Eaton leads Nationals past Reds 13-7
LOS ANGELES (AP) Kenta Maeda struck out 10 over five innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers finally found their offense to beat the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Saturday night for their first win of the season.
After striking out 18 times in a pair of 1-0 defeats to open the season, the Dodgers got the loudest cheers in the first inning for a sacrifice fly by Yasiel Puig that scored their first run off Derek Holland (0-1). Matt Kemp followed with an RBI single to make it 2-0.
Maeda (1-0) allowed five hits and walked one. He faced baserunners in every inning except the fifth.
Joe Panik, whose solo homers beat the Dodgers in the first two games, hit into a game-ending double play in the ninth.
Yelich scored three times and drove in two runs as Milwaukee improved to 3-0 for the first time since it won its first five games in 2006. Lorenzo Cain had three hits and two RBIs, and Travis Shaw drove in three runs.
Brewers left-hander Brent Suter (1-0) went five innings, allowing three runs and three hits.
Stephen Strasburg (1-0) gave up three runs – only one earned – in 6 1/3 innings while improving to 5-1 career against Cincinnati. Scott Schebler’s homer in the fourth inning provided Cincinnati’s first run of the season after 12 scoreless innings.
Solarte began the eighth with a deep drive to center off Dellin Betances (0-1) for a 4-3 lead.
Pillar hit a one-out single and swiped his way to third. The speedy outfielder then broke for the plate with Gift Ngoepe at bat, and Betances threw wildly to the backstop. It was Toronto’s first straight steal of home since Aaron Hill did it against New York on May 29, 2007.
MIAMI (AP) – Ben Zobrist hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 10th inning and Kris Bryant followed with a three-run double, sending the Cubs to the win after Yu Darvish struggled in his first start for Chicago.
Darvish pitched 4 1/3 innings and was charged with five runs and five hits. He finalized a $126 million, six-year deal with Chicago in February.
PHOENIX (AP) – Charlie Blackmon homered twice, helping Colorado salvage the finale of its season-opening series in Arizona.
TWINS 6, ORIOLES 2
Pressly worked a perfect seventh and got two outs in the eighth before Jonathan Schoop grounded a single up the middle.
Velasquez (0-1) faltered in a tough spot for Philadelphia after it used a combined 13 relievers in the first two games of the series. He was charged with seven runs, four earned, and nine hits in 2 2/3 innings.
Chicago’s rally began when Yoan Moncada hit a towering home run off Brandon Maurer (0-1) to begin the eighth. Avisail Garcia followed with a single, Jose Abreu grounded into a fielder’s choice and Matt Davidson drew a walk before Castillo’s two-run liner to right put the White Sox in front.
McCullers (1-0) was one short of his career high in strikeouts.
Matt Moore (0-1) allowed four runs and seven hits in four innings in his Texas debut.
Bogaerts hit a solo drive in the second against Andrew Kittredge (0-1), a reliever making his first big league start in the debut of Tampa Bay’s plan to use bullpen days in place of a customary fifth starter.
Porcello (1-0) was charged with one run and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. Craig Kimbrel worked the ninth for his second save.
New York right-hander Jacob deGrom (1-0) struck out seven while pitching 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball.
D’Arnaud connected in the fourth and Cespedes made it 4-1 with another solo drive in the fifth.
Jeurys Familia got the last four outs for his first save.
Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker (1-0) gave up three runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked four while improving to 5-0 with a 2.38 ERA in his last seven starts against Oakland.
A’s starter Daniel Mengden (0-1) was charged with six runs, five earned, and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. He also threw two wild pitches.
Alonso and Gomes provided the big blows off James Paxton (0-1), who struggled with command and failed to make it out of the fifth inning.
Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki robbed Jose Ramirez of a home run leading off the third inning, timing his leap perfectly to reach above the wall in left field. Suzuki also had his first two hits for the Mariners since July 21, 2012, before he was traded to the Yankees.
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