Marlins Win for Manager
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval makes a diving stop on a ground ball from St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig during the first inning of a baseball game on Friday, April 5, 2013 in San Francisco. Sandoval threw out Craig at first base. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
New York (ap) — Alex Sanabia won for the first time in more than two years and the Miami Marlins gave Mike Redmond his first victory as a major league manager, beating the New York Mets 7-5 last night.
The Marlins began the day at 0-3 and were the only team in the majors without a win.
Sanabia (1-0) had been out of the majors since late in the 2011 season. He pitched six shutout innings, working around six hits, three walks and a hit batter.
Miami took advantage of shortstop Ruben Tejada’s error to score five runs in the seventh inning for a 6-0 lead. The Mets rallied and brought the tying run to the plate a couple of times, but couldn’t catch the Marlins.
Braves 4, Cubs 1
Atlanta — Justin Upton hit his third homer in four games and Mike Minor pitched into the eighth inning to help Atlanta beat Chicago.
Juan Francisco had a two-run single and Minor (1-0) won his first start of the season, allowing one run and five hits in 7 1-3 innings. He walked none and struck out seven.
After Eric O’Flaherty got the last two outs in the eighth, Craig Kimbrel earned his second save by retiring Luis Valbuena on a groundout, striking out pinch-hitter David DeJesus and getting Starlin Castro to fly out.
Reds 15, Nationals 0
Cincinnati — Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart each homered twice, and the Reds hit six in all — including Xavier Paul’s pinch grand slam — while sending Washington to its first loss of the season.
Washington was the last major league team without a loss.
Xavier Paul had his first career pinch-hit grand slam during a seven-run seventh inning. The Reds had more homers than the Nationals had hits (5).
Rockies 5, Padres 2
Denver — Wilin Rosario and Dexter Fowler homered, helping Jeff Francis and Colorado beat San Diego.
Francis (1-0) was ahead of batters all afternoon as he scattered five hits over six sharp innings. The soft-throwing lefty nearly became the first Rockies starter to eclipse the 100-pitch mark in 106 games, but was pulled after striking out Nick Hundley on his 97th offering to finish the sixth.
Giants 1, Cardinals 0
San Francisco — Barry Zito saved San Francisco’s season by beating the Cardinals last fall in the NL championship series, then delivered again with a 1-0 victory over St. Louis as the Giants celebrated their latest World Series title throughout the home opener.
Royals 13, Phillies 4
Philadelphia — Alex Gordon and Chris Getz each hit bases-loaded triples and Kansas City beat Philadelphia.
The interleague matchup was a rare one between teams that first met in the 1980 World Series.
The Royals overcame a 4-0 deficit to surge past Kyle Kendrick and the Phillies
After getting a total of 17 hits in their first three games against the Chicago White Sox, the Royals had 19 against the Phillies. Eric Hosmer was 4 for 5 with three RBIs.
Domonic Brown and Erik Kratz hit solo homers for the Phillies, who are off to a 1-3 start.