TORONTO — The Tampa Bay Rays lost their first game following a record-tying 13-0 start as Colin Poche forced in two runs with bases-loaded walks and second baseman Brandon Lowe made a key error in a four-run fifth inning that lifted the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-3 win on Friday night.
George Springer hit a leadoff home run and Bo Bichette had five hits and an RBI as the Blue Jays denied Tampa Bay’s bid to establish Major League Baseball’s post-1900 record for consecutive wins at a season’s start.
Toronto’s 13-0 record matched the 1982 Atlanta Braves and 1987 Milwaukee Brewers, trailing only the 20-0 start by the 1884 St. Louis Maroons of the Union Association.
Tampa Bay trailed at the end of an inning just six times entering Friday. Against the Blue Jays they trailed after all nine.
Springer homered on the night’s second pitch from Drew Rasmussen (2-1), who pitched 13 innings in his first two starts. Springer’s 53rd leadoff homer tied Craig Biggio for third, behind Rickey Henderson’s 81 and Alfonso Soriano hit 54.
TWINS 4, YANKEES 3: Carlos Correa homered for the second straight game and hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning off Clay Holmes as Minnesota rallied to win in New York.
Correa homered in the sixth off Nestor Cortes and helped the Twins overcome a 3-2 deficit in the eighth, dealing the Yankees their first consecutive losses this season. After winning its first four series, New York can at best split four games against the Twins.
Anthony Volpe led off of the game with his first big league homer and Aaron Judge hit his fifth of the season on the next pitch. Giancarlo Stanton homered for a 3-1 lead in the sixth, but the Yankees lost for just the third time when Judge and Stanton homered together.
ORIOLES 6, WHITE SOX 3: Adley Rutschmann gave Baltimore the lead with a three-run double in the seventh inning in the Orioles’ victory in Chicago.
The Orioles tagged the Chicago bullpen for all six runs to win for the fourth time in their last five outings.
Jake Burger homered and Eloy Jiménez drove in a run in his return from the 10-day injured list for Chicago, which has dropped three straight and six of eight.
MARLINS 5, DIAMONDBACKS 1: Trevor Rogers allowed one run in six-plus innings and Miami beat Madison Bumgarner and visiting Arizon.
Garrett Cooper and Bryan De La Cruz had three hits each for the Marlins, who won their third straight.
PHILLIES 8, REDS 2: Taijuan Walker pitched six efficient innings, Philadelphia scored five runs in the first three innings and the Phillies won in Cincinnati to snap a three-game losing streak.
Walker (1-1) had his longest outing of the season, allowing four hits and one run. He struck out three and walked two.
Edmundo Sosa hit his second homer of the season for the defending National League champion Phillies. They had lost four out of five, scoring a combined 12 runs in the four losses.
GUARDIANS 4, NATIONALS 3: Josh Bell hit his first home run since signing with Cleveland, and the Guardians rallied against Washington’s bullpen for a win in Washington.
Will Brennan drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth on a light grounder for Cleveland, which earned its first victory in Washington since Aug. 9, 2016. The Nationals had won the teams’ last four meetings.
Luis García hit his first homer of the season for Washington, which fell to 1-6 at home.
WHITE SOX: Chicago placed third baseman Yoán Moncada on the 10-day injured list and reinstated outfielder Eloy Jiménez from the IL.
Moncada is dealing with lower back soreness. The IL move was made retroactive to Tuesday.
The White Sox also recalled left-hander Tanner Banks from Triple-A Charlotte before the opener of a three-game series against Baltimore. Right-hander Jesse Scholtens was optioned to the team’s top farm club, and reliever Matt Foster was transferred to the 60-day injured list.
Nick Solak was claimed off waivers from Seattle and optioned to Charlotte. A 28-year-old utilityman and Woodridge, Illinois, native, Solak was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Monday.
The 26-year-old Jiménez strained his left hamstring during the team’s home opener on April 3 against San Francisco. He went 4 for 19 with three RBI in his first five games of the season.
Jiménez was in the starting lineup for the series opener against the Orioles, batting fourth while serving as the designated hitter.
Moncada, 27, is off to a strong start, batting .308 with two homers and five RBI in nine games.
GIANTS: Right-hander Logan Webb and the San Francisco Giants agreed to a $90 million, five-year contract covering 2024-28.
The 26-year-old has a $4.6 million salary this season in his first year of arbitration eligibility and would have been eligible for free agency after the 2025 season. He gets $8 million next year, $12 million in 2025, $23 million each in 2026 and 2027 and $24 million in 2028. In addition, he would receive a $1 million one-time assignment bonus from the receiving team if traded.
Webb went 15-9 with a 2.90 ERA in 32 starts last year, striking out 163 and walking 49 in 192 1/3 innings. He is 0-3 with a 4.76 ERA this season heading into a scheduled start Sunday at the Detroit Tigets.
Webb is 31-22 with a 3.59 ERA in five big league seasons, striking out 426 and walking 126 in 451 2/3 innings.
As part of the agreement, he will make donations to the Giants Community Fund of $40,000 next year, $60,000 in 2025, $115,000 in 2026 and 2027 and $120,000 in 2028.
YANKEES: Aaron Judge won a dispute over trademarks used to promote the New York Yankees slugger.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled against a Long Island man who attempted to register “All Rise” and “Here Comes the Judge,” claiming it would cause confusion with slogans used by the record-setting home run hitter.
Michael P. Chisena, who lives in Nassau County in New York, attempted to register “All Rise” and “Here Comes the Judge” on July 14, 2017, four days after Judge won the All-Star Home Run Derby. Chisena filed that Oct. 12 to register a design mark for apparel.
MARLINS: Pitcher Archie Bradley has agreed to a minor league contract with Miami as he tries to return from a broken elbow that ended his 2022 major league season in June.
The 30-year-old right-hander would get a $1 million base salary in the major leagues if added to the 40-man roster.
Bradley was 0-1 with a 4.82 ERA last year in 21 relief appearances for the Los Angeles Angels, striking out 15 and walking seven in 18 2/3 innings. He broke a bone in his elbow on June 26 when he slipped and fell while climbing over the dugout railing during a brawl with the Seattle Mariners.