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MLB Roundup: Colon Leads Rangers

  • Texas Rangers trainer Kevin Harmon, left, touches the stomach of starting pitcher Bartolo Colon after Colon was hit with a ball hit by Seattle Mariners' Jean Segura during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Seattle. Colon stayed in the game. The Rangers won 5-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Seattle. The Rangers won 5-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • St. Louis Cardinals' Dexter Fowler hits a two-run single off Minnesota Twins pitcher Lance Lynn in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Seattle — Bartolo Colon laughed off having Jean Segura’s line drive hit him in the stomach, allowing four hits in 7⅔ shutout innings and giving the Texas Rangers a 5-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.

Colon (2-1), who turns 45 on May 24, struck out two, walked none and threw 71 of 96 pitches for strikes.

Delino DeShields gave Texas the lead with a two-out RBI double in the eighth inning that scored Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who had singled off James Pazos (1-1). The Rangers added four more in the ninth, all after Ryon Healy’s two-out error.

Phillies 4, Orioles 1

Baltimore — Nick Pivetta (3-2) tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts, and Cesar Hernandez homered as Philadelphia (24-16) climbed eight games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2011 season.

Odubel Herrera singled in the first and extended his on-base streak to 42 games for the Phillies, who have won six of seven.

Pirates 3, White Sox 2

Pittsburgh — Pinch-hitter Josh Bell singled off Joakim Soria (0-2) to break a 2-2 tie in the seventh.

Pittsburgh has won seven of eight and improved to 10-2 in interleague play this season. Chicago has lost eight of nine and 13 of 15. A major league-worst 10-29, the White Sox have matched their worst start since 1948.

Indians 6, Tigers 0

Detroit — Trevor Bauer (3-3) struck out 10 in eight innings and allowed four hits as Cleveland avoided a three-game sweep.

Ryan Carpenter (0-1) gave up six runs — five earned — and seven hits in five innings, and his throwing error to first on a comebacker allowed the first run to score. Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones left in the third with a left hip injury.

Cardinals 7, Twins 5

Minneapolis — Dexter Fowler reached base four times and drove in two runs in his return to the lineup. Matt Carpenter had three hits after being demoted to seventh in the batting order, and Tommy Pham added two hits, including his eighth homer of the year.

Jordan Hicks (2-1) pitched a scoreless inning, and Bud Norris got five outs for his ninth save.

Blue Jays 12, Mets 1

New York — J.A. Happ (5-3) reached three times and allowed only two runners over seven innings, and Toronto got its first road victory at the Mets after going 0-12.

Happ struck out 10 while pitching two-hit ball. The left-hander also singled twice and walked in his first multihit game since 2011, when he had two hits for Houston at Citi Field.

Rays 5, Royals 3

Kansas City, Mo. — C.J. Cron homered and scored three runs, and Tampa Bay completed a three-game sweep of the woeful Royals.

Cron extended his on-base streak to 22 games when he was hit by a pitch from Jason Hammel (0-5) in a three-run first that included Brad Miller’s RBI groundout and Adeiny Hechavarria’s two-run single.

Matt Andriese (1-1) allowed three hits in three scoreless innings, and Alex Colome pitched a one-hit ninth for his ninth save. Tampa Bay swept the Royals for the first time since 2011.

Brewers 8, Diamondbacks 2

Phoenix — Travis Shaw, Domingo Santana, Christian Yelich and Tyler Saladino homered in the first four innings off Matt Koch (2-0), who allowed all eight runs.

Brandon Woodruff (2-0) gave up one hit in five innings, Daniel Descalso’s two-run homer in the first.

Reds 6, Giants 3

San Francisco — Scooter Gennett homered a half-inning after the second baseman saved two runs with a diving catch on a difficult popup, helping Cincinnati avoid a sweep. Adam Duvall hit a three-run homer in the first, and Jared Hughes (2-2) pitched two scoreless innings as Cincinnati won for the seventh time in nine games.

Marlins 6, Dodgers 5

Miami — Los Angeles erased a four-run deficit and still lost its sixth game in a row when J.T. Realmuto’s tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning helped Miami.

The Marlins clinched the series after another last-place team, Cincinnati, swept a four-game set at Los Angeles. The defending NL champion Dodgers and the rebuilding Marlins have identical 16-26 records.

Braves 4, Cubs 1

Atlanta — Ronald Acuna Jr. drove in Ozzie Albies with the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning to send Atlanta past Chicago .

Carl Edwards Jr. (2-1) allowed five straight baserunners in Atlanta’s three-run eighth, including a bases-loaded walk to Tyler Flowers, without getting an out.

Justin Hancock also forced in a run with a walk to Johan Camargo.