Highlights of Friday's MLB games

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[May 06, 2017]  May 5 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's Major League Baseball games:

Yankees 3, Cubs 2

Down to his last strike, Brett Gardner hit a three-run home run off Hector Rondon with two outs in the ninth inning as the New York Yankees rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs Friday at Wrigley Field.

Gardner gave the Yankees their 17th win in 22nd games when he drove a breaking ball down the right field line. He was facing Rondon because Chicago closer Wade Davis was unavailable after pitching the previous three games.

Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant homered for the Cubs.

New York's Michael Pineda allowed two runs and three hits in six innings. Chicago's Kyle Hendricks allowed six hits in 5 1/3 scoreless innings.

Orioles 4, White Sox 2

Gabriel Ynoa pitched six scoreless innings in relief of Wade Miley and Baltimore beat Chicago.

Ynoa was pressed into action after Miley was hit by consecutive line drives by the White Sox's Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia with two outs in the first. Miley was diagnosed with a left wrist contusion and Ynoa allowed six hits in his season debut.

Chris Davis homered off former Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who allowed two runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Nationals 4, Phillies 2

Anthony Rendon and Ryan Zimmerman hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning and Washington beat Philadelphia to become the first team to 20 wins.

Rendon and Zimmerman had three hits apiece as the Nationals improved the best record in baseball to 20-9. Stephen Strasburg pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings and also hit a solo home run in the second.

Nick Pivetta allowed four runs and nine hits in five innings as the Phillies dropped their fourth straight game.

Mets 8, Marlins 7

Wilmer Flores drew a bases-loaded walk to cap a five-run seventh inning as New York rallied from a six-run deficit to beat Miami.

Rene Rivera and pinch-hitter Asdrubal Cabrera delivered RBI singles and T.J. Rivera hit the game-tying two-run double in the Mets' biggest comeback of the season.

Marcell Ozuna had an RBI single in the third for the Marlins. Martin Prado (RBI single) and Giancarlo Stanton (RBI double) each had run-scoring hits during a six-run fourth for Miami, which lost for the eighth time in 10 games.

Blue Jays 8, Rays 4

Kendrys Morales homered in consecutive at-bats and Toronto beat Tampa Bay.

Morales hit a solo shot in the seventh off Chris Archer and added a two-run homer in the eighth off Jumbo Diaz as the Blue Jays scored seven times after the sixth inning.

Daniel Robertson and Derek Norris homered for the Rays.

Cardinals 10, Braves 0

Lance Lynn pitched six solid innings and Aledmys Diaz collected four hits as St. Louis routed Atlanta.

Tommy Pham and Matt Carpenter hit two-run homers the Cardinals, who totaled 16 hits.

Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz was tagged for nine runs and seven hits in four innings.

Royals 3, Indians 1

Eric Hosmer homered and fell a triple shy of the cycle as Kansas City beat Cleveland.

Hosmer hit a two-run home run in the fifth off Danny Salazar and Alcides Escobar added an RBI single. Jason Hammel allowed one run and three hits in six innings for the Royals.

Edwin Encarnacion hit his fifth home run for the Indians while Salazar allowed two runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Reds 13, Giants 3

Jose Peraza went with 3-for-4 with a career-high four RBIs and Cincinnati routed San Francisco after a nearly two-hour rain delay before the first pitch.

Eugenio Suarez added three hits and Billy Hamilton reached base five times as the Reds set a season high for runs and totaled 16 hits.

Christian Arroyo homered and Buster Posey had three hits for the Giants, who saw Matt Cain get tagged for nine runs in 3 1/3 innings.

Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 3

Paul Goldschmidt hit two home runs and drove in five runs as Arizona beat Colorado.

Goldschmidt recorded his 10th career multi-homer game and also added an RBI single. Zack Greinke allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings.

Mark Reynolds homered and Gerardo Parra had three hits for Colorado.

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Twins 4, Red Sox 3

Joe Mauer hit a two-out home run in the ninth inning to give Minnesota a dramatic win over Boston.

Mauer's blast off reliever Matt Barnes (3-1) was his first career walk-off home run and just the third walk-off plate appearance of his career. Mauer added an RBI single as Minnesota won for the seventh time in its past nine games.

Chris Young hit a two-run game-tying single in the top of the ninth off Brandon Kintzler. Rookie Andrew Benintendi homered for the Red Sox.

Pirates 4, Brewers 0

Five pitchers combined on a rain-interrupted seven-hit shutout as Pittsburgh beat Milwaukee.

Wade LeBlanc pitched three innings for the win and also had an RBI single in a game that was interrupted by rain for nearly two and a half hours. Josh Bell homered and Gregory Polanco added an RBI single for Pittsburgh.

Before the lengthy delay, Milwaukee's Jimmy Nelson pitched three hitless innings while Pittsburgh's Chad Kuhl allowed two hits in three innings.

Rangers 3, Twins 1 (13 innings)

Rougned Odor hit a two-run homer in the top of the 13th inning to lift Texas over Seattle.

Odor delivered the big blow in the five-hour and two-minute game by hitting a 1-0 pitch from Emilio Pagan into the right-field seats. It was Odor's sixth home run of the season. Matt Bush was the winner and Pagan suffered the loss on a night when Seattle used eight different pitchers. Alex Claudio earned his first save with a scoreless bottom of the 13th.

Odor was hitless in his first five at-bats before coming to the plate with no outs and a runner on first base in the top of the 13th. He crushed the 1-0 pitch from Pagan over the wall in right. Elvis Andrus went 3-for-4 with a double and a stolen base.

Tigers 7, A's 2

Michael Fulmer pitched eight strong innings, Jim Adduci went 2-for-4 with a bases-loaded triple and Detroit defeated Oakland.

Fulmer allowed two runs (one earned) and eight hits, struck out a season-high nine and walked two. Victor Martinez went 3-for-4 with an intentional walk. He doubled, scored once and drove in Detroit's first two runs with a bases-loaded single in the third inning.

Adduci doubled, tripled, scored a run and drove in three. He also threw Khris Davis out from right field in the second inning when Davis tried to stretch a single into a double. Jose Iglesias went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple and scored twice.

Oakland's Rajai Davis went 3-for-5 and had his 1,000th career hit in the ninth with a two-out single. Yonder Alonso went 2-for-4 with a double and drove in two runs for the A's, who have lost nine of their past 11 games.

Dodgers 8, Padres 2

Rookie Cody Bellinger smacked two home runs and drove in four runs as Los Angeles blew past San Diego.

Bellinger, called up from Triple-A on April 25, has four home runs and five multiple-hit games. He also had two homers on April 29 in a win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Andrew Toles drove Jose Torres' fastball into the right-center gap in the seventh, scoring Chris Taylor and Franklin Gutierrez.

Bellinger's first homer with an impressive blast in the fourth. Then came his three-run shot in the Dodgers' four-run ninth.

Astros 7, Angels 6

Carlos Correa's two-out RBI single snapped a tie in the 10th inning and lifted Houston past Los Angeles.

Down 6-2 heading into the bottom of the ninth, Los Angeles rallied to tie against Houston ace Dallas Keuchel, who entered the game 5-0 with a 1.21 ERA.

The Angels were able to knock Keuchel out of the game and score four times to tie, but it only delayed what has been a common theme this year -- an Astros win.

Jose Altuve started the 10th-inning rally with a single off Bud Norris and a steal of second base, setting the stage for Correa.

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