Mets 11, Nationals 8: J.D. Davis delivered a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning and rookie Pete Alonso contributed three hits and two RBIs as new-look New York improved to 2-0 with a victory over host Washington.
Blue Jays 3, Tigers 0: Aaron Sanchez and four relievers combined to pitch Toronto’s second straight shutout, leading the Blue Jays to a home win over Detroit. The Blue Jays threw just three shutouts all of last season, the second fewest in the majors. Detroit was last with two.
Indians 2, Twins 1: Greg Allen hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning, then Cleveland reliever Brad Hand escaped a basesloaded jam and the Indians held off Minnesota. Royals 8, White Sox 6: Jorge Soler had three hits and three RBIs, Alex Gordon scored three runs despite not getting a hit and Kansas City won at home over Chicago on a wet, cold and windy Saturday.
Phillies 8, Braves 6: Bryce Harper homered deep into the second deck in right-center field for his first hit with Philadelphia and celebrated with an emphatic curtain call, highlighting the Phillies’ home win.
Rays 3, Astros 1: Tyler Glasnow and four relievers led Tampa Bay to a home win over Houston. Marlins 7, Rockies 3: Miguel Rojas had three hits and drove in three runs to lead Miami to a home win. Pirates-Reds, ppd.: The second game of a series between the Pirates and Reds was postponed because of rain. It’ll be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on May 27.