- Associated Press - Saturday, May 21, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain pitched six strong innings and helped himself with his bat, Buster Posey added a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Saturday night.

Cain (1-5) got his first victory since July 22, 2015, against San Diego, snapping a streak of 15 consecutive winless starts. Cain also had a two-run double in the second inning.

The Giants won for the ninth time in 10 games and the Cubs fell to 2-3 on their nine-game road trip.

Jon Lester (4-3) allowed five runs on six hits and three walks in his worst outing of the season.

Dexter Fowler homered leading off the ninth against closer Santiago Casilla, who got the next three outs for his 11th save. Kris Bryant hit his ninth homer for the Cubs.

PADRES 3, DODGERS 2, 11 INNINGS

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Yangervis Solarte, fresh off the disabled list, drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 11th inning to give the San Diego Padres their second straight walkoff victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Solarte drew four straight balls from Chin-Hui Tsao (0-1) to bring in Wil Myers for the winning run. Solarte was activated earlier Saturday after being out since April 10 with a hamstring injury.

Melvin Upton Jr. came close to hitting a winning, two-run homer for the second night in a row in the 11th, but Trayce Thompson made a catch at the wall for the second out. Upton’s two-run homer in the ninth inning Friday night gave the Padres a 7-6 win.

Brad Hand (1-0) pitched the 10th and 11th innings for the victory, allowing just a walk.

MARLINS 3, WASHINGTON 2

MIAMI (AP) - Jose Fernandez pitched six innings and then led the dugout celebration as Miami made him a winner again at Marlins Park by beating Washington.

Fernandez (6-2) allowed one run, struck out nine and improved to 21-1 in 31 starts at home.

When Justin Bour put Miami ahead to stay with a two-run homer in the sixth, Fernandez leaped onto the dugout ledge, pounded the railing and hopped happily as he screamed.

A.J. Ramos gave up a run in the ninth but escaped a bases-loaded, none-out jam without further damage for his 13th save.

Joe Ross (3-4), pitching on his 23rd birthday, lost to Fernandez for the second start in a row.

ROYALS 2, WHITE SOX 1

CHICAGO (AP) - Lorenzo Cain hit a solo home run and five Kansas City pitchers combined to allow seven hits in the Royals’ victory over slumping Chicago.

Danny Duffy and Peter Moylan combined for six scoreless innings. Joakim Soria (2-1) worked out of a seventh-inning jam and Wade Davis pitched a hitless ninth for his 11th save in Kansas City’s second straight win over the AL Central leaders.

Chicago has lost eight of 10.

Cain’s leadoff shot to center in the sixth off Miguel Gonzalez (0-1) made it 2-0 after Eric Hosmer’s first-inning sacrifice fly.

RANGERS 2, ASTROS 1

HOUSTON (AP) - Elvis Andrus hit his first home run of the season, Cesar Ramos pitched six solid innings and Texas edged Houston.

The homer by Andrus, which landed in the left-field seats, came with two outs and a full count to put Texas up 1-0 in the second inning. Rougned Odor made it 2-0 with an RBI single in the third.

Ramos (1-2) yielded two hits and one run while fanning four in six innings for his first win this year in his third start and fifth appearance. Sam Dyson pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save.

Marwin Gonzalez hit a solo homer in the third for Houston.

Houston starter Mike Fiers (3-2) allowed six hits and two runs in seven innings in the loss.

RED SOX 9, INDIANS 1

BOSTON (AP) - Joe Kelly pitched no-hit ball for 6 2/3 innings, Mookie Betts had a grand slam and a solo homer, and Boston beat Cleveland.

Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his majors’ best hitting streak to 26 games with an infield single. Dom DiMaggio owns the Red Sox record with a 34-game string in 1949.

Kelly (2-0) came off the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day after being out with a right shoulder impingement since April 20. He shut down the Indians until Juan Uribe broke up the no-hit bid with a double to the right-center gap with two outs in the seventh. Manager John Farrell immediately pulled Kelly at 104 pitches.

Carlos Santana homered for the Indians, who managed just two hits.

Trevor Bauer (3-2) gave up four runs in five-plus innings.

YANKEES 5, ATHLETICS 1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Starlin Castro broke out of a slump with three hits, Carlos Beltran singled twice to keep up his recent tear and New York won its season-high fourth straight game.

Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings to win Joe Girardi’s 1,500th game as a manager. Tanaka (2-0) allowed one run on five hits and had four strikeouts for his first victory since April 12.

Beltran had an RBI single in the fourth to stay hot. He is batting .391 (9 for 23) with eight RBIs over the past six games.

All the runs came off rookie starter Sean Manaea (1-2).

METS 5, BREWERS 4

NEW YORK (AP) - David Wright singled home the winning run on a 3-0 pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, and New York rallied past Milwaukee.

Curtis Granderson hit his latest leadoff homer for the Mets, and Yoenis Cespedes tied the score in the sixth with a two-run shot that chased rookie starter Zach Davies.

That got Jacob deGrom off the hook after the right-hander left trailing 4-1. The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year, winless in four starts since winning his first three, struck out seven and walked three while throwing 100 pitches in five innings.

Jeurys Familia (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win. Wright singled off Michael Blazek (1-1) for his first game-ending hit since July 5, 2012.

Ramon Flores hit his first major league homer and knocked in three runs for Milwaukee.

TIGERS 5, RAYS 4

DETROIT (AP) - Michael Fulmer struck out 11 over seven sparkling innings and Cameron Maybin, James McCann and J.D. Martinez all homered to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.

Making only his fifth major league start, Fulmer (3-1) allowed a run on four hits and a walk.

Drew Smyly (2-5) allowed a tiebreaking two-run homer by McCann in the seventh, and Martinez hit a two-run shot of his own off reliever Steven Geltz later that inning.

Up 5-1, Detroit’s Justin Wilson gave up three runs in the eighth, but Francisco Rodriguez pitched a hitless ninth for his 12th save in 13 chances.

Tampa Bay’s Kevin Kiermaier left the game in the fifth with a broken left hand.

CARDINALS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 2

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jedd Gyorko, Matt Adams and Yadier Molina homered and Mike Leake pitched seven scoreless innings for St. Louis.

Leake (3-3) retired eight straight between the second and fourth innings and battled back from a 3-0 count to strike out Chris Owings in the fifth to help thwart the Diamondbacks’ best scoring opportunity against him.

Leake even showed off at the plate with a double to left in the sixth. The righty also made a nice barehanded play to throw out Rickie Weeks Jr. at first in the seventh.

Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray (2-3) battled through five innings but took the loss.

ROCKIES 5, PIRATES 1

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Cristhian Adames’ first career homer capped a four-run ninth inning as Colorado rallied to beat closer Mark Melancon and Pittsburgh, ending an eight-game losing streak against the Pirates.

Adames’ two-run shot to straightaway center field came after Tony Wolters singled off Melancon (0-1) to snap a 1-1 tie and another run scored on first baseman John Jaso’s error. Melancon came on to start the ninth and was charged with three unearned runs in 2/3 of an inning.

Adames, a rookie infielder, entered the game at second base in the eighth inning as part of a double switch and homered off Jared Hughes in his 115th career plate appearance.

Rookie reliever Carlos Estevez (1-1) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless inning for his first major league win as the Rockies snapped a three-game overall losing streak

TWINS 5, BLUE JAYS 3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Eduardo Nunez homered to cap a five-run rally in the eighth inning as Minnesota suddenly broke loose.

The Twins had been shut out on just one hit - a double by Nunez - by J.A. Happ and trailed 2-0 going into the eighth. They came back to win for only the fourth time in 21 games.

Danny Santana tied it with a two-run double on the last pitch by Happ (5-2). Nunez hit a three-run homer off Gavin Floyd.

Fernando Abad (1-0) threw two pitches and picked up the win. He entered the game with one out in the eighth and got Justin Smoak to hit into a double play.

Toronto slugger Jose Bautista homered for the 13th time in 20 games at Target Field. Michael Saunders homered in the ninth off Kevin Jepsen, who got his third save.

MARINERS 4, REDS 0

CINCINNATI (AP) - Franklin Gutierrez hit a three-run homer that landed high in the upper deck, and Felix Hernandez allowed only four singles in six innings, leading Seattle over Cincinnati Reds on a day when they honored their shared star.

The Reds gave away Ken Griffey Jr. bobbleheads depicting him in both uniforms, and they played a message from him on the videoboard. Junior became a star in Seattle and was later traded to his hometown team. The Reds had him in mind when they designed Great American Ball Park with a short distance in right field.

Gutierrez sent his decisive homer 473 feet the other way in the fourth inning off John Lamb (0-2). Leonys Martin also had a solo shot off the left-hander.

Hernandez (4-3) walked three, struck out five and twice retired Joey Votto with the bases loaded for the final out of an inning.

BRAVES 2, PHILLIES 0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Williams Perez took a two-hitter into the seventh, helping Atlanta beat Philadelphia for just its second series win this season.

On a cold, rainy afternoon, Perez (2-1) celebrated his 25th birthday with another dominant performance against the Phillies. He gave up two hits, walked one and struck out in 6 1/3 innings.

Three relievers finished off the two-hitter. Arodys Vizcaino earned his fifth save in six tries.

Philadelphia lefty Adam Morgan (1-2) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings.

Ender Inciarte lined an RBI double to left-center to give the Braves a 1-0 lead in the fourth. Erick Aybar’s sacrifice fly made it 2-0.

ORIOLES 3, ANGELS 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Matt Wieters hit a three-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Baltimore Orioles over the Los Angeles Angels.

Wieters, who ended Matt Shoemaker’s perfect game bid with a double in the fifth, lifted a 1-0 sinker from Joe Smith (1-3) over the wall in put the Orioles ahead after they were down to their final out.

Brad Brach (4-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the win, and Zach Britton worked the ninth for his 12th save.

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