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