WALK-OFF WIN GIVES BREWERS SWEEP OF METS
Garrett Mitchell capped a prolific series with a walk-off homer in the ninth inning Wednesday afternoon, leading the host Milwaukee Brewers to a three-game sweep of the New York Mets with a 7-6 win.
Mitchell, leading off the inning against Adam Ottavino (0-1), hit a full-count cutter well behind the right field fence for his third homer of the series. The Brewers hit nine homers in the series, during which they outscored the Mets 26-6. Devin Williams (1-0) tossed a perfect ninth inning for the win.
Joey Wiemer hit his first big-league homer, a three-run shot in the second, Jesse Winker had a two-run double and Owen Miller laced an RBI single for the Brewers. Winker and Luke Voit had two hits apiece.
Pete Alonso hit two homers and finished with four RBIs for the Mets. Francisco Lindor had three hits and two RBIs, but the rest of New York’s lineup combined for just two hits. The Mets snapped a 20-inning scoreless drought in the first, when Starling Marte was hit by a pitch with one out, stole second and scored on Lindor’s double.
GUARDIANS 6, ATHLETICS 4 (10 INNINGS)
Steven Kwan highlighted a two-run 10th inning with an RBI single, sending Cleveland to a victory over Oakland, the visitors’ second extra-inning win of the three-game series.
After seeing a 4-0 lead disappear Wednesday, the Guardians put up multiple runs in the 10th. Kwan’s bloop single to left field came after Cleveland had already gone up 5-4. Will Brennan’s RBI infield out scored extra-inning automatic runner Andres Gimenez, who had taken third on a wild pitch by Zach Jackson (0-1). Myles Straw, who had walked as the inning’s first batter, scored on Kwan’s single.
The A’s made it interesting in the bottom of the 10th after Guardians closer Emmanuel Clase walked leadoff man Esteury Ruiz to put the potential tying runs on base. Kemp’s grounder to first advanced the runners into scoring position with just one out, but Clase locked down his second save by striking out Aledmys Diaz and getting Jesus Aguilar to line out to right field. Eli Morgan (1-0), who worked a scoreless ninth, was credited with the win.
RANGERS 5, ORIOLES 2
Jacob deGrom recorded 11 strikeouts over six innings and Josh Jung delivered the go-ahead home run in the sixth, lifting Texas over Baltimore in Arlington, Texas.
deGrom (1-0) earned his first victory with the Rangers, allowing two runs on two hits with two walks. He dominated early with four perfect frames, striking out the side in both the second and fourth innings.
Grayson Rodriguez, the Orioles’ top pitching prospect, allowed two runs on four hits with one walk and five strikeouts over five innings in his major league debut.
RAYS 7, NATIONALS 2
Wander Franco and Harold Ramirez each homered to lead visiting Tampa Bay to a win against Washington.
Shane McClanahan (2-0) went six innings, allowing two runs on five hits with four walks and six strikeouts for the Rays, who improved to 6-0 on the season.
Patrick Corbin (0-2) gave up six runs on 10 hits over six innings for the Nationals, who have lost five of their first six games.
YANKEES 4, PHILLIES 2
Gerrit Cole struck out eight in 6 1/3 innings to best Aaron Nola as New York beat visiting Philadelphia in frigid conditions.
Gleyber Torres continued his hot start with three hits, including a pair of RBI singles, as the Yankees won for the fourth time in six games. Jose Trevino hit a two-run homer for the Yankees.
Kyle Schwarber homered for the second straight game for the Phillies.
MARLINS 5, TWINS 2
Jorge Soler homered twice and drove in four runs as host Miami defeated Minnesota.
Miami’s Bryan De La Cruz had one of the biggest hits of the game in the eighth inning as he lined a two-out, go-ahead RBI single to center field. Soler followed with his second homer, a three-run shot. Trevor Larnach had an RBI single for the Twins.
Marlins center fielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. left the game in the first inning due to a stinger in his right shoulder. Chisholm was injured after running into Twins second baseman Kyle Farmer while trying to steal second base. De La Cruz replaced Chisholm in center and became the late-game hero.
BRAVES 5, CARDINALS 2
Matt Olson doubled, homered and drove in three runs as visiting Atlanta defeated St. Louis to complete a three-game sweep.
Ronald Acuna Jr. had two hits and was driven in twice by Olson. Austin Riley went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run. Braves starting pitcher Bryce Elder (1-0) blanked the Cardinals for six innings on two hits and three walks. He struck out six.
Rookie outfielder Jordan Walker hit his first big-league homer and ripped an RBI double past third in the bottom of the ninth for St. Louis. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas (0-1) allowed five runs on nine hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked one.
PIRATES 4, RED SOX 1
Carlos Santana and Andrew McCutchen each had two hits, and Mitch Keller pitched seven innings as Pittsburgh beat host Boston to complete a three-game sweep.
Santana hit a fourth-inning homer and finished with two RBIs. Keller (1-0) worked seven innings, striking out seven while allowing just one run on four hits and two walks. He threw 107 pitches.
Christian Arroyo went 2-for-3 with an RBI while Triston Casas doubled and scored for the Red Sox, who were held to just five hits. Boston starter Corey Kluber (0-2) pitched five innings of one-run, three-hit ball in a strong bounce-back start for Boston, retiring 14 of the last 15 batters he faced.
ASTROS 8, TIGERS 2
Chas McCormick and Jeremy Pena hit two-run homers, and host Houston salvaged the finale of a three-game series by defeating Detroit.
Kyle Tucker also homered and drove in two runs for the Astros, while Corey Julks had two hits, a run and an RBI. Houston starter Cristian Javier (1-0) gave up one run on five hits in six innings. He recorded five strikeouts and didn’t issue a walk.
Nick Maton and Austin Meadows knocked in the Detroit runs. Tigers starter Eduardo Rodriguez (0-2) gave up four runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings.
WHITE SOX 7, GIANTS 3
Gavin Sheets delivered two hits and three RBIs and Luis Robert Jr. had three hits and an RBI to back five strong innings from Dylan Cease and help host Chicago defeat San Francisco.
Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi supported Chicago’s 13-hit attack with two hits apiece. Cease improved to 1-0 despite struggling with his command. He walked five in five innings but was otherwise sharp, spacing one run and one hit with eight strikeouts.
J.D. Davis provided the Giants’ lone run and hit against Cease, smacking a homer to the opposite field in right with one out in the second inning. Giants right-hander Logan Webb (0-2) scattered four runs and nine hits in five innings with zero walks and four strikeouts.
ANGELS 4, MARINERS 3
Shohei Ohtani pitched six solid innings and Logan O’Hoppe homered as Los Angeles defeated host Seattle, taking two of three games in the series between the American League West rivals.
Ohtani (1-0) allowed one run on three hits, with four walks and eight strikeouts. Jose Quijada worked the ninth for his first save of the season. Ohtani and Mike Trout each had RBI hits.
The Mariners’ Chris Flexen (0-1) nearly matched Ohtani. Flexen allowed two runs on two hits in five innings, with two walks and four strikeouts. Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and Ty France added an RBI double.
BLUE JAYS 3, ROYALS 0
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered, right-hander Alek Manoah pitched seven scoreless innings and visiting Toronto defeated Kansas City.
Manoah (1-0) allowed no runs, one hit, four walks and hit a batter. He struck out five. Royals right-hander Zack Greinke (0-2) allowed one run, seven hits and one walk while striking out four in six innings. The Blue Jays, who held the Royals to two hits, have won two in a row after dropping the opener of the four-game series.
Guerrero hit his first home run of the season on a drive to right to lead off the eighth against Taylor Clarke. Daulton Varsho followed with a double to right and Matt Chapman hit an RBI single. The Royals had their first hit of the game with one out in the fifth when Jackie Bradley Jr. singled to right, putting runners at the corners. Manoah worked out of the jam with a popout and a strikeout.