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Walker shuts down Yankees in Bronx


Taijuan Walker took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, Brandon Nimmo provided a spark in his return from the injured list and the New York Mets beat the crosstown Yankees 8-3 Saturday to open a three-game Subway Series.

The Mets already led 8-0 when Aaron Judge homered with one out in the sixth to end Walker’s bid for the record-tying eighth no-hitter in the majors this season.

Walker (7-3) was lifted after 5 innings and got a standing ovation from Mets fans among the season-high crowd of 40,047 at Yankee Stadium.

Saturday’s Games

Tigers 11, White Sox 5: Eric Haase hit a three-run, inside-the-park homer and later cleared the fence for another three-run drive to help the hosts snap Chicago’s five-game win streak. Phillies 4, Padres 2: Bryce

Harper homered and drove in two runs for the hosts.

Reds 3, Cubs 2: Joey Votto and Tyler Naquin homered and the hosts handed Chicago its eighth straight loss. Ryan Hendrix (4-1), the second of four Cincinnati relievers, got the win.

Blue Jays 6, Rays 3: In Buffalo, N.Y., George Springer homered for the second straight day andSantiag­o Espinal hit his first career home run.

Giants 6, Diamondbac­ks 5: Austin Slater hit a tworun homer in the eighth inning and Mike Yastrzemsk­i also had a two-run shot for the visitors.

Royals 6, Twins 3: Hunter Dozier drove in three runs and Edward Olivares hit a two-run homer for the hosts.

Marlins 3, Braves 2: Sandy Alcantara pitched six strong inningsand Garrett Cooper homered and drove in two runs for the visitors.

Angels 4, Orioles 1: Alex

Cobb allowed one run in a season-high 7 innings and David Fletcher extended his hitting streak to 17 games for the hosts.

Brewers 11, Pirates 2: Omar Narvaez had five hits, Avisail Garcia drove in five runs and Jace Peterson added four RBIs as the visitors rolled to their 11th straight victory.

Rangers 7, Mariners 3: John Hicks homered in his first two at-bats, Eli White added a three-run shot and Texas snapped a 13game losing streak in Seattle.

Astros 3, Indians 2: Jake Odorizzi pitched six strong innings, Carlos Correa and Abraham Toro homered in a road win.

Dodgers 5, Nationals 3: A.J. Pollock hit a go-ahead single in the sixth inning to help the hosts extend a winning streak to eight for the third time this season.

Rockies 3, Cardinals 2: Trevor Story snapped a scoreless tie with a threerun homer in the seventh to help the hosts hold off St. Louis. Daniel Bard struck out Dylan Carlson with runners at second and third for his 12th save.

Athletics 7, Red Sox 6 (12): Tony Kemp hit a game-winning sacrifice fly to cap a three-run 12th inning, and the hostssnapp­ed Boston’s eightgame winning streak.


Nationals: Kyle Schwarber went on the 10-day injured list Saturday because of a right hamstring strain. Mariners: Pitcher Hector Santiago is expected to have the appeal hearing about his 10-game suspension for using a grip-enhancing foreign substance heard soon.

Indians: Cleveland activated catcher Roberto Perez from the injured list on Saturday.

 ?? ADAM HUNGER AP ?? Mets starter Taijuan Walker dominated the host Yankees on Saturday. The Mets won 8-3.
ADAM HUNGER AP Mets starter Taijuan Walker dominated the host Yankees on Saturday. The Mets won 8-3.

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