Jesse Winker’s two-run home run in the bottom of the 13th inning Thursday capped Cincinnati’s comeback from a three-run deficit as the Reds dumped the visiting Colorado Rockies 7-5.
Rockies reliever Chris Rusin (0-2) hit Joey Votto with a pitch to start the winning rally. Winker followed up Eugenio Suarez’s flyout with his second homer of the season into the seats in right-center.
Dylan Floro (2-1) pitched three scoreless innings for the win as Cincinnati avoided a series sweep and snapped a four-game losing streak.
The Reds forced extra innings when Colorado closer Wade Davis tossed a wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the ninth that scored Curt Casali from third.
Blue Jays 5, Orioles 4 (10 innings)
Aledmys Diaz singled home the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning as Toronto came back to defeat visiting Baltimore.
The Blue Jays scored three runs against Brad Brach in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at 4.
In the bottom of the 10th, Teoscar Hernandez hustled a leadoff double against Miguel Castro (1-2). Justin Smoak was walked intentionally. Kendrys Morales and Luke Maile struck out before Diaz lined his game-winning hit to left. Danny Barnes (2-1) pitched a perfect top of the 10th with two strikeouts to pick up the win.
Dodgers 8, Pirates 7
Cody Bellinger homered for the third consecutive game, and Joc Pederson belted two out as Los Angeles won at Pittsburgh.
Pederson’s second homer produced an 8-3 lead, and the Dodgers held on for their fifth win in six games. The Dodgers were forced to use nine relievers to cover the nine innings when Dennis Santana, who was scheduled to make his first major league start, was scratched because of right lat soreness during his warmup.
Elias Diaz hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs for the Pirates, who are 5-14 in their past 19.
Cardinals 4, Marlins 1
Miles Mikolas improved to 7-1 as St. Louis defeated visiting Miami.
Mikolas beat his hometown team, allowing three hits, one walk and one unearned run. He struck out five and lowered his ERA to 2.27. The Cardinals, who snapped a two-game losing streak, got home runs from Jose Martinez and pinch hitter Luke Voit.
The Marlins were held to just four hits, although first baseman Justin Bour went 3-for-4 with an RBI double.
Astros 5, Rangers 2
Evan Gattis homered and knocked in three runs as Houston earned a win at Arlington, Texas.
Gerrit Cole (7-1) gave up three hits and a run over six innings, walking three and striking out eight. In 87 2/3 innings this year, Cole has fanned 124 hitters.
Rangers starter Cole Hamels (3-6) was touched for seven hits and five runs in 7 1/3 innings, walking two and whiffing five. Gattis snapped a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning when he launched a meaty changeup 415 feet to left field with Jose Altuve aboard to give Houston the lead for good.
Twins 7, White Sox 2
Jose Berrios allowed two runs on six hits in his second complete game of the season, leading Minnesota to a win over Chicago in Minneapolis.
Eddie Rosario went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for the Twins. Eduardo Escobar and Ehire Adrianza also homered for Minnesota, which scored all seven of its runs during the first four innings.
Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu hit RBI doubles for the White Sox, who dropped to 10-21 on the road.
Cubs 4, Phillies 3
Anthony Rizzo homered and drove in two runs, and Chicago edged visiting Philadelphia. The first baseman has 19 RBIs in his past 18 games.
Rizzo homered in the fourth inning to break a scoreless tie and was credited with a sacrifice fly that capped a three-run fifth inning when a scoring play at the plate was reversed after a replay review. The Cubs won for the ninth time in 11 games.
Scott Kingery had a two-run double and Carlos Santana had an RBI single for Philadelphia, which lost the final two games of the three-game series and has dropped five of six.
Mariners 5, Rays 4
Denard Span hit a home run against his former team in his hometown as Seattle defeated host Tampa Bay in the opener of a four-game series.
Span’s solo shot to right field with two outs in the top of the third inning gave the Mariners a 4-0 lead. It was Span’s sixth home run of the season and his second in as many days, after he connected Wednesday at Houston.
Mitch Haniger also homered and Mike Leake (6-3) pitched eight-plus innings for the Mariners, who swept a three-game series from the Rays last weekend in Seattle. Rays reliever Austin Pruitt (1-3) pitched seven innings, allowing five runs on seven hits. He walked one and struck out six.
Tigers 7, Red Sox 2
Detroit roughed up 24-year-old Boston left-hander Jalen Beeks in his major league debut, scoring five runs in the first inning of an easy victory for the visitors.
The Tigers won the final game of the series after losing the first two, and they snapped Boston’s four-game winning streak. The Tigers had 10 hits Thursday, as many as they had in the first two games combined.
Beeks went four innings, allowing six runs on seven hits and three walks and striking out four. Tigers lefty Matthew Boyd (4-4) allowed two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out six over 6 1/3 innings.
A’s 4, Royals 1
Paul Blackburn pitched six strong innings in his 2018 major league debut, and Matt Chapman broke a sixth-inning tie with an RBI double, lifting Oakland to a victory over visiting Kansas City.
Blackburn (1-0) allowed one run on three hits and no walked with three strikeouts. The 24-year-old had been sidelined all season due to tightness in his right forearm. Lou Trivino, Yusmeiro Petit and Blake Treinen (14th save) followed Blackburn with a scoreless inning apiece.
Matt Olson homered for Oakland, and Alcides Escobar went deep for the Royals’ lone run.
—Field Level Media