MLB Roundup: Blue Jays beat Marlins in MLB’s return to Buffalo
BUFFALO (AP) — In the first major league game in Buffalo since 1915, Travis Shaw hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays settled into their new nest with a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
Barred from playing in Toronto by the Canadian government over concerns about the coronavirus, the Blue Jays spent nearly three weeks on the road before moving into the ballpark of their Triple-A affiliate as their temporary home this year.
Francisco Cervelli’s three-run homer with two outs in the Miami ninth made it 4-all. Logan Forsythe then nearly put the Marlins ahead with a long drive in the 10th that originally was ruled a two-run homer, then reversed to a foul ball on review — the replay cameras were among the upgrades made at the park to get it up to big league standards.
The Blue Jays loaded the bases with one out in the 10th and Shaw singled to right field for his first RBI in 25 at-bats with Toronto.
Bo Bichette hit a three-run homer in the sixth and Cavan Biggio added an RBI single in the seventh for Toronto.
A.J. Cole (1-0) got the win. Stephen Tarpley (2-1) gave up Shaw’s game-ending hit.
Toronto starter Hyun Jin Ryu allowed two hits in six innings and struck out seven.
Brian Anderson also homered for Miami. Starter Elieser Hernandez struck out five over 5 1/3 innings.
Giants 7, Astros 6,
HOUSTON — Brandon Crawford’s RBI single in the 10th inning lifted the Giants to a win over the Astros.
Austin Slater singled off Cy Sneed (0-3) to start the 10th and send Wilmer Flores to third after he started on second under the new extra-innings rules. Crawford then followed with his grounder to center field to score Flores.
Trevor Gott (1-0) walked one in a scoreless ninth for the win and Tyler Rogers struck out two in a perfect 10th for his first save.
An RBI single by Darin Ruf off Ryan Pressly with one out in the ninth tied it at 6-all.
Cubs 7, Indians 1
CLEVELAND — Jon Lester looked comfortable on a mound where he helped make history and Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer, leading Chicago to a win over Cleveland, which welcomed back manager Terry Francona after a couple bumpy days.
Lester (2-0) allowed three hits in six innings as the Cubs moved to 11-3 for the first time since 2016.
Brewers 6, Twins 4
MILWAUKEE — Jedd Gyorko blasted a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning as Milwaukee came from behind to beat Minnesota.
Reds 6, Royals 5, 10 innings
CINCINNATI — Joey Votto doubled home the winning run in the 10th and Cincinnati blew another late lead before rallying past Kansas City.
The Royals tied it 5-5 in the eighth on Ryan McBroom’s pinch-hit, two-run homer off Amir Garrett, but they couldn’t keep their four-game winning streak going.
Orioles 10, Phillies 9, 10 innings
PHILADELPHIA — Austin Hays hit a two-run, inside-the-park homer in the 10th inning to lift Baltimore over Philadelphia.
Angels 6, Athletics 0
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Dylan Bundy threw seven scoreless innings of four-hit ball, Jason Castro hit a three-run homer and Los Angeles defeated Oakland and won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
White Sox 8, Tigers 4
DETROIT — Eloy Jimenez hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and Chicago snapped Detroit’s four-game wining streak.
Edwin Encarnacion also went deep for the White Sox, who won for only the second time in seven games. Austin Romine hit a two-run shot for Detroit.
Jose Abreu had three hits, including a pair of RBI doubles.
Rays 8, Red Sox 2
BOSTON — Mike Brosseau led off the game with a home run, Yandy Díaz and Hunter Renfroe each had two RBIs and Tampa Bay beat Boston.
Brosseau, Díaz and Manuel Margot had multi-hit games as Tampa Bay won its fourth straight game.
Rangers 4, Mariners 2
ARLINGTON, Texas — Nick Solak singled three times and drove in three runs, leading Texas to a victory over Seattle.
Solak had a two-run single in the first and an RBI hit in third, when Willie Calhoun added another run-scoring single. Calhoun’s hit scored slugger Joey Gallo, who was hit by a pitch twice and walked his other two times up.
Left-hander Mike Minor allowed an infield single and three walks with four strikeouts in four scoreless innings but was pulled after 76 pitche.
Edinson Volquez (2-1) was awarded the win by the official scorer after replacing Nick Goody, who came on after Minor and allowed both Seattle runs, one of them unearned. Rafael Montero pitched a perfect ninth for his third save.
Seattle starter Marco Gonzales (2-2) gave up seven hits and four runs in five innings.
Nationals 2, Mets 1
NEW YORK — Max Scherzer showed no effects of hamstring trouble, navigating heavy traffic early for his first win this season, and Trea Turner hit a record-breaking leadoff homer to help Washington beat New York.
Howie Kendrick had three hits and Victor Robles blooped an RBI single for the Nationals, who have taken the first two in a four-game series between NL East rivals. New York (7-11) dropped to 3-7 at home this season.
Padres 6, Dodgers 2
LOS ANGELES — Manny Machado slugged a grand slam after two consecutive errors by the Dodgers in the third inning, Garrett Richards won for the first time in two years, and San Diego defeated Los Angeles.
The Padres have taken the first two games of the series after dropping two of three to the Dodgers last week in San Diego, and have won a season-best three in a row overall.
Richards (1-1) won his first game since July 4, 2018. The right-hander allowed one run and six hits in six innings. He struck out three and walked two.
Rockies 8, Diamondbacks 7
DENVER — Charlie Blackmon raised his batting average to .500 with three hits, including a key double during a six-run burst in the eighth inning that led Colorado over Arizona.
After starting out the year 0 for 9, Blackmon has hit in 15 straight games. He’s 34 for 68 through 17 games in the coronavirus-shortened 60-game season.
Blackmon doubled off Kevin Ginkel (0-1) during the Rockies’ big inning that made it 8-2.
The Diamondbacks rallied for five runs in the ninth and had runners on first and third with two outs. Daniel Bard fanned pinch hitter Stephen Vogt to end it and earn his first save since 2011 while with the Boston Red Sox. It was his sixth career save overall.
Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer and Raimel Tapia added three hits, including a two-run double in the eighth for Colorado.
Carlos Estevez (1-0) worked a scoreless eighth for the victory.
Christian Walker and Carson Kelly each homered for the Diamondbacks.