HOUSTON (AP) — Yusei Kikuchi took a no-hit bid into the the seventh inning, Taylor Trammell homered and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 1-0 on Thursday to stop a four-game losing streak.
Kikuchi (1-1) did not allow a hit until Carlos Correa doubled to deep right-center field with one out in the seventh.
That was the only hit allowed by Kikuchi, who pitched seven innings, struck out seven and walked two. Anthony Misiewicz pitched a perfect eighth and Kendall Graveman a one-hit ninth for his third save, completing a two-hitter.
Trammell hit his fourth home run of the season in the third inning off Luis Garcia (0-3), a ball that appeared to graze the glove of a leaping Chas McCormick at the right-field wall.
Matt Carpenter put the Cardinals ahead in the sixth with a three-run, pinch-homer off Aaron Nola, a ball that bounced out of the outstretched glove of Roman Quinn at the top of the right-field wall.
ATHLETICS 3, RAYS 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Chapman homered and hit a go-ahead double against Diego Castillo (0-2) with two outs in the ninth.
Shane McClanahan, a Tampa Bay left-hander starting on the day after his 24th birthday, made an unusual regular-season debut, becoming the fourth player to appear in the regular season after first playing in the postseason. He gave up two runs and five hits in four innings, throwing at up to 100.5 mph.
Jake Diekman (1-0) pitched a perfect eighth, and Lou Trivino finished for his fourth save.
WHITE SOX 3, TIGERS 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodón (4-0) struck out a career-high 12 in six innings, sending Detroit to its 11th loss in 13 games. The Tigers are a major league worst 8-17.
Rodón (4-0) allowed two hits and walked one, and his ERA rose from 0.48 to 0.72. Jonathan Schoop’s RBI double was just the second earned run he has allowed.
Liam Hendriks got three straight outs for his fifth save. Chicago has won five of six.
Casey Mize (1-3) lost his third straight start. Billy Hamilton hit a tying groundout in the fifth, and Leury García followed with a two-run single.
BREWERS 2, DODGERS 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer in the fourth following Avisaíl García’s walk off Trevor Bauer (3-1), who allowed four hits in eight innings.
Eric Lauer (1-0) won in his first start of the season and improved to 6-0 in eight starts against the Dodgers, allowing four hits in five scoreless innings.
Josh Hader allowed an RBI single to pinch-hitter Austin Barnes, then retired Mookie Betts on a flyout for his sixth save. It was the first meeting of the teams since the Dodgers swept 2-0 in the first round of last year’s NL playoffs.
Los Angeles has lost eight of its last 11.
CUBS 9, BRAVES 3
ATLANTA (AP) — Jason Heyward drove in two runs with two hits, and Chicago ended their five-game losing streak.
The Cubs had 16 hits, topping their combined total of 13 in the first three games of the series. Jake Marisnick hit a homer in the seventh and every Chicago starter had at least one hit.
Matt Duffy reached base four times on two hits and two walks, and Anthony Rizzo had three hits.
Adbert Alzolay (1-2) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings. Bryse Wilson (1-2) allowed four runs in three innings as the Braves (12-13) failed to move over .500, which would have been a season first.
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