Red Sox beat Orioles 6-4 for 1st wins streak of season
BOSTON (AP) — Gold Glove center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. made two key catches and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Friday night, giving the World Series champions their first two-game winning streak of the season.
Baltimore’s Chris Davis lined out as a pinch-hitter to end the game, extending his record hitless streak for a position player to 0 for 54.
Bradley made a diving grab in the fourth, then ended a threat in the eighth with by robbing Joey Rickard of extra bases and Baltimore of a run. Bradley planted his right foot in the padding of the Green Monster and pushed himself just high enough off the wall to grab the ball.
The catch helped preserve a 4-2 lead and Boston tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the eighth, one on a sacrifice fly by Bradley.
Rodriguez (1-2) had a strong start, keeping the Orioles hitless through four and taking a shutout into the seventh. He allowed two runs on three hits with no walks and eight strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. He was pulled after Dwight Smith Jr. hit a two-run homer to pull the Orioles within 3-2.
David Hess (1-2) gave up three runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Khris Davis hit his major league-best 10th homer, his fifth in three games being a tiebreaking solo shot in the eighth inning, as Oakland rallied from a five-run deficit to beat Texas.
Ramon Laureano hit a game-tying homer to start the seventh for the A’s.
Davis, coming off consecutive two-homer games in Baltimore, was 0-for-3 with a fielder’s choice RBI before his one-out 426-foot shot to center in the eighth off Chris Martin (0-1) made it 7-6.
After Belt doubled and two batters were intentionally walked to load the bases, the Rockies went to a five-man infield, bringing in center fielder Ian Desmond. Kratz hit a slow grounder to Desmond, who had to run to his left before throwing home. Belt slid in safely, but Rockies manager Bud Black immediately asked for a replay.
A brief replay confirmed the call, giving the Giants back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
Travis Bergen (2-0), the ninth pitcher used by the Giants, retired six batters and earned the win.
DJ Johnson (0-1) took the loss for Colorado. The Rockies (3-11) have lost seven straight and are off to the worst start in franchise history.
The teams combined for 41 strikeouts — 24 by the Rockies.
Altuve’s career-best fourth straight game with a home run pushed the Astros‘ major league-leading winning streak to seven games.
Seattle had its six-game winning streak halted.
Miley and Peacock combined to pitch 7 1/3 innings, giving up seven hits with nine strikeouts and two walks. They held the Mariners hitless for four innings, a stretch of 14 batters with just one baserunner, who reached on a walk. Roberto Osuna earned the save.
Mariners reliever Shawn Armstrong (0-1) took the loss.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasmani Grandal had three hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in three runs in his first game back at Dodger Stadium, leading Milwaukee past Los Angeles in a rematch of last year’s NL Championship Series.
There were five home runs in the game and all but one produced a lead change.
Urias went five innings and gave up six runs, including five earned, and six hits.
NEW YORK (AP) — Eloy Jimenez hit his first two major league homers, including a tiebreaking shot in the fifth inning, and Chicago ended a five-game skid by beating banged-up New York in a rain-shortened game.
Jimenez’s two-run drive off Jonathan Holder made it 7-5, and he added a 446-foot solo homer in the seventh. James McCann followed with his first homer of the season, and then umpires pulled the teams off the field with one out. The game was called about 40 minutes later.
The game started in a steady mist, and the rain worsened as the night wore on.
Chicago starter Lucas Giolito (2-1) had a pitch sail out of his hands to the backstop in the fifth, Yankees lefty J.A. Happ (0-2) bounced an unusual number of breaking balls and White Sox right-hander Nate Jones struggled with his grip while escaping a jam in the sixth.
The Yankees have lost four straight.
The Rays won their fifth straight. It’s the second time this season Tampa Bay has won five straight.
Toronto trailed 8-0 before putting the tying run at third in the eighth inning. Facing Luke Maile with the bases loaded, Tampa Bay’s Diego Castillo fell behind 3-0 but responded with three straight strikes, catching Maile looking to end the threat. Ryan Yarbrough (2-1) picked up the win.
Meadows and Lowe became the 17th and 18th players to reach the 500 level of seating at Rogers Centre, which opened in 1989.
Anthony Rizzo and David Bote also connected to help Chicago win for the third time in four games. Hamels (2-0) pitched eight innings in his second straight victory, improving to 5-2 with a 2.63 ERA in 12 career starts against Los Angeles.
Albert Pujols went deep for Los Angeles in its first trip to Wrigley since 2016.
But the Angels were unable to overcome a rough outing for Tyler Skaggs (1-2), who surrendered three long home runs in his four innings.
Gordon homered during a six-run first inning against Carlos Carrasco (1-2).
The Royals hit for the cycle in the opening inning — Whit Merrifield led off with a single, Adalberto Mondesi followed with a triple and Gordon homered, with Chris Owings‘ two-out, two-run double finishing Carrasco.
Brad Keller (2-1) gave up one run on three hits, striking out a career-high 10 in 6 2/3 innings. He has pitched at least six innings in nine straight starts, the longest active streak in the majors.
Arrieta (2-1) took a 6-0 lead into the seventh, when the Marlins ended a streak of 21 consecutive scoreless innings on Austin Dean’s sacrifice fly. He gave up five hits, struck out eight, lowered his ERA to 2.25 in three starts and improved to 100-68 in 10 seasons.
The Phillies‘ J.T. Realmuto hit into a double play with the bases loaded to end the first inning, but finished with two hits, two runs and an RBI. The game was his first at Marlins Park since Miami traded him in February.
Sandy Alcantara (1-1) gave up six runs and 11 hits while working five innings. The Marlins have lost nine of their past 10 games.
New York has scored six runs in six straight games. This time they did it without Alonso, the team’s hottest hitter, who got most of the night off. The first-place Mets, who have won three straight, scored four times in the fourth inning on McNeil’s hit and RBI doubles from Robinson Cano and Michael Conforto.
Zack Wheeler (1-1) worked six solid innings, allowing six hits, two runs and three walks while striking out eight.
New York improved to 8-3 against division opponents (9-4 overall). Atlanta dropped to 2-6 against the NL East.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Colin Moran had a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the 10th inning and Pittsburgh scored five runs off Washington’s struggling bullpen.
Moran’s homer to right center off Justin Miller was his second as a pinch hitter in 34 at-bats. Pittsburgh snapped a four-game losing streak in Washington and spoiled a two-homer night for the Nationals‘ Anthony Rendon.
In addition to his home run, Machado made a fine defensive play on a sharp grounder up the third base line late in the game. Fernando Tatis doubled, knocking in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, and San Diego won its third straight and fourth in five games.
Paddack (1-0) allowed one run and struck out five. Gerardo Reyes, called up earlier in the day, earned the win in his major league debut by getting two outs in the sixth inning.
Arizona has lost three in a row and four of five.
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