The Houston Astros ended the Tampa Bay Rays’ 14-game season-opening home winning streak as Luis Garcia scattered three hits over six innings in a 5-0 win on Tuesday.
Only three teams had a longer run than the Rays, who were shut out for the first time this season and fell to 20-4 overall.
Garcia (2-2) struck out seven, walked two and allowed just one runner to reach scoring position.
Tampa Bay entered outscoring its opponents 157-64. The Rays were held homerless for the second consecutive game after going deep 48 times during an MLB-record 22 straight games with at least one homer to begin a season.
Mauricio Dubon doubled in the fifth to extend his hitting streak to 19 games and scored to start a five-run inning off Drew Rasmussen (3-2).
Houston Astros’ Luis Garcia scattered three hits over six innings in win over Tampa Bay Rays
TWINS 6, YANKEES 2
Joe Ryan became the first five-game winner in the major leagues this season, Byron Buxton and Trevor Larnach hit two-run homers in the sixth inning and Minnesota clinched its first season series against New York since 2001.
Ryan (5-0) joined Jerry Koosman in 1979 as the only Twins pitchers to win their first five starts since the franchise moved to Minnesota for the 1961 season. Ryan allowed two runs – one earned – and seven hits in seven innings with seven strikeouts and no walks.
New York has lost three straight for the first time this season and four of five. Minnesota has won four of six games against the Yankees this year heading into their last meeting on Wednesday.
Nestor Cortes (3-1) surrendered four runs – three earned – in five innings for the Yankees, ending a streak of 16 straight starts allowing three runs or fewer.
Minnesota Twins’ Joe Ryan became the first five-game winner in the major leagues this season
REDS 7, RANGERS 6
Jonathan India hit a go-ahead, two-run single to cap a six-run eighth inning as Cincinnati rallied from a 6-0 deficit to beat Texas.
Cincinnati won by the same score on Monday night, rallying from a 5-1 deficit.
Nick Senzel had two RBI singles, one in the seventh for the Reds’ first run and another with two outs in the eighth that made it 6-3. Pinch-hitter Jake Fraley followed with a two-run double against Ian Kennedy (0-1), and India´s single off Kennedy completed the rally.
Reiver Sanmartin (1-0) worked a scoreless eighth, and Alexis Diáz pitched the ninth for his second save in two nights.
Jonathan India hit a go-ahead, two-run single to cap a six-run eighth inning for Cincinnati Reds
DODGERS 8, PIRATES 7
Chris Taylor hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning against Colin Holderman (0-1) as Los Angeles rallied from a five-run deficit to beat Pittsburgh.
The Pirates’ seven-game winning streak ended. It was their longest since an 11-game run in 2018.
Yency Almonte (2-0) struck out two in a scoreless seventh and Shelby Miller sent the side down in order in the ninth for his first save in the majors.
Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer in the fourth to put Pittsburgh ahead 7-2.
Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning
RED SOX 8, ORIOLES 6
Jarren Duran hit a grand slam in the third as Boston withstood a five-run ninth inning by Baltimore as the Orioles’ seven-game winning streak ended.
The Red Sox led 8-1 heading into the bottom of the ninth before the Orioles rallied with a leadoff homer by Gunnar Henderson and a one-out grand slam by Cedric Mullins. Kenley Jansen came on and retired the final two hitters for his sixth save.
Corey Kluber (1-4) pitched six innings and won for the first time in 10 starts, a drought that dated to last season when the two-time Cy Young winner was with Tampa Bay.
Kyle Bradish (1-1) lasted only 2 1/3 innings, giving up seven runs.
Jarren Duran (right) hit a grand slam in the third as Boston withstood a five-run ninth inning
BLUE JAYS 7, WHITE SOX 0
Jose Berrios struck out a season-high nine over seven innings, Danny Jansen homered twice as Toronto extended Chicago’s losing streak to six.
Berrios (2-3) allowed four hits – all singles – and walked one in his second straight seven-inning outing. Nate Pearson and Anthony Bass finished with hitless relief as the Blue Jays won for the 14th time in 20 games.
Kevin Kiermaier, who made a young fan’s day by giving him his batting gloves, hit a two-run triple, and George Springer had three hits and drove in a run for Toronto.
Mike Clevinger (2-2) allowed a season-high six runs and seven hits in five innings.
Danny Jansen homered twice as Toronto extended Chicago’s losing streak to six
NATIONALS 5, METS 0
Josiah Gray pitched six overpowering innings and batterymate Keibert Ruiz homered as Washington beat New York.
Luis Garcia had a two-run double and Joey Meneses added a pair of RBI singles among his three hits.
Finally given some offensive support in his fifth start of the year, Gray (1-4) struck out nine and walked one. Ruiz´s solo homer to right-center off Jose Butto (0-1) in the second marked the first run Washington scored with Gray on the mound this season.
The Mets were blanked for the fourth time this year.
Luis Garcia and Victor Robles (right) of the Washington Nationals celebrate win over the Mets
CUBS 6, PADRES 0
Justin Steele pitched three-hit ball into the sixth inning in his fourth straight win, as Chicago beat San Diego.
Yan Gomes had four of Chicago’s seven hits, including a two-run homer off Blake Snell (0-4) in the second.
Steele (4-0) struck out five and walked two in 5 1/3 innings, improving to 5-1 with a 1.07 ERA in his last 12 starts dating to July 22.
Chicago Cubs’ Justin Steele pitched three-hit ball into the sixth inning in his fourth straight win
BRAVES 7, MARLINS 4
Charlie Morton pitched seven strong innings, Ozzie Albies homered twice as Atlanta beat Miami.
Morton (3-2) allowed three hits and one run with two walks and nine strikeouts on a season-high 108 pitches.
Yuli Gurriel hit an inside-the-park homer in the ninth for Miami. Bryan Hoeing (0-1) gave up four runs in 3 2/3 innings in his second career start.
Atlanta Braves’ Charlie Morton pitched seven strong innings against the Miami Marlins
ROCKIES 5, GUARDIANS 1
Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon hit his 40th leadoff homer and hit an RBI double off Cleveland’s Peyton Battenfield (0-2) in a three-run second that built a 4-0 lead.
Brenton Doyle had his first three major league hits and stole two bases as the Rockies clinched their first series win this season. Colorado, a National League-worst 8-17, lost 11 of 12 before winning its first two games of the three-game series by a combined 11-1.
Ryan Feltner (2-2) allowed an unearned run and five hits over six innings.
Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon (right) celebrates with Ryan McMahon after scoring on a single
MARINERS 5, PHILLIES 3
Jarred Kelenic homered among his three hits, Teoscar Hernandez also went deep as Seattle opened a nine-game trip by beating Philadelphia.
Edmundo Sosa homered for the defending NL champion Phillies, who had won three in a row.
Marco Gonzales (2-0) gave up one run on four hits in five innings. Paul Sewald gave up a run in the ninth, but recorded his seventh save.
Bailey Falter (0-4) allowed four runs, three earned, in six innings.
(L-R) J.P. Crawford, Jarred Kelenic, and Jose Caballero of the Seattle Mariners celebrate win
TIGERS 4, BREWERS 3
Kerry Carpenter hit a three-run homer as Detroit beat Milwaukee to snap a four-game skid.
Detroit scored all its runs in the second inning against Eric Lauer (3-2). The Brewers have lost three straight for the first time this season.
Mason Englert (1-1) got the win with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Jason Foley got the last four outs for his second save.
Kerry Carpenter hit a three-run homer as Detroit beat Milwaukee to snap a four-game skid
ANGELS 5, ATHLETICS 3
Brandon Drury had a two-run triple as the Los Angeles Angels used a four-run first inning to beat the Oakland Athletics 5-3.
Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a double, Shohei Ohtani had two stolen bases, and the Angels have alternated wins and losses over their past five games.
Griffin Canning (1-0) allowed three runs in five innings while striking out seven.
Shea Langeliers hit a home run, Mason Miller (0-1) gave up four runs in four innings, and the A´s lost for the 10th time in their past 12 games.
Coming off a 11-10 extra-innings loss on Monday, the Angels’ bats carried over from that wild defeat by getting four runs in the first.
Drury tripled to center, scoring Trout and Anthony Rendon to give Anaheim a 2-1 lead and giving him six RBIs through the first 11 innings of the four-game series.
LA Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (left) congratulates center fielder Mike Trout (27)
ROYALS 5, DIAMONDBACKS 4
Scott Barlow got Christian Walker to hit into a game-ending groundout with runners on second and third, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Tuesday night for just their second win in 11 games.
Brady Singer (2-1) rebounded from three poor starts and the Royals tied their season high with 14 hits. Every starter except Franmil Reyes had at least one hit for the Royals. Kansas City is 6-18, including 5-6 on the road but just 1-12 at Kauffman Stadium.
Corbin Carroll was a home run shy of the cycle for Arizona and stole two bases.
Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker scores in the eighth inning
GIANTS 5, CARDINALS 4
Blake Sabol hit a game-ending two-run homer in the ninth inning as the San Francisco Giants rallied past the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4.
With two outs and a runner on second, Sabol sent Ryan Helsley’s 1-2 offering over the wall in center field for his first career walk-off homer. Helsley (0-2) blew his third save of the year.
San Francisco trailed 4-2 entering the ninth. Joc Pederson reached on a fielding error by second baseman Tommy Edman, and Mike Yastrzemski followed with an RBI double to bring the Giants within one.
Yastrzemski homered earlier in the game as San Francisco won its fourth in a row.
Paul Goldschmidt broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run single in the eighth inning to give the Cardinals their first lead of the night.
Edman homered in the third for the Cardinals.
San Francisco Giants celebrate after a walk off home run by catcher Blake Sabol