Baseball Capsules

BOSTON (AP) Two errors by pitcher Blake Treinen allowed Boston to erase a seventh-inning deficit, and the Red Sox won 8-7 on Tuesday night as the Washington Nationals struggled in the field for the second straight game.

Boston went ahead with three unearned runs without a hit in the inning, which included three errors.

Treinen (0-1) fielded Ryan Hanigan’s bouncer in front of the plate, dropped the ball as Ramirez scored, then threw it past catcher Wilson Ramos as Victorino came home with the tying run. Craig scored the go-ahead run on Brock Holt’s groundout.

Edward Mujica (1-0) got the win and Koji Uehara got his first save, one day after being activated from the disabled list. Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg allowed five runs and 10 hits in 5 1-3 innings, leaving him with a 6.75 ERA.


BALTIMORE (AP) – Miguel Gonzalez (1-1) struck out a career-high 10 over seven innings, allowing one run and four hits.

Adam Jones homered and drove in two runs for the Orioles, and Zach Britton got four outs for his second save.

CC Sabathia (0-2) yielded four runs and seven hits in seven innings/ Although he is 18-7 against the Orioles, the left-hander is 0-5 with a 5.48 ERA in his last seven starts in Baltimore.


PITTSBURGH (AP) – Shane Greene (2-0) allowed three hits over eight innings, including a pair of infield singles, and Detroit rebounded from its first loss to improve to 7-1. Greene has allowed only one unearned run in 16 innings through his first two starts.

Rajai Davis singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh off A.J. Burnett (0-1), and Ian Kinsler add an RBI single in the eighth.

Joakim Soria pitched a perfect ninth for his third save.


NEW YORK (AP) – Matt Harvey won his first home start in almost 20 months, and Lucas Duda hit a three-run double.

Daniel Murphy homered over the right-center fence that was brought in 3 to 11 feet this season at Citi Field. But it wasn’t all good news for New York: David Wright (right hamstring) and Michael Cuddyer (bruised left hand) left with injuries.

Chase Utley homered twice for Philadelphia and hit an RBI single after entering 2 for 22 (.091). He also was hit in the back by a 95 mph fastball from Harvey (2-0) – after Phillies starter David Buchanan (0-2) plunked Wilmer Flores and Cuddyer in the second, both on the left hand.

Harvey (2-0), back from Tommy John surgery, gave up three runs and five hits in six innings with eight strikeouts.


TORONTO (AP) – Desmond Jennings hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth off Miguel Castro (0-1), helping Tampa Bay to its fourth straight win.

Steven Souza homered in the first inning and, with the score 2-all, reached on a bunt single off leading off the eighth.

Steve Geltz (1-0) pitched 1 1-3 innings for his first major league win. Kevin Jepsen pitched a hitless ninth for his first save this year.


CLEVELAND (AP) – Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco (1-1) was struck in the face by Melky Cabrera’s first-inning line drive and carted off the field. The Indians said X-rays of Carrasco, the club’s No. 2 starter, were negative and he was being treated at Lutheran Hospital for a bruised jaw.

Jose Quintana (1-0) allowed three hits in six innings, struck out six and improved to 4-0 in 10 starts against the Indians. David Robertson struck out the side in the ninth for his second save.

Jose Abreu hit his second homer in the fifth for a 4-1 lead, giving Quintana more cushion than he would need. Cleveland managed just three hits and dropped its fourth straight.


ATLANTA (AP) – Giancarlo Stanton broke out of a slump with three hits and four RBIs as Miami improved to 2-6. Stanton, who signed a record 13-year, $325 million contract in November, began the game hitting just .130 with three RBIs in 23 at-bats.

Tom Koehler (1-1) gave up six hits, two runs and two walks with three strikeouts in 5 1-3 innings. Making his first start for Atlanta, Trevor Cahill (0-1) allowed four runs and five hits in 2 1-3 innings.


CHICAGO (AP) – Anthony DeSclafani (1-0) earned his first win for Cincinnati, allowing two hits in seven scoreless innings.

Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth for his third save, stopping the Reds’ three-game losing streak.

Joey Votto had two hits and drove in a run.

Pinch-hitter Welington Castillo hit a two-run homer in the eighth off former Cubs closer Kevin Gregg,

Jake Arrieta (1-1) gave up three runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings.


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Robinson Chirinos had a career-high five RBIs with a home run and double. Elvis Andrus homered the sixth – Andrus had not homered in 481 at-bats since connecting May 21, the longest active homerless streak in the majors.

Nick Martinez (2-0) allowed one run – unearned – and five hits in seven innings, improving to 2-7 in home games in his season-plus big league career.

Drew Rucinski (0-1), who made his big league debut last year, gave up four runs, six hits and four walks in 2 2-3 innings in his first major league start.


HOUSTON (AP) – Rookie Kendall Graveman (1-1) yielded four hits in 5 1-3 innings for his first major league win, and four relievers completed the shutout.

Oakland led 1-0 in the sixth inning before an RBI double by Billy Butler that gave him the AL’s only nine-game hitting streak.

Brad Peacock (0-1) allowed three runs and five hits in five-plus innings. He was activated from the disabled list following offseason hip surgery.


SAN DIEGO (AP) – Odrisamer Despaigne pitched seven strong innings to help the Padres beat the Diamondbacks.

Despaigne (1-0) kept the Diamondbacks off-balance with an array of pitches from various arm angles. He allowed one run, two hits, two walks and one hit batter. He struck out three and at one point retired 10 straight batters. He was starting for the first time this season in place of the injured Ian Kennedy.

Jeremy Hellickson (0-2), who settled down after a rocky first inning, lost in his first start at Petco Park.

Despaigne was effective at Petco last year and proved it again against the Diamondbacks. Last season he was 3-1 with a 1.69 ERA in eight home starts.

His velocity on Tuesday ranged from in the 60s to the 90s as he kept Arizona guessing at what would come next.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado made a sensational falling catch over the tarp in foul territory, Corey Dickerson had an RBI single among his three hits and the Rockies established their best road start in franchise history with a win against the Giants.

A sprinting Arenado crashed into the tarp and went over the rail along the left-field line while catching a popup by Gregor Blanco in the eighth. He immediately made the throw from his knees while still on the tarp then toppled to the dirt. Center fielder Charlie Blackmon followed with his own gem when he chased down a deep fly at the fence to rob pinch-hitter Buster Posey to end the inning.

Scott Oberg (1-0) pitched the fifth for the win in his major league debut as the Rockies moved to 5-0 on the road to start a season for the first time.


LOS ANGELES (AP) – Howie Kendrick had a game-winning two-run single in the ninth against Seattle closer Fernando Rodney to lead the Dodgers to a victory over the Mariners.

Rodney (0-1), who led the majors last season with 48 saves, was charged with his first blown save in three attempts. Justin Turner started the rally with a leadoff single, took third on Jimmy Rollins’ single and was erased in a rundown after third baseman Kyle Seager fielded Carl Crawford’s single.

Adrian Gonzalez walked to load the bases and Kendrick slapped the next pitch the other way to right field to give the Dodgers their second walkoff win in two nights. On Monday, Alex Guerrero gave the Dodgers a 6-5 win with a bases-loaded RBI single in the 10th inning.

Yimi Garcia (2-0) recorded his second big league victory in as many nights with a perfect ninth inning.