Tommy Pham and Fernando Tatis Jr. homered in a four-run ninth inning and had two hits apiece, Jake Cronenworth also had two hits, and the visiting San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7 on Friday night in Denver.
Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon homered and had three hits each, and Ryan McMahon, Nolan Arenado and David Dahl had two hits apiece for the Rockies, who had their four-game winning streak snapped. With two outs in the ninth and San Diego trailing 5-4, Tatis hit a solo homer off Wade Davis (0-1).Trent Grisham then walked and stole second, and Davis intentionally walked Manny Machado. Pham hit a full-count pitch into the seats to left-center field to make it 8-5. Colorado nearly rallied in the bottom of the inning.
Blackmon had an RBI single, and two walks by reliever Kirby Yates brought in another run and loaded the bases.
However, Drew Pomeranz came on and got Chris Owings to fly out for his second save.
Yankees 5, Red Sox 1
Aaron Judge homered for the third straight game, Jordan Montgomery pitched 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball and New York topped Boston to win its home opener.
After hitting the tiebreaking homer Thursday in a 8-6 victory at Baltimore, Judge gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead with a two-run shot when he blasted a first-pitch curveball from Ryan Weber (0-2) into the empty right field seats with nobody out in the third inning.Judge’s third homer of the season came after he threw out Kevin Pillar leading off first base on J.D. Martinez’s lineout to end the top of the third.
Montgomery (1-0), who was going to start the originally scheduled home opener Wednesday against Philadelphia before it was postponed, allowed one run on five hits while getting three double plays.
The left-hander struck out four and walked one in an economical 81-pitch outing while getting his first win since April 21, 2018.
Braves 11, Mets 10
Travis d’Arnaud’s three-run double capped a five-run eighth inning to left host Atlanta past New York for the third time in four meetings between the clubs. d’Arnaud lined a double off reliever Seth Lugo (1-1) into the gap in right-center field to clear the bases.
Marcell Ozuna slid home just ahead of the relay to score the go-ahead run. d’Arnaud finished 3-for-4 with five RBIs in his first game against his former club.
Grant Dayton (1-0) worked a scoreless eighth to get the win.
Chris Martin pitched around two baserunners in the ninth and earned his first save.
Atlanta starter Sean Newcomb pitched 4 1/3 innings and allowed six runs on six hits with one walk and four strikeouts.
New York starter Rick Porcello was staked to an 8-2 lead, but he failed to retire a batter in the fifth before exiting.
He was charged with four runs — three earned — on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts.
Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 3
Christian Walker’s two-out, bases-clearing double keyed Arizona’s win over Los Angeles in Phoenix. Walker’s big hit came with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Dodgers leading 3-1.
Blake Treinen (0-1) was charged with the four runs the D-backs scored in the inning, though none were earned.
Hector Rondon (1-0) received the win by recording an out in the top of the eighth, and Archie Bradley earned his second save.
Mookie Betts went 3-for-5 with his first homer as a Dodger, and he threw out a runner at third base from right field.
Cubs 6, Pirates 3
Yu Darvish struck out seven batters over six scoreless innings, and Chicago cruised to a win over visiting Pittsburgh to open a three-game series.
Darvish (1-1) limited the Pirates to two hits while issuing only one walk.
Jason Kipnis homered for Chicago while Jason Heyward finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Anthony Rizzo also had two RBIs.
Trevor Williams (0-2) drew the loss after giving up three runs (two earned) on four hits in 4 2/3 innings.
He walked three and struck out six.
Orioles 6, Rays 3
Anthony Santander and Pedro Severino hit back-to-back homers, and Hanser Alberto added one for the second straight game as host Baltimore scored a come-from-behind victory over Tampa Bay in the opener of a three-game series.
After Tampa Bay scored two runs off former Rays pitcher Alex Cobb, Santander tied the game on a two-run homer in fourth and Severino followed with his own home run to give the Orioles a 3-2 lead.
Paul Fry (1-0) earned the victory for the Orioles in relief while Pete Fairbanks (1-1) took the loss.
Cole Sulser earned his second save.
The two starters didn’t last long.
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