MLB roundup: Tigers pull out 1-0 win over Guardians

Jake Rogers scored the game’s only run in the eighth, Keider Montero delivered a strong start and the Detroit Tigers stretched their winning streak to four games by edging the visiting Cleveland Guardians 1-0 on Monday night.

Montero held the Guardians to three hits in 6 1/3 innings. Tyler Holton (4-1) got five outs, and Shelby Miller tossed a perfect ninth inning to record his first save.

Rogers then led off eighth against Scott Barlow (2-3) with a double. Wenceel Perez singled but was thrown out at second as Rogers held up at third. Colt Keith then walked before shortstop Brayan Rocchio allowed Mark Canha’s routine grounder to get past him as Rogers scored.

Angel Martinez had two of the three hits for Cleveland, which had won two in a row. Guardians starter Gavin Williams tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings.

Reds 6, Rockies 0

Rece Hinds hit a towering home run in his major league debut as Cincinnati blanked visiting Colorado.

Elly De La Cruz went 2-for-3 with an RBI double one day after earning his first career All-Star selection. He also stole two bases and scored twice. Hinds finished 2-for-3.

Reds starter Andrew Abbott (9-6) tossed seven shutout innings, while Rockies starter Ryan Feltner (1-8) gave up two runs, one earned, over seven innings.

Pirates 8, Mets 2

Joshua Palacios homered as part of a five-run sixth inning and Mitch Keller tossed eight strong innings as Pittsburgh beat visiting New York for a split of their four-game series.

Oneil Cruz added a two-run homer for the Pirates, who had lost two straight since winning the series opener 14-2 on Friday. Keller (10-5) allowed seven hits with zero walks and six strikeouts while throwing 107 pitches.

Brandon Nimmo hit a two-run homer for the Mets. New York reliever Eric Orze (0-1) allowed three runs without retiring a batter in his major league debut.

Cardinals 6, Nationals 0

Alec Burleson homered and drove in three runs and Miles Mikolas pitched into the seventh inning as visiting St. Louis blanked Washington.

Paul Goldschmidt homered and scored twice for the Cardinals, who took three of four from the Nationals and have won six of eight overall. Mikolas (7-7) worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up six hits.

Keibert Ruiz had two hits for the Nationals, who went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position. Mitchell Parker (5-5) gave up two runs, one earned, in seven innings.

–Field Level Media