Right-handed Blake Snell allowed a goal over seven scoreless innings and Manny Machado drove a first-inning homer and a base-loaded walk in both runs as the San Diego Padres beat visiting New York Mets 2-0 on Friday night.
Snell, Pierce Johnson and Mark Melancon combined a shutout with three hits. Snell (2-2), who hit one and hit 10, pulled back the first 14 mets he faced and didn’t allow a hit until Francisco Lindor opened the seventh with a line drive single to the right – and on that third advanced as the ball skipped the glove of Padre’s left fielder Tommy Pham for a two-base error.
But Lindor never finished third. Snell beat James McCann, pulled Pete Alonso back after a foul pop-up against first baseman Eric Hosmer, and beat Brandon Drury to end the inning.
Machado’s seventh homer of the season – and the first in 11 games – with an out in the first off Padres starter Joey Lucchesi gave the Padres a quick 1-0 lead. Lucchesi (1-4) suffered the defeat, although in 4 2/3 innings he only allowed one run with four hits without walks and three strikeouts.
Red Sox 5, Yankees 2
Nathan Eovaldi allowed two runs over six innings, Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and Boston ended an eleven-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium in their first meeting of the season with New York.
Eovaldi (7-2), who won 23 games with the Yankees in 2015 and 2016, allowed two runs (one earned) and eight hits to win his third straight start. He struck seven and didn’t leave. Marwin Gonzalez had two hits and drove in two, and Xander Bogaerts had two hits and scored twice for Boston.
Aaron Judge had a solo home run among his two hits for the Yankees, and starter Michael King (0-3) allowed four runs with six hits in 5 1/3 innings. He hit five and didn’t go when the Yankees lost for an eighth time in eleven games.
Brewers 5, Diamondbacks 1
On his 25th birthday, Freddy Peralta picked up a no-hitter in the eighth inning and hit nine as the aspiring Milwaukee sent Arizona to the club record for a 15th straight loss.
Peralta (6: 1) went with an out in the eighth Josh Reddick. Then on his career-high 109th pitch of the evening, he gave Nick Ahmed a soft single to left field before retiring to a standing ovation. Reddick scored on Asdrubal Cabrera’s deep fly to right field for the lone run of the Diamondbacks.
Daniel Vogelbach and Omar Narvaez each played for the Brewers, who won the first two of that four-game set and seven of the last eight. Diamondbacks starter Matt Peacock (2-2) was charged with four runs (three earned) and five hits while he went four and hit two in 4 2/3 innings.
Red 6, Cardinals 4
Luis Castillo broke off his losing streak with seven starts and Cincinnati beat hosts St. Louis to their fourth win in five games.
Castillo (2-8) held the Cardinals for his first win since April 7 on a run with three hits in six innings. Michael Feliz pulled out the final to score his first save. Jonathan India hit a two-run homer and Tyler Stephenson drove in two runs with a solo homer and an RBI single. Nick Castellanos hit two doubles to expand his hitting streak to 20 games.
The Cardinals, who start pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim (1-4), allowed three runs in three innings before leaving with lower back tension. Dylan Carlson had three of St. Louis’ seven hits and Tommy Edman drove in two runs. The Cardinals lost for the fifth time in six games.
Nationals 2, Phillies 1
Max Scherzer threw 7 2/3 innings, Juan Soto homered and Washington defeated hosts Philadelphia.
Josh Bell added two hits for the Nationals. Scherzer (5-4) gave up five hits and one run, hit nine, and walked one while throwing 108 pitches, 70 for strikes. National manager Dave Martinez took his 225th victory, the most in franchise history.
Andrew McCutchen had two hits for the Phillies, who struggled to score a game after 17 runs on the road against the Cincinnati Reds. Phillies starter Zack Wheeler (4-3) threw 7 1/3 innings, allowing five hits and two runs while striking eight and walking two.
Ranger 5, rays 4
Kyle Gibson hurled 5 1/3 shutout innings, Joey Gallo homered and scored twice, and Texas broke their losing streak with nine major league games with a win over Tampa Bay in Arlington, Texas.
Nick Solak left with a run 3 for 4, and Gallo, Willie Calhoun and Isiah Kiner-Falefa each scored two hits for the Rangers – winners of four out of five encounters with the Rays.
Josh Fleming (5-4) gave up five runs and 10 hits over seven innings. The left-hander suffered his second loss to the Rangers after losing his first start in 2021 to them on April 14.
Pirates 9, Marlins 2
Ke’Bryan Hayes homered and drove in three runs and Pittsburgh scored five times in the sixth inning to visit Miami.
Both starters left early, Pittsburgh’s Mitch Keller with a heat illness the team called and Miami’s Cody Poteet with a right MCL sprain.
Jacob Stallings hit a two-run single, Adam Frazier hit two RBI singles, Bryan Reynolds hit an RBI double, and Gregory Polanco added an RBI single for the Pirates. Jose Devers delivered a two-run double for Miami, who lost their seventh straight.
Royals 14, twins 5
Whit Merrifield had two hits – including a triple home run – in a nine-time first inning as hosts Kansas City scored their fifth straight win, defeating Minnesota.
The Royals put 14 on the plate in the first inning. Merrifield becomes the first player to have two hits, a home run and a stolen base in the first inning since Oakland’s Rickey Henderson in 1980.
Matt Shoemaker (2-7) took the loss with nine runs allowed (eight earned) in 1/3 of an inning. He is 0-6 with a 13.20 ERA in his career against the Royals in eight starts.
Astros 13, blue jay 1
Martin Maldonado scored a grand slam and had the top five RBIs of his career, Carlos Correa added four RBIs with two home runs and visited Houston against Toronto Blue in Buffalo.
Aledmys Diaz added three hits including a solo home run for the Astros, who had 16 hits. Astro’s right-hander Zack Greinke (6-2) allowed one run, six hits and one walk in nine innings. He hit three in his first full game of the season and the 17th of his career.
Toronto’s left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu (5-3) allowed seven runs (six earned), seven hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings. He deleted one. Randal Grichuk homered for Toronto.
Orioles 3, Indians 1
Ryan Mountcastle scored a two-run homer in the seventh inning and Baltimore rallied to Cleveland for their third straight win.
Orioles starter Keegan Akin put up five goalless innings and retired three hits with a walk and four strikeouts. Cole Sulser (2-0) threw a goalless seventh inning to victory. Mountcastles homer was his seventh of the season and third in his last four games.
Cleveland’s Harold Ramirez had a triple in the Indian run, and Jose Ramirez had two hits and one run. Jean Carlos Mejia threw three goalless innings in his first career start after three relief appearances. The 24-year-old allowed a hit and a step while knocking out two.
Dodgers 9, Braves 5
Los Angeles failed to hit in the first four innings and scored eight runs in the fifth innings when they defeated hosts Atlanta.
Los Angeles, who scored eleven runs in the first inning of their win over St. Louis on Wednesday, scored eight of just three hits on Friday fifth, including a Chris Taylor double with three runs. Julio Urias (8-2) completed five innings and allowed four hits and one run. He deleted five. It also brought a run on a security print.
Freddie Freeman hit his 13th homer of the season for Atlanta, and Ozzie Albies had two hits and two runs. Losing pitcher Ian Anderson (4-3) went 4 1/3 innings and gave up only one hit with six strikeouts, but he went three.
White socks 9, tiger 8
Yermin Mercedes grabbed a 0v25 skid with a walk-off single against Jose Cisnero and Yasmani Grandal hit two solo home runs as hosts Chicago beat Detroit for a seventh win in nine games.
Chicago led 6-1 and 7-2, but the Tigers rallied to take a late advantage with a seventh inning with six runs. Jonathan Schoop kept Detroit afloat, going 4-for-4 with two home runs and five RBIs, and closing the cycle just three times. Cisnero (0-3) took the loss and allowed a run with two hits in one inning.
Grandal and Nick Madrigal both had two hits to lead the White Sox attack. Madrigal also scored a solo home run for Chicago, which drilled seven solo shots in the series’ first two games. Liam Hendriks (2: 1) was the winner who withdrew the last Tiger Hitter in the top of the ninth.
Giants 8, boys 5
Alex Dickerson hit a three-run homer and Steven Duggar hit a two-run shot during a second six-run inning to give San Francisco a win over the Chicago visit.
Jason Vosler and LaMonte Wade Jr. hit consecutive solo shots in the fourth inning as the Giants defeated the Cubs for the second straight time to open the four-game series between the top teams. Evan Longoria added a single for San Francisco.
Kris Bryant and Joc Pederson each hit two runs for Chicago, who had won 14 of 17 games before consecutive losses, to begin a seven-game road trip.
Angel 3, Seafarer 2
Home runs by Justin Upton and Jose Rojas and six strong innings by Shohei Ohtani led Los Angeles to a win over Seattle in Anaheim, California.
Ohtani (2-1) gave up two runs and four hits in six innings and came out after only 76 pitches. He stroked 10 and went no dough, spending his first career game in 20 starts without a walk.
The Mariners took the lead in the first inning, JP Crawford knocking Ohtani’s second pitch of the game over the fence in right midfield for a 1-0 lead. Seattle extended its lead in the third, Crawford ran again.
Athletics 9, Rockies 5
Sean Murphy homered among his three hits, Matt Canha homered and doubled, and Oakland beats Colorado in Denver.
Jed Lowrie and Matt Olson had two hits for Oakland, which has won three times in a row. Alan Trejo hit a home run, Raimel Tapia had three hits, and Yonathan Daza and Brendan Rodgers each had two hits for Colorado.
Winning pitcher Frankie Montas (6-5) allowed three runs on six hits in five innings. He went one and turned down two. Rockies starter Jon Gray (4-6) allowed five runs on four hits and went two in 2 1/3 innings before leaving with a pain in his right elbow.
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