The Boston Red Sox strung together 10 consecutive hits against White Sox left-hander Manny Banuelos, ending one hit shy of the major-league record during a nine-run third inning in a 15-2 rout of host Chicago on Saturday night.
Banuelos retired his first eight batters before Christian Vazquez opened Boston’s two-out rally with a single. Xander Bogaerts, Michael Chavis and Eduardo Nuñez each homered, Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez had RBI doubles, and Vazquez capped the streak with another single before White Sox manager Rick Renteria pulled Banuelos with a 9-1 deficit.
Carson Fulmer replaced Banuelos and interrupted the hit parade by walking Andrew Benintendi. Betts flied out to right to end the inning after 14 batters.
The Colorado Rockies had a major league-record 11 consecutive hits in a 17-2 win over the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field on July 30, 2010.
Chavis added another solo shot in the fifth for his first multihomer game and finished with four hits and three RBIs. Vazquez also had four hits and Benintendi had three as the Red Sox rolled to their fifth win in six games.
All of the Red Sox starters except Vazquez had at least one RBI.
Eduardo Rodriguez worked six innings and scattered six hits for Boston.
The Red Sox added five runs in the fourth off Fulmer, on three hits, two walks and two errors. Benintendi capped that rally with an RBI double.
Brewers 4, Mets 3: Ryan Braun singled home the tying and winning runs in the 18th inning as host Milwaukee outlasted New York. The Mets had gone ahead on Jeff McNeil’s RBI single in the top of the inning, the first run in the game since New York’s Pete Alonso hit a solo home run in the ninth.
Astros 14, Angels 2: Alex Bregman hit two of Houston’s five home runs in a rout of Los Angeles in Monterrey, Mexico. Michael Brantley, Yuli Gurriel and George Springer also homered for Houston in the opener of the two-game series.
Nationals 10, Philles 8: Kurt Suzuki and Victor Robles hit consecutive home runs in the eighth inning to rally Washington to a victory over host Philadelphia.
Diamondbacks 9, Rockies 2: Luke Weaver pitched seven strong innings, Nick Ahmed and Carson Kelly hit back-to-back home runs in a three-run second and visiting Arizona beat Colorado for its ninth win in 11 games.
Rangers 8, Blue Jays 5: Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a bases-loaded triple during a four-run second inning and drove in four runs as host Texas ended a three-game skid.
Dodgers 7, Padres 6: Alex Verdugo drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the ninth to snap a tie as Los Angeles prevailed.
Orioles 3, Rays 0: Dylan Bundy took a two-hitter into the eighth inning, Dwight Smith Jr. homered and host Baltimore beat Tampa Bay.
Braves 9, Marlins 2: Ozzie Albies hit a grand slam, Ronald Acuña Jr. had four hits and visiting Atlanta topped Miami. Albies’ sixth-inning grand slam put the Braves up for good.
Cubs 6, Cardinals 5: Javier Baez led off the eighth inning with a tie-breaking homer, and host Chicago wiped out a four-run deficit to extend its winning streak to six games. Cubs catcher Taylor Davis hit a tying grand slam in the fourth against Michael Wacha for his first career homer.
Indians 5, Mariners 4: Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and host Cleveland rallied past Seattle, the Mariners’ sixth straight loss. Santana tagged Connor Sadzeck for his fifth home run of the season.
Royals 15, Tigers 3: Alex Gordon homered as part of a four-run first inning, and Kansas City routed host Detroit.
Twins 7, Yankees 3: Jake Odorizzi pitched two-hit ball over six shutout innings as Minnesota won in New York. The Twins had lost nine straight times at Yankee Stadium before Odorizzi and three home runs boosted them.
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