MLB roundup: Pirates outlast O’s in 11th

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Oneil Cruz delivered a walk-off RBI single in the 11th inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 win against the visiting Baltimore Orioles on Saturday in the second game of their three-game series.

Cedric Mullins had just made a game-saving diving catch in center field on Ke’Bryan Hayes’ liner before Cruz drilled the first pitch he saw from Jonathan Heasley (0-1) into right field for the game-winning RBI.

Josh Fleming (1-0) got the final out of the 11th inning for the Pirates to earn the win. Joey Bart hit a two-run homer in his first at-bat with Pittsburgh, and Rowdy Tellez contributed three hits and a walk.

Both teams scored a run in the 10th, the Orioles on a sacrifice fly by Adley Rutschman and the Pirates on a bases-loaded walk to Edward Olivares.

Pittsburgh starter Bailey Falter allowed one bloop hit over six shutout innings. Orioles starter Tyler Wells gave up three runs and seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Reds 9, Mets 6

Spencer Steer hit a tiebreaking three-run homer to highlight a five-run eighth inning as host Cincinnati rallied for a win over New York.

The Reds trailed 5-4 before the first seven batters reached in the eighth against Yohan Ramirez (0-1). Elly De La Cruz tied the game with a check-swing RBI single, and he stole second one pitch before Steer’s homer.

Omar Narvaez and Brandon Nimmo each had two-RBI hits in the fourth inning for the Mets. Tyrone Taylor and Brett Baty also had run-scoring hits.

Dodgers 4, Cubs 1

Yoshinobu Yamamoto racked up eight strikeouts and scattered three hits over five scoreless innings and Max Muncy delivered a two-run single to lead visiting Los Angeles past Chicago.

Yamamoto (1-1) slithered out of bases-loaded jams in each of the first two innings before settling in to retire the final 10 batters he faced to earn his first major league victory. Muncy finished with two hits, as did Miguel Rojas, who added an RBI.

Cody Bellinger poked two singles for Chicago. Miles Mastrobuoni had the Cubs’ lone RBI, while Ian Happ, Yan Gomes and Michael Busch stroked doubles. The Cubs struck out a season-high 15 times.

Athletics 4, Tigers 0

Paul Blackburn and two relievers combined on a five-hit shutout as visiting Oakland defeated Detroit.

Blackburn (1-0) limited the Tigers to three hits in six innings while recording four strikeouts. Austin Adams pitched one inning before Mason Miller closed out the contest, striking out three in two innings.

Brent Rooker led the Athletics’ offense with two hits, including a two-run homer. Detroit starter Kenta Maeda (0-1) was charged with three runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Guardians 3, Twins 1

David Fry hit a three-run home run in the second inning and Cleveland held on for a win over Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Seven Guardians pitchers combined to hold the Twins to two hits. Cleveland won its fourth game in a row and continued its hot start, with seven victories in nine games. Nick Sandlin (2-0) earned the win with an inning of hitless relief. He struck out two batters.

Alex Kirilloff ripped an RBI triple to account for Minnesota’s lone run. Guardians closer Emmanuel Clase pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up his fourth save.

Cardinals 3, Marlins 1

Steven Matz threw five scoreless innings as host St. Louis defeated winless Miami.

The Cardinals, boosted by run-scoring hits from Jordan Walker and Ivan Herrera, won for the fourth time in five games. Matz (1-0) allowed four hits and a walk while striking out three. Ryan Helsley closed out the game to earn his third save.

Starting pitcher Taylor Rogers (0-1) allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks for the Marlins, who fell to 0-9.

Phillies 5, Nationals 2

J.T. Realmuto belted a three-run home run and Ranger Suarez pitched six strong innings as Philadelphia beat host Washington.

Suarez (1-0) allowed four hits and two runs, with no walks and four strikeouts. Jeff Hoffman, Gregory Soto and Jose Alvarado completed the four-hitter out of the Phillies’ bullpen.

Joey Gallo hit a two-run homer for the Nationals, who dropped their third consecutive game. Washington starter Jake Irvin (0-1) allowed four runs on five hits across six innings. He struck out five and walked one.

Yankees 9, Blue Jays 8

Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo hit two-run homers, Giancarlo Stanton rapped a solo homer and New York chased Kevin Gausman from the game early and hung on for a victory over visiting Toronto.

Judge and Stanton homered in New York’s three-run first inning off Gausman (0-1) as the Yankees won for the seventh time in nine games to start the season. Including the playoffs, it was the 36th time Judge and Stanton went deep in the same game. The Yankees are 32-4 in those contests.

Gausman allowed six runs (five earned) on four hits in 1 1/3 innings. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had a solo homer, Daniel Vogelbach contributed an RBI double and Ernie Clement lifted a sacrifice fly during Toronto’s three-run seventh.

Rangers 7, Astros 2

Marcus Semien, Corey Seager and Wyatt Langford combined for six hits and three RBIs at the top of the order as Texas won its third straight game, beating Houston in Arlington, Texas.

The Rangers led 3-2 before scoring four runs on six straight hits in the eighth inning. Texas used six relievers, including Kirby Yates (1-0), who earned the win after striking out two in a scoreless sixth.

Jose Altuve had three hits for Houston, which stranded 10 baserunners and has lost seven of its first nine games of the season. Astros starter J.P. France (0-1) gave up three runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Royals 3, White Sox 0

MJ Melendez hit a key homer and Michael Wacha tossed seven shutout innings as host Kansas City beat Chicago.

The game was scoreless until the bottom of the seventh, when Salvador Perez singled to left off White Sox right-hander Chris Flexen. On the next pitch, Melendez hit a liner that was headed for the top of the wall in center. Chicago center fielder Dominic Fletcher got his glove on the ball but managed to tip it over the fence for a two-run homer.

Wacha (1-0), pitching for his sixth different team since 2019, got the win. He faced just three batters in five of his seven innings, allowing just two hits and a walk while striking out eight.

Mariners 5, Brewers 3

Bryce Miller pitched seven scoreless innings and Seattle held on to defeat host Milwaukee in an interleague game.

Jorge Polanco and Luis Urias homered for the Mariners, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Miller (1-1) gave up three hits, walked one and struck out seven.

Brewers starter DL Hall (0-1) took the loss, allowing three runs on eight hits, with two walks and five strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings. Rookie Jackson Chourio went deep for the Brewers.

Braves 9, Diamondbacks 8

Austin Riley had three hits, including the go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning, to help Atlanta complete a late-inning comeback for the second straight night in a win over visiting Arizona.

The Braves trailed 6-0 before coming up to bat in the first inning. They scored three runs in the fifth, two in the seventh and two more in the eighth. An RBI single from Ronald Acuna Jr. tied the game, while Riley’s hit gave Atlanta its first lead.

Atlanta starter Max Fried worked 4 1/3 innings and allowed eight runs (seven earned) on 10 hits, leaving his ERA at 18.00. Arizona’s Brandon Pfaadt pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed five runs on eight hits.

Rays 8, Rockies 6

Isaac Paredes homered and finished with two hits, Harold Ramirez also had two hits and Tampa Bay rallied to beat Colorado in Denver.

Brenton Doyle homered among his two hits and Michael Toglia and Ryan McMahon also went deep for Colorado. The Rockies blew a five-run lead to spoil Ryan Feltner’s career-high 10 strikeouts. Feltner allowed just one run on two hits over six sharp innings.

Garrett Cleavinger (1-0) got the win in relief, and Colin Poche got the final three outs for his first save. Tampa Bay started the comeback in the seventh off reliever Jake Bird on Ben Rortvedt’s two-run double, then went ahead in the eighth.

Padres 4, Giants 0

Jurickson Profar smacked a first-inning grand slam, Michael King and three relievers combined on a four-hitter and San Diego evened its three-game series against host San Francisco.

Profar’s homer, his first of the season, came shortly after Xander Bogaerts singled to open the game. Giants starter Keaton Winn (0-2) retired the next two men he faced before Manny Machado singled and Ha-Seong Kim walked to set up Profar.

King (2-0) took it from there, coasting through seven innings, allowing just four hits — all singles — and one walk. He struck out four.

Angels 2, Red Sox 1

Reid Detmers matched a career high with 12 strikeouts and three relievers combined to throw three hitless innings, propelling Los Angeles to a victory over Boston in Anaheim, Calif.

Detmers (2-0) allowed one run on three hits and one walk in six innings while fanning 12 for the third time in his career. Adam Cimber (seventh inning), Matt Moore (eighth) and Carlos Estevez (ninth) did the rest.

The Red Sox took the lead against Detmers in the third after Connor Wong began the inning with a double. One out later, Jarren Duran drove in Wong with a base hit.