Kikuchi takes no-hit bid into 7th, Mariners top Astros 1-0

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi (18) throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Houston.

    Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi (18) throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Houston. Associated Press

 
 
Posted4/30/2021 7:00 AM

HOUSTON -- Yusei Kikuchi took a no-hit bid into the the seventh inning, Taylor Trammell homered and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 1-0 on Thursday to stop a four-game losing streak.

Kikuchi (1-1) did not allow a hit until Carlos Correa doubled to deep right-center field with one out in the seventh.

 

That was the only hit allowed by Kikuchi, who pitched seven innings, struck out seven and walked two. Anthony Misiewicz pitched a perfect eighth and Kendall Graveman a one-hit ninth for his third save, completing a two-hitter.

Trammell hit his fourth home run of the season in the third inning off Luis Garcia (0-3), a ball that appeared to graze the glove of a leaping Chas McCormick at the right-field wall.

ORIOLES 4, YANKEES 3

BALTIMORE -- Cedric Mullins delivered a winning sacrifice fly in the 10th inning against Jonathan Loaisiga (2-1).

Trey Mancini had his first three-hit game since returning from colon cancer surgery, including had an RBI single in the first and a tying solo homer in the sixth off Jordan Montgomery.

Gleyber Torres had a tying double in the ninth, and Rougned Odor hit a two-run single.

Tanner Scott (1-2) pitched a scoreless 10th.

CARDINALS 4, PHILLIES 3

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ST. LOUIS -- Tyler O'Neil scored on a game-ending wild pitch from David Hale (0-1) in the 10th inning, gaining a four-game split.

Alex Reyes (1-0) pitched two perfect innings.

Matt Carpenter put the Cardinals ahead in the sixth with a three-run, pinch-homer off Aaron Nola, a ball that bounced out of the outstretched glove of Roman Quinn at the top of the right-field wall.

ATHLETICS 3, RAYS 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Matt Chapman homered and hit a go-ahead double against Diego Castillo (0-2) with two outs in the ninth.

Shane McClanahan, a Tampa Bay left-hander starting on the day after his 24th birthday, made an unusual regular-season debut, becoming the fourth player to appear in the regular season after first playing in the postseason. He gave up two runs and five hits in four innings, throwing at up to 100.5 mph.

Jake Diekman (1-0) pitched a perfect eighth, and Lou Trivino finished for his fourth save.

WHITE SOX 3, TIGERS 1, Game 1

WHITE SOX 11, TIGERS 0, Game 2

CHICAGO -- Dylan Cease (1-0) struck out a season-best nine in his first career shutout, Yoán Moncada and Yermín Mercedes homered, and Chicago completed a doubleheader sweep of slumping Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

José Abreu and Leury García each drove in two to help doom the AL-worst Tigers to their 12th loss in 14 games. Chicago has won six of seven.

Tigers starter Matthew Boyd (2-3) left after facing seven batters because of left knee tendonitis in the nightcap.

Carlos Rodón struck out a career-high 12 in six innings of the opener. Rodón (4-0) made his first home start since pitching a no-hitter against Cleveland on April 14. He allowed two hits and walked one, and his ERA rose from 0.48 to 0.72. Liam Hendriks got three straight outs for his fifth save in seven chances. The doubleheader was caused by a rainout Wednesday.

Casey Mize (1-3) lost his third straight start, giving up three runs, four hits and three walks in six innings. Detroit has lost six of seven, dropping to a major league worst 8-17.

BREWERS 2, DODGERS 1

MILWAUKEE -- Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer in the fourth following Avisaíl García's walk off Trevor Bauer (3-1), who allowed four hits in eight innings.

Eric Lauer (1-0) won in his first start of the season and improved to 6-0 in eight starts against the Dodgers, allowing four hits in five scoreless innings.

Josh Hader allowed an RBI single to pinch-hitter Austin Barnes, then retired Mookie Betts on a flyout for his sixth save. It was the first meeting of the teams since the Dodgers swept 2-0 in the first round of last year's NL playoffs.

Los Angeles has lost eight of its last 11.

RANGERS 4, RED SOX 1

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas catcher Jose Trevino hit a tiebreaking two-run homer soon after his battery mate's final pitch, helping push Kyle Gibson and the Rangers over Boston.

Trevino's first homer of the season came on the second pitch thrown by reliever Hirokazu Sawamura with two outs in the sixth. The Red Sox had only three hits, their fourth game in a row with five or less. The AL East leaders had won the previous three.

Boston had tied the game 1-1 against Gibson (3-0) in the top of the sixth when Rafael Devers had an RBI double on a full-count pitch.

Sawamura took over with two outs in the bottom half of the inning for former Rangers lefty Martín Pérez (0-2), with a runner on base after shortstop Xander Bogaerts had a fielding error.

CUBS 9, BRAVES 3

ATLANTA -- Jason Heyward drove in two runs with two hits, and Chicago ended their five-game losing streak.

The Cubs had 16 hits, topping their combined total of 13 in the first three games of the series. Jake Marisnick hit a homer in the seventh and every Chicago starter had at least one hit.

Matt Duffy reached base four times on two hits and two walks, and Anthony Rizzo had three hits.

Adbert Alzolay (1-2) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings. Bryse Wilson (1-2) allowed four runs in three innings as the Braves (12-13) failed to move over .500, which would have been a season first.

DIAMONDBACKS 5, ROCKIES 3

PHOENIX -- Eduardo Escobar hit a go-ahead triple, Josh Rojas connected for a solo homer and Arizona climbed out of an early three-run hole to beat Colorado.

The Rockies built a 3-0 lead by the third inning, but the Diamondbacks responded with a run in the third and two more in the fourth to tie the game. Escobar tripled into the right-center gap in the seventh, scoring Josh VanMeter. David Peralta followed with a single that brought home Escobar.

Arizona right-hander Luke Weaver lasted just four innings, giving up three runs on five hits and four walks. But the D-backs' bullpen was excellent: Chris Devenski, Taylor Clarke, Caleb Smith (2-1), Kevin Ginkel and Stefan Crichton all pitched a scoreless inning. Crichton earned his third save.

Colorado's Robert Stephenson (0-1) took the loss, giving up two runs, including one earned, in the seventh. Arizona finished with 12 hits.

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