The 2017 Major League Baseball season has been full of streaks from both leagues, and that was the theme on Sunday. While one win streak continued on in the National League, another came to an end in the American League. First, the Los Angeles Dodgers came back to tie the game in the ninth, and then walked off against the San Francisco Giants in 11 innings for a 3-2 victory. The win was their eighth in a row overall, 31st of the comeback variety, and ninth walk-off win of the year. Kyle Farmer hit the walk-off two-run double in his first major-league at-bat, this after Joe Panik's RBI single gave the Giants the extra-inning lead. The Dodgers won for the 39th time in their past 45 games, and improved to 26-3 at home since June 7th. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Indians saw their nine-game win streak come to an end on a walk-off, 3-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Matt Davidson hit his first-career walk-off home run to break a ninth-inning tie, snapping the White Sox' seven-game home losing streak. Jose Abreu got the rally started with a lead-off double against Bryan Shaw, who suffered his fifth loss in relief. Tyler Clippard earned his second win in relief, as Chicago won at home for the first time since July 2nd. The Indians finished the game 1-for-14 with runners on base, as their loss, combined with a Kansas City victory, brought their AL Central division lead back to two games. They will head to Boston to battle the Red Sox on Tuesday night.
Beltre Reaches 3,000 Hits in Rangers' Loss
Adrian Beltre made history on Sunday afternoon, as his fourth-inning double gave him 3,000 hits in his career. Although, his team still fell to the Baltimore Orioles, 10-6, but that was not enough to rain on the parade for the veteran. He became the 31st player overall to reach the plateau, and first from the Dominican Republic to do so. The 38-year-old reached the number in his 2,771st career contest, as he finished the day 1-for-5. For the O's, Jonathan Schoop and Wellington Castillo both went deep to support Wade Miley, who earned his fifth win. The O's starter allowed just one hit over five innings in the victory. Rougned Odor went deep twice and drove in five in a losing effort for Texas, although, Beltre's history made it a celebratory day in Arlington. The team revealed a banner in center field to honor the third baseman, who had his family join him on the field to help him enjoy the moment under the sun.
Rockies, Royals Make Key Deals Before the Deadline
Less than 24 hours from the trade deadline, two teams made big deals to spark their offense down the stretch. The Colorado Rockies added to their already potent offense, acquiring catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Texas Rangers. This is the second straight season that Lucroy has been dealt, going from Milwaukee to Texas last season, In 77 games this season, he has hit .242 with four home runs and 27 RBI. The 31-year-old is a two-time All-Star, who helped the Rangers win an AL West title last season by hitting .276 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI in 47 games at the end of last year. This deal was announced during the second game of the Rockies' doubleheader with the Washington Nationals Sunday night. They currently hold a comfortable 5.5-game lead in the NL Wild Card race. In the American League, the Kansas City Royals brought back a familiar face to help them in the AL Wild Card and Central race, acquiring switch-hitter Melky Cabrera from the Chicago White Sox. The Royals sent two prospects, A.J. Puckett and Andre Davis, to Chicago in the deal. The 32-year-old veteran is hitting .295 with 13 home runs and 56 RBI in 98 games this season. Cabrera played in Kansas City back in 2011, where he set career-highs with 201 runs scored and 87 RBI. The Royals sit 2.5 games above the Tampa Bay Rays for the final Wild Card spot, and two games behind the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central. They had their season-high nine-game winning streak snapped on Saturday night in Boston.