BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale remained winless in six starts this season, giving up Daniel Robertson’s two-run homer in the first inning and Yandy Diaz’s two-run triple in the second as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 Sunday.
Sale (0-5) gave up four runs — two earned — four hits and three walks in seven innings with eight strikeouts. After signing a $160 million, six-year contract in spring training, the 30-year-old left-hander gas a 6.40 ERA..
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Muncy singled home the tying run in the fifth inning and the go-ahead run off Richard Rodríguez (0-2) in the seventh as Los Angeles rallied from a 5-1 deficit and completed a three-game sweep.
Rich Hill made his season debut after recovering from a sprained right knee and allowed five runs — just one earned — and five hits in six innings.
Cody Bellinger hit his 14th homer, matching Albert Pujols (2006), Alex Rodriguez (2007) and Christian Yelich (this year) for the most home runs before the end of the season’s first full month. Bellinger had three RBIs and leads the major leagues with a .427 average and 36 RBIs.
TWINS 4, ORIOLES 1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler led off against Dylan Bundy (0-4) with his fourth home run of the series, Byron Buxton also homered and Minnesota swept its six-game season series against Baltimore.
Minnesota hit 23 home runs in the series. Baltimore has given up 71 homers in 29 games; St. Louis was second in the majors with 51.
ANGELS 7, ROYALS 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Albert Pujols passed Barry Bonds for third place in career RBIs, hitting a go-ahead, two-run double in the first off Homer Bailey (2-3). Pujols has 1,997 RBIs and trails only Hank Aaron (2,297) and Alex Rodriguez (2,086) in RBIs, which became an official statistic in 1920.
Matt Harvey (1-2) got his first win with the Angels, allowing one run and two hits in seven innings.
METS 5, BREWERS 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich left in the fifth with low back discomfort, and Mets star Robinson Canó exited in the first after being hit by a pitch on his left hand.
Yelich likely will get at least one game off. X-rays on Canó were negative, but New York will send him for further testing Monday.
NATIONALS 7, PADRES 6
WASHINGTON (AP) — Matt Adams homered off Matt Wisler (1-1) leading off the 11th, his third career walk-off homer, as Washington overcame a 6-0 deficit.
Carter Kieboom, Victor Robles and Juan Soto homered for Washington. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first time three teammates under the age of 22 homered in the same game. Soto is 20, while Kieboom and Robles are 21.
BRAVES 8, ROCKIES 7
ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Donaldson overcame a 7-5 deficit with a three-run homer in the eighth off Seunghwan Oh (1-1), Atlanta’s fourth home run of the game.
Jacob Webb (1-0) got the final out in the eighth, and Luke Jackson earned his first save when Nolan Arenado flied out with two on and David Dahl grounded out.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zach Eflin (3-3) threw a seven-hitter, the first complete game for the Phillies pitcher since September 2017.
WHITE SOX 4,
CHICAGO (AP) — Reynaldo López (2-3) struck out a career-high 14 and allowed two hits and an unearned run over six innings as Chicago completed a rain-shortened two-game sweep.
CARDINALS 5, REDS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jack Flaherty (3-1) gave up four hits in seven scoreless innings, and Yadier Molina drove in three runs as St. Louis won for the seventh time in eight games. John Gant retired Derek Dietrich with a man on for his second save.
SEATTLE (AP) — Elvis Andrus, Hunter Pence, Logan Forsythe and Shin-Soo Choo homered to back Lance Lynn (3-2), who allowed one run over seven innings.
CUBS 6, DIAMONDBACKS
PHOENIX (AP) — Ben Zobrist lined a two-run double in the 15th inning, and the Chicago Cubs outlasted the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second-longest game in Chase Field history.
ASTROS 4, INDIANS 1:
HOUSTON (AP) — Robinson Chirinos hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in a four-run seventh inning to give the Houston Astros a 4-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday night.
The Astros were unable to do much against Carlos Carrasco (2-3) early and had just one hit when former Indian Michael Brantley singled with one out in the seventh. Yuli Gurriel then hit a two-out, two-strike RBI double to end a streak of 17 scoreless innings for Carrasco.