Dodgers hit 3 more home runs, beat Rockies 10-6
After hitting a franchise-record 235 home runs last year, the NL champion Dodgers have connected a whopping 21 times in only eight games this season. They’ve homered in every game so far.
Bellinger hit his sixth of the year, breaking the game open with a three-run drive in the fifth. Muncy finished a double shy of a cycle, walking in the ninth.
Trevor Story homered twice for the Rockies.
Tyler Anderson (0-2) couldn’t find his groove in allowing six runs over four innings.
PHOENIX (AP) — Ketel Marte homered from both sides of the plate, including a grand slam, and Arizona won its home opener by keeping Boston in a funk.
Adam Jones homered and doubled for the Diamondbacks, who scored seven times in the sixth inning for a 14-1 lead. Red Sox infielder Eduardo Nunez came in to pitch the eighth and gave up a home run to Alex Avila.
The defending World Series champions are 2-7 on an 11-game road trip.
Rick Porcello (0-2) gave up 10 hits and seven runs in 4 2/3 innings. He flung a water cooler against the back wall of the Red Sox dugout after being removed in the fifth.
Zack Godley (1-1) gave three hits and one run in 5 2/3 innings.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout hit two home runs to lead Los Angeles over Texas and snap a five-game losing streak.
Trout — who signed a $426.5 million, 12-year contract before the end of spring training — has homered in the Angels first two home games for the first time in his career. It is also the 15th multi-homer game of his career.
Five Angels pitchers combined for a season-high 12 strikeouts. Felix Pena started and allowed one run and four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.
BREWERS 13, CUBS 10
Hernan Perez, Yasmani Grandal and Orlando Arcia also homered for the defending NL Central champions, who improved to 7-1. They have won nine of their last 12 games against the Cubs, including the division tiebreaker in October.
PHILLIES 10, TWINS 4
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins had three hits and drove in four runs, including Bryce Harper from first base on a single, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Minnesota despite Jorge Polanco hitting for the cycle.
Nick Pivetta (1-0) got the win.
Polanco tripled in the first, singled in the third, hit a solo homer in the fifth and lined a double off Adam Morgan leading off the seventh to complete his first cycle. He added another single in the ninth for his first five-hit game.
The Phillies jumped ahead 5-0 in the first against Jake Odorizzi (0-1) and never looked back.
The game was tied in the fourth when Correa connected off Frankie Montas (1-1) for his first home run of the season.
Collin McHugh (1-1) allowed three hits and a run in six innings to help the Astros win for only the second time in the past seven games. Roberto Osuna allowed an RBI single to Ramon Laureano with two outs in the ninth, before retiring pinch-hitter Chad Pinder for his second save.
PIRATES 2, REDS 0
Musgrove (1-0) struck out eight and walked one in his first start as Pittsburgh sent Cincinnati to its sixth loss in a row, including two blankings at PNC Park.
Cincinnati’s scoreless streak reached 28 innings, the longest drought by the Reds since they went 30 innings without crossing the plate in 2015.
Jung Ho Kang broke a scoreless tie in the seventh with an RBI double. Vazquez worked a perfect ninth for his second save.
Gray (0-2) dazzled in his second start for Cincinnati, retiring 16 straight at one point.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana homered with one out in the ninth inning and made a familiar trot around the bases, leading Cleveland over Toronto in a game that featured little hitting and 24 combined strikeouts.
Santana, who returned to the Indians via trade this season after signing with Philadelphia as a free agent last year, connected on a 1-0 pitch off Joe Biagini (0-1) to give the Indians their first walk-off win of 2019.
Earlier this week, Santana passed a test to become a U.S. citizen.
The Braves won their fourth in a row. Miami has lost four straight, and dropped nine consecutive games in Atlanta.
Gausman combined with relievers Jesse Biddle and Arodys Vizcaíno on a three-hitter.
Vizcaino walked Peter O’Brien to open the ninth. Pinch-hitter Martin Prado doubled down the left field line and Neil Walker walked with two outs to load the bases. Vizcaino closed out the game on Starlin Castro’s fly ball to deep left field.
Gausman (1-0), who began the season on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder tendinitis, was impressive in his 2019 debut.
Pablo López (1-1) gave up four runs in the fourth.
WHITE SOX 10, MARINERS 8
The White Sox ended Seattle’s four-game winning streak. The Mariners had been off to a franchise-best 7-1 start.
Chicago took advantage of three errors by shortstop Tim Beckham in the first inning for an early lead, then rallied when the Seattle bullpen couldn’t find the strike zone. The White Sox drew three walks in the seventh, with Moncada’s single off Zac Rosscup making it 9-8 after Cory Gearrin (0-1) hit Welington Castillo with the bases loaded.
PADRES 5, CARDINALS 3
Goldschmidt drew a standing ovation in his first at-bat at Busch Stadium since being traded to St. Louis. He later hit his fifth home run in seven games.
The Rays (6-2) got four straight two-out hits in the first against Dereck Rodriguez (1-1). Given a 4-0 cushion, Tyler Glasnow (2-0) pitched six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out six.
Jose Alvarado finished for his third save, getting former Tampa Bay star Evan Longoria on a flyball with two runners on.
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