mlb roundup Monday’s other games
Astros 2, Twins 0
Justin Verlander struck out nine over seven dominant innings, Carlos Correa had two hits and scored twice and Houston beat Minnesota. Verlander (2-0) gave up three hits and walked one. Ken Giles earned his first save of the season. Twins reliever Taylor Rogers (1-1) allowed a leadoff double to Correa in the sixth after coming in for starter Lance Lynn. Correa scored from third on rookie J.D. Davis’ liner to left field off reliever Trevor Hildenberger. Marwin Gonzalez added an RBI double in the eighth. Lynn pitched five scoreless innings. He walked four to go with nine strikeouts on 105 pitches.
Rays 5, White Sox 4
Mallex Smith matched a career-high with four hits, Joey Wendle hit his first homer and Tampa Bay stopped an eight-game losing streak by hanging on to beat Chicago. Smith had an RBI triple in the fourth. Wendle connected leading off a two-run fifth. Chris Archer (1-0) gave up four runs — three earned — and six hits in 52/3 innings. Alex Colome earned his second save in four chances. Nicky Delmonico hit a two-run homer for Chicago. Yoan Moncada added two hits, two walks and two runs. Miguel Gonzalez (0-2) gave up four runs and eight hits in 41/3 innings.
Blue Jays 7, Orioles 1
Steve Pearce homered in a third successive game, Josh Donaldson tacked on a ninth-inning grand slam and Toronto beat Baltimore. After getting his 500th career hit in the second inning, Pearce put Toronto up 2-0 in the third with a two-run shot off Dylan Bundy (0-1) on a 3-0 pitch. It was 2-1 in the ninth before Curtis Granderson drew a bases-loaded walk and Donaldson followed with his fourth career slam. Happ (2-1) struck out nine in six innings, allowing one run and five hits. Bundy gave up two runs and four hits with 10 strikeouts in seven innings. Manny Machado hit a third-inning homer for the Orioles.
Nationals 2, Braves 0
Max Scherzer stole the first base of his professional career and allowed only two singles in his fifth big league shutout, and the Nationals ended a five-game losing skid while getting back to .500 with a victory over the Atlanta Braves. Scherzer (2-1) did not let the Braves push a runner beyond first base. Howie Kendrick delivered all the offense Washington needed with a two-run double. Scherzer struck out 10 and walked none in his ninth complete game in 299 major league starts. Julio Teheran (0-1) went six innings for the Braves.
Mets 4, Marlins 2
Noah Syndergaard allowed one earned run in six innings and the New York Mets won their sixth consecutive game by beating the Miami Marlins to match the best start in team history. Jeurys Familia pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his fifth save, most in the majors. Syndergaard (2-0) stranded four runners in scoring position. The Mets jumped to a 3-0 lead after three innings. Marlins ace Jose Urena (0-2) allowed three runs in five innings.
Phillies 6, Reds 5
Pinch-hitter Nick Williams hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Philadelphia to a victory over Cincinnati. Scott Kingery homered for the first time in his career and Rhys Hoskins also went deep for the Phillies. Tucker Barnhart hit a two-run homer for the Reds. Williams drove one deep into the right-center field seats off Kevin Quackenbush (0-1) for his first career pinch-hit homer. Luis Garcia (1-1) tossed a scoreless inning in relief for the win and Hector Neris finished for his first save.
Brewers 5, Cardinals 4, 10 innings
In his St. Louis debut, Greg Holland walked four batters in the 10th inning and forced home the go-ahead run that gave Milwaukee s a win over St. Louis. Holland (0-1) walked two batters to begin the 10th. Matt Albers (2-0) gave up the tying run in the ninth. St. Louis starter Miles Mikolas pitched 61/3 innings. He gave up four runs on eight hits. Dexter Fowler hit an RBI single and a sacrifice fly, and after Jhoulys Chacin walked the bases loaded, Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run single.