MLB roundup: Padres walk off, halt Dodgers’ win streak


Luis Arraez lined a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night as the San Diego Padres snapped the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers’ seven-game winning streak with a 2-1 decision.

Luis Campusano started the inning with his and the team’s second hit of the game, a double into the left field corner off Michael Grove (1-2). After Ha-Seong Kim struck out, Arraez laced a first-pitch fastball into center field and pinch runner Tyler Wade easily beat the throw home. Robert Suarez (2-0) worked a 1-2-3 top of the ninth for the win.

Robert Suarez (2-0) worked a 1-2-3 top of the ninth for the win, San Diego’s seventh in nine games. It was only the third loss in 17 games for Los Angeles, which still leads the second-place Padres by 5 1/2 games in the National League West.

Neither starter was involved in the decision despite dominating performances. The Dodgers’ Tyler Glasnow gave up just one hit and one run in seven innings, walking two and fanning 10 to take over the major league lead in strikeouts with 73. However, the Padres’ Michael King outpitched him in his seven scoreless innings, permitting only two hits and three walks while striking out 11.

Brewers 11, Cardinals 2 Highly touted prospect Robert Gasser delivered six scoreless innings in his big league debut to pace host Milwaukee to a victory over St. Louis, extending the Cardinals’ losing streak to six games. Gasser (1-0), called up from Triple-A Nashville earlier in the day, allowed just a pair of early singles. The 24-year-old left-hander, acquired in the 2022 deadline deal that sent All-Star closer Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres, struck out four, walked none and hit one batter in his 79-pitch outing. The Cardinals scored one run in the seventh off Kevin Herget on a walk and two-out double by Alec Burleson. Lance Lynn (1-1) allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits in 4 2/3 innings while walking two and striking out five.

Braves 4, Mets 2

Ronald Acuna Jr., Ozzie Albies and Matt Olson homered in the third inning for visiting Atlanta, who beat New York in the opener of a three-game series.

Charlie Morton (3-0) tossed seven strong innings to earn the victory for the Braves, who have won three straight following a three-game losing streak.

The Mets had their two-game winning streak snapped and fell for the fourth time in six games. Francisco Lindor hit a solo shot and Pete Alonso added an RBI single, but Jose Quintana (1-4) took the loss, allowing all four runs.

Yankees 2, Rays 0 Clarke Schmidt fired 6 2/3 scoreless innings, Anthony Rizzo drove in both runs and New York earned a shutout victory over Tampa Bay at St. Petersburg, Fla. Schmidt (4-1) won for the third time in four starts, while limiting the Rays to five hits and two walks while striking out six in 87 pitches. Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a home run. Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Trevino and Jon Berti also had two hits apiece, while Aaron Judge walked twice and scored a run. In his season debut for the Rays, Taj Bradley (0-1) was impressive. Using an upper 90s fastball, the right-hander allowed just one run on four hits over six innings with seven strikeouts and two walks.

Phillies 8, Marlins 2

Ranger Suarez struck out nine in seven scoreless innings, and Nick Castellanos homered in front of his hometown fans as Philadelphia defeated host Miami.

Castellanos is from Davie, Fla., 24 miles from the Marlins’ stadium. Johan Rojas also homered, going 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Suarez (7-0) continued his impressive start, lowering his ERA to 1.50 as the Phillies – who have the National League’s best record — won for the 12th time in 14 games.

Miami has one of the worst records in the majors, and it trails the Phillies by 17 1/2 games in the NL East. Trevor Rogers (0-6) took the loss as the Marlins fell to 0-8 when he starts this season. He is also 1-6 in 10 career starts against Philadelphia.

Orioles 4, Diamondbacks 2 Cole Irvin worked 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball in Baltimore’s victory over visiting Arizona. Irvin (4-1) won his fourth consecutive start, and Yennier Cano tossed a scoreless ninth inning for his second save. Jordan Westburg and Gunnar Henderson had run-scoring doubles as the Orioles won for the sixth time in seven games. Ketel Marte homered and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had two hits for the Diamondbacks, whose season-high, four-game winning streak ended. Brandon Pfaadt (1-3) gave up three runs in six innings.

Royals 2, Angels 1

Adam Frazier’s two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning flipped the game and lifted Kansas City to a victory over Los Angeles in Anaheim, Calif.

The Angels finished with only five hits, including Jo Adell’s solo homer in the fifth. Angels starter Griffin Canning and three relievers combined to shut out the Royals for eight innings, handing the ball over to closer Carlos Estevez with a 1-0 lead.

With one out in the ninth, MJ Melendez got his third hit of the game with a single off Estevez (0-2). Frazier followed and got a 96-mph fastball on a 2-0 count, hitting the ball over the fence in right for his first homer of the season and a 2-1 Royals advantage.

Twins 3, Blue Jays 2 Carlos Santana hit the go-ahead home run in the fifth, Joe Ryan pitched seven strong innings and visiting Minnesota defeated Toronto. Carlos Correa added two hits and two runs for the Twins, who have won 16 of their past 18 games. Ryan (2-2) allowed one run and six hits with seven strikeouts. Griffin Jax earned his fifth save of the season despite allowing a run in the bottom of the ninth. Isiah Kiner-Falefa drove in both of the Blue Jays’ runs, including one on a solo homer, in the opener of a three-game series. The Blue Jays have lost 11 of their past 15 games. Toronto starter Yusei Kikuchi (2-3) allowed two runs, four hits and struck out three in eight innings.

Cubs 7, Pirates 2

Cody Bellinger had four hits, including a solo homer and two doubles, and visiting Chicago opened a three-game series against Pittsburgh with a victory.

Christopher Morel and Ian Happ each contributed two hits and an RBI while Nick Madrigal added a two-run single as Chicago won for the fourth time in six games. Reliever Ben Brown (1-1) struck out six over 3 2/3 scoreless innings for his first major league victory.

Oneil Cruz had two hits and Nick Gonzales singled home two runs for Pittsburgh, which is 6-17 in its past 23 games. The Pirates were outhit 14-7 and went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

Nationals 5, Red Sox 1

Patrick Corbin pitched five innings to earn his first victory of the season as visiting Washington kicked off a three-game series against Boston with a win.

Corbin (1-3) limited Boston to a run on seven hits. He struck out four and walked one, throwing 54 of his 86 pitches for strikes. Trey Lipscomb had a two-run single for the Nationals, who got two hits from both Eddie Rosario and Victor Robles.

The Red Sox have lost six of their last seven, and they have totaled seven runs in those six losses. Starter Tanner Houck (3-4) went seven innings, surrendering three runs on six hits, walking one and striking out four.

Astros 5, Tigers 2 Jeremy Pena knocked in the go-ahead run during a four-run, eighth-inning rally as visiting Houston downed Detroit. Kyle Tucker homered and scored two runs for Houston, while Pena and Yordan Alvarez each had two hits and an RBI. The Astros have won two straight after a four-game losing streak. Astros starter Framber Valdez (2-1) gave up two runs and six hits in seven innings. He struck out four and walked two. Josh Hader pitched around a walk in the ninth for his fifth save.

Matt Vierling knocked in both Detroit runners with a double, but he committed a key error in Houston’s winning rally. Tigers starter Casey Mize yielded one run on five hits and two walks with two strikeouts in six innings. Detroit has lost six of its past seven games.

Rockies 4, Rangers 2

Charlie Blackmon hit a tiebreaking, two-out double in the eighth inning and Colorado produced its first winning streak of the year with a victory over Texas in Denver.

The Rockies got the latest victory thanks to an eighth-inning rally. Doyle singled to left, stole second and Jake Cave was intentionally walked. Grant Anderson (0-1) fanned Elehuris Montero for the second out before Blackmon hit a two-run double to center to put Colorado ahead.

Jake Bird (1-1) got the win in relief, and Jalen Beeks pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his second save. Corey Seager homered and doubled and Ezequiel Duran also had two hits for Texas.

Mariners 8, Athletics 1

Dylan Moore homered and drove in a career-high five runs as Seattle defeated visiting Oakland in the opener of a three-game series.

Oakland avoided the shutout thanks to Lawrence Butler’s RBI broken-bat grounder up the middle with two outs in the ninth off Austin Voth. The Mariners broke a scoreless tie by scoring five times off A’s right-hander Paul Blackburn (3-2) in the fourth inning.

Mariners right-hander Bryan Woo, making his season debut, left after 4 1/3 scoreless innings due to precautionary reasons, the club said. Trent Thornton (1-1) pitched 1 1/3 innings of shutout relief for the victory.

Reds 4, Giants 2

Andrew Abbott and four relievers combined on a seven-hitter, Stuart Fairchild homered and Cincinnati held on to beat host San Francisco and snap an eight-game losing streak.

Elly De La Cruz followed two hits with stolen bases that led to runs as the Reds spoiled the opener of San Francisco’s nine-game homestand. Abbott (2-4) tossed five innings of two-run ball, and Alexis Diaz pitched a scoreless ninth for his seventh save.

Thairo Estrada homered for the Giants. Logan Webb (3-4) went seven innings, allowing three runs (two earned).

White Sox 6, Guardians 3 Korey Lee and Paul DeJong connected on back-to-back home runs and Garrett Crochet struck out a career-high 11 in six shutout innings to lift host Chicago to a win against Cleveland. Crochet (3-4) allowed five hits and no walks. Jordan Leasure recorded the final four outs for his second save. Andrew Benintendi, Lee and DeJong had two hits apiece for the White Sox. Guardians starter Carlos Carrasco (2-3) yielded five runs, three earned, in seven innings. Cleveland’s Tyler Freeman and Jose Ramirez homered.