Diamondbacks 13, Phillies 8
PHILADELPHIA — The Arizona Diamondbacks hit three straight home runs to open the game and finished with a team-record eight in a win over the Philadelphia Phillies in a homer-happy game.
Scott Kingery hit two of Philadelphia’s five home runs for the combined MLB record of 13 homers in one game.
Jarrod Dyson, Ketel Marte and David Peralta hit consecutive homers off Jerad Eickhoff in the first inning. Eduardo Escobar became the first Diamondback to homer from different sides of the plate in consecutive innings. Ildemaro Vargas also homered twice and Alex Avila went deep.
Mets at Yankees, ppd.
NEW YORK — The first Subway Series game of the season never got on track Monday night.
The scheduled opener between the New York Mets and New York Yankees was postponed because of rain at Yankee Stadium. The game was called about 30 minutes before it was supposed to start and will be made up today as part of a day-night doubleheader. The day game is slated to begin at 10:05 a.m., with the nightcap at 4:05 p.m.
Rays 6, Athletics 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Charlie Morton remained unbeaten with Tampa Bay, pitching seven shutout innings in a win over Oakland.
Brandon Lowe homered for the third time in two days, snapping a scoreless tie in the sixth inning and helping the Rays take over sole possession of the first place in the AL East with their sixth victory in seven games. The New York Yankees, who were rained out at home, dropped a half-game behind in the standings.
Cardinals 4, Marlins 1
MIAMI — Michael Wacha pitched six scoreless innings in his return to the rotation and St. Louis broke a three-game losing streak.
Wacha (4-2) benefited from three double plays and a pickoff in his first start since May 22. He allowed five hits, struck out four and lowered his ERA to 5.63.
Jordan Hicks worked around a leadoff single in the ninth and struck out two for his 13th save.
Rangers 4, Red Sox 3 (11)
BOSTON — Danny Santana doubled to lead off the 11th inning for his fourth hit of the game and scored on Elvis Andrus’ single, giving Texas a victory on a night the city of Boston’s concerns were focused on ex-slugger David Ortiz.
Near the end of the game, Ortiz landed in his adopted city in an air ambulance from the Dominican Republic, where he was shot in a nightclub on Sunday night. Fans observed a moment of reflection before the game and chanted his nickname — “Papi!” — during it.
But the Red Sox weren’t able to manage a walk-off hit like those that were the hallmark of Ortiz’s career.
Braves 13, Pirates 7
ATLANTA — Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a grand slam, Ozzie Albies added two homers and Atlanta beat Pittsburgh after Pirates starter Joe Musgrove was ejected in a first-inning fracas.
The Braves hit five homers, including two-run shots by Nick Markakis (four hits, four RBIs) and Freddie Freeman.
Starling Marte hit two homers and drove in four runs for Pittsburgh.
Musgrove hit Josh Donaldson with a first-inning pitch. As Donaldson began walking to first base, he exchanged words with Musgrove, took a few steps toward the mound and then shoved catcher Elias Díaz, who intervened. The umpires huddled and announced ejections for Musgrove and Donaldson. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle also was ejected by home plate umpire Brian Gorman after arguing the decision to toss Musgrove.
Nationals 12, White Sox 1
CHICAGO — Trea Turner homered in the second straight game, Aníbal Sánchez pitched into the seventh and Washington beat Chicago.
The game had a scary moment when a woman was struck by a foul ball off the bat of White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez. He hit a hard liner into the stands in the fourth inning just beyond Chicago’s dugout on the third base side. The woman, sitting several rows from the field, was bleeding around the head area, and was covered with a towel. The team said she was taken to a hospital for evaluation. She was alert and communicative.
Rockies 6, Cubs 5
DENVER — Ryan McMahon had a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning, and Colorado rallied for the win.
Ian Desmond hit a 486-foot homer, and Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon also went deep for the Rockies, who trailed 4-0 early but still won their ninth straight at home.
Anthony Rizzo, Kyle Schwarber and David Bote homered for the Cubs.