Around the Horn
Tuesday’s other MLB games
Twins 4-3, White Sox 2-6
Jose Abreu hit a two-run homer in the first inning of the second game of a doubleheader to spoil Zack Littell’s major league debut and help Chicago bounce back from a late lapse in the opener, and the White Sox beat the Twins for a split. In the opener, Eduardo Escobar hit a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth for the Twins. Abreu hit a fastball from Littell (0-1) beyond center field. White Sox starter Lucas Giolito (4-6) completed six innings.
Red Sox 6, Tigers 0
J.D. Martinez hit his 20th home run, Steven Wright pitched seven innings in his first start of the season and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers. Xander Bogaerts also homered for the Red Sox. Wright (2-0) allowed only two hits and struck out six with three walks. Artie Lewicki (0-1) made his first start in the majors and lasted 32/3 innings. He allowed four runs — two earned — on five hits and three walks.
Mariners 7, Astros 1
Kyle Seager, Mike Zunino and Jean Segura all homered off Dallas Keuchel early to back up another solid start by James Paxton and give the Seattle Mariners a win over the Houston Astros. Seager hit a three-run homer in Seattle’s four-run first and Zunino padding the lead to 6-0 with his two-run shot in the second. Paxton (5-1) struck out six and walked one. Keuchel (3-8) allowed seven hits and the seven runs.
Rangers 7, Athletics 4
Adrian Beltre led off the eighth inning with a tiebreaking homer for the Texas Rangers, who went deep a season-high five times in a win over the Oakland Athletics. Beltre made it 5-4 when he connected off reliever Lou Trivino (3-1). Joey Gallo, Shin-Soo Choo, Robinson Chirinos and Profar also homered for Texas. Chris Martin (1-1) earned his first big league win, and Keone Kela struck out the side for his 14th save. Khris Davis had an RBI double and solo homer for Oakland.
Yankees 7, Blue Jays 2
Miguel Andujar hit his first career grand slam, CC Sabathia pitched seven innings to snap a five-start winless streak and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays. Aaron Hicks added a three-run blast for the Yankees. Andujar connected off right-hander Seunghwan Oh (1-2) in the seventh, his seventh of the season. Sabathia (3-1) allowed two runs and three hits.
Rockies 9, Reds 6
Chris Iannetta hit a two-run homer off Anthony DeSclafani, and Carlos Gonzalez added a three-run shot, powering the Colorado Rockies to a victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Kyle Freeland (6-5) allowed three runs. Charlie Blackmon had an RBI triple in the first inning and scored on Gonzalez’s infield single. Iannetta hit a two-run homer in the second off DeSclafani (0-1), who lasted five innings. Wade Davis earned his NL-leading 19th save.
Phillies 6, Cubs 1
Zach Eflin pitched into the eighth inning, Nick Williams homered and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a three-game slide with a victory over the Chicago Cubs. Williams had three RBIs and Eflin (2-2) allowed one run and eight hits in a season-high 72/3 innings. Anthony Rizzo had two hits and an RBI for the Cubs. Kyle Hendricks (4-5) allowed five runs and five hits in five innings. He struck out five and tied a season high with three walks.
Nationals 4, Rays 2
Max Scherzer pitched eight innings to become the first 10-game winner in the majors this season, striking out 13 in the Washington Nationals victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Scherzer (10-1) scattered five hits. Sean Doolittle pitched the ninth for his 15th save. Nathan Eovaldi (1-1) gave up four runs in five innings for the Rays. Washington’s Matt Adams hit a solo homer in the second.
Orioles 2, Mets 1
Alex Cobb delivered his best performance with Baltimore, helping the Orioles beat the New York Mets. Cobb (2-7) gave up one run and two hits in six innings, striking out seven and walking one. Jose Bautista hit a sacrifice fly for the Mets. Brad Brach worked the ninth for his ninth save in 10 chances. Danny Valencia drove in a run on a sacrifice fly.