MLB roundup: Scherzer, Nationals dominate Mets

MLB roundup: Scherzer, Nationals dominate Mets

NEW YORK -- Max Scherzer struck out at least 10 batters for the fifth straight start and pitched eight strong innings as the Washington Nationals cruised to a 7-2 victory over the New York Mets.

Scherzer allowed one run and four hits. After striking out one batter in the first three innings, Scherzer recorded nine of his final 15 outs on strikeouts.

Matt Wieters and Michael Taylor homered in the third off Steven Matz. Anthony Rendon hit a two-run homer while Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman produced RBI singles.

Jose Reyes and Jay Bruce homered for the Mets. Matz allowed four runs and eight hits in seven innings.


Dodgers 3, Reds 1

CINCINNATI -- Alex Wood allowed a run in eight stellar innings to remain unbeaten and Los Angeles defeated Cincinnati.

Wood allowed four hits, struck out and contributed an RBI single. He is the first Los Angeles pitcher to begin a season without a loss in 10 or more starts since Orel Hershiser began 1985 by staying unbeaten in 11 starts.

Cincinnati's Tim Adelman allowed a homer to Joc Pederson and gave up two runs and five hits.


Cubs 9, Pirates 5

PITTSBURGH -- Pinch hitter Jon Jay hit the tiebreaking single as Chicago scored six times in the ninth inning and beat Pittsburgh.

Willson Contreras started the rally with a game-tying double off Juan Nicasio. After Jay singled off Tony Watson, Anthony Rizzo delivered a two-run single and Addison Russell added a two-run double.

Josh Bell hit his 12th home run and drove in three runs for Pittsburgh.


Cardinals 11, Orioles 2

BALTIMORE -- Matt Carpenter hit his 13th home run and St. Louis slugged five homers in a rout of Baltimore.

Dexter Fowler, Paul DeJong, Tommy Pham and Jedd Gyorko also homered for St. Louis. Carlos Martinez allowed one run and four hits while striking out eight in six innings.

Kevin Gausman was tagged for five runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings as Baltimore lost for the eighth time in nine games.


White Sox 11, Blue Jays 4

TORONTO -- Melky Cabrera hit a three-run homer and drove in five runs as Chicago routed Toronto.

Jose Abreu had two hits and drove in three runs for the White Sox, who totaled 14 hits. Jose Quintana allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings.

Kendrys Morales, Steve Pearce and Justin Smoak homered for the Blue Jays, who used six relievers after Joe Biagini lasted one-plus inning.


Tigers 13, Rays 4

DETROIT -- Ian Kinsler and Alex Avila homered and Detroit routed Tampa Bay.

Nick Castellanos drove in four runs while Justin Upton had three RBI for the Tigers. Daniel Norris allowed three runs and eight hits in six-plus innings.

Tampa Bay's Erasmo Ramirez was tagged for 10 runs (eight earned) and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings.


Diamondbacks 5, Phillies 4

PHILADELPHIA -- Gregor Blanco hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning off Aaron Nola as Arizona edged Philadelphia.

Jake Lamb followed Blanco's homer with a sacrifice fly as Arizona won its fifth straight. Right-hander Patrick Corbin allowed two earned runs and five hits in six innings.

Cameron Rupp homered for the Phillies while Nola allowed five runs and nine hits in six innings.


Marlins 5, Braves 0

ATLANTA -- Justin Bour homered in his return from the disabled list as Miami blanked Atlanta.

Bour tied Giancarlo and Marcell Ozuna for the team lead with his 17th homer in the fourth inning. Miami's Dan Straily pitched 6 1/3 innings and combined with three relievers on a four-hitter.

Atlanta rookie Sean Newcomb allowed three runs and five hits in six innings.


Indians 8, Twins 1

MINNEAPOLIS -- Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer as Cleveland cruised past Minnesota.

Jose Ramirez added three hits as Cleveland climbed one game behind first-place Minnesota. Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco allowed one run and four hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Eddie Rosario homered for the Twins while rookie Nik Turley was tagged for eight runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings.


Red Sox 2, Astros 1

HOUSTON -- Mookie Betts homered on the first pitch of the top of the eighth inning against Will Harris and Boston edged Houston.

Betts hit his 12th homer and also scored on an RBI single by Mitch Moreland. Before Betts homered, Brian McCann tied the game at 1-1 with his 10th homer in the seventh.

Boston's Drew Pomeranz allowed a run and four hits in 6 1/3 innings. Houston starter Mike Fiers allowed one run and five hits in seven innings.


Brewers 6, Padres 5 (10 innings)

MILWAUKEE -- Eric Thames led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a homer and Milwaukee beat San Diego.

Thames hit his 19th homer when he hit a 1-1 pitch over the center field wall off Ryan Buchter.

Travis Shaw, Keon Broxton and Manny Pina homered for the Brewers. Wil Myers, Hunter Renfroe and Yangervis Solarte homered for the Padres.


Royals 3, Angels 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Ian Kennedy retired the first 17 batters he faced and Kansas City beat Los Angeles.

Kennedy lost his perfect game bid when Cliff Pennington homered on a 3-1 pitch. Kennedy allowed one run and two hits in six innings while Lorenzo Cain hit a pair of solo homers.

Jesse Chavez allowed Cain's first homer and gave up two runs and nine hits in seven innings.


Athletics 7, Yankees 6

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Rookie Matt Chapman's first career hit was a two-run bases-loaded single in the eighth inning as Oakland rallied to beat New York.

Chapman drove in three runs for the A's who scored the first four runs.

Rookie Aaron Judge hit his major-leading 23rd homer and reached base four times for the Yankees, who lost their fourth straight.


Rangers 10, Mariners 4

ARLINGTON, TEXAS -- Tyson Ross took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and pitched 5 2/3 innings in his first start in over a year as Texas beat Seattle.

Ross allowed two runs and two hits in his season debut after missing most of last season recovering from injuries.

Carlos Gomez hit a three-run homer as Texas totaled 13 hits.

James Paxton was tagged for seven runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings.


Rockies 10, Giants 7

DENVER -- Ian Desmond tied a season high with four RBIs and DJ LeMahieu went 4-for-4 as Colorado outslugged San Francisco.

Desmond hit a three-run homer in the fifth off Jeff Samrdzija and added a sacrifice fly. LeMahieu drove in two runs and scored twice as the Rockies collected 15 hits.

Joe Panik, Denard Span and Samardzija homered for the Giants.

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