Sánchez hits first slam to lead Yanks over Giants 6-4
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gary Sánchez hit his first career grand slam in a five-run fifth inning for his first hit following nearly two weeks on the injured list, and the New York Yankees beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Saturday for their 10th win in 12 games.
Sánchez had been 0 for 9 with seven strikeouts since returning Wednesday from a strained left calf. His batting average down to .220, he crushed a high sinker from Derek Holland (1-4) that traveled 467 feet deep into the left-field seats for a 6-0 lead.
Charlie Morton (3-0) gave up two hits in six shutout innings. Five relievers completed a five-hitter, with Emilio Pagán pitching the ninth for his third save.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota hit five home runs off Baltimore for the second straight day, including a pair by Max Kepler.
Baltimore has given up 69 homers in 28 games, a pace that projects to 399 for the season.
Dakota Hudson (2-1) allowed three runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings, and Jordan Hicks pitched a scoreless ninth for his eighth save.
Tyler Mahle (0-3) allowed five runs, seven hits and three walks in five innings.
BLUE JAYS 7, ATHLETICS 1
TORONTO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 1 for 4 with two strikeouts in his second big league game, Brandon Drury had three hits a day after his winning ninth-inning home run and Toronto Blue Jays improved to 5-0 against Oakland this season. Randal Grichuk and three hits and two RBIs.
Six days after leaving a last start with a broken fingernail, Aaron Sanchez (3-1) gave up an unearned run and two hits in five inning
Brett Anderson (3-2) allowed six runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings, dropping to 0-3 in his career against Toronto.
Roberto Osuna (2-0) threw two scoreless innings for the win.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Greg Garcia hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in a six-run 10th inning as San Diego extended its winning streak to five.
Garcia’s first RBI this season gave San Diego a 3-2 lead against Wander Suero (1-3), who was charged with four runs.
Luis Perdomo (1-0) struck out the side in the ninth in his second appearance this season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his major league-leading 14th home run, tying the record for most before May 1. Yelich’s fourth-inning homer off Noah Syndergaard (1-3) was the first on the road this season for the NL MVP. Yelich had three hits, a walk and two RBIs, raising his average to .350.
New York, on its first three-game losing streak, dropped to .500 for the first time this season at 13-13. Syndergaard gave up five runs, 10 hits and three walks in five innings.
Scott Barlow (1-0) navigated five outs in relief of Jorge Lopez. Jaime Barria (2-2) was listed as the starter but came in after Cam Bedrosian tossed a scoreless first inning. Barria proceeded to allow seven runs and 10 hits over 1 2/3 innings.
ATLANTA (AP) — Charlie Blackmon hit a go-ahead, two-run double off A.J. Minter (0-3) and Trevor Story followed with a three-run homer during a ninth-inning rally as Colorado won for the 10th time in 12 games. Nolan Arenado hit a second-inning home run for the Rockies.
PHOENIX (AP) — Yu Darvish (2-3) struck out eight in six innings, allowing two hits and four walks.
Zack Godley (1-2) gave up five runs and four hits in 2 2/3 innings, his shortest start since August 2016.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw (1-0) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings, struck out eight and walked none.
SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Minor (4-3) struck out a career-high 13 in seven innings.
Mike Leake (2-3) allowed nine runs — five earned — and 10 hits in five innings.
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