Tatis, Padres spoil Car­di­nals’ home opener

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Rookie Fer­nando Tatis Jr. and pinch-hit­ter Hunter Ren­froe home­red as the San Diego Padres over­came an­other home run by Paul Gold­schmidt and beat St. Louis 5-3 Fri­day in the Car­di­nals’ home opener. Gold­schmidt drew a stand­ing ova­tion in his first at-bat at Busch Sta­dium since be­ing traded to St. Louis. He hit his fifth home run in seven games this sea­son, con­nect­ing in the eighth in­ning off Trey Win­gen­ter.

High­lights

White Sox 10, Mariners 8: Yoan Mon­cada hit a go-ahead, two-run sin­gle in the sev­enth in­ning and the White Sox won a wild home opener. A day af­ter their home opener was post­poned be­cause of in­clement weather, the White Sox ended Seat­tle’s four-game win­ning streak. The Mariners had been off to a fran­chisebest 7-1 start.

In­di­ans 3, Blue Jays 2: Car­los San­tana home­red with one out in the ninth in­ning and made a fa­mil­iar trot around the bases, lead­ing the host In­di­ans over the Blue Jays in a game that fea­tured lit­tle hit­ting and 24 com­bined strike­outs. Rays 5, Gi­ants 2: Yandy Diaz and Kevin Kier­maier hit back-to-back home runs in the first in­ning and Tampa Bay spoiled the Gi­ants’ home opener for the best start in Rays’ fran­chise his­tory. The Rays (6-2) got four straight two-out hits in the first against Dereck Ro­driguez (1-1). Dodgers 10, Rock­ies 6: Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger and Rus­sell Martin home­red as the Dodgers kept up their long­ball bar­rage, beat­ing Colorado in the Rock­ies’ home opener. Af­ter hit­ting a fran­chise-record 235 home runs last year, the NL cham­pion Dodgers have con­nected a whop­ping 21 times in only eight games this sea­son.

Pi­rates 2, Reds 0: Joe Mus­grove al­lowed three hits in seven ef­fi­cient in­nings to out­duel Sonny Gray and the host Pi­rates handed the Reds their third straight shutout. Mus­grove (1-0) struck out eight and walked one in his first start as Pitts­burgh sent Cincin­nati its sixth los in a row. Braves 4, Mar­lins 0: Kevin Gaus­man al­lowed only two hits in seven in­nings, Ron­ald Acuna Jr. and Tyler Flow­ers home­red and the host Braves beat the Mar­lins. The Braves es­caped a bases­loaded jam in the ninth and won their fourth in a row.

No­table

Ori­oles: Seek­ing to boost a thin start­ing rotation, the Ori­oles agreed to a $575,000, one-year con­tact with Dan Straily. The 30-year-old righthander would get a $250,000 as­sign­ment bonus if traded. Rangers: The Rangers put pitcher Edin­son Volquez on the 10-day in­jured list be­cause of a sprained right el­bow. The Rangers made the move be­fore Fri­day’s game against the An­gels and called up pitcher Kyle Bird from Triple-A Nashville. Volquez missed all of last sea­son af­ter un­der­go­ing Tommy John surgery in 2017. Di­a­mond­backs: In­fielder Jake Lamb is ex­pected to be side­lined for about six weeks af­ter strain­ing his left quadri­ceps while run­ning out a dou­ble this week. Lamb pulled up short at sec­ond base in the ninth in­ning of a loss at San Diego on Wed­nes­day.

SCOTT KANE AP

Car­di­nals catcher Yadier Molina and the Padres' Fer­nando Tatis Jr. watch Tatis' two-run home run dur­ing the sev­enth in­ning Fri­day in St. Louis.

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