DENVER (AP) — Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger and Russell Martin homered as the Los Angeles Dodgers kept up their longball barrage, beating Colorado 10-6 Friday in the Rockies’ home opener.
After hitting a franchise-record 235 home runs last year, the NL champion Dodgers have connected a whopping 21 times in only eight games this season. They’ve homered in every game so far.
Bellinger hit his sixth of the year, breaking the game open with a three-run drive in the fifth. Muncy finished a double shy of a cycle, walking in the ninth.
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PHOENIX (AP) — Ketel Marte homered from both sides of the plate, including a grand slam, and Arizona won its home opener by keeping Boston in a funk.
Adam Jones homered and doubled for the Diamondbacks, who scored seven times in the sixth inning for a 14-1 lead. Red Sox infielder Eduardo Nunez came in to pitch the eighth and gave up a home run to Alex Avila.
Mookie Betts, who had three hits, and Mitch Moreland homered for Boston.
ANGELS 3, RANGERS 1
ANAHEIM (AP) — Mike Trout hit two home runs to lead Los Angeles over Texas and snap a six-game losing streak.
Trout — who signed a $426.5 million, 12-year contract before the end of spring training — has homered in the Angels first two home games for the first time in his career. It is also the 15th multi-homer game of his career.
Trout hit a Lance Lynn (0-1) fastball to center field in the sixth inning to give the Angels a 2-1 lead. He added a solo shot to center in the eighth off Jesse Chavez.
BREWERS 13, CUBS 10
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun and Eric Thames hit three-run homers and the Milwaukee Brewers connected five times in all, sending Chicago to its sixth straight loss.
Hernan Perez, Yasmani Grandal and Orlando Arcia also homered for the defending NL Central champions, who improved to 7-1. They have won nine of their last 12 games against the Cubs, including the division tiebreaker in October.
PHILLIES 10, TWINS 4
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins had three hits and drove in four runs, including Bryce Harper from first base on a single, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Minnesota despite Jorge Polanco hitting for the cycle.
Nick Pivetta (1-0) got the win.
Polanco tripled in the first, singled in the third, hit a solo homer in the fifth and lined a double off Adam Morgan leading off the seventh to complete his first cycle. He added another single in the ninth for his first five-hit game.
PIRATES 2, REDS 0
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Musgrove allowed three hits in seven efficient innings to outduel Sonny Gray as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Cincinnati Reds their third straight shutout.
Musgrove (1-0) struck out eight and walked one in his first start as Pittsburgh sent Cincinnati to its sixth loss in a row, including two blankings at PNC Park.
Cincinnati’s scoreless streak reached 28 innings, the longest drought by the Reds since they went 30 innings without crossing the plate in 2015.
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana homered with one out in the ninth inning and made a familiar trot around the bases, leading Cleveland over Toronto in a game that featured little hitting and 24 combined strikeouts.
Santana, who returned to the Indians via trade this season after signing with Philadelphia as a free agent last year, connected on a 1-0 pitch off Joe Biagini (0-1) to give the Indians their first walk-off win of 2019.
BRAVES 4, MARLINS 0
ATLANTA (AP) — Kevin Gausman allowed only two hits in seven innings, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Tyler Flowers homered and Atlanta beat Miami.
The Braves won their fourth in a row. Miami has lost four straight, and dropped nine consecutive games in Atlanta.
Gausman combined with relievers Jesse Biddle and Arodys Vizcaíno on a three-hitter.
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CHICAGO (AP) — Yoan Moncada hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh inning and the Chicago White Sox won a wild home opener.
The White Sox ended Seattle’s four-game winning streak. The Mariners had been off to a franchise-best 7-1 start.
Chicago took advantage of three errors by shortstop Tim Beckham in the first inning for an early lead, then rallied when the Seattle bullpen couldn’t find the strike zone. The White Sox drew three walks in the seventh, with Moncada’s single off Zac Rosscup making it 9-8 after Cory Gearrin (0-1) hit Welington Castillo with the bases loaded.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. and pinch-hitter Hunter Renfroe homered as the San Diego Padres overcame another home run by Paul Goldschmidt and beat St. Louis in its home opener.
Goldschmidt drew a standing ovation in his first at-bat at Busch Stadium since being traded to St. Louis. He later hit his fifth home run in seven games.