Cleveland ace Kluber breaks right forearm in loss to Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Cleveland ace Corey Kluber broke his right forearm when he was hit by a line drive during the Indians’ 4-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.
Kluber (2-3) was struck by Brian Anderson’s comebacker in the fifth inning. The Indians said he will be re-evaluated in Cleveland on Thursday.
The two-time American League Cy Young Award winner allowed eight hits and three runs in 4 2/3 innings, which left his ERA at 5.80.
Caleb Smith (3-0) struck out eight in seven innings, helping Miami stop a four-game slide. He allowed one run on Roberto Perez’s third homer in the third inning.
Cleveland’s Carlos Santana homered in the ninth off Sergio Romo, who regrouped to earn his fifth save.
DIAMONDBACKS 3, YANKEES 2
PHOENIX (AP) — Ketel Marte homered, Merrill Kelly won his first start against New York and Arizona swept a two-game series.
The Yankees dropped to 0-5 this year against teams that currently have winning records and is 17-8 against clubs that started the day under .500.
Kelly (3-2) allowed one run and five hits in 5 1/3 innings as Arizona won for the seventh time in nine games. Greg Holland pitched around Cameron Maybin’s one-out walk in the ninth to remain perfect in seven save chances.
Masahiro Tanaka (2-3) allowed three runs and five hits in four innings, which matched his season low.
CUBS 11, MARINERS 0
SEATTLE (AP) — Jon Lester and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, Javier Baez homered and doubled during a six-run second inning, and Chicago beat Seattle for its 13th win in 17 games.
The Cubs handed Seattle starter Marco Gonzales his first loss of the season, thanks to the big second inning when 12 batters came to the plate. Gonzales (5-1) failed to make it out of the inning after giving up five hits and walking two.
Lester (2-1) cruised after the early run support, allowing one hit in seven innings.
TWINS 6, ASTROS 2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Martin Perez pitched eight scoreless innings in his longest start in two seasons, and Jonathan Schoop hit a towering two-run homer to help Minnesota beat Houston.
Perez (4-0) allowed four hits and two walks while striking out seven, improving to 3-0 with a 2.08 ERA in his first four starts with his new team. He got his first win in relief.
Collin McHugh (3-3) hit Mitch Garver with a pitch to start the third, and Schoop made him pay with his drive into the third deck above left field.
RED SOX 7, ATHLETICS 3
BOSTON (AP) — Mitch Moreland homered and drove in another run on a sacrifice fly after a lucky hop off the second base bag moved the runners along as Boston completed a three-game sweep.
Boston was seven games under .500 and 7½ games out of first place on April 16. The Red Sox have won eight of 12 since.
Marcus Walden (4-0) relieved Red Sox starter Hector Velázquez after two innings and pitched three scoreless innings, striking out three and allowing one hit.
Mike Fiers (2-3) gave up three runs and five hit in five innings for Oakland, which has lost six in a row starting a nine-game trip.
CARDINALS 5, NATIONALS 1
WASHINGTON (AP) — Miles Mikolas outpitched Max Scherzer, Marcell Ozuna had three hits and St. Louis beat Washington.
José Martínez drove in two runs for the Cardinals, who have won five straight and 10 of 11.
Washington has lost the first three games of the series and six of their last seven overall, and fell to 12-17.
The Cardinals touched up Scherzer (1-4) for three runs in the first.
The Nationals mustered a run in the fourth, but couldn’t solve Mikolas (3-2). The right-hander gave up a run and seven hits while striking out four in six innings.
PIRATES 7, RANGERS 5
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rookie Bryan Reynolds hit a three-run double as Pittsburgh completed a two-game sweep.
A day after his first career home run put the Pirates ahead in the 11th inning of a 6-4 win that ended an eight-game losing streak, Reynolds extended his career-opening hitting streak to nine games with a liner over left fielder Joey Gallo in the fourth.
Felipe Vázquez got his eighth save by striking out Shin-Soo Choo and pinch-hitter Hunter Pence with the potential tying run at second in the ninth.
Jameson Taillon (2-3) allowed five hits and four runs — three earned — in 6 1/3 innings.
PHILLIES 7, TIGERS 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maikel Franco hit a bases-clearing double in the seventh, Rhys Hoskins homered and Philadelphia beat Detroit.
Aaron Nola pitched 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball, helping the Phillies earn a split of the two-game series. The ace right-hander allowed seven hits and struck out six.
Philadelphia tagged Detroit’s bullpen for six runs in two innings.
After Ronny Rodriguez gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead in the seventh with an RBI single off Seranthony Dominguez (2-0), the Phillies answered in the bottom half. J.T. Realmuto hit a one-out double to right off Buck Farmer (1-2) and Sean Rodriguez was hit by a pitch on his hand. Daniel Stumpf entered and Cesar Hernandez singled to load the bases.
Franco then ripped a liner to right-center off Victor Alcantara to put Philadelphia ahead 4-2.
BRAVES 5, PADRES 1
ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried gave up one run in seven innings, Dansby Swanson homered and Atlanta spoiled Cal Quantrill’s major league debut.
The Braves led 2-1 before scoring three runs in the seventh off Luis Perdomo, including Swanson’s two-run homer.
Fried (4-1) allowed four hits. He had seven strikeouts and gave up a fourth-inning homer to Machado.
Quantrill (0-1) overcame a shaky first inning to give up two runs on six hits and one walk in 5 2/3 innings.
ROYALS 3, RAYS 2, 1st GAME
ROYALS 8, RAYS 2, 2nd GAME
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kelvin Gutierrez hit his first big league homer and Kansas City pounded AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell for the second time in a week to complete Kansas City’s first doubleheader sweep since July 7, 2015, also against Tampa Bay.
In the opener, Adalberto Mondesi hit a two-run homer in a three-run first inning for Kansas City, and Jacob Junis (3-2) and the bullpen held on.
Snell was easily outpitched by Glenn Sparkman (1-1), who was recalled from Triple-A Omaha and earned his first career win.
Billy Hamilton’s RBI single in the fourth chased Snell (2-3), who allowed seven runs, six hits and three walks. Ryne Stanek (0-1) lost the opener.
ORIOLES 5, WHITE SOX 4, 1st GAME
WHITE SOX 7, ORIOLES 6, 2nd GAME
CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Villar hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth Kelvin Herrera (0-1) after Richie Martin’s leadoff triple, and Baltimore won a doubleheader opener to stop a four-game losing streak.
Branden Kline (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings, and Mychal Givens got four outs for his second save, striking out Jose Abreu with a runner on first to end the game.
Yonder Alonso hit a two-run single with two out in the ninth inning of the nightcap, and the White Sox salvaged a split. Leury Garcia sparked the winning rally with a leadoff walk. Adam Engel then reached on a bunt when Evan Phillips (0-1) threw late to first. With two down and runners on second and third, Jose Abreu was walked intentionally to get to Alonso, who lined a game-ending single into left field.
Thyago Vieira (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win, and then was returned to Triple-A Charlotte after the game.
REDS 1, METS 0
NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Iglesias homered off Edwin Diaz in the ninth inning to give the Cincinnati Reds a 1-0 victory.
Mets ace Jacob deGrom rediscovered his Cy Young form, throwing seven shutout innings of three-hit ball after losing his previous three starts. But as was often the case last season, his teammates didn’t provide much support. It was the second time in three nights that Diaz (0-2) gave up a tiebreaking homer to the Reds in the ninth. Jesse Winker connected against the All-Star closer in the series opener Monday to give Cincinnati a 5-4 victory.
Zach Duke (2-1) got one out for the win. Michael Lorenzen worked a perfect ninth for his second save, as heavily used closer Raisel Iglesias was rested.
ROCKIES 11, BREWERS 4
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nolan Arenado homered twice and drove in four runs, and the Colorado Rockies stopped a three-game slide.
Trevor Story also connected in Colorado’s highest-scoring game of the season. Tony Wolters added two RBIs on a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning and a sacrifice fly in the eighth.
Carlos Estévez (1-0) got one out for the win.
Milwaukee had won four of five. But the Brewers had to scramble after Chase Anderson ruptured a blister on his right middle finger, sending him to the injured list and handing the ball to Jacob Barnes for the start right before the game. Corbin Burnes (0-3), who was recalled from Triple-A to replace Anderson, took the loss. Mike Moustakas hit a two-run homer for Milwaukee, and Ben Gamel had two hits and two RBIs.
GIANTS 2, DODGERS 1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey hit a game-ending single with two outs in the ninth inning to send the Giants to a victory.
Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu and Giants counterpart Madison Bumgarner were on their games, leading to a tight game that wasn’t decided until the bullpens took over late.
Steven Duggar and Gerardo Parra started the winning rally with back-to-back, one-out singles against Julio Urías (2-2). Pedro Baéz then came in with two outs and runners on first and second and Posey hit a line drive to left field. Chris Taylor fielded the ball on one hop and threw on the fly to home, but Duggar slid in safely before Russell Martin could get the tag down on a high throw to give the Giants the series win.
Will Smith (1-0) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win.
ANGELS 6, BLUE JAYS 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout hit a three-run double and Albert Pujols added his 1,998th career RBI in the Angels’ fifth victory in six games.
Trout’s bases-clearing drive in the fourth chased Marcus Stroman (1-4) and punctuated the latest strong performance by the streaky Angels, who had lost nine of 10 before their current surge. With a first-inning single, Trout also set a franchise record by reaching base in his 28th consecutive game to start the season, topping Darin Erstad’s 27 straight in 2000.
Randal Grichuk and Rowdy Tellez homered for the Blue Jays, who had won nine of 12 before losing the first two in this three-game series.
After Luke Bard threw a perfect first inning as the Angels’ opener, Felix Pena (1-1) retired his first nine batters to earn the win. Ty Buttrey got six outs for his first save of the season.