Wesley Currigan knocked in Landon Chamberlain in the bottom of the eighth to give the first-place Giants a 5-4 win over the A’s in Manteca Little League major-division action.
Nate Dorn was 3 for 4 with a home run for the Giants in the bottom of the sixth that forced extra innings. Teammate JoJo Brizuela was 2 for 3 with a double, two runs and a walk. Dorn and Eli Terpsma split the pitching duties, striking out 14 while allowing seven hits and three walks.
Tyler Paul Wentworth lacked a single for the cycle for the A’s, going 3 for 3 with a double, triple, walk and home run in the top of the eighth to give the A’s a one-run lead. Garrison Reis doubled for the A’s and Sean Rivera scored a run.
Seth VanDyk, Reis and Wentworth pitched and struck out 11 with seven hits and five walks.
The Giants improve to 11-1 and hold a three-game lead over the second-place Yankees.
Cubs 9, Brewers 8
The Cubs used the extra-base hit to hand the Brewers a one-run loss.
James Dennis (3 for 3) and Nick Grabowski (2 for 3) each had a triple, double and two runs for the Cubs. Mark Lopez Smith and Carson Smith both doubled, went 2 for 3 and scored a run and John Paul Campos walked twice and scored a run.
Carson Smith, Mark Lopez-Smith and Grabowski combined for 10 strikeouts, eight walks and 12 hits.
Chris Chavez was 2 for 3 with a triple, run and a walk for the Brewers. Connor Deprater was 2 for 2 with a run and a walk, Colton Murillo (two runs, walk) and Connor Navarro (run) were both 2 for 4 and Andrew Maki had a run and a walk.
Chavez and Murillo combined for seven strikeouts with 14 hits and four walks.
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Rafael Aguilar hit his third home run of the of the season for the Yankees who beat the Giants.
Aguilar finished 3 for 3 with a home run, two doubles and three runs. Blake Mejorado (two doubles, three runs) and Angel Cervantes (double, run) were both 2 for 2 with a walk.
Marlins 18, Giants 18 (4)
Isaac Acuna had the big bat for the first-place Marlins, going 3 for 3 with a double and two runs.
Teammate Isiah Alcocer tripled, walked twice and scored a run. Cole Martin added three runs,
Joseph Pimental doubled, scored twice and walked twice and Anthony Jimenez scored twice and walked twice.
Cooper Chamberlain had a double and two runs for the Giants. Vince Almeida doubled and scored a run, Niko Juarez was 1 for 2 while John Thomson, Dakota Murillo, Simon Leja and Ethan Freitas all had walks and each scored a run.
Phillies 10, Braves 1
Noah Calmes and Tyler Toste combined to keep the Braves’ bats quiet.
Calmes pitched the first two innings and after giving up a leadoff double to Sage Bordenave struck out four and allowed no runs. Toste took the hill for the final four innings and struck out 10, allowing one run.
Calmes (3 for 4, double, three runs) led the Phillies offense with Xavier Mendez (three RBI, two doubles), Seth Baker (two RBI, two doubles, two runs), Toste (two doubles, two runs) and Nolan Mix (three runs) all going 2 for 3. Leland Crabb also contributed with the bat for the Philies.
Tyler Looney took away multiple hits and saved runs with great defensive plays for the Braves.
A’s 6, Braves 3
Owen Gully had two doubles for the A’s.
Ryan Guibor added two singles with Brayden Camara and Michael Cooke each getting a single
Camara threw three strike outs and Ryan Guibor struck out one and allowed one hit in the last three innings.
Maddox Torres singled for the Braves.
Torres had six strikeouts and Noah Navarro five.
Nationals10, Braves 4
Rudy Barney pitched 3.1 innings for the Nationals, striking out eight while going 2 for 3 with two doubles.
Tyler Watkins relieved Barney and pitched 2.2 innings, striking out five. Watkins (2 for 3) hit a two-run home run and Xavier Gaspar went 3 for 3 with two RBI.
Jesus Cardenas pitched three innings for the Braves, striking out three. Noah Navarro had a double in the first that scored Ryan Wood from 3rd Navarro stole home later in the inning.