Mets hit 5 homers, rally past Nationals

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Baseball -

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.

High­lights

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.

Notable

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

JULIO CORTEZ AP

New York Mets play­ers cheer as Michael Con­forto runs the bases af­ter hit­ting a solo home run against Washington on Satur­day.

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