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Amer­i­can League

Bal­ti­more 5, N.Y. Yan­kees 3: Backup catcher Je­sus Su­cre tied a ca­reer high with three RBIs, Mike Wright recorded his first ca­reer save and Bran­don Hyde picked up his first man­age­rial win for the Ori­oles. Su­cre drove in three runs for the fourth time in his ca­reer. He also matched a ca­reer high by get­ting three hits for the ninth time. Troy Tolow­itzki home­red for the Yan­kees, who made three er­rors, and James Pax­ton took the loss in his New York de­but.

Cleve­land 2, Min­nesota 1: Greg Allen lofted a tie-break­ing sac­ri­fice fly in the top of the ninth as the In­di­ans notched their first win of the sea­son. The teams com­bined for just six hits in the game.

Kansas City 8, Chicago White Sox 6: Jakob Ju­nis pitched five shutout in­nings and Jorge Soler went 3-for-3 with three RBIs as the Roy­als won their sec­ond straight to open the sea­son. The game was de­layed by 30 min­utes be­cause of rain and the tem­per­a­ture was 38 de­grees when it started.

Toronto 3, Detroit 0: Justin Smoak hit a two-run home run while starter Aaron Sanchez pitched five score­less in­nings for the Blue Jays. The Blue Jays have won two in a row af­ter the Tigers won on Open­ing Day on Thurs­day. All three games have been shutouts.

Tampa Bay 3, Hous­ton 1: Tyler Glas­now al­lowed one run and six hits over five in­nings for the Rays. Glas­now, who went 0-5 with a 10.38 ERA dur­ing spring train­ing, gave up a solo home run to Alex Breg­man in the first in­ning be­fore the 6-foot-8 righthander blanked Hous­ton over the next four.

Na­tional League

Pitts­burgh at Cincin­nati, ppd: It didn’t take long for the first post­pone­ment of the sea­son, as the game never got go­ing and will be made up as part of day-night dou­ble­header on May 27. So Sonny Gray’s de­but as a Reds’ starter is be­ing de­layed a day.

Philadel­phia 8, At­lanta 6: High-priced off­sea­son ac­qui­si­tions Bryce Harper and J.T. Real­muto hit their first home runs for Philadel­phia. Real­muto ripped a two-run shot into the cen­ter field bleach­ers that put the Phillies ahead to stay in the fifth and Harper ham­mered a 465-foot solo homer in the sev­enth.

Mi­ami 7, Colorado 3: Lead­off bat­ter Miguel Ro­jas drove in three runs as the host Mar­lins picked up their first win of the sea­son. The Mar­lins, who to­taled just five hits in los­ing their first two games of the sea­son, had 16 in this one.

Mil­wau­kee 4, St. Louis 2: Chris­tian Yelich set a fran­chise record by home­r­ing for the third con­sec­u­tive game to open the sea­son, and the Brew­ers held on. Travis Shaw and Mike Mous­takas also home­red for Mil­wau­kee, which has clubbed eight home runs in its first three con­tests. Yelich, the reign­ing Na­tional League MVP, has three homers in his first 10 at-bats.


Chicago Cubs at Texas: The Cubs’ Yu Darvish will be tak­ing the mound for the first time since May 20 of last year. He only made eight starts due to arm prob­lems. Darvish will be mak­ing his first start against his for­mer team, the Rangers.

Around the horn

Keuchel get­ting some in­ter­est?: Free agent left-han­der Dal­las Keuchel’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives are “in dis­cus­sion with a num­ber of clubs,” agent Scott Bo­ras told MLB Net­work on Fri­day. Bo­ras said Keuchel, the 2015 Amer­i­can League Cy Young Award win­ner, is throw­ing sim­u­lated 95-pitch games ev­ery five days so that he’ll be ready to step into a team’s ro­ta­tion when he signs.

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