Dodgers lose 5th straight against last-place team
MIAMI (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position against Wei-Yin Chen and four relievers and were beaten by a last-place team for the fifth straight game, losing to the Miami Marlins 4-2 Tuesday night.
The NL champions managed only five hits after being swept in a four-game series at home by woeful Cincinnati. Alex Wood (0-4) lost despite allowing only one earned run in six innings for the Dodgers (16-25), who are off to their worst start in 60 years. Miami (15-26) could pass them by sweeping the three-game series.
ASTROS 5, ANGELS 3
Brian McCann had two hits and drove in another run for the defending World Series champions (27-17), who reclaimed sole possession of first place in the AL West.
Josh Reddick threw out two Los Angeles runners from right field and also got a leadoff double in the eighth against reliever Jose Alvarez (2-1), who swiftly wasted seven stellar innings by rookie Jaime Barria.
San Diego is the only major league that without a no-hitter. The Padres have played 7,858 games since their expansion season of 1969.
BOSTON (AP) – Stephen Piscotty homered in his first at-bat after being reinstated from the bereavement list and saluted his late mother as he crossed home plate, helping lead Oakland in a game delayed almost two hours because of weather.
Piscotty, who returned to the A’s Tuesday after missing four games to be with his family, drove an 0-2 pitch from Eduardo Rodriguez out to left in the second inning. He slowly made his way around the bases, then after rounding third placed his right hand over his heart and patted it with a glance to the sky in tribute to Gretchen Piscotty, who died May 6 after battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Daniel Mengden (3-4) pitched six solid innings for Oakland. Eduardo Rodriguez (3-1) took his first loss of the season after getting roughed up in the first few innings.
SEATTLE (AP) – Guillermo Heredia’s single to left-center drove in Ryon Healy from second base in the 11th inning to lift Seattle.
Erik Goeddel (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.
Texas tied it in the ninth inning off AL-leading closer Edwin Diaz, who blew just his second save opportunity this season. With one out, Joey Gallo hit a hard grounder right at Healy, who fumbled it for a second before tossing over to Diaz, who outraced the Rangers‘ slugger to first base.
Seeing Diaz and Gallo run into each other just past the bag, Jurickson Profar raced home without a throw to tie the score 8-all
METS 12, BLUE JAYS 2
Missing injured sluggers Yoenis Cespedes and Todd Frazier from a slumping lineup, the Mets finally broke through anyway against Jaime Garcia (2-3) and the skidding Blue Jays after an 86-minute rain delay at the start.
Juan Lagares had four hits, three RBIs and a stolen base to help New York improve to 12-0 at home against Toronto – the longest such streak in interleague history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
The Diamondbacks managed just three hits against starter Jhoulys Chacin and three relievers, but starter Zack Greinke stifled Milwaukee over six innings and Arizona tied together just enough offense to get by.
Taylor Williams (0-1) walked Jeff Mathis to start the Arizona eighth, and Descalso singled through the shift to score pinch-runner Dyson. It gave Archie Bradley (1-1) a win after striking out two in a perfect eighth. Brad Boxberger tossed a scoreless ninth for his 12th save.
Reynaldo Lopez (0-3) gave up six runs and seven hits with two walks in two-plus innings.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Tyler Austin hit a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly as the Yankees rallied from a 3-0 deficit in a game suspended because of rain with the score 3-3 after 5 innings. The game is scheduled to continue at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday before the finale of the two-game interleague series.
DETROIT (AP) – JaCoby Jones homered and doubled, and Detroit rallied in a five-run seventh as Andrew Miller (1-2) allowed two inherited runners to score and gave up two runs of his own. Pete Kozma hit a tying, two-run double, and Miller walked John Hicks with the bases loaded.
Cleveland led 4-0 on Brandon Guyer’s first-inning grand slam and 8-4 before Detroit rallied for its third straight win. Miller faced six batters, giving up two doubles and three walks while getting one out.
ATLANTA (AP) – Cubs catcher Willson Contreras helped Chicago throw out two runners at home plate and another at third base before rallying for two runs in the ninth inning.
After Ronald Acuna Jr. homered against Carl Edwards Jr. (2-0) for a 2-1 lead in the eighth, Albert Almora Jr. and Addison Russell hit consecutive doubles and Ben Zobrist came through with a two-out, run-scoring single off Arodys Vizcaino (1-2). Brandon Morrow got three outs for his 10th save.
Brett Cecil (0-1) allowed a double to Logan Morrison starting the seventh, and Morrison scored on Byron Buxton’s bunt attempt when Gregerson threw the ball wide of first and into foul territory for an error.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Jonny Venters (1-0) got two outs for his first victory since Sept. 27, 2012, while with Atlanta against the Mets. The left-hander had been out since 2012 due to four major elbow surgeries, including three Tommy John operations, before returning to the majors this season.
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