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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:00 am


Ex-TinCap beats Mets in MLB debut

Associated Press

NEW YORK – Enyel De Los Santos won his major league debut, and the Philadelphia Phillies got home runs from Maikel Franco and Odubel Herrera in a 7-3 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

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 RBI, and Rhys Hoskins also got three hits.

De Los Santos, who pitched for the TinCaps in 2016, gave up three runs and five hits over 61/3innings. The 22-year-old right-hander was called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where he was 9-3 with a 1.89 ERA in 16 starts, and matched against another starter making his big league debut in Drew Gagnon of the Mets.

Staked to an early lead and armed with an unorthodox and deceptive slingshot delivery that Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler dubbed a “crossfire,” De Los Santos (1-0) cruised for most of the night against a scuffling Mets lineup that has managed only eight runs over its last five games.

Acquired from San Diego in December for shortstop Freddy Galvis, De Los Santos was scheduled to pitch for the International League in the Triple-A All-Star Game today before getting called up. He also was chosen to play for the World Team in Sunday's All-Star Futures Game.

BREWERS 8, MARLINS 4: In Miami, Christian Yelich had three hits and four RBI, and Travis Shaw homered to lead Milwaukee.

Shaw and Tyler Saladino had two RBI each, and NL Central-leading Milwaukee won for the seventh time in nine games. Jhoulys Chacin (8-3) gave up four runs and seven hits in 52/3 innings. He struck out three and walked three.

The Brewers entered the night with 11/2-game lead on the Chicago Cubs.

Corbin Burnes pitched two perfect innings in his major league debut for the save.

Miami's Pablo Lopez (1-1) pitched six innings and allowed five runs.

RED SOX 8, RANGERS 4: In Boston, Andrew Benintendi bolstered his All-Star credentials with a pair of doubles and two RBI in his final game before fan votes are tallied as Boston extended its 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.

Matt Barnes (3-2) got the win with one inning of relief, striking out the side in the seventh after the Rangers had pulled within 6-4 with two runs in the sixth. He was the fourth of five relievers the Red Sox rode to another victory and improve on the best record in the majors.