Nolan Arenado had three hits and drove in a run as the visiting St. Louis Cardinals posted a 2-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in the rubber match of a three-game series on Thursday.
Arenado’s two-out single off right-hander Corbin Burnes (2-3) in the first inning scored Tommy Edman, who singled to lead off the game.
Burnes set the all-time record for consecutive strikeouts without a walk, extending his run to 58 before issuing his first free pass of the season in the fifth inning. The old mark of 56 was held by Gerrit Cole (2021) and Curt Schilling (2002), with Cole’s streak still active.
The old record for strikeouts without a walk to begin a season was 51, held by Kenley Jansen (2017).
Jack Flaherty (7-0) struck out six and gave up four hits over six innings for St. Louis, which won for the 15th time in its last 20 games.
Rockies 13, Reds 8
Josh Fuentes homered among his three hits and drove in a career-high four runs, Garrett Hampson also went deep, and host Colorado beat Cincinnati.
Chi Chi Gonzalez threw seven shutout innings, Yonathan Daza had three hits and Ryan McMahon, Connor Joe and Raimel Tapia had two hits each for Colorado.
Jonathan India had two hits in the eighth inning, including a three-run homer, while Tyler Stephenson also homered for the Reds. Cincinnati center fielder Nick Senzel left in the third inning with a left heel contusion and Mike Moustakas left in the fifth inning with an apparent hand injury.
Astros 4, Rangers 3 (11)
Myles Straw scored on a wild pitch with two outs in the 11th inning as Houston claimed a walk-off victory over visiting Texas.
With the bases loaded and Chas McCormick facing a 1-2 count, Texas left-hander Brett Martin uncorked a curveball that handcuffed catcher Jonah Heim and allowed Straw to score from third base.
Houston managed just three runs in five innings off Mike Foltynewicz, all of them coming on a bases-clearing double by Jose Altuve with one out in the second inning. Foltynewicz gave up eight hits and three walks while striking out three.
Red Sox 8, Athletics 1
Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run home run and finished with three RBIs as host Boston snapped a three-game losing streak and avoided a three-game sweep by Oakland.
Bobby Dalbec added a two-run homer and J.D. Martinez had his team-leading 33rd RBI for the Red Sox. Boston reclaimed a share of the major league lead in wins with 23.
Ex-Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland went 2-for-4 for the A’s and Matt Olson drove in the lone run for Oakland, which had won four of five and seven of its last 10.
Giants 3, Pirates 1
Steven Duggar homered and Anthony DeSclafani allowed one hit over five scoreless innings as visiting San Francisco downed Pittsburgh in a series opener.
Mike Yastrzemski added an RBI triple for the Giants, who have won three games in a row. DeSclafani (3-1) walked one and struck out five. The only hit he gave up was Jacob Stallings’ single in the first.
Will Craig homered for the Pirates, who are 3-11 in their past 14.
Indians 4, Mariners 2
Zach Plesac pitched eight innings of two-hit, two-run ball as Cleveland won at Seattle. The right-hander, who had been on the losing end of two no-hitters this season, held the Mariners hitless through the first seven innings.
Plesac (3-3) walked three and struck out two. Emmanuel Clase got two outs in the ninth but then walked the next three batters to load the bases. Bryan Shaw came on to strike out Luis Torrens for his first save of the season.
Franmil Reyes and Jose Ramirez hit home runs for the Indians, who spoiled the major league debut of Logan Gilbert (0-1). The Seattle right-hander allowed four runs on five hits in four innings, with no walks and five strikeouts. The Mariners got a two-run homer from Dylan Moore in the eighth.
White Sox 4, Twins 2
Tim Anderson and Jake Lamb each hit solo home runs and Chicago held on for a win to complete a three-game sweep over visiting Minnesota.
Andrew Vaughn and Yermin Mercedes also drove in one run apiece for Chicago, which won its sixth game in a row. After losing eight of their first 14 games, the White Sox now have the best record in the major leagues at 22-13.
Max Kepler homered to lead the Twins at the plate. Jorge Polanco and Trevor Larnach each doubled for Minnesota, which has lost four straight games and seven of its last eight.
Blue Jays 8, Braves 4
Bo Bichette drove in three runs, including two on a double that fueled a four-run ninth, to give visiting Toronto a come-from-behind win over Atlanta.
Danny Jansen and Marcus Semien set the table with soft singles against closer Will Smith (0-3), and Bichette drove both in with a double to right. Cavan Biggio drove in Bichette with a double and Teoscar Hernandez scored on a sacrifice fly by Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Atlanta right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr., the major league home run leader, had to leave the game in the seventh inning with an ankle injury. Acuna fell awkwardly trying to beat out an infield hit. Acuna led off the game with a 442-foot home run, his 12th and the 21st leadoff homer of his career.
Nationals 5, Phillies 1
Patrick Corbin pitched seven strong innings and Washington defeated visiting Philadelphia to salvage the finale of the three-game series.
Kyle Schwarber and Josh Bell each hit two-run, first-inning homers for Washington, which had lost four straight and seven of its previous eight. Starlin Castro extended his hitting streak, which started on May 1, to 11 games. He is hitting .500 (11-for-22) over his last six games.
Philadelphia starter Zach Eflin (2-2) gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out nine over six innings.
Marlins 5, Diamondbacks 1
Trevor Rogers, the reigning National League Rookie of the Month, pitched six effective innings to lead Miami to a win over Arizona in Phoenix. The teams split the four-game series, with Miami taking the last two contests.
Rogers (5-2) allowed four hits, two walks and one run in six innings while striking out seven. Jesus Aguilar led Miami’s offense, going 3-for-5 with an RBI. Miguel Rojas, Adam Duvall and Corey Dickerson each had two hits and one RBI.
In addition to dropping the game, Arizona lost first baseman Asdrubal Cabrera to a strained right hamstring. Cabrera, who went 2-for-3 and raised his batting average to .289, singled in the sixth, but he then got hurt while stealing second.
Rays 9, Yankees 1
Rich Hill went 6 2/3 shutout innings, Austin Meadows produced four RBIs, and Tampa Bay walloped New York in St. Petersburg, Fla., to salvage the finale of a three-game series.
Hill (2-1) allowed three hits and three walks while striking out nine. Meadows had two doubles and a homer, and Randy Arozarena went deep for Tampa Bay. Yandy Diaz added two hits and two RBIs for the Rays, who won for the second time in six games.
Gary Sanchez had two of the five hits for the Yankees, whose four-game winning streak ended.
Tigers 4, Royals 3
Spencer Turnbull pitched 6 1/3 strong innings and host Detroit scored four runs in the second to hand Kansas City its 11th consecutive loss.
Turnbull (2-2) held the Royals to one run on six hits while striking out seven with one walk. The Tigers, who were swept in a four-game series against the Royals earlier this season, completed a three-game sweep while extending their win streak to four games.
Rookie Daniel Lynch (0-2), making his third career start, gave up all of Detroit’s runs on seven hits in 2 2/3 innings. One of the runs was unearned. Salvador Perez had two hits and an RBI.
–Field Level Media