La Jornada – Verdugo homers; Red Sox win

Cleveland. Alex Verdugo hit a three-run homer, Jarren Duran totaled four hits and an RBI, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Cleveland Guardians 4-2 for their six-game winning streak.

The rocket of the Mexican Verdugo, with two outssent the ball across right field off Shane Bieber (3-4) to give Boston a 3-2 lead in the sixth.

Duran added an RBI single in the ninth off Enyel de los Santos.

The fiery Red Sox moved 10 games over the .500 mark, their best record of the season. This month, his record is 18-4.

Boston owns the second-best record in the majors as of May 10, at 31-12. However, they remain 11 games behind the New York Yankees, leaders of the American League East.

In Tampa, Isaac Paredes hit a solo home run in the eighth inning and a two-run single in the ninth to drop the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 Rays victory.

Reliever Ralph Garza Jr. (1-2) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.

In Milwaukee, Corbin Burnes, the last Cy Young winner, pitched into the eighth inning, Andrew McCutchen and Mike Brosseau homered, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4.

The Mexican Luis Urías hit two hits in three at-bats for the Brewers and, for the ninth loss, Alekandro Kirk went scoreless 2-0.

In his first career start against Toronto, Burnes (6-4) allowed homers to Matt Chapman and Bo Michette and an RBI groundout to Cavan Biggio.

He struck out nine and gave away two walks. He relinquished the mound to her leading 5-4 with runners on first and second and two outs in the eighth to Devin Williams.

In Miami, Spaniard Pete Alonso hit two home runs as his New York Mets beat the host Marlins 5-3.

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