Red Sox cap­i­tal­ize on poor field­ing, top Na­tion­als 8-7

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Na­tion­als pitcher Blake Treinen con­ceded two er­rors to al­low Bos­ton to erase a sev­en­thin­ning deficit as the Red Sox won 8-7 on Tues­day as Wash­ing­ton strug­gled in the field for the sec­ond straight game.

Bos­ton went ahead with three un­earned runs with­out a hit in the in­ning, which in­cluded three er­rors.

Treinen (0-1) fielded Ryan Hani­gan’s bouncer in front of the plate, dropped the ball as Ramirez scored, then threw it past catcher Wil­son Ramos as Vic­torino came home with the ty­ing run. Craig scored the go-ahead run on Brock Holt’s ground­out.

Ed­ward Mu­jica (1-0) got the win and Koji Ue­hara got his first save, one day af­ter be­ing ac­ti­vated from the dis­abled list.

In Bal­ti­more, Miguel Gon­za­lez (1-1) struck out a ca­reer-high 10 bat­ters over seven innings, al­low­ing one run and four hits in the Ori­oles’ 4-3 win over the New York Yan­kees.

Adam Jones home­red and drove in two runs for the Ori­oles, and Zach Brit­ton got four outs for his sec­ond save.

CC Sa­bathia (0-2) yielded four runs and seven hits in seven innings. Although he is 18-7 against the Ori­oles, the left-han­der is 0-5 with a 5.48 ERA in his last seven starts in Bal­ti­more.

Detroit’s Shane Greene (2-0) al­lowed three hits over eight innings, in­clud­ing a pair of in­field sin­gles, as the Tigers re­bounded from its first loss to blank the Pitts­burgh Pi­rates 2-0 im­prove to seven wins and one loss.

Greene has al­lowed only one un­earned run in 16 innings through his first two starts.

Ra­jai Davis sin­gled in the tiebreak­ing run in the sev­enth off A.J. Bur­nett (0-1), and Ian Kinsler add an RBI sin­gle in the eighth.

The New York Mets edged the Philadel­phia Phillies 6-5 af­ter Matt Har­vey won his first home start in al­most 20 months, and Lu­cas Duda hit a three-run dou­ble.

Daniel Mur­phy home­red over the right-cen­ter fence that was brought in 3 to 11 feet this sea­son at Citi Field. But it wasn’t all good news for New York: David Wright (right ham­string) and Michael Cud­dyer (bruised left hand) left with in­juries.

Chase Ut­ley home­red twice for Philadel­phia and hit an RBI sin­gle af­ter en­ter­ing 2 for 22 (.091). He also was hit in the back by a 95 mph (153 kph) fast­ball from Har­vey (2-0) — af­ter Phillies starter David Buchanan (0-2) plunked Wilmer Flores and Cud­dyer in the sec­ond, both on the left hand.

Des­mond Jen­nings hit a tiebreak­ing sac­ri­fice fly in the eighth in­ning off Miguel Cas­tro (0-1) to help the Tampa Bay Rays de­feat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 for their fourth straight win, while Gian­carlo Stan­ton broke out of a slump with three hits and four RBIs as the Miami Mar­lins thumped the At­lanta Braves 8-2.

In­di­ans pitcher Car­los Car­rasco (1-1) was struck in the face by Melky Cabr­era’s first-in­ning line drive and carted off the field in the Chicago White Sox’ 4-1 win over Cleve­land.

The In­di­ans said X- rays of Car­rasco, the club’s No. 2 starter, were neg­a­tive and he was be­ing treated at Lutheran Hos­pi­tal for a bruised jaw.

In other games, An­thony DeS­clafani (1-0) earned his first win for Cincin­nati in the Reds’ 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs, the Texas Rangers dom­i­nated the Los An­ge­les An­gels 8-2, the Oak­land Ath­let­ics blanked the Hous­ton Astros 4-0 and the San Diego Padres were 5-1 win­ners over the Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs.

Colorado third base­man Nolan Are­nado made a sen­sa­tional fall­ing catch over the tarp in foul ter­ri­tory as the Rock­ies downed the San Fran­cisco Gi­ants 4-1 and the Los An­ge­les Dodgers sneaked past the Seat­tle Mariners 6-5.


Los An­ge­les Dodgers’ Howie Ken­drick hits a bro­ken-bat sin­gle to win the game dur­ing the ninth in­ning of a base­ball game against the Seat­tle Mariners in Los An­ge­les, on Tues­day, April 14.

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