MLB: Anderson hits Dream walk-off homer, Ohtani quells Guerrero Jr
The New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox put on a eight-homer show in Iowa, with Tim Anderson capping it in style.
Tim Anderson hit a dramatic walk-off two-run homer to secure an 9-8 victory for the Chicago White Sox over the New York Yankees in MLB's Field of Dreams game in Iowa.
Anderson seals White Sox win after topsy-turvy encounter
Trailing 8-7 at the bottom of the ninth inning, Anderson stepped up to deliver his 13th home run of the season into the surrounding corn fields. The seesawing contest saw eight home runs in a fitting display of hitting.
Jose Abreu hit the first MLB home run in Iowa with a moon shot into left-field at the bottom of the first inning.
Aaron Judge sent a ball into the corn at the top of the third inning with a three-run homer to give the Yankees the advantage.
Eloy Jiménez homered down the right-field line with a three-run shot to put the White Sox back on top.
The big hits continued with Seby Zavala flying a homer into right-field and Brett Gardner responding by homering in the sixth.
Judge homered again for the Yankees to bring it back to 7-6 at the top of the ninth, before Giancarlo Stanton put them ahead over left-field, only for Anderson's decisive blow from closer Zack Britton.
Shohei stars, Harper and Alonso homers
Shohei Ohtani came close to a second home run in consecutive games with a deep hit to center-field but impressed on the mound with five scoreless innings and six strikeouts in the Los Angeles Angels' 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
The match-up pitted MLB's leading home-run scorer Ohtani against second-placed Vladimir Guerrero Jr, who he kept relatively quiet, with only one hit from three at-bats.
Bryce Harper homered for the 21st time of the season, getting the Philadelphia Phillies off to a fast start in the first inning in a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Pete Alonso crushed a 358-foot walk-off solo home run to left-center field to clinch the New York Mets a 5-4 win over the Washington Nationals.
Indians routed in third straight loss
There is still plenty of time until the postseason but the Cleveland Indians' hopes of being part of it continue to slide after they suffered a third straight loss, going down 17-0 to the Oakland Athletics. The A's dined out at-bat, while the Indians only managed three hits for the game, slumping to their seventh loss from their past 10.
Pina slams in Brewers big win
After Corbin Burnes' record-equalling heroics on Wednesday, Manny Pina took the spotlight with a grand slam in the fifth inning opening up a 9-1 lead for the Milwaukee Brewers, who eventually won 17-4 over the Chicago Cubs. Pina finished the game with three hits, three runs and six RBI.
Astros at Angels
The 68-46 Houston Astros make the trip west to face the Los Angeles Angels, who are 58-58, in a big American League West clash as sides jostle for position.