On Further Review, Pirates Top Giants
Pittsburgh — Starling Marte was called out, then ruled safe on a replay review with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over San Francisco 2-1 Tuesday night and ending the Giants’ six-game winning streak.
It was 1-all when Marte tripled off the right-field wall against Tim Hudson. Marte slid into third, got up and bolted home when the relay from second baseman Ehire Adrianza skipped by third baseman Pablo Sandoval.
Sandoval recovered to throw home and plate umpire Quinn Wolcott initially ruled Marte was tagged by San Francisco catcher Buster Posey. A brief review showed Marte’s right hand touched the plate before Posey tagged his chest.
Marlins 3, Mets 0
Miami — Henderson Alvarez pitched a six-hitter for his second shutout this season, and the Marlins won again at home, beating the Mets.
Miami improved to a major league-best 16-5 at Marlins Park, and is 7-1 on its current homestand with one game left. They clinched the series and have won seven of their eight home series — the Marlins are 2-10 on the road.
Alvarez (2-2) struck out seven, walked none and threw 111 pitches. His only other victory this year was a complete-game 7-0 victory over Seattle on April 19.
Braves 2, Cardinals 1
Atlanta — Justin Upton homered and scored the tiebreaking run on Chris Johnson’s eighth-inning single, and the Braves beat the Cardinals to end their seven-game skid.
Braves right-hander Gavin Floyd was impressive in his season debut, allowing one run on six hits in seven innings.
Dodgers 8, Nationals 3
Washington — Clayton Kershaw pitched seven shutout innings in his first outing since opening day, and Hanley Ramirez and Drew Butera homered as the Dodgers defeated the Nationals.
Kershaw (2-0) was stubborn in his return after missing 32 games, allowing nine hits but striking out nine without a walk.
The two-time NL Cy Young winner had been on the disabled list for the first time in his career, sidelined by a strained back muscle after winning March 22 in the major league opener in Australia.
Tigers 11, Astros 4
Detroit — Miguel Cabrera homered for his first of four hits and four RBIs, Robbie Ray gave up one run in his debut and the Tigers routed Houston for their season-high seventh straight win.
Houston, which has the worst record in the majors, lost its fourth in a row and sixth in seven games.
Cabrera cleared the fences for the third time this year in the first inning with a solo homer.
Indians 4, Twins 2
Cleveland — Josh Tomlin earned his first major league win since 2012, pitching into the seventh inning and leading Cleveland past Minnesota.
Tomlin (1-0) allowed one run and four hits in 62⁄3 innings. He was called up from Triple-A Columbus before the game after missing most of last year while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Orioles 5, Rays 3
St. Petersburg, Fla. — Ryan Flaherty and Nick Markakis both drove in a run after a power outage delay in the eighth inning and Baltimore beat Tampa Bay.
The 19-minute delay came after a series of lights went out at Tropicana Field. The outage was soon after Steve Clevenger’s one-out double off Joel Peralta (1-2) put runners on second third.
After Steve Pearce walked, an RBI single by Flaherty and Markakis’ run-scoring grounder gave Baltimore the two-run lead.
Blue Jays 6, Phillies 5 (10)
Philadelphia — Juan Francisco’s sacrifice fly in the 10th inning lifted the Blue Jays to a win over the Phillies.
Cody Asche hit a game-tying grand slam in the sixth to help the Phillies rally from a 5-0 deficit, but they were swept in a two-game portion of a four-game, home-and-home interleague series.
The teams meet tonight in Toronto.
Edwin Encarnacion and Colby Rasmus went deep for the Blue Jays. Marcus Stroman (1-0) pitched 1 1⁄ 3 scoreless innings for his first career win. Aaron Loup got the final two outs for his second save.