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MLB: Rays Beat Yankees, 6-3

Tampa Bay Rays' Francisco Mejia follows through on a RBI double during the ninth inning of a baseball game agains the New York Yankees, Saturday, April 17, 2021, in New York. The Rays won 6-3. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — Manuel Margot hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, Tyler Glasnow overcame cramps and poor control to pitch five innings of one-run ball and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Yankees 6-3 Saturday and dropped New York to an AL-worst 5-9.

New York lost its seventh straight series to the Rays is last this late in the season for the first time since 1991, per Elias Sports. Fans in the Bronx again booed the Bombers, but they were more restrained a day after some hurled baseballs and other items on the field late in an 8-2 loss to the Rays.

METS 4, ROCKIES 3

ROCKIES 7, METS 2

DENVER (AP) — New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom struck out nine straight batters against Colorado, falling one shy of matching Tom Seaver’s major league record, and finished with 14 strikeouts to win the doubleheader opener.

In the nightcap, Murquez (1-1) struck out six with a pair of walks.

CUBS 13, BRAVES 4

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras each homered twice, and Chicago won on an afternoon when Atlanta returned Sean Kazmar Jr. to the major leagues for the first time in 13 years.

Javier Baez and David Bote also homered for the Cubs. who stopped a three-game losing streak. Trevor Williams (2-1) allowed one run and four hits in five innings.

NATIONALS 6,

DIAMONDBACKS 2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yan Gomes homered off Luke Weaver (1-1), drove in two runs and became the first major league catcher to throw out Tim Locastro on a steal attempt after 29 consecutive swipes to start his career, and Washington strung together consecutive wins for the first time this season.

BLUE JAYS 5, ROYALS 1

ROYALS 3, BLUE JAYS 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Steven Matz (3-0) held Kansas City without a hit into the sixth inning, and Jonathan Davis and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered off Mike Minor (1-1) for Toronto in the seven-inning doubleheader opener.

In the nightcap, the Royals followed spot-starter Ervin Santana with four relief pitchers before Salvador Perez’s two-out, walk-off homer in a 3-2 win over Toronto.

CARDINALS 9, PHILLIES 4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Yadier Molina hit two home runs, doubled and drove in four runs, and Nolan Arenado and Paul DeJong also homered for St. Louis.

Ryan Helsley (1-0) allowed a run in 1 2/3 innings of relief to earn the victory. St. Louis won for just the second time in its last seven games, breaking the game open with six runs in the third off Matt Moore (0-1). RED SOX 7, WHITE SOX 4

BOSTON (AP) — Wearing their new blue-and-yellow uniforms, Boston beat Chicago when Marwin Gonzalez homered to key a four-run rally in the eighth inning.

ATHLETICS 7, TIGERS 0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson, Aramís García and Mark Canha each homered and Oakland shut out Detroit for a second straight game while winning its seventh win in a row.

t victory since joining the A’s.

REDS 3, INDIANS 2

CINCINNATI (AP) — Josh Naylor lined into a triple play in the eighth inning, then let a routine grounder roll through his legs at first base with two outs in the ninth that led to Cincinnati’s tying run before pinch-hitter Tyler Stephenson’s single off Oliver Perez (0-1) in the 10th won it.

Tucker Barnhart homered in the second for the Reds. Sean Doolittle (2-0) pitched a scoreless 10th for the win. Sonny Gray made his first appearance of the season for the Reds after being sidelined with a muscle strain in his back. He gave up two runs and six hits, striking out six over 4 1/3 innings.

MARLINS 7, GIANTS 6

MIAMI (AP) — Jorge Alfaro hit a game-ending, two-run double, and Miami rallied from two-run deficits in the ninth and 10th innings. San Francisco led 5-3 before RBI singles in the ninth by Alfaro and Starling Marte off Jake McGee. The closer threw 35 pitches in the inning, retiring Adam Duvall on an inning-ending flyout that stranded the bases loaded.

ORIOLES 6, RANGERS 1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Trey Mancini had a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning for Baltimore.

The Orioles got all their runs against three relievers after Rangers rookie starter Dane Dunning threw six scoreless innings. They snapped a 1-1 tie off Joely Rodriguez (0-1) in his season debut.

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