MLB roundup: Yankees combine to no-hit Tigers

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[March 18, 2017]  The Sports Xchange

The 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 game-winning run.

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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Royals 8, Brewers 5

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 second.

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 earned run.

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 three innings.

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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