PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie Alek Thomas hit two of Arizona’s five home runs and the Diamondbacks opened a long road trip by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-6 Friday night.
Ketel Marte homered while extending his hitting streak to 15 games and Christian Walker and Jake McCarthy also connected for Arizona.
Arizona Diamondbacks (48-100, fifth in the NL West) vs. Houston Astros (87-61, first in the AL West)
Houston; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Zac Gallen (2-10, 4.44 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 118 strikeouts) Astros: Zack Greinke (11-6, 3.94 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 114 strikeouts)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Franmil Reyes hit his 15th home run into a luxury suite in center field, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Saturday.
Cal Quantrill threw five effective innings to win his second consecutive start.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jed Lowrie hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 11th inning after an earlier home run and the Oakland Athletics went on to beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 on Saturday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tony Kemp pounded his hand on his head and let out a scream of frustration for everything he did wrong — until delivering at the end.
Kemp hit a game-winning sacrifice fly to cap a three-run 12th inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the Red Sox 7-6 on Saturday to snap Boston's eight-game winning streak.