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MLB roundup: Phillies score 9 in first, bash 23 hits to rout Reds
Phillies 14, Reds 3
Trea Turner went 3-for-3 with two walks, three runs, and an RBI, and the visiting Philadelphia Phillies sent 13 batters to the plate in a nine-run, eight-hit first inning to highlight a 14-3 rout of the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
Each Philadelphia batter in the starting lineup recorded a hit, an RBI, and a run in the romp. J.T. Realmuto homered for the Phillies, who banged out a season-high 23 hits. Brandon Marsh posted four hits and Jake Cave drove in four runs for Philadelphia, which earned a series split.
Bryson Stott, who went 3-for-7, belted the second pitch from starter Luis Cessa (0-2) for a leadoff home run. Stott’s first homer of the season extended his hitting streak to 16 games to begin the season, matching the longest in franchise history. Cessa gave up 11 runs and 14 hits, both career highs, in three-plus frames.
Spencer Steer, Luke Maile, and Nick Senzel each had two hits for the Reds as Cincinnati endured its worst defeat of 2023 just one day after handing Philadelphia its season-worst 13-0 loss on Saturday.
Yankees 2, Twins 0
Gerrit Cole struck out 10 and pitched a two-hitter to win his fourth consecutive start as host New York beat Minnesota to salvage a split of its four-game series.
Cole (4-0) did not allow a hit until Donovan Solano singled to left with two outs in the fifth on the right-hander’s 66th pitch.
DJ LeMahieu had an RBI single and homered off Minnesota’s Pablo Lopez (1-1) to drive in all of the game’s runs. Lopez allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings.
Red Sox 2, Angels 1
Justin Turner’s two-run home run in the third inning was all Boston needed to post a third straight win over visiting Los Angeles.
Turner drove in Alex Verdugo with the homer. Both were 2-for-4 as Boston finished with seven hits. Garrett Whitlock (1-1) became the first Red Sox pitcher to post a quality start or go beyond five innings this season, working seven frames of three-hit, one-run ball with five strikeouts.
The Angels recorded only four hits, with just one — a second-inning double by Anthony Rendon — going for extra bases. Reid Detmers (0-1) was a tough-luck loser, striking out seven in 6 1/3 innings while allowing two runs and six hits.
Mets 4, Athletics 3 (10 innings)
Pete Alonso tied the game with a ninth-inning home run, Eduardo Escobar dashed home on a wild pitch for the go-ahead run in the 10th, and visiting New York spoiled Oakland’s 50th-anniversary celebration of its 1973 World Series championship.
After a diving catch by center fielder Brandon Nimmo prevented the A’s from winning in regulation, the Mets took advantage of the extra-inning runner at second to score without a hit.
Sam Moll (0-2), who started the inning, took the loss. Jimmy Yacabonis (1-0) won in his Mets debut with a scoreless ninth. Seeking a fourth straight win, the Mets were two outs from a 3-2 loss before Alonso belted his eighth home run of the season in the ninth off A’s closer Dany Jimenez.
Nationals 7, Guardians 6
Joey Meneses delivered a two-out single in the eighth inning to cap a comeback as Washington ended a four-game losing streak by defeating visiting Cleveland.
Jeimer Candelario went 4-for-5 with a home run, Luis Garcia smacked a two-run home run, and Lane Thomas doubled twice for the Nationals. Mason Thompson (1-1) was the winning pitcher with an inning of shutout relief before Kyle Finnegan worked the ninth for his third save.
Cleveland’s Steven Kwan drove in two runs, and Josh Bell roped a run-scoring double against one of his former teams. Kwan, Bell, Mike Zunino, and Myles Straw all had two hits.
Diamondbacks 5, Marlins 0
Zac Gallen pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings, and Corbin Carroll drilled a two-run homer off reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Sandy Alcantara as Arizona defeated host Miami.
Gallen (2-1) allowed just two hits, striking out seven and walking none. Carroll went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs for the Diamondbacks, including his 414-foot homer to center field.
Alcantara (1-2) allowed seven hits and five runs (four earned) in six innings for the Marlins. He struck out nine and walked none, but he was hurt by a couple of drops — including his own mishandle while covering first base — as Miami had its four-game win streak snapped.
Rays 8, Blue Jays 1
Christian Bethancourt hit a three-run home run, Josh Lowe added three RBIs, and visiting Tampa Bay defeated Toronto.
Shane McClanahan (4-0) pitched six strong innings as the Rays salvaged the finale of a three-game series. Yandy Diaz reached base four times. He was hit by a pitch, walked, doubled, and singled.
Alek Manoah (1-1) allowed seven runs, nine hits, and four walks in 4 2/3 innings for the Blue Jays. He had five strikeouts and hit a batter. Toronto scored its lone run in the bottom of the first on George Springer’s walk and singles by Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Braves 5, Royals 4
Vaughn Grissom singled home the go-ahead run in the ninth inning to give Atlanta a win over host Kansas City and extend its winning streak to six games.
Ozzie Albies began the rally with a one-out double off the fence and scored when Grissom lined an opposite-field single to right field off reliever Scott Barlow (0-2), giving the Braves a sweep of the three-game series.
The Royals dropped to 1-9 at Kauffman Stadium, their worst start at home since starting the 2018 season 1-12.
Cubs 3, Dodgers 2
Patrick Wisdom and Cody Bellinger pushed visiting Chicago ahead with back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning in a win over Los Angeles in the rubber match of a three-game series.
Drew Smyly (1-1) allowed one run on four hits over 5 2/3 innings for the Cubs. Adbert Alzolay, Mark Leiter Jr., and Michael Fulmer followed before Brad Boxberger worked around a two-out single in the ninth for his first save. Dansby Swanson had three hits for Chicago, which has won seven of its last 10.
Dodgers starter Julio Urias (3-1) allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out six. Chris Taylor homered, and Mookie Betts had three hits and an RBI for Los Angeles, which has lost six of its last nine.
Orioles 8, White Sox 4
Cedric Mullins had three hits and four RBIs, and three relievers combined on four innings of shutout ball to boost visiting Baltimore to victory against Chicago.
The Orioles rebounded from a loss Saturday to keep the White Sox from capturing their first series victory of the season. Austin Hays, Gunnar Henderson, and Jorge Mateo each had two hits for Baltimore, which has won five of seven.
Gavin Sheets led the Chicago attack with two hits and three RBIs. Sheets drilled a three-run shot to open the scoring in the opening frame, and Jake Burger added a solo shot two batters later, homering for the third time in as many games in the series.
Cardinals 5, Pirates 4 (10 innings)
Tommy Edman delivered the game-winning RBI single as St. Louis edged visiting Pittsburgh to gain a split in the four-game series.
Canaan Smith-Njigba’s run-scoring groundout put the Pirates up 4-3 in the top of the 10th. In the bottom of the inning, Willson Contreras drew a walk, and Nolan Gorman hit an RBI ground-rule double to set up Edman’s heroics.
Edman was one of four Cardinals with two hits each, including Nolan Gorman, who smacked a pair of doubles and drove in a run. Lars Nootbaar walked three times and drilled a two-run shot for St. Louis. Jack Suwinski had two hits and scored a run for the Pirates.
Mariners 1, Rockies 0
Luis Castillo took a perfect game into the seventh inning as Seattle completed a three-game interleague series sweep with a victory over visiting Colorado.
Castillo (2-0), who had an 0-3 record with an 11.30 ERA in three previous starts against the Rockies, retired the first 18 batters he faced before Jurickson Profar led off the seventh with a bloop single into left-center field.
Castillo allowed two hits, didn’t walk a batter, and struck out nine over seven innings. It was the third time in four starts this season the right-hander didn’t allow a run. Paul Sewald struck out the side in the ninth for his fourth save of the season.
Brewers 1, Padres 0
Wade Miley outdueled Yu Darvish with a pitching disengagement violation leading to the game’s only run as visiting Milwaukee scored a victory over San Diego to win the four-game series.
Garrett Mitchell scored the decisive run in the second inning after reaching on a bunt single up the first base line. Mitchell was on first when Darvish stepped off the rubber twice to draw a balk under the new pitching disengagement rule. Mitchell then stole third and scored on Brian Anderson’s sacrifice fly to left.
Both Miley and Darvish pitched seven innings and allowed only four hits. Miley (2-1) didn’t issue a walk and struck out eight while throwing 89 pitches to earn the win. Darvish (0-2) issued two walks and had 12 strikeouts in a 100-pitch outing. It was the 50th double-digit strikeout game of his career.
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