Indians top Twins 5-3 in 10; Minnesota 0-8 in extra innings


CLEVELAND (AP)Cesar Hernandez hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning off Alex Colome, giving the Cleveland Indians a 5-3 victory over Minnesota on Saturday that dropped the Twins to 0-8 in extra-inning games this season.

Hernandez’s first career game-ending home run led off the 10th and sliced over the right-field wall to score Austin Hedges, who started at second base under pandemic rules.

Colome (2-4) also gave up Jordan Luplow’s leadoff homer in the 10th inning of a 5-3 loss at Cleveland on April 26.

James Karinchak (2-0) got four outs, finishing a 4 2/3 hitless scoreless Indians bullpen behind AL Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber.

Bieber allowed three runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out six, ending his 23-game streak of at least seven strikeouts.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Max Muncy hit a home run into McCovey Cove, connecting off Scott Kazmir in the lefty’s first big league game since 2016, and Los Angeles beat San Francisco for its seventh straight win.

Walker Buehler (3-0) pitched seven innings and Austin Barnes also homered for the Dodgers.

The 37-year-old Kazmir (0-1) allowed just one run – on Muncy’s homer – and two hits in four innings. The three-time All-Star struck out two, walked none and threw 55 pitches,

Buster Posey homered for San Francisco. The Giants have lost two straight to their division rivals after a season-best five-game winning streak.

Albert Pujols had an RBI single in the eighth and has had a hit or an RBI in all six games since making his Dodgers debut on Monday.


NEW YORK (AP) – Gerrit Cole shook off rare control problems to pitch four-hit ball over seven innings, and New York won its fifth straight.

Cole (6-2) allowed four singles, struck out seven and walked as many as three for the first time since Aug. 31. New York had four straight starts of seven shutout innings for the first time since 1932.

Justin Wilson and Luis Cessa finished the five-hitter. The Yankees lead the major leagues with eight shutouts.

Gleyber Torres had three hits and four RBIs.

Dylan Cease (2-1) allowed a season-high five runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Xander Bogaerts and Danny Santana hit consecutive home runs in the sixth inning, Matt Barnes retired Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins to strand the potential tying run in the ninth, and Boston beat Philadelphia for its fourth straight win.

Nathan Eovaldi (5-2) ended a streak of three no-decisions, allowing two runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Four relievers combined for one-run, two-hit relief, and AL East-leading Boston improved to a season-high 11 games over .500 at 29-18.

Philadelphia has lost four in a row and six of seven, dropping two games under .500 for the first time this year at 22-24.

Hoskins hit a solo homer, reaching 100 home runs in 450 games. He is the third-fastest among Phillies behind Ryan Howard (325) and Chuck Klein (390).


SAN DIEGO (AP) – Eric Hosmer hit a two-run, bases-loaded single and Fernando Tatis Jr. came around and scored on an error on the play to highlight the five-run fifth inning for San Diego, which beat Seattle for its eighth straight win.

The game was tied at 1 when the Padres broke through against left-hander Justus Sheffield (3-4) in the fifth. The Padres scored five runs on four singles, two walks, a stolen base and a sacrifice bunt by Joe Musgrove, a starting pitcher who sometimes is called on to pinch-hit. The Mariners committed three errors in the inning, two after Hosmer singled.

Craig Stammen (3-1) pitched a perfect fifth in relief of rookie left-hander Ryan Weathers for the win. Mark Melancon got the final two outs for his majors-leading 16th save.

Padres rookie lefty Ryan Weathers held Seattle to one run and six hits in four innings, struck out two and walked two.


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Chris Bassitt pitched five-hit ball into the eighth inning and Seth Brown hit a two-run homer in the Athletics’ victory over the Angels.

Matt Olson and Aramis Garcia hit solo homers, while Mark Canha tripled, doubled and scored two runs as the first-place A’s took the first two games and claimed the series victory over their last-place downstate rivals.

Bassitt (4-2) gave up only a leadoff walk and David Fletcher’s slow-rolling single during the first seven innings. Although he struck out eight and got within four outs of his first career complete game, Bassit gave up three hits and both runs in the eighth, getting chased by Shohei Ohtani’s RBI triple to center.

Ohtani also doubled – giving him a major league-leading 28 extra-base hits – and drove in his team-leading 34th run of the season for Los Angeles, which has lost nine of 12.

Patrick Sandoval (0-1) yielded four hits, two walks and two runs over five innings in another solid start for the Halos.


WASHINGTON (AP) – Ryan Zimmerman hit a tiebreaking three-run homer and finished with three hits, and Washington overcame a pair of five-run deficits in a win over Baltimore.

Zimmerman’s home run in the fourth against Adam Plutko (1-1) broke a 6-all tie.

Baltimore (17-28) dropped its fifth straight and lost for the 11th time in 13 games. The Orioles led 5-0 after an inning and 6-1 after 2 1/2 frames.

In his 907th career game, Josh Harrison started for the first time in center field for the Nationals and hit his first career grand-slam in the third.

Daniel Hudson (3-0) earned the win, and Brad Hand collected his sixth save in eight chances.

Ryan Mountcastle highlighted the Orioles’ five-run first inning with a grand-slam. Anthony Santander had three hits.


DENVER (AP) – Charlie Blackmon hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer off Madison Bumgarner in a four-run sixth inning, left fielder Raimel Tapia made a dazzling catch to thwart a rally attempt and Colorado dealt Arizona its 12th straight road loss.

Bumgarner (4-4) allowed seven runs – five earned – and eight hits in six innings.

Tyler Kinley (1-0) earned the win and Daniel Bard earned his fifth save in eight chances.

Eduardo Escobar hit a three-run homer and Josh Reddick had an RBI double for Arizona


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Adolis Garcia hit two homers and helped power Texas past Houston.

Garcia, who hit a three-run, walkoff drive in the 10th inning to beat the Astros 7-5 on Friday night, had a solo homer in the fifth. The 28-year-old Cuban rookie added another solo shot in the seventh off Andre Scrubb (1-1).

Jose Trevino hit a two-run double during a five-run seventh inning as the Rangers overcame a 4-3 deficit.

Kolby Allard (1-0) held the Astros scoreless for 1 1/3 innings for the win.


CINCINNATI (AP) – Daniel Robertson hit his first home run in more than two years, a tiebreaking, seventh-inning drive in his second game back from a concussion, and Milwaukee topped Cincinnati.

Robertson came into the game in the sixth inning as part of a double switch, led off the seventh and homered on a first-pitch slider from Heath Hembree (0-1).

Brent Suter (3-2) won after allowing Tyler Stephenson’s sixth-inning RBI single that tied the score 3-3. Josh Hader struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 10th save in 10 chances.

Cincinnati’s Sonny Gray remained winless in seven starts, allowing three runs, five hits and a season-high four walks in six innings with eight strikeouts.


MIAMI (AP) – Garrett Cooper hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning, and Miami Marlins beat New York.

Cooper’s fifth homer of the year came on a 3-2 pitch from Drew Smith (1-1).

The Mets’ Dominic Smith tied the game at 1 with a two-out, RBI single in the eighth.

Brian Anderson scored the Marlins’ first run from third on a sacrifice fly in the seventh when catcher Tomas Nido dropped the ball making the tag.

Miami’s Pablo Lopez allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings and struck out eight.


ATLANTA (AP) – Ozzie Albies hit home runs from both sides of the plate and Ronald Acuna Jr. led off with his major league-best 15th homer as Atlanta beat Pittsburgh.

It was Acuna’s 22nd career leadoff shot, extending his franchise record, including three this season.

Albies added a two-run shot in the fifth as a left-handed hitter. He hit another homer, his ninth, from the right side off Sam Howard in the seventh.

Bryse Wilson (2-2) allowed one run on five hits in 6 2/3 inning.

Michael Perez hit a homer off Wilson in the third.

Pittsburgh’s Mitch Keller (2-6) gave up five runs on eight hits in five innings.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Andrew Benintendi drove in three runs, Josh Staumount escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning and Kansas City stopped Detroit’s four-game winning streak.

Detroit’s Robbie Grossman hit a two-run homer, and the Tigers went 3 for 15 with runners in scoring position.

Brady Singer (2-3) gave up three runs on four hits in 6 1/3 innings, striking out six.

Akil Baddoo had the first three-hit game of his career, including a two-run single in the Detroit second. Harold Castro added an RBI single in the fifth.

Matthew Boyd (2-5) allowed five runs on eight hits and thee walks in five innings.


ST. LOUIS (AP) – Four pitchers combined for five innings of scoreless, two-hit relief after Miles Mikolas appeared to get injured in his delayed season debut, and Yadier Molina hit a tiebreaking home run that lifted St. Louis over Chicago.

Molina broke a 1-1 tie when led off the seventh inning with his seventh home run this season, connecting on a slider with an 0-2 count from Adbert Alzolay (2-4).

Mikolas, a 32-year-old right-hander who won 18 games in 2018, was activated Saturday for his first major league start since the 2019 NL Championship Series. He allowed three hits in four innings, struck out three and walked one before grabbing his right elbow while warming up for the fifth inning.

Daniel Ponce deLeon retired five batters around a walk, Genesis Cabrera (1-1) struck out three of his four batters, Giovanny Gallegos gave up a one-out single and a walk in the eighth and Alex Reyes finished a five-hitter to remain perfect in 14 save chances.


DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) – Taylor Walls hit a pair of doubles in his major league debut and Tampa Bay won its ninth straight game.

Manuel Margot hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning and Mike Zunino homered for the Rays. Center fielder Kevin Kiermaier left in the fifth inning with left eye irritation.

Five Rays combined on a six-hitter to send Toronto to its fourth straight loss. Rays starter Shane McClanahan allowed one run and four hits in five innings. Andrew Kittredge (4-0) threw a scoreless seventh and Diego Castillo worked the ninth to get his eighth save.

Toronto’s Robbie Ray gave up one run, five hits and struck out seven in seven innings. Anthony Castro (0-1) took the loss.

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