Dansby Swanson lined the first field he saw in left field to end a two-run rally and give the Atlanta Braves a 7-6 win over the visiting Miami Marlins on Thursday.
The Braves loaded up the bases against Dylan Floro (0-1) with two back-to-back singles from Ender Inciarte and Ronald Acuna Jr. and a 10-pitch walk to Freddie Freeman. An Ozzie Albies walk was forced in the bond run, and Swanson finished it off with his third goal of the game.
The Marlins had taken the lead in ninth place against AJ Minter. Miguel Rojas walked to derive the inning and hit Adam Duvall’s brace to the right. Two outs later, Garrett Cooper put a single in the middle, just out of reach of shortstop Swanson.
Minter (1-0) won despite allowing two runs in his lone inning.
Padres 8, pirates 3
Manny Machado had a homer and three RBIs, and Jake Cronenworth and Eric Hosmer were both running two runs when a visit to San Diego defeated Pittsburgh.
The win gave the Padres a split of their four-game streak in Pittsburgh to take a 5-2 road trip as they head home to a weekend streak against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Chris Paddack (1-1) allowed three runs (one of which was earned) over five innings to claim victory. He went two and hit four. Craig Stammen worked three scoreless innings and allowed three hits with two strokes to score his first save.
Dodgers 7, Rockies 5
Justin Turner and Max Muncy scored three home races as Los Angeles caught up twice to claim a win over Colorado and expand their winning streak to six games.
Turner hit three goals as the Dodgers improved to 6-0 at home. Jimmy Nelson (1-1) threw a perfect seventh inning to claim victory. David Price allowed two singles to open the ninth inning but escaped the jam for his first regular season career.
Ryan McMahon and Garrett Hampson scored home runs for the Rockies, whose defeat spanned six games. Colorado has no win in six attempts on the road. On his third start with the Rockies, Austin Gomber scored three runs with six hits over six innings with two walks and seven strikeouts.
Indians 4, White Sox 2
Aaron Civale threw six strong innings and Jose Ramirez kicked off two home runs to help Cleveland save a four-game streak against Chicago.
Civale (3-0) limited Chicago to a five-hit run with two walks and four spikes. Three pitchers combined with three innings of three hits, with Emmanuel Clase twirling around a Luis Robert triple and an inexperienced run in the ninth to record his third save.
White Sox’s third baseman Yoan Moncada opened the scoring for the second game in a row, hitting an RBI single with two outs in the first inning.
Mariners 4, Orioles 2 (game 1)
JP Crawford’s brace in two runs broke a tie when Seattle beat hosts Baltimore in the first game of a double.
Mariners starter Marco Gonzales (1: 1) overcame a shaky first inning and took the win. Gonzales allowed two runs with three hits in five innings with two walks and five throwbacks. Kendall Graveman dropped out to save the seventh for a second time. Mitch Haniger also returned to Seattle.
Trey Mancini left the court for the Orioles in defeat.
Mariners 2, Orioles 1 (game 2)
Justin Dunn pitched five strong innings when the Seattle visit defeated Baltimore in the second game of a double header.
Mitch Haniger and Dylan Moore both hit solo shots for the Mariners to lead them to victory.
Freddy Galvis cracked a solo homer for the Orioles.
Twins 4, Red Sox 3
Max Kepler blew a single in the middle to drive into Luis Arraez from second base in the ninth inning as Minnesota scored Boston’s winning streak in nine games.
Kepler, who was 0-11 in the series before his game-winning RBI, drove in Minnesota’s first ninth inning run of the season when the Twins suffered a series of five defeats. Arraez went 4-5 with two RBIs, the third four-hit game of his career.
Alex Colome (1: 1) took the victory with relief. Minnesota received seven innings from starter Michael Pineda, who was just two batters above the minimum and retired 14 straight after allowing Enrique Hernandez a lead-off single.
Diamondbacks 11, Nationals 6
Andrew Young’s Grand Slam scored a second inning in seven runs and a visit to Arizona defeated Washington in the start of a four-game series.
Carson Kelly, Eduardo Escobar and Pavin Smith also faced the Diamondbacks. Merrill Kelly (1-2) survived a shaky six inning first inning, allowing six runs with nine hits. He hit five and went one.
The starter of the national team, Patrick Corbin (0-2), gave up 10 runs (nine of them deserved) with six hits, four walks and two hits in two innings against his former team. Starlin Castro and Josh Harrison celebrated the loss.
Royals 7, Blue Jays 5
Jacob Junis threw five solid innings for a second straight start, and hosts Kansas City prevailed against Toronto.
June (1-0) allowed two runs with five hits. He went one and hit six. He has given up two runs in 12 innings that season. Jorge Soler, Hunter Dozier, Hanser Alberto and Nicky Lopez each had two hits for the Royals.
Toronto’s Bo Bichette saw his streak end with 11 goals and went 0-4 with a walk. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-5 with a home run.
Rangers 6, Rays 4 (10 innings)
Adolis Garcia hit his first major league homer in the 10th inning, lifting Texas past Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Rangers took the lead for the fourth time when Garcia shot a homer with two runs across the field to the right. The shot from Cody Reed (0-1), the Rays’ sixth pitcher, also hit Jose Trevino, who ended up in second place with the extra innings rule.
Josh Sborz (1-0) took his first career win with a goalless ninth inning and Ian Kennedy picked up his third save with a perfect tenth inning.
Athletics 8, Tiger 4
Sean Manaea hit seven in six strong innings when Oakland opened a four-game run against Detroit with his fifth straight win.
Matt Chapman made a double with two RBIs, while Stephen Piscotty and Matt Olson did solo home runs for the A’s. Manaea (1-1) limited the Tigers to two runs with five hits and no walks.
Niko Goodrum had three goals, including his first homer of the season, for the Tigers, who played three games in Houston. Tiger’s starter Tarik Skubal (0-2) struggled with his control and went four in four innings. Five pitchers from Detroit went together to run 12 batters.
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