Mets hit 5 homers, rally past Nationals
Rookie Pete Alonso and Robinson Cano hit back-to-back home runs to begin the eighth and Keon Broxton lined an RBI single later in the inning, lifting the New York Mets to a home win over the Washington Nationals 6-5 Saturday.
Unlikely cleanup man J.D. Davis hit two home runs and Michael Conforto also connected as the Mets improved to 6-2.
Anthony Rendon hit a leadoff homer and Wilmer Difo added a tworun shot in the top of the eighth, putting Washington ahead 5-3. Both drives came off reliever Jeurys Familia (2-0) – never before had he given up two home runs in a game.
Twins 6, Phillies 2: Max Kepler and Willians Astudillo hit consecutive homers, Eddie Rosario hit a three-run shot and Minnesota won at Philadelphia.
Tigers 7, Royals 4: Christin Stewart hit a two-out grand slam in the seventh inning, lifting Detroit to a home win over Kansas City.
Pirates 6, Reds 5: Kevin Newman hit a gameending double in the 10th inning, lifting Pittsburgh to its third straight win, this one at home over Cincinnati. Mariners 9, White Sox 2: Jay Bruce hit two solo home runs, Tim Beckham had a three-run shot among his four hits and Seattle won at Chicago. Padres 6, Cardinals 4: Austin Hedges and Manny Machado each hit a two-run homer off Andrew Miller in the eighth inning, helping San Diego win at t. Louis for its third consecutive win. Giants 6, Rays 4: Brandon Belt homered and drove in three before an unusually small home crowd, and San Francisco beat Tampa Bay at home.
Angels 5, Rangers 1: Mike Trout hit a grand slam for his fourth homer in three days, and Los Angeles won at home over Texas. Indians 7, Blue Jays 2: Carlos Carrasco struck out 12 in five innings to lead Cleveland to a home win over Toronto.
Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw could officially join the Dodgers during their current trip, but he said he will probably make a second rehab start in the minors before coming off the 10-day injured list after a bout with shoulder inflammation. Manager Dave Roberts said where that second outing will occur hasn’t been determined, but that a return by Kershaw to Oklahoma City was likely.
Rockies: Hard-throwing righty German Marquez and Colorado agreed on a contract that runs through the 2023 season. The deal also includes an option for 2024. Marquez is 1-0 in two starts this season and has allowed just one run.
Orioles: Baltimore enhanced its starting rotation by signing righthander Dan Straily to a $575,000, one-year contract. Straily went 5-6 with a 4.12 ERA in 23 starts with Miami last season.
Cubs: Looking to end an early season funk, Chicago shook up its struggling bullpen by demoting right-hander Carl Edwards Jr. to Triple-A and placing left-hander Mike Montgomery on the 10-day injured list. — WIRE SERVICES
New York Mets players cheer as Michael Conforto runs the bases after hitting a solo home run against Washington on Saturday.