Reds get 10,000th victory
The Cincinnati Reds rapped out 12 hits - nine singles - and cruised to a 9-4 win over the Chicago Cubs Friday at Wrigley Field for the 10,000th win in franchise history, joining the Cubs, Giants, Dodgers, Braves and Cardinals as the only teams to hit the plateau.
Chris Volstad (0-2) labored through a four-run, 41-pitch first inning, giving up run-scoring singles to Joey Votto and Chris Heisey, and an RBI-groundout to Willie Harris.
The Reds tacked two runs in the fourth on a double by Drew Stubbs, who finished with three hits, three RBIS, and two stolen bases.
Homer Bailey (1-2) pitched seven solid innings, allowing four runs, one earned, striking out two, and walking none. He also drove in a run with a groundout in the sixth.
Volstad gave up six runs, five earned, on seven hits in five innings.
Aroldis Chapman struck out a pair in a scoreless eighth, and Jose Arredondo pitched a flawless ninth to close the door.
Twins 5, Rays 4 - Josh Willingham extended his season-opening hit streak to 14 games with a go-ahead three-run double and Minnesota beat Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Fla. Minnesota got two RBIs from Joe Mauer, who went 2 for 3 with two walks, and is now 31 for 70 overall at Tropicana Field. Evan Longoria and Matt Joyce homered for the Rays.
Giants 4, Mets 3 - Hector Sanchez hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning off Frank Francisco as San Francisco came back after blowing the lead in the ninth to beat host New York. Angel Pagan homered in his return to Citi Field as the Giants built a 3-0 lead for Barry Zito, before homers by Jason Bay and Kirk Nieuwenhuis started the comeback.
Nationals 2, Marlins 0 - Ross Detwiler (2-0) allowed three hits over six innings and equaled a career high with seven strikeouts to combine with three relievers on a four-hitter, and Rick Ankiel homered and had three hits as host Washington beat Miami.
Dodgers 3, Astros 1 - Matt Kemp had three hits, including his eighth home run of the season, a two-run shot off J.A. Happ (1-1) that put Los Angeles up 2-0, and drove in two runs, in a victory at Houston. Andre Ethier’s drove in his 19th run of the season with a single in the third that pushed the lead to 3-0. Ted Lilly (2-0) allowed four hits and one run in six innings for the win, and Javy Guerra got his seventh save.
Rockies 4, Brewers 3 - Michael Cuddyer hit a tiebreaking RBI single off closer John Axford in the ninth inning and Colorado held on for a win at Milwaukee. Norichika Aoki hit an inside-the-park home run for the Brewers in the fourth, the first major league homer for the former Japanese baseball batting champ, and added a double in the sixth.
Blue Jays 4, Royals 3 - Jose Bautista singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Toronto turned its first triple play in 33 years to beat host Kansas City, hand the slumping Royals their eighth straight loss.
Cardinals 4, Pirates 1 - Lance Lynn (3-0) allowed only four hits, including an inside-the-park homer to Alex Presley leading off the bottom of the first, in seven innings, pacing St. Louis over host Pittsburgh.
Braves 9, Diamondbacks 1 - Brian McCann hit a two-run homer, Freddie Freeman had a pair of RBI doubles and Atlanta routed Arizona for the second game in a row in Phoenix. Brandon Beachy (2-1) allowed four hits in 7 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out five and walking none as the Braves won their fourth in a row and ninth in 10 games.
Phillies 4, Padres 1 - Juan Pierre hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh inning to back Cole Hamels (2-1), who improved to 7-2 with a 2.22 ERA in 12 career starts against his hometown team, as Philadelphia beat host San Diego. In his last four starts against the Padres, Hamels is 4-0 with a 0.60 ERA. Jonathan Paplebon pitched the ninth for his fifth save in five chances.
Angels 6, Orioles 3 - Howie Kendrick had three hits and three RBIs, and Los Angeles beat Baltimore in Anaheim, Calif., ending a three-game losing streak and handing Brian Matusz (0-3) his 12th straight loss.
White Sox 7, Mariners 3 - Adam Dunn hit two homers and drove in five runs to power Chicago past host Seattle.
The Rangers and Tigers were postponed in Detroit and will play a day-night doubleheader Saturday.