- Associated Press - Sunday, April 10, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Rookie Trevor Story capped his amazing first week in the majors by hitting his seventh home run, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 6-3 Sunday.

Story’s homer was one of five solo shots by the Rockies. Carlos Gonzalez went deep twice and Nolan Arenado and Ryan Raburn also connected for Colorado, which salvaged the finale of its three-game series.

Story, whose home run streak ended Friday night after he had become the first player in the majors to homer in the first four games of his career, sent a pitch from Brandon Maurer 425 feet into the left field bleachers leading off the bottom of the eighth.

The shortstop now has 12 RBIs through six games.

ORIOLES 5, RAYS 3



BALTIMORE (AP) - Manny Machado went 4 for 4 with a two-run homer, and Baltimore beat Tampa Bay to remain the only undefeated team in the majors.

The 5-0 start matches the 1970 team for the best in Orioles history. After sweeping Minnesota in three games to open the season, Baltimore completed the homestand by taking two from Tampa Bay in a rain-abbreviated series.

Vance Worley gave up three runs over 4 2-3 innings in his Orioles debut and the bullpen blanked the Rays on one hit the rest of the way. Brad Brach (1-0) entered in the fifth and Zach Britton worked a perfect ninth for his second save.

South Korean outfielder Hyun Soo Kim made his major league debut for Baltimore, starting in left field and batting ninth. He got two infield hits and went 2 for 3.

CUBS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 3

PHOENIX (AP) - Jake Arrieta homered and pitched seven innings, helping Chicago finish off an impressive first week by beating Arizona.

Chicago is tied with Cincinnati for the best record in the NL at 5-1. The Cubs host the Reds in their home opener Monday night at Wrigley Field.

Arrieta (2-0) allowed three runs and eight hits, striking out six. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner gave himself a boost with a two-out, two-run homer in the second inning off Shelby Miller (0-1).

Arrieta hit two home runs in 2015 and has three in his career.

GIANTS 9, DODGERS 6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Joe Panik hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the sixth inning and San Francisco homered three times to overcome an early five-run deficit and beat Los Angeles.

Buster Posey, Brandon Belt and Angel Pagan all homered as the Giants rallied after falling behind 5-0 before they even came up to bat. San Francisco has 14 homers in the opening week of the season and the Giants have hit at least one homer in the first seven games for the first time since at least 1913.

Johnny Cueto (2-0) settled down after the rough first and earned the win in his home debut for the Giants, allowing six runs and 10 hits in seven innings. Santiago Casilla got three outs for his second save as San Francisco took three of four from its fiercest rival.

PHILLIES 5, METS 2

NEW YORK (AP) __ Odubel Herrera hit a two-run homer off Matt Harvey in the first appearance at Citi Field for the Mets ace since he failed to close out Game 5 of last year’s World Series, and Philadelphia beat New York.

Philadelphia won the last two games of the three-game series after an 0-4 start. The Phillies already have more wins at Citi Field this season than last, when they went 1-8.

Jeremy Hellickson (1-0) held the Mets hitless until Yoenis Cespedes lined an opposite-field single to right in the fourth, and kept them scoreless until Cespedes chased him with a two-run homer in the sixth that cut Philadelphia’s lead to 3-2.

The NL champions dropped to 2-3 - their record before 11-game winning streaks in 1986 and last year.

Pitching on the Citi Field mound for the first time since manager Terry Collins allowed him to try to finish a shutout against Kansas City, Harvey (0-2) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings.

ROYALS 4, TWINS 3, 10 INNINGS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Speedy pinch runner Terrance Gore streaked home on a wild pitch with two outs in the 10th inning, scoring with a headfirst slide to lift Kansas City over winless Minnesota.

The World Series champion Royals rallied for two runs in the ninth to tie it, then dropped the Twins to 0-6. This is Minnesota’s worst start since the Washington Senators moved to the Twin Cities in 1961.

Christian Colon drew a leadoff walk in the 10th from Trevor May (0-1). Gore then made his first appearance of the season, running for Colon, and dashed to third on May’s throwing error on a pickoff attempt.

May retired the next two batters and issued a walk. With a 1-2 count on Lorenzo Cain, May threw a breaking ball that bounced off catcher John Ryan Murphy’s chest protector and skittered to the right side of the plate.

Gore beat Murphy’s throw to May covering the plate. May slammed down his hand in frustration after Gore scored.

ATHLETICS 2, MARINERS 1, 10 INNINGS

SEATTLE (AP) - Coco Crisp hit a two-out homer in the 10th inning to help Oakland overcome a dominant outing from Seattle ace Felix Hernandez and sweep the three-game series.

Hernandez struck out 10 over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and two walks.

Oakland’s Marcus Semien hit a homer to lead off the eighth against Joel Peralta, tying the game 1-1.

Crisp hit his no-doubter to right field off Nick Vincent (1-1).

John Axford (1-0) pitched a scoreless ninth and Sean Doolittle struck out two in the 10th to earn his first save.

Chris Bassitt allowed one unearned run in seven innings for Oakland.

YANKEES-TIGERS, PPD

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers’ game against the New York Yankees was postponed because of rain.

With light rain falling and no end in sight, the game was called off several hours before the scheduled first pitch.

Justin Verlander had been scheduled to make his second start of the season for the Tigers, while the Yankees planned to send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound.

A makeup date was not immediately announced. The teams aren’t scheduled to meet again in Detroit this season.

BLUE JAYS 3, RED SOX 0

TORONTO (AP) - Marco Estrada pitched seven shutout innings, Josh Donaldson hit a solo home run and Toronto beat Boston, avoiding a three-game sweep.

Activated off the 15-day disabled list before the game after missing the start of the season with a sore lower back, Estrada (1-0) gave up five hits, walked two and struck out eight, helping Toronto win for the first time in five games.

Drew Storen worked the eighth and Roberto Osuna finished for his third save to complete the seven-hitter.

The Red Sox came up empty after scoring at least six runs and getting at least 10 hits in each of their first four games of the season.

REDS 2, PIRATES 1

CINCINNATI (AP) - Jay Bruce hit an RBI triple in the ninth inning and Cincinnati capped a strong season-opening homestand, beating Pittsburgh.

The Reds took two of three from the Pirates and are off to a 5-1 start.

Brandon Phillips led off the ninth with a single. After a popout, Bruce tripled down the right field line against Arquimedes Caminero (0-1).

Former Pirates right-hander Ross Ohlendorf (2-0) escaped a first-and-second, one-out jam in the ninth to get the win.

Eugenio Suarez opened the Reds sixth with his fourth home run of the season, tying at 1. He had three hits in the game.

ANGELS 3, RANGERS 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jered Weaver pitched six effective innings in his injury-delayed season debut, and Los Angeles beat Texas to earn a split of the four-game series.

Mike Trout got his first two RBIs of the season and Albert Pujols also singled home a run for Los Angeles, which bounced back after losing two in a row.

Weaver (1-0) allowed a run and six hits en route to his 139th career win - passing Nolan Ryan for second on the franchise list behind Chuck Finley’s 165. The veteran right-hander’s outing was held up because of nerve problems in his neck and shoulder.

Texas left-hander Martin Perez (0-1) was charged with three runs, seven hits and a career-worst five walks in 6 1/3 innings.

BREWERS 3, ASTROS 2

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Jimmy Nelson struck out nine in six-plus innings, and Milwaukee took advantage of early wildness by Houston ace Dallas Keuchel in a win.

The AL Cy Young Award winner walked four in the first inning and gave up a two-run single to Aaron Hill. Keuchel (1-1) left with two outs in the sixth with a career high-tying six walks, including an intentional pass to Ryan Braun in the fourth.

Domingo Santana added an RBI double in the fourth for rebuilding Milwaukee, which took two of three in the interleague series against the AL West contenders.

Nelson (1-1) settled down after allowing a leadoff homer to deep left to Jose Altuve on the game’s first pitch. Jeremy Jeffress pitched a perfect ninth for his third save.

INDIANS-WHITE SOX, PPD

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago White Sox’s game against the Cleveland Indians was postponed because of rain.

The game will be made up on May 23 as part of a doubleheader.

The Indians have had three games rained out so far this season. The White Sox and Indians split the first two games of their series.

CARDINALS 12, BRAVES 7

ATLANTA (AP) - Brandon Moss and Matt Carpenter hit three-run homers and St. Louis kept Atlanta as the only NL team without a win.

The Braves (0-5) also lost right-hander Dan Winkler, who suffered a fractured right elbow while throwing a pitch in the seventh. He left the mound in obvious pain after throwing a pitch behind Randal Grichuk.

The Cardinals completed the three-game sweep despite a poor start from Adam Wainwright, who allowed five runs in five innings.

After rallying for a 7-6 lead in the eighth, the Cardinals put the game away with five runs in the ninth to score 12 runs for the second straight day. Aledmys Diaz hit a two-run double off Jose Ramirez in the ninth before Carpenter’s three-run homer.

NATIONALS 4, MARLINS 2

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jayson Werth had an RBI single for his first hit of the season and Joe Ross allowed a run in seven innings to help Washington to a victory over Miami.

Bryce Harper hit the 99th and 100th doubles of his career and drove in the Nationals’ first run as Washington split a two-game series after Saturday’s postponement because of cold weather.

Anthony Rendon went 3 for 5 with a double and scored twice. Clint Robinson’s two-run single completed Washington’s three-run seventh.

Jonathan Papelbon gave up a ninth-inning home run to Miami’s Christian Yelich, but still earned his third save.

Tom Koehler (0-1) allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings.

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