Walker shuts down Yanks, Mets fans cheer 8-3 win in Bronx

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NEW YORK (AP)Taijuan Walker took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, Brandon Nimmo provided a spark in his return from the injured list and the New York Mets beat the crosstown Yankees 8-3 Saturday to open a three-game Subway Series.

The Mets already led 8-0 when Aaron Judge homered with one out in the sixth to end Walker’s bid for the record-tying eighth no-hitter in the majors this season.

Walker (7-3) was lifted after 5 2/3 innings and got a standing ovation from Mets fans among the season-high crowd of 40,047 at Yankee Stadium.

Jordan Montgomery (3-3) stranded five Mets baserunners over the first three innings to keep it scoreless, but the visitors broke through in the fifth. Nimmo led off with a single, one of his three hits, and scored the first run.

TIGERS 11, WHITE SOX 5

DETROIT (AP) – Eric Haase hit a three-run, inside-the-park homer and later cleared the fence for another three-run drive, and Detroit snapped Chicago’s five-game winning streak.

The Tigers trailed 2-0 in the fourth inning when Jonathan Schoop and Miguel Cabrera drew walks from Dallas Keuchel (6-3). Haase hit a sinking liner that bounced past diving center fielder Billy Hamilton and rolled to the wall as the runners circled the bases.

Haase’s inside-the-park homer was the first by a Tigers player since JaCoby Jones hit one last Aug. 10 against the White Sox. The six RBIs were a career-high for Haase, who has four multi-homer games this season.

Tarik Skubal (5-7) lasted five innings, allowing five runs on eight hits while striking out six.

PHILLIES 4, PADRES 2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Bryce Harper homered and drove in two runs, Rhys Hoskins also went deep and Philadelphia beat San Diego.

Zach Eflin (3-6) allowed two runs and three hits in six innings, and Philadelphia’s bullpen held the lead. Bailey Falter, Archie Bradley and Ranger Suarez combined for three innings of one-hit, scoreless relief. Suarez earned his first professional save with a perfect ninth.

Manny Machado hit his 13th homer, a two-run drive. The Padre have lost three straight after winning 11 of 12.

Yu Darvish (7-3) gave up four runs and six hits in six innings with eight strikeouts and a walk.

REDS 3, CUBS 2

CINCINNATI (AP) – Joey Votto and Tyler Naquin homered and Cincinnati handed Chicago its eighth straight loss.

The Reds’ bullpen pitched four scoreless innings. Ryan Hendrix (4-1), the second of four Cincinnati relievers, got the win. Heath Hembree pitched the ninth for his second save in two days.

Adbert Alzolay (4-8) gave up three runs and five hits in seven innings for the Cubs.

BLUE JAYS 6, RAYS 3

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – George Springer homered for the second straight day, Santiago Espinal hit his first career home run and Toronto beat Tampa Bay.

The Blue Jays won for the 10th time in 13 games. Tampa Bay has lost five straight overall and 10 in a row on the road.

Springer led off the second inning with his fifth homer, going deep on a first-pitch fastball from Shane McClanahan (3-3).

Adam Cimber (2-2) got the win in relief of Ryan Stripling, who allowed one run on two hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings.

ROYALS 6, TWINS 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Hunter Dozier drove in three runs and Edward Olivares hit a two-run homer, helping Kansas City beat Griffin Jax and Minnesota.

Danny Duffy lasted only four innings, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks, but the Kansas City bullpen was solid for the second straight day.

Kyle Zimmer (4-0) was the first of five relievers who pitched an inning apiece, and Scott Barlow handled the ninth for his fourth save and second in as many games.

Jax (1-1), the first draft pick ever from the Air Force Academy, allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks in his first career start.

MARLINS 3, BRAVES 2

ATLANTA (AP) – Sandy Alcantara pitched six strong innings, Garrett Cooper homered and drove in two runs, and Miami beat Atlanta.

Alcantara (5-7) walked the first two batters he faced and issued two free passes in the third, but didn’t allow a hit until Ozzie Albies singled with two outs in the third. He gave up one unearned run and five hits with four walks and four strikeouts.

Yimi Garcia earned his 13th save in 16 chances after facing four batters in the ninth.

Kyle Muller (1-2) gave up four hits and three runs in 5 2/3 innings.

BREWERS 11, PIRATES 2

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Omar Narvaez had five hits, Avisail Garcia drove in five runs and Jace Peterson added four RBIs as Milwaukee rolled to its 11th straight victory.

It is the Brewers’ longest winning streak since they began the 1987 season with a franchise-record 13 victories in a row.

The five hits – all singles – were a career high for Narvaez. Peterson and Garcia each had three of the Brewers’ 16 hits. Christian Yelich scored three times and drew three walks.

Eric Lauer (3-3) allowed one run and four hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked four.

Rookie Cody Ponce (0-2) lasted just 1 2/3 innings in his second start of the season. He was tagged for five runs and six hits while walking three and striking out three as the Pirates’ losing streak reached six games.

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