PHOENIX — Tyson Ross lost his
bid to pitch the first no-hitter in the history of the San
Diego Padres when rookie center fielder Franchy Cordero
appeared to misplay a ball with two outs in the eighth
inning Friday night of a 4-1 win over the Arizona
Playing their 7,835th game
since joining the majors in 1969, the Padres again came
agonizingly close to their first no-no. They remain the only
team in the big leagues that has never thrown a no-hitter.
Ross had a 1-0 lead with two
outs in the eighth when Christian Walker lined a drive to
deep center. Cordero seemed to get a late break on the ball,
then had it sail just over his outstretched glove for a
double that made it 1-all. Ross was pulled after throwing a
career-high 127 pitches. The right-hander, who turns 31 on
Sunday, struck out 10 and walked three. He retired 18
straight after walking Jarrod Dyson in the first. Brad Hand
(1-2) relieved Ross and got the last four outs — they
combined on the 29th one-hitter in Padres' history.
This was the second no-hit
bid to end with two outs in the eighth in the same ballpark
in four nights. Arizona's Patrick Corbin came close in a
one-hit, 1-0 win over San Francisco on Tuesday.
Christian Villaneuva hit an
RBI single off Brad Boxberger (0-2) in a three-run ninth.
METS 5, BRAVES 3, 12 INNINGS
ATLANTA (AP) — Yoenis
Cespedes, who struck out in his previous four at-bats, hit a
tiebreaking single with two outs in the 12th to lift the New
York Mets over the Braves.
Cespedes' single to right
field drove in winning pitcher Robert Gsellman from second
base. Cespedes scored on Asdrubal Cabrera's double off Josh
Ravin (0-1) to right field. Cabrera ran halfway to third
before stopping and trying to return to second. A review
showed he was out at second, overturning the original call.
Ravin hit Gsellman with a pitch to open the 12th. Gsellman
moved to second on Amed Rosario's sacrifice. Michael
Conforto popped out before Cespedes delivered the go-ahead
Gsellman (2-0) pitched two
scoreless innings. Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect 12th for
his eighth save.
ASTROS 10, WHITE SOX 0
CHICAGO (AP) — Justin
Verlander pitched six sparkling innings, Carlos Correa
homered twice and the Houston Astros pounded the White Sox.
George Springer also drove in
four runs with a pair of doubles in Houston's fourth
straight victory. Verlander (3-0) allowed two hits and
walked three while improving to 2-0 with a microscopic 0.43
ERA in his last three starts. The ace right-hander also
struck out five to reach 2,455 for his career, passing Sam
McDowell for 38th on baseball's all-time Ks list.
James Shields (1-2) took the
loss for the White Sox, who managed just two hits in their
10th loss in 11 games. But the deep slide became a secondary
concern after a scary scene in the sixth.
Reliever Danny Farquhar
passed out in Chicago's dugout after recording the last two
outs in the top of the inning. He was attended to by team
medical personnel and on-site EMTs. The White Sox said he
regained consciousness before he was taken to a hospital by
ambulance for further testing.
NATIONALS 5, DODGERS 2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max
Scherzer scattered four hits over six innings against
Clayton Kershaw in the 13th all-time meeting of three-time
Cy Young Award winners and the Washington Nationals beat the
Scherzer (4-1) struck out
nine and walked a season-high three in the first such
matchup since 2006. Kershaw (1-3) gave up four runs and nine
hits in seven innings while striking out a season-low four
against no walks.
Washington improved to 7-3 on
the road and ended the Dodgers' four-game winning streak.
Sean Doolittle pitched the ninth for his fourth save.
RED SOX 7, ATHLETICS 3
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) —
Mitch Moreland hit a grand slam, Jackie Bradley Jr. added a
three-run homer and the streaking Boston Red Sox won their
eighth in a row, beating the Athletics.
Boston kept up the best start
in the franchise's 118-year history, improving to a major
league-leading 17-2. They've won 17 of 18 since losing to
Tampa Bay on opening day. Hundreds of Boston fans decked in
red showed up at the Oakland Coliseum. They saw Moreland hit
the fifth grand slam by the Red Sox this season — they
didn't hit any last year.
Jed Lowrie matched his career
high with four hits for Oakland. Lowrie, who doubled in a
run in the first, leads the majors in hits (32) and RBIs
(22). Kendall Graveman (0-4) took the loss for the A's, who
had won four in a row.
TIGERS 3, ROYALS 2, 10
INNINGS, 1ST GAME
ROYALS 3, TIGERS 2, 2ND GAME
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit
rookie first baseman Niko Goodrum dropped Jon Jay's grounder
and then made a wild throw, allowing the tiebreaking run to
score in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals snapped
a nine-game losing streak, rallying past the Tigers in the
second game of a split doubleheader.
Detroit won the afternoon
opener on a solo homer by JaCoby Jones in the 10th.
The Tigers led 2-1 in the
ninth of the nightcap before pinch-hitter Abraham Almonte
lined a tying single with one out. With runners at first and
second, Jay hit a grounder to Goodrum, who didn't handle it
cleanly. Goodrum then flipped the ball over the head of
pitcher Shane Greene (1-1), who was covering. Kelvin Herrera
pitched the ninth for his third save, ending Detroit's
four-game winning streak.
Jakob Junis (3-1) allowed two
runs and four hits in eight innings for the Royals.
With one out in the 10th of
the first game, Jones hit a fastball from Brad Keller (0-1)
deep to left and immediately put up his right index finger
in celebration. Joe Jimenez (2-0) pitched a scoreless 10th
to earn the win.
ORIOLES 3, INDIANS 1
BALTIMORE (AP) — Dylan
Bundy pitched six innings of five-hit ball and struck out
nine to secure his elusive first win of the season, and the
Orioles beat the Cleveland Indians to end a six-game losing
Manny Machado homered and
Trey Mancini doubled in two runs for Baltimore, which was
outscored 43-22 during an 0-6 trip through Boston and
Bundy (1-2) came in with a
1.40 ERA after allowing only four earned runs in four starts
while being victimized by a lack of run support. In this
one, Baltimore did just enough damage against Trevor Bauer
(1-2) to get Bundy his first victory since Aug. 29.
Richard Bleier worked two
innings — aided by a fine defensive play by Machado at
shortstop — and Darren O'Day got three outs for his first
CARDINALS 4, REDS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael
Wacha kept up his strong pitching against Cincinnati, Yadier
Molina hit two-run double in the first inning, and the
Cardinals spoiled Jim Riggleman's debut as Reds interim
Riggleman replaced Bryan
Price, who was fired Thursday after Cincinnati lost 15 of
its first 18 games.
Wacha (3-1) gave up one run
and six hits in 6 2/3 innings, his longest outing of the
year, to improve to 10-1 in his career against the Reds. Bud
Norris picked up his fifth save in five chances despite
allowing a two-out RBI single to Alex Blandino, helping the
Cardinals won for the sixth time in seven games.
Brandon Finnegan (0-2) lost
for the second time in two starts against the Cardinals this
BLUE JAYS 8, YANKEES 5
NEW YORK (AP) — Lourdes
Gurriel Jr. made an impressive major league debut with two
hits and three RBIs as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the
Teoscar Hernandez homered and
drove in three runs and Yangervis Solarte also connected for
the Blue Jays, who have won nine of their last 11.
Yankees slugger Giancarlo
Stanton broke a 50 at-bat homerless slump with his fourth
shot of the season, a drive that put New York ahead 4-2 in
the third. Miguel Andujar and Tyler Austin also homered for
Toronto starter Marco Estrada
(2-1) was charged with five runs and seven hits, three of
them home runs, in five innings. Roberto Osuna pitched the
ninth for his sixth save in as many chances.
The Blue Jays chased Sonny
Gray (1-2) by sending nine to the plate in the fourth. Gray
allowed five hits and five runs in 3 1/3 innings.
PHILLIES 2, PIRATES 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Odubel
Herrera hit a go-ahead triple in the eighth inning to lift
the Phillies over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Herrera, Cesar Hernandez,
Carlos Santana and Maikel Franco each had two hits for the
Phillies, who have won nine of 11 overall while improving to
7-1 at home. It is Philadelphia's best start at home since
it won seven of eight to begin the 1981 season.
Luis Garcia (2-1) pitched a
scoreless eighth inning, and Hector Neris blanked Pittsburgh
in the ninth to earn his third save in four tries.
After Hernandez led off the
eighth with a double and Santana grounded out, Herrera lined
an 86-mph cutter from George Kontos (1-2) on a 1-2 count
just inside the first-base bag to score Hernandez and give
the Phillies a 2-1 lead.
RAYS 8, TWINS 7, 10 INNINGS
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) —
Pinch-runner Johnny Field scored the winning run from second
base in the 10th as reliever Zach Duke missed first base
after taking a flip from Joe Mauer on Denard Span's two-out
grounder, leading the Tampa Bay Rays past the Minnesota
Wilson Ramos had a one-out
double off Duke (1-1). After Mallex Smith struck out and
Adeiny Hechavarria was intentionally walked, Mauer made a
diving catch on Span's ball and made a toss to Duke, who
missed touching the base on two attempts that allowed Field
to score. The safe call was upheld after a 2-minute,
16-second video review.
Alex Colome (1-2) worked a
perfect 10th for the win.
Tampa Bay forced extra
innings when Carlos Gomez was hit by a pitch from Fernando
Rodney with two outs in the ninth, stole second and scored
on Brad Miller's RBI single to tie it at 7.
MARINERS 6, RANGERS 2
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) —
Jean Segura hit a two-run double in a four-run ninth inning
after Mitch Haniger's tying homer in the eighth, lifting the
Seattle Mariners over the Rangers.
The liner to right center
from Segura chased Texas closer Keone Kela (2-1), who gave
up singles to Daniel Vogelbach and Dee Gordon and got his
only out on Guillermo Heredia's sacrifice bunt.
Haniger's fifth homer was a
two-out shot to the berm in center field against Chris
Martin. Haniger and Kyle Seager added RBI singles in the
ninth off Jake Diekman as the Rangers remained the only team
in the majors without a win in a series opener, dropping to
Juan Nicasio (1-0) pitched a
scoreless eighth, and Edwin Diaz struck out two in the ninth
around a walk and a hit batter.
BREWERS 8, MARLINS 0
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun
and Travis Shaw hit back-to-back homers, helping the Brewers
to a victory over the Miami Marlins.
It was the fourth consecutive
win for Milwaukee, which has outscored Miami 20-3 in the
first two games of the series.
Jhoulys Chacin (1-1) picked
up his first win since signing with the Brewers as a free
agent during the offseason. The right-hander pitched six
innings, scattering four hits and three walks while striking
Miami starter Trevor Richards
(0-2) lasted only 3 2/3 innings, giving up six runs on five
hits and six walks while striking out five.
CUBS 16, ROCKIES 5
DENVER (AP) — Javier Baez
and Kyle Schwarber each had a homer and four RBIs, and the
Chicago Cubs used a seven-run sixth inning to rout the
Baez had four hits, finishing
a triple shy of the cycle. Schwarber had three hits,
connecting for his fourth home run of the season in the
sixth to help break open the game. Albert Amora Jr. added
four hits, including a double and RBI single.
Kyle Hendricks (1-1) struck
out six and allowed three runs on five hits in five innings
to pick up his first win of the season.
Nolan Arenado homered for
Colorado in his return from a five-game suspension stemming
from his involvement in a brawl against San Diego earlier
this month. Jon Gray (1-4) allowed seven runs — five
earned — in five-plus innings.
GIANTS 8, ANGELS 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) —
Andrew McCutchen hit a towering, three-run homer, Mac
Williamson slugged a two-run homer in his first big league
game this season and Nick Hundley also connected to back
Jeff Samardzija in the San Francisco Giants' win against the
Los Angeles Angels.
The Angels had only five
hits, including a homer by Mike Trout, a double by Albert
Pujols for his 2,991st career hit and two singles by Shohei
Samardzija (1-0) just made it
through five innings to qualify for the win. He allowed two
hits in five innings, struck out four and walked four.
McCutchen, the designated
hitter, drove a 1-2 pitch from Andrew Heaney (0-1) into the
Giants' bullpen beyond the left-field fence with one out in
the fifth to chase the left-hander.