MLB roundup: Shohei Ohtani sets HR mark as Dodgers roll

By Thomson Reuters Apr 22, 2024 | 1:01 AM

Shohei Ohtani and Andy Pages hit milestone home runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers finished a rough homestand with a dominating 10-0 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday.

Tyler Glasnow (4-1) was in control with 10 strikeouts over eight innings as the Dodgers won for just the third time on their just-completed nine-game homestand, while losing all three series. Even with the victory, Los Angeles is just 3-7 since April 10.

Ohtani’s home run in the third inning gave him the MLB record for players born in Japan with 176, breaking a tie with Hideki Matsui. Pages hit the first home run of his career in his fifth game.

The Mets had seven hits, all singles, as they saw their six-game winning streak come to an end. Before the loss, New York had gone 12-3 after its 0-5 start to the season.

Rockies 2, Mariners 1, 10 innings (Game 1)

Ryan McMahon singled home a run against a pulled-in infield to cap a two-run 10th inning and Colorado beat Seattle in the first game of a doubleheader in Denver.

Ezequiel Tovar had three hits, including an RBI single to tie the score in the 10th, and Jake Cave and Brenton Doyle had two hits apiece for Colorado, which snapped a six-game skid.

Jorge Polanco started the 10th on second and scored on J.P. Crawford’s single to right field off reliever Justin Lawrence (1-1) to put the Mariners ahead.

Mariners 10, Rockies 2 (Game 2)

Cal Raleigh homered and singled, Seby Zavala had three hits to help Seattle beat Colorado in Denver to earn a split of a day-night doubleheader.

Julio Rodriguez and Luke Raley had two hits apiece for the Mariners, who have won five of their past six games.

Elias Diaz and Elehuris Montero each had two hits for the Rockies.

Guardians 6, Athletics 2

Will Brennan homered and Josh Naylor added a bases-clearing double as Cleveland completed a three-game sweep of visiting Oakland.

Tanner Bibee (2-0) allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings for the Guardians, who improved to a major-league-best 16-6. Tim Herrin, Nick Sandlin, Cade Smith and Emmanuel Clase combined for 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief.

Brent Rooker hit a solo homer as the A’s ended their season series against Cleveland by losing for the sixth time in seven meetings.

Brewers 2, Cardinals 0

Colin Rea and three relievers combined on a six-hitter as Milwaukee blanked host St. Louis to complete a three-game sweep.

Owen Miller singled home the two runs in the seventh inning for the Brewers, who won their fourth straight game. Rea allowed five hits and three walks while striking out three in five innings. Bryan Hudson (1-0) worked 2 1/3 innings, Elvis Peguero got two outs and Joel Payamps closed out the ninth for this third save.

Cardinals starting pitcher Sonny Gray (2-1) struck out 12 in 6 1/3 innings, but he allowed two runs on five hits and a walk. The Cardinals, who lost their fourth straight game, missed numerous scoring opportunities, going 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and stranding 10 baserunners.

Yankees 5, Rays 4

Winning pitcher Luis Gil struck out a career-high nine over 5 2/3 innings as host New York hung on to beat Tampa Bay in the rubber game of a three-game series.

Gil (1-1), making his fourth start after missing last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, allowed an unearned run on two hits while walking three in his first win since 2021. Alex Verdugo laced a tiebreaking two-run single during a four-run fifth inning for the Yankees, who have won six of seven series this season.

Amed Rosario had two hits for the Rays. The series loss was the second for the Rays.

Orioles 5, Royals 0

Cole Irvin took a shutout into the seventh inning as Baltimore beat host Kansas City to win the season series.

In his longest outing since Sept. 17, 2022, Irvin (1-1) pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out two. Colton Cowser and Jordan Westburg opened the second inning with back-to-back homers to give Baltimore a 2-0 lead.

Royals starter Seth Lugo (3-1) threw 5 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on nine hits and a walk. It was his shortest outing of the year and snapped a string of seven consecutive quality starts dating back to Sept. 15, 2023.

Phillies 8, White Sox 2

Kyle Schwarber homered, hit a sacrifice fly, walked three times and scored three runs to lift host Philadelphia past Chicago.

Alec Bohm added three hits and an RBI and Bryce Harper had a single and two RBIs for the hot Phillies, who swept their second straight series and have won six games in a row.

Eloy Jimenez homered and knocked in two runs for the White Sox, who fell to 3-18 for the worst 21-game start in franchise history. The White Sox managed four hits.

Red Sox 6, Pirates 1

Wilyer Abreu was 3-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored to help Boston clinch a three-game series sweep of host Pittsburgh.

Reese McGuire also drove in two runs while Jarren Duran scored two for the Red Sox, who are 10-3 on the road this season.

Ke’Bryan Hayes (2-for-3, one RBI) and Jack Suwinski (2-for-4) combined for four of the Pirates’ seven hits.

Nationals 6, Astros 0

Mitchell Parker threw seven shutout innings in his second career major league appearance as Washington held back visiting Houston.

Luis Garcia Jr., who had three hits, and Joey Meneses each drove in two runs. Nick Senzel hit a home run as the Nationals won for the second day in a row to complete the three-game series.

The Astros’ Chas McCormick had two of the three hits off Parker.

Reds 3, Angels 0

Christian Encarnacion-Strand delivered a go-ahead two-run double, and five relievers combined for 8 1/3 shutout innings as Cincinnati finished a three-game sweep of visiting Los Angeles.

Elly De La Cruz finished an impressive weekend with two hits and a run scored for the Reds, who swept a three-game series from the Angels for a second straight year and have won eight straight against Los Angeles.

Angels starter Jose Soriano (0-3) held the Reds hitless over the first 5 1/3 innings and finished with a career-high six innings. He allowed three hits and three unearned runs, with seven strikeouts and three walks while hitting a batter as the Angels dropped their fourth straight and finished 3-7 on a three-city, 10-game road trip.

Tigers 6, Twins 1

Casey Mize recorded his first victory since 2021 as visiting Detroit defeated Minnesota.

Mize (1-0) tossed six scoreless innings in his fourth start this season, allowing five hits while striking out four for the Tigers. His last win came on Aug. 24, 2021, when he tossed five shutout innings against St. Louis. Tyler Holton added two scoreless innings and Alex Faedo gave up a run in the ninth.

Austin Martin hit his first career home run for the Twins. Minnesota starter Louie Varland (0-4) gave up four runs on three hits and four walks in 2 2/3 innings.

Marlins 6, Cubs 3

Jesus Sanchez was 2-for-4 and hit a tape-measure homer as visiting Miami beat Chicago to split their four-game series.

In doing so, the Marlins cooled off the Cubs, who had won six of eight games since a loss in Seattle on April 12.

Chicago starter Hendricks (0-3), in his 11th season for the Cubs, lasted four innings, giving up four runs on six hits while throwing only 56 pitches. He struck out five and didn’t issue a walk.

Diamondbacks 5, Giants 3

Impromptu starter Slade Cecconi, on the mound after Merrill Kelly’s appearance was scratched due to injury, led Arizona past host San Francisco.

Cecconi (1-0) allowed two hits in six innings with three strikeouts and no walks for the Diamondbacks.

Mike Yastrzemski went 1-for-3 with two RBIs for the Giants.

Rangers 6, Braves 4

Visiting Texas hit three home runs to back the solid pitching of Michael Lorenzen and beat Atlanta to salvage a game in the three-game series and end the Braves’ six-game winning streak.

Evan Carter, Andrew Knizner and Adolis Garcia each went deep for the Rangers, who finished their 10-game road trip with a 5-5 record.

Marcell Ozuna got Atlanta on the board with a three-run homer in the first inning, giving him the major league lead with nine homers and 27 RBIs.

Padres 6, Blue Jays 3

Joe Musgrove worked seven strong innings and Xander Bogaerts homered and San Diego averted a series sweep by stopping visiting Toronto.

Musgrove allowed five hits and three runs in his longest outing of the year, walking none and fanning three. Wandy Peralta pitched a clean eighth inning and Robert Suarez got the last three outs for his seventh save.

The Padres worked three Toronto pitchers for nine walks total in the game. Chris Bassitt (2-3) permitted six hits and four runs, two earned, in 5 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out four as Toronto lost for just the second time in eight games.

–Field Level Media