MLB roundup: Braves get walk-off win in 10th, sweep Marlins

By Thomson Reuters Apr 25, 2024 | 12:29 AM

Michael Harris II led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a game-winning RBI double to give the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 victory over the visiting Miami Marlins and a sweep of the three-game series.

Harris smacked an 0-1 fastball from Tanner Scott (0-4) past center fielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. to plate automatic runner Ronald Acuna Jr. A.J. Minter (4-1) earned the win after pitching a scoreless top of the inning.

The Braves improved to 5-1 against Miami this season and are 3-0 in extra innings.

The Marlins tied the score with two runs in the ninth against Atlanta closer Raisel Iglesias. After the first three batters reached on singles to load the bases, Josh Bell smashed a hard grounder that went off the chest of Matt Olson and caromed into the camera well. The error allowed two runs to score and handed Iglesias his first blown save of the season.

Cardinals 5, Diamondbacks 1

Lars Nootbaar hit a two-run double to propel St. Louis past visiting Arizona.

After defeating the Cardinals 14-1 on Tuesday, the Diamondbacks left seven runners on base, went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and hit into three double plays.

Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Gibson (2-2) allowed one run on five hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked two.

Mets 8, Giants 2

Francisco Lindor belted a pair of two-run home runs and New York salvaged the finale of its three-game series against host San Francisco.

Lindor went 4-for-5 with four RBIs, and Tyrone Taylor finished 2-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs. Jeff McNeil contributed a double and a single in the Mets’ 10-hit attack.

Wilmer Flores had two hits for the Giants, who had a two-game winning streak end.

Yankees 7, Athletics 3

Aaron Judge hit a two-run homer in the first inning after nearly striking out and host New York recorded a victory over Oakland.

Judge hit his fourth homer of the season after Oakland starting pitcher Joe Boyle (1-4) was called for a balk. Doyle was called for the balk after throwing a called third strike to Judge, who began walking back to the dugout before returning to finish the at-bat. After the balk, Judge lined a fastball into the right-field seats to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. Anthony Rizzo homered for the second straight game and Juan Soto also homered as the Yankees won for the fifth time in seven games.

Oakland’s Brent Rooker hit a three-run homer in the sixth that chased New York starter Clarke Schmidt (2-0), who allowed three runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings. Boyle allowed two runs on three hits in three innings.

Orioles 6, Angels 5

Gunnar Henderson had three hits, including a home run for the second straight game, and Baltimore held off Los Angeles in the rubber game of their three-game series in Anaheim, Calif.

Adley Rutschman contributed two hits and an RBI for the Orioles, who have won four of five. Baltimore starter Dean Kremer (1-2) allowed two runs and three hits in 5 1/3 innings. He walked one and matched his career high with 10 strikeouts. Craig Kimbrel gave up a run in the ninth but recorded his seventh save.

Mike Trout, Taylor Ward and Zach Neto homered for the Angels, who have lost six of seven. Los Angeles starter Tyler Anderson (2-3) allowed two runs and four hits over five innings. He struck out seven and walked a season-high four.

Cubs 4, Astros 3

Dansby Swanson hit a three-run homer and host Chicago edged Houston in frigid weather for its eighth win in the past 11 games.

The Cubs went up 1-0 on Michael Busch’s sacrifice fly in the first, and two batters later, Swanson crushed a 2-2 cutter from Astros right-hander Spencer Arrighetti through a stiff wind into the left field bleachers. Cubs starter Jameson Taillon (2-0) worked 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

Jose Altuve homered for the Astros, the last-place team in the American League West. They lost their fourth in a row and their 11th in the past 14. In 3 2/3 innings, Arrighetti (0-3) yielded four runs on seven hits and two walks with seven strikeouts.

Rangers 5, Mariners 1

Adolis Garcia and Evan Carter hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning and Texas went on to defeat Seattle in Arlington, Texas, reclaiming first place in the American League West.

Reliever Jonathan Hernandez (1-0) earned the victory as three members of the Rangers’ bullpen allowed only one hit in a combined 4 1/3 scoreless innings. Rangers starter Jon Gray pitched well but was pulled after throwing 92 pitches in 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander gave up one run on seven hits.

Mariners right-hander Bryce Miller (3-2), who had allowed just one earned run in winning his previous three starts, struggled with his command and lasted just four-plus innings. He gave up two runs on four hits, with four walks and five strikeouts.

Twins 6, White Sox 3

Willi Castro hit a three-run homer and doubled as Minnesota held on for a win over Chicago in Minneapolis.

Christian Vazquez and Max Kepler added one RBI apiece for the Twins, who won their third game in a row to open a four-game series. Twins right-hander Joe Ryan (1-1) struck out eight batters in six innings. He allowed three runs on four hits and one walk.

Chicago’s Kevin Pillar and Korey Lee each hit a solo home run. The White Sox lost their sixth straight game and dropped to 3-21, the worst record in the big leagues. White Sox left-hander Garrett Crochet (1-4) gave up five runs on seven hits in four-plus innings.

Red Sox 8, Guardians 0

Connor Wong clubbed a pair of solo homers and joined Wilyer Abreu with four hits while Cooper Criswell pitched five strong innings as visiting Boston cooled off Cleveland.

Rafael Devers, back from a five-game absence due to a knee injury, also went deep, was a triple shy of the cycle and had two RBIs for the Red Sox, who evened the three-game set by improving to 4-1 on a six-game trip.

Carlos Carrasco was charged with five runs and nine hits in five-plus innings for the Guardians.

Dodgers 11, Nationals 2

Starter Landon Knack picked up his first major league victory by working six innings and Los Angeles racked up 20 hits in defeating host Washington.

Will Smith went 4-for-6, Shohei Ohtani doubled three times and Mookie Betts, who also had four hits, and Gavin Lux each had two-run singles as the Dodgers won their third game in a row. Andy Pages, who also had three hits, added a home run.

Knack (1-1), a right-hander who lost Washington in his big-league debut, last week, held the Nationals to two runs on three hits and three walks. He struck out five and retired the final 13 batters he faced. Nationals starter Jake Irvin (1-2) lasted only 4 2/3 innings after baffling the Dodgers in Los Angeles on April 17. This time, he allowed six runs on 12 hits.

Brewers 3, Pirates 2

William Contreras went 3-for-4 and Sal Frelick went 2-for-4 for Milwaukee, which held on to edge host Pittsburgh.

Milwaukee, which lost the first two games of the four-game series, is 5-2 in its past seven. The Brewers scored their runs in the third on Contreras’ RBI single, and consecutive walks with the bases loaded. The Pirates got their runs in the home half of the inning on Bryan Reynolds’ two-run homer.

Reliever Bryan Hudson (2-0) gave up one hit in 1 2/3 innings for Milwaukee, and Joel Payamps stepped in for the final inning to pick up his fourth save. Pirates opener Josh Fleming (1-1) allowed one hit, walked two and was charged with two unearned runs in 2 1/3 innings. He fanned one.

Rays 7, Tigers 5

Curtis Mead lofted a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning as Tampa Bay salvaged one win in its three-game series with Detroit, taming the hot Tigers in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Trailing 5-4, the Rays tied it in the sixth against reliever Will Vest (1-1) on Ben Rortvedt’s RBI single. Mead then slugged a two-run shot, his first long ball of the season, down the left field line. Randy Arozarena hit a solo shot, and Rortvedt went 2-for-4.

Detroit’s Matt Vierling went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run. Mark Canha hit a two-run single as the Tigers lost for the first time in four games. Starter Jack Flaherty rebounded after allowing all four runs against him in the first two frames. He lasted five innings.

Reds 7, Phillies 4

Santiago Espinal’s two-out, two-run single in the sixth inning tied the score, and Cincinnati added two more runs in the inning to defeat visiting Philadelphia.

Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz finished with three hits and three more steals, including third base twice, to raise his total to 15 this season, tops in the majors.

Alec Bohm continued his hot series by driving in the Phillies’ first two runs, both coming off Cincinnati lefty starter Nick Lodolo, in the first and third innings.

Royals 3, Blue Jays 2

Host Kansas City took advantage of early miscues by Toronto en route to a narrow win.

Blue Jays starter Yariel Rodriguez issued two walks in the first inning that led to a run on Salvador Perez’s single. Then in the sixth, Toronto left fielder Addison Barger, who was making his major league debut, misplayed Kyle Isbel’s second-inning fly ball into a double, then allowed Isbel to advance to third on an error. He scored on Maikel Garcia’s two-out single.

Royals reliever John Schreiber (2-0) pitched a hitless seventh for the win. Chris Stratton struck out two in the eighth, setting up James McArthur for his sixth save. George Springer homered for Toronto, and Rodriguez (0-1) allowed three runs on six hits with two walks and two strikeouts in four-plus innings.

Padres 5, Rockies 2

Matt Waldron tossed six solid innings, Xander Bogaerts had three hits and San Diego rode a four-run first inning to a win over Colorado in Denver.

Ha-Seong Kim had two hits and two RBIs for the Padres. Waldron (1-2) used his knuckleball to keep Rockies batters off balance in his longest outing of the season, and allowed just one run on four hits. He walked three and struck out five.

Elias Diaz homered and singled, and Ryan McMahon also went deep for the Rockies.

–Field Level Media