Rockies, Padres brawl, 5 ejected as Colorado wins 6-4
BOSTON (AP) Tyler Austin rushed the mound after being hit by a pitch from Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly, triggering a bench-clearing brawl in a ramped-up rivalry as the New York Yankees ended Boston’s nine-game winning streak with a 10-7 victory Wednesday night.
Benches cleared briefly in the third after Austin’s spikes clipped Brock Holt’s leg on a slide into second base. Holt took issue with the contact and they exchanged words before being separated.
Then with the Yankees leading 10-6 in the seventh, Kelly caught Austin on the side with a 98 mph fastball. Austin slammed his bat on the plate, threw it down and took four steps toward the mound while hollering. Kelly waved Austin at him, and things quickly escalated.
Austin, Kelly, New York reliever Tommy Kahnle and Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin were ejected.
The Yankees scored four runs off David Price (1-1) in the first inning before the lefty ace exited the game with a tingling sensation in his pitching hand.
Pedromo flung his glove at the rushing Arenado and missed. The big-hitting Arenado then threw a couple of punches at the backpedaling Perdomo but didn’t land anything squarely.
Arenado’s reaction in the third woke up the slumbering Colorado bats, with the Rockies scoring five times in the inning to take a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.
Braves starter Brandon McCarthy left after five innings with what Atlanta said was a subluxation of his non-throwing shoulder, which usually refers to a partial dislocation. He spent more than a month on the disabled list last season after dislocating his left shoulder with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Lance McCullers Jr. allowed a career-high eight runs in 3 2/3 innings.
Houston’s Alex Bregman had a career-high four hits, including his first homer this season.
Down 8-6, the Astros loaded the bases with one out in the ninth against Fernando Rodney (1-1). George Springer grounded into an RBI forceout, and the tying run scored when Dozier threw wide to first trying for a double play.
Bruce Rondon (1-0) retired the side in the eighth, and Nate Jones finished for his first save.
James Paxton matched a career-best with 10 strikeouts over six sharp innings before turning it over to his bullpen. Nick Vincent (1-0) worked a perfect seventh, and Edwin Diaz got three outs for his fourth save.
CLEVELAND (AP) – Detroit pitcher Jordan Zimmermann bruised the right side of his jaw when hit in the face by a line drive off the bat of Cleveland’s Jason Kipnis and left after two batters. Zimmermann said after the game he should be able to take his next turn.
Marco Estrada (1-1) allowed four runs and six hits in four-plus innings.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Scott Kingery hit a game-ending sacrifice fly in the 12th off Austin Brice (0-1), two innings after center fielder Odubel Herrera robbed Scooter Gennett of a two-run homer. J.P. Crawford hit his first career homer, and Cesar Hernandez also connected for the Phillies, who dropped the Reds to 2-9.
MIAMI (AP) – Marlins lefty Jarlin Garcia was pulled after pitching six hitless innings in his first major league start after 68 relief appearances last year as a rookie.
Zack Wheeler (1-0) gave up a homer to Miguel Rojas in the first inning on his season debut but allowed only one other hit and retired his final 16 batters. He departed after seven innings and 83 pitches.
Brian Duensing (1-0) pitched a perfect sixth.
The Rangers’ Elvis Andrus broke his right elbow when hit by a pitch from Keynan Middleton in the ninth inning. Texas was swept in the three-game series, extending their losing streak to four, and became the first team in the majors with 10 losses.
ATHLETICS 16, DODGERS 6
The A’s sent nine batters to the plate in the fourth inning and scored five runs to lead 7-1. Marcus Semien had a two-run double during the rally, and Chapman and starting pitcher Daniel Mengden (1-2) each had an RBI single.
Semien had two hits and four RBIs and extended his hitting streak to nine games. He is the only Athletics’ player to reach base in all 13 games this season. Lowrie homered in the ninth and had four RBIs.
Alex Wood (0-2), who won a career-high 16 games last season and was sporting a 1.93 ERA, lasted 3 2/3 innings and gave up seven runs on seven hits.
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