Bryant gets first hit as Cubs top Padres in MLB

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Kris Bryant got an RBI sin­gle for his first ma­jor league hit and reached base five times Satur­day as the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 7-6 in 11 innings in Ma­jor League Base­ball.

A day af­ter the prized prospect went 0 for 4 with three strike­outs in his MLB de­but, Bryant went 2 for 3 with three walks.

In the 11th, Bryant reached on an in­field sin­gle against Craig Kim­brel (0-1), mov­ing An­thony Rizzo to third with one out. Pinch­hit­ter David Ross walked to load the bases and Star­lin Cas­tro sin­gled past third base­man Will Mid­dle­brooks for the win­ning run.

In other games, Philadel­phia ended a six-game los­ing streak with a 5-3 win over Wash­ing­ton, St. Louis beat Cincin­nati 5-2 for its fourth straight win, the New York Yan­kees blanked Tampa Bay 9-0 in Masahiro Tanaka’s best start of the sea­son, and San Fran­cisco broke an eight-game los­ing streak with a 4-1 win over Ari­zona.

Odubel Her­rera had three hits and scored twice and Freddy Galvis had two RBI sin­gles for Philadel­phia, which had scored 13 runs over its last six games.

Bryce Harper hit a long home run for Wash­ing­ton, which had won three straight. Ian Des­mond added three hits, but the short­stop con­tin­ued to strug­gle in the field, mak­ing his eighth er­ror.

Car­los Martinez (1-0) gave up one run in six strong innings and Ja­son Hey­ward hit his first home run for St. Louis.

Zack Cozart home­red for the Reds, who have lost three in a row and six of seven.

Tanaka (2-1) al­lowed two hits over seven innings, struck out eight and walked none for the Yan­kees.

Tanaka gave up a sin­gle to Da- vid DeJe­sus lead­ing off the first, then re­tired 15 in a row be­fore Bran­don Guyer’s dou­ble open­ing the sixth.

Brian McCann hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the sixth off Jake Odorizzi, and Chris Young hit grand slam against Grant Bal­four in a seven-run sev­enth.

Chris He­ston (2-1) gave up five hits in 7 2-3 innings and Bran­don Craw­ford hit a two-run homer for the World Se­ries cham­pion Gi­ants.

Joe Panik had three hits and drove in a run as the Gi­ants stopped their long­est slide since los­ing nine in a row from July 23 to Aug. 1, 2006.

Else­where, Jose Abreu hit a grand slam and Adam LaRoche added a three-run homer and four RBIs as the Chicago White Sox routed Detroit 12-3.

Chicago, which set a sea­son high for runs, scored 11 runs in the third and fourth innings com­bined and col­lected a sea­son-high 17 hits for the game.

Zack Greinke ( 2- 0) al­lowed three runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings as the Los An­ge­les Dodgers beat Colorado 6-3 — the pitcher’s 14th straight de­ci­sion against an NL West ri­val.

Greinke is 20-1 with a 1.95 ERA in 30 starts against NL West teams since sign­ing with the Dodgers in De­cem­ber 2012.

Oak­land’s Josh Red­dick hit a three-run homer and Jesse Hahn (1-1) and Jesse Chavez com­bined for a seven-hit­ter as the A’s beat Kansas City 5-0. It was Oak­land’s fifth shutout in its first 12 games.

Cleve­land’s Danny Salazar matched his ca­reer high with 10 strike­outs while pitch­ing into the sev­enth in­ning of his sea­son de­but, lead­ing the In­di­ans over Min­nesota 4-2.

In Toronto, Josh Don­ald­son hit his third home run in two days, a lead­off shot in the 10th in­ning that lifted the Blue Jays over the At­lanta Braves 6-5.

Ja­cob deGrom (2-1) struck out eight in seven shutout innings and Travis d’Ar­naud and Wilmer Flores home­red as the New York Mets got their sev­enth straight win by beat­ing Miami 5-4.

In other games, Pitts­burgh topped Mil­wau­kee 6-2, Hous­ton beat the Los An­ge­les An­gels 4-0, and Seat­tle beat Texas 3-1.


Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flow­ers mis­plays the throw from cen­ter fielder Adam Eaton to al­low Detroit Tigers’ Ra­jai Davis to score from third on a sin­gle by Miguel Cabr­era dur­ing the first in­ning of a base­ball game on Satur­day, April 18.

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