Dalbec homers in both games for Sox

Boston Red Sox

Bobby Dalbec homered for his fourth straight game, his two-run shot in the sixth inning enough to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Tuesday night and split a doubleheader.

Alec Bohm hit a two-out, two-run single in the seventh inning to rally the Phillies to 6-5 win in the opener.

Dalbec homered in both games of the doubleheader, and the rookie first baseman has homered in five of his first nine career games. He’s the first Red Sox rookie to homer in four straight games.

Nationals 5, Rays 3: Juan Soto drove in a run in his return to the lineup and Washington used strong relief pitching to sweep the two-game series.

Twins 7-4, Cardinals 3-6: Matt Wieters hit 14 foul balls during a 19-pitch at-bat that finished with a flyout during a wild rally that sent St. Louis over Minnesota for a doubleheader split. Josh Donaldson, Nelson Cruz and Miguel Sano all homered, leading the Twins to a victory in the first game.

Athletics 4, Astros 2: Khris Davis homered and hit an RBI double against previously unbeaten Zack Greinke, and Oakland sent Houston to their sixth straight loss in the first game of a doubleheader.

Royals 8, Indians 6: Maikel Franco drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and had an RBI single in the ninth as Kansas City snapped a seven-game skid.

Boston Red Sox’s Bobby Dalbec hits a run-scoring single off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Heath Hembree during the seventh inning of the second baseball game in a doubleheader, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Matt Slocum

Tigers 8, Brewers 3: Spencer Turnbull allowed three hits in six scoreless innings, and Detroit Tiges broke the game open with five runs in the fifth.

Marlins 8, Braves 0: Sixto Sanchez combined with four relievers on a four-hitter, Jorge Alfaro hit one of three homers and Miami beat Atlanta.

Pirates 5, White Sox 4: Pinch-runner Jason Martin scored the winning run on catcher Yasmani Grandal’s error in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Cubs 3, Reds 0: Alec Mills pitched six sharp innings and David Bote drove in two runs.

Rangers 7, Angels 1: Lance Lynn pitched seven strong innings, Elvis Andrus homered and Texas snapped a six-game losing streak.

Notes: The Cubs added speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton to their active roster. Hamilton was claimed off waivers from the Mets on Monday. … The Braves placed starter Max Fried on the 10-day injured list due to a left-side muscle spasm in his lumbar spine.

Obituary: Gene Budig, the self-effacing educator and baseball fan from small-town Nebraska who became the head of three major universities and the last president of the American League, died Tuesday. He was 81.

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