AROUND THE HORN | Tuesday’s other MLB games
Red Sox 14, Yankees 1
Mookie Betts hit a grand slam on a monster night, leading Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox over the New York for their ninth straight victory. Betts went 4 for 4, scoring five runs and driving in four. Sale (1-0) allowed one run in six innings, scattering eight hits. Andrew Benintendi added a two-run triple, along with a double. Luis Severino (2-1) allowed five runs and eight hits in five innings. Aaron Judge had a drive off Sale over the center field wall in the fifth for his third home run of the season.
Twins 4, Astros 1
Jake Odorizzi grinded through six innings for his first win with Minnesota, leadoff man Brian Dozier walked a career-high four times and the Twins beat the Houston Astros. Odorizzi (1-0) allowed a run on five walks and five hits. Dallas Keuchel (0-2) gave up three runs, five hits and four walks in four innings. He struck out six and left after 101 pitches. Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his second save. Dozier scored on a sacrifice fly by Eduardo Escobar, and Robbie Grossman doubled to drive in another run.
Rays 6, White Sox 5
Blake Snell pitched one-hit ball and struck out 10 through six innings and the Tampa Bay Rays kept the White Sox winless at home this season, beating Chicago. Carlos Gomez hit a solo homer and Joey Wendle, Wilson Ramos, Adeiny Hechavarria and Daniel Robertson each drove in a run as Tampa Bay. Jose Abreu hit a three-run homer off Rays closer Alex Colome. Colome earned his third save in five chances. Snell (1-1) was charged with Chicago’s first run and walked five. Adam Engel and Yolmer Sanchez drove in runs for the White Sox. Carson Fulmer (0-1) allowed four runs over 4 2/3 innings while walking six and hitting two batters.
Blue Jays 2, Orioles 1
Aaron Sanchez lost his no-hit bid when Baltimore’s Tim Beckham led off the eighth inning with a sharp grounder through the legs of third baseman Josh Donaldson, and Curtis Granderson hit a tiebreaking homer in the ninth to carry the Toronto Blue Jays over the Orioles. Rookie Chance Sisco had an RBI double to make it 1-all. Granderson hit a fastball from Darren O’Day (0-1) over the right-field scoreboard. Roberto Osuna got his fifth save.
Mariners 8, Royals 3
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Felix Hernandez pitched into the sixth inning, Guillermo Heredia homered and the Seattle Mariners bounced back from a blowout loss to Kansas City with a rout of the Royals. Hernandez (2-1) allowed three runs, six hits and a walk in 5 2/3 innings. Mike Moustakas turned on a 2-1 pitch and sent a two-run homer screaming into the right-field fountains. Eric Skoglund (0-1) allowed five runs, six hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings. Mitch Haniger and Kyle Seager had two RBIs as the Mariners put together a pair of three-run innings.
Angels 11, Rangers 1
Mike Trout and Andrelton Simmons each homered, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers. The Angels went ahead to stay with a three-run first. Trout’s fourth homer of the season was a 441-foot solo drive that hit high above the Angels bullpen in left-center in the second inning. Simmons led off the next inning with his first homer to make it 5-1 against Martin Perez (1-1). Tyler Skaggs (2-0) struck out seven while allowing one run and throwing 114 pitches in five innings.
Phillies 6, Reds 1
Aaron Nola pitched eight stellar innings and Scott Kingery hit a grand slam, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Nola (1-0) gave up three hits while striking out six and walking three as Philadelphia won for the fourth time in five games. Kingery connected with one out in the eighth off Tanner Rainey. Reds starter Homer Bailey didn’t allow a hit through 5 1/3 innings and pitched through the sixth, giving up one run on two hits with seven strikeouts and no walks. J.P. Crawford put the Phillies ahead 2-1 in the seventh when singled off Jared Hughes (0-1).
Nationals 4, Braves 1
Stephen Strasburg threw eight scoreless innings, Ryan Zimmerman had a two-run triple and the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves. Strasburg (2-1) allowed three hits and two walks while striking out eight, at one point retiring 12 in a row. Ryan Madson earned his first save. Brian Goodwin’s two-out single knocked in an unearned run off starter Mike Foltynewicz (1-1) in the fourth, and the Nationals added another run in the sixth when reliever Shane Carle overthrew first on Strasburg’s sacrifice attempt.
Mets 8, Marlins 6
Yoenis Cespedes snapped a slump with a two-run double to break a tie in the ninth inning, giving the New York Mets the best 10-game start in franchise history when they beat Miami. Asdrubal Cabrera hit a pair of solo homers for the Mets (9-1). Brad Ziegler (0-2) walked Michael Conforto, and Cespedes grounded a double down the third base line past. Miami’s Justin Bour hit his first two home runs of the season. Hansel Robles (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth. Jeurys Familia followed with a perfect ninth for his sixth save, most in the majors. Marlins starter Caleb Smith allowed three runs in five innings.