MLB Roundup Wednesday’s results
Twins 9, Astros 8
Max Kepler hit his second home run of the game, connecting for a solo drive with two outs in the bottom off Brad Peacock (1-1) as Minnesota rebounded after wasting an 8-1 lead. Lance McCullers Jr. allowed a career-high eight runs in 32/3 innings for the Astros. He gave up seven hits, tied a career high with six walks and struck out six. Houston’s Alex Bregman had a career-high four hits, including his first homer of the season. Down 8-6, the Astros loaded the bases with one out in the ninth against Fernando Rodney (1-1). George Springer grounded into an RBI forceout, and the tying run scored when Dozier threw wide to first trying for a double play.
White Sox 2, Rays 1
Matt Davidson hit a two-run homer off Austin Pruitt (1-2) in the eighth inning and Chicago improved to 1-5 at home, matching its worst home start since 1975 at Comiskey Park. Bruce Rondon (1-0) retired the side in the eighth, and Nate Jones finished for his first save.
Mariners 4, Royals 2
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Kyle Seager hit a go-ahead homer with two outs in the eighth off Justin Grimm (0-1).
James Paxton matched a career-best with 10 strikeouts over six sharp innings before turning it over to his bullpen. Nick Vincent (1-0) worked a perfect seventh, and Edwin Diaz got three outs for his fourth save.
Yankees 10, Red Sox 7
Tyler Austin rushed the mound after being hit by a pitch from Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly, triggering a bench-clearing brawl in a ramped-up rivalry as the New York Yankees ended Boston’s nine-game winning streak. In a matchup between teams that have long tangled, Gary Sanchez hit two home runs in a game that twice saw the benches empty and a fight that resulted in a trio of ejections.
Angels 7, Rangers 2
Shohei Ohtani had an RBI single that put the Los Angeles Angels ahead to stay and was later picked off first base by one of his former Japanese teammates. Ohtani was in the lineup for the first time since homering in each of his three starts as designated hitter last week. The 23-year-old rookie two-way sensation put the Angels up 1-0 in the second with his opposite-field single and finished 1 for 3 with a walk.
Rockies 6, Padres 4
Rockies star Nolan Arenado charged the mound after a fastball from Luis Perdomo sailed behind him, setting off a brawl that resulted in five ejections. Pedromo flung his glove at the rushing Arenado and missed. The big-hitting Arenado then threw a couple of punches at the backpedaling Perdomo but didn’t land anything squarely. Arenado, Rockies starter German Marquez and Colorado outfielder Gerardo Parra were ejected along with Perdomo and Padres catcher A.J. Ellis.
Braves 5, Nationals 3
Peter Bourjos drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the 12th inning off Ryan Madson (0-1). Braves starter Brandon McCarthy left after five innings with what Atlanta said was a subluxation of his non-throwing shoulder, which usually refers to a partial dislocation. He spent more than a month on the disabled list last season after dislocating his left shoulder with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rookie Shane Carle (2-1) gave up Howie Brewers 3, Cardinals 2
Matt Albers got his first save for Milwaukee, retiring Kolten Wong and Dexter Fowler to strand a pair of runners. Milwaukee built a 3-0 lead on home runs by Hernaz Perez in the second and Eric Thames in the third followed by Jonathan Villar’s RBI groundout in the fifth. Junior Guerra (1-0) allowed one run and four hits in 51/3 innings in his first start this season. Adam Wainwright (0-2) gave up three runs and eight hits in seven innings.
Diamondbacks 7, Giants 3
Paul Goldschmidt and John Ryan Murphy hit home runs and Arizona won its fourth straight series to start a season for the first time since beginning play in 1998. Fernando Salas (2-1) pitched a scoreless inning in relief of starter Robbie Ray. Andrew Suarez (0-1) lost in his big league debut, allowing four runs and seven hits in 51/3 innings.
Phillies 4, Reds 3
Scott Kingery hit a game-ending sacrifice fly in the 12th, two innings after Odubel Herrera robbed the Reds of a home run, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Cincinnati to complete a three-game sweep. Herrera took away a two-run shot from Scooter Gennett in the 10th with a leaping catch in front of the center field fence. J.P. Crawford hit his first career homer, and Cesar Hernandez also connected for the Phillies. Pedro Florimon reached second against Austin Brice (0-1) to start the bottom of the 12th on second baseman Gennett’s throwing error. Florimon advanced to third on Crawford’s sacrifice, and Hernandez was intentionally walked. With a five-man infield, Kingery hit a fly ball to right-center that scored Florimon. Yacksel Rios (1-0) retired the only batter he faced to earn the win.
Brewers 3, Cardinals 2
Matt Albers got his first save for Milwaukee, retiring Kolten Wong and Dexter Fowler to strand a pair of runners, and the Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals. Milwaukee had a two-run lead when Tommy Pham led off the bottom of the ninth with a drive against Josh Hader that hit a railing above the fence in left-center. The play originally was ruled a double but the call was overturned on a video review. Albers relieved and allowed singles to Marcell Ozuna and Jose Martinez, then retired Wong on a foulout and struck out Fowler, who was pinch hitting, for his third big league save.