ATLANTA — St. Louis hit four home runs, including three-run shots by Marcell Ozuna, Yadier Molina and Kolten Wong, and the Cardinals beat struggling right-hander Mike Foltynewicz and the Atlanta Braves 14-3 on Tuesday night.
Jack Flaherty (4-3) did not allow a hit through four innings. St. Louis led 11-0 before Flaherty gave up three runs and three hits in the fifth.
The 2019 struggles for Foltynewicz (0-3) continued. He gave up eight runs, matching his career high, while lasting only 4 2/3 innings.
Foltynewicz, a 2018 All-Star, saw his ERA climb to 8.02 in four starts. He began the season on the injured list with a bone spur in his right elbow.
CUBS 3, REDS 1 Kyle Hendricks had three hits, including a two-run double, and pitched into the ninth inning to lead the surging Chicago Cubs over the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs are 10-2 in May, their best start to the month since 1977. Chicago has won 22 of 28 games for the NL’s best record at 25-14.
METS 6, NATIONALS 2 Wilson Ramos hit a first-inning grand slam after Washington failed to complete what should have been a routine double play, Noah Syndergaard took a no-hitter into the sixth, and the New York Mets beat the slumping Nationals.
BREWERS 6, PHILLIES 1 Brandon Woodruff kept pitching out of jams until a big lead allowed him to settle in. Woodruff threw one-hit ball for six innings, Yasmani Grandal and Ryan Braun homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies survived a scare when Bryce Harper made a sliding catch on a foul ball to right field and banged his left knee into the wall in the sixth.
ASTROS 11, TIGERS 4 Carlos Correa started another Houston onslaught with a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Astros routed the Detroit Tigers, extending their winning streak to seven games. The Astros, who have won 10 of 11, scored in each of the first six innings against a depleted Detroit pitching staff.
INDIANS 9, WHITE SOX 0 Jordan Luplow hit two of Cleveland’s five homers, Carlos Carrasco cruised through seven innings and the Indians pounded the Chicago White Sox. Roberto Pérez, Jake Bauers and José Ramirez also went deep as the light-hitting Indians muscled up against Manny Bañuelos and Josh Osich to end Chicago’s three-game winning streak.
TWINS 4, ANGELS 3 Mitch Garver hit a two-run homer and tagged out Shohei Ohtani trying to score the tying run in the eighth inning before leaving with an injury, helping the Minnesota Twins hold off the Los Angeles Angels. Garver homered in the third to give Minnesota a three-run lead behind Kyle Gibson (4-1). It was Garver’s ninth homer and traveled to the second deck in left field.
ROYALS 11, RANGERS 5 Hunter Dozier drove in three runs, top prospect Nicky Lopez had an RBI single in his big league debut, and the Kansas City Royals routed the Texas Rangers. Alex Gordon and Jorge Soler also drove in two runs apiece for the Royals, who scored nine times in the first two innings while quickly knocking Rangers starter Shelby Miller from the game. Danny Duffy (2-1) was only marginally better for Kansas City, using 107 pitches just to survive five innings. He allowed four runs, seven hits and a walk while striking out seven. Miller (1-3) was pulled with two outs in the second. The veteran right-hander allowed eight runs and seven hits with two walks in another ugly performance in his return from Tommy John surgery.
RAYS 4, MARLINS 0 Charlie Morton pitched six strong innings, Avisail Garcia homered and drove in three runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins. Morton (4-0) gave up three hits and struck out five while throwing 82 pitches before he was pulled for a pinch hitter in the top of the seventh inning. Garcia had a solo homer and two RBI singles for the Rays in the opener of the two-game series against their cross-state interleague rivals. The sparse crowd of 6,306 also featured a contingent of Rays’ fans, whose “Let’s Go Rays” chants increased as Tampa Bay scored its third run on Kevin Kiermaier’s bases loaded walk in the eighth.
ROCKIES 5, RED SOX 4, 11 INNINGS Red Sox ace Chris Sale struck out a career-high 17 in just seven innings before getting pulled after 108 pitches, and the Colorado Rockies rallied against Boston’s bullpen to win in the 11th. Sale became the first pitcher in major league history to fan 17 in a start of no more than seven innings. Boston pitchers combined to strike out 24, but the Red Sox had their five-game winning streak come to an end. Mark Reynolds, whose fifth-inning double was the first runner allowed by Sale, drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the 11th off Ryan Brasier (2-2).
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