MLB Roundup: Orioles’ John Means No-Hits Mariners

John Means threw Baltimore’s first no-hitter in 30 years and the organization’s first no-hitter since Jim Palmer in 1969, and the Orioles beat hosts Seattle Mariners 6-0 on Wednesday afternoon.

Means (4-0) faced 27 batters but wasn’t quite perfect at reaching his career high with 12 strikeouts. Pat Valaika and Trey Mancini faced Baltimore, who played two of three games in the series.

The only base runner funds allowed were strike. With a hit in the third inning, Seattle’s Sam Haggerty swung and missed a 2-1 pitch low and in the dirt. The ball went all the way to backstop, allowing Haggerty to reach first base without throwing onto the wild field.

Haggerty was wiped out on the bases when he was caught stealing.

Cubs 6, Dodgers 5 (11 innings)

Anthony Rizzo hit a walk-off single in the 11th inning to get Chicago past a visit to Los Angeles and give the Cubs three games.

Jake Marisnick added a two run homer for the Cubs, and Matt Duffy finished the 3v4 race with a doubles, an RBI, and three runs. Max Muncy went 4-2 with a doubles, a homer and two RBIs to lead the Dodgers. Gavin Lux finished the 2v5 race with a doubles and an RBI.

Matt Beaty gave the Dodgers a 5-4 lead in the top of the 11th after a groundout at an outfield player’s choice. Duffy’s RBI single took the score to 5 near the bottom of the frame, and he came over to take the winning run on Rizzo’s single.

Yankees 6, Astros 3

Giancarlo Stanton continued his tear with three more hits and continued in four runs as New York defeated Houston in front of another noisy crowd of limited capacity at Yankee Stadium.

Stanton drove four runs for the second straight night to expand his streak to eleven games. He was responsible for the first three runs in New York, with a homer with two runs in the third inning and a brace in the fifth.

Stanton was then able to complete New York’s three-eighths with a run-scoring single-to-right field. Stanton’s last big night brought New York’s winning streak to five games. It also gave the Yankees a 10th win in 13 games since they dropped to 6-11 on April 21.

Phillies 5, Brewers 4

Didi Gregorius scored a grand slam in the first inning and hosts Philadelphia kept Milwaukee on top. The Phillies have taken their third straight win and have a chance of a four-game win on Thursday.

Phillies starter Chase Anderson held 4 1/3 innings, giving up four hits and three runs. Anderson turned down two but struggled with his command and left four.

Brandon Kintzler (2-1) took the win for relief while Jose Alvarado returned after a two-game suspension to score his second save on two occasions by throwing a goalless ninth inning. Alvarado beat Travis Shaw, who swung with Lorenzo Cain in second place, to end the game.

Blue Jays 9, Athletics 4

Teoscar Hernandez hit his second RBI single of the game to kick off a fifth inning of five runs, and Toronto prevailed against hosts Oakland.

Randal Grichuk also had two RBI singles in 3v5 for Toronto, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. scored a double with two runs. Ramon Laureano had three hits, including a solo homer, and Matt Chapman hit a solo homer for Oakland.

Toronto starter Robbie Ray allowed three runs and six hits while scoring nine in six innings. Jordan Romano (3-1) took the win. Chris Bassitt gave up two runs and six hits, scoring seven out of seven innings for Oakland. Lou Trivino (1-1) took the loss.

Reds 1, White Sox 0 (10 innings)

Jesse Winker won the 10th inning and Cincinnati defeated Chicago in a game highlighted by a pitcher duel between Sonny Gray and Dallas Keuchel.

With Cincinnati’s Tucker Barnhart in second place to start 10th, Nick Senzel prevailed against Chicago right-hander Liam Hendriks. Winker, who scored 2-2, followed with a laser to the field on the right in the center, with which the Reds could split the two-game set.

The red right-handed Gray (who lowered his ERA to 3.92) and the Chicago left-handed Keuchel (3.79) could more than hold their own. Each allowed two hits and both set season highs by completing seven innings.

Tiger 6, Red Sox 5 (10 innings)

Jeimer Candelario hit a homer with three runs in the tenth inning and when he visited Detroit he lost six games by holding Boston back.

Michael Fulmer, who kicked off the series on Tuesday, was able to fend off the Red Sox’s final rally by getting the last two outs for his first rescue of his career. Gregory Soto (2-1) was credited with the win.

Candelario had three hits and scored three runs while teammate JaCoby Jones drove in two runs. Boston’s JD Martinez hit his American League-leading 10th homer in a two-run blast.

Rockies 6, Giants 5

Colorado scored all six of its runs in the fourth inning and then beat San Francisco in Denver to play two of three games in the series.

Charlie Blackmon doubled up twice and drove for the Rockies in two runs, and starting pitcher Jon Gray (4-2) hit eight in six innings. He allowed two runs with four hits with two walks.

Brandon Crawford came home and drove for the Giants in two runs, and Darin Ruf added a solo shot. San Francisco starter Logan Webb (1-3) gave up all six runs with three hits and three walks in 3 2/3 innings. He turned down five.

May 5, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher John Means (47) throws the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

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Braves 5, Nationals 3

Marcell Ozuna hit the Braves’ second Grand Slam in two nights, Max Fried tossed five innings on his first start since April 13, and Atlanta defeated hosts Washington for their second straight win.

Rookie William Contreras hit his first major league home run for Atlanta, who had received a grand slam from pitcher Huascar Ynoa the night before.

Fried (1: 1), who left his last start with a tense Achilles tendon, allowed a run with four hits. He hit six and went one. The Braves’ sixth pitcher Will Smith worked on a goalless ninth inning for the sixth time.

Cardinals 4, Mets 1 (Game 1)

Paul DeJong hit a homer in two runs when St. Louis beat New York in the first game of a double header.

Paul Goldschmidt also hit a home run for the Cardinals, who won their sixth game in a row and their tenth in their last 12 games. Cardinals starting pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim allowed a run with two hits and three walks in four innings.

Reliever Ryan Helsley (3-0) put the Mets out in the fifth inning to claim victory and Alex Reyes, the Cardinals fourth pitcher, finished the game for the ninth time.

Mets 7, Cardinals 2 (Game 2)

Tomas Nido, Kevin Pillar and Jonathan Villar each drove in two runs to drive New York past St. Louis in their doubles second game.

Jordan Yamamoto (1-0), the Mets’ second pitcher after Miguel Castro was used as the one-inning opener, took the win. He allowed a run with four hits without walks and a strikeout in 2 2/3 innings.

The result ended the Cardinals’ winning streak in six games, with Johan Oviedo (0-1) suffering the defeat. He gave up four runs with five hits in four innings with two strokes and no walks.

Indians 5, Royals 4

Josh Naylor’s home race in the ninth inning brought the Indians to a victory in Kansas City, Cleveland’s third straight win to start the four-game series.

The Indians recovered from a 4-0 deficit after five innings. You came from behind in all three wins.

Nick Wittgren (2-1) took the win after hitting the side in the eighth inning. James Karinchak made his third save in four attempts. Wade Davis (0-1) lost after serving Naylor’s Homer.

Padres 4, pirates 2

Jake Cronenworth broke a tie with a sharp field to the right in the sixth inning to lead San Diego over visiting Pittsburgh in a rubber match of a three-game series. Cronenworth came into play in a 7v46 break-in (.152).

Padres aides Craig Stammen (2-1), Tim Hill, Emilio Pagan and Mark Melancon knocked out 10 of the 11 pirates they faced after Pittsburgh finished sixth against Yu Darvish. Melancon made his eleventh save with just as many chances.

Victor Padatini of the Padres and Bryan Reynolds of the Pirates met Solo Homer.

Rays 3, angel 1

Brandon Lowe hit a homer with three starts in the seventh inning and Tampa Bay won their fourth straight win against Los Angeles in Anaheim, California.

After failing to take advantage of six walks by Los Angeles star Shohei Ohtani (five goalless innings), the Rays broke through against Junior Guerra in the seventh round.

With the Rays 1-0 down, Brett Phillips opened the inning with a walk and Willy Adames followed with a single. Lowe then drove the ball well over the fence of midfield for his fifth home run of the season.

Marlins 8, Diamondbacks 0

Adam Duvall hit a homer with three runs and Jordan Holloway took his first major league win, leading Miami to a win over Arizona. Six of the Marlins’ runs were scored on hits with two outs.

Holloway (1-0) pitched three scoreless innings for relief and linked up with four other pitchers for a five-hit shutout. Duvall went 4-2 with four RBIs and Miguel Rojas finished 3-2 with three runs, two RBIs, a triple and a double.

Diamondbacks starter Luke Weaver (1-3) gave up six hits, two walks and six runs in four innings. He fanned out six.

Rangers 3, Twins 1

Texan left-hander Hyeon-Jong Yang hit eight batters over 3 1/3 innings on his first start in the Major League when the Rangers defeated Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Nate Lowe had two goals for the Rangers, who have won their sixth time in their last nine games. John King (3-1) threw 2 2/3 innings scoreless relief for the win. Ian Kennedy scored three hits in the ninth inning for his ninth save.

Mitch Garver of the twins met a solo homer. Twin starter Lewis Thorpe (0-1) scored three runs with five hits over more than five innings with one walk and two strikeouts.

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