Thursday’s other MLB games
Red Sox 7, Tigers 3
Michael Chavis hit a two-run homer, Rick Porcello got his first win of the season and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers. Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts had two doubles apiece for Boston, and Rafael Devers hit a two-run double as the Red Sox had a season-high seven extra-base hits. Nicholas Castellanos hit a two-run homer for the Tigers, who swept a doubleheader Tuesday but left their only visit to Boston this season with a four-game split. Porcello (1-3) struck out five and allowed three runs, six hits and two walks in six innings. It was the fifth start of the season for the 2016 AL Cy Young Award winner, who missed out on a victory in his last start because of a blown save. Jordan Zimmermann (0-4) allowed five runs and five hits in three innings. He walked three and struck out two. Chavis hit his second homer in five big league games in the second inning. Detroit got to Porcello in the third with three runs, two of them on Castellanos’ first homer of the season on a liner just inside Pesky Pole to put the Tigers up 3-2. The lead was short-lived. J.D. Martinez hit an RBI single to tie it, and Devers drove in two with a double.
Dodgers 2, Cubs 1
The Los Angeles Dodgers spoiled Jon Lester’s return to the Cubs’ rotation by scoring on an error and a sacrifice fly, beating Chicago to avoid a three-game sweep. Lester (1-1), who spent 16 days on the injured list with a left hamstring strain, allowed one run on four hits in five innings. Cody Bellinger drove in the Dodgers’ second run with a sacrifice fly off Kyle Ryan in the eighth after Los Angeles loaded the bases with two walks and a hit batter. It was Bellinger’s 31st RBI of the season, tying Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich for the most in the majors. Bellinger went 1 for 2, raising his major league-leading batting average to .426. Pedro Baez (2-1) struck out three in 11/3 innings for the win.
Marlins 3, Phillies 1, 10 innings
Starlin Castro hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Miami Marlins to a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Marlins starter Caleb Smith gave up one run and three hits, striking out eight in six innings and five relievers pitched four scoreless innings. Phillies left fielder Nick Williams made a perfect one-hop throw to the plate to prevent Miguel Rojas from scoring from second on Isaac Galloway’s single to end the top of the ninth. But Castro connected off Hector Neris (0-1) after Neil Walker lined a double off the left-field wall. Tayron Guerrero (1-0) pitched a perfect ninth for the win. Sergio Romo finished for his third save in four tries. Phillies ace Aaron Nola allowed one run and seven hits in 62/3 innings in his best start since the season opener. Nola exited with runners on first and third, but Adam Morgan retired pinch-hitter Galloway on a fly to center.