Giancarlo Stanton had four hits and drove in three runs, and DJ LeMahieu hit a groundbreaking infield single with two outs in the sixth inning that resulted in three runs for the New York Yankees in Tuesday’s 7-3 win over visiting Houston Astros .
It was the first meeting between the teams since the post-2019 season investigation into the Astro’s fraud scandal was concluded.
Although the game was played to 20 percent of capacity, the 10,050 fans made it sound like a normal full house and wasted no time expressing their displeasure with the Astros, who were embroiled in a sign theft scandal in 2017 as the Yankees lost to them in seven games in the American League Championship Series.
The competition was tied 3-3 until LeMahieu hit a slow scooter with loaded bases against third baseman Alex Bregman. Gleyber Torres scored the first run, and Aaron Hicks and Rougned Odor also crossed home plate after Bregman’s throw missed first baseman Yuli Gurriel. Both Smell (knee) and Astros catcher Martin Maldonado (trapeze) left the game after an in-game collision.
Indians 7, Royals 3
Harold Ramirez scored a tie-breaking double in the eighth inning and the Indians defeated the host royals.
The Indians, who scored four runs in the eighth run, have won each of the first two games of the four-game series and have a total of three wins in a row.
The Royals missed a 3-0 lead and lost a third game in a row for the first time this season.
Giants 12, Rockies 4 (Game 1)
Brandon Belt scored a Grand Slam, was single-player in a 10-run inning in five runs, and drove in the first game of a double-header against Colorado in Denver.
Belt finished with three hits, Buster Posey also crossed the line and had two of his three hits in the first inning. Brandon Crawford also went deep in his two hits and reliever Matt Wisler (1-2) threw 1 2/3 innings for the win.
Raimel Tapia scored and Garrett Hampson and Trevor Story each had two hits for Colorado. German Marquez (1-3) allowed eight runs with six hits in 2/3 of an inning.
Rockies 8, Giants 6 (Game 2)
Charlie Blackmon hit a three run homer and the Rockies scored six runs in the seventh inning to beat the Giants in a nightcap of a double header in Denver.
CJ Cron had two hits in the second game, including a homer, for Colorado, and Trevor Story and Ryan McMahon added two hits each.
Wilmer Flores scored between his two goals, Brandon Belt also went down and Steven Duggar had two hits each for the Giants. Belt had two homers and ran seven runs that day.
Mariners 5, Orioles 2
Kyle Lewis hit a three run homer in the eighth inning when the Mariners defeated the visiting Orioles.
Kyle Seager also returned to Seattle and hit a groundbreaking sacrificial fly in game eight to give the Mariners a 2-1 lead. Lewis, the reigning American League rookie of the year, followed with his third homer of the season.
The Orioles scored two goals in the fifth and ninth goals of Trey Mancini in Rio Ruiz’s fifth home race.
Rays 8, angel 3
Shane McClanahan and Luis Patino limited the Angels to four hits through seven innings and Austin Meadows scored twice as Tampa Bay rolled to victory in Anaheim, California.
The Rays also benefited from four Angels’ mistakes, which resulted in three inexperienced runs. Meadows faced the same Angels Reliever (Ben Rowen) in consecutive innings (the seventh and eighth). He also drove a run with a groundout and had a total of five RBIs in the game.
The Angels scored Mike Trout’s eighth homer of the year and Jose Iglesias’ split single in eighth.
Athletics 4, Blue Jays 1
Left-handed Cole Irvin limited Toronto to one run in the best eight innings of his career, and Mitch Moreland was able to complete a second four-run inning with a two-run home run and lift the athletics above the visiting Blue Jays.
Joe Lowrie doubled in two runs and scored a third goal for the A’s, who opened a four-game home series against the Blue Jays with consecutive wins.
Former A’s standout A, Marcus Semien, drove in the only run of the game for Toronto, winning three times in a row before heading west for a 10-game trip.
Pirates 2, Padres 1
Mitch Keller, who came into the game with an 8.20 ERA, threw 5 2/3 goalless innings and led Pittsburgh to a win over San Diego.
Bryan Reynolds drove a double in the third inning in the Pirates’ first run, and Erik Gonzalez raced home from second on a grounder in sixth, which turned out to be the deciding run.
The Padres, who didn’t score for six innings on Monday night before settling on a 2-0 win, have scored three runs with just seven hits in the first two games of the three-game series.
White Sox 9, Reds 0
Dylan Cease allowed one hit and combined a career high of eleven spikes over six scoreless innings to lead a visit to Chicago via Cincinnati.
Cease (2-0) helped his own cause with a doubles and two singles in his first three Major League bats and scored a run when the White Sox won for the eighth time in their last eleven games. Had stopped
The White Sox scored three runs in the second inning against Jeff Hoffman (2-2), who allowed Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson’s single to homer with two runs. Hoffman gave up four runs with five hits over 2 1/3 innings for the Reds held on a pair of singles.
Cubs 7, Dodgers 1 (Game 1)
David Bote scored a triple double in the first inning and hosts Chicago rolled over Los Angeles in the opening game of a double header.
The Cubs scored four hits in the first inning and beat Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw (4-3) after the first frame in the shortest start of his career from the game. The Cubs right-handed Kyle Hendricks (2-3) delivered a full seven innings game, abandoning a seven-hit run with a walk and six spikes.
Dodgers rookie Keibert Ruiz hit a tight home run in the seventh inning to spoil Hendricks’ shutout offer. Ruiz hit the first place he saw this season on the seats in the right field. Los Angeles have lost 11 of their last 15 games.
Cubs 4, Dodgers 3 (9 innings, game 2)
David Bote delivered a game-winning RBI single with a hit in the ninth inning to get hosts Chicago past Los Angeles and secure a double-header sweep.
Justin Steele (1-0) took his first Major League win by scoring two goals and taking a run in a goalless ninth place. This set the stage for Bote’s fourth career walk-off hit, which brought a hectic end.
Garrett Cleavinger (0-2) was the loser, allowing an inexperienced run and a hit in the 1/3 inning.
Braves 6, Nationals 1
Huascar Ynoa scored a grand slam and threw seven strong innings to lead Atlanta over Washington. This ended the winning streak of the Nationals in four games.
Ynoa (3-1) allowed an inexperienced run with four hits. He hit four and went two. He has led the Nationals to an unmatched run in 12 innings this season. Ynoa’s Grand Slam was his second home run in as many games.
Washington starter Joe Ross (2-2) scored 5 1/3 innings and allowed two runs with five hits. He hit three and went two.
Phillies 6, Brewers 5
Andrew McCutchen hit two solo home runs, Brad Miller scored and drove in three runs and hosts Philadelphia defeated Milwaukee.
Phillies starter Aaron Nola (3-1) threw six strong innings and gave up five hits and one run. He hit 10 in a 114-pitch attempt as the Phillies for the first time since Dec 4-5. April won twice in a row.
Jackie Bradley Jr. came home and ran two runs for the Brewers. Milwaukee starter Eric Lauer (1-1) threw six innings and allowed eight hits and six runs, two of which were earned, seven strikeouts and no walks.
Rangers 6, Twins 3 (10 innings)
Adolis Garcia hit a two-run homer and Charlie Culberson added an RBI double to highlight a 10th three-run inning when Texas got past Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Willie Calhoun also faced the Rangers, who scored two runs ahead of Twins Taylor Taylor in run ninth to break a 3-1 deficit and send the game into additional innings. Garcia finished the 3v5 race with three RBIs.
Byron Buxton and Willians Astudillo each faced Minnesota, who fell 6-0 in extra inning games that season. Brandon Waddell (0-1), who started 10th for the twins, suffered the loss and allowed three runs, two of which were earned, with three hits in 2/3 of an inning.
Red Sox 11, Tiger 7
Hunter Renfroe scored under his three hits, Matt Barnes threw himself out of a traffic jam in the eighth inning and Boston held Detroit off at the start of a three-game series at Fenway Park.
Alex Verdugo, Xander Bogaerts and Enrique Hernandez also went deep when the Red Sox produced a 14-hit attack to crack a two-game skid. Renfroe’s homerun was the 100th of his career.
JaCoby Jones hit a three-run homer and Robbie Grossman had three hits and three RBIs for the Tigers, who have lost six straights and eleven of their last 12. Two-time MVP Miguel Cabrera missed five bats, leaving seven runners on base.
Marlins 9, Diamondbacks 3
Jesus Aguilar caressed a single in the opposing field in an eighth innings six times and led hosts Miami to a win over Arizona.
Brian Anderson removed a homer with three runs in his first attack from the list of injured. In addition, Reliever Richard Bleier (2-0) took the win by inheriting a base-laden situation with a 3-3 result in game eight before beating three straight swinging batters.
Diamondbacks right fielder Josh Rojas hit his fourth homer in his last five games. Cabrera also threw in for the Diamondbacks and went 3 against 5. Arizona have removed two players from the list of injured: first baseman Christian Walker (oblique) and outfielder Tim Locastro (finger).
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