BOSTON (AP) — Gold Glove center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. made two key catches and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Friday night, giving the World Series champions their first two-game winning streak of the season.
Baltimore’s Chris Davis lined out as a pinch-hitter to end the game, extending his record hitless streak for a position player to 0 for 54.
Andrew Benintendi homered and Xander Bogaerts had three hits, helping Eduardo Rodriguez (1-2) and the Red Sox improve to 5-9.
Bradley made a diving grab in the fourth, then ended a threat in the eighth with by robbing Joey Rickard of extra bases and Baltimore of a run. Bradley planted his right foot in the padding of the Green Monster and pushed himself just high enough off the wall to grab the ball.
SEATTLE (AP) — Jose Altuve and Yuli Gurriel hit grand slams and Houston limited heavy-hitting Seattle by using two starting pitchers.
Altuve’s career-best fourth straight game with a home run pushed the Astros’ major league-leading winning streak to seven games.
Seattle had its six-game winning streak halted.
The combination of starter Wade Miley, a former Mariners pitcher, and Brad Peacock (2-0) helped Houston hold down the Mariners.
WHITE SOX 9,
NEW YORK (AP) — Eloy Jimenez hit his first two major league homers, including a tiebreaking shot in the fifth inning, and Chicago ended a five-game skid by beating banged-up New York in a rain-shortened game.
Jimenez’s two-run drive off Jonathan Holder made it 7-5, and he added a 446-foot solo homer in the seventh. James McCann followed with his first homer of the season, and then umpires pulled the teams off the field with one out. The game was called about 40 minutes later.
RAYS 11, BLUE JAYS 7
TORONTO (AP) — Austin Meadows and Brandon Lowe each hit two home runs, becoming the first teammates to hit upper deck homers at Toronto in the same game in the win for Tampa Bay.
The Rays won their fifth straight. It’s the second time this season Tampa Bay has won five straight.
CUBS 5, ANGELS 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras homered twice on a blustery day at Wrigley Field as Cole Hamels and Chicago stopped Los Angeles’ six-game win streak.
Anthony Rizzo and David Bote also connected to help Chicago win for the third time in four games. Hamels (2-0) pitched eight innings in his second straight victory, improving to 5-2 with a 2.63 ERA in 12 career starts against Los Angeles.
ROYALS 8, INDIANS 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon homered, doubled twice and singled as Kansas City stopped a 10-game losing streak, racing to a big lead and beating Cleveland.
Gordon homered during a six-run first inning against Carlos Carrasco (1-2).
PHILLIES 9, MARLINS 1
MIAMI (AP) — Jake Arrieta allowed one run in seven innings to earn his 100th career victory and Philadelphia sent Miami to its fifth consecutive loss.
Arrieta (2-1) took a 6-0 lead into the seventh, when the Marlins ended a streak of 21 consecutive scoreless innings on Austin Dean’s sacrifice fly. He gave up five hits, struck out eight, lowered his ERA to 2.25 in three starts and improved to 100-68 in 10 seasons.
METS 6, BRAVES 2
ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Nimmo hit a two-run homer, Jeff McNeil added a two-run double and New York kept hitting even without Pete Alonso.
New York has scored six runs in six straight games. This time they did it without Alonso, the team’s hottest hitter, who got most of the night off. The first-place Mets, who have won three straight, scored four times in the fourth inning on McNeil’s hit and RBI doubles from Robinson Cano and Michael Conforto.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Colin Moran had a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the 10th inning and Pittsburgh scored five runs off Washington’s struggling bullpen.
Moran’s homer to right center off Justin Miller was his second as a pinch hitter in 34 at-bats. Pittsburgh snapped a four-game losing streak in Washington and spoiled a two-homer night for the Nationals’ Anthony Rendon.
PHOENIX (AP) — Manny Machado homered and Chris Paddack limited Arizona to three hits over 5 1/3 innings to lead first-place San Diego.
In addition to his home run, Machado made a fine defensive play on a sharp grounder up the third base line late in the game. Fernando Tatis doubled, knocking in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, and San Diego won its third straight and fourth in five games.
Paddack (1-0) allowed one run and struck out five. Gerardo Reyes, called up earlier in the day, earned the win in his major league debut by getting two outs in the sixth inning.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasmani Grandal had three hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in three runs in his first game back at Dodger Stadium as he led the Milwaukee Brewers to a 8-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
The former Dodgers catcher received his National League championship ring in the clubhouse before the game and got some nice applause from the 43,643 fans on hand before his first at-bat.