Orioles Blast Yanks
Miles Scott, second from right, dressed as Batkid, walks to the mound with San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain (18) to throw the ceremonial first pitch before a home opener baseball game between the Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. On Nov. 15, 2013, Scott, a Northern California boy with leukemia, fought villains and rescued a damsel in distress as a caped crusader through The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, Pool)
New York — Delmon Young, Adam Jones and Matt Wieters homered as the Baltimore Orioles teed off for 20 hits, battering the New York Yankees 14-5 Tuesday.
Young and Wieters each drove in three runs, and Jones delivered one of the Orioles’ four doubles at a half-empty Yankee Stadium.
Everyone in Baltimore’s starting lineup got a hit and scored a run. The Orioles posted their second-highest hit total in the Bronx, eclipsed only by a 22-hit outburst in 1986.
The Yankees pulled several starters and the often-demanding crowd didn’t even bother to boo while the Birds ran around the bases.
Blue Jays 5, Astros 2
Toronto — Melky Cabrera homered for the fourth straight game, Jose Bautista also went deep and Toronto beat Houston, handing the Astros their fifth loss in six games.
Cabrera hit a two-run shot off reliever Kevin Chapman in the seventh, connecting on an 0-2 pitch. He has hit more home runs in eight games this season than he did in 88 last season, when he missed time with leg injuries before having a benign tumor removed from his spine on Aug. 30.
Brewers 10, Phillies 4
Philadelphia — Ryan Braun hit three home runs and tied a franchise record with seven RBIs to lead Milwaukee over Philadelphia, spoiling the Phillies’ home opener.
Coming off a three-game sweep of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, the Brewers won their fourth straight game and improved to 5-2.
Giants 7, Diamondbacks 3
San Francisco — Michael Morse hit a two-run single to back Tim Hudson as each made memorable home debuts with their new team, and Brandon Belt hit a two-run homer for San Francisco.
Hudson (2-0) shut down the D-backs for the second time in seven days with an eight-inning gem in his first outing at AT&T Park since agreed to a $23 million, two-year contract in November.
Nationals 5, Marlins 0
Washington — Gio Gonzalez threw six crisp innings to lead Washington over Miami.
Gonzalez allowed three singles and two walks. He allowed one baserunner to get as far as second, and struck out five hitters.
Gonzalez retired his last 10 batters and is 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA.
Mets 4, Braves 0
Atlanta — Bartolo Colon combined with two relievers on an eight-hitter, Ruben Tejada drove in two runs with two hits and New York beat Atlanta.
Jose Valverde loaded the basses in the ninth before Jason Heyward flied to the warning track in center field to end it.
The 40-year-old Colon (1-1) was dominant through seven innings. He gave up six hits and no walks, struck out five and didn’t allow more than one baserunner in any inning until the seventh as he outpitched Atlanta’s Aaron Harang (1-1).
Indians 8, Padres 6
Cleveland — David Murphy hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs as Cleveland took advantage of outdoor batting practice and San Diego’s sloppiness to beat the Padres in its delayed interleague series opener.
Murphy’s shot in the fourth inning off Tyson Ross (0-2) gave the Indians a 6-2 lead.
Rays Pitcher on DL
Kansas City, Mo. — Left-hander Matt Moore was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Tampa Bay Rays because of an elbow injury. Moore was 17-4 with a 3.29 ERA last year, when he was on the disabled list from July 31 to Sept. 3 because of a sore elbow.
Yankees Closer Out
New York — The New York Yankees put closer David Robertson on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained groin and recalled lefty reliever Cesar Cabral from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Robertson posted two saves in three games as the replacement for retired Yankees closer Mariano Rivera before getting hurt.