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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants aren’t lighting up the scoreboard, but they’re doing enough to keep piling up the wins.
Madison Bumgarner pitched 7 2/3 dominant innings and doubled in a run in the fifth to lift the Giants to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night.
The Giants won for the 11th time in 12 games and took two of three from a Cubs team with the best record in baseball.
Bumgarner (6-2) struck out six and allowed three hits and two walks while winning his fifth straight decision. The Giants have won each of the left-hander’s last six starts.
“It’s not a bad day for Bum to pitch like that, shut them out and knock in the only run,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “That’s a pretty good day.”
San Francisco hasn’t scored more than five runs in 15 straight games. Going into Sunday, the averaged 2.7 runs in their previous 14 games, batting .220 over that stretch.
The Cubs began the day with their best record in franchise history through 41 games since 1918.
“It’s a fun series,” Bumgarner said. “It was a little bit of the playoff atmosphere I guess with all the hype and the talk leading up to these games. You’ve got to look past that, but it is fun.”
The Giants won despite a persistent problem hitting with runners in scoring position. They were 0 for 7 in that department and have 16 hits in their last 98 at-bats with runners in scoring position.
Bumgarner’s run-scoring double to left off Kyle Hendricks (2-4) followed Gregor Blanco’s leadoff walk.
Giants closer Santiago Casilla pitched a scoreless ninth for his 12th save.
Hendricks allowed one run on three hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings.
“We had to play our best ball because we’re having a tough time offensively and their kid (Hendriks) was throwing the ball very well,” Bochy said.
Bumgarner loaded the bases with two outs in a 28-pitch inning in the top of the first on a hit batter, a walk, and a Ben Zobrist single. He struck out Addison Russell on a 3-2 fastball to end the threat.
“He comes from a funky angle, an angle you don’t see that much,” Cubs catcher David Ross said. “It crosses his body, and he was able to mix in that cutter. He got out of that big jam in the first with the bases loaded, made a big pitch at 3-2 to Russell, and from there he kind of just settled in.
“He had the game out of control.”
Bumgarner became the first winning Giants pitcher to drive in the only run in a 1-0 game since Russ Ortiz on Aug. 8, 2000, against the Brewers.
Bochy summoned Cory Gearrin to face Kris Bryant after Bumgarner gave up a two-out walk to Anthony Rizzo in the top of the eighth. Bumgarner had retired 19 of the previous 20 batters.
Gearrin got Bryant to line out to shortstop Brandon Crawford on the first pitch.
DODGERS 9, PADRES 5, 17 INNINGS
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yasiel Puig hit a tiebreaking, two-run single with the bases loaded and one out in the 17th inning and Los Angeles beat San Diego to snap a four-game losing streak.
The game started in afternoon sunshine and ended at dusk, taking 5 hours, 47 minutes.
The Dodgers started the four-run rally off rookie Luis Perdomo when Howie Kendrick hit a leadoff double that bounced over the wall in right-center field. Adrian Gonzalez was intentionally walked and reliever Ross Stripling advanced them with a groundout. Joc Pederson was intentionally walked to load the bases, and then Puig singled up the middle. Pederson scored on a wild pitch and Carl Crawford hit an RBI grounder.
Stripling (2-3) pitched three innings for the win. Perdomo (1-1) was the hard-luck loser after pitching five innings.
RED SOX 5, INDIANS 2
BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz went 4 for 4 with a solo home run and a double that sent a fan flying, Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to 27 games and Boston beat Cleveland for its 10th win in 14 games.
Bradley singled in the fifth inning and has the longest hitting streak in the majors since a 28-gamer by Colorado’s Nolan Arenado in 2014.
Ortiz drove in three runs. His RBI double in the second put the Red Sox ahead 3-2, and when the ball bounced over Boston’s bullpen, a fan came charging from his seat and fell into a fence trying to retrieve the souvenir. Ortiz was a triple short of a cycle when another ground-rule double bounced into the bullpen near the center-field triangle.
Rick Porcello (7-2) allowed two runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings, and Craig Kimbrel got three outs for his 12th save. Danny Salazar (4-3) gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings.
TIGERS 9, RAYS 4
DETROIT (AP) — Jordan Zimmermann (7-2) left with a strained right groin after allowing two runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez homered for Detroit, which has won six of seven. Cabrera also left early. with a left knee bruise after being hit by a pitch in the seventh.
Chris Archer (3-5) gave up six runs and eight hits in three innings.
BLUE JAYS 3, TWINS 1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson started the game with back-to-back home runs in a three-run first inning against Phil Hughes (1-7), who leads in the major leagues in losses.
Marcus Stroman (5-1) allowed one run and three hits in 7 2/3 innings, one start after giving up career-highs of seven runs and 13 hits in a loss to Tampa Bay. Roberto Osuna got four straight outs for his ninth save.
A day after Donaldson was ejected by umpire Toby Basner in the first inning, John Gibbons got the early exit from crew chief Joe West in the fifth — the fourth ejection of the year for the Toronto manager.
METS 3, BREWERS 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard (5-2) struck out 11 in seven overpowering innings, allowing an unearned run and six hits.
Michael Conforto homered in the third off Chase Anderson (2-6) as New York completed a three-game sweep.
Asdrubal Cabrera broke a fourth-inning tie with a two-run single that sent the Mets to their 12th victory in the last 16 home games.
Alex Presley grounded into a game-ending double play against Jeurys Familia, who pitched for the third day in a row and earned his 15th save.
NATIONALS 8, MARLINS 2
MIAMI (AP) — Max Scherzer (5-3) struck out eight while giving up two runs and six hits in eight innings with no walks. He has 38 strikeouts in his past three starts, including a record-tying 20 against Detroit.
Justin Bour ended Scherzer’s shutout bid with a two-run homer in the seventh.
Washington won the three-game series and took a 7-6 edge in the season series. The NL East foes don’t meet again until Sept. 19.
Adam Conley (3-3) allowed six runs and walked seven, three intentionally, in 5 1/3 innings.
MARINERS 5, REDS 4
CINCINNATI (AP) — Leonys Martin got four hits, Robinson Cano drove in two runs and Seattle completed a three-game sweep that extended Cincinnati’s losing streak to seven.
Wade Miley (5-2) shook off a rocky first to allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings. He is 5-0 over his last six starts, all Seattle victories. Steve Cishek pitched a perfect ninth for his 10th save.
Alfredo Simon (1-5) gave up five runs and nine hits in five innings.
PHILLIES 5, BRAVES 0
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jerad Eickhoff (2-6) pitched five-hit ball over seven innings for his first win since April 13, and Philadelphia avoided a three-game sweep. He had lost his previous five decisions.
Cameron Rupp homered for the Phillies, and Maikel Franco had two RBIs.
Casey Kelly (0-1) allowed three runs over five innings in his first start this season for Atlanta, an NL-worst 12-31.
WHITE SOX 3, ROYALS 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Todd Frazier tied for the AL lead with his 13th home run, Melky Cabrera drove in two runs and Chicago avoided what would have been the first sweep against the White Sox this season.
Carlos Rodon (2-4) allowed two runs and eight hits in six-plus innings for his first victory since April 13. David Robertson got three outs for his 11th save, helping the AL Central leaders win for just the third time in 11 games.
Lorenzo Cain and Paulo Orlando had two hits apiece for the World Series champions, who had won six of their previous eight.
Yordano Ventura (4-3) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings.
RANGERS 9, ASTROS 2
HOUSTON (AP) — Cole Hamels (5-0) won his career-best 12th straight decision. He fanned a season-high 11 in eight innings, allowing two runs — one earned — and five hits as the Rangers completed a three-game sweep.
Texas has won six straight from Houston and 14 of 16. The Astros have lost four straight overall.
Dallas Keuchel (2-6) gave up seven runs and nine hits in six innings, losing his fifth straight decision.
DIAMONDBACKS 7, CARDINALS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Zack Greinke (5-3) won for the fifth time in six starts, allowing one run and five hits in eight innings.
Paul Goldschmidt drove in a pair of runs and Michael Bourn had three hits as Arizona won a series in St. Louis for the first time since April 18-20, 2003.
Jaime Garcia (3-4) gave up five runs and 10 hits in 2 1/3 innings.
ANGELS 10, ORIOLES 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jered Weaver (4-3) took a shutout into the seventh inning to win for the first time since April 26, and Carlos Perez homered, had three hits and drove in a career-high five runs.
Weaver allowed five hits in seven innings and struck out a season-high six, giving up Jonathan Schoop’s two-run homer in the seventh.
Ubaldo Jimenez (2-5) gave up six runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.
YANKEES 5, ATHLETICS 4
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Michael Pineda (2-5) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings to win for the first time since his opening start this season, Starlin Castro hit a tiebreaking, two-out single in the sixth off Jesse Hahn (1-2) and New York extended a winning streak to five for the first time since winning seven straight from last June 1-9.
Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury homered for the Yankees (21-22), who swept the four-game series.
Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning each to complete a six-hitter, with Chapman getting three straight outs for his sixth save.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Cain pitched six strong innings and helped himself with his bat, Buster Posey added a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Saturday night.
Cain (1-5) got his first victory since July 22, 2015, against San Diego, snapping a streak of 15 consecutive winless starts. Cain also had a two-run double in the second inning.
The Giants won for the ninth time in 10 games and the Cubs fell to 2-3 on their nine-game road trip.
Jon Lester (4-3) allowed five runs on six hits and three walks in his worst outing of the season.
Dexter Fowler homered leading off the ninth against closer Santiago Casilla, who got the next three outs for his 11th save. Kris Bryant hit his ninth homer for the Cubs.
PADRES 3, DODGERS 2, 11 INNINGS
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yangervis Solarte, fresh off the disabled list, drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 11th inning to give the San Diego Padres their second straight walkoff victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Solarte drew four straight balls from Chin-Hui Tsao (0-1) to bring in Wil Myers for the winning run. Solarte was activated earlier Saturday after being out since April 10 with a hamstring injury.
Melvin Upton Jr. came close to hitting a winning, two-run homer for the second night in a row in the 11th, but Trayce Thompson made a catch at the wall for the second out. Upton’s two-run homer in the ninth inning Friday night gave the Padres a 7-6 win.
Brad Hand (1-0) pitched the 10th and 11th innings for the victory, allowing just a walk.
MARLINS 3, WASHINGTON 2
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez pitched six innings and then led the dugout celebration as Miami made him a winner again at Marlins Park by beating Washington.
Fernandez (6-2) allowed one run, struck out nine and improved to 21-1 in 31 starts at home.
When Justin Bour put Miami ahead to stay with a two-run homer in the sixth, Fernandez leaped onto the dugout ledge, pounded the railing and hopped happily as he screamed.
A.J. Ramos gave up a run in the ninth but escaped a bases-loaded, none-out jam without further damage for his 13th save.
Joe Ross (3-4), pitching on his 23rd birthday, lost to Fernandez for the second start in a row.
ROYALS 2, WHITE SOX 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Lorenzo Cain hit a solo home run and five Kansas City pitchers combined to allow seven hits in the Royals’ victory over slumping Chicago.
Danny Duffy and Peter Moylan combined for six scoreless innings. Joakim Soria (2-1) worked out of a seventh-inning jam and Wade Davis pitched a hitless ninth for his 11th save in Kansas City’s second straight win over the AL Central leaders.
Chicago has lost eight of 10.
Cain’s leadoff shot to center in the sixth off Miguel Gonzalez (0-1) made it 2-0 after Eric Hosmer’s first-inning sacrifice fly.
RANGERS 2, ASTROS 1
HOUSTON (AP) — Elvis Andrus hit his first home run of the season, Cesar Ramos pitched six solid innings and Texas edged Houston.
The homer by Andrus, which landed in the left-field seats, came with two outs and a full count to put Texas up 1-0 in the second inning. Rougned Odor made it 2-0 with an RBI single in the third.
Ramos (1-2) yielded two hits and one run while fanning four in six innings for his first win this year in his third start and fifth appearance. Sam Dyson pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save.
Marwin Gonzalez hit a solo homer in the third for Houston.
Houston starter Mike Fiers (3-2) allowed six hits and two runs in seven innings in the loss.
RED SOX 9, INDIANS 1
BOSTON (AP) — Joe Kelly pitched no-hit ball for 6 2/3 innings, Mookie Betts had a grand slam and a solo homer, and Boston beat Cleveland.
Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his majors’ best hitting streak to 26 games with an infield single. Dom DiMaggio owns the Red Sox record with a 34-game string in 1949.
Kelly (2-0) came off the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day after being out with a right shoulder impingement since April 20. He shut down the Indians until Juan Uribe broke up the no-hit bid with a double to the right-center gap with two outs in the seventh. Manager John Farrell immediately pulled Kelly at 104 pitches.
Carlos Santana homered for the Indians, who managed just two hits.
Trevor Bauer (3-2) gave up four runs in five-plus innings.
YANKEES 5, ATHLETICS 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Starlin Castro broke out of a slump with three hits, Carlos Beltran singled twice to keep up his recent tear and New York won its season-high fourth straight game.
Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings to win Joe Girardi’s 1,500th game as a manager. Tanaka (2-0) allowed one run on five hits and had four strikeouts for his first victory since April 12.
Beltran had an RBI single in the fourth to stay hot. He is batting .391 (9 for 23) with eight RBIs over the past six games.
All the runs came off rookie starter Sean Manaea (1-2).
METS 5, BREWERS 4
NEW YORK (AP) — David Wright singled home the winning run on a 3-0 pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, and New York rallied past Milwaukee.
Curtis Granderson hit his latest leadoff homer for the Mets, and Yoenis Cespedes tied the score in the sixth with a two-run shot that chased rookie starter Zach Davies.
That got Jacob deGrom off the hook after the right-hander left trailing 4-1. The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year, winless in four starts since winning his first three, struck out seven and walked three while throwing 100 pitches in five innings.
Jeurys Familia (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win. Wright singled off Michael Blazek (1-1) for his first game-ending hit since July 5, 2012.
Ramon Flores hit his first major league homer and knocked in three runs for Milwaukee.
TIGERS 5, RAYS 4
DETROIT (AP) — Michael Fulmer struck out 11 over seven sparkling innings and Cameron Maybin, James McCann and J.D. Martinez all homered to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.
Making only his fifth major league start, Fulmer (3-1) allowed a run on four hits and a walk.
Drew Smyly (2-5) allowed a tiebreaking two-run homer by McCann in the seventh, and Martinez hit a two-run shot of his own off reliever Steven Geltz later that inning.
Up 5-1, Detroit’s Justin Wilson gave up three runs in the eighth, but Francisco Rodriguez pitched a hitless ninth for his 12th save in 13 chances.
Tampa Bay’s Kevin Kiermaier left the game in the fifth with a broken left hand.
CARDINALS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jedd Gyorko, Matt Adams and Yadier Molina homered and Mike Leake pitched seven scoreless innings for St. Louis.
Leake (3-3) retired eight straight between the second and fourth innings and battled back from a 3-0 count to strike out Chris Owings in the fifth to help thwart the Diamondbacks’ best scoring opportunity against him.
Leake even showed off at the plate with a double to left in the sixth. The righty also made a nice barehanded play to throw out Rickie Weeks Jr. at first in the seventh.
Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray (2-3) battled through five innings but took the loss.
ROCKIES 5, PIRATES 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cristhian Adames’ first career homer capped a four-run ninth inning as Colorado rallied to beat closer Mark Melancon and Pittsburgh, ending an eight-game losing streak against the Pirates.
Adames’ two-run shot to straightaway center field came after Tony Wolters singled off Melancon (0-1) to snap a 1-1 tie and another run scored on first baseman John Jaso’s error. Melancon came on to start the ninth and was charged with three unearned runs in 2/3 of an inning.
Adames, a rookie infielder, entered the game at second base in the eighth inning as part of a double switch and homered off Jared Hughes in his 115th career plate appearance.
Rookie reliever Carlos Estevez (1-1) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless inning for his first major league win as the Rockies snapped a three-game overall losing streak
TWINS 5, BLUE JAYS 3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eduardo Nunez homered to cap a five-run rally in the eighth inning as Minnesota suddenly broke loose.
The Twins had been shut out on just one hit — a double by Nunez — by J.A. Happ and trailed 2-0 going into the eighth. They came back to win for only the fourth time in 21 games.
Danny Santana tied it with a two-run double on the last pitch by Happ (5-2). Nunez hit a three-run homer off Gavin Floyd.
Fernando Abad (1-0) threw two pitches and picked up the win. He entered the game with one out in the eighth and got Justin Smoak to hit into a double play.
Toronto slugger Jose Bautista homered for the 13th time in 20 games at Target Field. Michael Saunders homered in the ninth off Kevin Jepsen, who got his third save.
MARINERS 4, REDS 0
CINCINNATI (AP) — Franklin Gutierrez hit a three-run homer that landed high in the upper deck, and Felix Hernandez allowed only four singles in six innings, leading Seattle over Cincinnati Reds on a day when they honored their shared star.
The Reds gave away Ken Griffey Jr. bobbleheads depicting him in both uniforms, and they played a message from him on the videoboard. Junior became a star in Seattle and was later traded to his hometown team. The Reds had him in mind when they designed Great American Ball Park with a short distance in right field.
Gutierrez sent his decisive homer 473 feet the other way in the fourth inning off John Lamb (0-2). Leonys Martin also had a solo shot off the left-hander.
Hernandez (4-3) walked three, struck out five and twice retired Joey Votto with the bases loaded for the final out of an inning.
BRAVES 2, PHILLIES 0
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Williams Perez took a two-hitter into the seventh, helping Atlanta beat Philadelphia for just its second series win this season.
On a cold, rainy afternoon, Perez (2-1) celebrated his 25th birthday with another dominant performance against the Phillies. He gave up two hits, walked one and struck out in 6 1/3 innings.
Three relievers finished off the two-hitter. Arodys Vizcaino earned his fifth save in six tries.
Philadelphia lefty Adam Morgan (1-2) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings.
Ender Inciarte lined an RBI double to left-center to give the Braves a 1-0 lead in the fourth. Erick Aybar’s sacrifice fly made it 2-0.
ORIOLES 3, ANGELS 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Wieters hit a three-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Baltimore Orioles over the Los Angeles Angels.
Wieters, who ended Matt Shoemaker’s perfect game bid with a double in the fifth, lifted a 1-0 sinker from Joe Smith (1-3) over the wall in put the Orioles ahead after they were down to their final out.
Brad Brach (4-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the win, and Zach Britton worked the ninth for his 12th save.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even one of baseball’s hottest team’s couldn’t slow down Jake Arrieta.
Arrieta gave up four hits and one walk while striking out eight in seven innings to win his 19th consecutive decision as the Chicago Cubs beat San Francisco 8-1 Friday night, snapping the Giants’ eight-game winning streak.
“It was a battle for me,” said Arrieta, who leads the majors with a 1.29 ERA. “I wasn’t crisp until the third or fourth inning . Those guys are tough, top to bottom and they make you work. I had to adjust on the fly a little bit. I brought my B stuff and had to sequence differently.”
The Cubs have won Arrieta’s last 22 starts going back to last season, with their ace going 19-0 in that stretch. Chicago also won on the road for the 24th time in 29 games.
Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward left the game in the bottom of the first inning after crashing into the left field wall on a diving catch. He chased a shot over his head off the bat of Denard Span, robbing the Giants’ leadoff man of extra bases on the third pitch he saw from Arrieta (8-0).
“The first hitter of the game, something like that, I’m at a loss for words,” Arrieta said of Heyward’s catch in the deepest part of the stadium.
“That’s an amazing catch. What he’s capable with the glove in the outfield, it’s amazing. I think he’ll be just fine. A little sore, but I hope he’s back as soon as possible.
Heyward is under evaluation for an injury to his right torso abdominal region, the Cubs said.
“He’ll get an MRI in the morning,” manager Joe Maddon said. “We don’t know anything yet. That might have been the game right there. He threw caution to the wind. That could have been an inside the park home run and they have a different mentality.”
Arrieta retired 13 of the last 16 batters he faced after allowing Joe Panik’s two-out run-scoring single in the bottom of the third — just the second run Arrieta has allowed through the first three innings this season.
“That’s what he’s been doing,” Maddon said. “Makes pitches when he has to. His stuff is so good, even without his good command, he can be productive.”
The Cubs also got production from Kris Bryant, who was 2 for 5 with four RBIs, including a three-run homer to left off Jake Peavy (1-5) that highlighted a five-run outburst in the top of the second inning.
After Bryant’s homer, Anthony Rizzo chased Peavy with a single to right that snapped his streak of 13 consecutive hitless at-bats.
Peavy allowed five runs and seven hits and two walks after 1 2/3 innings. He threw 55 pitches.
PADRES 7, DODGERS 6
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Melvin Upton Jr. hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the San Diego Padres past the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After Wil Myers hit a bloop single to shallow center to lead off the ninth against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, Upton went the opposite way beyond the right-center field fence for the comeback victory.
Kevin Quackenbush (2-2) pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the win for the Padres, who had lost four straight.
Jansen (1-1) had converted all 14 of his save chances before Friday. Justin Turner hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning that had given the Dodgers a 6-5 lead.
NATIONALS 4, MARLINS 1
MIAMI (AP) — Tanner Roark finally beat the team that kept beating him, pitching 6 2/3 innings to help the Washington Nationals past Miami.
Roark (3-3) came into the game 0-3 in three starts versus the Marlins this season with an ERA of 8.40. Against the rest of the majors he’s 2-0 in five starts with an ERA of 0.79.
Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Taylor homered to help the Nationals score all their runs in the second inning.
Marcell Ozuna hit his eighth home run for Miami, but Roark had no trouble with slumping slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who finished 0 for 4 with three strikeouts, dropping his average to .214.
Justin Nicolino (2-2) went 5 1/3 innings and has lost all three career starts against Washington. He was hit hard.
INDIANS 4, RED SOX 2
BOSTON (AP) — Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer, Corey Kluber slowed down the majors’ top-scoring team for seven innings and Cleveland won its fifth straight game.
Boston’s Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to 25 games with a solo home run. The Red Sox homered for a club-record 20th straight game, breaking their mark of 19 set in July 1996.
Kluber (3-5) allowed a run in each of the first two innings, but gave up just one hit over the next five. He allowed five hits, struck out six and walked two.
Cody Allen struck out three in the ninth for his 10th save.
ROYALS 4, WHITE SOX 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Omar Infante, Paulo Orlando and Lorenzo Cain all doubled in a three-run sixth inning off Jose Quintana to lead Kansas City to a victory.
Orlando added an RBI single an inning later and Dillon Gee (1-1) allowed a run over five innings for his first victory since 2014. The Royals won for the fifth time in seven games and moved within 3 1/2 games of the AL Central-leading White Sox.
Quintana (5-3) who entered with an AL-best 1.54 ERA, gave up one hit while facing the minimum 15 batters through five. He retired 11 straight until Infante had the first of four straight one-out hits.
Wade Davis got his 10th save in 11 tries..
BLUE JAYS 9, TWINS 3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Bautista hit a three-run home run to break open the game in the sixth inning and Toronto slugged its way to a victory.
Josh Donaldson, Michael Saunders and Darwin Barney also went deep for Toronto. Aaron Sanchez (4-1) gave up two runs on eight hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings to give the Blue Jays their second straight win after a five-game losing streak.
Robbie Grossman went 3 for 4 with a homer, a double and three RBIs in his first game for the Twins, who have lost five straight games and are an MLB-worst 10-31 this season. Tyler Duffey (1-3) gave up six runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.
MARINERS 8, REDS 3
CINCINNATI (AP) — Dae-Ho Lee’s bases-loaded single completed Seattle’s late rally against the major leagues’ worst bullpen, and he later added a solo homer.
Seattle opened a weekend dedicated to Ken Griffey Jr. by getting four runs in the seventh inning against a bullpen that has blown 10 of its 14 save chances.
Blake Wood (3-1) relieved in the seventh and loaded the bases on two singles and a walk. Wood walked Seth Smith to force in a run, and Tony Cingrani came on and hit Robinson Cano with his first pitch to tie it. Lee’s pinch-hit single with two outs knocked in the go-ahead runs.
Nelson Cruz and Lee homered in the ninth off Jumbo Diaz, the 35th and 36th homers allowed by Reds relievers this season.
Hisashi Iwakuma (2-4) gave up three runs in six innings, including Zack Cozart’s solo homer.
PIRATES 2, ROCKIES 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte and John Jaso had two hits each and made fine defensive plays to help Gerrit Cole navigate through seven shaky innings.
Cole (5-3) scattered 10 hits and a walk while not recording a strikeout as he won his second straight start.
David Freese snapped a 1-1 tie with a two-out single in the sixth inning to give the Pirates their fifth win in six games and eighth straight victory over the Rockies.
Marte preserved the 2-1 lead in the seventh by throwing out Dustin Garneau at home to end the inning as he tried to score from second base on Charlie Blackmon’s single to left.
Mark Melancon worked around two singles in a scoreless ninth for his 14th save in 15 opportunities.
Eddie Butler (2-2) allowed two runs — one earned — in the loss.
METS 3, BREWERS 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Matz pitched seven sharp innings to win his sixth consecutive start, Michael Conforto hit a two-run homer and New York beat Milwaukee.
After skipping a turn in the rotation last weekend because of a sore elbow, Matz (6-1) picked up right where he left off in his previous outing May 9 at Dodger Stadium. The rookie left-hander held the Brewers to three hits.
The only real hiccup for Matz came when Chris Carter connected for his 13th home run of the season, a two-run shot in the first inning. After that, Matz retired 15 straight.
Jeurys Familia closed flawlessly for his 14th save.
With the Mets trailing 2-1, Asdrubal Cabrera singled to start the sixth and Conforto homered off Wily Peralta (2-5).
RANGERS 2, ASTROS 1
HOUSTON (AP) — Colby Lewis pitched seven scoreless innings and Prince Fielder provided the offense with a two-run double to lead Texas to a victory.
Lewis (3-0) allowed four hits and struck out six in his first scoreless outing this season to pick up his first win since April 29.
Sam Dyson gave up an RBI single to Colby Rasmus with two outs in the ninth before striking out Evan Gattis for his third save.
Houston starter Lance McCullers (0-1) yielded five hits and two runs with seven strikeouts in six innings in his second start of the season since coming off the disabled list.
RAYS 7, TIGERS 5
DETROIT (AP) — Steven Souza and Steve Pearce homered to help Tampa Bay beat Detroit.
Miguel Cabrera homered twice for the Tigers.
Matt Andriese (3-0) picked up the win despite allowing four runs in 5 1/3 innings. Four relievers followed, with Alex Colome pitching the ninth for his 11th save in 11 chances.
Anibal Sanchez (3-5) allowed five runs in five-plus innings for the Tigers.
BRAVES 7, PHILLIES 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddie Freeman homered twice and drove in four runs and Nick Markakis also hit a home run to lead Atlanta to a victory.
It was a rare power surge for the Braves, who entered last in the majors by a wide margin with just 15 homers. Philadelphia’s 31 homers entering Friday were second from the bottom in the big leagues.
The Braves hit three homers in a game for the first time this season, and have nine in their last five games.
Matt Wisler (2-3) allowed one run on five hits with seven strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings to help the Braves to just their fourth win in 15 games.
Aaron Nola (3-3) gave up five runs – two earned – and seven hits in seven innings.
DIAMONDBACKS 11, CARDINALS 7
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrick Corbin (2-3) struck out seven and Chris Herrmann homered with three RBIs for the Arizona Diamondbacks in a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Michael Bourn and Chris Owings added two RBIs apiece for the Diamondbacks, who are 13-7 on the road and 7-17 at home. They pulled away with seven runs over the last two innings and have won nine of 10 road series openers dating to last September.
Carlos Martinez (4-4) allowed four runs in five innings and has lost his last four starts after winning the first four. Reliever Jonathan Broxton was charged with five runs in one-third of an inning in the eighth and infielder Ruben Tejada made his major league pitching debut in the ninth, surrendering consecutive homers to Herrmann and Brandon Drury.
YANKEES 8, ATHLETICS 3
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — CC Sabathia came off the disabled list to pitch six innings and become the eighth player in the modern era to win 100 games or more with two teams, and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics.
Carlos Beltran doubled three times and drove in three runs, Jacoby Ellsbury added two RBIs while Ronald Torreyes had a two-run triple during a five-run fourth inning to help the Yankees to their second straight win in this series after getting swept by the A’s in April.
Sabathia (3-2), who had a groin injury earlier this month, allowed one run, three hits, walked one and had a season-high eight strikeouts for his first victory there since 2012.
Sonny Gray (3-5) gave up five runs in 3 1/3 innings.
ORIOLES 9, ANGELS 4
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Chris Davis hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning — one of four in the game by the Orioles — and Baltimore defeated the Los Angeles Angels in the series opener after blowing a three-run lead.
Mark Trumbo also hit a two-run blast, and Joey Rickard and Manny Machado added back-to-back solo shots for the AL East leaders who improved to 8-7 away from home. They had played just two road games since April 28 before opening a nine-game West Coast trip in Anaheim.
Mychal Givens (3-0) allowed two hits and no runs in 1 1/3 relief innings. Jose Alvarez (1-2) took the loss.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta is greeted in the dugout by pitching coach Chris Bosio, left, after pitching in the seventh inning of the Cubs’ baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, May 20, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale went the distance on a masterful four-hitter on Thursday night, becoming the first major league pitcher since 2008 to win his first nine starts, and the Chicago White Sox edged the Houston Astros 2-1 to snap their season-high four game losing streak.
Sale walked none and struck out a season-high nine en route to his second straight complete game. No other pitcher has more than seven victories in the big leagues this season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Brandon Webb had been the last to post a 9-0 record in his first nine starts. The last White Sox to accomplish the feat was Eddie Cicotte in 1919, when he won 12 in a row.
Houston broke the shutout bid in the eighth, when Evan Gattis clubbed Sale’s first pitch for a home run.
BREWERS 5, CUBS 3
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Junior Guerra struck out a career-high 11, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Chris Carter homered and Milwaukee slowed Chicago.
Jason Hammel (5-1) allowed four runs and five hits in six innings. He had been 8-0 with a 2.37 ERA in 11 career starts against the Brewers. Chicago, a big-league best 28-11, has lost three times in a four-game span for the first time this season. The Cubs scored seven runs in the three-game series.
Making his first start against Chicago, Guerra (3-0) gave up Dexter Fowler’s 15th career leadoff homer but settled down to allow three runs and five hits in seven innings.
Tyler Thornburg got his first big league save.
BLUE JAYS 3, TWINS 2, 11 INNINGS
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out, two-strike single in the 11th inning the Toronto stopped a five-game losing streak.
Edwin Encarnacion’s two-run home run tied the game in the sixth for the only big hit during a duel between Marco Estrada and Ervin Santana, who pitched eight innings apiece. Estrada and Roberto Osuna (2-0) held the Twins hitless from the fourth through the 10th, and Joe Biagini worked the 11th inning for his first save.
Ryan Pressly (1-3) gave up the one-out single to Encarnacion in the top of the 11th that set up the winning run, and Tulowitzki delivered against Fernando Abad to send the Twins to their 16th loss in the last 19 games.
NATIONALS 9, METS 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Unbeaten Stephen Strasburg struck out 10, Daniel Murphy homered against his old team and Bryce Harper finally got a hit off shaky Matt Harvey as Washington routed New York.
Slumping Ben Revere singled to start a seven-run burst in the third inning and capped it with a two-run triple for a 9-1 lead, chasing Harvey and sending boos bouncing all around Citi Field.
The NL East-leading Nationals handed the Mets their sixth loss in seven games.
Strasburg (7-0) gave up one run and six hits in six innings, and tied Cubs ace Jake Arrieta for the league lead in wins. Harvey (3-6) was tagged for a career-worst nine runs.
CARDINALS 13, ROCKIES 7
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter homered and drove in a career-high six runs and Matt Adams added four RBIs to lead St. Louis.
Stephen Piscotty, hitting cleanup for only the third time this season, had three hits and drove in two runs for the Cardinals.
Trevor Story hit his 12th home run of the season for the Rockies, a solo shot in the seventh. He had three hits.
Tyler Lyons (1-0) allowed one run over three innings in relief of Michael Wacha, who gave up eight hits and six runs in four innings.
Colorado starter Jon Gray (1-2) gave up nine runs and eight hits over 3 1/3 innings.
MARINERS 7, ORIOLES 2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Adam Lind broke open a close game with a three-run homer in the sixth inning, and Seattle beat Baltimore to complete another successful road series.
Leonys Martin also homered for the Mariners, who took two of three from Baltimore to improve to an AL-best 15-7 in away games. Seattle is 6-0-1 in seven road series.
Nathan Karns (4-1) allowed one run and four hits in five innings, striking out five and walking none.
The Mariners were nursing a 2-1 lead when Robinson Cano led off the sixth with a double off Tyler Wilson (2-2). After Kyle Seager received an intentional walk, Lind hit an opposite-field drive that barely cleared the left-field wall.
INDIANS 7, REDS 2
CINCINNATI (AP) — Carlos Santana hit two two-run homers, and Josh Tomlin stayed unbeaten by allowing only five hits while pitching into the eighth inning, leading Cleveland to its the first sweep of their annual intrastate series.
The Indians won two games in Cleveland and two at Great American Ball Park by outscoring the Reds 43-16. Neither team had swept the season series that started in 1997.
Tomlin (6-0) won his sixth straight decision on the road. The right-hander gave up Joey Votto’s two-run homer and fanned seven in 7 2/3 innings.
Santana connected in the fourth off Tim Adleman, who left the game a few pitches later with a strained left oblique. Santana hit his seventh homer the following inning off Caleb Cotham (0-3), the 34th homer allowed by the major leagues’ worst bullpen.
PIRATES 8, BRAVES 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco homered and tripled, John Jaso collected three hits and Pittsburgh rolled.
Polanco hit a two-run shot to left-center in the second off Mike Foltynewicz (1-2) and finished 2 for 4. The left fielder is hitting .461 (12 for 26) in his last seven games.
Jeff Locke (2-3) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings to win for just the second time in eight starts this season.
Jeff Francouer went 3 for 4 with his fifth home run of the season for Atlanta.
YANKEES 4, ATHLETICS 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ivan Nova pitched six innings for his second win since moving into the starting rotation, Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer and the Yankees held on to beat the Athletics.
Aaron Hicks added an RBI double while Brett Gardner had two hits and two walks to help the Yankees win the opener of the four-game series.
Oakland swept New York when the teams played in the Bronx but got little going against Nova and three relievers.
Nova (3-1) allowed one run and four hits in his longest outing this season since replacing the injured CC Sabathia in the Yankees’ rotation. The right-hander threw just 62 pitches, had three strikeouts and lowered his ERA to 1.65 in three starts.
Josh Reddick homered for Oakland before leaving after appearing to injure his left hand stealing second base in the seventh.
GIANTS 3, PADRES 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jeff Samardzija pitched eight strong innings, Joe Panik had four hits and Brandon Crawford homered for the NL West-leading Giants, who beat San Diego for their season-high eighth straight victory.
The Giants went 7-0 on a swing through Arizona and San Diego. They head home to open a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs, who at 28-11 have the best record in the majors.
Samardzija (6-2) held San Diego to three hits and one run, struck out eight and walked none. He retired his final 19 batters after giving up an RBI double to Alexi Amarista with two outs in the second.
Samardzija was trying to become the third straight Giants pitcher to get a complete game, after Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto went the distance in the first two games of the series. Samardzija threw 105 pitches.
ANGELS 7, DODGERS 4
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Johnny Giavotella singled in the tying and go-ahead runs with two outs in the fifth inning and the Angels rallied to beat the Dodgers, taking three out of four games in the Freeway Series.
Mike Trout homered for the second straight game and Carlos Perez added a solo shot for the Angels, who have scored 52 runs in the last eight games after just eight in their previous five games. They have won six of seven.
Trout was 2 of 3 with a walk, drove in three runs and scored twice in front of 45,007, the largest crowd for a regular-season game since Angel Stadium was renovated in 1998. Trout has raised his average to .327 after being at .220 a month ago.
Jose Alvarez (1-1) worked 1 2/3 innings for the win. Joe Smith pitched the ninth for his fifth save.
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander struck out 10 batters, including the 2,000th of his career, to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Wednesday.
The Tigers have won four straight, equaling a season high, after losing 11 of 12 games.
Verlander (3-4) allowed six hits and three runs over 7 1/3 innings while matching his season high in strikeouts. He joined Mickey Lolich as the two pitchers in franchise history with 2,000 career strikeouts, and became the 76th in baseball history to reach the milestone.
Ricky Nolasco (1-2) gave up nine hits and four runs over five innings.
The Twins have lost 11 of 13, dropping to 10-29 for the worst record in the majors.
CUBS 2, BREWERS 1, 13 INNINGS
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pitcher Travis Wood drove in the go-ahead run when he walked with the bases loaded in the 13th inning after getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the 12th to lead Chicago over Milwaukee.
With the Cubs out of position players, manager Joe Maddon had Wood hit with two outs after the Brewers intentionally walked Miguel Montero to load the bases. Wood drew the walk when Carlos Torres (0-1) missed on a 3-1 cutter, forcing Ben Zobrist home with the go-ahead run.
Wood (2-0) allowed a leadoff double to Jonathan Villar in the bottom of the 13th, and the Brewers later put runners on the corners with one out.
The Cubs’ last eligible player, left-hander Clayton Richard came on in relief to get the last out, retiring lefty-hitting Kirk Nieuwenhuis on a groundout for his first career save.
NATIONALS 7, METS 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Murphy drove in two runs against his former team to back Gio Gonzalez in his latest win at Citi Field, sending patient Washington past New York.
Anthony Rendon snapped a fifth-inning tie with a two-run single for the Nationals, who stopped a three-game skid and held onto first place in the NL East. They took advantage of uncharacteristic wildness by Bartolo Colon (3-3) and the Mets, drawing 11 walks and getting hit by pitches twice in a game that dragged on for 3 hours, 42 minutes.
Gonzalez (3-1) carried a two-hitter into the seventh before three singles loaded the bases with one out. Felipe Rivero relieved and escaped the jam unscathed, retiring Kevin Plawecki and pinch-hitter Michael Conforto to protect a four-run lead.
Yoenis Cespedes hit his 13th home run for the Mets, who have lost five of six.
GIANTS 2, PADRES 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Johnny Cueto threw a four-hitter and Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer, leading San Francisco to its seventh straight win with a victory over San Diego.
Cueto (6-1) struck out eight and walked two while allowing one run in his second complete game of the season — both coming against the Padres. He improved to 4-1 in his career vs. San Diego, including a shutout on April 26.
The Giants, whose have won six straight on the road, also improved to 5-0 against San Diego this season, and have won 13 of the last 16 contests between the teams.
Buster Posey led off the fourth with a walk from Drew Pomeranz (4-4), who hadn’t allowed a run in 18 consecutive innings, and Pence followed with a homer that just cleared the right field wall.
ROYALS 3, RED SOX 2, GAME 1; RED SOX 5, ROYALS 2, GAME 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts homered to back a strong start by David Price, and Boston beat Kansas City to salvage a split of their day-night doubleheader.
The Royals won the opener 3-2 behind a strong performance by Ian Kennedy and their bullpen. Kennedy allowed two runs on six hits and a walk over 5 2/3 innings, striking out nine, before Brian Flynn — who earned his first career win — and Luke Hochevar combined to strike out four consecutive batters.
It was Price (6-1) who shined in the nightcap, allowing two runs over 7 1/3 innings. Craig Kimbrel handled a scoreless ninth for his 11th save.
The Red Sox were clinging to a 2-1 lead when they loaded the bases off Edinson Volquez (4-4) with two outs in the sixth inning. Christian Vazquez dribbled a single up the middle to score two runs, giving the Red Sox plenty of cushion the way their left-hander was pitching.
In the first game, Boston’s Steven Wright (3-4) surrendered five hits without a walk in a complete game loss.
CARDINALS 2, ROCKIES 0
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright threw six-hit ball into the seventh inning in his best start of the season and Matt Holliday had a two-run double and St. Louis ended the Colorado Rockies’ five-game winning streak.
Stephen Piscotty had three hits and scored a run for the Cardinals, who had lost three of four.
Chris Rusin (1-2) allowed two runs in six innings for the Rockies.
Wainwright (4-3) worked a season-high 6 2/3 innings, a third of an inning longer than his previous best, and lowered his ERA 88 points to a still-unsightly 5.92. He’s 8-1 with a 1.31 ERA for his career against Colorado.
ANGELS 8, DODGERS 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout homered and the Angels broke the game open with five runs in the fifth inning to beat the Dodgers in the Freeway Series.
C.J. Cron’s bases-loaded infield single put the Angels ahead 2-1 and opened the floodgates. Mike Bolsinger (0-1) began the inning by giving up a single to Yunel Escobar and issuing a one-out walk to Trout. Louis Coleman relieved and immediately loaded the bases by walking Albert Pujols.
Cron scored on Howie Kendrick’s error that made Johnny Giavotella safe at first. Rafael Ortega’s double dropped in front of charging left fielder Trayce Thompson, leading to two more runs. Carlos Perez’s sacrifice fly extended the lead to 6-1.
Nick Tropeano (2-2) tossed four-hit ball into the seventh inning in his longest start of the season for the Angels.
ASTROS 5, WHITE SOX 3
CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Altuve had three hits and two runs batted in, Colby Rasmus and Jason Castro each had a solo home run and Houston beat Chicago despite the White Sox turning their second triple play of the season.
Altuve went 3 for 4 with a walk and Castro went 2 for 3 with a walk.
Jose Abreu went 2 for 4 with two RBIs for Chicago, which has dropped a season-high four straight and six of seven overall.
Doug Fister (4-3) allowed three runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings to get the win. Luke Gregerson, who had blown three of his last four save chances, got the final three outs for his ninth save.
Mat Latos (5-1) suffered his first loss of the season.
The White Sox turned a 5-4-3 around-the-horn triple play in the eighth inning.
INDIANS 8, REDS 7, 12 INNINGS
CINCINNATI (AP) — Rajai Davis hit a tying, two-run homer in the ninth inning, and Francisco Lindor led off the 12th with another homer, powering Cleveland to a victory.
The Indians won the first two games of the interleague series 15-6 and 13-1 in Cleveland, then made the 250-mile trip south and pulled out another.
Lindor connected off Keyvius Sampson (0-1) for Cleveland’s 10th win in 15 games. The Indians (20-17) moved a season-high three games over .500.
Cody Allen (1-3) pitched two hitless innings. Dan Otero gave up a single and a walk in the 12th but retired Brandon Phillips on a routine fly to right, earning his first save since 2014.
Jay Bruce hit two solo homers, and Eugenio Suarez had a three-run shot that allowed the Reds to take a 7-5 lead into the ninth. A beleaguered bullpen couldn’t hold on.
YANKEES 4, DIAMONDBACKS 2
PHOENIX (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi retired the 18 batters he faced after allowing a freak leadoff base hit and New York salvaged the final game of a three-game series in Arizona.
Jean Segura’s ground ball to start the first inning bounced off the bag at second and dribbled into the outfield for a double. After that, only two balls even reached the outfield off the Yankees right-hander, who hit 100 mph on the Chase Field radar gun while improving to 4-0 in his last five starts.
Eovaldi (4-2) gave up one run and struck out five with no walks.
Brett Gardner hit a two-run homer and Jacoby Ellsbury went 3 for 3 with an RBI single for New York. Aroldis Chapman threw a perfect ninth for his fourth save since being reinstated on May 9.
Shelby Miller (1-5) scattered 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs.
BRAVES 3, PIRATES 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Julio Teheran allowed five hits in 7 2/3 crisp innings and Atlanta gave Brian Snitker his first victory as interim manager.
Teheran (1-4) struck out three without a walk to end six weeks of frustration. Tyler Flowers hit a home run to the bushes in center field and finished with three hits for the Braves, who won for just the third time in their last 13 games.
Arodys Vizcaino gave up a ninth-inning home run to Jung Ho Kang but got the final four outs for his fourth save.
Francisco Liriano (3-3) pitched seven strong innings but the Pirates lost for the first time in Liriano’s last 14 starts at PNC Park.
ORIOLES 5, MARINERS 2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Tillman won his fifth straight start with another solid performance against his former team and Baltimore beat Seattle.
Mark Trumbo and Matt Wieters hit back-to-back homers for the Orioles, whose 17-7 record at Camden Yards is the best home mark in the major leagues.
Tillman (6-1) allowed two runs on four hits with six strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings. Closer Zach Britton relieved Brach Brach and worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth. Britton got his 11th save by recording five outs.
Taijuan Walker (2-3) allowed four runs on five hits over five innings.
RAYS 6, BLUE JAYS 3
TORONTO (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier hit a two-run homer, Logan Morrison and Desmond Jennings each had solo shots and Tampa Bay beat slumping Toronto to complete a three-game sweep.
Morrison had three hits and scored twice for the Rays, who outscored the Blue Jays 31-7 over the series.
Edwin Encarnacion, Jimmy Paredes and Michael Saunders hit solo homers, but Toronto lost its season-high fifth straight.
Jake Odorizzi (1-2) allowed two runs and two hits in five innings to win for the first time in nine starts this season. Alex Colome got the final four outs for his 10th save.
All three Tampa Bay homers came off R.A. Dickey (2-5), who allowed five runs and eight hits in six innings.
ATHLETICS 8, RANGERS 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis hit his fourth home run in two games, Danny Valencia drove in two and Oakland completed a three-game sweep of Texas.
Rich Hill (6-3) won for the first time at home, and his third straight, after giving up a run on three hits over his six innings. He walked one and struck out six.
Davis hit a solo home run in the sixth, a day after hitting three homers, including a walk-off grand slam. He leads the majors with nine home runs and 20 RBIs in May.
Martin Perez (1-4) gave up four runs on eight hits over seven innings.
PHILLIES 4, MARLINS 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyler Goeddel hit his first career homer, Jeremy Hellickson pitched six sharp innings and Philadelphia beat Miami.
Hellickson (4-2) allowed two runs and five hits, striking out four. He retired 11 in a row at one point and pitched well after a shaky start. Jeanmar Gomez tossed a perfect ninth for his 16th save in 17 tries.
The Phillies won two of three for their seventh series win in the past eight, improving to 24-13 since an 0-4 start.
Marlins starter Tom Koehler (2-4) gave up three runs — two earned — and seven hits in seven innings.
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Carlos Torres sands on the mound as Chicago Cubs’ Travis Wood walks to first during the 13th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Milwaukee. Wood walked with bases loaded. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard brought his 100 mph heat and struck out 10, Curtis Granderson homered on Max Scherzer’s first pitch, and the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 Tuesday night to stop a four-game skid.
Daniel Murphy returned to Citi Field with a major league-best .400 batting average and drew two early standing ovations, then got booed. The former Mets postseason star got one of five hits Syndergaard (4-2) gave up in seven innings.
Michael Conforto also homered as the Mets sent the NL East leaders to their third straight loss. Jeurys Familia worked the ninth for his 13th save in as many chances.
Scherzer (4-3) also struck out 10 in his first start since fanning a record-tying 20 against Detroit in his last outing.
Scherzer allowed just three hits in 6 1/3 innings but two of them left the ballpark.
ATHLETICS 8, RANGERS 5
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis hit a game-ending grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning for his third homer of the night, giving Oakland a victory over Texas.
Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer off Ryan Madson (2-0) in the top of the ninth to put Texas ahead 5-4, but Davis and the A’s weren’t done.
Pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt reached on an infield single and went to third on Coco Crisp’s double. Two outs and an intentional walk later, Davis launched a drive to left field off Shawn Tolleson (0-2), handing the Rangers’ closer his fourth blown save.
With his excited teammates waiting at home plate, Davis stopped along the third base line and mimicked a pull-up jumper with his helmet as if he were Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry next door in the NBA playoffs.
It was the first three-homer game for Davis, who matched his career high with six RBIs.
DODGERS 5, ANGELS 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw improved to 4-0 in May, Joc Pederson hit two solo homers and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Angels in the Freeway Series.
Kershaw (6-1) allowed one run and four hits in eight innings, struck out 11 and walked none. The left-hander retired his final 13 batters in lowering his ERA to 1.67.
Kenley Jansen retired the side in the ninth for his 14th save.
Jered Weaver (3-3) gave up four runs — three earned — and 10 hits in seven innings, struck out two and walked two in his first start against the Dodgers since May 29, 2013.
GIANTS 5, PADRES 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner threw a five-hitter and struck out 11 for his first complete game this season and Brandon Crawford homered and drove in all five runs to lead NL West-leading San Francisco to a victory against San Diego.
The benches cleared after Bumgarner struck out Wil Myers to end the third. Bumgarner stared at Myers as he walked off the field, and the two exchanged words. They had to be separated, but no punches were thrown. Bumgarner and Myers, the Padres’ first baseman, appeared to laugh off their differences when the pitcher walked leading off the ninth.
Bumgarner (5-2) came within three outs of a shutout before allowing Matt Kemp’s homer off the third deck of the Western Metal Supply Co. building in the left field corner, his 10th.
Colin Rea (3-2) allowed three runs and four hits in five innings, struck out three and walked two.
ASTROS 6, WHITE SOX 5, 11 INNINGS
CHICAGO (AP) — Evan Gattis celebrated his return to the majors with a two-run homer in the 11th inning that lifted Houston over Chicago.
Astros rookie Tyler White hit a pair of solo shots for his first multihomer game and capped a three-hit night with a double.
Gattis, who returned from Double-A Corpus Christi earlier in the day, lined an 0-2 pitch from reliever Matt Albers (1-3) into the left-field bullpen for his second homer this season.
Pat Neshek (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win. Tony Sipp allowed Adam Eaton’s RBI double in the 11th before earning his first save.
DIAMONDBACKS 5, YANKEES 3
PHOENIX (AP) — Zack Greinke pitched effectively into the eighth inning and Arizona clinched its first regular-season series over New York.
Arizona blew out the Yankees 12-2 in the series opener and withstood a late rally Tuesday to win a regular-season series against the Bronx Bombers for the first time in six tries.
Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer off Michael Pineda (1-5) and the Diamondbacks, who beat New York in the 2001 World Series, had 10 hits.
Greinke (4-3) looked the part of an ace the Diamondbacks were expecting after signing him to a six-year, $175 million contract, striking out seven before appearing to tire late.
Starlin Castro homered for New York.
BREWERS 4, CUBS 2
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chase Anderson took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and finished with 8 2/3 strong innings to lift Milwaukee over Chicago.
The Cubs entered averaging 5.94 runs per game, but Anderson (2-5) stopped them almost cold to snap a personal five-game skid.
Ben Zobrist ended Anderson’s no-hit bid with a double on the first pitch of the eighth.
Anderson was perfect through 5 1/3 innings before walking Miguel Montero on a 3-2 pitch.
Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant spoiled Anderson’s shutout with solo homers in the ninth.
Cubs fans joined the hometown crowd with a standing ovation while Anderson walked off the field.
Jeremy Jeffress got the final out for his 11th save.
Hendricks (2-3) allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings.
ROCKIES 3, CARDINALS 1
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chad Bettis took a shutout into the seventh inning and drove in a run to lead Colorado to a victory.
Nolan Arrenado and Dustin Garneau had RBI singles, and Bettis added a run-scoring grounder as the Rockies got their season-high fifth straight win and won for only the fifth time in 22 games at Busch Stadium since 2010.
Bettis (4-2) didn’t give up a hit until Jeremy Hazelbaker beat out an infield single leading off the fifth. The right-hander allowed five singles in 6 2/3 innings, walking two and striking out four.
Jaime Garcia (3-3) allowed three runs and five singles with four walks in five innings for St. Louis.
PIRATES 12, BRAVES 9
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco doubled three times and Pittsburgh ruined Brian Snitker’s debut as interim manager of Atlanta.
John Jaso, Andrew McCutchen and Francisco Cervelli had three hits each for the Pirates, who led by nine runs early then held on after an extended rally by the Braves. Juan Nicasio (4-3) survived five innings to pick up the win thanks in large part to Pittsburgh’s season-high 21 hits. Mark Melancon worked the ninth for his 13th save.
Mallex Smith hit two homers for the Braves, playing hours after manager Fredi Gonzalez was fired after five-plus seasons with Atlanta languishing in last place in the NL East. Rookie Aaron Blair (0-3) failed to make it out of the second inning as the Braves fell to a major-league worst 9-29.
ROYALS 8, RED SOX 4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Paulo Orlando hit a two-run homer, Eric Hosmer also went deep and Kansas City beat hot-hitting Boston.
Orlando also tripled and had a two-run single. Omar Infante and Alcides Escobar drove in runs as Kansas City continued to slowly break out of its season-long offensive funk.
Yordano Ventura (4-2), who has struggled with walks all season, issued one free pass in 5 2/3 innings for Kansas City. He allowed four runs and seven hits before exiting with a one-run lead.
Rick Porcello (6-2) gave up five runs, four earned, on eight hits and two walks for Boston.
MARINERS 10, ORIOLES 0
BALTIMORE (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered and drove in five runs, Kyle Seager hit a three-run drive and Seattle cruised past Baltimore.
Robinson Cano had three hits, two RBIs and scored three runs for the Mariners, who repeatedly circled the bases on a wet, chilly night at Camden Yards.
Wade Miley (4-2) allowed two hits and walked three in six sharp innings.
Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez (2-4) allowed six runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings
The Orioles managed only two hits.
RAYS 12, BLUE JAYS 2
TORONTO (AP) — Chris Archer pitched six innings to win his third straight decision, Brad Miller had three hits and three RBIs and Tampa Bay routed Toronto again.
Logan Morrison had two hits and two RBIs for the Rays, who beat Toronto 13-2 on Monday night. Tampa Bay has scored in each of the first three innings in back-to-back games for the first time in team history.
Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman (4-1) allowed a career-worst 13 hits in 5 2/3 innings, and the slumping Blue Jays lost their fourth straight.
Archer (3-4) allowed two runs and four hits.
INDIANS 13, REDS 1
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rajai Davis had three hits, drove in three runs and scored four, and Cleveland benefited from four straight bases-loaded walks from reliever Steve Delabar to rout Cincinnati.
Jason Kipnis, Carlos Santana and Mike Napoli each had two RBIs, and Francisco Lindor and Lonnie Chisenhall had three hits apiece.
Danny Salazar (4-2) gave up one run and five hits in 7 1/3 innings, struck out eight and walked one. He retired 16 straight batters after Jay Bruce’s one-out single in the second.
Alfredo Simon (1-4) allowed a career-high 10 runs and 14 hits — one shy of his most — in 4 1/3 innings.
PHILLIES 3, MARLINS 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tommy Joseph hit his first major league homer as part of three-hit game to lead Philadelphia.
Six Phillies pitchers combined to strike out 17 Marlins.
Joseph hit a solo shot in the second inning off Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen (3-2) and hit cleanup in just third big-league game.
Vince Velasquez (5-1) struck out 10 in five innings, his highest total since he fanned 16 San Diego Padres in an April 14 shutout. Velasquez has not pitched out of the seventh inning since that game and was lifted against the Marlins after 103 pitches.
TIGERS 7, TWINS 2
DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez hit consecutive homers during a seven-run seventh inning, and Detroit beat Minnesota as Tigers manager Brad Ausmus served a one-game suspension.
Jose Iglesias hit a tiebreaking two-run single for the Tigers, who have won three straight after losing 11 of their previous 12. Ausmus was suspended one game for his tirade Monday, when he was ejected during Detroit’s 10-8 win, but since their manager’s frustration boiled over, the Tigers have enjoyed mostly positive developments on the field.
Minnesota’s Phil Hughes took a shutout into the seventh but was lifted after allowing Miguel Cabrera’s triple and Victor Martinez’s sacrifice fly. The Twins needed three relievers to get the final two outs of the inning as Detroit broke through in a big way.
Kyle Ryan (1-1) got the win in relief, and Michael Tonkin (1-2) took the loss.
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BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz made sure he got to his daughter’s birthday party.
Big Papi may have picked up an extra gift from the field, too.
Ortiz hit a winning double with two outs in the 11th inning after lining a tying triple in the ninth and earlier moving into 20th place on the career home run list, sending the Boston Red Sox past the Houston Astros 6-5 on Saturday.
Ortiz was blasted with white powdery spray from his teammates at second base after the victory. He later walked off holding the bag over his head.
When it was over, he met his son at his locker, showered, quickly got dressed and hustled out the door.
In a postgame interview, the 40-year-old Ortiz told the team’s NESN cable network: “You know when we’re playing at home you’ve got the wonderful feeling from the fans.”
Hanley Ramirez was on deck when Ortiz delivered the winning hit and rushed out to celebrate.
“I was trying to tackle him. But man, I couldn’t do it,” Ramirez said. “Papi, his emotion and how happy he was, he’s got energy. Every time he comes here he’s laughing, talking loud and it’s fantastic.”
Boston’s Jackie Bradley Jr. singled in the first inning, extending the majors’ longest hitting streak to 20 games.
George Springer hit a grand slam and Carlos Correa a solo homer for the Astros.
Ortiz broke a tie with Ernie Banks and Eddie Mathews with his 513th homer, a drive that cleared Boston’s bullpen and sailed into the bleacher seats. The shot in the third was his 10th of the season.
Houston led 5-4 with two outs in the ninth when Ortiz hit an RBI triple just past diving center fielder Jake Marisnick. After sliding into third, he got up and pumped both fists toward his dugout following his first triple since June 15, 2013.
Ramirez then tried to bunt on the first pitch, but closer Luke Gregerson threw him out.
In the 11th, Xander Bogaerts singled with two outs against Michael Feliz (1-1) and advanced on a wild pitch. Ortiz hit a drive off the base of the center-field wall for his 600th career double to win it.
Ortiz joined Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds as the only major leaguers with at least 500 home runs and 600 doubles.
“He got us twice,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “Once in the ninth and once in the 11th inning, both to the middle part of the field.”
Koji Uehara (2-1) pitched a scoreless 11th for the win.
Jose Altuve reached five times with two singles and three walks for the Astros.
Houston starter Collin McHugh gave up four runs over six innings.
Springer’s slam off Clay Buchholz caromed off a billboard above the Green Monster seats to make it 5-2 in the second. Springer homered for the third time in four games, and for the second straight day at Fenway Park.
There was a spattering of boos before Buchholz was booed louder as he walked off after the inning’s last out. Buchholz was charged with five runs in six innings, but held Houston scoreless over his final four.
Correa’s homer completely left the park over the Monster, making it 1-0 in the first.
NATIONALS 6, MARLINS 4, GAME 1; MARLINS 7, NATIONALS 1, GAME 2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Marcell Ozuna and J.T. Realmuto each drove in two runs and Miami beat Washington to split a doubleheader.
The Nationals won the opener 6-4 behind six strong innings from Stephen Strasburg (6-0). Right after the final out, Washington announced that Bryce Harper had dropped his appeal of a one-game suspension and would sit out the nightcap for his behavior following an ejection on Monday.
The Marlins battered Nationals starter Tanner Roark (2-3) for seven runs in five innings.
Ozuna had five hits in the doubleheader, including three in the second game, extending his hitting streak to 14 games. Justin Bour blasted a solo home run.
Led by Jose Urena (1-0), Miami’s bullpen allowed one run and four hits over six innings. Starter Kendry Flores exited after three innings with a right shoulder strain.
In the first game, Justin Nicolino (2-1) took the loss and Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth for his 11th save.
ANGELS 9, MARINERS 7
SEATTLE (AP) — Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to fuel a second rally in Los Angeles’ win over Seattle.
The Angels trailed 2-1 before taking the lead with a five-run seventh, but then Seattle came back with a five-run eighth. Steve Clevenger had a two-out RBI single to cap the inning for a 7-6 lead heading into the ninth.
Closer Steve Cishek (2-3) couldn’t save it. With one out, he hit Kole Calhoun with a pitch and Mike Trout singled to right. Pujols then hit his eighth home run on a 1-1 slider.
Adam Lind drove in four runs for the Mariners, including a two-run double in the eighth. He opened the scoring in the second with a two-run home run, his second.
Cam Bedrosian (1-0) got one out in the eighth inning and Joe Smith pitch the ninth for his third save.
ORIOLES 9, TIGERS 3
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jonathan Schoop hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and Baltimore stretched its winning streak to seven games.
Matt Wieters and Adam Jones also homered for the Orioles, who will seek to complete a four-game sweep Sunday.
Schoop hit a solo shot in the seventh and his second career slam in the eighth to finish with a career-high five RBIs.
Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer for the Tigers, who have lost 11 of 12.
Wieters hit a two-run drive in the sixth inning to put Baltimore up 3-2 and Schoop’s first home run of the game made it 4-2 in the seventh. Both long balls came off Anibal Sanchez (3-4), who took a two-hit shutout into the sixth.
Orioles rookie Mike Wright (2-3) gave up two runs and three hits over seven innings.
ROCKIES 7, METS 4
DENVER (AP) — DJ LeMahieu and Tony Wolters had two hits and two RBIs apiece and Colorado beat New York.
Trevor Story and Gerardo Parra also had two hits for Colorado, which has won three straight at home for the first time this season.
Mets starter Logan Verrett (3-1) struggled in the same place where he earned his first win in his major league debut.
Mets manager Terry Collins also was ejected for arguing in the third inning.
Neil Walker had three hits, including a solo home run, for the Mets.
Rockies starter Eddie Butler (2-1) allowed four runs on nine hits in five-plus innings for the loss. Jake McGee pitched the ninth for his 11th save.
DODGERS 5, CARDINALS 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scott Kazmir pitched 8 2/3 innings and Adrian Gonzalez and Corey Seager homered in Los Angeles’ victory over St. Louis Cardinals.
Gonzalez hit a home run, his fourth of the season, to lead off the fourth inning. Seager, who had three hits, ripped a solo home run in the seventh inning.
Kazmir (3-3) allowed three runs on five hits, struck out seven and walked one. He was nearly flawless until Jeremy Hazelbaker hit a pinch-hit, two-run home run to pull the Cardinals within two runs in the ninth. Closer Kenley Jansen recorded the final out for his 13th save.
The Dodgers scored three runs in the fifth after Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez (4-3) loaded the bases with no outs. Martinez left after that.
GIANTS 5, DIAMONDBACKS 3
PHOENIX (AP) — Buster Posey hit a two-run double in the ninth inning and Hunter Pence had his 200th career home run to lead San Francisco to a win over Arizona.
San Francisco led 3-1 after Jake Peavy’s six strong innings, but the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead.
Jean Segura pulled the Diamondbacks within one on an RBI groundout in the seventh inning and pinch hitter Phil Gosselin tied it with a sacrifice fly in the eighth off Hunter Strickland (1-0).
The Giants loaded the bases against Daniel Hudson (1-1) in the ninth and Posey bounced a ground-rule double into the pool deck in right center.
Cory Gearrin worked around a single in the ninth for his first save. Denard Span had four hits for the Giants.
RANGERS 6, BLUE JAYS 5, 10 INNINGS
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Drew Stubbs homered with two outs in the 10th inning, helping Texas beat Toronto after the Blue Jays rallied with consecutive homers in the ninth to force extra innings.
Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer and Troy Tulowitzki followed with a tying shot off closer Shawn Tolleson. Tolleson has a 7.07 ERA and has blown two of his past four save opportunities.
Tony Barnette (3-2) got Toronto’s last four outs, allowing a two-out double by Jose Bautista in the 10th.
Gavin Floyd (1-3) gave up two hits and struck out two.
BRAVES 5, ROYALS 0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Foltynewicz pitched a career-high eight scoreless innings, Kelly Johnson and A.J. Pierzynski each drove in two runs, and Atlanta beat Kansas City.
Foltynewicz (1-1) got his first victory since Aug. 8, holding the Royals to seven hits, while striking out four and walking none. The Braves (9-26) avoided matching the worst 35-game start in franchise history — 8-27, set by the 1911 Boston Braves.
Dillon Gee (0-1), making his first start for the Royals in place of the injured Chris Young, held the Braves scoreless on three hits over the first five innings, but retired only one of the six batters he faced in the sixth. He was charged with three runs and six hits, while striking out five and walking three in 5 1/3 innings.
The Royals have lost 13 of 18 and have not won consecutive games since April 21-22.
PHILLIES 4, REDS 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyler Goeddel threw out Eugenio Suarez with catcher Cameron Rupp holding onto the ball following a violent collision to end the game and Philadelphia held on to beat Cincinnati.
Aaron Nola (3-2) tied a career high with nine strikeouts in seven stingy innings, Odubel Herrera hit a solo homer and David Hernandez pitched out of a jam for his first save since July 12, 2013, for Arizona against Milwaukee.
Cincinnati’s Tim Adleman (1-1) allowed three runs and eight hits in five innings.
YANKEES 2, WHITE SOX 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman combined for scoreless relief and struck out eight as New York used its three big bullpen arms in the same game for the first time to secure a victory.
Ivan Nova pitched neatly into the sixth inning to give New York’s ailing rotation a much-needed boost. Aaron Hicks hit an RBI double and Didi Gregorius added a run-scoring single with two outs in the second.
That was enough to squeeze past the stingy White Sox, who began the day with the best record at 24-13 and lowest ERA (3.13) in the American League. Todd Frazier hit his 12th home run for Chicago.
Jose Quintana (5-2) pitched seven strong innings in a hard-luck loss.
CUBS 8, PIRATES 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Unbeaten Jake Arrieta struck out 11 in eight innings, Anthony Rizzo drove in four runs and Chicago remained perfect against Pittsburgh.
Arrieta (7-0) improved to 18-0 in 20 outings since Aug. 1. The Cubs have won his last 21 starts, extending a franchise record.
The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner gave up three hits and two runs, leaving with a 1.29 ERA.
Rizzo belted a towering three-run homer in the fourth. Addison Russell hit a two-run homer as major league-leading Chicago improved to 5-0 against Pittsburgh.
The Cubs grabbed the lead for good in the fourth. Heyward singled on a dribbler to second and Kris Bryant walked on a close call on a full-count pitch before Rizzo drove an 0-1 pitch from Jeff Locke (1-3) to the bleachers in right for his 11th homer.
Likely upset by the call on Bryant, Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage was thrown out by plate umpire Brian Knight on a visit to the mound later in the inning.
Locke also served up Russell’s fourth homer with one out in the sixth.
TWINS 6, INDIANS 3
CLEVELAND (AP) — Juan Centeno took Corey Kluber deep for his first major league homer, Ervin Santana allowed one run in six innings and Minnesota ended an eight-game losing streak.
Centeno’s two-run homer in the fifth landed in the right field seats and put Minnesota on top for good.
Santana (1-2) gave up five hits and struck out five in his second start since returning from a back injury.
Kluber (2-5) allowed four runs in 6 2/3 innings and lost his second straight start.
Eddie Rosario, Eduardo Nunez, Danny Santana and Miguel Sano also drove in runs for Minnesota, which avoided its second nine-game losing streak of the season. The Twins began the season 0-9.
Minnesota was tied with Atlanta for the worst record in the majors and won on the road for the third time in 19 games.
RAYS 6, ATHLETICS 0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Andriese pitched a two-hitter for his first career shutout and Brad Miller hit a two-run home run, leading Tampa Bay to a victory.
Andriese (2-0) won for the second time this week in helping the Rays end a four-game losing streak. He beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 on Sunday in his first start since being called up from Triple-A Durham. The right-hander struck out five and walked none, and retired 11 straight at one point.
Miller’s fifth home run of the season came off Kendall Gravemen (1-5) after Brandon Guyer’s double in the third.
PADRES 8, BREWERS 7, 12 INNINGS
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Derek Norris and Melvin Upton Jr. hit back-to-back solo homers in the top of the 12th inning to lift San Diego past Milwaukee.
Norris and Upton went deep against Brewers reliever Chris Capuano (1-1), with Upton’s shot ricocheting off the black backdrop beyond center for a two-run lead.
Carlos Villanueva, the eighth pitcher used by the Padres, picked up his first save despite allowing Jonathan Lucroy’s first-pitch homer to draw Milwaukee within a run with one out. He retired the next two, ending a game that lasted more than five hours.
Leonel Campos (1-0) tossed two scoreless innings of relief for his first major league win.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Sale exchanged high-fives with teammates after becoming the major leagues’ first eight-game winner and had just put on a headset for a live television interview when Chicago White Sox teammate Avisail Garcia emptied a Gatorade cooler over his head.
“It was water. It wasn’t sticky,” Sale said with a smile.
That was almost the hardest contact made on him all night.
Sale worked quickly and efficiently in a six-hitter Friday that led Chicago over the New York Yankees 7-1. Sale (8-0) became only the fourth White Sox pitcher to win his opening eight starts, the first since Jon Garland in 2005. He is the first in the major leagues since Arizona’s Brandon Webb started 9-0 in 2008.
“That’s really the new him,” Chicago manager Robin Ventura said. “This is a different guy. He could strike people out, but I think you’re seeing a more effective guy that can go deeper into games. I think the last couple years he probably wouldn’t be able to do this.”
Chicago went ahead 3-0 in the second and opened a 7-1 lead in the third against Luis Severino (0-6), who tied Minnesota’s Phil Hughes for the big league lead in losses. Jose Abreu hit a two-run single in the second and Jimmy Rollins sent a two-run homer into the right-field second deck in the third.
Sale struck out six and walked none, retiring 15 consecutive batters from the fourth through the eighth innings. He did not throw more than 15 pitches in an inning and tossed a season-low 99 pitches in all. New York’s only run scored on Chase Headley’s second-inning homer.
Last year, Sale led the AL with 274 strikeouts in going 13-11 for a White Sox team that went 76-86.
“They don’t want to get to two strikes,” he said of batters. “All the hype last year with all the strikeouts and stuff, I think they’re trying to stay away from getting two strikes on them.”
Sale lowered his ERA to 1.67. The complete game was the 10th of Sale’s career and second this season. He has allowed six runs in his last six starts.
“I think where we were at in the last couple of years — offensively we struggled and defensively we struggled — I don’t think it’s out of the realm that he went out there trying to basically strike everybody out,” Ventura said. “He felt like he had to do that to win.”
Chicago held spring training discussions with Sale about getting outs earlier in counts.
“Yeah, he could strike guys out,” catcher Alex Avila said. “If you want him to take that next step to being that ace, going out there for that seventh, eighth, ninth inning is huge.”
Overshadowed in Chicago by the Cubs and their big league-leading 26-8 start, the White Sox improved the AL’s top record to 24-12, their best after 36 games since 2006.
Severino allowed seven hits and four walks in 2 2/3 innings as his ERA rose to 7.46. The Yankees sent him for an MRI and said he will go on the disabled list Saturday with a mild right triceps strain.
“I think if it was an ongoing issue, you wouldn’t have seen 97 (mph) tonight,” New York manager Joe Girardi said before the diagnosis was announced. “So I think whatever popped up was new today. But it’s a concern. When someone leaves a game because of something in their elbow, you’re really concerned.”
ASTROS 7, RED SOX 6
BOSTON (AP) — George Springer homered off former UConn teammate Matt Barnes and drove in four runs and Houston ended Boston’s five-game winning streak.
Springer’s two-run drive over the Green Monster against Barnes (2-2) broke a 5-all tie in the sixth inning.
Jackie Bradley Jr. got three hits for the Red Sox and extended the longest hitting streak in the majors this season to 19 games.
Scott Feldman (2-2) won in relief. He gave up Travis Shaw’s homer to straightaway center to start the sixth. Luke Gregerson struck out two in the ninth while picking up his eighth save.
ROCKIES 5, METS 2
DENVER (AP) — Hard-throwing righty Jon Gray picked up his first major league victory and base hit, helping Colorado snap an 11-game skid to New York.
Gray (1-1) went seven stellar innings and struck out eight in his 14th career start. Jake McGee pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 10th save.
Rookie shortstop Trevor Story had two doubles, including one that brought in the go-ahead run in the fifth, on a day when the Rockies found out that veteran shortstop Jose Reyes will be suspended through May 31. The penalty stemmed from an alleged altercation with his wife at a Hawaii resort last October.
Matt Harvey (3-5) struggled in his first start at Coors Field, allowing five runs and a season-high 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings.
NATIONALS 5, MARLINS 3
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning, sending Washington over Miami.
Harper, playing while he appeals a one-game suspension for his behavior following an ejection on Monday, walked his first two times up and singled in the fifth.
It was 2-all in the Washington seventh when Anthony Rendon drew a leadoff walk. Harper followed by working the count full against Kyle Barraclough (2-1), then hitting his 11th home run.
Stephen Drew hit a two-run homer in the Nationals sixth that made it 2-all. Pinch hitter Chris Heisey added a solo homer in the eighth.
Blake Treinen (3-1) pitched two innings and Jonathan Papelbon got the final two outs for his 10th save.
ROYALS 5, BRAVES 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Edinson Volquez pitched seven effective innings, Alcides Escobar had two hits, scored a run and drove in a run and Kansas City beat Atlanta to open a six-game homestand.
The World Series champion Royals had dropped 12 of their previous 16 games, while the Braves, who have the worst record in the National League, lost for the 17th time in 25 games.
Volquez (4-3) picked up his first victory since April 21, snapping a three-game winless streak. Erick Aybar’s sacrifice fly in the seventh scored Jeff Francoeur, who led off the inning with a single, for the only run Volquez allowed.
Julio Teheran (0-4) is winless in eight starts this season, the longest winless streak of his career, despite a 1.48 ERA in his past five starts. Teheran held the Royals to two runs, one unearned, and four hits over seven innings.
BLUE JAYS 5, RANGERS 0
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — R.A. Dickey tossed eight innings, Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki homered and Toronto beat Texas.
Dickey (2-4), a knuckleballer who broke into the majors with Texas in 2001, struck out six and walked one while allowing only three singles. Chad Girodo finished the three-hitter.
Rangers starter Martin Perez (1-3) gave up two runs, one earned in 6 1/3 innings in the loss.
Matt Bush made his major league debut with a perfect ninth for the Rangers, seven months after getting released from a 3 1/2-year prison sentence for a drunken-driving accident that seriously injured a man. It was 12 years after he was the No. 1 overall pick by his hometown San Diego Padres, when he was still a shortstop.
BREWERS 1, PADRES 0
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Junior Guerra pitched six innings of two-hit ball to help Milwaukee beat San Diego.
Making his third career major league start, Guerra (2-0) shut down one of the National League’s lighter-hitting teams. The right-hander struck out four and walked two before three relievers finished the three-hitter.
The Brewers scored on Chris Carter’s sacrifice fly in the first, snapping a 23-inning scoreless streak by Padres pitching.
Christian Friedrich allowed four hits and walked six in six innings in his Padres debut after being called up from Triple-A El Paso.
Friedrich (0-1) lost his 11th straight decision, a streak that dates to 2012. It was his first start in the majors since July 2014.
CUBS 9, PIRATES 4
CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell, David Ross and Kris Bryant homered, leading Jason Hammel and Chicago over Pittsburgh.
The Cubs stopped their first losing streak of the season —a two-game skid, both in a doubleheader sweep by San Diego on Wednesday. Chicago leads the majors with a 26-8 record.
Russell and Ross connected for three-run shots and Bryant hit a two-run drive. That was plenty for Hammel (5-0), who struck out a season-best eight over 6 2/3 innings, giving up one earned run and eight hits.
Francisco Liriano (3-2) surrendered all three Cubs homers in 4 2/3 innings. Andrew McCutchen had three hits, including a two-run homer in the ninth as the Pirates fell eight games behind the Cubs in the NL Central.
ORIOLES 1, TIGERS 0
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Tillman pitched seven innings of five-hit ball, Adam Jones broke up a scoreless duel with a sixth-inning homer off Justin Verlander and Baltimore beat skidding Detroit.
Tillman (5-1) struck out seven and walked two to win his fourth straight start and provide Baltimore with its second six-game winning streak of the season. Darren O’Day worked the eighth and Zach Britton got three straight outs for his 10th save.
Verlander (2-4) went the distance, allowing four hits, striking out eight and walking two in eight innings.
INDIANS 7, TWINS 6
CLEVELAND (AP) — Marlon Byrd’s two-run double in the eighth inning helped send Minnesota to its eighth straight loss.
Eduardo Nunez hit a leadoff home run in the eighth to break a 4-all tie, but Cleveland rallied for three runs in the eighth off Trevor May (0-2).
Cody Allen allowed a run in the ninth, but stranded two runners to record his ninth save.
Byrd also had a sacrifice fly in the sixth, while Yan Gomes and Jason Kipnis homered for Cleveland.
Zach McAllister (2-1) struck out two with the bases loaded in the eighth for the win.
ATHLETICS 6, RAYS 3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Danny Valencia hit his first two home runs of the season in his first game back from a hamstring injury and Oakland ended a five-game skid.
Valencia sat for two games this week after reinjuring the left hamstring that had landed him on the disabled list. He had two of Oakland’s four homers in this one.
Rich Hill (5-3) pitched six innings to win for the fourth time in his last five starts.
Khris Davis and Valencia homered off Rays starter Jake Odorizzi (0-2) in the first inning, driving in all four runs in a 42-pitch inning. Davis’ three-run homer was his eighth of the season.
PHILLIES 3, REDS 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jeremy Hellickson struck out nine in seven innings and drove in the go-ahead run on a suicide squeeze, helping Philadelphia beat Cincinnati.
Hellickson (3-2) allowed two unearned runs and four hits. David Hernandez worked the eighth and Jeanmar Gomez finished for his 14th save in 15 chances.
Reds starter Brandon Finnegan (1-2) gave up three runs and four hits in four innings.
Phillies rookie Tyler Goeddel hit his first career triple in the fourth, tying it at 2.
DODGERS 8, CARDINALS 4
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ross Stripling earned his first victory in his seventh major league start by beating his former college roommate, Yasiel Puig homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals.
Stripling (1-2) allowed four runs and eight hits in five-plus innings, struck out two and walked three. He had two wild pitches, including one that led to a run in the sixth. Stripling squared off against Michael Wacha (2-4), his former teammate at Texas A&M. Wacha (2-4) gave up six runs — two earned — and eight hits in four innings, struck out two and walked three.
Kenley Jansen retired two batters in the ninth to earn his 12th save.
ANGELS 7, MARINERS 6
SEATTLE (AP) — C.J. Cron homered in the eighth inning and hit a two-run bloop single with the bases loaded in the ninth to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a comeback win against the Seattle Mariners.
The Angels snapped a six-game losing streak despite being down four runs after six innings and trailing 6-3 going into the eighth. Joe Smith (1-2) got out of a bases-loaded jam to pitch a scoreless eighth and earn the win, and Fernando Salas came on in the ninth for his first save.
The Angels loaded the bases with one out against Seattle closer Steve Cishek (2-2) in the ninth, and Cron’s short fly dropped in behind shortstop to score two runs.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer struck out 20 batters, matching the major league record for a nine-inning game as he pitched the Washington Nationals past the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Scherzer (4-2) had a chance to break the mark when James McCann stepped to the plate with two outs in the ninth inning. McCann, who whiffed his previous three times up, grounded to third for the final out.
The astounding performance came in Scherzer’s first outing against the Tigers, his former team.
He outpitched pal Jordan Zimmermann (5-2), a former Nationals teammate who left as a free agent for a $110 million, five-year deal with Detroit.
Scherzer, who pitched two no-hitters last season and struck out 17 in the second one, joined Roger Clemens (twice), Kerry Wood and Randy Johnson as the only big league pitchers to compile 20 strikeouts in nine innings.
METS 4, DODGERS 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Noah Syndergaard became the second pitcher in Mets history to hit two home runs in a game, driving in all of New York’s runs in a victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Syndergaard (3-2) allowed two runs and six hits in eight innings, struck out six and walked one. He gave up five hits in the first four innings and then retired 11 in a row.
Syndergaard hit a solo homer on the first pitch from Kenta Maeda (3-2) in the third inning, and slammed a three-run shot in the fifth. Walt Terrell was the first Mets pitcher to hit two homers in a game at Wrigley Field on Aug. 6, 1983.
The last major league pitcher to homer twice in a game was Arizona’s Micah Owings, who accomplished the feat against Atlanta on Aug. 18, 2007.
Corey Seager and Yasmani Grandal homered for the Dodgers.
PADRES 7, CUBS 4, GAME 1; PADRES 1, CUBS 0, GAME 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Pomeranz tied a career high with 10 strikeouts in six scoreless innings and Christian Bethancourt hit a long solo home run to give San Diego a 1-0 victory over Chicago and a sweep of a day-night doubleheader.
In the first game, Brett Wallace hit a three-run homer in San Diego’s four-run seventh inning, and the Padres stopped the Cubs’ eight-game win streak with a 7-4 victory. Pedro Strop (1-1) took the loss and Carlos Villanueva (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.
In the second game, Pomeranz (4-3) allowed just three hits and walked three. No Chicago runner advanced past second base while the left-hander was on the mound.
Fernando Rodney got the final three outs for his 10th save in 10 chances. He also picked up the save in Game 1.
The lack of offense wasted a strong start from John Lackey (4-2), who allowed just one run on three hits in eight innings.
RANGERS 6, WHITE SOX 5
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre had the tiebreaking RBI single soon after his long errorless streak ended and Texas earned its second win in less than 24 hours against the team with the American League’s best record.
Beltre had a throwing error in top of the sixth to end his streak of 44 games without one.
White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier got his 10th RBI in the three-game series with his homer leading off the fourth. But he left the game in the bottom of that inning when he cut his lower lip and needed five stitches after falling hard face-first into the first row of seats while going after a foul popup.
Tony Barnette (2-2) got the final out in the sixth after taking over for starter Cole Hamels and Sam Dyson got his first save.
Dan Jennings (1-1) allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings for the White Sox (23-12).
ROYALS 7, YANKEES 3
NEW YORK (AP) — Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer in yet another big first inning against Michael Pineda, and slumping Kansas City rebounded to beat New York.
Down by four runs six batters in, New York clawed back to 4-3 against Yordano Ventura before Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run single in the sixth against reliever Nick Goody.
Kendrys Morales added a solo homer in the seventh off Phil Coke as the Royals won for just the fourth time in their past 15 games.
Ventura (3-2), coming off losses at Seattle and Cleveland, gave up three runs and six hits in six innings.
RED SOX 13, ATHLETICS 3
BOSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. had two home runs and six RBIs to extend his hitting streak to 17 games, and Boston completed a three-game sweep.
Boston scored six runs in the first four innings and then had four more in the fifth to post its third straight game with at least 10 runs. Dustin Pedroia added a home run and the Red Sox finished with a season-high 17 hits.
The Red Sox outscored the Athletics 40-15 in the series and Oakland has lost a season-high five straight.
Rick Porcello (6-1) got the win, and has now pitched six or more innings in 15 straight starts — extending the longest active streak in the majors.
Eric Surkamp (0-3) took the loss after giving up four runs in just 2 2/3 innings of work.
BRAVES 5, PHILLIES 1
ATLANTA (AP) — Williams Perez allowed only two hits and one run in eight innings, Freddie Freeman homered and Atlanta finally claimed just its second home win.
Perez (1-0), recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett before the game, did not walk a batter while matching his longest start in the majors. He allowed no baserunners through four innings before Ryan Howard led off the fifth with a homer.
Perez faced only one batter over the minimum.
The Braves ended their streaks of five straight losses overall and 11 straight at home.
Freeman’s shot to right-center knocked Jerad Eickhoff (1-5) out of the game after allowing four runs, three earned, on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings.
PIRATES 5, REDS 4
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jordy Mercer singled home the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning, rallying Pittsburgh to a victory over Cincinnati in an NL Central rivalry game full of plunkings and ejections.
Andrew McCutchen, David Freese, Jung Ho Kang and Josh Harrison each hit solo homers.
Tony Watson (1-0) retired the side in the eighth. Mark Melancon gave up a single and a walk in the ninth while getting his 10th save in 11 chances. Ross Ohlendorf (3-4) took the loss.
Six batters were hit — four Pirates, two Reds — as the teams extended their history of plunkings. Over the last four seasons, the Reds have hit 43 Pirates batters (10 this season) and the Pirates have hit 41 Reds (five this season).
MARLINS 3, BREWERS 2
MIAMI (AP) — Wei-Yin Chen tied a career high with 12 strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings to help Miami beat Milwaukee.
Justin Bour hit a two-run homer for the Marlins, who won with five hits to take the series and finish 6-3 on their homestand. The Brewers still haven’t won a road series and went 3-4 on their trip.
Chen (3-1) allowed two runs and lowered his ERA to 4.40. A.J. Ramos pitched a perfect ninth for his 10th save in as many chances.
Chase Anderson (1-5) retired the first 10 batters, but lost his fifth start in a row. He allowed three runs in six innings.
GIANTS 5, BLUE JAYS 4, 13 INNINGS
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey walked with the bases loaded in the 13th inning and San Francisco salvaged one win in a three-game series with Toronto.
Brandon Belt was hit by a pitch to open the inning and Denard Span’s bunt attempt was mishandled at second. Following a wild pitch, Joe Panik was walked intentionally.
Matt Duffy lined out to first base before Posey saw four straight balls from Ryan Tepera (0-1).
Albert Suarez (1-0) pitched an inning for his first major-league victory.
ROCKIES 8, DIAMONDBACKS 7
DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, and Colorado ended its seven-game home losing streak.
Charlie Blackmon homered among his three hits and drove in three runs for Colorado. The Rockies had tied the franchise record for consecutive defeats at Coors Field and were within two of the mark for home losses in Denver set in 1993 at Mile High Stadium.
Arenado rescued Colorado after starter Chad Bettis and the bullpen blew a six-run lead. With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Arenado hit Tyler Clippard’s (2-1) 2-2 pitch just inside the foul pole in left field for his NL-leading 13th homer of the season.
Gonzalez German (1-0) got the win and Jake McGee pitched the ninth for his ninth save.
ASTROS 5, INDIANS 3, 16 INNINGS
HOUSTON (AP) — Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in the 16th inning for Houston.
Carlos Correa reached on an infield single to start the inning, Houston’s first hit since the seventh. One out later, Gonzalez sent one into the seats in right field off Cody Anderson (0-3) to hand Houston its third victory in five games.
Michael Feliz (1-0) allowed one hit in three scoreless innings for the win.
Anderson yielded two hits, two runs and struck out four over 3 1/3 innings in his first career relief appearance.
ORIOLES 9, TWINS 2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mark Trumbo hit two home runs and the Baltimore Orioles hit back-to-back homers for the third straight game.
Adam Jones had four hits, including a two-run homer in the ninth, and Chris Davis also went deep and drove in four runs for the first-place Orioles, who have won four straight. Tyler Wilson (2-1) gave up two runs and six hits in seven innings.
Miguel Sano hit his fourth homer for the Twins (8-25), who have lost seven straight games. Phil Hughes (1-6) lasted just four innings in another terrible start for the worst team in the American League.
MARINERS 6, RAYS 5, 11 INNINGS
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Iannetta led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a homer to give Seattle a sweep of the three-game series against Tampa Bay.
Iannetta jumped on a 3-2 pitch from Steve Geltz (0-1) for his third homer for Seattle.
Steve Johnson (1-0) got the win.
The Rays tied it 5-5 on Kiermaier’s one-out solo homer in the ninth.
CARDINALS 5, ANGELS 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jaime Garcia allowed just four hits in seven innings to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past the Los Angeles Angels.
Garcia (3-2) gave up two unearned runs and struck out eight to win his second straight start. He has yet to allow an earned run in 14 innings this month.
Kevin Siegrist pitched a perfect eighth and Trevor Rosenthal retired the side in the ninth to complete the four-hitter.
The Cardinals scored four times in the second inning against Matt Shoemaker (1-5).
C.J. Cron hit a two-run homer for the Angels, who have lost five straight and nine of 11.
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer celebrates with his teammates after a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Nationals Park, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Washington. Scherzer struck out 20 batters, tying the major league nine-inning record. The Nationals won 3-2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Zobrist went 4 for 4, Addison Russell had three RBIs and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 8-7 on Tuesday night for their eighth straight win.
Jon Lester (4-1) pitched six innings of three-run ball as Chicago improved to 25-6 for the best start by a major league team since the 1984 Detroit Tigers won 26 of their first 31 games. Kris Bryant drove in two runs and Jason Heyward scored twice, helping the Cubs open an 8 1/2-game lead over second-place Pittsburgh in the NL Central.
Zobrist had run-scoring singles in the third and fourth against rookie Cesar Vargas (0-2). Zobrist also singled in the second and seventh, and scored in each inning on a hit by Russell.
Alex Dickerson became the first player in Padres history with a pinch-hit grand slam for his first career homer, according to STATS, but San Diego lost its third consecutive game. Melvin Upton Jr. also went deep for the Padres.
TIGERS 5, NATIONALS 4
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew Romine drove in the tiebreaking run on a play that withstood a replay challenge under the new slide rule, Miguel Cabrera tacked on a pinch-hit RBI, and Detroit overcame Ryan Zimmerman’s two homers to beat Washington and end a seven-game losing streak.
Bryce Harper came up as the potential go-ahead run in the ninth, but closer Francisco Rodriguez intentionally walked the NL MVP to put two men on with one out for cleanup hitter Zimmerman. Rodriguez struck out Zimmerman swinging, then got .402-hitting Daniel Murphy to fly out for his eighth save.
The Tigers trailed 3-2 before scoring three runs in the sixth off Joe Ross (3-2).
Michael Fulmer (2-1) went five innings in his third big league start, allowing three runs and seven hits.
YANKEES 10, ROYALS 7
NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner doubled home the tiebreaking run off Kelvin Herrera in the eighth inning, and New York overcame three home runs by Lorenzo Cain to beat reeling Kansas City.
In a back-and-forth game, Kansas City rallied from deficits of 1-0, 5-3 and 7-6 as Cain tied his career high with five RBIs. Cheslor Cuthbert also homered for the Royals.
An error by Gold Glove shortstop Alcides Escobar led to Gardner’s RBI double off Herrera (0-1) for an 8-7 lead. Brian McCann added a two-run double.
Aroldis Chapman, who returned from a 29-game domestic violence suspension on Monday, followed with a hitless ninth for his first Yankees save.
New York (13-18) trailed 2-1, 3-2 and 6-5 before winning for the fourth time in five games. The Yankees are 13-3 when scoring three or more runs.
World Series champion Kansas City has lost 11 of 14, dropping two games under .500 at 15-17.
Cain hit a solo homer in the third and a three-run drive in the fifth, both off starter Masahiro Tanaka. Cain added a tying homer off Andrew Miller (2-0) leading off the eighth and became the seventh Royals player to hit three homers in a regular-season game.
DODGERS 3, METS 2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pinch-hitter Trayce Thompson connected for a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Los Angeles a victory over New York.
Thompson fought back from an 0-2 count against Hansel Robles (0-2) to get to 2-2 before homering into the left-field pavilion, snapping the Dodgers’ four-game skid against the Mets.
Thompson’s two-run drive accounted for the team’s only runs in a 4-2 loss in the series opener Monday night.
Kenley Jansen (1-0) worked a scoreless inning for the win.
Chase Utley started against the Mets for the first time since the NL playoffs last year, when his takeout slide broke Ruben Tejada’s leg. He went 1 for 4.
Corey Seager had an RBI double for the Dodgers off Jacob deGrom, who went seven innings.
BREWERS 10, MARLINS 2
MIAMI (AP) — Jonathan Villar got two hits, stole two bases and scored twice, and Milwaukee won its rematch against Adam Conley by beating Miami.
Conley (2-2) won when he held Milwaukee hitless for 7 2/3 shutout innings on April 29 before exiting because of a career-high pitch count. This time the young left-hander gave up seven hits and four runs in four innings, and the Brewers stole four bases against him.
Ryan Braun had a pair of RBI singles. Aaron Hill added three hits, including a two-run double. Hernan Perez had two hits and two stolen bases.
Zach Davies (1-3) allowed two runs in five innings and lowered his ERA to 6.29.
ORIOLES 5, TWINS 3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Jones broke out of a long slump in a big way, delivering the go-ahead, two-run single in the ninth inning after a towering homer in the fifth to lead Baltimore over skidding Minnesota.
Manny Machado also went deep while going 3 for 3 with two walks to raise his batting average to .365, and Zach Britton earned his eighth save for the Orioles. Kevin Jepsen (2-4) intentionally walked Machado in the ninth to get to Jones, who made him pay.
Trevor Plouffe homered and drove in three runs for the Twins, who have lost six straight.
Chris Davis had three hits, and Darren O’Day (2-0) won in relief of Kevin Gausman.
RED SOX 13, ATHLETICS 5
BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts, Hanley Ramirez and Travis Shaw each homered and Boston continued its strong hitting with a victory over Oakland.
The Red Sox had a season-high 16 hits. Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his major league-best hitting streak to 16 games as Boston won its third straight. Shaw tied his career-high with five RBIs.
The Athletics lost their fourth consecutive game.
First-inning home runs by Betts and Ramirez gave the Red Sox a 3-0 lead.
Then the Red Sox followed that up with a five-run third inning to blow the game open.
Sean O’Sullivan (1-0) got the victory in his first start with the Red Sox after signing a minor league contract in December.
Oakland’s Sean Manaea (0-1) had his second straight rough outing, giving up 10 hits and eight runs in 2 2-3 innings.
INDIANS 4, ASTROS 0
HOUSTON (AP) — Trevor Bauer pitched seven scoreless innings and Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen completed the four-hitter to help Cleveland over Houston for its sixth victory in the past eight games.
Bauer (3-0), who started the season in the bullpen, allowed three hits and struck out seven to extend his winning streak to a career-high three games. He’s been dominant in his career against the Astros and entered the game 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA in three outings against Houston.
Lonnie Chisenhall drove in a run with a double in Cleveland’s two-run second inning. Jason Kipnis tripled in the eighth and scored on a single by Francisco Lindor as the Indians added two runs in the eighth.
Houston rookie starter Chris Devenski (0-2) remains winless in nine career appearances after allowing five hits and two runs with five strikeouts in a career-high 6 2/3 innings.
PHILLIES 3, BRAVES 2
ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Morgan allowed only one run in seven innings, Mikael Franco homered and Philadelphia extended Atlanta’s home misery.
Morgan (1-0) matched the longest start of his career, allowing four hits and one walk.
Franco hit his seventh homer off Matt Wisler (1-3) to lead off the eighth.
Freddie Freeman led off the ninth with his fifth homer off Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez. Gomez gave up a two-out single to Kelly Johnson before ending the game on Reid Brignac’s fly ball to center field for his 12th save.
The Braves (7-24) own the majors’ worst record and are 1-16 at Turner Field.
BLUE JAYS 4, GIANTS 0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki homered and drove in three runs, J.A. Happ allowed five hits in 8 2/3 innings and Toronto beat San Francisco for its sixth victory in eight games.
Happ (5-0) was one out from his first complete game since August 2010. He walked three and struck out five in beating the Giants for the first time in five starts. He also singled in the eighth.
Roberto Osuna came on to walk Matt Duffy, loading the bases, before striking out Jarrett Parker for his eighth save.
Matt Cain (0-5), winless in his last 14 starts dating to last year, gave up two runs and six hits over eight innings in his longest outing of the season. He did not walk a batter and struck out seven.
DIAMONDBACKS 5, ROCKIES 1
DENVER (AP) — Rubby De La Rosa took a shutout into the eighth inning before running out of steam, Paul Goldschmidt homered and Arizona beat Colorado for its fifth straight victory.
The hard-throwing De La Rosa (4-4) handcuffed the Rockies for 7 1/3 innings with a fastball that routinely hit 95 mph. He allowed four hits and struck out six. The only run he allowed was on a wild pitch.
De La Rosa also drove in his first run of the season with a sacrifice bunt as part of a four-run sixth that broke open the game.
Chris Rusin (1-1) was cruising along until he unraveled in the sixth. He allowed four runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings as the Rockies dropped their seventh straight game at Coors Field — their longest skid at home since 2012.
RANGERS 13, WHITE SOX 11
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ryan Rua hit a three-run homer to cap a seven-run rally in the eighth inning that carried Texas past Chicago.
The White Sox led 11-6 before the Rangers broke loose. Pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland singled home a run, Adrian Beltre drove in another with a sacrifice fly and Ian Desmond hit a two-run triple before Rua’s homer against Matt Albers (1-1).
Winning pitcher Alex Claudio (1-0) went a career-high 4 1/3 innings. Shawn Tolleson pitched a perfect ninth for his 11th save in 13 opportunities.
Rua also had two singles and four RBIs. Desmond and Bryan Holaday each homered and drove in three runs.
Avisail Garcia and Todd Frazier each had three RBIs for Chicago in a game delayed 78 minutes by rain.
CARDINALS 8, ANGELS 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Carpenter homered twice, including a leadoff shot on the fifth pitch of the game, and St. Louis had nine extra-base hits in a rout of Los Angeles.
Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday also homered for the Cardinals, who finished one shy of their season high for extra-base hits.
Mike Leake (1-3) took a shutout into the eighth inning for his first win with St. Louis after signing an $80 million, five-year contract in the offseason.
Hector Santiago (2-2) lasted 4 1/3 innings for the struggling Angels, who have lost four straight and eight of 10. He permitted seven hits — five for extra bases — and four runs in his shortest outing of the season.
MARINERS 6, RAYS 4
SEATTLE (AP) — Franklin Gutierrez hit a two-run homer in the first inning, Dae-Ho Lee added a three-run shot in the fourth and Seattle beat Tampa Bay.
The Mariners took the first two games of the three-game series and won for the 18th time in the past 25. This time it was thanks to home runs from an unlikely duo, both off Tampa Bay starter Drew Smyly.
Steve Pearce hit a pair of solo homers and Steven Souza Jr. added a solo shot for the Rays. But those were the only costly mistakes made by Wade Miley (3-2), who allowed four hits over six-plus innings in winning his third straight decision.
Tampa Bay had two runners on with two outs in the eighth, but Nelson Cruz made a sliding catch of Souza’s fly ball down the right-field line to end the threat.
Steve Cishek got four outs for his 11th save in 12 chances.
Smyly (1-4) went five innings. He tied a career high with six runs allowed and gave up 10 hits.
Chicago Cubs’ Ben Zobrist watches his single off San Diego Padres starting pitcher Cesar Vargas during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Chicago. Padres catcher Derek Norris is at left. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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NEW YORK (AP) — As usual, Big Papi was in the pink against the New York Yankees.
David Ortiz homered twice, passing Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski for second place on Boston’s career list, and Steven Wright pitched a three-hitter as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 5-1 on Sunday night.
Swinging a pink bat and wearing pink wrist bands for Mother’s Day, Ortiz hit two long solo shots off a struggling Luis Severino. And in his farewell season, the 40-year-old Ortiz has already been a major New York nemesis again: He has five home runs against the Yankees since April 29, giving him 52 in his career — all but one with the Red Sox.
“I do what I do,” the slugger said.
Dustin Pedroia lofted an early two-run homer and Xander Bogaerts also went deep for the Red Sox, who prevented a three-game sweep and won for the fourth time in six meetings with their longtime rivals this year.
Wright (3-3) walked one and struck out seven, sailing to his first complete game in 17 major league starts and lowering his ERA to 1.52. He was two strikes from a shutout, too, when Brett Gardner homered with two outs in the ninth inning.
The knuckleballer hardly got rattled, whiffing pinch-hitter Ronald Torreyes with his 101st pitch to end it.
“It definitely helps when the wind’s not blowing as hard. There was a little bit of breeze but it was almost like throwing inside,” Wright said.
Mixing his 73-75 mph knuckleballs with the occasional 87 mph fastball, Wright baffled the last-place Yankees all night. When he threw something soft, they seemed to hit it even softer. When he dialed up a heater, they swung late and missed.
“He was really good. He’s been great all year,” Yankees catcher Brian McCann said. “I felt like he could do whatever he wanted tonight with the ball.”
Ortiz took out some frustrations from the series opener, when he went wild and got ejected after he was called out on strikes with the bases loaded in the ninth inning of a one-run game. He connected in the fourth and seventh to give him three homers in five at-bats against Severino (0-5) since the 22-year-old righty made his big league debut against Boston last August.
Big Papi has hit 454 of his 512 career homers with the Red Sox, moving him ahead of Yastrzemski (452) and leaving Ortiz behind only Ted Williams (521) on the franchise list.
“You’re starting to get into names that are historic. A great career. And no signs of slowing down,” Boston manager John Farrell said.
It was Ortiz’s 51st career multihomer game and first since Sept. 12, 2015, at Tampa Bay.
“He’s in such a good groove. So many balls are squared up, hit hard,” Farrell said. “He’s having fun.”
Severino matched a career best with nine strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings, but gave up a career-high three home runs. He retired 10 straight, seven on strikeouts, before Ortiz’s first long ball.
“I think he’s on the right track,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “If he throws the ball like tonight, I think he’s going to win games if we score runs. … To me, this is going to make him better in the long run.”
Wright faced two batters more than the minimum and improved to 3-1 with a 1.33 ERA in four outings (three starts) against the Yankees.
NATIONALS 4, CUBS 3
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs walked Washington star Bryce Harper a record-tying six times, then beat the Nationals 4-3 when Javier Baez homered in the 13th inning Sunday for a four-game sweep.
The Cubs won their seventh in a row and improved the best record in the majors to 24-6. Washington lost its fourth straight.
Harper matched the major league record for walks in a game, last done by Jeff Bagwell in 1999, and walked 13 times in the series. Harper was hit by a pitch the other time he came to the plate.
Baez homered with one out off Blake Treinen (2-1). Travis Wood (1-0) was the last of four Cubs relievers who combined for eight scoreless innings.
DODGERS 4, BLUE JAYS 2
TORONTO (AP) — Chase Utley sparked a go-ahead, eight-inning rally with a leadoff walk against Drew Storen (0-2), Yasmani Grandal hit a tying sacrifice fly off Roberto Osuna and Howie Kendrick followed with a go-ahead single.
Joc Pederson connected for his sixth homer as Los Angeles took two of three.
Chris Hatcher (3-3) won despite giving up a seventh-inning single to Kevin Pillar that put Toronto ahead 2-1. Kenley Jansen got three outs for his major league-leading 11th save.
RANGERS 8, TIGERS 3
DETROIT (AP) — Bobby Wilson broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth with a grand slam against the team that just traded him, helping Texas complete a three-game sweep.
After being shut out for seven innings by Justin Verlander, the Rangers broke through against relievers Justin Wilson and Mark Lowe (1-1) for seven runs in the eighth.
Wilson didn’t hit any home runs for the Tigers before they sent him to Texas on Tuesday. His first shot of the season sent Detroit to its sixth straight loss.
Tom Wilhelmsen (2-2) pitched a perfect seventh.
INDIANS 5, ROYALS 4
CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Tomlin (5-0) allowed four runs and seven hits in six-plus innings and became the first Cleveland pitcher to win his first five outings since Justin Masterson in 2011. Tomlin is 12-0 in 13 starts following a loss since the beginning of last season.
Carlos Santana and Mike Napoli homered off Edinson Volquez (3-3) as the Indians took two of three from the defending World Series champions, and Cody Allen finished for his eighth save.
Eric Hosmer homered for the Royals, just 3-9 in their last 12.
PHILLIES 6, MARLINS 5
MIAMI (AP) — Tyler Goeddel tied the score 5-5 with a double against David Phelps (2-2) in the eighth, his first big league extra-base hit, and scored on by Andres Blanco double
Philadelphia’s Aaron Nola allowed three runs in six innings, and his scoreless streak ended at 23 innings. Hector Neris (1-1) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings, and Jeanmar Gomez pitched around a two-out single in the ninth for his 11th save.
ORIOLES 11, ATHLETICS 3
BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado hit two of Baltimore’s season-high six homers, including a grand slam, and had a career-high six RBIs.
Machado connected with a man on in the first inning and added his third career slam in the eighth.
Machado, Pedro Alvarez, Jonathan Schoop and Mark Trumbo homered off Kendall Graveman (1-4). Joey Rickard added a solo shot off Ryan Dull before Machado capped the fence-clearing barrage against J.B. Wendelken, making his major league debut.
Baltimore’s Chris Tillman (4-1) gave up three first-inning runs before settling down and allowed six hits and four walks over 6 1/3 innings to send Oakland to its sixth loss in seven games.
WHITE SOX 3 TWINS 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Quintana (5-1) allowed six hits in seven innings, lowering his ERA to 1.38.
David Robertson pitched a hitless ninth for his 10th save in 11 tries as the White Sox (22-10) completed a three-game sweep and moved 12 games above .500 for the first time since September 2012.
Austin Jackson hit a go-ahead double in the fifth off Tyler Duffey, who struck out four batters in the seventh.
Minnesota has lost five straight games and nine of 10.
DIAMONDBACKS 5, BRAVES 3
ATLANTA (AP) — Chris Herrmann’s second homer of the game, a two-run drive off Jim Johnson with two outs in the 11th inning, lifted Arizona to a three-game sweep.
Herrmann hit a seventh-inning homer off Mike Foltynewicz, then connected off Johnson (0-4) for his first multihomer game in the major leagues.
The Braves (7-23) have lost four straight overall and are off to their worst 30-game start since at least 1900. They are 1-15 at home, including 10 straight losses.
Randall Delgado (1-1), wearing pink high-top shoes for Mother’s Day, pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings and Brad Ziegler got three outs for his seventh save.
ASTROS 5, MARINERS 1
HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Tyler White doubled twice and drove in a run to back Collin McHugh (4-3), who allowed one run and five hits in seven innings to win his third straight start.
Jose Altuve had two hits and tied a career-high with three stolen bases on a day the Astros swiped five.
Robinson Cano homered in the fourth and has five homers and 17 RBIs in seven games against Houston this season.
Hisashi Iwakuma (1-4) yielded three runs and seven hits in five innings.
PIRATES 10, CARDINALS 5
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gregory Polanco hit a three-run homer and John Jaso added a two-run drive.
Gerrit Cole (3-3) gave up two runs and six hits in six innings, and Mark Melancon got his ninth save when Yadier Molina grounded into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded.
Michael Wacha (2-3) lost his third consecutive decision for only the second time in his career, allowing four runs and six hits in six innings. In his last three starts against the Pirates, Wacha has given up 15 runs and 20 hits in 14 1/3 innings.
BREWERS 5, REDS 4
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jonathan Lucroy greeted Ross Ohlendorf (3-3) with a tiebreaking home run leading off the eighth inning, then caught Billy Hamilton stealing for the final out — a call upheld in a video review.
Milwaukee overcame a 4-1 deficit; on Saturday, the Brewers won 13-7 in 10 innings after trailing 4-0 and 6-2.
Ryan Braun homered the second straight game and is 15 for 35 (.429) during an eight-game hitting streak.
Chris Capuano (1-0) pitched a scoreless seventh and Jeremy Jeffress, Saturday’s winning pitcher, got his eighth save.
METS 4, PADRES 3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Matt Harvey (4-3) struck out a season-high 10 in six innings, Yoenis Cespedes homered off Andrew Cashner (2-3) and New York escaped a bases-loaded jam with no outs in the eighth to salvage a four-game split.
The Mets moved into sole possession of first place in the NL East for the first time this season. They trailed Washington by five games in mid-April.
Harvey allowed two runs and four hits. With the bases full in the eighth, Antonio Bastardo struck out pinch-hitter Derek Norris, getting Melvin Upton Jr. to pop up to first and striking out Alexei Ramirez.
Jeurys Familia pitched the ninth for his 10th save.
RAYS 3, ANGELS 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Andriese (1-0) pitched seven innings of four-hit ball to win his season debut, Brad Miller hit a two-run homer and Tampa Bay Rays completed a three-game sweep.
Curt Casali also homered as the Rays (15-14) won four straight games and moved above .500, accomplishing both for the first time since August. Alex Colome pitched the ninth for his ninth save.
Nick Tropeano (1-2) struck out 10 while pitching into the sixth inning for Los Angeles, yielding seven hits and two walks. He is winless in five straight starts.
ROCKIES 2, GIANTS 0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nolan Arenado had three hits, and Eddie Butler (1-1) gave up four hits in six innings for his first win since being promoted from the minors.
Gerardo Parra singled in a run and made a diving catch, helping the Rockies salvage a four-game split. Rookie Trevor Story doubled and scored.
Arenado, the majors’ leading home run hitter, hit a run-scoring triple off the brick wall in right-center in his first at-bat, singled in the third and doubled in the eighth.
Jeff Samardzija (4-2) gave up two runs and eight hits in 7 2/3 innings, striking out nine.
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz watches his fourth-inning solo home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, May 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 8-5 on Saturday for their sixth straight victory.
Kris Bryant homered and Ben Zobrist had an RBI for the sixth game in a row as the Cubs took the matchup of division leaders. Chicago has won 10 of 11 to improve baseball’s best record to 23-6.
Russell finished with three RBIs. It was 5-all when the Cubs loaded the bases with two outs, and Russell hit a fly ball to right that landed barely fair as Bryce Harper ran toward the brick wall in pursuit. A review confirmed the ball was fair.
Adam Warren (3-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win. Hector Rondon earned his sixth save.
Washington’s Sammy Solis (0-1) got two outs and was charged with two runs and two hits.
YANKEES 8, RED SOX 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi pitched eight effective innings, Didi Gregorius hit a three-run double and the Yankees handed David Price his first loss with the Red Sox.
Carlos Beltran added a two-run double for the last-place Yankees, who have won three of four following a six-game slide.
Swept in three games by their longtime rivals at Fenway Park last weekend, the Yankees will try to return the favor Sunday night in the Bronx.
Gregorius broke a 1-all tie in the fourth when he reached down and hooked an 0-2 pitch from Price (4-1) into the right-field corner. Eovaldi (2-2) struck out six and walked none while matching the longest start of his career.
DODGERS 6, BLUE JAYS 2
TORONTO (AP) — Clayton Kershaw struck out 10, Joc Pederson and Justin Turner homered, and the Dodgers stopped the Blue Jays’ season-high winning streak at four.
Coming off a three-hit shutout against the Padres and facing the Blue Jays for the first time, Kershaw (4-1) allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner has fanned at least 10 in four straight outings.
Pedro Baez worked the eighth and Kenley Jansen finished as the Dodgers won for the third time in 11 games.
Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (1-4) lost his fourth straight decision, allowing four runs and six hits in seven innings.
BREWERS 13, REDS 7, 10 innings
CINCINNATI (AP) — Aaron Hill hit a grand slam in Milwaukee’s seven-run 10th inning for his third homer of the game, and the Brewers snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over the Reds.
Hill belted a two-run shot in the sixth and a tying solo shot in the eighth, helping Milwaukee erase a 6-2 deficit. The second baseman set career highs and matched franchise records with the three homers and seven RBIs.
Pinch hitter Jonathan Villar added a two-run double in the 10th as the Brewers snapped the Reds’ three-game win streak.
CARDINALS 6, PIRATES 4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting St. Louis to the victory.
Aledmys Diaz sparked the winning rally with a leadoff single. After Jeremy Hazelbaker flied to deep left, Carpenter drove a 1-2 pitch from A.J. Schugel (0-1) over the wall in right for his fourth homer.
It was the Cardinals’ first win over the Pirates in five games this season.
Pittsburgh had tied the game on Starling Marte’s double off Trevor Rosenthal (1-1) with two out in the top of the ninth.
RANGERS 10, TIGERS 5
DETROIT (AP) — Adrian Beltre hit two of Texas’ five home runs, and the Rangers slugged their way to the road win.
Rougned Odor, Nomar Mazara and Mitch Moreland also went deep for the Rangers, who scored five runs in the sixth inning and overcame an injury-shortened start by A.J. Griffin. The right-hander left in the third with stiffness in his throwing shoulder.
Moreland’s tiebreaking two-run shot off Kyle Ryan (0-1) made it 7-5 in the sixth.
Anthony Ranaudo (1-0) got the win. Shawn Tolleson was credited with his 10th save in 12 chances — he came on to strike out Anthony Gose with the bases loaded for the final out.
Ian Kinsler homered for Detroit, which has lost five straight.
GIANTS 2, ROCKIES 1, 13 INNINGS
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Duffy hit a game-ending RBI double with two out in the 13th inning, sending the Giants to the win.
Pinch hitter Conor Gillaspie set up the winning hit with a one-out walk against Justin Miller (1-1). After Denard Span walked and Joe Panik struck out swinging, Duffy lined a 1-0 pitch from Miller past Gerardo Parra in left for his second hit of the day.
Derek Law (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for San Francisco’s fifth win in seven games. Brandon Crawford had two hits and drove in a run.
The teams combined for 19 hits and 14 pitchers in a game that lasted 4 hours, 20 minutes.
Parra, Charlie Blackmon, DJ LeMahieu and Trevor Story had two hits apiece for the Rockies, who have dropped four of six.
ROYALS 7, INDIANS 0
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ian Kennedy pitched four-hit ball for seven innings, Kendrys Morales homered and drove in four runs, and the Royals stopped the Indians’ four-game winning streak.
Kennedy (4-2) worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth and retired 14 in a row at one point.
Morales hit a three-run homer in the first and an RBI single in the eighth.
Kansas City’s win came at an opportune time. The Royals had lost eight of 10 and announced before the game that third baseman Mike Moustakas was headed to the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left thumb.
Cody Anderson (0-2), called up from the minors before the game, allowed four runs in five innings.
ATHLETICS 8, ORIOLES 4, Game 1; ORIOLES 5, ATHLETICS 2, Game 2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis homered, Ubaldo Jimenez pitched eight effective innings and the Orioles beat the Athletics for a doubleheader split.
Marcus Semien homered and drove in three runs in the opener, and the Athletics broke a four-game skid with an 8-4 victory.
The day-night doubleheader was scheduled after rain washed out the first game of the series Friday night. It was the A’s first doubleheader in exactly two years.
In the nightcap, Davis’ eighth homer capped a four-run third inning against Jesse Hahn (1-1). It also snapped an 0-for-16 skid.
Winless in his four previous starts, Jimenez (2-3) gave up two runs and nine hits. He finished his outing by striking out the side in the eighth.
WHITE SOX 7, TWINS 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Todd Frazier doubled and homered in support of Chris Sale, who survived a rocky start to become the first seven-game winner in the majors, as the White Sox rallied for a victory over the Twins.
After a two-run, 36-pitch first inning, Sale (7-0) settled down to retire 19 of the next 20 batters. In seven innings, the left-hander allowed three hits and a walk. He struck out nine, five on a called strike three.
The victory was Sale’s eighth in 13 decisions against the Twins. He entered the game with a career 4.15 ERA against Minnesota, the highest of any American League opponent.
Matt Albers and Zach Duke mopped up, as Chicago improved to 12-1 in games started by Sale or Jose Quintana this season.
MARINERS 3, ASTROS 2, 10 innings
HOUSTON (AP) — Robinson Cano homered early off Dallas Keuchel, then connected for a tiebreaking shot in the 10th inning that led the Mariners over the Astros.
Cano got four hits. He leads the majors with 32 RBIs and tops the AL with 11 home runs.
Cano sent a pitch by Tony Sipp (0-2) into the seats in left field with one out in the 10th to give Seattle its fifth victory in six games. Cano has been especially good against the Astros, piling up 13 hits with four homers and 16 RBIs in six games.
Luis Valbuena hit a solo homer in the bottom of the ninth off Mariners reliever Steve Cishek (2-1) to tie it at 2.
It was a wild game that included Houston manager A.J. Hinch’s ejection in the eighth for arguing a strikeout by Carlos Correa, followed by Astros center fielder Carlos Gomez being ejected as he ran to his position in the 10th.
RAYS 4, ANGELS 2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Logan Forsythe hit a broken-bat two-run single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning after Steven Souza Jr. hit a tying two-run homer off Jered Weaver in the sixth, and the Rays beat the Angels.
Souza greeted Joe Smith (0-2) with a leadoff single in the ninth, then broke for second on a pitchout with Logan Morrison up. The throw from catcher Geovany Soto was so good that Souza retreated back toward first base. But shortstop Andrelton Simmons’ throw hit him in the back, allowing him to end up on second.
Souza was forced at third on Desmond Jennings’ bunt to first baseman C.J. Cron after a walk to Morrison, but Forsythe delivered the clutch hit on a 1-1 pitch after a walk to Curt Casali.
Erasmo Ramirez (6-1) pitched two scoreless innings for the victory and Alex Colome got three outs for his eighth save in as many chances.
DIAMONDBACKS 4, BRAVES 2
ATLANTA (AP) — Shelby Miller’s return to Atlanta brought a return to his winning form as he threw six strong innings for his first victory and the Diamondbacks beat the Braves.
Miller (1-3) allowed two runs on four hits and one walk. He was traded from the Braves to Arizona on Dec. 8.
The loss left the Braves 1-14 in home games. The Braves (7-22) are off to the worst start in franchise history since 1900.
Jake Lamb had two doubles and drove in a run in Arizona’s two-run third inning that tied the game at 2-all. Brandon Drury’s run-scoring double off reliever Bud Norris in the sixth gave the Diamondbacks the lead.
PHILLIES 4, MARLINS 3
MIAMI (AP) — Odubel Herrera scored the go-ahead run on first baseman Chris Johnson’s error in Philadelphia’s three-run eighth inning, sending the Phillies to a win over the Marlins.
Brett Oberholtzer (2-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win. Jeanmar Gomez tossed a perfect ninth for his 10th save in 11 chances.
Marcell Ozuna and Justin Bour homered for Miami, which had won four in a row.
Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler struck out a season-high eight over seven innings and exited with a 3-1 lead. He allowed two hits and walked two.
METS 6, PADRES 3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — New York’s Bartolo Colon became the oldest player to hit his first major league home run, connecting Saturday night less than three weeks before his 43rd birthday, to help the Mets to a victory over the Padres.
Colon’s impressive two-run drive off James Shields into the seats in the left field corner gave the Mets a 4-0 lead with two outs in the second.
Colon (3-1) watched the ball all the way, and didn’t toss his bat until he was well more than halfway to first base. The portly pitcher’s trot around the bases took about 30 seconds.
When he returned to the dugout, his teammates were hiding in the tunnel before coming out to mob him.
Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run homer for the Mets, who scored only three runs and had seven hits in losing the first two games of this four-game series.
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NEW YORK (AP) — David Ortiz watched Andrew Miller’s 3-1, bases-loaded slider hook past him as crossed-up catcher Brian McCann reached down to grab it, heard plate umpire Ron Kulpa call strike and stuck out both arms in anger.
“No!” Big Papi screamed a half-dozen times, convinced he had just walked to force in the tying run against the Yankees with one out in the ninth inning. Manager John Farrell bolted out of the dugout to block Ortiz and quickly was ejected, then waved his right arm as if he were tossing the umpire.
Ortiz returned to the batter’s box, took another slider for strike three, walked to the dugout, threw down his bat and helmet, then barked some more. When he, too, was ejected, Ortiz ran back onto the field, screaming at Kulpa and pointing with his arms.
Farrell and third base coach Brian Butterfield had to restrain the slugger, and Farrell escorted him back to the dugout.
Hanley Ramirez then swung over a 1-2 slider, ending a wild Friday night in the Bronx that culminated in a 3-2 New York victory, easily the Yankees’ biggest win of their thus-far sorry season.
“You’d need a hockey stick for the 3-2 pitch,” a disgusted Farrell said.
Aaron Hicks hit a tiebreaking home run off Rick Porcello (5-1) leading off the seventh inning, sparking Yankee Stadium’s new lights to flash like strobes at a rock concert.
Two innings later, tempers flared as the game turned tense and testy.
“My heart’s still racing. I think it’s something that’s going to take a little while to come down from,” Miller said a half-hour after the final out
Last-place New York, off to its worst start in a quarter-century, put pitcher CC Sabathia on the disabled list before the game because of a groin strain, then lost Jacoby Ellsbury to a hip muscle strain in the first inning, an injury manager Joe Girardi said is likely to sideline the center fielder for a couple days. Earlier in the week, Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez went on the DL because of a hamstring injury.
Ortiz hit a two-run homer in the first off Michael Pineda, but McCann hit an RBI double in the bottom half and Dustin Ackley singled in a run during the second.
Kulpa called third strikes on seven batters, six of them Red Sox.
“It’s just another game, another big game between the Yankees and Red Sox. Emotions are high,” Kulpa said. “The 3-1 pitch, I had it coming through the zone. That’s why I called it a strike. McCann didn’t help me out. He took the ball down a little bit, but the pitch still came through the zone. And the 3-2 pitch, I had it in the zone right down the middle.”
Ortiz insisted Kulpa blew the calls, saying all the pitches were balls, even the one he swung at.
The 40-year-old, a nine-time All-Star, plans to retire after this season and is on a feel-good tour around the major leagues. There were no happy emotions for him after this one.
“The bad thing about it is that the whole world watches these games,” Ortiz said. “The umpire was having a hard time in the game. It’s a situation when the game is on the line, and (he’s) got to focus better.”
But Hicks gave the Yankees something to cheer about on the 50-degree, rainy night and provided Kirby Yates (1-0) with the second win of his big league career. Acquired from Minnesota during the offseason, Hicks was hitting .088 with no extra-base hits and two RBIs in 34 at-bats when he sent a hanging changeup over the Yankees bullpen and into the right-field bleachers.
“It definitely felt good, especially to finally help this team,” said Hicks, who moved to center when Ellsbury got hurt and misplayed a pair of fly balls as Boston loaded the bases in the sixth.
As he circled the bases, the Yankees used the strobe function of their new LED lights, which had previously been used only during soccer games.
“I knew it got a little dark, but that was about it,” Hicks said.
New York had lost seven of its previous eight games. At 10-17 the Yankees are off to their worst start since 1991.
To hold the lead, Girardi used Dellin Betances for a third straight day for the first time in the reliever’s big league career. After Travis Shaw’s infield hit in the eighth, Girardi brought in Miller.
“We’ve been struggling,” Girardi said. “I thought it was important that we win this game tonight.”
CUBS 8, NATIONALS 6
CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Zobrist homered twice, Anthony Rizzo added a towering solo shot and Chicago beat Washington for its fifth straight victory.
Zobrist has homered in three straight games. He drove in four runs for the second consecutive day against the Nationals.
Tommy La Stella also homered to help the Cubs win for the ninth time in 10 games and improve to 22-6, the best record in the majors.
John Lackey (4-1) struck out 11, one shy of his career high, in seven innings. Hector Rondon pitched a scoreless ninth for his fifth save in as many chances.
Max Scherzer (3-2) was tagged for seven runs and seven hits in five innings. Anthony Rendon and Wilson Ramos homered for Washington.
WHITE SOX 10, TWINS 4
CHICAGO (AP) — Melky Cabrera had four hits and three RBIs, Jose Abreu hit a solo homer, and Chicago beat Minnesota to become the second major league team to reach 20 wins.
Adam Eaton drove in two runs and made one of three fine defensive plays for the White Sox (20-10), who trail only the crosstown Cubs (22-6) for most victories. Mat Latos (5-0) labored through five innings before four relievers combined for four scoreless innings as the White Sox snapped a two-game skid.
Benches cleared in the eighth when Trevor May hit Abreu with a 97 mph fastball. That came after Minnesota’s Byung Ho Park was hit by a pitch in the top of the inning. White Sox manager Robin Ventura was ejected, but no players were tossed.
Ricky Nolasco (1-1) gave up seven runs, five earned, and nine hits in five innings, and Oswaldo Garcia hit a two-run homer for the Twins, They fell to an AL-worst 8-21.
REDS 5, BREWERS 1
CINCINNATI (AP) — Brandon Phillips homered for the third straight game and Cincinnati’s bullpen finally ended its historic streak of giving up runs, closing out a victory over Milwaukee.
Cincinnati’s relievers had allowed at least one run in a major league-record 23 consecutive games. They put together four scoreless innings to end a streak that started on April 11.
The Reds have won three in a row for the first time since sweeping the season-opening series against Philadelphia.
Tim Adleman (1-0) got his first major league victory in his second career start, holding the Brewers to Alex Presley’s solo homer in five innings.
Phillips’ three-run shot in the third off Tyler Cravy (0-1) made it 5-0. It’s the second time that Phillips has homered in three straight games — he also did it in 2012. Joey Votto also had a solo shot off Cravy, who was called up from Triple-A when Wily Peralta went on the paternity list earlier in the day.
INDIANS 7, ROYALS 1
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jose Ramirez got three hits and drove in a career-high five runs to help Cleveland beat reeling Kansas City for its their fourth straight victory.
The World Series champion Royals have lost eight of 10.
Ramirez delivered a bases-loaded double in the third and a two-run double in the fifth. He singled in the second, walked in the eighth and raised his batting average to .324.
Danny Salazar (3-2) held the Royals to four hits and struck out nine in 7 2/3 innings.
Yordano Ventura (2-2) allowed five runs and threw 97 pitches in four innings. The right-hander walked five, increasing his AL-leading total to 25.
BLUE JAYS 5, DODGERS 2
TORONTO (AP) — Kevin Pillar hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning, Jose Bautista also connected and Toronto beat Los Angeles.
Gavin Floyd (1-2) worked one inning for the win and Drew Storen survived a shaky ninth to earn his second save as the Blue Jays recorded their season-best fourth straight win.
Edwin Encarnacion doubled off Joe Blanton (2-2) with one out in the eighth and was replaced by pinch-runner Ezequiel Carrera. The Dodgers intentionally walked Justin Smoak to face Pillar, who lined a 1-2 pitch into the bullpen in left.
RANGERS 5, TIGERS 1
DETROIT (AP) — Cole Hamels held Detroit to one hit in seven scoreless innings, and Texas became the first team this season to beat Jordan Zimmermann.
Hamels (4-0) allowed a bloop single to right by Ian Kinsler — the first batter he faced — and that was Detroit’s only hit until Kinsler doubled to lead off the bottom of the ninth. The Tigers managed a couple walks off Hamels, but he struck out nine and won his 11th straight decision. He hasn’t lost since Aug. 7.
Zimmermann (5-1) allowed two runs in the second — after giving up only two earned runs all season prior to that. He also allowed a solo homer to Rougned Odor in the fifth, and by the end of the night, his ERA had doubled from 0.55 to 1.10.
MARLINS 6, PHILLIES 4
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit a tie-breaking two-run homer in the eighth inning and Miami beat Philadelphia for its 11th victory in 12 games.
Stanton’s 10th home run of the season was a deep shot to left-center field off Hector Neris (0-1).
Kyle Barraclough (2-0) earned the win by pitching a scoreless inning in relief and David Phelps came on for the ninth for his second save.
The Marlins won seven in a row before losing 14-5 at Milwaukee on May 1 and have won the first four games of their nine-game homestand to improve to 16-12.
Maikel Franco homered and drove in two runs, and Peter Bourjos drove in a pair for Philadelphia.
Miami’s Christian Yelich opened the scoring with a two-run upper-deck homer to right-center field in the first inning.
PIRATES 4, CARDINALS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jung Ho Kang homered twice and Francisco Liriano continued his dominance at Busch Stadium to help Pittsburgh beat St. Louis.
Kang, who was activated from the disabled list before the game, ripped the first pitch he saw from Tyler Lyons into the right field bullpen for a two-run homer to give the Pirates a 3-0 lead in the sixth. Kang followed with a 427-foot homer into the upper deck in left in the eighth.
Liriano (3-1) improved to 4-0 with a 2.07 ERA in six career starts at Busch Stadium. Liriano fanned 10 through seven innings for his 24th career double-digit strikeout performance of his career.
Mark Melancon got his eighth save for Pittsburgh. The Pirates won their fifth straight road game and improved to 4-0 against the Cardinals this season.
Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez (4-2) left with one out in the fourth due to fatigue.
DIAMONDBACKS 7, BRAVES 2
ATLANTA (AP) — Zack Greinke allowed two runs in six innings, Brandon Drury hit a homer and Arizona beat Atlanta to snap a six-game losing streak.
David Peralta had three hits and drove in a run, and Wellington Castillo had a two-run single for Arizona in its highest-scoring game in almost two weeks. The Diamondbacks had been held to no more than four runs in each of their last nine games.
The Braves (7-21) have the worst record through 28 games in their Atlanta history. They are 1-13 at home.
Greinke (3-2) had eight strikeouts, matching his season high, while giving up seven hits and one walk. He is 5-0 in his last seven road starts. He earned his first win in three career starts at Turner Field.
Atlanta rookie Aaron Blair (0-2) allowed three runs, two earned, in five innings.
ASTROS 6, MARINERS 3
HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa homered and finished with three hits and two RBIs to lead Houston past Seattle.
Marwin Gonzalez had a two-run homer and also doubled to help the Astros win for the third time in four games. Correa’s homer came off Taijuan Walker (2-2) with two outs in the first inning. It was his second home run in three games after not homering in the previous 24 games.
Evan Gattis reached on an error by shortstop Ketel Marte with no outs in the second. The Astros made it 3-0 when Gonzalez sent one into the seats in right field for the first multi-run homer of his career. The first 25 homers in his five-year career were solo shots.
Houston starter Doug Fister (3-3) allowed three hits and three runs with two walks in 6 1/3 innings for his second straight win. Luke Gregerson pitched a scoreless ninth for his seventh save.
RAYS 5, ANGELS 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Chris Archer pitched six scoreless innings and Corey Dickerson snapped out of a career-worst, 0-for-23 drought with a three-run homer to lead Tampa Bay over Los Angeles.
Brad Miller added four hits, including a home run.
Archer (2-4) scattered five hits, struck out six and stranded four runners in scoring position during his 100th major league start.
The right-hander, who fanned a franchise-record 252 batters last season and pitched in his first All-Star Game, is 5-1 with a 2.48 ERA in six career starts against the Angels.
Cory Rasmus (1-1) gave up five runs and five hits in 2 1/3 innings in place of right-hander Garrett Richards, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day because of a torn ligament in his elbow and is done for the season.
PADRES 2, METS 0
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Drew Pomeranz and four relievers combined on a three-hitter, Jon Jay had three hits and an RBI, and San Diego beat New York for the second straight game.
The Padres, who have been blanked eight times this year, pitched their first shutout of 2016. They’ve held the defending NL champion Mets to three runs and seven hits in the first two games of a four-game series.
Pomeranz (3-3) allowed only a single to Asdrubal Cabrera with two outs in the fourth while striking out five and walking three in five innings. His effort came a night after Colin Rea took a no-hitter into the seventh in San Diego’s 5-3 victory.
Noah Syndergaard (2-2) took the loss after allowing two runs and six hits in six innings. He struck out five and walked two.
GIANTS 6, ROCKIES 4
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford hit a three-run homer, Madison Bumgarner survived a shaky second inning and San Francisco ended a three-game losing streak to Colorado.
Hunter Pence, who had three hits, Matt Duffy and Brandon Belt also drove in runs for the Giants, who ended a two-game slide.
Bumgarner (4-2) won his third straight start, retiring 15 of 17 after giving up all four runs in the second. He allowed seven hits, walked one and struck out 10 in 7 1/3 innings.
Mark Reynolds collected three hits and an RBI for the Rockies, who had won five of their previous seven. Dustin Garneau also drove in a run.
Chad Bettis (3-2) lasted six innings, giving up five runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out four. He also drove in a run with a squeeze bunt.
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, and teammates push designated hitter David Ortiz, second from left, away from umpire Ron Kulpa (46) as Ortiz reacts to a called second strike off of New York Yankees relief pitcher Andrew Miller n the ninth inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 6, 2016, in New York. The Yankees won 3-2. Both Farrell and Ortiz were ejected from the game. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
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CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Zobrist had a piece of confetti stuck to his back as he stood in front of his locker, and there were a few more in the hallway outside of the lavish home clubhouse.
Welcome to Wrigley Field, where maintaining the supplies for the celebration room is one of Chicago’s biggest concerns these days.
Kyle Hendricks pitched six scoreless innings, Zobrist drove in four runs and the Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 5-2 on Thursday in the opener of a four-game series between two of baseball’s hottest teams.
“This is a really good team, and we play good baseball,” Zobrist said, “and tonight was another good example of that.”
Hendricks (2-2) allowed two hits, struck out four and walked two as Chicago began a 10-game homestand with its fourth consecutive win and eighth in nine games. Zobrist hit a two-run single in the fourth and a two-run homer in the eighth, helping the Cubs improve their major league-best record to 21-6 for their best start since they were 23-4 in 1907.
“It’s pretty fun, I can tell you that,” Hendricks said.
Reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper singled and walked twice against Hendricks, but the right-hander shut down the rest of Washington’s lineup. Michael Taylor was stranded at second after a two-out double in the third for the Nationals’ first hit.
Jayson Werth hit a long two-run homer in the ninth for Washington, which had won five of six, including a 13-2 victory at World Series champion Kansas City on Wednesday. Even with the loss, the Nationals have baseball’s second-best record at 19-9.
“The worst overall game we’ve played in a while, but we were still in the ballgame,” manager Dusty Baker said.
Joe Ross (3-1) matched Hendricks for much of the chilly night, striking out nine in 6 2/3 innings. The 22-year-old right-hander allowed five hits and walked two.
One rough stretch was enough to send Ross to his first loss since Aug. 16 at San Francisco.
Chicago’s first four batters in the fourth reached safely, producing two runs. Tommy La Stella singled, Kris Bryant had a ground-rule double and Anthony Rizzo was walked intentionally before Zobrist’s single to right gave the Cubs a 2-0 lead.
Rizzo was thrown out trying to advance to third on Zobrist’s hit, and Ross retired the next two hitters to get out of the inning. But the damage was done.
“I wish I could go back to the fourth and start over,” Ross said.
Zobrist connected for his third homer and Addison Russell added an RBI double in the eighth, providing some valuable breathing room. After Werth went deep against Travis Wood with two down, Hector Rondon retired Wilson Ramos on a liner to first for the final out.
“The pitching was solid overall,” manager Joe Maddon said. “Offensively, it was Zo’s night.”
PADRES 5, METS 3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Colin Rea lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the seventh inning when Yoenis Cespedes singled the other way against a shift, and finished with eight-plus innings of three-hit ball as San Diego beat New York.
The Padres remain the only team in the major leagues without a no-hitter, failing to achieve the milestone in 7,519 games since 1969.
Rea (3-1) had retired 19 straight batters until Cespedes grounded a single through the right side where the second baseman normally would have been. The no-hit bid was extended by the shift several times.
Fernando Rodney got the final two outs for seventh save.
Rea got enough support from the Padres’ sometimes anemic offense, which jumped on Jacob deGrom (3-1).
RED SOX 7, WHITE SOX 3
CHICAGO (AP) — Dustin Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez and Jackie Bradley Jr. homered to lead Boston over Chicago.
The Red Sox won for the ninth time in 11 games and took two of three in this series between AL division leaders, although this was anything but a thing of beauty.
The teams combined to strand 21 runners and draw 16 walks. But the East-leading Red Sox came up with enough big hits to prevail in a game that lasted 3 hours, 57 minutes.
Pedroia had three hits, starting with a solo homer in the first. Ramirez connected leading off a two-run third against Erik Johnson (0-1).
Reliever Matt Barnes (2-1) worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings for the win.
MARINERS 6, ASTROS 3
HOUSTON (AP) — Robinson Cano had three hits and his tiebreaking three-run double in the ninth inning lifted Seattle to its fourth straight win.
The bases were loaded with one out in the ninth when Cano cleared them with his double off Luke Gregerson (0-1) that sailed just out of reach of center fielder Carlos Gomez.
Cano, who has at least two hits in five straight games, also drove in a run in the third inning to give him four RBIs and an American League-leading 30 this season.
Nick Vincent (2-1) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings for the win and Steve Cishek allowed one hit in the ninth for his ninth save.
CARDINALS 4, PHILLIES 0
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaime Garcia pitched seven sharp innings, Brandon Moss hit a long home run and St. Louis beat Philadelphia.
Stephen Piscotty drove in two runs and also made an outstanding catch in right field to help preserve the shutout.
St. Louis won three of four in the series.
Garcia (2-2) gave up two hits, didn’t walk a batter and struck out five.
Moss launched a drive estimated at 462 feet to right field in the first off Jerad Eickhoff (1-4). It was the longest homer by a left-handed hitter in the history of the new Busch Stadium, which opened in 2006.
ORIOLES 1, YANKEES 0, 10 INNINGS
BALTIMORE (AP) — Pedro Alvarez drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and Baltimore finally broke through, beating New York.
A day after getting shut out by the Yankees, the Orioles managed only five hits in eight innings against Masahiro Tanaka. Baltimore starter Kevin Gausman did even better, limiting New York to three hits through eight.
Hyun Soo Kim began the Baltimore 10th with an infield hit off Johnny Barbato (1-2). Kim took third on a single by Jonathan Schoop. Nolan Reimold pinch ran for Kim and Andrew Miller relieved Barbato.
Alvarez hit a soft fly to center, and Reimold easily beat Jacoby Ellsbury’s throw to the plate.
Zach Britton (2-1) gave up a leadoff walk in the 10th and then struck out the next three batters.
BLUE JAYS 12, RANGERS 2
TORONTO (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion homered, doubled twice and drove in six runs, powering Toronto past Texas.
Toronto set season highs for runs and hits (15).
Kevin Pillar doubled twice, singled and had two RBIs for Toronto.
J.A. Happ (4-0) gave up one run in seven innings
Derek Holland (3-2) was tagged for five runs in the first and chased during a six-run third.
INDIANS 9, TIGERS 4
CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Brantley was 4 for 5 with three RBIs, Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer and Cleveland beat Detroit for the sixth straight time this season.
Brantley came into the game batting .167. He had an RBI single in the first and a two-run double in the eighth, raising his average to .276.
Brantley also ended a potential Detroit rally in the sixth with a catch on the warning track after a long run.
Trevor Bauer (2-0) allowed three hits in 5 2/3 innings and overcame Nick Castellanos’ three-run homer in the fourth.
Napoli’s homer off rookie Michael Fulmer (1-1) capped a four-run first inning in which six straight hitters reached base.
ROCKIES 17, GIANTS 7
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story each homered and drove in three runs, and Colorado set a franchise record with a 13-run fifth inning in a victory over San Francisco.
Gerardo Parra had two hits and three RBIs in the fifth, when Colorado sent 17 batters to the plate.
It’s the most runs scored in an inning by any team since Arizona scored 13 in the fourth against Pittsburgh on April 11, 2010.
Every Rockies hitter either scored or drove in a run in the inning, including starting pitcher Chris Rusin, who singled home a pair of runs. Seven of the nine did both.
Matt Cain (0-4) lost his first four decisions in a season for the first time in his career. He allowed eight runs on 10 hits in four-plus innings.
Christian Bergman (1-3) threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings.
REDS 9, BREWERS 5
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer during his latest big game against Milwaukee, and Cincinnati beat the Brewers even though their bullpen extended its historically bad streak of allowing runs.
Alfredo Simon (1-3) made it easy on the major leagues’ worst bullpen, becoming only the second Reds starter to last seven innings. He allowed three runs in 7 2/3 innings, including Alex Presley’s two-run homer.
The bullpen couldn’t close it out smoothly. J.J. Hoover gave up Chris Carter’s 10th homer leading off the ninth inning, extending the bullpen’s major league record to 23 consecutive games allowing at least one run.
Bruce homered during a five-run first inning off Chase Anderson (1-4). His 34 career homers against the Brewers are by far his highest total against any team.
MARLINS 4, DIAMONDBACKS 0
MIAMI (AP) — Adam Conley pitched shutout ball for the second start in a row and Miami completed a three-game sweep of Arizona.
Christian Yelich hit a two-run homer, and Derek Dietrich and Chris Johnson had two-out RBI hits.
Conley (2-1) gave up two hits in 5 1/3 innings and departed after throwing 88 pitches. The left-hander allowed no hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings last Friday against Milwaukee.
A.J. Ramos completed the five-hitter by pitching the ninth, lowering his ERA to 0.73.
Robbie Ray (1-2) allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings for Arizona.
Chicago Cubs’ Ben Zobrist, left, celebrates with Kris Bryant after they defeated the Washington Nationals 5-2 in a baseball game Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-2.
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Zobrist hit a three-run homer, Anthony Rizzo also connected and Jon Lester worked out of a pair of jams to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Wednesday for a three-game sweep.
Zobrist’s third-inning homer put Chicago ahead after center fielder Andrew McCutchen dropped Rizzo’s two-out liner for an error. Lester (3-1) scattered eight hits in 5 2/3 scoreless innings, struck out five and walked two.
With its seventh win in eight games, Chicago improved to a major league-best 20-6. The Cubs have won seven straight road games and completed their first sweep in Pittsburgh since Sept. 7-9, 2012. They lead second-place Pittsburgh by six games in the NL Central.
Juan Nicasio (3-3) allowed four runs — one earned — eight hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings.
RED SOX 5, WHITE SOX 2
CHICAGO (AP) — David Ortiz hit his 509th home run to put Boston ahead to stay.
Ortiz’s two-run shot to right field off Carlos Rodon (1-4) in the fifth inning tied him with Gary Sheffield for 25th all-time. It was his sixth homer of the season and 451st with Boston, one off Carl Yastrzemski’s club mark.
Embattled Clay Buchholz (1-3) was sharp over seven innings in Boston’s fourth win in five games.
Red Sox: Farrell said the team will shed one of 13 pitchers and add a position player once restrictions on RHP Carson Smith are lifted in his return from a forearm injury. … LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (right knee) will aim for 100 pitches in what could be his final rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Pawtucket. … RHP Joe Kelly (shoulder) is scheduled to throw 55 pitches Friday for Pawtucket.
White Sox: DH Avisail Garcia (right hamstring) missed his fourth straight game after experiencing discomfort while running a day earlier.
A day after his 10-year run in Chicago ended, LHP John Danks (0-4, 7.25 ERA) told White Sox beat reporters he “can’t fault anybody” for the team’s decision to designate him for assignment.
“It’s a win-now league, and I wasn’t helping the team win,” Danks said.
Rodon drew Danks’ old No. 50 into the dirt on the back of the mound in the first.
RHP Erik Johnson arrives from Triple-A Charlotte and gets the first chance Thursday night to fill the hole in Chicago’s rotation following Danks’ departure. LHP Henry Owens (0-0, 4.82 ERA) makes his third start for Boston to close the three-game series.
CARDINALS 5, PHILLIES 4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday’s RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning gave St. Louis a victory.
St. Louis loaded the bases with one out in the ninth inning against Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez (2-1). Stephen Piscotty delivered an RBI infield single to tie the game. Holliday then smacked a single through the left side of the infield to drive in plate the winning run.
Cardinals starter Mike Leake, the team’s big free agent addition in the offseason, entered the game with an 0-3 record and 5.83 ERA, He allowed four runs and four hits in five innings.
Kevin Siegrist (4-0) pitched a scoreless top of the ninth for the win.
ASTROS 16, TWINS 4
HOUSTON (AP) — Jason Castro homered and drove in four runs, and Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa both homered and knocked in three as Houston won consecutive games for the first time this season.
The Astros built a 6-0 lead after two innings and didn’t let up in setting a season high for runs. Altuve hit his fifth leadoff homer this year, Castro connected for the second straight game with his two-run shot in the third, and Correa’s first home run since April 6 came in the fourth.
Minnesota right-hander Phil Hughes (1-5) allowed six hits and a season-high six runs in two innings.
Reliever Scott Feldman (1-2) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.
METS 8, BRAVES 0
NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Matz (4-1) allowed two hits over 7 2/3 innings, Lucas Duda hit two of the Mets’ four home runs and New York extended its streak of winning series to six for the first time since August and September 2006.
Matz (4-1) struck out eight and walked none. He has a 0.67 ERA over his last four outings.
Jhoulys Chacin (1-2) gave up eight runs, seven hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings.
YANKEES 7, ORIOLES 0
BALTIMORE (AP) — CC Sabathia pitched seven sharp innings, Brian McCann drove in three runs and New York ended its six-game losing streak.
Playing in his 1,000th major league game, Jacoby Ellsbury went 3 for 3 with two walks to help the Yankees improve to 9-16 and avoid their worst skid since April 2007.
Sabathia (2-2) turned in his best performance of the season at a time when New York desperately needed a victory. The lefty allowed six hits, walked two and struck out six.
He outpitched Tyler Wilson (1-1), who took a one-hitter into the sixth before the light-hitting Yankees took a 3-0 lead.
INDIANS 4, TIGERS 0
CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber pitched a five-hit shutout and Cleveland used a four-run fourth inning to defeat Detroit for the fifth straight time this season.
Kluber (2-3) worked out of jams in the second and fourth to beat Detroit for the second time in two weeks. The right-hander, who won the AL Cy Young Award in 2014, struck out seven and walked two in his second career shutout and eighth complete game.
Anibal Sanchez (3-3) didn’t allow a hit through three innings, but gave up four runs on three hits, a walk, a hit batter and a wild pitch in the fourth.
RAYS 8, DODGERS 5
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Steve Pearce hit one of four Tampa Bay homers, a go-ahead three-run shot in the sixth inning, and the Rays beat Los Angeles.
Brandon Guyer, Steven Souza Jr. and Curt Casali added solo home runs for the Rays.
Pearce chased Alex Wood (1-3) with his third homer this season to put Tampa Bay ahead 5-2.
Ramirez (5-1) went two scoreless innings to get the win. Alex Colome pitched the ninth and picked up his sixth save.
BLUE JAYS 4, RANGERS 3
TORONTO (AP) — Russell Martin singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning and Toronto beat Texas.
Edwin Encarnacion singled off Tony Barnette (1-2) to begin the ninth and was replaced by pinch-runner Ezequiel Carrera. Justin Smoak walked, Troy Tulowitzki popped up and Kevin Pillar walked to load the bases for Martin, who drove a ball beyond the reach of Nomar Mazara into the right field corner.
The Blue Jays won 3-1 in 10 innings Tuesday on Justin Smoak’s second home run of the game.
Roberto Osuna (1-0) worked one inning for the win.
MARLINS 4, DIAMONDBACKS 3
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered and drove in two runs for Miami.
Jose Fernandez (3-2) allowed three runs in five innings while striking out seven for the Marlins, who have won nine of 10.
Miami held Arizona scoreless over the final four innings for the win.
Kyle Barraclough struck out Nick Ahmed with two on to end the eighth and A.J. Ramos pitched a clean ninth for his ninth save.
REDS 7, GIANTS 4
CINCINNATI (AP) — Brandon Phillips, Eugenio Suarez and Zack Cozart homered in a five-run second against Jake Peavy (1-3).
Peavy allowed seven runs and eight hits in six innings, raising his ERA to 9.00 in six starts. He had been 7-0 with a 2.38 ERA in 12 starts against the Reds.
Adam Duvall added a solo shot for the Reds, and Dan Straily (1-1) overcame solo homers by Brandon Belt and Conor Gillaspie for his first major league win since April 10, 2014, with Oakland.
ANGELS 7, BREWERS 3
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mike Trout had an RBI triple and sparked a four-run eighth with a solo homer.
Trout tied the game at 3 after leading off the eighth with a drive to right on a hanging curveball from Tyler Thornburg (2-1). Five batters later, pinch-hitter C.J. Cron drove in the go-ahead run after looping a two-out double. Trout, a four-time All-Star,has 18 RBIs in his last 13 games after a slow start.
Fernando Salas (2-1) pitched a scoreless inning, and Joe Smith threw two shutout innings for his second save.
NATIONALS 13, ROYALS 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Daniel Murphy finished a triple shy of the cycle, slumping slugger Bryce Harper also went deep. Mrphy and Clint Robinson drove in three runs apiece.
Stephen Strasburg (5-0) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings while striking out seven.
Kris Medlen (1-3) gave up nine runs, six of them earned, and six hits in two-plus innings for Kansas City. His home ERA rose to 20.65 in two starts at Kauffman Stadium this season.
MARINERS 9, ATHLETICS 8
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dae-Ho Lee hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh after an earlier solo shot for his first career multi-homer game, and Seattle completed a three-game sweep.
Mike Montgomery (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win on a day Nelson Cruz also homered, a rare shot into the second deck of seats in dead-center.
Lee hit his third and fourth homers, connecting in the seventh against John Axford (2-1) as the Mariners had a season-high 16 hits and improved to an AL-best 11-4 on the road. The A’s lost their fourth straight.
ROCKIES 2, PADRES 0
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tyler Chatwood (4-2) pitched three-hit ball for eight innings in his sixth start since Tommy John surgery, sending San Diego to its eighth shutout loss in 28 games this season.
Jake McGee pitched perfect ninth for his seventh save.
Cesar Vargas (0-1) allowed one run, four hits and three walks in six innings.
Christhian Adams grounded into an RBI in the fifth, and DJ LeMahieu’s squeeze bunt scored Mark Reynolds in the ninth.
Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz watches his two-run home run off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon, also scoring Xander Bogaerts, during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Chicago. Watching with Ortiz is catcher Dioner Navarro. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Quintana supplied the pitching, Jose Abreu took care of the offense and the defense was there all night long.
The White Sox said goodbye to a longtime teammate, and then went right back to work.
Quintana pitched eight crisp innings for his third straight win, and AL-leading Chicago cooled off the Boston Red Sox with a 4-1 victory on Tuesday.
“They bring it every day, which is great,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said.
Abreu had two hits and three RBIs as Chicago ran its record to 19-8 for its best start since it had the same record in 2006. It has won three straight and nine of 11 overall to keep up with the major league-leading Cubs, revving up the anticipation for an intriguing summer in the Windy City.
The White Sox kicked off a six-game homestand without John Danks after general manager Rick Hahn said the team will cut the left-hander on Thursday, ending a 10-year run with the franchise. Erik Johnson will be promoted to pitch against the Red Sox, but Hahn said the fifth starter is “going to be a bit of a fluid situation.”
Danks hasn’t been the same since he had shoulder surgery in 2012. He was hit hard while dropping his first four starts this year.
“It’s kind of sad to see a guy like that leave,” catcher Dioner Navarro said. “Everybody loves him, he’s a great teammate, he’s a great pitcher. Just going through a tough stretch right now.”
Hanley Ramirez’s one-out homer in the fifth halted Quintana’s scoreless streak at 20 1/3 innings, but the lefty bounced back by retiring Travis Shaw and Chris Young on a pair of grounders. He retired three in a row after Xander Bogaerts’ leadoff single in the seventh, including swinging strikeouts of David Ortiz and Shaw.
“He was painting pitches and hitting the corners,” Ramirez said.
Quintana (4-1) allowed four hits, struck out five and walked none while lowering his ERA to 1.40. David Robertson finished for his ninth save in 10 chances.
The Red Sox (15-11) were coming off a weekend sweep of the Yankees and had won seven of eight. But they wasted an effective start by knuckleballer Steven Wright in the opener of a six-game trip.
Abreu hit a run-scoring triple in the first and a two-run double in the eighth against Junichi Tazawa. The Cuban slugger is batting .464 (13 for 28) during a seven-game hit streak.
“I think it’s just his time,” Ventura said. “Even in BP it just sounds better. A lot is made of the slow start, but it could be something with the cold, I don’t know. But it sure looks better and it sounds better.”
Todd Frazier also had a run-scoring groundout in the third for the White Sox, who finished with just five hits.
Wright (2-3) allowed three hits and walked four in six innings.
“A little frustrated with the walks,” Wright said. “They earned the first run. I felt I kind of gave them the second run. When I’m there throwing 20 pitches an inning, it’s hard for the defense.”
Quintana got some help from his defense in the second when Austin Jackson made a leaping grab of Ortiz’s drive to the warning track in center. Adam Eaton also made a nice running catch on Jackie Bradley Jr.’s liner to right in the third.
CUBS 7, PIRATES 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jake Arrieta dominated the Pittsburgh Pirates yet again, scattering two hits in seven shutout innings as Chicago defeated Pittsburgh.
Seven months after shutting the Pirates down in the NL wild card playoff, Arrieta allowed only singles to Sean Rodriguez in the second and Francisco Cervelli in the seventh. Arrieta (6-0) struck out five and walked two while lowering his ERA to 0.84. He became the second six-game winner in the major leagues after Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox.
Kris Bryant had three hits for the Cubs, who have won seven of eight and moved five games ahead of Pittsburgh in the NL Central.
Jon Niese (3-1) gave up six runs and nine hits over five innings while losing for the first time since the Pirates acquired him from the New York Mets in an offseason trade.
ROYALS 7, NATIONALS 6
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain capped a three-run ninth inning with a two-out single to left, bringing home Mike Moustakas and giving Kansas City a victory.
Tanner Roark lasted into the eighth inning for Washington, but he was relieved by Felipe Rivero with runners on the corners and one out. Eric Hosmer grounded into a fielder’s choice to make it 6-4.
Rivero got through the rest of the inning and turned the lead over to Jonathan Papelbon (1-1), who served up back-to-back singles to start the ninth. After Omar Infante struck out, Moustakas came on to pinch hit and guided a single through the left side to knot the game 6-all.
Alcides Escobar kept the line moving with a single to center, and Cain ripped a liner into the gap in left-center.
BRAVES 3, METS 0
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Wisler wiped out New York with eight innings of one-hit ball and Mallex Smith hit a rare Atlanta homer off a scuffling Matt Harvey.
Asdrubal Cabrera’s clean single to center field with one out in the fifth was the lone hit for the defending NL champions. Wisler (1-2) walked two, struck out four and beat the Mets for the third time in his two-year career.
A.J. Pierzynski added an RBI double and the Braves, with the worst record in the majors at 7-19, won for the third time in five games following an eight-game skid.
Harvey (2-4) didn’t feel well Monday and was given fluids to help him recover Tuesday afternoon, Mets manager Terry Collins said.
PHILLIES 1, CARDINALS 0
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Aaron Nola threw seven innings and Ryan Howard homered to lead Philadelphia to a victory.
Philadelphia has won seven of eight while St. Louis has lost five of six.
Jeanmar Gomez recorded his ninth save in as many opportunities after Hector Neris struck out the side in the eighth inning.
Nola (2-2) allowed two hits and struck out seven in an 111-pitch stint. He has a string of 20 consecutive scoreless innings dating to April 22. Nola, who retired the last 10 batters, has given up one run or fewer in four of six starts this season.
Howard, a St. Louis native, drilled a first-pitch offering from Michael Wacha (2-2) over the wall in right in the sixth inning.
He has 22 homers in 66 games against St. Louis and has 12 homers in 36 games at Busch Stadium.
ASTROS 6, TWINS 4
HOUSTON (AP) — Jason Castro and George Springer hit homers and Houston held on for a victory.
Castro hit his first homer of the year to lead off the three-run third inning, and Springer hit a shot that bounced off the railroad tracks in left field and out of the stadium to cap the three-run fourth.
Castro’s home run was knocked down by a fan and never made it over the wall into the Crawford Boxes, but it was called a homer, and after a lengthy review, it was confirmed.
Jose Altuve and Springer walked after Castro’s blast before Carlos Correa knocked an RBI double and Alex Meyer (0-1) uncorked a wild pitch to score Springer and give the Astros a 3-2 lead.
ORIOLES 4, YANKEES 1
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mark Trumbo hit two home runs, Chris Tillman scattered five hits over seven innings and Baltimore extended New York’s losing streak to six games.
Trumbo hit a solo shot in the second inning and his eighth of the season with a runner on in the fifth. Both homers were off Luis Severino (0-4), who yielded only two long balls in his previous four starts.
Tillman (3-1) allowed one run, matched his career high with nine strikeouts and walked four. The right-hander also fanned nine in his last start, against Tampa Bay.
Brad Brach worked the eighth and Darren O’Day finished for his second save.
Didi Gregorius drove in the lone run for the last-place Yankees, whose six-game skid matches their longest of last season. New York fell to 8-16, including 3-9 on the road.
BLUE JAYS 3, RANGERS 1, 10 INNINGS
TORONTO (AP) — Justin Smoak’s first two home runs of the season, a tying drive in the ninth inning and two-run shot in the 10th, led Toronto over Texas.
Rougned Odor homered on Marco Estrada’s second pitch of the game, the first leadoff home run of Odor’s big league career.
The lead stood until Smoak connected on Shawn Tolleson’s third pitch of the ninth inning, a drive over the scoreboard in left center-field.
Edwin Encarnacion singled against Phil Klein (0-1) leading off the 10th, Troy Tulowitzki struck out and Smoak homered to left. Toronto won despite going 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position.
Joe Biagini (1-1) pitched two innings of two-hit relief for the win, completing a six-hitter.
INDIANS 7, TIGERS 3
CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor hit a three-run homer, scored three times and fell a triple short of the cycle, leading Cleveland to a victory.
Lindor singled in the first inning when Cleveland scored three times, doubled and scored in the third and homered in the fifth as the Indians ended Detroit’s five-game winning streak.
Josh Tomlin (4-0) remained unbeaten in four starts, allowing two runs in six innings.
Justin Verlander (2-3) gave up seven runs in five innings.
The Indians beat the Tigers for the fourth straight time this season.
DODGERS 10, RAYS 5
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Trayce Thompson, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig homered as Los Angeles pulled out of an offensive funk with a victory over Tampa Bay.
Howie Kendrick had four hits, including a two-run double that broke a fifth-inning tie, to help left-hander Scott Kazmir (2-2) get his 100th win. The RBIs were the first of the season for Kendrick, coming in his 59th at-bat.
Only Tampa Bay’s Logan Morrison has more at-bats (64) this season without driving in a run.
Thompson hit a two-run homer in the second inning and added a two-run single off Matt Moore (1-3) to finish a four-run fifth. Pederson hit a solo shot with two outs in the second, and Puig added a three-run homer off Ryan Webb in the ninth.
GIANTS 3, REDS 1
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jeff Samardzija went eight innings to win his third straight start — a career first — and San Francisco rallied for two runs in the eighth inning against Cincinnati’s historically bad bullpen.
Cincinnati’s bullpen gave up at least one run for the 21st consecutive game, surpassing the 2013 Colorado Rockies for the major league record, according to information provided by the Reds from the Elias Sports Bureau.
With the game tied 1-1, Kelby Tomlinson drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single off Caleb Cotham (0-1). Gregor Blanco followed with another run-scoring single, putting the Giants in position for their fifth straight win at Great American Ball Park.
Samardzija (4-1) had been 0-5 in his last nine starts against the Reds, but limited them to three hits — including Adam Duvall’s homer — to end the slump.
MARLINS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 4
MIAMI (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki’s two-run pinch-hit single put Miami ahead in the sixth inning to rally past Arizona.
Miami trailed 4-1 before scoring four runs in the sixth, when three Arizona pitchers combined to give up three walks and a hit batsman.
Suzuki’s one-out single put Miami up 5-4 and improved his career average with the bases loaded to .383.
Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run homer for Miami, his third in as many games. Christian Yelich drove in two runs with a fielder’s choice and his second homer.
Arizona’s Welington Castillo hit a two-run homer off Justin Nicolino (2-0), who won despite allowing four runs in six innings. A.J. Ramos pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save.
BREWERS 5, ANGELS 4
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Carter hit two long home runs and drove in three, Junior Guerra won his first career major league start, and Milwaukee rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat Los Angeles.
With the Brewers trailing 4-0, Carter’s two-run homer in the third caromed off the black batter’s backdrop in center. His solo shot in a three-run fifth to deep left-center off starter Nick Tropeano (1-1) put Milwaukee up for good.
Guerra (1-0), who was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs this week, allowed seven hits and four runs in six innings.
The Angels nearly spoiled Guerra’s night after loading the bases in the seventh with two walks and a single and nobody out. Reliever Michael Blazek escaped the jam after Cliff Pennington popped out and Yunel Escobar bounced into a double play.
MARINERS 8, ATHLETICS 2
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Leonys Martin hit home runs and Hisashi Iwakuma pitched seven solid innings for Seattle.
Iwakuma (1-3) took a shutout into the sixth inning and allowed four hits to end a career-worst, four-game losing streak dating to last September. He walked two and struck out three.
Norichika Aoki and Adam Lind drove in runs for the Mariners, who have won 10 of 13 games. Aoki has hit safely in all 14 games he’s had an at-bat against the A’s.
Khris Davis homered and Jed Lowrie had two hits and drove in a run for the A’s, who have lost five of seven and have dropped six consecutive series to the Mariners.
Sonny Gray (3-3) allowed a career high-matching seven runs and 11 hits in his seven-plus innings.
PADRES 6, ROCKIES 3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Matt Kemp and Brett Wallace hit back-to-back home runs and Andrew Cashner recovered from a shaky first inning to lead San Diego.
Kemp’s homer in the fourth was the first hit of the game against Rockies starter Eddie Butler, who retired the first 11 batters. Wallace followed with an opposite-field shot into the first deck in left.
Cashner (2-2) gave up a home run to the first batter he faced, Charlie Blackmon, and fell behind 2-0 in the first inning.
Colorado added a run in the second when Trevor Story singled home DJ LeMahieu.
Having exited his last outing after 2 2/3 innings, Cashner lasted six innings while allowing three runs and six hits. He walked three and struck out six.
Butler (0-1) allowed five runs over 5 2/3 innings while striking out three and walking one.
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jason Hammel raised his record to 4-0 and Anthony Rizzo hit two doubles as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Monday night.
Hammel’s ERA rose to 1.24 after entering the game with a National League-leading 0.75 mark. He gave up two runs and five hits in five-plus innings with three strikeouts and one walk. His streak of five straight starts of allowing one run or fewer ended.
Rizzo hit an RBI double and scored in the third inning as the Cubs went ahead 2-1, then doubled again during a four-run fifth that pushed the lead to 6-1.
The Cubs improved to 18-6, tops in the major leagues, and avoided losing consecutive games for the first time this season while winning for the fifth time in six games.
NATIONALS 2, ROYALS 0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gio Gonzalez and the Washington bullpen combined on a five-hitter, Ryan Zimmerman and Daniel Murphy drove in first-inning runs and the Nationals beat Kansas City.
Gonzalez (2-1) scattered four hits and a pair of walks over six innings in his latest smooth start. He’s only allowed four earned runs combined in his first five outings.
Sammy Solis needed eight pitches for a spotless seventh, and Shawn Kelley and Oliver Perez combined to strike out three straight after a leadoff double in the eighth.
Jonathan Papelbon breezed through a perfect ninth as the Nationals followed up a sweep of the Cardinals with their fourth straight win.
METS 4, BRAVES 1
NEW YORK (AP) — David Wright, Yoenis Cespedes and Lucas Duda hit home runs in the first inning as New York teed off, sending Bartolo Colon and the Mets over Atlanta for their ninth win in 10 games.
The Mets’ homer barrage came in a span of 16 pitches. The Braves have hit just five homers all season, by far the fewest in the majors for the team with the worst record in the big leagues.
A few weeks shy of his 43rd birthday, Colon (2-1) pitched eight scoreless innings. He coasted to his 220th career victory, breaking a tie with Pedro Martinez for the second-most among Dominican-born pitchers and trailing only the 243 by Hall of Famer Juan Marichal.
Colon gave up seven hits, six in the first three innings, walked none and struck. He threw 99 pitches — 77 strikes — in the longest outing by a Mets starter this year. He was 4-0 against Atlanta last season.
CARDINALS 10, PHILLIES 3
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched six innings and hit a three-run home run — the first of five for St. Louis — as the Cardinals snapped a four-game losing streak.
Matt Adams, rookie Aledmys Diaz and Randal Grichuk added solo homers and Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer to help St. Louis overcome a 3-0 deficit and avoid its first five-game slide since losing seven straight from July 26-31, 2013.
Wainwright, who has struggled since missing most of last season with an Achilles tendon injury, has won two straight. Wainwright (2-3) was the last Cardinals pitcher to get a win after yielding four runs over 5 1/3 innings in an 11-4 rout at Arizona on April 27.
In this victory, Wainwright pitched six innings, allowing three runs and five hits. He improved to 6-2 in 11 career starts against the Phillies.
TWINS 6, ASTROS 2
HOUSTON (AP) — Brian Dozier broke out of a slump with three hits and Minnesota snapped Dallas Keuchel’s 17-game home winning streak with a victory over Houston.
Keuchel (2-4) allowed five runs on five hits with three strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings and struggled with his command for the third time this season, walking five. The Cy Young winner hadn’t lost at home since Aug. 10, 2014, against Texas.
Dozier snapped a 0-for-16 slump with a double in the first and singled to start the three-run fourth as the Twins ended a four-game losing streak.
Jose Berrios (1-1) earned his first career win, giving up two runs on three hits with eight strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings in his second major league start. Berrios was tagged for five runs in four innings in his first start.
GIANTS 9, REDS 6
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati roughed up Johnny Cueto in his return to Great American Ball Park, but San Francisco rallied against the Reds’ historically bad bullpen, riding Brandon Crawford’s three-run homer to a victory.
Joey Votto hit a three-run homer as the Reds piled up six runs in the third inning off Cueto, who got a warm welcome from his former teammates and fans before the game. It was Cueto’s worst showing since he gave up eight runs during Kansas City’s 11-8 loss at Toronto in the AL Championship Series last season.
The Reds’ bullpen tied history while letting a 6-3 lead slip away.
Brandon Belt and Gregor Blanco singled in runs off J.C. Ramirez (0-2) in the seventh. Crawford connected off Drew Hayes for his third homer and an 8-6 lead.
RANGERS 2, BLUE JAYS 1
TORONTO (AP) — Nomar Mazara hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning and Texas beat Toronto for its fifth win in six games.
In the bottom of the eighth, Mazara preserved the one-run lead by throwing out Michael Saunders at home plate to end the inning.
Tony Barnette (1-1) worked one inning for the win and Shawn Tolleson finished for his ninth save as the Rangers handed the Blue Jays their fourth consecutive home loss. It’s Toronto’s longest slump at Rogers Centre since a four-game skid from April 23-26, 2014.
Named the AL’s top rookie in the month of April earlier Monday, Mazara broke a 1-1 tie with a shot to center off Gavin Floyd (0-2).
Brett Nicholas also homered.
BREWERS 8, ANGELS 5
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jimmy Nelson pitched seven strong innings and drove in the go-ahead run to lead Milwaukee past Los Angeles.
Nelson (4-2) retired 15 of 16 batters before giving up a solo home run to Mike Trout in the sixth. He allowed two runs and four hits over seven innings.
Ryan Braun reached base four times for Milwaukee, which broke through in the fifth against Los Angeles starter Jered Weaver (3-1) when left fielder Rafael Ortega misplayed Yadiel Rivera’s liner, leading to a run. Nelson, who entered the game with just one hit in 11 at-bats this season, drove in Rivera with his second single of the game to put the Brewers in front 2-1.
With two outs, Weaver intentionally walked Braun but Jonathan Lucroy doubled to drive in two more runs, putting Milwaukee up 4-1.
Milwaukee added four runs in the sixth.
Trout had four hits for Los Angeles, which left the bases loaded in the ninth.
MARINERS 4, ATHLETICS 3
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Robinson Cano had three hits and scored twice and Kyle Seager hit a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning for Seattle.
Nelson Cruz added three hits, and Chris Iannetta and Adam Lind drove in runs for the Mariners, who have won five straight at the Oakland Coliseum.
Nathan Karns (3-1) gave up three runs over six-plus innings. Seattle’s right-hander struck out six and walked one to earn his third straight win.
Steve Cishek struck out pinch-hitter Jed Lowrie with two runners on for his seventh save.
Khris Davis homered twice and had three RBIs for the A’s.
All of Seattle’s runs came off starter Kendall Graveman (1-3).
PADRES 2, ROCKIES 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Matt Kemp hit a two-run double in the first inning to help James Shields earn his first victory of the season as San Diego overcame 11 strikeouts by Jon Gray.
Shields (1-4) allowed one run while scattering nine hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked two.
The Padres took a quick lead against Gray after their first four batters reached. Jon Jay and Wil Myers singled, and Kemp doubled them in.
Shields had received just five runs of support in his previous five starts. The right-hander was coming off a hard-luck defeat at San Francisco on Tuesday, when he allowed three hits in a 1-0 loss to Johnny Cueto.
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DENVER (AP) — Slumping outfielder Andrew McCutchen hit three homers and drove in five runs to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 on Tuesday night.
This was the second time McCutchen has gone deep three times in a game. He also accomplished the feat on Aug. 1, 2009, against Washington.
The perennial All-Star entered the game in a 3-for-23 funk on this road trip but rediscovered his swing. McCutchen hit solo shots in the first and second innings off starter Jorge De La Rosa (1-3). He also lined a three-run homer off reliever Christian Bergman in the sixth.
The major league record for homers in a game is four, which has been done 16 times and last by Josh Hamilton in 2012. McCutchen had a chance to equal the mark in the eighth, but grounded out.
Gerrit Cole (2-2) threw six innings and allowed four runs — two earned — to win his second straight start.
WHITE SOX 10, BLUE JAYS 1
TORONTO (AP) — Chris Sale won again, pitching eight sharp innings and leading Chicago over Toronto for its fifth straight win.
Sale (5-0) has won all of his starts this season and leads the majors in victories. The lefty ace has a 1.66 ERA.
Sale carried a one-hitter into the seventh inning, retiring 13 straight batters before Edwin Encarnacion homered. Sale gave up four hits in eight innings, striking out six and walking two.
Dioner Navarro hit a two-run homer and Avisail Garcia and Adam Eaton added solo shots for Chicago.
The three home runs, 15 hits and 10 runs were all season highs for the White Sox.
R.A. Dickey (1-3) allowed six runs and eight hits in six innings. The knuckleballer is winless in his last four outings and dropped to 2-6 in 12 career games against Chicago.
CUBS 4, BREWERS 3
CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell’s two-out, two-run triple in the sixth inning snapped a tie and Chicago held off Milwaukee to secure its best 20-game start since 1907.
Anthony Rizzo added an RBI single in the seventh and Adam Warren (2-0) struck out three in two scoreless innings as the Cubs improved to 15-5, surpassing the 1969 club’s 14-6 start. The 1907 World Series-winning team began 16-4.
Ryan Braun’s pinch-hit, two-run double off Pedro Strop in the eighth got the Brewers within a run. But Hector Rondon pitched a scoreless ninth for his fourth save.
With a 16 mph wind blowing in and the wind chill 34 degrees at first pitch, runs were at a premium. Third baseman Aaron Hill’s fielding error to begin the sixth led to two unearned runs off Jimmy Nelson (3-2) in the Brewers’ fourth loss in five games.
TWINS 6, INDIANS 5
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sano singled in a run with one out in the ninth inning, giving Minnesota walk-off win over Cleveland.
Minnesota rallied after Mike Napoli homered off Kevin Jepsen (2-3) in the top of the ninth to tie the game 5-5. It was Jepsen’s third blown save in five chances.
The Twins came back against closer Cody Allen (0-2). Minnesota’s Brian Dozier doubled with one out in the ninth and intentionally walked Joe Mauer. Sano followed with a line drive to center field to score Dozier.
Minnesota is now 6-4 at Target Field and 1-10 on the road.
Twins starter Ricky Nolasco allowed four runs on five hits and struck out nine over 7 1/3 innings.
RED SOX 11, BRAVES 4
ATLANTA (AP) — David Price matched his career high with 14 strikeouts, Travis Shaw homered and drove in five runs and Boston beat Atlanta as the Braves’ staggering home-run drought reached 15 games.
The Braves, who opened the season with nine straight losses, have lost seven straight.
The homer drought is the longest for the Braves in their 51 years in Atlanta. It’s the franchise’s longest span since a 16-game streak in September, 1946, when the Braves were based in Boston. Atlanta is 1-12 at home.
Price (3-0) allowed two runs on six hits in eight innings. The left-hander struck out the side in the eighth to match his career high.
Shaw hit a three-run homer off Matt Wisler (0-2) in the first and added a two-run double off Ryan Weber in Boston’s five-run ninth.
MARLINS 6, DODGERS 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered for the third straight game, hitting a go-ahead, three-run shot off Clayton Kershaw, and Miami rallied to beat Los Angeles for its third straight victory.
The Marlins trailed 3-0 before scoring five runs in the sixth inning off Kershaw (2-1), capped by Stanton’s drive into the center-field bleachers.
Kershaw’s five earned runs allowed in the inning were as many as he allowed in his first 35 innings to start this season. He hadn’t allowed five runs in an entire game in his last 30 starts.
Kershaw finished with 10 strikeouts in seven innings but got his first loss in his last eight regular-season starts dating to last year.
Tom Koehler (2-2) pitched five innings for the win and A.J. Ramos worked around a two-out, two-on jam in the ninth to close it out for the Marlins.
METS 4, REDS 3
NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes returned from a leg injury to line a tying, three-run homer as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning off Brandon Finnegan, slumping David Wright had a go-ahead single later in the inning and New York rallied past Cincinnati for its 10th straight win against the Reds.
Cespedes had missed three straight games because of a bruised right thigh and had fluid drained Monday. He electrified the small Citi Field crowd on a cool night when he rocketed a 93 mph fastball, the first pitch he saw from Finnegan, off the green wall that was the fence when the ballpark opened in 2009.
Wright, who had been 1 for 17 with runners in scoring position, broke the tie later in the inning against Tony Cingrani (0-2).
Logan Verrett (3-0) won in relief for the second straight day. Jeurys Familia closed for his seventh save in seven chances.
ATHLETICS 5, TIGERS 1
DETROIT (AP) — Rich Hill allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings, and Oakland beat Detroit.
Marcus Semien homered for the A’s, and Hill (3-2) breezed through Detroit’s righty-heavy lineup with little trouble. The left-hander struck out eight and wasn’t really in any jams after he escaped the first inning with two on.
Mike Pelfrey (0-4) allowed five runs and nine hits in 6 2/3 innings and remains winless since signing with Detroit this past offseason. He allowed three runs in the fourth inning and then gave up Semien’s two-run shot with two out in the seventh.
Justin Upton made a terrific catch in left field in the third, reaching above the wall on a drive by Oakland’s Chris Coghlan. The ball actually popped out of Upton’s glove, but he was able to gather it in before it hit the ground.
RAYS 3, ORIOLES 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier hit a two-run homer and Tampa Bay beat Baltimore.
After Steven Souza Jr. had a two-out single in the sixth, Kiermaier put the Rays up 3-1 on his two-run shot off Ubaldo Jimenez (1-2).
Tampa Bay has won three in a row, with 11 of its 13 runs over the stretch coming with two outs.
Reliever Enny Romero (1-0) gave up a hit in one-plus innings for win. Alex Colome got the final two outs to get his fifth save.
Jimenez allowed three runs and six hits in six innings as the Orioles lost for the eighth time in 12 games since starting the season 7-0.
GIANTS 1, PADRES 0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched a seven-hitter for his seventh career shutout to outwork James Shields, and San Francisco beat San Diego.
Cueto (4-1) struck out a season-high 11 batters, walked one and repeatedly pitched out of trouble to help the Giants to their seventh straight home win against the Padres. It was his 13th career complete game.
Denard Span drove in the game’s only run with a two-out double in the fifth inning that scored Brandon Crawford.
Alexei Ramirez had two hits for San Diego. The Padres were blanked for the sixth time this season.
The matchup between the two former All-Stars lived up to the hype.
Shields (0-4) remained winless despite giving up only three hits over seven innings. The Padres’ hard-luck ace did not allow a hit until Crawford’s leadoff single in the fifth but received no run support again.
MARINERS 11, ASTROS 1
SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano hit a grand slam and drove in six runs, Nathan Karns threw seven shutout innings and Seattle beat Houston.
Cano reached 1,000 RBIs in his career with a two-run single in the fifth and then crushed his seventh-inning grand slam.
Karns (2-1) allowed two hits and struck out six while walking three.
Dallas Keuchel (2-3) pitched six innings of six-hit ball in the defeat. The left-hander allowed five runs while striking out five and walking two.
The Mariners took the lead in the fourth on a run-scoring single by Nelson Cruz.
RANGERS 10, YANKEES 1
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A.J. Griffin pitched eight strong innings, Mitch Moreland hit a bases-loaded two-run single during a five-run third and Texas beat New York.
The Rangers ended a four-game skid, during which they totaled five runs. They were no-hit for six innings by Yankees right-hander Nathan Eovaldi on Monday night.
In the third, Texas got all five runs with two outs after Prince Fielder was intentionally walked by Luis Severino (0-3) to load the bases. Ian Desmond walked, then Moreland hit his single. Desmond scored on a wild pitch, and Elvis Andrus had an RBI single.
Griffin (3-0) allowed four singles and a walk and struck out five. Griffin, who didn’t pitch in the majors during the past two seasons following Tommy John surgery, has limited opponents to a .189 batting average in four starts.
Desmond and Rougned Odor homered for Texas, and Andrus had three hits.
ANGELS 9, ROYALS 4
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Johnny Giavotella drove in three runs with his first homer of the season, Mike Trout and Carlos Perez had two-run singles and Los Angeles beat Kansas City.
Jered Weaver (3-0) allowed four runs and nine hits over six innings and struck out four. The Angels scored one more run than they totaled in the right-hander’s first three starts this season.
Edinson Volquez (3-1) gave up eight runs and 12 hits in in five innings. The right-hander, facing the Angels for the first time since 2007, was coming off a 4-0 win over Detroit in which he allowed five hits through seven innings.
Mike Moustakas homered and Jarrod Dyson hit a pair of RBI doubles for the defending World Series champions, who had six two-base hits altogether — all against Weaver. The franchise record is 11, set on Aug. 11, 2003 against the Yankees.
PHILLIES 4, NATIONALS 3
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andres Blanco’s three hits included a two-run homer and he scored the go-ahead run on Maikel Franco’s seventh-inning double, helping Philadelphia edge Bryce Harper and Washington.
Jeanmar Gomez, Philadelphia’s fourth pitcher, got Harper to ground out to third with a man on first in the ninth to end the game and earn his fifth save.
Before the game, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin spoke about “a theory” for how to pitch to reigning MVP Harper, who came in leading the NL in homers and RBIs.
Philadelphia walked Harper three times, but he delivered a run-scoring single off Vincent Velasquez (3-1) in the fifth.
CARDINALS 8, DIAMONDBACKS 2
PHOENIX (AP) — Carlos Martinez gave up three hits in eight scoreless innings, Brandon Moss and Stephen Piscotty homered and St. Louis beat Arizona.
Martinez (4-0) won for the fourth time in four starts. The 24-year-old right-hander held the Diamondbacks without a hit until David Peralta’s one-out single in the fourth.
Moss had four hits, including a three-run homer in the fifth inning. Piscotty added a two-run shot in the seventh.
Former Cardinal Shelby Miller (0-2) threw four scoreless innings before St. Louis broke through for five runs in the fifth.
Still, it was a small step forward for Miller, who had battled control issues and hadn’t made it past the second inning in his previous two outings.
Jake Lamb and Yasmany Tomas homered for Arizona off reliever Tyler Lyons in the ninth.
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen tips his helmet as he crosses home plate after hitting a three-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Christian Bergman in the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony Rizzo homered for the third consecutive game on Friday night, and Jon Lester gave a fitting follow-up to Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter by going seven innings and leading the Chicago Cubs to an 8-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
The Cubs improved to 13-4, the best record in the majors and one of the best starts in the last 100 years. They also opened 13-4 in 1908 — the last time they won the World Series — and in 1970. The 1907 team went 14-3 on its way to a Series title.
Arrieta threw his second career no-hitter in the series opener on Thursday night, a 16-0 win. Lester (2-1) limited the Reds to five hits, including Zack Cozart’s solo homer, and one walk.
Rizzo hit a solo shot — his team-high sixth — off Jon Moscot (0-1).
WHITE SOX 5, RANGERS 0
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago pulled off its first triple play in nearly 10 years to secure Jose Quintana’s scoreless outing and beat Texas.
Quintana retired 11 straight through six innings until he loaded the bases on Prince Fielder’s double, Adrian Beltre’s single and a walk. Mitch Moreland drilled a ball down the right field line that Adam Eaton caught on the run as the runners took off.
Eaton threw to first to get Ian Desmond, and the White Sox eventually got Fielder in a rundown between third and home to finish the play. It was the first time Texas got caught in a triple play since 1991 and the first one the White Sox turned since Sept. 18, 2006, against Detroit.
Quintana (2-1) allowed just four hits over seven innings to help snap the Rangers’ four-game winning streak. Brett Lawrie had a two-run double in a three-run sixth off Rangers starter Martin Perez (0-2).
ROCKIES 7, DODGERS 5
DENVER (AP) — Brandon Barnes hit a tie-breaking two-run triple in the eighth inning, lifting Colorado past Los Angeles.
Nolan Arenado and Ryan Raburn homered for the Rockies, who have won their last four against the Dodgers.
Adrian Gonzalez homered and singled to drive in three runs and Corey Seager hit a two-run homer as part of a three-run first inning for the Dodgers.
Trailing 5-4, the Rockies evened the score on D.J. LeMahieu’s sacrifice fly in the seventh. Arenado drew a one-out walk in the eighth off Chris Hatcher (2-2) and Mark Reynolds singled up the middle. One out later, Barnes, who entered in the eighth as a defensive replacement for Raburn, tripled off the wall in right-centerfield to drive in his first runs of the season.
Chad Qualls (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth and Jake McGee got three outs for his fourth save in as many opportunities.
RED SOX 6, ASTROS 2
HOUSTON (AP) — Steven Wright pitched into the seventh inning, and Mookie Betts finished a home run shy of the cycle for Boston.
Betts tripled in the first and ninth innings, scoring both times. He had an RBI double in the second and singled and scored in the fourth. He flied out in the sixth.
Wright (1-2) had his third straight good start to begin the season, allowing one run — no earned — and four hits with six strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. He did walk five, with Carlos Gomez scoring on a passed ball in the seventh.
The knuckleballer has gone at least six innings in each of his starts and has allowed two runs or less in each of his starts this season.
Craig Kimbrel got Carlos Correa to end the game for his fifth save.
PIRATES 8, DIAMONDBACKS 7
PHOENIX (AP) — Sean Rodriguez, Gregory Polanco and Jordy Mercer homered and Pittsburgh held on to beat Arizona and snap its five-game winning streak.
All three home runs came off Patrick Corbin (1-2), who allowed five runs in six innings.
Arizona’s Welington Castillo homered twice and has four in his last four games. David Peralta also hit a home run for the Diamondbacks in the opener of their 10-game homestand.
Jonathon Niese (3-0) got the win despite surrendering four runs on 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Mark Melancon allowed three straight singles with two outs in the eighth but pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save.
NATIONALS 8, TWINS 4
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jayson Werth hit a home run and robbed one in left field and Gio Gonzalez pitched six-plus innings for Washington.
Jose Lobaton drove in three runs with a triple and a single, and National League batting leader Daniel Murphy had two more hits for first-place Washington, which has won six straight at home.
Gonzalez (1-0) enjoyed offensive support for the first time in three starts while allowing three runs – two earned – on six hits.
In the third, Byron Buxton’s high fly gave Werth time to get back to the fence. He timed his jump perfectly, getting his glove just above the wall and bringing Buxton’s drive down with him.
In the fifth, Werth hit a solo shot to left center, his third.
Minnesota’s Kyle Gibson (0-3) lasted just three innings, giving up seven runs on seven hits.
METS 6, BRAVES 3
ATLANTA (AP) — Curtis Granderson homered twice, including a grand slam, to drive in five runs and Matt Harvey got his first win of the season for New York.
Granderson’s sixth career grand slam was a line-drive shot he pulled into the right-field seats off Bud Norris (1-3) in the second inning. Granderson had three hits, including another homer off Norris in the fourth, giving him four on the season.
New York has 21 homers in its last seven games — the most in a seven-game span in franchise history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Harvey (1-3) ended a streak of four straight losing decisions, including his first three starts this year. He needed 101 pitches to make it through five innings as he allowed two runs and seven hits and one walk.
Jeurys Familia pitched the ninth for his fourth save.
ROYALS 4, ORIOLES 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Young struck out 10 in six innings, Mike Moustakas homered, doubled twice and drove in three runs for Kansas City.
Young (1-3), who came in with a 7.90 ERA and had allowed 20 hits in 13 2/3 innings, baffled the Orioles. Young recorded his sixth career double-figure strikeout game and his first since April 24, 2008, when he struck out 10 against San Francisco while with San Diego.
Young gave up two runs and four hits, including a sixth inning leadoff home run to Manny Machado, who extended his hitting streak to a career-high 15 games.
Wade Davis pitched a spotless ninth to log his seventh save in as many chances.
Moustakas hit his sixth home run on Yovani Gallardo’s second pitch with Alcides Escobar aboard. Moustakas had a two-out, RBI double in the second off Gallardo (1-1).
PHILLIES 5, BREWERS 2
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Maikel Franco homered twice and Aaron Nola pitched seven strong innings as Philadelphia defeated Milwaukee.
The Phillies snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Brewers.
Franco hit a two-run homer in the fifth to give Philadelphia a 4-1 lead. He blasted a solo shot over the Brewers bullpen in left in the seventh to stake the Phillies to a four-run lead.
Nola (1-2) allowed four hits and retired 11 consecutive batters at one point and 16 of 17 to close out his outing.
Milwaukee starter Zach Davies (0-2) surrendered four runs and nine hits over six innings.
YANKEES 6, RAYS 3
NEW YORK (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury stole home, a daring dash that seemed to startle most everyone at Yankee Stadium and helped New York rush past Tampa Bay.
Ellsbury became the first Yankees player to pull off a straight steal of home since Derek Jeter in 2001. And Ellsbury’s timing in the fifth inning was really surprising: He took off with two outs on a full-count pitch to Brett Gardner, who let it go high for ball four.
Ellsbury added a two-run double in eighth. Brian McCann hit an early two-run homer, then sliced a tiebreaking single in the sixth as the Yankees ended a three-game losing skid.
Ivan Nova (1-0) won in relief of CC Sabathia. Dellin Betances struck all three batters in the eighth and Andrew Miller closed for his fourth save as a light sprinkle fell.
ATHLETICS 8, BLUE JAYS 5
TORONTO (AP) — Chris Coghlan hit a three-run home run, Stephen Vogt had three hits and Oakland won its sixth straight.
The Athletics snapped a six-game skid at Rogers Centre and set season-highs in runs and hits (14).
Sonny Gray (3-1) allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings as Oakland improved to 7-0 on the road, its best start since opening 8-0 away from home in 1990.
Kevin Pillar’s two-run single off Sean Doolittle pulled Toronto to 6-5 in the eighth. Khris Davis replied with an RBI single in the ninth and a second run scored as the ball skipped past left fielder Ezequiel Carrera for an error and rolled to the wall.
Ryan Madson finished for his AL-leading seventh save.
Aaron Sanchez (1-1) allowed a career-worst six runs in 4 1/3 innings as the Blue Jays lost their third straight.
INDIANS 2, TIGERS 1
DETROIT (AP) — Carlos Santana and Marlon Byrd homered off Justin Verlander, lifting Cleveland to a victory.
Josh Tomlin (2-0) allowed one run and four hits over 6 2/3 innings. Zach McAllister and Bryan Shaw followed with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Cody Allen pitched the ninth, getting Miguel Cabrera to pop up in foul territory for the first out, and earned his fifth save in as many chances.
Verlander (1-2) gave up four hits, but two were costly because they went over the fence in right field. He walked two and struck out 10.
Cleveland had lost three of four. Detroit has dropped four of its last five games.
MARINERS 5, ANGELS 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pinch-hitter Franklin Gutierrez came through with a tiebreaking RBI single in the 10th inning and Nelson Cruz added a two-run homer for Seattle.
No. 9 hitter Ketel Marte greeted Jose Alvarez (0-1) with a leadoff single, advanced on a sacrifice by Norichika Aoki and scored when Gutierrez lined a 1-0 pitch to center field. Cruz then lined his third homer of the season just over the short fence in the left field corner on a full count.
Joel Peralta (1-0) got the victory with a perfect inning of relief.
Steve Cishek pitched a perfect 10th for his fourth save in four chances. The seven-year veteran right-hander is back to being a full-time closer, two seasons after posting a career-high 36 saves for the Miami Marlins.
GIANTS 8, MARLINS 1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Samardzija struck out five over 7 2-3 innings and drove in a career-high three runs with a double to win in a memorable home debut as San Francisco snapped a five-game losing streak.
Miami hitting coach Barry Bonds made his return to AT&T Park.
Samardzija (2-1), who signed a $90 million, five-year contract, left to a standing ovation when he walked off in the eighth. He allowed one run and six hits and didn’t walk a batter in the 117-pitch gem.
Brandon Belt, Angel Pagan and Denard Span had RBI singles, while Matt Duffy had a sacrifice fly and Brandon Crawford drove in a run on a groundout for the Giants, who had gone 3 for 35 with runners in scoring position during their skid.
Samardzija hit a two-run double in the sixth and RBI single in the fifth.
Marlins starter Jarred Cosart (0-1) walked six batters over 4 1-3 innings for his second straight start allowing six free passes. He has 15 walks over 14 2-3 innings in his initial three starts. Cosart allowed six runs and eight hits.
PADRES 4, CARDINALS 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wil Myers had a solo homer among his three hits and drove in three runs, and Andrew Cashner threw six strong innings for San Diego.
The Padres have won four of six games.
Myers’ homer to right-center off Adam Wainwright with one out in the first was estimated at 418 feet. It was his fourth.
Myers hit a sacrifice fly in the third to score Cashner, who beat out a leadoff bunt single and advanced to third on Jon Jay’s single to right. Myers’ third hit was an RBI double in the seventh.
Adam Rosales hit an RBI double for the Padres in the fourth.
Cashner (1-1) allowed Randal Grichuk’s homer to left-center with two outs in the fourth, his third. He gave up one run and three hits while striking out four and walking one.
Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo, center, celebrates in the dugout with Jason Heyward (22) after hitting a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Jon Moscot during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 22, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched his second no-hitter in a span of 11 regular-season starts for the Chicago Cubs, shutting down the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 rout Thursday night.
The reigning NL Cy Young winner threw the first no-hitter of the Major League Baseball season.
Arrieta (4-0) struck out six, walked four and allowed only six balls hit out of the infield. He threw 119 pitches, retiring Eugenio Suarez on a routine fly to right field to end it.
Arrieta threw his first career no-hitter last Aug. 30 at Dodger Stadium, beating Los Angeles 2-0. That gem came as Arrieta put together one of the best pitching stretches in club history.
The Reds hadn’t been held hitless in a regular-season game since 1971, when Rick Wise did it for Philadelphia at Riverfront Stadium. In the 2010 NL playoffs, Roy Halladay of the Phillies pitched a no-hitter against Cincinnati.
Arrieta is among several pitchers in the last decade to pitch two no-hitters. The 30-year-old righty is on the list with Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, Tim Lincecum and Homer Bailey, who threw the only other no-hitter at Great American Ball Park on July 2, 2013 against the Giants.
Arrieta is the first Cubs pitcher to win his first four starts in a season since Greg Maddux went 5-0 in 2006. Ken Holtzman is the only other Cubs pitcher to throw more than one no-hitter in the modern era, doing it in 1969 and 1971.
Kris Bryant homered twice, including a grand slam, and drove in six runs. Arrieta contributed a pair of singles and a walk.
ROYALS 4, TIGERS 0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Edinson Volquez tossed seven sharp innings, Mike Moustakas went deep and Kansas City Royals pounded Mike Pelfrey.
Volquez (3-0) retired the first eight batters and only had to wiggle out of one jam, when Alcides Escobar let a grounder go through his legs in the fourth inning. The Tigers went on to load the bases before Volquez struck out Jarrod Saltalamacchia to end it.
Escobar atoned for his gaffe with a sacrifice fly off Pelfrey (0-3) in the bottom half of the fourth. Volquez scattered five hits and a walk while striking out five.
RANGERS 7, ASTROS 4
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ian Desmond’s first homer of the season was good for three runs and A.J. Griffin outpitched 2015 American League Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel as Texas completed a three-game sweep.
The Rangers have won four straight and have swept three straight home series from the Astros for 10 total games.
Griffin (2-0) trailed 1-0 two batters in after giving up back-to-back doubles to Jose Altuve and George Springer but allowed only one other run and four hits through six innings.
Keuchel (2-2) gave up season highs of six runs and 13 hits in six innings.
ATHLETICS 7, YANKEES 3
NEW YORK (AP) — Khris Davis and Coco Crisp homered on consecutive pitches, backing Rich Hill’s sox strong innings, and Oakland completed a three-game sweep.
With the score tied at 2-all to start the seventh inning, Davis greeted reliever Chasen Shreve (1-1) by sending his first pitch deep over the center-field wall. Crisp then lined the first pitch he saw into the second deck in left for the A’s first back-to-back home runs of the season.
The 36-year-old Hill (2-2) kept his former club’s anemic offense off-balance with a big, sweeping curve, limiting them to just two runs and three hits while striking out 10.
Oakland won its fifth straight and remained the only team in baseball with a perfect road record. It was the first time they swept a series in the Bronx since 2006.
DIAMONDBACKS 6, GIANTS 2
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yasmani Tomas hit a go-ahead home run in the fourth, Paul Goldschmidt drove in two runs, and Arizona beat San Francisco for a four-game sweep.
Tyler Wagner (1-0) allowed two hits in five relief innings of Shelby Miller as Arizona wrapped up a 7-3 road trip with a fifth straight win and first four-game sweep ever in the Giants’ 17th-year ballpark.
The benches cleared and both teams were warned in the eighth after Josh Osich hit Arizona’s David Peralta with a pitch for the second straight day. Peralta walked toward the mound, but there were no ejections.
Johnny Cueto (3-1) was tagged for his first loss since joining the Giants on a $130 million, six-year contract.
PIRATES 11, PADRES 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gerrit Cole pitched six impressive innings for his first win this season and Pittsburgh beat San Diego to avoid a three-game sweep.
Cole (1-2), who grew up in Newport Beach and pitched at UCLA, held San Diego to four singles while striking out seven and walking none. Only two Padres baserunners reached scoring position against Cole.
After scoring three runs against James Shields (0-3) through four innings, the Pirates piled on with eight runs against two relievers in the seventh. John Jaso and Starling Marte had RBI doubles in the big inning while David Freese and Francisco Cervelli had two-run singles.
Leonel Campos, called up earlier in the day from Triple-A El Paso, allowed seven runs, five earned, while getting only one out in the big inning. He walked one, hit a batter and had a batter reach on a strikeout-passed ball.
ORIOLES 3, BLUE JAYS 2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado doubled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, and Baltimore rallied.
Rookie Joey Rickard had three hits and scored the decisive run for the Orioles, who won despite leaving 13 on base and going 3 for 14 with runners in scoring position.
Baltimore erased a 2-1 deficit in the seventh before taking the lead for the first time in the eighth.
Rickard singled off Brett Cecil (0-3) with one out and moved up on a passed ball by Russell Martin. Machado then hit an opposite-field fly to right that dropped between two fielders, scoring Rickard with an unearned run.
Darren O’Day (1-0) got three straight outs in the eighth and Zach Britton worked the ninth for his fourth save.
ANGELS 3, WHITE SOX 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Mike Trout hit a two-run homer and reached base four times, helping back Jered Weaver as Los Angeles beat Chicago to close a 10-game trip.
Melky Cabrera’s solo homer in the seventh was the lone run off Weaver (1-1), who allowed three hits in seven innings despite velocity that topped out at 85 mph.
Trout connected on a fastball from John Danks (0-3), driving the ball 419 feet to left-center with two outs in the fifth — he has been 0 for 8 with four strikeouts against Danks. Trout also singled and walked twice.
DODGERS 2, BRAVES 1, 10 INNINGS
ATLANTA (AP) — Yasmani Grandal doubled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and Los Angeles overcame a not-quite-overpowering performance by Clayton Kershaw.
Enrique Hernandez singled with one out against Alexi Ogando (1-1) and came around to score on Grandal’s shot off the center-field wall. Chris Hatcher (2-1) worked a scoreless ninth before Kenley Jansen earned his seventh save.
Coming off his first career save, Matt Wisler pitched four-hit ball over 6 2/3 innings for the Braves.
Both teams scored in the first, and that was it until Grandal gave the Dodgers their second straight extra-inning win over the Braves.
Kershaw came in with a 1.64 ERA. The Braves got to the three-time Cy Young winner for 10 hits in eight innings, only the fourth time in 246 career starts that he’s given up double figures. He struck out 10.
TWINS 8, BREWERS 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ricky Nolasco struck out seven and allowed five hits over six-plus innings, and Minnesota snapped a season-opening, seven-game road losing streak.
Miguel Sano hit his second homer of the year and an added an RBI single for the Twins, who were the only winless road team in the majors entering the afternoon.
Nolasco (1-0) allowed an RBI double to Ryan Braun in the first before settling down and retiring 16 of the next 18 Brewers hitters. Taylor Jungmann (0-3) struggled for the Brewers, allowing a career-high six walks, four hits and three runs over four-plus innings.
The Twins had classic songs by pop superstar Prince blaring over the audio system in the visiting Miller Park clubhouse. “Little Red Corvette” played on a loop before someone switched the track to “Purple Rain.” The Minnesota native died Thursday.
RAYS 12, RED SOX 8
BOSTON (AP) — Evan Longoria and Curt Casali homered off David Price, and Tampa Bay chased their ex-teammate in the fourth inning.
The Rays gave up five runs in the first inning but scored six in the fourth to take a three-run lead. It was tied 8-all in the eighth when Steven Souza Jr. doubled home the go-ahead run.
The Rays, who entered the game with the fewest runs scored in baseball, topped their previous season high of seven.
Erasmo Ramirez (4-0) struck out Mookie Betts with the bases loaded in the seventh, then pitched out of a two-on, one-out jam in the eighth. Alex Colome got two outs for his third save.
MARLINS 5, NATIONALS 1
MIAMI (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki had two hits, scored twice and made two sliding catches in right field for Miami, who used a makeshift lineup to beat Max Scherzer and Washington.
Bryce Harper hit his eighth home run for Washington, boosting his majors-leading RBIs total to 22.
The 42-year-old Suzuki batted leadoff for the first time this season and started in right field for a slumping Giancarlo Stanton, who was given the day off.
Also sitting out for the Marlins at the start of the series finale were Dee Gordon and J.T. Realmuto. But the lineup shakeup produced four runs in the first two innings against Scherzer (2-1).
Tom Koehler (1-2) and four relievers combined on a two-hitter, while Scherzer allowed five runs in five innings.
MARINERS 10, INDIANS 7, 10 INNINGS
CLEVELAND (AP) — Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning off Cody Allen, lifting Seattle.
Cano had an early single and then an RBI double in the sixth before connecting with two outs for his sixth home run this season. He had been hitless in seven previous at-bats against Allen (0-1).
Steve Clevenger, who hit a two-run homer in the second, drew a leadoff walk from Allen. Franklin Gutierrez walked on a full count with two outs before Cano homered to dead center.
Tony Zych (1-0) pitched the ninth for his first major league win. Steve Cishek worked the 10th for his second save in as many days.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta, left, celebrates with catcher David Ross after the final out of his no-hitter in a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Cincinnati. The Cubs won 16-0. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Max Scherzer threw seven impressive innings and hit a two-run double, Bryce Harper hit another homer and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-1 Saturday night.
The Nationals are off to a 9-1 start, best in franchise history.
Scherzer (2-0) allowed one run and five hits, striking out seven.
Harper connected in the fifth, sending a deep drive out to right for his fifth homer. The reigning NL MVP has gone deep in his last five games in Philadelphia, dating to last year.
Aaron Nola (0-2) was the second Phillies starter roughed up by the Nationals in two games. He gave up seven runs and seven hits in five innings.
TIGERS 5, ASTROS 3
HOUSTON (AP) — Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning and Detroit rallied for a win over Houston.
Detroit trailed 3-0 after George Springer and Tyler White both homered off Justin Verlander (1-1) in the first inning. Detroit scored a run in the second and cut the lead to 1 in the fifth when White was charged with an error after a throw busted through the webbing of his glove, allowing another run to score.
There was one out in the sixth when Saltalamacchia connected against Collin McHugh (1-2), launching his two-strike shot off the foul pole in right field to make it 4-3. Victor Martinez added an insurance run with an RBI double in the ninth inning.
RANGERS 8, ORIOLES 4
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mitch Moreland’s go-ahead double off the right-field fence and Rougned Odor’s two-run single highlighted a six-run seventh inning, leading Texas to a victory over Baltimore.
Delino DeShields and Nomar Mazara each had three hits for the Rangers. Mazara, promoted from Triple-A Round Rock last week, has two three-hit games in seven starts.
Keone Kela (1-0), who turned 23 on Saturday, worked a scoreless seventh inning in relief, striking out two and walking one.
The Rangers’ big seventh inning helped them overcome solo home runs by Manny Machado, Adam Jones and Chris Davis, who increased the Orioles’ major league-leading homer total to 23.
A.J. McFarland (0-1) took the loss after retiring only one of the four batters he faced in relief of starter Yovani Gallardo.
CUBS 6, ROCKIES 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta threw eight scoreless innings and Chicago hit three home runs to beat Colorado.
Arrieta (3-0), the reigning NL Cy Young winner, struck out eight and allowed five hits in his home debut. He has not allowed a run in his last 48 2/3 innings at Wrigley Field.
Dexter Fowler hit a three-run homer in the seventh, and Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Soler hit back-to-back shots in the fourth.
The Cubs have won nine of 11 for their best start since they went 10-1 in 1969.
The Rockies saw their three-game winning streak end. Carlos Gonzalez hit a two-run home run, his fourth, off Travis Wood in the ninth.
Christian Bergman (0-2) matched a career high of seven strikeouts and allowed two runs in five innings in his first start of the season.
PIRATES 5, BREWERS 0
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit his first home run of the season and Jon Niese combined with two relievers on a three-hitter as Pittsburgh blanked Milwaukee to end its four-game losing streak.
McCutchen’s solo shot off Taylor Jungmann in the fifth inning increased the Pirates’ lead to 4-0 after they scored three runs in the fourth.
The drive to left field came in the star center fielder’s 54th plate appearance. McCutchen was so happy that he stopped in front of dugout after rounding the bases, broke into a big smile and raised his hands skyward.
Niese (2-1) won his second straight start, giving up all three hits while walking three and striking out three in seven innings.
Jungmann (0-2) had his road woes continue as he allowed four runs and six hits in six innings.
BRAVES 6, MARLINS 4
MIAMI (AP) — Nick Markakis drove in three runs with three hits and Atlanta won for the second consecutive night after losing their first nine games, beating Miami.
The Braves came to Miami mired in their worst start since 1988, but they’re now 27-12 at Marlins Park and will try for a three-game sweep Sunday.
Miami fell to 0-4 at home under first-year manager Don Mattingly.
Markakis put the Braves ahead to stay in the fourth when he drove in a run with his eighth double, most in the majors. He led off the game with a single and hit a two-out, two-run single in the second.
Adeiny Hechavarria and Justin Bour each hit his first homer off Bud Norris (1-2), who allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings.
Tom Koehler (0-2) lasted only 3 2/3 innings and allowed nine hits and six runs.
RAYS 7, WHITE SOX 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Guyer homered to end Tampa Bay’s scoreless drought, Brad Miller added a two-run shot and the Rays stopped Chicago’s five-game winning streak.
Desmond Jennings also hit his first home run of the year for Tampa Bay, and Erasmo Ramirez pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings. In his first start of the season, Ramirez (2-0) gave up three hits and no walks while striking out four, becoming the first Rays starter to win in 2016.
Guyer’s home run off Chicago starter John Danks in the third halted Tampa Bay’s streak of 21 scoreless innings.
Miller’s two-run drive in the fourth gave the Rays a 4-0 lead after an RBI single by Steven Souza Jr. Evan Longoria singled home a run in the seventh.
INDIANS 7, METS 5
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis and Cleveland handed New York’s Matt Harvey his third straight loss to begin the season.
Josh Tomlin pitched five solid innings for Cleveland after allowing a home run to the first batter he faced this season. Kipnis had an RBI double off Harvey and scored twice, and Mike Napoli drove in two runs.
Harvey (0-3) retired his first 13 batters before Cleveland scored twice in the fifth. The Indians added three runs in the sixth, and Harvey was charged with five runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Jose Ramirez tied the game with a double and scored on Juan Uribe’s RBI single. Kipnis’ run-scoring double and RBI singles by Napoli and Yan Gomes in the sixth finished Harvey.
REDS 9, CARDINALS 8
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brandon Phillips, Zack Cozart and Jay Bruce had two RBIs apiece for Cincinnati, which erased an early four-run deficit against St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright in a victory.
Stephen Piscotty had four RBIs for St. Louis, and his three-run homer made it 4-0 in the second.
J.J. Hoover allowed a two-run homer to Brandon Moss before finishing for his first save.
Wainwright (0-2) retired his first eight before Reds starter Brandon Finnegan (1-0) singled with two outs in the third. The two-time 20-game winner was charged with seven runs in 5 1/3 innings and has struggled mightily with an 8.27 ERA after missing most of 2015 with a torn left Achilles.
MARINERS 3, YANKEES 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Felix Hernandez looked uncomfortable all afternoon but overcame a career high-tying six walks, and Seattle held off New York for a third straight win.
The Yankees lost their fourth in a row when Chase Headley grounded out with runners on second and third to end it, leaving them 0 for 24 with runners in scoring position during the first two games of the series. Alex Rodriguez struck out three times and the 40-year-old heard boos as his hitless slump reached 19 at-bats.
Hernandez (1-1) tied Randy Johnson’s team record for career strikeouts, but seemed out of sorts throughout his five innings. The ace constantly pawed the rubber, scuffed the mound and tugged his jersey.
TWINS 6, ANGELS 4
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Oswaldo Arcia and Byung Ho Park homered in the eighth inning to lift Minnesota over Los Angeles for its second consecutive comeback victory after opening the season with nine straight losses.
Arcia broke a 4-all tie with his first home run of the season. It came off reliever Joe Smith (0-1) and was Minnesota’s first hit since the fifth inning. One batter later, Park — who had the decisive hit Friday night — added his own solo shot to give the Twins some insurance.
Trevor Plouffe had three hits and also homered for Minnesota.
Ryan Pressly (1-0) pitched a 1-2-3 eighth for the win in relief of starter Ricky Nolasco. Kevin Jepsen threw a scoreless ninth for his second save.
RED SOX 4, BLUE JAYS 2
BOSTON (AP) — David Price rebounded from a rough start in Boston’s home opener with seven solid innings, Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run home run and the Red Sox beat Toronto.
It was Boston’s third straight win. The Red Sox have defeated the defending AL East champs four times in five meetings.
Price (2-0) gave up two runs and six hits, struck out nine and didn’t allow a walk. He finished by striking out the side.
Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth for his fourth save.
Signed to a $217 million, seven-year deal during free agency, the left-hander had his best start for Boston. In his Fenway Park debut with the Red Sox on Monday, he gave up five runs in five innings after allowing two in six at Cleveland on opening day.
ATHLETICS 5, ROYALS 3
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Josh Reddick and Stephen Vogt homered to back Sonny Gray’s solid effort, and Oakland ended a four-game losing streak with a victory over Kansas City.
Gray (2-1) pitched through trouble, lasting six innings to earn his first victory against the Royals in four starts, leaving the Boston Red Sox as the only AL team he has not yet beaten.
Gray gave up two runs and seven hits, walking one and striking out six. He stranded six runners, four in scoring position.
Reddick, who hit the ball hard in every at bat, erased the Royals’ early lead with a three-run shot in the bottom of the first off Chris Young (0-3), who failed to get through five innings for the second straight start.
PADRES 5, DIAMONDBACKS 3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Melvin Upton Jr. hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 14th inning and the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks for their first victory in five home games this season.
Upton drove the first pitch he saw from Ruby De La Rosa (0-3) over the center-field fence. He was mobbed at home plate by his teammates after ending the game that lasted 5 hours, 25 minutes.
Luis Perdomo (1-0) got the win.
GIANTS 4, DODGERS 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched 7 1/3 sharp innings and the San Francisco Giants got run-scoring hits from Joe Panik, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt in a victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Cueto (3-0) helped manager Bruce Bochy celebrate his 61st birthday, allowing a run and three hits with seven strikeouts.
Javier Lopez gave up Corey Seager’s two-run homer in the eighth on a full count, but Santiago Casilla got the last three outs for his third save in four chances.
Scott Kazmir (1-1) was charged with four runs, seven hits and four walks over five-plus innings.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park, Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins became the last team in the major leagues to win this season, after Byung Ho Park drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the eighth inning for a 5-4 victory Friday night over the Los Angeles Angels.
Both Minnesota and Atlanta stopped nine-game losing streaks Friday. The Braves beat Miami earlier in the night. That left the 2002 Detroit Tigers with the dishonor of being the last team to start a season 0-10 or worse.
Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun homered for the Angels, whose four-game winning streak ended.
Miguel Sano and Trevor Plouffe hit consecutive RBI doubles in the sixth off Angels starter Garrett Richards, the third multi-run inning for the Twins this season. This was the first time they topped three runs in a game, but they’re still last in the majors with 19 runs.
BRAVES 6, MARLINS 3
MIAMI (AP) — Adonis Garcia drove in three runs in the final three innings and the Atlanta Braves rallied for their first victory of the year after nine consecutive losses, beating Miami.
The Braves managed just one hit in the first six innings, trailed 3-0 in the seventh and appeared on the verge of falling to 0-10, which would have matched the worst start in franchise history in 1988.
Their comeback began with three consecutive hits in the seventh, including a double by Garcia to drive in the first Atlanta run. Nick Markakis’ RBI single in the eighth made it 3-all, and Garcia’s two-run double put the Braves ahead.
WHITE SOX 1, RAYS 0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Chris Sale tossed a two-hitter, Melky Cabrera singled in Jimmy Rollins in the ninth and Chicago beat Tampa Bay.
Sale (3-0), from nearby Lakeland, struck out nine for his best start to a season since going 5-0 in 2014. He retired 16 straight between singles by Desmond Jennings in the second and Steve Pearce in the seventh.
The game was delayed for about 10 minutes after the seventh so a woman struck by a foul ball in the bottom of the inning could get treatment.
The fan, sitting in box seats next to the Tampa Bay dugout on the first-base side, was taken off on a stretcher. The ball came off the bat of Rays designated hitter Steven Souza Jr.
METS 6, INDIANS 5
CLEVELAND (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker each hit a two-run homer in a five-run fifth inning, and New York held off Cleveland.
Michael Conforto and Alejandro De Aza also went deep for the Mets, who entered with 20 runs and a major league-low two homers in their first eight games.
De Aza had a leadoff homer in the fifth and finished with three hits from the No. 9 spot in the batting order. Cespedes also had three of New York’s 14 hits.
Cleveland scored three times in the ninth before Jeurys Familia retired Jose Ramirez with two on for his third save.
Bartolo Colon (1-1) allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out five and earned his 219th win, tying Pedro Martinez for second-most by a Dominican-born pitcher behind Juan Marichal (243).
ASTROS 1, TIGERS 0
HOUSTON (AP) — Dallas Keuchel pitched eight scoreless innings, Colby Rasmus provided the offense with an RBI single and Houston snapped a three-game skid with a win over Detroit.
Luke Gregerson pitched a perfect ninth to complete the shutout and earn his third save.
Keuchel (2-1), who was last year’s American League Cy Young winner, has won a franchise-record 17 straight regular season games at home. He hasn’t lost in Houston since Aug. 10, 2014.
On Friday he allowed five hits and struck out four with one walk for his second win this season.
Mike Pelfrey (0-2) allowed five hits, one run and tied a career-high with six walks in six innings for his second straight loss to start the season.
ROCKIES 6, CUBS 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Chad Bettis pitched six scoreless innings, Ben Paulsen had an RBI single and threw out a runner at the plate, and Colorado took advantage of Chicago’s shaky defense for a victory.
The Cubs, who had won eight of nine in their best start in 47 years, managed only four singles and made four errors. Third baseman Kris Bryant committed two of the errors, including a wild throw on a bunt that scored a run in the seventh.
Bettis (2-0) was sharp in first career start against the Cubs. The 26-year-old right-hander allowed three hits, struck out four and walked three.
Chicago right-hander Kyle Hendricks (1-1) was charged with four runs, two earned, and seven hits in six innings. The Cubs had won five in a row.
MARINERS 7, YANKEES 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Robinson Cano got two more hits to celebrate his special connection to Jackie Robinson Day as Seattle sent New York to its third straight loss.
Cano’s father, a former major league pitcher, named his son for the Brooklyn Dodgers great. Cano improved to 14 for 38 (.368) on the day all major leaguers honor the late Hall of Famer by wearing his No. 42.
Cano was 1 for 19 when he hit an early RBI single. The former Yankees star began the season on a home run binge, but had cooled off.
Chris Iannetta homered, singled twice and drove in three runs. The Mariners opened a nine-game trip by boosting their road record to 3-1. They are 1-5 at Safeco Field.
RED SOX 5, BLUE JAYS 3
BOSTON (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched 6 1/3 solid innings and Travis Shaw hit a two-run double to lead Boston to a victory over Toronto.
David Ortiz added a run-scoring double for Boston, moving him one RBI behind Hall of Famer Tony Perez (1,652) for 26th all time. Big Papi also stole a base, joining Ted Williams, Cy Young and Rickey Henderson as the only four Red Sox players with a steal at 40-years-old.
Edwin Encarnacion hit his first two homers of the season, drove in all three Toronto runs and had all of three of the Blue Jays’ hits.
Porcello (2-0) gave up three runs and two hits, striking out eight and walking one. Craig Kimbrel got the final three outs for his third save.
R. A. Dickey (1-2) gave up four runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings.
NATIONALS 9, PHILLIES 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper had three hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs, and Joe Ross allowed three hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings to help Washington to its best start in club history.
Jayson Werth added two doubles and three RBIs, and Michael Taylor also went deep for Washington, which improved to 8-1 to mark the best nine-game beginning since the franchise was born in 1969 as the Montreal Expos.
Ross (2-0) struck out five and walked two. The 22-year-old, facing the Phillies for the first time, retired 12 straight before Freddy Galvis’ two-out single in the eighth ended his night.
BREWERS 8, PIRATES 4
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Braun hit two long two-run home runs and Jimmy Nelson took a shutout into the seventh inning as Milwaukee beat Pittsburgh.
Braun had a 460-foot shot off the batter’s eye in center field off Kyle Lobstein in the sixth to put the Brewers ahead 5-0. After the Pirates drew within a run, Braun hit a 415-foot shot to dead center in the eighth off Neftali Feliz for his third of the season to make it 7-4.
It was Braun’s 23rd career multi-homer game.
Pinch-hitter Matt Joyce hit a three-run homer, his first, to chase Nelson (2-1) with none out in the seventh. The Pirates cut the gap to 5-4 later in the inning on back-to-back doubles by David Freese and Starling Marte with two outs.
Jeff Locke (0-1) gave up three runs, five hits and walked seven in 4 2/3 innings.
ORIOLES 11, RANGERS 5
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mark Trumbo hit two of Baltimore’s four home runs in a nine-run seventh inning and the Orioles beat Texas.
The Orioles were still down 5-3 after Trumbo’s two-run homer chased Martin Perez with no outs in the seventh. They went ahead to stay when Jonathan Schoop and Nolan Reimold hit back-to-back homers off Tom Wilhelmsen (1-1), and Trumbo added a three-run shot off a second reliever later in the inning.
Trumbo is the first Baltimore batter ever with two homers in the same inning, and first in the majors since Toronto’s Edwin Encarnacion against Houston on July 26, 2013, according to STATS.
Schoop homered again in the eighth, a solo shot that was his third of the season and gave him his third career game with multiple homers.
CARDINALS 14, REDS 3
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday had two of St. Louis’ six home runs in a rout of Cincinnati.
Aledmys Diaz and Brandon Moss each added three-run homers to help the Cardinals to their sixth win in the last seven games. They have scored seven or more runs in all six wins and hit double-digits four times.
Moss and Matt Adams also homered. Adams’ pinch-hit homer was the second of the game and sixth of the season. That surpasses the Cardinals total of four from pinch hitters last season.
Holliday drove in four runs and reached base four times in recording the 20th multi-homer game of his career.
Carlos Martinez (2-0) allowed three runs and six hits over seven innings.
Starter Tim Melville (0-1) gave up seven runs in three innings.
Minnesota Twins’ Miguel Sano, left, gets a high-five from manager Paul Molitor and Byung Ho Park after scoring against the Los Angeles Angels in the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 15, 2016, in Minneapolis. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)