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May 5, 2019
By The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte hit a game-ending three-run homer in the 13th inning, rallying the Pittsburgh Pirates past Oakland 5-3 on Sunday after the Athletics scored twice in the top of the inning.

Cole Tucker started Pittsburgh’s comeback with a one-out single off Fernando Rodney (0-2). Jung Ho Kang walked and Adam Frazier drove in Tucker with a single before Marte drilled a ball out to center.

Tyler Lyons (1-0) got the win despite struggling in his Pirates debut. After pitching a 1-2-3 12th, he walked the first two batters in the 13th and allowed an RBI single to Kendrys Morales and a run-scoring double to Stephen Piscotty before getting pitcher Yusmeiro Petit to hit into an inning-ending double play.

A’s slugger Khris Davis, last year’s major league home run leader, left in the second inning with a left hip bruise after crashing into the left field wall chasing a popup.

The Pirates are above .500 at 16-15 for the first time since April 25.

BREWERS 3, METS 2

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich homered in his return to the lineup and Zach Davies pitched into the eighth inning as Milwaukee completed a three-game sweep of New York.

Yelich, the NL MVP, was back in the starting lineup after missing five consecutive games with low back soreness. He hit a two-run, 440-foot homer off Jason Vargas (1-2) that caromed off the third deck in right and gave Milwaukee a 3-0 lead in the third inning.

With its bullpen depleted, the Brewers got a much-needed performance from Davies (4-0), who gave up six hits and two runs in 7 2/3 innings while throwing a season-high 118 pitches.

Josh Hader struck out the side in the ninth for his ninth save.

RED SOX 9, WHITE SOX 2

CHICAGO (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a grand slam in Boston’s seven-run eighth inning against Chicago.

Mitch Moreland went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, and J.D. Martinez and Eduardo Nunez each had an RBI single as Boston won for the sixth time in seven games to move within a game of .500 at 17-18.

Jose Abreu and Ryan Cordell each had a solo homer for Chicago, which has dropped three straight.

Kelvin Herrera (0-2) began the disastrous eighth inning for the White Sox. Brandon Workman (2-1) worked a scoreless seventh to get the win.

TIGERS 5, ROYALS 2, 10 INNINGS

DETROIT (AP) — Brandon Dixon hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning to lift Detroit over Kansas City.

Nicholas Castellanos started the 10th with an infield single off Ian Kennedy (0-1), and after Miguel Cabrera popped out, Niko Goodrum reached on another infield hit. Ronny Rodriguez struck out, and then Dixon hit a 1-2 curveball over the fence in right-center field for his first career walk-off homer.

Buck Farmer (2-2) got the win after retiring the last batter in the top of the 10th.

MARINERS 10, INDIANS 0

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Erik Swanson didn’t give up a hit until the sixth inning and got his first win, and Jay Bruce blasted a grand slam as Seattle snapped a six-game losing streak.

Making his fourth career start, Swanson (1-3) lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the sixth when Cleveland’s Jose Ramirez doubled.

Swanson was pulled after six innings and 106 pitches. Brendon Brennan, Mike Wright and Zac Rosscup completed the combined two-hitter.

Bruce homered in the first off Cody Anderson (0-1), Mitch Haniger hit a solo shot in the second and Edwin Encarnacion belted a two-run homer in fifth.

RANGERS 10, BLUE JAYS 2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rougned Odor and Asdrubal Cabrera each homered and combined for seven RBIs, and Texas rolled past Toronto.

Drew Smyly came off the injured list to hold Toronto to one run and two hits in four innings in his first game since April 19. He had been sidelined with mid-arm nerve tightness.

Kyle Dowdy (2-1) entered the game to start the fifth with a 7-1 lead and pitched two scoreless innings.

Clay Buchholz (0-2) allowed seven runs in four innings, falling to 0-5 in his career at Texas.

PHILLIES 7, NATIONALS 1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zach Eflin pitched seven strong innings and Rhys Hoskins drove in a pair of runs to lead Philadelphia past Washington.

Cesar Hernandez added two doubles for the NL East-leading Phillies, who have won six of nine.

Kurt Suzuki homered for the third straight day for Washington, which has lost eight of 11.

Eflin (4-3) gave up one run on four hits with five strikeouts and two walks. Anibal Sanchez (0-5) allowed two unearned runs in 4 2/3 innings.

ROCKIES 8, DIAMONDBACKS 7

DENVER (AP) — Raimel Tapia hit a tying, bases-loaded triple and scored the go-ahead run during a five-run eighth inning, and Colorado beat Arizona.

The rally salvaged the finale of the three-game series and ended Arizona’s six-game road winning streak. Eduardo Escobar and Blake Swihart homered for the Diamondbacks.

The Rockies trailed 7-3 when they loaded the bases with no outs against reliever Archie Bradley (1-3).

Scott Oberg (1-0) allowed two runs in the eighth but got the win, and Wade Davis got the final three outs for his fifth save. It was just the sixth win in 15 home games for the Rockies.

GIANTS 6, REDS 5

CINCINNATI (AP) — Brandon Crawford delivered a tiebreaking, pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning to help San Francisco erase a four-run first-inning deficit and beat Cincinnati.

Crawford’s two-run shot lifted the Giants after Cincinnati homered on three straight pitches by starter Jeff Samardzija in the first.

Buster Posey hit a tying, three-run homer in the sixth and opened the ninth with a one-out double against Raisel Iglesias (1-5). Crawford followed with his second career pinch-hit homer deep into the right field seats, lifting the Giants to their third win in four games.

Tony Watson (1-0) pitched a perfect eighth to support the comeback. Will Smith worked around Kyle Farmer’s first career pinch-hit homer with two outs to earn his ninth save in nine tries.

BRAVES 3, MARLINS 1, 10 INNINGS

MIAMI (AP) — Ender Inciarte faked a bunt and instead slapped an opposite-field RBI double down the line to break a 10th-inning tie, and Atlanta completed a three-game sweep at Miami.

Nick Markakis’ home run gave Atlanta a lead in the seventh, but the Marlins tied it with three consecutive singles in the eighth off Josh Tomlin (1-0).

Tayron Guerrero (1-1) walked pinch-hitter Josh Donaldson to start the 10th. Inciarte then squared to bunt but instead shot a grounder into the left-field corner, and pinch-running pitcher Max Fried slid home when the relay throw bounced away from catcher Chad Wallach.

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