team-leading 10th homer. With Chicago holding a 4-3 lead with two outs in the seventh, Happ drove the first pitch he saw from reliever Luis Cessa into the right-field bleachers.

Drew Smyly (2-5) went 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs and four hits while striking out five. David Robertson closed for his sixth save.

Reds starter Vladimir Gutierrez (0-6) lasted four innings, allowing four runs and four hits and striking out five. Tommy Pham hit a solo homer for Cincinnati.

Pirates 2, Rockies 1

Ke’Bryan Hayes had three hits and scored the tiebreaking run on Yoshi Tsutsugo’s infield single in the eighth inning as Pittsburgh edged Colorado.

Hayes singled to lead off the eighth against Tyler Kinley (1-1), stole second base and advanced to third on Daniel Vogelbach’s groundout. Tsutsugo then beat out a slow bouncer to second base, enabling Hayes to score.

David Bednar (1-0) escaped a first-and-second jam in the eighth to keep it tied at 1. He followed with a scoreless ninth.

Josh VanMeter added two hits for the Pirates, who had lost three straight games. Connor Joe had two hits for the Rockies, who have lost 10 of their last 11 road games and eight of their last 12 games against the Pirates.

Padres 3, Brewers 2 (10 innings)

Padres rookie José Azocar singled home Manny Machado with two outs and the bases loaded in the 10th inning to lift San Diego over NL Central-leading Milwaukee.

Machado, the NL’s hottest hitter, started the inning as the automatic runner on second base and advanced on Jurickson Profar’s groundout. Miguel Sánchez (0-1) intentionally walked Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers to load the bases before Kim Ha-Seong lined out to shortstop Luis Urias. Azocar then lined a single to center to bring in Machado.

The Padres won their fifth straight game.

The Brewers loaded the bases with no outs in the 10th before Luis Garcia (3-2) got Andrew McCutchen to ground into a 1-2-3 double play. Rowdy Tellez then grounded out.

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