CHICAGO – Kyle Schwarber hit a two-shot homer and Chicago's besieged bullpen rose after Jon Lester started with a problem with his left hamstring, leading the Cubs against the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 in the home opening game on Monday .
Brad Brach, Brandon Kintzler, Randy Rosario and Pedro Strop joined for seven innings of four-shot ball after Lester was removed with two and no outs in the third. Brach (1-0) launched two innings for his first victory with the Cubs.
Pittsburgh had won four in a row, but got hurt with four mistakes, including three from Kevin Newman's shortstop. Jameson Taillon (0-2) was charged with six unused shots and four shots in two innings.
Orioles 12, Athletics 4
BALTIMORE – Chris Davis went to 0 out of 5 to set a major league record for the longest unsuccessful stance of a position player, extending his drought to 49 consecutive battles on the Oakland route to Baltimore.
Davis hit three air balls before coming out in seventh and eighth inning, leaving him 0 out of 28 this season and 0 out of 49 since he hit a double at the start of a match. September 14th. The previous longest non-launcher drought was 46 bats, from Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Eugenio Vélez.
Jonathan Villar honored and had four RBI, Trey Mancini went 3 for 3 with a homer, Cedric Mullins hit two triples and drove in three runs and the rookie shortstop of the first Richie Martin multiplayer included a triple and a couple of singles.
Always looking for his first win with Oakland, Marco Estrada (0-1) gave up six runs in four innings.
Andrew Cashner (2-1) allowed three runs earned in 5 1/3 innings to help Baltimore end a series of defeats in four games.
Astros 4, Yankees 3
HOUSTON – Jose Altuve hit a long run at home and Carlos Correa's infield RBI single in the eighth inning helped Houston overtake New York for his fourth consecutive win.
Aaron Judge honored Astros Justin Verlander's ace when New York made a 3-1 lead in an AL powerhouse match. Robinson Chirinos equalized with a double of two shots in seventh place against Zack Britton.
The game was a winner with a victory in eighth place when Adam Ottavino (1-1) preceded Alex Bregman before a single by Michael Brantley took him to third place. Correa then smashed his bat on a grounder that dripped along the first baseline, allowing Bregman to score.
Ryan Pressly (1-0) extended his unrated score to 22 1/3 innings with a perfect eighth to win and Roberto Osuna threw a 1-2-3 ninth for his third save.
Angels 5, brewers 2
ANAHEIM, California – Mike Trout made a leap forward to steal a potential homer from Christian Yelich, and Los Angeles beat Milwaukee for his fourth consecutive victory.
Tommy La Stella and Justin Bour have both reached a two-man homer. Andrelton Simmons also went deep and Trevor Cahill (1-1) launched six strong innings in his home debut for the Angels, which rebounded from a start to the season from 1 to 6.
Trout's personal series of four consecutive homer games ended when he went 0 for 2 with two walks, but the Angels superstar jumped high on the warning track to take an extra shot from Yelich, his companion MVP .
Mike Moustakas hit his 150th homer in the career of the first Brewers game at the Angel Stadium from June 16th 2010. Jhoulys Chacin (2-1) threw a three-shot ball in the seventh inning but suffered the loss.
Phillies 4, citizens 3
PHILADELPHIA – Rhys Hoskins hit two homer soloists, Odubel Herrera hit a two-handed shot and Philadelphia beat Washington.
Kurt Suzuki and Brian Dozier went to the bottom for the nationals.
Bryce Harper was 0 for 3 with a walk in his third game against his former team, but he helped prevent a race with a perfect relay shot.
Phillies midfielder Vince Velasquez conceded two shots and four shots in five innings at his first start this season. Seranthony Dominguez (1-0) tossed a perfect sixth. Pat Neshek got out of trouble in ninth place for his first parade.
Anibal Sanchez (0-1) lost three runs and seven successes in 5 2/3 innings in his second start against Philadelphia in five days.
Mariners 13, Royals 5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Edwin Encarnacion has twice ranked in a sixth inning of eight runs, two of the five homers to hit in Seattle against Kansas City.
Daniel Vogelbach, Jay Bruce and Dylan Moore also connected for the Mariners. They have scored five or more runs in 11 of their first 12 games and have 32 homers in that team, more than one team and a dozen matches in a season.
Encarnacion became the first Mariners player to go deep twice in one inning since Bret Boone and Mike Cameron did both on 2 May 2002 against the White Sox. Cameron scored an important record with four homers in that game. The last player with a multihomer innings was Mark Trumbo of the Angels on April 15, 2016, in Texas.
It is the second time in her career that Encarnacion has twice met in an inning. He also accomplished the feat in July 2013 with Toronto. He is the fifth player to have committed double homicides more than once, reaching Alex Rodriguez, Jeff King, Andre Dawson and Willie McCovey, for STATS.
The Mariners improved until 10-2, the first team in the majors with double-digit wins.
Roenis Elias (1-0) launched three hitless hymns in relief, helping cover Seattle when Felix Hernandez went after an accident with an illness.
Homer Bailey (0-1) conceded seven points in five innings.
Whit Merrifield extended his winning streak to 29 games last season. The Merrifield strip is one of the consequences of George Brett's club record for the Royals.
Cardinals 4, Dodgers 3
ST. LOUIS – Marcell Ozuna has returned home with Miles Mikolas and St. Louis has closed the strip of five victories in Los Angeles.
Mikolas (1-1) allowed three runs on five hits in six innings, working around three hit beats in the first five innings. He never hit more than one hitter in a game.
For the Dodgers, the loss could be painful due to another groin injury that started the pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, who he left with two outs in the second inning.
St. Louis rallied with two runs in the seventh. Jose Martinez chose Joe Kelly (1-2) to drive in Matt Carpenter, who had chosen Scott Alexander. Later, Paul Goldschmidt marked the green light on Kelly's wild field.
John Gant worked in two solitary nets and Jordan Hicks launched the ninth for his second salvo.
Padres 6, Giants 5
SAN FRANCISCO – Franchil Reyes, a brawler, connected for a two-stroke home run in the seventh inning, and San Diego rallied from five down against Madison Bumgarner to beat San Francisco.
Fernando Tatis Jr. also hit a two-shot homer and Wil Myers made a solo shot for the Padres.
Kevin Pillar hit his first career slam, but Bumgarner and the Giants bullpen failed to keep the lead 5-0.
Gerardo Parra of San Francisco fell to seventh place after being struck full by Brad Wieck's fastball at 93 mph. Parra was finally able to walk with a towel in her face.
Bumgarner did not allow a success until Tatis reached fifth place. Tatis was shot twice by Bumgarner, including seventh place.
Eric Lauer (2-1) beat eight in six innings. He allowed four hits and five runs. Kirby Yates has finished the sixth shot.
Reyes Moronta (0-2) lost in relief.
Braves 8, Rockies 6
DENVER – Roner Acuna Jr.'s Homer, Dansby Swanson drove in three runs and Atlanta held out Colorado for his first road win of the season.
Nick Markakis added three hits and two RBI for the Braves, swept on their seasonal opening trip to Philadelphia.
Julio Teheran (1-1) allowed six runs and five successes – all in the fifth inning – but benefited from a bullpen Braves who delivered four frames without a shortcut. A.J. Minter got three outs for his first rescue.
Mark Reynolds and Trevor Story won the murder for the Rocky Mountains, which lost eight out of nine.
Kyle Freeland (1-2) lost seven runs and seven successes in five innings for his first defeat at Coors Field from June 10 against Arizona.
Tehran was put in the game 7-0 and kept the Rockies hitless until Josh Fuentes chose to start the fifth.
Rays 5, White Sox 1
CHICAGO – Blake Snell (2-1) beat 11 goals in six innings, giving up a race and six shots while Tampa Bay improved to 8-3 and kept pace with the best start since 2010.
Avisail Garcia had two shots, including a single RBI in the second that made him 4-0. He also beat three times against his former team. Tommy Pham scored two shots and extended the series to the club's record to 43 games. Hunter Wood, recalled by Triple-A Durham, threw three goals without goals for his first big league rescue.
Sport on 04/10/2019