Ryon Healy homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Seattle Mariners ended a six-game losing streak with an 11-10 win against the Los Angeles Angels in the opener of the four-game series on Thursday in Anaheim, Calif.
Apr 18, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners first baseman Ryon Healy (27) rounds the bases after his second home run of the night in the sixth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
After the Mariners squandered a 10-2 lead with the Angels scoring seven runs in the seventh and tying the game in the eighth, Jay Bruce moved Seattle ahead 11-10 with a pinch-hit single in the ninth off Cody Allen (0-1).
Omar Narvaez had three hits, including a three-run homer, and a career-high four RBIs, and Daniel Vogelbach reached base all five times with two hits and three walks for the Mariners. Kole Calhoun and David Fletcher homered during the rally for the Angels.
Seattle starter Felix Hernandez went six innings and allowed four runs and nine hits. The six-time AL All Star struck out three and walked one. Roenis Elias pitched the ninth for his third save.
Dodgers 3, Brewers 1
Julio Urias gave up just one hit over six innings, while Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy hit home runs as visiting Los Angeles extended its winning streak to five games by beating Milwaukee.
In what was likely his final start before moving to the bullpen with Hyun-Jin Ryu and Rich Hill about to come off the injured list, Urias (1-1) did not give up a hit until Orlando Arcia singled to center field with two outs in the fifth inning. The left-hander had a career-high nine strikeouts.
The Brewers’ Christian Yelich hit a home run to lead off the ninth inning against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, his 10th of the season and fifth of the week. It was also his 12th RBI of the week. The Dodgers extended their National League lead in home runs to 40. The Brewers are second with 36.
Nationals 4, Giants 2
Behind Patrick Corbin’s strong start and a home run by Wilmer Difo, Washington beat San Francisco to win its first home series of the season.
Corbin (1-0) got a nice ovation as he left the mound with two outs in the eighth after an RBI double by Erik Kratz trimmed the margin to 4-1. Corbin allowed one run on two hits, striking out nine and walking one.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy was ejected in the fifth inning by plate umpire Ryan Additon after Brandon Belt was called out on strikes. Belt was later ejected by Additon after being called out on strikes in the seventh. Seven of the 11 Giants who struck out did so taking the third strike.
Orioles 6, Rays 5 (11 innings)
Joey Rickard delivered a tiebreaking, two-out double in the top of the 11th inning, giving visiting Baltimore a victory over first-place Tampa Bay.
The double capped a 4-for-5 night for Rickard, who drove in two runs. Trey Mancini went 3-for-5 with a run, and Pedro Severino hit his first homer of the season and the fifth of his career.
The Rays’ Avisail Garcia had tied the score in the bottom of the ninth when he hit a solo homer off Mychal Givens. Tommy Pham also homered for Tampa Bay.
Royals 6, Yankees 1
Homer Bailey won consecutive starts for the first time in nearly two years as Kansas City won at New York.
Bailey (2-1) held the Yankees to one run on three hits in six innings, walking one and striking out six. He won consecutive starts for the first time since July 4-9, 2017, when he earned victories at Colorado and Arizona while pitching for the Cincinnati Reds. He had gone 6-22 since then before Thursday.
Jorge Soler and Ryan O’Hearn hit solo homers off Yankees starter Domingo German (3-1) as the Royals won for the fifth time in seven games since losing 10 in a row. The Yankees were unable to reach .500 after sweeping a two-game series against the Boston Red Sox, dropping to 8-10.
Tigers 9, White Sox 7
Nicholas Castellanos and Grayson Greiner each had three hits, scored a run and drove in two more and host Detroit snapped a five-game losing streak by defeating Chicago.
Castellanos brought in the go-ahead run in the eighth. Miguel Cabrera supplied two hits and drove in two runs on his 36th birthday. Drew VerHagen (1-0) struck out a batter to end the eighth inning and picked up the victory. Shane Greene notched his ninth save.
Eloy Jimenez, Welington Castillo and Ryan Cordell homered for White Sox.
Diamondbacks 4, Braves 1
Christian Walker continued his late-inning magic, belting a two-run homer in the seventh inning as visiting Arizona completed a three-game sweep of Atlanta.
Walker has six homers, all of them coming in the seventh inning or later. He also hit a ninth-inning blast in the first game of the series. He is batting .619 (13-for-21) with two doubles and 11 RBIs in the seventh inning or later.
Atlanta scored its only run when Freddie Freeman hit a homer, his second, in the eighth inning off reliever Matt Andriese. Freeman was hit by a pitch in the sixth and has reached base in 18 consecutive games. Ronald Acuna Jr. extended his hitting streak to nine games for the Braves.
Blue Jays 7, Twins 4
Eric Sogard had a three-run double to highlight a five-run fourth inning, and Justin Smoak, Randal Grichuk and Teoscar Hernandez each homered to lead Toronto over Minnesota in Minneapolis.
The win was the third in four games for the Blue Jays, who got their first series victory of the season. Joe Biagini (1-1) picked up the win in relief of starter Clay Buchholz, who gave up three runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings, walking three and striking out four.
Eddie Rosario hit two home runs and Willians Astudillo and Jonathan Schoop each had two hits for Minnesota. Michael Pineda (2-1) took the loss, allowing six runs on seven hits with a walk and a strikeout in 3 2/3 innings.
Rockies 6, Phillies 2
Ryan McMahon, in his first game back from the injured list, hit two home runs and drove in five as Colorado beat Philadelphia in Denver.
Kyle Freeland (2-3) gave up just two hits over six scoreless innings to get his first win since Opening Day, and Tony Wolters had three hits for Colorado. The Rockies have won four straight following an eight-game slide, and they earned their first home victory in six tries this season.
J.T. Realmuto homered, and Cesar Hernandez singled three times for the Phillies. Zach Eflin (2-2) allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits and three walks while striking out two over six innings.
Reds 4, Padres 1
A game-opening homer by Joey Votto and home runs by Tucker Barnhart and Jesse Winker led visiting Cincinnati over San Diego in the opener of a four-game series.
The Reds snapped a four-game losing streak while handing the Padres a fourth straight loss. The Votto and Barnhart homers were among the three hits allowed by Padres rookie starter Chris Paddack (0-1), whose only walk came in front of Barnhart’s first homer of the season in the fifth inning.
Cincinnati’s final run came on a ninth-inning homer by Winker off reliever Phil Maton. Reds right-hander Tanner Roark (1-0) allowed one run on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. Manny Machado’s RBI double accounted for the Padres’ only run.
—Field Level Media