Anderson spikes bat, gets drilled; Royals top Chisox in 10
CHICAGO (AP) — Fiercely energetic Tim Anderson spiked his bat to celebrate a home run and Kansas City’s Brad Keller responded by drilling him with a fastball, setting off a benches-clearing fracas in the Royals’ 4-3, 10-inning victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
Anderson tossed his bat toward the White Sox dugout following his two-run drive in the fourth inning. Keller hit him in the buttocks with his first pitch leading off the sixth.
Anderson, the AL’s leading hitter, was restrained by Royals catcher Martin Maldonado but kept jawing with Keller on the way to first base. The dugouts and bullpens emptied, though no punches appeared to be thrown. White Sox manager Rick Renteria and Royals bench coach Dale Sveum shoved each other, and the usually mild-mannered Renteria was particularly animated.
There were four ejections — Anderson, Keller, Renteria and Sveum.
Clint Frazier started the comeback with an RBI double in the fourth against former Yankee Nathan Eovaldi, and New York loaded the bases in the seventh against Brandon Workman (0-1) on Frazier’s single and walks to Mike Tauchman and Austin Romine. Brasier relieved and got ahead 0-2, then left a fastball up that Gardner drove 364 feet over the right-field scoreboard.
Tommy Kahnle (1-0) got two outs for the win, Adam Ottavino retired Eduardo Núñez on a bases-loaded flyout that ended the eighth and Aroldis Chapman got three straight outs for his third save as the Yankees improved to 8-9, including 5-6 at home.
Carrasco (2-2) pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, dominating as the Indians handed Seattle its sixth straight loss. The right-hander struck out the side three times and only allowed one baserunner to reach third base.
The Mariners ended their 20-game home run streak, a record to open a season. Seattle appeared to make it to 21 games in the third, when Ryon Healy hit a line drive down the left field line that was initially ruled a homer. It was overturned to a foul ball via replay, and Healy struck out.
Nick Wittgren pitched the final two innings for his first career save.
Seattle’s Erik Swanson (0-1) pitched six innings of two-hit ball but allowed Bauers’ homer in his first big league start.
Yelich came in batting .556 with four home runs and 10 RBIs in the series, but he was 0 for 2 with a strikeout and a walk against Wacha. Yelich did single in a run in the eighth off Andrew Miller.
Wacha (1-0) bounced back after a tough start Thursday against the Dodgers. He struck out seven over six innings, allowing two runs and five hits to improve to 6-0 career against the Brewers. Jordan Hicks pitched the ninth for his fourth save.
Milwaukee starter Corbin Burnes (0-2) got beat by the long ball again. He surrendered three home runs in each of his first three starts, then coughed up two more against St. Louis. He’s allowed a major league-most 11 on the season.
Arrieta (3-1) allowed two runs and six hits, inducing three double-play grounders. The veteran righty has pitched like the ace who won the 2015 NL Cy Young Award with the Cubs. He’s thrown at least seven innings in three straight starts and lowered his ERA to 1.93.
Zack Wheeler (1-2) gave up three runs and five hits in seven innings.
Pollock broke open a scoreless game when he connected off Sonny Gray (0-3). Los Angeles has homered in every regular season game at Dodger Stadium since last Aug. 21, including 13 straight this season.
The Dodgers matched the mark set by the Colorado Rockies in 1999, but won’t get the chance to break it until April 26 when they return from a road trip.
Walker Buehler (2-0) pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning for the Dodgers, striking out eight and allowing one unearned run.
DETROIT (AP) — Colin Moran hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and Pittsburgh beat Detroit in extras for a second straight night. It was Pittsburgh’s sixth extra-inning game already this season. The Pirates are 4-2 in those.
The game was played in rainy conditions, and Tigers left fielder Christin Stewart slipped and fell while catching Bell’s flyball in the eighth. Stewart stayed in for his plate appearance in the bottom of the inning, then left with a right medial quad spasm.
Adam Frazier led off the 10th with a double off Buck Farmer (1-1), and Starling Marte and Moran followed with singles, giving the Pirates the lead. Nick Burdi (2-1) pitched a perfect ninth, and Felipe Vázquez finished for his fifth save in five chances.
Biddle (0-1) filled the bases and then walked Jones on six pitches. Jones also homered in the fourth inning and scored the tying run in the seventh on Ketel Marte’s double. Arizona has won a season-best three straight.
Arizona’s Greg Holland struck out Josh Donaldson and Freddie Freeman in the 10th before Ronald Acuña Jr. looped an opposite-field single to right. Holland ended it by getting Nick Markakis to line out for his fourth save. Archie Bradley (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings.
Yonny Chrinos (3-0) replaced opener Ryne Stanek in the second inning and gave up one hit in five scoreless innings. He struck out six of the first seven batters he faced.
After singles by Austin Meadows and Choi in the first inning, Lowe hit a long three-run homer off Baltimore starter David Hess (1-3). It was Lowe’s fourth homer in seven games and his fifth of the season.
Gerardo Parra and Steven Duggar each hit two-run homers in the ninth for San Francisco off rookie Austen Williams. Jeremy Hellickson (2-0) allowed two runs and five hits over 5 2/3 innings for the Nationals.
Hamels (3-0) allowed three hits and did not walk a batter. He struck out eight while throwing 65 of his 97 pitches for strikes. Daniel Descalso had two hits and three RBIs, Javier Baez homered and knocked in two, and Jason Heyward also drove in a run for the Cubs, who have won five of six.
Descalso started the scoring for the Cubs with a base hit in the second off Sandy Alcantara (1-2).
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shin-Soo Choo delivered a tiebreaking two-run triple off Matt Harvey (0-1) while reaching base his first three times from the leadoff spot, and Texas finished a three-game sweep of Los Angeles.
The right-hander got a called third strike on Justin Bour that led to Bour’s ejection before an RBI groundout by Andrelton Simmons. Brian Goodwin was called out on a check swing strikeout to end the game.
Lance Lynn (2-1) won his second straight decision in the right-hander’s first season with Texas, allowing 10 baserunners (seven hits, three walks) but just two runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Odorizzi (1-2) won for the first time in four starts this season, striking out six in 5 2/3 innings. He allowed six hits, one run and one walk. Blake Parker got his fourth save with a perfect ninth inning.
Jurickson Profar added two hits including an RBI double to make up for his team-leading fifth error. Profar has driven in 10 runs over his last eight games after batting .106 with zero RBIs in the first 12.
It’s the A’s first win over the Astros in five games.
Montas (3-1) didn’t allow a hit until Yuli Gurriel’s one-out single up the middle in the fifth. He also gave up an RBI single to Michael Brantley in the sixth and left after Josh Reddick’s one-out single in the seventh.
Lou Trivinio struck out three of the five hitters he faced. Blake Treinen retired three batters for his sixth save.