Defeat the Phillies, wiping out a six-run deficit in the ninth

PHILADELPHIA – The Mets erased a six-run deficit with seven runs in the ninth inning, capping a rally with Starling Marte’s tiebreaking double to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night from 8-7.

With the Mets trailing 7-1, Morte led the inning with an infield single against James Norwood and scored on Francisco Linder’s two-run homer. Mark Canha added an RBI infield single that came off pitcher Cory Knebel and JD Davis had a pinch-hit RBI double to tie the NL East-leading Mets.

Mets 8, Phyllis 7 | Box Score | Play-by-play

Brandon Nimmo then tied a two-run single to center of Knebel. He came to score when Marte doubled down the wall in Center Field.

This was the first time the Mets trailed by at least six runs in the ninth and won since September 13, 1997, when Carl Everett hit a tying grand slam with two outs in the ninth and the Mets went on to defeat the Montreal Expos. Extra innings.

Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos homered for the Phillies, and Aaron Nola pitched seven sharp innings. Phyllis has lost five of six.

Shohei Ohtani has made his mark at Fenway Park with his best two-way show since Boston – Babe Ruth.

Pitching at the historic ballpark for the first time, Ohtani struck out 11 in seven shutout innings and added two hits – hitting a 109-mile-an-hour line drive with one of them. 17 in the pitcher’s slot on the manual scoreboard.

Angels 8, Red Sox 0 | Box Score | Play-by-play

“I hope you don’t start taking it lightly. It’s like an old hat,” Angels manager Joe Madden said of Ohtani’s skills. It’s otherworldly at this level of play.

During the Los Angeles 8-0 win over Boston on Thursday, the show featured a five-run eighth inning at the ballpark, where Ruth debuted in 1914 and played six seasons before selling the Red Sox to the Yankees.

In the fourth, Ohtani hit a 389-foot single that was a foot shy of a home run. In the eighth, he singled with a left-field wall to drive in a run, then scored when the Angels converted a 2-0 game into a blowout.

Ohtani (3-2) also inspired 29 swings and misses by Boston batters – a career high, and more than any pitcher this year. He threw 81 of his 99 pitches for strikes, which is a career high.

“It’s one of my favorite ballparks,” said Ohtani, who batted .302 with two homers in 10 games at Fenway. “I was looking forward to pitching here.”

Ohtani’s start was pushed back two days due to groin stiffness, and nearly 14 hours after the Angels scored six times to defeat the Red Sox in the 10th inning. As the designated hitter in that competition, Ohtani walked ninth and scored 10th.

“To be honest, I was pretty tired,” he said. “My body was pretty tired. I tried to go to bed as soon as possible and get enough sleep and rest. I think I was able to do that. ”

Ohtani was the first pitcher on Fenway to bat in the top four after Ruth was the Red Sox ‘cleanup hitter in the first game of the doubleheader on September 20, 1919.

In the fourth inning, Ohtani adjusted to another Red Sox Hall of Famer, becoming the first starting pitcher to record a hit at Fenway since Roger Clemens in 1996. Ohtani and Clemens were the only starting pitchers to record hits at Fenway during the designated hitter era.

Box scores and summaries for the rest of Thursday’s action.

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