Yankees-Cubs heading to 18th inning

In Pittsburgh, Josh Harrison singled home Gift Ngoepe with one out in the 10th inning to give the Pirates the win. Luis Severino is 2-2 with a 3.86 ERA. Harrison drove a ball over the head of right fielder Domingo Santana for his seventh career walk-off hit.

Dellin Betances pitched a scoreless eighth.

There's been some question among Yankee fans about whether Matt Holliday would see time in the field during this stretch of NL games.

DODGERS 10, PADRES 2 Clayton Kershaw (5-2) pitched into the eighth inning, rookie Cody Bellinger hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and Los Angeles beat host San Diego. Miami has lost nine of 11.

Robert Gsellman (2-2) gave up three runs and eight hits in five innings for NY.

Castro finished with three hits in his fifth straight multihit game, running his AL-best batting average to.381. De Jong may get a few more starts regardless, as Seattle is without three rotation fixtures after placing James Paxton on the disabled list Friday — Drew Smyly is also out.

The go-ahead homer came in against Josh Collmenter (0-1) and scored Magneuris Sierra, who reached on an error.

Overall, the Cubs are looking for more quality starts from their pitching staff, especially after Brett Anderson recorded just one out Saturday before departing with low back tightness. NY also moved to 11 games over.500 - equivalent to the most games over.500 that the Yanks were all of last season (the last time on September 10).

The victory ended a three-game losing streak for the Marlins. He crushed a full-count curveball to the base of the wall in centerfield for a none-out triple that made it 2-1.

For the Yankees, perhaps it's time to stop discussing contention in terms of 2018, the target year set by many after last July's sell-off.

Hicks scored on Starlin Castro's grounder in the 18th inning, and the rolling Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 in the majors' longest interleague game ever by innings.

Miguel Montero, a catcher and therefore not a pitcher, came in to pitch the ninth against the bottom of the Yankee order. A great play on a squib off the bat of Ben Zobrist in the third and a force out at second in the eighth put to rest any concern about the health of his throwing arm. The inning started with Gamel's single off Martin Perez (1-5).

Lester began the season with four consecutive no-decisions and a loss.

When Rizzo was called up from Triple-A Iowa to make his Cubs debut in June 2012, Castro was on his way to making back-to-back All-Star appearances and becoming for a time the face of the Cubs franchise.

After walking Hicks with two outs in the third, Lester retired 10 straight, six on strikeouts. After Matt Joyce doubled, Rosales lined the first pitch he saw into left field. Russell tried to throw home, but it was wide, and Hicks scored easily.

Yonder Alonso homered twice, Ryon Healy also went deep and Frankie Montas (1-0) retired three batters for his first major league win for the A's.

Bud Norris (1-1) picked up the win in relief, while Chris Devenski (2-2) took the loss.

Chicago reliever Felix Pena departed after allowing three runs (two earned) and five hits in 3 2/3 innings.

LF Brett Gardner went 1-for-4 and his lone hit was decisive for the Yankees a three-run home run with two strikes and two outs in the ninth ninth inning of a 3-2 victory.

Ryan Zimmerman hit another home run on Saturday, continuing his unmatched form so far this season.

As has been the case much of the year, Lester needs to avoid giving up first inning runs. Marco Estrada (1-2) gave up five earned runs in six innings.

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