MLB roundup: Turang, Brewers blitz Mets in home opener

Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Brice Turang (0) watches his grand slam home run off of New York Mets relief pitcher Tommy Hunter (29) during the fifth inning of their game at American Family Field. Mlb New York Mets At Milwaukee Brewers

MLB roundup: Turang, Brewers blitz Mets in home opener

Orioles 2, Rangers 0

Gunnar Henderson and Jorge Mateo delivered solo home runs, four pitchers combined to throw a one-hitter and Baltimore blanked Texas in the opener of a three-game series in Arlington, Texas.

Baltimore’s bullpen had to step up after starter Kyle Bradish exited in the second inning due to a foot injury. A trio of relievers picked up the slack, with Orioles pitchers retiring the final 14 batters of the game. Tyler Wells, who was scheduled to start on Tuesday night, pitched five innings and retired the final 11 batters he faced before closer Felix Bautista had a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Baltimore turned to left-hander Danny Coulombe (1-0) to replace Bradish. Coulombe went 1 1/3 innings, although a scary moment unfolded when he hit Rangers left fielder Josh H. Smith in the face with an 88.5-mph pitch. Smith, who walked off under his own power, went to an area hospital for further scans and testing on his face and jaw, the Rangers announced.

Giants 12, White Sox 3

David Villar had a grand slam among two home runs, and visiting San Francisco hit four of its seven homers during a five-batter span in the fifth inning to run away with a victory over host Chicago.

Michael Conforto, Thairo Estrada and Mike Yastrzemski joined Villar in the home run parade in the fifth against White Sox starter Michael Kopech (0-1). Joc Pederson and Bryce Johnson also went deep for the Giants, who overpowered the White Sox after totaling just two homers in their season-opening, three-game series at the New York Yankees.

Right-hander Anthony DeSclafani (1-0) was the beneficiary of the powerful support, coasting through six shutout innings and allowing three hits. He struck out four and did not walk a batter. Kopech was pulled two outs into the fifth, having allowed seven runs and eight hits. He walked three and struck out five.

Brewers 10, Mets 0

Rookie Brice Turang had a grand slam for his first career home run and a healthy Freddy Peralta tossed six scoreless innings to lead Milwaukee to a victory over visiting New York in the Brewers’ home opener.

Turang’s slam capped a seven-run fifth inning that put the Brewers in front 10-0 as Milwaukee won its third straight after a season-opening loss.

Turang has four hits and eight total bases plus three walks in his past eight plate appearances. The Mets’ Carlos Carrasco (0-1), a 15-game winner last season, allowed five runs on four hits in four innings, walking four and striking out four in his season debut.

Reds 7, Cubs 6

Jason Vosler, who began the night on the bench, delivered a clutch three-run homer and made a game-saving stab of a line drive to lead Cincinnati past visiting Chicago.

Alex Young (1-0) finished the fifth inning to earn the win. Derek Law pitched out of a two-out jam in the ninth to earn his first major league save since 2019.

Cody Bellinger hit a three-run homer for the Cubs. Drew Smyly (0-1) took his first loss in six career decisions against the Reds, allowing seven runs (six earned) over 4 2/3 innings.

Twins 11, Marlins 1

Joey Gallo slugged a three-run homer and Tyler Mahle struck out seven batters, leading Minnesota over host Miami.

Max Kepler also homered for the Twins, but he was removed in the fourth inning due to soreness in his right knee. Trevor Larnach also had a big game for the Twins, going 2-for-5 with a homer, a triple and three RBIs. Mahle (1-0) allowed five hits, one walk and one run in five innings, earning his first win since Aug. 12, 2022.

Johnny Cueto (0-1) made his Marlins debut, retiring just three batters and allowing three hits, one walk and four runs. He was removed three batters into the second inning due to tightness in his right biceps.

Yankees 8, Phillies 1

Anthony Rizzo ignited a five-run fifth inning with a two-run homer, and host New York cruised to victory over Philadelphia.

Gleyber Torres hit his 100th career homer and drove in a run with an infield single early in the game before the Yankees produced their biggest inning of the young season.

Rizzo’s drive off Yunior Marte stayed just fair and reached the second deck down the right field line. Franchy Cordero hit a two-run double, and Jose Trevino added an RBI single later in the inning as the Yankees sent the Phillies to their first 0-4 start since 2016. Edmundo Sosa drove in Philadelphia’s only run.

Rays 6, Nationals 2

Luke Raley homered twice, and Tampa Bay remained perfect through four games by defeating host Washington.

Drew Rasmussen threw six shutout innings in what became a combined four-hitter among four pitchers for the Rays, who have allowed a total of five runs this season. Both of Raley’s homers came with two outs, a two-run blast in the first inning off Washington starter Trevor Williams and a solo shot in the eighth off reliever Mason Thompson.

Williams (0-1) lasted five innings, dinged for four runs (three earned) on six hits. He walked one and struck out three. Rasmussen (1-0) fanned seven without a walk, delivering only 16 balls among 66 pitches. He yielded two hits. Washington’s Jeimer Candelario smacked a solo home run in the ninth inning.

Pirates 7, Red Sox 6

Center fielder Bryan Reynolds hit two home runs to help Pittsburgh end a two-game losing streak with a victory over host Boston.

Reynolds hit solo homers in the second and fourth innings. He collected three hits in the win. Rafael Devers, Masataka Yoshida and Triston Casas homered for the Red Sox.

Neither starting pitcher had much success. Boston’s Kutter Crawford (0-1) allowed eight hits and seven runs in four innings. He struck out six, walked two and allowed three home runs. Pittsburgh’s Johan Oviedo was pulled with two outs in the fifth after he gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits, walked four and struck out four.

Royals 9, Blue Jays 5

MJ Melendez had a double and a two-home run as Kansas City defeated visiting Toronto for its first win of the season.

Bo Bichette hit the first homer of the season for the Blue Jays, who have lost three straight after winning on Opening Day.

Royals starter Brady Singer (1-0) allowed one run, two hits and three walks while striking out three in five innings. His counterpart, Jose Berrios (0-1), allowed eight runs, nine hits and two walks while striking out seven in 5 2/3 innings.

Braves 8, Cardinals 4

Ronald Acuna Jr. went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and two runs to power visiting Atlanta past St. Louis.

Ozzie Albies hit a two-run homer and Austin Riley had a solo shot for the Braves, who have won three of four games to start the season. Atlanta starter Charlie Morton (1-0) allowed three runs on nine hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out one.

St. Louis starter Jake Woodford (0-1) gave up six runs on seven hits, including three homers, in 4 1/3 innings. Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a walk and a solo homer for the Cardinals.

Padres 5, Diamondbacks 4

Pinch hitter David Dahl and second baseman Ha-Seong Kim hit back-to-back home runs to open the bottom of the ninth on Monday night to give the San Diego Padres a 5-4 victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks.

Evan Longoria hit a one-out homer off Padres reliever Steven Wilson in the top of the ninth to give the Diamondbacks a 4-3 lead before Scott McGough (0-1) allowed the tying and game-winning blasts.

Angels 7, Mariners 3

The Angels’ Ryan Tepera (1-0), Matt Moore, Jimmy Herget, Jose Quijada and Carlos Estevez combined for 4 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing just one hit and one walk.

After the Angels’ Mike Trout led off the fifth with a walk, Ohtani broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run blast to right-center field off Mariners starter George Kirby (0-1). It was Ohtani’s second consecutive game with a home run after hitting a solo shot in Sunday’s 6-0 victory at Oakland.

Dodgers 13, Rockies 4

Jason Heyward hit a two-run home run during a seven-run fifth inning, Chris Taylor and Will Smith each added a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers rolled to a 13-4 victory over the visiting Colorado Rockies on Monday.

Rookie James Outman had two triples, including one to drive in two runs during the fifth-inning outburst, as the Dodgers had seven consecutive hitters reach base with two outs. Freddie Freeman finished with three hits.

Harold Castro had a two-run single for the Rockies. Colorado starter Ryan Feltner was charged with five runs on four hits in 4 2/3 innings during his first start of the season. He walked five and struck out seven.

Guardians 12, A’s 10 (10 innings)

Jose Ramirez singled home Steven Kwan to ignite a two-run 10th inning Monday night as the visiting Cleveland Guardians, after seeing a lead slip away in the bottom of the ninth, bounced back for a 12-11 victory over the Oakland Athletics in the opener of a three-game series.

Seeking to end a two-game losing streak, the A’s were down 10-8 Seth Brown followed a walk to Aledmys Diaz with a two-run homer off Guardians closer Emmanuel Clase in the last of the ninth. It was Brown’s first homer of the season.

But the visitors wasted no time reclaiming their two-run cushion when Amed Rosario opened with a single, sending courtesy runner Kwan to third against Oakland’s fifth pitcher, Trevor May (1-1). Ramirez then followed with his go-ahead hit.

–Field Level Media contributed to this article.

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