Baseball roundup: Rockies end losing streak with one-hitter

  • Colorado Rockies pitcher German Marquez, right, celebrates with teammates after they defeated the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, April 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • San Francisco Giants' Steven Duggar cannot catch a foul ball hit by Colorado Rockies' Tony Wolters during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, April 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The Associated Press
Sunday, April 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — German Marquez pitched a one-hitter, nicked only by Evan Longoria’s single with one out in the eighth inning, and the Colorado Rockies ended an eight-game losing streak by beating the San Francisco Giants, 4-0, on Sunday.

Marquez (2-1) struck out nine and walked none while throwing 105 pitches in the first complete game in the majors this season. It was the first-ever complete game for Marquez in 156 pro starts, including 69 in the big leagues.

Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer, his first this season. The four-time Silver Slugger entered the day batting .246 with six RBIs.

Derek Holland (1-2) allowed four runs on six hits in six innings.

Phillies 3, Marlins 1 (14)

MIAMI — Jean Segura’s two-run homer to left in the 14th inning put Philadelphia on top, and the Phillies beat Miami in the longest game of the young season for either team.

Andrew McCutchen tripled to the wall in left-center, and Segura followed with his first home run of the season. Cesar Hernandez also got his first homer of the season for the Phillies. Brian Anderson hit his second for Miami.

Dodgers 7, Brewers 1

LOS ANGELES — Ross Stripling tossed eight strong innings to rescue an overworked bullpen, Joc Pederson and Alex Verdugo homered, and Los Angeles routed Milwaukee to snap a six-game skid.

The Dodgers avoided back-to-back sweeps, something they haven’t had since 2017 when they last dropped seven games in a row.

White Sox 5, Yankees 2

NEW YORK — Tim Anderson hit his first career grand slam and Carlos Rodón pitched Chicago over scuffling New York.

José Abreu nearly had a grand slam as well — to almost the same spot in the ballpark — but settled for a sacrifice fly when right fielder Aaron Judge made a jumping catch in front of the wall.

Royals 9, Indians 8

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pinch-runner extraordinaire Terrance Gore stole a base and then scored on Hunter Dozier’s single in the ninth inning, lifting Kansas City over Cleveland to complete a three-game sweep of the AL Central favorites.

Ryan O’Hearn led off the ninth with a walk against Brad Hand (0-1) and was replaced by Gore. The speedster swiped second and advanced to third on a throwing error by catcher Roberto Perez. Dozier then singled to left for Kansas City’s first walk-off win of the season.

Astros 3, Mariners 2

SEATTLE — Gerrit Cole struck out 11 in six innings, Aledmys Diaz homered and Houston completed a three-game sweep of Seattle.

Cole (1-2) gave up two runs on four hits, including a leadoff home run to Mitch Haniger, and did not walk a batter. Cole has pitched at least six innings in each of his four starts.

Cardinals 9, Reds 5

MONTERREY, Mexico — Marcell Ozuna hit two home runs and Matt Carpenter connected for a tiebreaking drive in the seventh inning that sent St. Louis over Cincinnati for a split of their two-game series in Mexico.

Rays 8, Blue Jays 4

TORONTO — Pinch-hitter Guillermo Heredia homered to cap a five-run burst in the eighth inning and Tampa Bay beat Toronto for its fifth straight series victory to start the season.

Pirates 4, Nationals 3

WASHINGTON — Rookie Jason Martin hit a tiebreaking double in the top of the ninth inning against Washington’s shaky bullpen, then Felipe Vázquez escaped a bases-loaded jam Pittsburgh a win.

Twins 6, Tigers 4

MINNEAPOLIS — Jose Berrios (2-1) pitched into the seventh inning for his first win since opening day, Trevor Hildenberger struck out two with the bases loaded for his first save and Minnesota beat Detroit to complete a two-game sweep.

Rangers 8, Athletics 7

ARLINGTON, Texas — Danny Santana had a two-run, pinch-hit triple and scored the go-ahead run on Delino DeShields’ bunt single during a four-run eighth inning, lifting Texas over Oakland.

Diamondbacks 8, Padres 4

PHOENIX — Zack Greinke pitched seven strong innings and helped himself with two hits, pinch-hitter David Peralta connected for a three-run homer and Arizona beat San Diego to stop a four-game losing streak.

Greinke (2-1) allowed two runs and four hits with six strikeouts. He won despite surrendering his seventh and eighth home runs of the season. Ketel Marte and Christian Walker also homered for the Diamondbacks.