The Dodgers edge the Braves in the series opener

JD Martinez hit two home runs and Freddie Freeman had a double and a homer to help the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers overcome a four-run deficit to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-6 in the opener of a three-game series that matches the National League with two games. winningest teams.

Martinez went 4-5 with a pair of solo shots. Freeman, who played in Atlanta from 2010-21, went 3-for-5 and extended his hitting streak to 12 games.

Evan Phillips (1-0) worked one inning of scoreless relief to get the win. Brusdar Graterol got the final four outs and picked up his third save.

Atlanta starter Charlie Morton (5-4) pitched five innings and allowed six runs on seven hits. Eddie Rosario drove in three runs for the Braves.

Guardians 3, White Sox 0

Hunter Gaddis and four relievers combined for three hits and Mike Zunino drove in two runs as Cleveland snapped a three-game skid and beat Chicago.

Gaddis (1-1), recalled from Triple-A Columbus in place of Peyton Battenfield, who was on the 15-day disabled list, allowed two hits over six innings for his first major league victory. Emmanuel Clase shut down the White Sox in the ninth for his 16th save.

The unexpected pitching matchup featured Gaddis and the White Sox’s Jesse Scholtens (0-2), who allowed one run on two hits over five innings after starter Jimmy Lambert went scoreless for the first time. Scholtens was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte to replace expected starter Mike Clevinger, who landed in IL.

Rays 6, Blue Jays 4

Jose Siri, Randy Arozarena and Luke Raley homered as Tampa Bay won the opener of a three-game series against Toronto in St. Petersburg.

Josh Fleming (1-0) pitched six innings of two-run ball behind starter Trevor Kelley as the Rays went 22-4 at home and won for the third time in four outings in the current 10-game homestand.

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Whit Merrifield went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer and Daulton Varsho also went deep for the Blue Jays. Chris Bassitt (5-3) gave up six runs, two earned, in 6 1/3 innings.

Diamondbacks 6, Phillies 3

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 4-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs as his hitting streak extended to 15 games as Arizona defeated host Philadelphia.

Pavin Smith hit a solo home run for the Diamondbacks, who have won three straight. Tommy Henry (2-1) gave up two runs in 5 2/3 innings and Andrew Chafin pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his seventh save.

Kyle Schwarber and Bryson Stott hit solo home runs for the Phillies, who had their two-game winning streak snapped. Phillies starter Zack Wheeler (3-4) pitched six innings and allowed four runs (three earned).

Pirates 6, Rangers 4

Tucupita Marcano hit a grand slam as Pittsburgh defeated visiting Texas in the opener of the three-game series.

Pittsburgh starter Luis L. Ortiz (1-2) made his seventh major league start and picked up his first career win. He pitched a career-high 7 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits.

Josh Jung homered and Marcus Semien hit an RBI single for the Rangers, who have won three straight. Josh Sborz (1-2) gave up three runs in one inning.

Astros 12, Brewers 2

Yordan Alvarez had a grand slam and a solo shot as visiting Houston hit five home runs to extend its hitting streak to a season-high eight games with a win over Milwaukee.

The Astros had four solo homers off starter Corbin Burnes. Alvarez’s home run off Hoby Milner, his second of the season and fourth of his career, capped a five-run sixth that gave Houston a 10-1 lead.

Cristian Javier (5-1) had four hits, struck out five and walked one in six innings. Houston has won 11 of its last 12 games to go a season-high nine games above .500.

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Giants 4, Twins 1

Michael Conforto hit a three-run, four-run first inning and pitched five innings, allowing just four hits, and San Francisco beat Minnesota in Minneapolis.

JD Davis added an RBI double for San Francisco, which won for the sixth time in seven games. Sean Manaea (2-2) got the win with 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Scott Alexander picked up his first save of the season.

Kyle Garlick homered for Minnesota, which lost for the fourth time in five games. Carlos Correa, making his first appearance against the Giants since opting out of a 13-year, $350 million contract last December because of an old ankle injury, went 2-for-4 with a double.

Reds 6, Cardinals 5 (10 innings)

Nick Senzel hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning to give host Cincinnati the win over St. Louis.

Spencer Steer, who hit a two-run home run earlier in the game, easily scored from third on Senzel’s clinching run to right. Ian Gibaut (4-1) pitched a perfect 10th for the Reds, who won for the second time in eight games.

Paul DeJong had a three-run homer and an RBI double for the Cardinals, who fell for just the fourth time in 15 games.

Rockies 5, Marlins 3

Elias Diaz homered and doubled, Jurickson Profar hit two doubles and both players drove in two runs as Colorado beat Miami in Denver.

Jake Bird (1-0) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless relief for the Rockies, and Pierce Johnson pitched a shutout ninth inning for his ninth save.

Brian De La Cruz had four hits and Luis Arraez had two hits for the Marlins, and Jacob Stallings drove in two runs. Miami starter Edward Cabrera (3-4) allowed three runs on five hits in six innings.

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Angels 2, Red Sox 1

Jaime Barria threw five scoreless innings and Mickey Moniak hit a tying run in the eighth inning as Los Angeles held on for a win over Boston in Anaheim, Calif.

Barria made his first start of the season after pitching 10 innings of relief. He limited the Red Sox to two hits. Chase Silseth (1-1) retired all six batters he faced in the win.

The Red Sox’ only run came in the sixth inning when Connor Wong doubled, went to third on a groundout and came home on a single by Masataka Yoshida, who had two hits in the game.

Mariners 11, Athletics 2

Luis Castillo pitched six scoreless innings and Jarred Kelenic and Jose Caballero each homered as host Seattle handed Oakland another loss.

Julio Rodriguez went 3-4 with two doubles and three runs scored for the Mariners, who improved to 4-0 against Oakland this season. Castillo (3-2) allowed four hits, walked two and struck out eight. He fanned Shea Langeliers in the fifth inning for his 1,000th career at-bat.

Ak lost their fifth game in a row and fell for the 13th time in 15 games. The Mariners have lost four of their previous five games.

Tigers 8, Royals 5 (10 innings)

Javier Baez’s three-run double in the 10th inning lifted Detroit to a victory in Kansas City.

Baez pulled Scott Barlow’s (1-3) first fastball to the base of the left-field bullpen, clearing the bases and breaking a 5-5 tie. It was Baez’s third hit as he fell to 0:19.

Four Tiger relievers pitched 4 1/3 innings of hitless relief. Alex Lange (2-0) picked up the win after two innings, and Jose Cisnero picked up his 10th save for the first time since 2021.

— Field Level Media