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Wood struck out 11 for L.A.

LOS ANGELES - Chris Taylor hit a grand slam, and Los Angeles pounded Pittsburgh 12-1 at Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers starter Alex Wood (3-0) struck out 11 with one walk and limited the Pirates to two hits in five scoreless innings. Wood didn't allow a hit until Gregory Polanco singled in the fourth inning.

Taylor went 2-for-4 with four RBIs for the Dodgers, who won their third in a row. Yasiel Puig also homered for Los Angeles. Joc Pederson, who was 3-for-5, Yasmani Grandal and Enrique Hernandez drove in two runs each.

A's 3, Angels 2

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jed Lowrie hit a solo home run with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics to their third consecutive walk-off win, a 3-2 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night at the Oakland Coliseum.

Lowrie, who also hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, launched right-hander Deolis Guerra's 1-0 pitch into the right field seats for his fourth home run of the season, his fourth career walk-off hit and second career walk-off homer.

The A's beat the Detroit Tigers on game-ending hits Saturday and Sunday.

Trevor Plouffe also hit a solo home run for the A's, and right-hander Liam Hendriks (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the victory. Luis Valbuena hit a two-run homer for the Angels.

 

Mets 4, Giants 3

NEW YORK -- Neil Walker's single to right field with two outs in the ninth inning scored Michael Conforto with the winning run as New York edged San Francisco.

The Mets have won seven of their last 10. The Giants have lost four straight and seven of 10. Jeurys Familia (1-0) picked up the win with a perfect ninth inning.

Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Buster Posey led off the sixth with a blast into the second deck in left for the Giants.

 

Padres 5, Rangers 1

SAN DIEGO -- Ryan Schimpf, Austin Hedges and Cory Spangenberg hit solo homers, and Trevor Cahill allowed one hit over 5 1/3 scoreless innings as San Diego opened a four-game, home-and-home set against Texas with a victory at Petco Park.

Cahill and relievers Brad Hand, Ryan Buchter and Brandon Maurer combined on a two-hitter while striking out 13.

By winning their first interleague game of the season, the Padres snapped a four-game losing streak. The Rangers have lost three in a row and are 2-5 with a game to go on their road trip before returning home to host the Padres on Wednesday.

 

Orioles 6, Nationals 4

BALTIMORE -- Joey Rickard, Mark Trumbo and Trey Mancini clobbered first-inning homers off Gio Gonzalez, and Baltimore beat Washington to increase its winning streak to a season-high five games.

Kevin Gausman (2-3) was back on the mound for Baltimore after being ejected in the second inning of his last start May 3 against the Boston Red Sox. He held the Nationals to two runs and five hits in seven innings.

Bryce Harper was also back in the lineup for Washington after missing three games with a groin injury. He had an RBI single in the sixth and homered two innings later to pull the Nationals within 6-3.

 

Blue Jays 4, Indians 2

TORONTO -- Marcus Stroman pitched six scoreless innings, Ryan Goins hit a two-run homer and Toronto held on to defeat Cleveland.

Justin Smoak also had a two-run single for the Blue Jays, who have won two in a row, in their first game against the Indians since the American League Championship Series in October.

Stroman (3-2) allowed six hits and two walks. The right-hander struck out one and induced three double-play grounders.

 

Cardinals 9, Marlins 4

MIAMI -- Pitcher Carlos Martinez drove in a career-high four runs to lead St. Louis over Miami at Marlins Park.

Martinez, who had been hitless in 11 at-bats this season, went 2-for-3 with a double and a single. Six runners scored while he was at the plate, although he only got credit for four RBIs as two came in on an error.

Martinez (2-3) allowed five hits, two walks and three runs in six innings for the Cardinals, who have won 14 of their past 19 games and seven straight road games.

Miami was led by Marcell Ozuna, who had two homers and three RBIs.

 

Yankees 10, Reds 4

CINCINNATI -- Brett Gardner and Matt Holliday homered, and Masahiro Tanaka allowed three earned runs through seven solid innings, lifting New York to its sixth straight victory in the opener of a two-game interleague series against Cincinnati.

Gary Sanchez went 3-for-3 with two RBIs for New York. Gardner and Holliday each hit their sixth home runs of the season in the eighth.

Joey Votto hit a two-run homer in the seventh, his 10th home run of the season, for the Reds, whose five-game win streak ended.

 

Royals 7, Rays 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Kansas City is the worst road team in baseball, but Tampa Bay committed a season-high four errors at home that led to four runs and the Royals' win at Tropicana Field.

The Royals posted just their third road win with a season-high 13 hits. Kansas City got 10 strikeouts from starter Nate Karns.

Drew Butera, who hadn't driven in a run all season, had a home run and an RBI single for the Royals.

 

Cubs-Rockies, ppd.

DENVER -- The start of the three-game series between Chicago and Colorado was delayed a day, as the scheduled Monday night game was postponed due to rain.

The teams will play a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday, with the first game scheduled for 12:10 p.m. MT followed by the regularly scheduled game at 6:40 p.m. MT.


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