- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jake Arrieta continued his impressive pitching and Kris Bryant provided the power as the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 8-1 on Friday night.

The Cubs won in Arrieta’s 22nd consecutive start going back to last season, with their ace going 19-0 over that stretch. They won on the road for the 24th time in 29 games as they snapped San Francisco’s eight-game winning streak.

Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward left the game in the bottom of the first inning after crashing into the wall on a diving catch. Heyward is under evaluation for an injury to his right torso abdominal region, the Cubs said.

Arrieta, who leads the majors with a 1.29 ERA, allowed four hits, struck out eight and walked one in seven innings.

Jake Peavy (1-5) allowed five runs, seven hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings.

PADRES 7, DODGERS 6

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Melvin Upton Jr. hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the San Diego Padres past the Los Angeles Dodgers.

After Wil Myers hit a bloop single to shallow center to lead off the ninth against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, Upton went the opposite way beyond the right-center field fence for the comeback victory.

Kevin Quackenbush (2-2) pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the win for the Padres, who had lost four straight.

Jansen (1-1) had converted all 14 of his save chances before Friday. Justin Turner hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning that had given the Dodgers a 6-5 lead.

NATIONALS 4, MARLINS 1

MIAMI (AP) - Tanner Roark finally beat the team that kept beating him, pitching 6 2/3 innings to help the Washington Nationals past Miami.

Roark (3-3) came into the game 0-3 in three starts versus the Marlins this season with an ERA of 8.40. Against the rest of the majors he’s 2-0 in five starts with an ERA of 0.79.

Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Taylor homered to help the Nationals score all their runs in the second inning.

Marcell Ozuna hit his eighth home run for Miami, but Roark had no trouble with slumping slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who finished 0 for 4 with three strikeouts, dropping his average to .214.

Justin Nicolino (2-2) went 5 1/3 innings and has lost all three career starts against Washington. He was hit hard.

INDIANS 4, RED SOX 2

BOSTON (AP) - Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer, Corey Kluber slowed down the majors’ top-scoring team for seven innings and Cleveland won its fifth straight game.

Boston’s Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to 25 games with a solo home run. The Red Sox homered for a club-record 20th straight game, breaking their mark of 19 set in July 1996.

Kluber (3-5) allowed a run in each of the first two innings, but gave up just one hit over the next five. He allowed five hits, struck out six and walked two.

Cody Allen struck out three in the ninth for his 10th save.

ROYALS 4, WHITE SOX 1

CHICAGO (AP) - Omar Infante, Paulo Orlando and Lorenzo Cain all doubled in a three-run sixth inning off Jose Quintana to lead Kansas City to a victory.

Orlando added an RBI single an inning later and Dillon Gee (1-1) allowed a run over five innings for his first victory since 2014. The Royals won for the fifth time in seven games and moved within 3 1/2 games of the AL Central-leading White Sox.

Quintana (5-3) who entered with an AL-best 1.54 ERA, gave up one hit while facing the minimum 15 batters through five. He retired 11 straight until Infante had the first of four straight one-out hits.

Wade Davis got his 10th save in 11 tries..

BLUE JAYS 9, TWINS 3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jose Bautista hit a three-run home run to break open the game in the sixth inning and Toronto slugged its way to a victory.

Josh Donaldson, Michael Saunders and Darwin Barney also went deep for Toronto. Aaron Sanchez (4-1) gave up two runs on eight hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings to give the Blue Jays their second straight win after a five-game losing streak.

Robbie Grossman went 3 for 4 with a homer, a double and three RBIs in his first game for the Twins, who have lost five straight games and are an MLB-worst 10-31 this season. Tyler Duffey (1-3) gave up six runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.

MARINERS 8, REDS 3

CINCINNATI (AP) - Dae-Ho Lee’s bases-loaded single completed Seattle’s late rally against the major leagues’ worst bullpen, and he later added a solo homer.

Seattle opened a weekend dedicated to Ken Griffey Jr. by getting four runs in the seventh inning against a bullpen that has blown 10 of its 14 save chances.

Blake Wood (3-1) relieved in the seventh and loaded the bases on two singles and a walk. Wood walked Seth Smith to force in a run, and Tony Cingrani came on and hit Robinson Cano with his first pitch to tie it. Lee’s pinch-hit single with two outs knocked in the go-ahead runs.

Nelson Cruz and Lee homered in the ninth off Jumbo Diaz, the 35th and 36th homers allowed by Reds relievers this season.

Hisashi Iwakuma (2-4) gave up three runs in six innings, including Zack Cozart’s solo homer.

PIRATES 2, ROCKIES 1

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Starling Marte and John Jaso had two hits each and made fine defensive plays to help Gerrit Cole navigate through seven shaky innings.

Cole (5-3) scattered 10 hits and a walk while not recording a strikeout as he won his second straight start.

David Freese snapped a 1-1 tie with a two-out single in the sixth inning to give the Pirates their fifth win in six games and eighth straight victory over the Rockies.

Marte preserved the 2-1 lead in the seventh by throwing out Dustin Garneau at home to end the inning as he tried to score from second base on Charlie Blackmon’s single to left.

Mark Melancon worked around two singles in a scoreless ninth for his 14th save in 15 opportunities.

Eddie Butler (2-2) allowed two runs - one earned - in the loss.

METS 3, BREWERS 2

NEW YORK (AP) - Steven Matz pitched seven sharp innings to win his sixth consecutive start, Michael Conforto hit a two-run homer and New York beat Milwaukee.

After skipping a turn in the rotation last weekend because of a sore elbow, Matz (6-1) picked up right where he left off in his previous outing May 9 at Dodger Stadium. The rookie left-hander held the Brewers to three hits.

The only real hiccup for Matz came when Chris Carter connected for his 13th home run of the season, a two-run shot in the first inning. After that, Matz retired 15 straight.

Jeurys Familia closed flawlessly for his 14th save.

With the Mets trailing 2-1, Asdrubal Cabrera singled to start the sixth and Conforto homered off Wily Peralta (2-5).

RANGERS 2, ASTROS 1

HOUSTON (AP) - Colby Lewis pitched seven scoreless innings and Prince Fielder provided the offense with a two-run double to lead Texas to a victory.

Lewis (3-0) allowed four hits and struck out six in his first scoreless outing this season to pick up his first win since April 29.

Sam Dyson gave up an RBI single to Colby Rasmus with two outs in the ninth before striking out Evan Gattis for his third save.

Houston starter Lance McCullers (0-1) yielded five hits and two runs with seven strikeouts in six innings in his second start of the season since coming off the disabled list.

RAYS 7, TIGERS 5

DETROIT (AP) - Steven Souza and Steve Pearce homered to help Tampa Bay beat Detroit.

Miguel Cabrera homered twice for the Tigers.

Matt Andriese (3-0) picked up the win despite allowing four runs in 5 1/3 innings. Four relievers followed, with Alex Colome pitching the ninth for his 11th save in 11 chances.

Anibal Sanchez (3-5) allowed five runs in five-plus innings for the Tigers.

BRAVES 7, PHILLIES 1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Freddie Freeman homered twice and drove in four runs and Nick Markakis also hit a home run to lead Atlanta to a victory.

It was a rare power surge for the Braves, who entered last in the majors by a wide margin with just 15 homers. Philadelphia’s 31 homers entering Friday were second from the bottom in the big leagues.

The Braves hit three homers in a game for the first time this season, and have nine in their last five games.

Matt Wisler (2-3) allowed one run on five hits with seven strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings to help the Braves to just their fourth win in 15 games.

Aaron Nola (3-3) gave up five runs - two earned - and seven hits in seven innings.

DIAMONDBACKS 11, CARDINALS 7

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Patrick Corbin (2-3) struck out seven and Chris Herrmann homered with three RBIs for the Arizona Diamondbacks in a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Michael Bourn and Chris Owings added two RBIs apiece for the Diamondbacks, who are 13-7 on the road and 7-17 at home. They pulled away with seven runs over the last two innings and have won nine of 10 road series openers dating to last September.

Carlos Martinez (4-4) allowed four runs in five innings and has lost his last four starts after winning the first four. Reliever Jonathan Broxton was charged with five runs in one-third of an inning in the eighth and infielder Ruben Tejada made his major league pitching debut in the ninth, surrendering consecutive homers to Herrmann and Brandon Drury.

YANKEES 8, ATHLETICS 3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - CC Sabathia came off the disabled list to pitch six innings and become the eighth player in the modern era to win 100 games or more with two teams, and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics.

Carlos Beltran doubled three times and drove in three runs, Jacoby Ellsbury added two RBIs while Ronald Torreyes had a two-run triple during a five-run fourth inning to help the Yankees to their second straight win in this series after getting swept by the A’s in April.

Sabathia (3-2), who had a groin injury earlier this month, allowed one run, three hits, walked one and had a season-high eight strikeouts for his first victory there since 2012.

Sonny Gray (3-5) gave up five runs in 3 1/3 innings.

ORIOLES 9, ANGELS 4

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Chris Davis hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning - one of four in the game by the Orioles - and Baltimore defeated the Los Angeles Angels in the series opener after blowing a three-run lead.

Mark Trumbo also hit a two-run blast, and Joey Rickard and Manny Machado added back-to-back solo shots for the AL East leaders who improved to 8-7 away from home. They had played just two road games since April 28 before opening a nine-game West Coast trip in Anaheim.

Mychal Givens (3-0) allowed two hits and no runs in 1 1/3 relief innings. Jose Alvarez (1-2) took the loss.


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