- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

MIAMI (AP) - Brandon Crawford became the first major leaguer in 41 years to get seven hits in a game, finally putting the San Francisco Giants ahead to stay with an RBI single in the 14th inning of an 8-7 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday night.

Crawford tripled, doubled and had five singles in eight at-bats, tying an NL record. The previous player to get seven hits in a game was Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Rennie Stennett on Sept. 16, 1975, at the Chicago Cubs.

Stennett set a modern-era record by accomplishing the feat in a nine-inning game. The only other player to do that was Wilbert Robinson for the old Baltimore Orioles of the National League in 1892.

Johnny Burnett holds the major league mark for an extra-inning game with nine hits for Cleveland in a 1932 contest that lasted 18 innings.

George Kontos (3-2) pitched two scoreless innings to earn the victory for the Giants, who were without manager Bruce Bochy after he was hospitalized in the morning with an illness.

The Giants went 6 for 21 with runners in scoring position and left 18 on base in a game that took 5 hours, 34 minutes - the longest of the season for both teams.

San Francisco threatened in the 13th when Crawford hit a one-out triple off Dustin McGowan (1-3). After the second out, Marlins manager Don Mattingly intentionally walked two batters to get to the pitcher’s spot in the order.

The Giants were out of position players, leaving ace pitcher Madison Bumgarner, a .183 hitter with legitimate power, to pinch-hit with the bases loaded. He struck out to end the inning.

MARINERS 3, TIGERS 0

SEATTLE (AP) - Hisashi Iwakuma threw seven shutout innings for his seventh win in his last eight starts, Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager both had RBI singles off Michael Fulmer in the second inning and Seattle beat Detroit.

Seattle won its fourth straight and moved within 2 1/2 games of Detroit and Boston for the second wild card in the American League thanks to another gem from Iwakuma (13-7). The right-hander allowed five hits and struck out eight, running his streak of scoreless innings at Safeco Field to 21 1/3.

Fulmer (9-3) suffered his first loss since June 17 - also the last time the Tigers lost when he started.

Rookie Edwin Diaz pitched the ninth for his fifth save.

BLUE JAYS 7, RAYS 5

TORONTO (AP) - Devon Travis had a career-high four hits, including the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, and Toronto beat Tampa Bay.

Edwin Encarnacion hit his 299th career home run as the Blue Jays snapped a three-game losing streak against the Rays.

Encarnacion and Jose Bautista both had three RBIs as Toronto scored more than four runs for the first time since a 9-1 win over Baltimore on July 30.

Joaquin Benoit (2-1) worked one inning for the win. Roberto Osuna gave up Logan Forsythe’s solo homer in the ninth but finished for his 25th save.

Xavier Cedeno (3-4) took the loss.

DODGERS 9, PHILLIES 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Corey Seager homered twice and Chase Utley and Yasmani Grandal also went deep for Los Angeles.

Seager has 21 homers, breaking Hanley Ramirez’s record for homers by a Dodgers shortstop. He’s also the eighth L.A. rookie with 20 or more homers in a season.

The Dodgers built a 5-0 lead after one inning off Zach Eflin (3-5).

Julio Urias (2-2) started for the first time in nearly three weeks. He gave up five hits and three runs (one earned) in five innings.

ATHLETICS 3, ORIOLES 2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Kendall Graveman pitched seven strong innings, Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single in the sixth and Oakland beat Baltimore despite another home run from slugger Manny Machado.

Machado, who hit home runs in his first three at-bats Sunday, belted his 26th home run of the season with two outs in the eighth.

It wasn’t enough to prevent the Orioles from losing and falling into a first-place tie with Toronto in the AL East.

Vogt homered leading off the fourth against Baltimore starter Kevin Gausman (3-9), walked and scored the go-ahead run in the sixth and added an RBI single in the seventh.

Graveman (8-7) and two relievers made it hold up.

TWINS 3, ASTROS 1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Tyler Duffey pitched six effective innings and Minnesota took advantage of two misplays by Houston center fielder Carlos Gomez in a three-run fifth.

Gomez, the former Twins outfielder, let Jorge Polanco’s single skip by him for a two-base error that allowed one run to score. Then he lost a fly ball off Juan Centeno’s bat, turning it into an RBI triple.

Danny Santana followed with a run-scoring single, and Minnesota won for the seventh time in nine games.

Duffey (7-8) permitted one run on four hits and struck out eight. Three relievers combined for three hitless innings, and Brandon Kintzler finished for his 10th save in 11 chances.

Collin McHugh (7-9) gave up three runs and 10 hits in seven innings, losing his third straight start.

Eddie Rosario had three hits for last-place Minnesota, which is 21-12 since July 2 and leads the majors in runs and hits during that span.

RANGERS 4, ROCKIES 3

DENVER (AP) - Elvis Andrus hit a two-run single, Mitch Moreland delivered a tiebreaking double and Texas scored three times in the ninth inning to beat Colorado.

The AL West had a double steal before Andrus’ single tied it 3-all. Moreland sent Andrus home with a double before he was thrown out stretching at third.

Carlos Estevez (2-7) got his fifth blown save in the ninth.

Charlie Blackmon had an RBI single in the third. Nolan Arenado homered in the fourth and hit an RBI single in the eighth off winner Keone Kela (3-1).

CARDINALS 5, REDS 4

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Yadier Molina started and ended a five-run rally in the ninth inning as St. Louis stunned Cincinnati.

Molina singled to open the inning and was hit by a pitch from Ross Ohlendorf with the bases loaded to drive home the winning run. In between, Matt Carpenter drove in two runs with a single and Brandon Moss tied it when he walked with the bases loaded.

The comeback erased what had been a futile night of offense for St. Louis through the first eight innings, as the Cardinals entered the last inning 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position.

Seth Maness (2-2) pitched a perfect ninth to earn the win.

The rally cost Cody Reed his first major league win. Reed threw six scoreless innings.

Tony Cingrani (2-4) left with the bases loaded after allowing the first three runs in the ninth.

BRAVES 4, BREWERS 3, 12 INNINGS

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Matt Kemp scored from third base after Keon Broxton dropped Gordon Beckham’s sacrifice fly in the 12th inning, and Atlanta beat Milwaukee.

With the bases loaded and nobody out, Broxton dropped a drive to deep center field for an error.

Kemp drew a walk from Carlos Torres (2-2) to start the 12th and went to third on a ground-rule double by Nick Markakis.

Brandon Cunniff (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win. Jim Johnson stranded a runner at second for his ninth save. Atlanta’s bullpen combined for six scoreless innings.

Markakis and A.J. Pierzynski homered for the Braves.

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