Braves Nip Reds in 10
Fans celebrate as Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton chases down a single by Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman to score the game-winning run in the 10th inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Atlanta. The Braves won 1-0 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Chicago White Sox's Alexei Ramirez, right, dumps water on starting pitcher Scott Carroll after their victory in a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Chicago. The Chicago White Sox won 9-2. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)
Atlanta — Freddie Freeman’s single to the center-field wall scored Jason Heyward from second base with two outs in the 10th inning on Sunday, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Cincinnati’s Johnny Cueto and Atlanta’s Julio Teheran each allowed only three hits in eight scoreless innings. Cueto struck out 11.
With two outs in the 10th, Heyward singled off J.J. Hoover (1-3) and B.J. Upton followed with a grounder off the pitcher’s glove for an infield hit.
Left-hander Manny Parra was summoned, and Freeman hit a drive that bounced on the warning track beyond center fielder Billy Hamilton’s reach.
Cubs 4, Brewers 0
Milwaukee — Jason Hammel pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, Starlin Castro homered twice and Chicago blanked Milwaukee.
Hammel (4-1) struck out a season-high seven. Wily Peralta (3-1) had won three straight decisions.
Brewers stars Ryan Braun and Jean Segura both missed the game with injuries.
Phillies 2, Diamondbacks 0
Phoenix — A.J. Burnett pitched eight sharp innings for his first win of the season and Philadelphia ended a 10-game road trip with a victory over Arizona.
Burnett (1-1) gave up five hits, struck out eight and walked none in his sixth start. Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth for his eighth save and second in as many games.
Mets 4, Marlins 0
New York — Dillon Gee pitched three-hit ball over eight innings, Chris Young hit a two-run homer and New York beat Miami.
Gee (2-1) struck out six, walked four and threw 110 pitches — his high since May 30, 2012, against Philadelphia. That was six weeks before season-ending surgery to repair a damaged artery in his right shoulder.
Cardinals 7, Pirates 0
St. Louis — Adam Wainwright became the majors’ first five-game winner and Jhonny Peralta ended St. Louis’ 366 at-bat homerless drought with a pair of long balls in a victory over Pittsburgh.
Peralta drove in four runs. The Cardinals totaled five runs in their previous four games.
Rockies 6, Dodgers 1
Los Angeles — Josh Rutledge hit a three-run homer and Jorge De La Rosa pitched seven strong innings, leading Colorado over Los Angeles.
The Rockies won their fourth straight series after beating San Diego, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
Padres 4, Nationals 2
Washington — Cameron Maybin celebrated his return to the lineup with a pair of hits, Ian Kennedy pitched seven strong innings and San Diego beat Washington.
Maybin had been out since rupturing his left biceps in spring training. The center fielder doubled down the third-base line in his first at-bat, then singled and scored during a two-run sixth.
Giants 4, Indians 1
San Francisco — Brandon Hicks hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning and San Francisco completed a three-game sweep over Cleveland.
Buster Posey led off with a single against Cory Allen (2-1) and pinch-runner Gregor Blanco went to second on Juan Perez’s sacrifice bunt. Pablo Sandoval struck out and Brandon Crawford drew an intentional walk, setting up Hicks’ home run.
White Sox 9, Rays 2
Chicago — Jose Abreu drove in four runs and set a major league rookie record for RBIs through the end of April as Chicago beat Tampa Bay.
Abreu, who had a two-run home run in the sixth and a two-run single in the seventh, has 31 RBIs. Albert Pujols had the previous RBI mark of 27 in 2001.
Mariners 6, Rangers 5
Seattle — Kyle Seager hit a pair of home runs, including a three-run shot in the eighth, to lead Seattle over Texas.
Seager has five home runs in four games, a power surge that started with a two-homer game against the Astros on Wednesday. He’s also had at least two hits in all four games, tying a career-best streak.
Royals 9, Orioles 3
Baltimore — Omar Infante homered and tied a career high with six RBIs, James Shields pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and Kansas City coasted over Baltimore.
Astros 5, Athletics 1
Houston — Collin McHugh allowed two hits over 8 2⁄3 stellar innings and Houston beat Oakland.
McHugh (2-0) followed up his first outing where he struck out 12 and allowed three hits in 6 2⁄3 innings at Seattle on Tuesday with another dominant performance.
He struck out seven and walked three, allowing one run in the longest outing of his career. His previous longest outing had been seven innings on Aug. 23, 2012 against Colorado when he was a member of the New York Mets.
After the first, McHugh retired 23 of the next 24 batters, including 19 straight before Brandon Moss was hit by a pitch with two outs in the ninth. Moss stole second and came around to score on Alberto Callaspo’s single — McHugh’s first run allowed in 15 1-3 innings this season.
Raul Valdes got the final out to complete the two hitter.