AROUND THE HORN | Friday’s MLB games
Royals 10, Indians 9
Andrew Miller, activated from the disabled list before the game, gave up Salvador Perez’s two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Kansas City Royals rallied to defeat the Cleveland Indians. Miller allowed his first runs of the season and the Royals rallied from a 9-4 deficit. Miller (1-1) entered the game in the seventh with a one-run lead, but walked Jon Jay on a 3-2 pitch. Alcides Escobar had four RBIs for Kansas City. Jay had two RBIs and Moustakas had three hits. Brad Keller (1-1) pitched three scoreless innings for his first major league win. Kelvin Herrera earned his eighth save. Michael Brantley’s grand slam capped a six-run fourth inning that gave Cleveland a 9-4 lead. Jose Ramirez and Yonder Alonso homered in the first. Indians starter Trevor Bauer allowed five runs and a career-high 11 hits in 42/3 innings.
Orioles 9, Rays 4
Manny Machado hit two home runs, including his eighth career grand slam, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays. Machado ripped a two-run shot in the first inning and made it 8-1 in the seventh with a drive off Ryne Stanek. Mark Trumbo and rookie Chance Sisco also homered for the Orioles. Kevin Gausman (3-2) gave up two runs in 71/3 innings. He yielded 11 hits but didn’t issue a walk and struck out six. Brad Brach got four outs for his fifth save. Carlos Gomez had two hits and two RBIs for the Rays. Jake Faria (3-2) allowed seven runs in six-plus innings. He was pulled with the bases loaded in the seventh, and all three runners subsequently scored ahead of Machado.
Athletics 10, Yankees 5
Khris Davis, Matt Chapman, Jed Lowrie and Matt Joyce all homered and the Oakland Athletics beat the Yankees. Sonny Gray (2-3) allowed five runs on nine hits over five innings, walking three. Marcus Semien drove in four runs for the A’s, three on a double in the ninth inning. Aaron Judge hit his 10th homer and rookie Gleyber Torres hit his third for the Yankees. Kendall Graveman (1-5) allowed four runs, only one of them earned, on three hits and two walks over six innings, striking out four. Blake Treinen earned his sixth save in eight chances.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 3, 12 innings
Luke Maile hit two home runs, including a two-run shot in the 12th inning that gave the Toronto Blue Jays a victory over the Boston Red Sox. Curtis Granderson walked to begin the 12th and Maile followed with a drive to right. Maile also hit a game-tying homer off Chris Sale in the seventh. It was the first multihomer game of his career. Maile went 3 for 5 with three RBIs. Sale matched his career high by striking out 15 over a season-high nine innings. He allowed three runs and six hits, and walked none. Right-hander Sam Gaviglio (1-0) pitched three innings for the win in his Blue Jays debut.
Rangers 1, Astros 0
Cole Hamels allowed just one hit over six innings to narrowly outduel Justin Verlander, leading the Texas Rangers to a win over the Houston Astros. Hamels (2-4) cruised through the first four innings without allowing a hit before Evan Gattis led off the fifth with a single. Hamels allowed six baserunners — one hit, three walks and two hit batters — while striking out five. The Rangers finally got to Verlander (4-2) in the seventh. Nomar Mazara hit a leadoff double and Adrian Beltre and Joey Gallo drew consecutive walks to load the bases. Jurickson Profar hit a sacrifice fly that scored Mazara. In six innings, Verlander allowed three hits and one run while striking out seven.
Pirates 11, Giants 2
Starling Marte, Josh Bell and Jose Osuna all hit two-run homers, Max Moroff added a three-run blast and Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants in Andrew McCutchen’s return to PNC Park. McCutchen went 1 for 5 with a double. Steven Brault (3-1) picked up the win in relief after Pittsburgh starter Jameson Taillon left after three innings with a laceration on his right hand. Jordy Mercer went 3 for 3 and scored twice for the Pirates. San Francisco rookie Andrew Suarez (1-2) lasted just four innings, giving up five runs on seven hits, including home runs to Marte in the first and Osuna in the fourth. Austin Jackson’s two-run double in the fourth briefly tied the game at 2. Marte drilled a two-run shot off Suarez in the first.
Mets 3, Phillies 1
Michael Conforto hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Phillies closer Hector Neris and the New York Mets rallied to beat Philadelphia. Phillies starter Jake Arrieta allowed five hits over 71/3 scoreless innings and they led 1-0 until Neris allowed a one-out single, Conforto’s third homer and a homer to Devin Mesoraco on the next pitch. Odubel Herrera extended his on-base streak to 40 games with a first-inning home run for the Phillies, who had won four straight. Jeurys Familia (2-1) worked a perfect ninth for the Mets.
Marlins 6, Braves 3
J.T. Realmuto had three hits, including his fifth homer, and the Miami Marlins broke a four-game losing streak by beating the Atlanta Braves. Realmuto doubled and scored in the first inning, homered in the third and singled home a run in the fourth. Starlin Castro hit his second homer and drove in two runs. Dan Straily (1-0) allowed two earned runs in five innings. Brad Ziegler worked the ninth for his fifth save. Ozzie Albies hit his 12th homer for the Braves. Brandon McCarthy (4-2) allowed six runs and 11 hits in five innings.
Cubs 11, White Sox 2
Willson Contreras had two homers, two doubles and drove in a career-high seven runs on his bobblehead day, and the Chicago Cubs pounded the crosstown White Sox. Contreras capped a five-run first against Carson Fulmer with his second career grand slam. He doubled in the fourth, hit a solo homer in the sixth and added a two-run double in the seventh. Contreras is also the first Cubs player with seven extra-base hits in two games since at least 1913, according to STATS. Kris Bryant homered for the fourth time in five games as the Cubs collected 15 hits in another easy victory at Wrigley Field. Tyler Chatwood (3-3) gave up two runs and three hits in five innings to improve to 3-0 in his past four starts. Fulmer (2-3) lasted 12/3 innings, and gave up five runs and three hits while walking four.