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Saturday, April 28, 2018


Pirates 6, Cardinals 5, 11 innings


Starling Marte’s game-ending single in the 11th inning lifted the Pirates to a victory. David Freese drew a one-out walk from rookie Jordan Hicks (1-1), advanced to second on a wild pitch, moved to third on Gregory Polanco’s groundout. Marte then delivered a liner into center field, giving the Pirates their third victory in four games.

Cubs 3, Brewers 2


Yu Darvish bounced back from a pair of poor outings to allow only an unearned run in six innings, Addison Russell scored the go-ahead run on shortstop Eric Sogard’s seventh-inning error, and Chicago beat Milwaukee. Darvish gave up nine runs, 14 hits and eight walks in his previous two outings, losses to Atlanta and Colorado. He yielded just three hits against the Brewers with eight strikeouts and two walks, lowering his ERA from 6.86 to 5.26.

Phillies 7, Braves 3


Odubel Herrera hit two homers, Jorge Alfaro also went deep and Aaron Nola pitched seven innings to help Philadelphia beat the Atlanta Braves. Nola (3-1) settled in nicely after allowing three runs in the first. He didn’t give up another run and surrendered seven hits. Herrera lined a three-run homer to right in the first to tie it at 3-3. His solo shot off Max Fried (0-2) gave the Phillies a 4-3 lead in the sixth. Herrera had never hit more than one homer in a game in the majors.

Diamondbacks 5, Nationals 4


A.J. Pollack homered and scored three runs to help Arizona beat Washington. Zack Godley (4-1) allowed four runs on 10 hits over five innings to improve to 3-0 lifetime at Nationals Park. The Arizona bullpen retired 12 of the 13 batters it faced, with Brad Boxberger working a perfect ninth for his seventh save in as many attempts. The Diamondbacks took a 5-4 lead in the sixth when Paul Goldschmidt’s leadoff flare over first base landed just inside the foul line. Pollack then belted a triple off the wall in right-center and scored on Daniel Descalso’s sacrifice fly.

Rockies 1, Marlins 0


Antonio Senzatela entered for injured starter Tyler Anderson, hit an RBI double and allowed one hit over 32/3 innings to lift Colorado over Miami. Senzatela (2-1) entered with one out and one on in the second after Anderson appeared to hurt his left side. Senzatela struck out four and walked one, departing after 62 pitches.


Orioles 6, Tigers 0


Chris Tillman pitched seven innings of one-hit ball for his first victory since last May, Pedro Alvarez went deep twice and the Orioles snapped a five-game skid with a victory over the Tigers. Tillman (1-4) struck out five and walked two on 98 pitches to get Baltimore its second win in 13 games. Manny Machado hit his team-leading ninth home run and added an RBI single in the eighth. Richard Bleier pitched a perfect eighth before Mychal Givens closed out the ninth.

Rangers 6, Blue Jays 4


Ronald Guzman hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth inning, and the Rangers beat the Blue Jays. Joey Gallo homered and scored twice and Nomar Mazara had three hits and two RBIs as the Rangers won back-to-back games for the second time this season.Guzman broke a 4-4 tie with a single to left off Marcus Stroman (0-3), driving in Gallo and Mazara. Mike Minor (2-1) allowed four runs on nine hits in six innings to win for the first time in three starts. He walked none and struck out four.

Rays 4, Red Sox 3


Blake Snell worked into the eighth inning and struck out nine, and the Rays held off the Red Sox for their seventh consecutive victory. Wilson Ramos hit a two-run homer in the first inning for the Rays, who handed the Red Sox just their second loss in 10 home games and spoiled Xander Bogaerts’ return to Boston’s lineup. Rob Refsnyder and Daniel Robertson also homered for Tampa Bay.

Athletics 8, Astros 1


Sean Manaea followed up his no-hitter with seven solid innings, three Athletics homered and Oakland beat Houston for its fifth win in six games. Manaea (4-2) didn’t allow a hit Friday until the fourth inning. He gave up one unearned run on four hits and a walk and struck out seven.

Associated Press