AROUND THE HORN | Monday’s other MLB games
Rays 2, Royals 1
KANSAS CITY, MO.
Adeiny Hechavarria danced around catcher Salvador Perez with an inventive slide at home plate to score the go-ahead run, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Kansas City Royals. Hechavarria dashed home on Matt Duffy’s single to right field in the sixth inning, sidestepped Perez to the right, then dove back toward the plate. Ryan Yarbrough (3-2) allowed one run over five innings for Tampa Bay, and Duffy had three hits and drove in both runs. Eric Skoglund (1-3) permitted two runs on seven hits, walked none and struck out four in 72/3 innings.
Mariners 1, Twins 0
First baseman Logan Morrison’s throwing error in the eighth inning accounted for the game’s only run as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Minnesota Twins after a long rain delay. Dee Gordon led off the eighth with a double against reliever Trevor Hildenberger (1-1). Jean Segura laid down a sacrifice bunt and Morrison threw the ball into right field, allowing Gordon to score. James Pazos (1-0) got the win in relief of starter Wade LeBlanc, who tossed six scoreless innings. Edwin Diaz earned his AL-leading 14th save in 15 chances. LeBlanc allowed just three runners. Twins starter Jake Odorizzi wasn’t quite as sharp, but he also threw six shutout innings, giving up four hits and one walk while striking out seven.
Athletics 6, Red Sox 5
Sean Manaea beat the Boston Red Sox again in his first outing against them since pitching a no-hitter, and Khris Davis hit one of three solo homers by the Oakland Athletics in a victory. Matt Joyce and Matt Olson also went deep for the A’s. Davis connected for his team-leading 12th home run off Oakland’s Rick Porcello. J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers each hit a solo shot for the Red Sox. Manaea (5-4) allowed four runs — three earned — and eight hits in six-plus innings, snapping his two-game skid. Blake Treinen got three outs for his seventh save. Porcello (5-1) gave up five runs and nine hits over six innings, striking out five without issuing a walk.
Braves 6, Cubs 5
Ozzie Albies hit a leadoff drive for his 13th homer, Jose Bautista connected for a three-run shot and the Atlanta Braves held off the Chicago Cubs for a victory. Julio Teheran (4-1) pitched six solid innings and Tyler Flowers hit his first homer this season as NL-leading Atlanta (25-15) won for the sixth time in seven games. A.J. Minter earned his second save.