roundup: Yankees combine to no-hit Tigers
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[March 18, 2017]
The Sports Xchange
New York Yankees' Opening Day starter, Masahiro Tanaka, combined
with two relievers to no-hit the Detroit Tigers in a 3-0 win on
Friday in Lakeland, Fla. Tanaka struck six and walked two in 4 1/3
innings. Chasen Shreve got the final two outs in the fifth and
Jordan Montgomery closed out the gem with four perfect innings.
Cubs 7, White Sox 3
Kyle Schwarber belted a three-run homer and drove in four runs as
both teams had an Opening Day look for the sold-out crowd in
Glendale, Ariz. Kris Bryant add a two-run single in the win.
Mariners (ss) 9, Diamondbacks (ss) 5
Down 5-2 entering the top of the ninth, Seattle exploded for seven
runs with a grand slam from Ryan Casteel accounting for the big hit.
Jay Baum had a two-run double in the inning as the Mariners struck
for six hits and coaxed three walks off relievers Yuhei Nakaushiro
and Gabriel Moya.
Astros (ss) 6, Red Sox 2
Reid Brignac's double sparked a four-run sixth inning and starter
Brad Peacock allowed one run in three innings. Boston middle
relievers Joe Kelly and Noe Ramirez combined to give up all six runs
and seven hits in 1 1/3 innings.
Astros (ss) 5, Braves 4
Houston scored four times in the bottom of the ninth inning to steal
the victory. Three straight singles loaded the bases for Derek
Fisher. His double drove in two runs and set the table for Jack
Mayfield, who stepped up and singled to center to drive in the
Twins 4, Rays 2
Brian Dozier belted a first-inning, three-run homer, Jorge Polanco
crushed a solo shot and five Minnesota pitchers held Tampa Bay to
four hits. Phil Hughes started and went five innings and struck out
four to earn the win.
Blue Jays 7, Phillies 5
Toronto's Darrell Ceciliani went 2-for-4 and drove in five runs as
Toronto scored five times in the fifth inning. Marco Estrada walked
two and gave up only one hit in 3 2/3 innings, but he did give up
three runs, two of them earned.
Orioles 8, Pirates 6
Baltimore jumped all over Pittsburgh starter Drew Hutchison and
turned seven hits and two walks into six earned runs in a game that
featured 26 hits, including nine for extra bases. The Orioles scored
twice in the second with Trey Mancini's homer being the big blow. In
the third, Baltimore parlayed two walks, a single and a double into
three runs and a 5-1 lead.
Mets 16, Cardinals 2
New York scored four runs in the first, six more in the second and
four times in the third on the way to a laugher. Wilmer Flores went
2-for-2 and drove in six runs, including a second-inning grand slam
to highlight the Mets' 17-hit attack. His first-inning double to
deep left scored Jay Bruce and Lucas Duda.
Nationals 5, Marlins 5
Miami scored two in the first and three in the second, but
Washington stormed back with a four-run seventh in a game called
after nine innings. Starter Erick Fedde gave up five runs in two
innings, the big blow a three-run homer by Marcell Ozuna. The
Nationals tied it up with three hits in the sixth with Isaac
Ballou's two-run double being the big blow.
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Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 and Kansas City roughed up Milwaukee
starter Jimmy Nelson for five runs in three innings. Kansas City
took a 3-0 lead in the first, but the Brewers bounced back and
scored four runs in the bottom of the first off Nathan Karns. Jose
Colon gave the Royals the lead for good with a lead-off homer in the
Diamondbacks (ss) 3, Athletics 2
Chris Owings' two-run triple in the first inning and Brandon Drury's
RBI double in the fifth scored all the runs Arizona pitchers would
need. Archie Bradley went five innings and gave up five hits and one
Rangers 6, Angels 5
Texas came back from being down 3-0 early to beat Los Angeles on the
strength of a two-run homer by James Loney and a three-run shot by
Ronald Guzman. Loney tagged Manny Banuelos, who had not allowed a
run in his first 6 2/3 innings of work this spring. Guzman slugged
his homer in the seventh inning off Austin Adams.
Indians (ss) 3, Rangers 2
Lonnie Chisenhall, Abraham Almonte and Erik Kratz hit solo homers,
and a Cleveland split squad beat Texas in San Antonio. Cleveland
starter Danny Salazar struck out nine while allowing two runs in
five innings. Rangers starter A.J. Griffin gave up the three homers
but no other hits in a five-inning stint.
Reds 7, Indians (ss) 3
Cincinnati scored five times in the seventh inning to blow past a
Cleveland split squad at Goodyear, Ariz. Wandy Peralta threw two
scoreless, hitless innings for the win after Reds starter Brandon
Finnegan yielded three runs in four inning. Indians starter Corey
Kluber limited Cincinnati to two runs on three hits while striking
out six in five innings.
Rockies 5, Giants 1
Charlie Blackmon, Jordan Patterson and Stephen Cardullo each had two
hits as Colorado beat San Francisco in Scottdale, Ariz. Rockies
lefty Harrison Musgrave tossed three scoreless innings of one-hit
ball. Giants starter Matt Cain was tagged for three runs on nine
hits in 4 2/3 innings.
Mariners 5 (ss), Dodgers 2 (ss)
Tyler O'Neill and Leonys Martin hit home runs off Clayton Kershaw as
a split Seattle squad beat a split Los Angeles squad in Glendale
Ariz. Kershaw allowed four runs and six hits in five innings.
Mariners starter Ariel Miranda allowed two runs and three hits in
Padres 3, Dodgers 2 (ss)
Peter Van Gansen scored on a throwing error by second baseman Willie
Calhoun in the ninth inning and San Diego edged a split squad of Los
Angeles in Peoria, Ariz. Joc Pederson homered for Los Angeles while
Hunter Renfroe had two hits for San Diego. Dodgers' lefty Alex Wood
allowed one run and two hits in 4 1/3 innings.
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