BOSTON 11, TAMPA 2
BOSTON – Xander Bogaerts had four hits, including a Little League home run, a double, with two misses that allowed him to score, and the Boston Red Sox took the board Monday night with 16 hits and their first win of the season, 11-2 over the Tampa Bay Rays.
After being swept by Baltimore in the opening series, never leading in any of the three games and still not posting a multi-run inning, the Red Sox led 1-0 in the second, adding two in the fourth and two in the fifth. , when the Rays threw the ball until Bogaerts returned home.
Boston scored two more in the sixth and four in the eighth, when JD Martinez hit a three-run homer to the middle of the Pesky Pole.
Franchy Cordero, Alex Verdugo and Hunter Renfroe each had two hits after entering the game with .000. Nick Pivetta (1-0) allowed two hits in five scoreless innings, walked four and struck out four to end the Rays’ eight-game winning streak at Fenway Park.
Tampa Bay had three singles in the eighth before Darwinzon Hernández walked Manuel Margot and pinch-hitter Yandy Diaz with the bases loaded to make it 7-2. But Hernandez fanned Willy Adames to satisfy the three-hitter rule, then Adam Ottavino struck out Mike Brosseau with a 3-2 slider to end the threat.
Michael Wacha (0-1) received five runs, four earned, on eight hits and two walks, striking out six in five innings. The reigning American League champions have lost two games in a row since opening the season with back-to-back wins over the Marlins.
For Boston, the Dominicans Franchy Cordero 4-2, with a double, two RBIs and one scored and Rafael Devers 5-0.
For Tampa, Willy Adames 3-1, a double and Manuel Margot 3-1, with an RBI.
YANKEES 7, ORIOLES 0
NEW YORK.- Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam that landed 471 feet in the left field bleachers to guide the New York Yankees to a resounding 7-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles, who suffered their first loss of the season.
New York led 1-0 with a home run of Aaron Judge in the fourth inning. The Baltimore starter, Jorge Lopez (0-1), filled the bases with passports in the fifth inning and Shawn Armstrong he walked another Aaron Hicks to bring one more race to the plate.
The left handed Jordan Montgomery (1-0) posted his first win of the season by allowing four hits in six innings with seven strikeouts without walking away.
For the Orioles, the Quisqueyano Pedro Severino hit 3-1.
CARDINALS 4, MARLINS 1
MIAMI.- Yadier Molina hit a full house double during a three-run attack in the first inning and Daniel Ponce de Leon and the bullpen preserved the advantage to guide the St. Louis Cardinals to defeat 4-1 Miami Marlins.
Molina drove in two runs with a 382 career double, passing Johnny Bench for eighth on the all-time list for a catcher.
Ponce de León (1-0) allowed one run and three hits in five innings, struck out three, walked one and hit two Starling Mars.
FILIS 5, METS 3
PHILADELPHIA – A pitching error by the Mets third baseman Luis Guillorme allowed them to score the lead runs, and the Philadelphia Phillies used a five-run eighth inning to rally and beat New York 5-3 this Monday by the night after Jacob deGrom had closed them until six.
Francisco Lindor was 1 of 4 with a single and a walk in his Mets debut, which was delayed after a three-game series against Washington was knocked out due to a coronavirus outbreak among the Nationals.
Miguel Castro pitched the seventh for the Mets, but newcomer Trevor May (0-1) only got one out in the eighth.
The Phillies are off to a 4-0 start after sweeping a three-game series against three-time defending NL East champions, the Atlanta Braves, to start the season.
Connor Brogdon (2-0) worked in the eighth for the victory and Alvarado came out of trouble in the ninth. He allowed an RBI single to Michael Conforto before removing Alonso for the third out.
For the Phillies, Jean Segura was 4-0.
For the Mets, Jonathan Villar 1-0.
CUBS 5, BREWERS 3
CHICAGO – Willson Contreras, Javier Báez and David Bote hit home runs during a four-run fourth inning to lift the Chicago Cubs over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 on Monday night.
Trevor Williams pitched perfectly to Omar Narvaez’s opening single in the sixth. Narvaez also broke a no-hitter offer in the eighth inning on Saturday against Minnesota. Narvaez added a three-run homer in the seventh.
Williams (1-0) was making his Cubs debut after five seasons with Pittsburgh. He pitched into the seventh, allowing two runs, two hits and two walks while striking out six.
Brett Anderson (0-1) allowed all of Chicago’s home runs, allowed four runs and four hits in five innings and struck out four.
For the Pirates, Gregory Polanco went 4-0.
For the Reds, the Dominican Aristides Aquino 2-1, with an RBI.