Yankees beat Astros, Phillies defeat Nationals

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Yankees beat Astros, Phillies defeat Nationals
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, restrains Chase Headley, right, after home plate umpire Adrian Johnson ejected Headley during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Friday, May 12, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Associated Press


NEW YORK (AP) — Chase Headley hit a tiebreaking bases-loaded triple off Chris Devenski in New York's six-run seventh inning as the Yankees rallied to beat the Houston Astros 11-6 on Sunday in the opener of a special day-night doubleheader.

Adam Warren (1-0) got the win in the opener as the Yankees stopped a three-game slide. Starlin Castro, Aaron Judge and Brett Gardner homered for New York.

Evan Gattis had two hits and two RBIs for the Astros. Will Harris (1-1) got the loss.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Ty Kelly hit a tiebreaking RBI single in Philadelphia's three-run ninth, helping the Phillies take the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

Aaron Altherr opened the ninth with his eighth homer. Maikel Franco and Cameron Rupp hit consecutive doubles off Shawn Kelley (3-1), and Freddy Galvis walked before Kelly delivered against Koda Glover.

Joaquin Benoit (1-2) pitched a scoreless eighth for Philadelphia and Hector Neris finished for his fourth save.

Bryce Harper hit his 12th homer for NL East-leading Washington and Trea Turner added a two-run shot.


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nomar Mazara had the go-ahead hit for the second game in a row as the Rangers extended their winning streak to a majors-best six in a row.

Mazara hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the seventh right after Elvis Andrus' RBI double, both off Ryan Madson (0-3).

Carlos Gomez had three hits, including a single to start the Texas seventh, but left the game with a right hamstring strain after scoring from second on Delino DeShields' two-out infield single.

Dario Alvarez (2-0) got two outs for the win and Matt Bush the save.


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina homered twice for the Cardinals and Adam Wainwright threw seven sparkling innings.

Molina recorded the third multihomer game of his career. He drilled a two-run homer off Jake Arrieta (4-3) in the second inning and added a solo drive in the eighth.

Matt Carpenter also homered for St. Louis while Wainwright (3-3) allowed four hits, struck out three and walked four.


DENVER (AP) — Pat Valaika homered twice and drove in four runs and Antonio Senzatela got the win in an emotional Mother's Day start for Colorado.

Senzatela (6-1) was pitching on Mother's Day for the first time since his mom died of breast cancer last July. Like many around the league, Senzatela used a pink bat to raise awareness about the disease. The rookie right-hander is tied for the major league lead in wins.

Nolan Arenado also went deep as the Rockies salvaged a split of the four-game series.

Los Angeles led 4-3 before Valaika hit a two-run homer in the fourth off Julio Urias (0-1).

Greg Holland struck out the side in the ninth for his 16th save.


ANAHEIM, California (AP) — Angels star Mike Trout homered in his third straight game and Alex Meyer pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning.

Danny Espinosa hit a tiebreaking homer off Justin Verlander while Andrelton Simmons added an RBI single to chase Verlander (3-3) in the seventh.

With a first-inning shot to left for his 11th homer, Trout homered in three straight games for the third time in his career, also accomplishing the feat in September 2013 and June 2016.

Meyer (2-1) struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings. Bud Norris got the save.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Manny Pina hit a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, capping Milwaukee's comeback from a six-run deficit.

Pina hit a 3-2 slider from Addison Reed (0-2) over the wall in left. The Brewers scored 10 runs over their final three innings, teeing off on the Mets bullpen after a solid start by Jacob deGrom.

Neftali Feliz (1-4) got the win and Corey Knebel picked up his first save.


KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — Mike Moustakas homered and drove in four runs to help Kansas City rally for the win.

Jorge Soler and Drew Butera also connected for the Royals. Soler's 464-foot shot to center leading off the seventh was the longest by a Kansas City player this season.

The Orioles' Chris Davis reached five times on a solo homer, RBI single and three walks. Caleb Joseph hit a two-run shot in Baltimore's four-run fourth.


TORONTO (AP) — Kevin Pillar homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give Toronto a sweep of the four-game series.

Pillar sealed the win with a blast to left off Edwin Diaz after Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer for Toronto.

The Blue Jays have won five straight and seven of eight and lead the majors with 21 homers in May.


BOSTON (AP) — Steven Souza Jr. hit a three-run homer and Jesus Sucre drove in three runs as Tampa Bay beat Boston.

The Rays won for the second time in three games, a day after striking out 16 times in a loss. At 4 hours, 32 minutes, it was the longest nine-inning game in Rays history.

Souza went deep during Tampa Bay's seven-run ninth inning.

Boston starter Drew Pomeranz (3-3) came out with left triceps tightness before the fourth inning. He gave up two runs and three hits.


CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis homered twice and drove in four runs to help the Indians snap a three-game losing streak.

Kipnis finished with four hits. Carlos Santana and Lonnie Chisenhall also homered for Cleveland, while Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer (3-4) allowed three runs in six-plus innings.

Jorge Polanco hit a solo shot in the seventh, giving the Twins a home run in 15 straight games, one short of the club record.


MIAMI (AP) — Tyler Moore hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning to spoil a shutout bid by R.A. Dickey as the Marlins broke a five-game losing streak.

It was Moore's first homer of the year and the fourth pinch-hit shot of his career.

Kyle Barraclough (1-0) pitched out of a bases-loaded situation in the seventh by retiring Kurt Suzuki. A.J. Ramos pitched around a leadoff walk in the ninth for his fourth save.

Atlanta had eight hits and six walks but stranded 12 runners.

Atlanta's Nick Markakis hit a two-out single in the fifth to drive home the game's first run. Dickey (3-3) allowed five hits in seven innings.


CHICAGO (AP) — Pinch hitter Melky Cabrera had a key two-run single in Chicago's eight-run eighth inning.

Cabrera, whose hit went through the right side of the infield, was one of 14 batters in the inning against three San Diego relievers.

The rally denied Jered Weaver his first win with the Padres after his best outing of the season. Ryan Buchter (2-2) took the loss, walking three batters while recording only one out.

Michael Ynoa (1-0) earned the win with a scoreless eighth. The White Sox got their second straight victory after a six-game slide.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Belt homered again, helping San Francisco to its first three-game winning streak of the season.

Belt hit his third home run in four games. Joe Panik and Eduardo Nunez each drove in two runs and Buster Posey had two hits for the Giants.

Scooter Gennett drove in two runs for the Reds, who lost their third straight.


PHOENIX (AP) — Jose Osuna hit a two-run homer for Arizona with two outs in the 10th inning and Tony Watson escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the inning.

Osuna hit a 3-1 pitch from Tom Wilhelmsen (0-1) out to right-center field, forcing a split of a four-game series. It was Osuna's second career homer.

Watson (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings. He got Jake Lamb out on a ground ball to second with the bases loaded to end the game.

Josh Bell and Andrew McCutchen also went deep for the Pirates.

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