MLB Roundup: Cubs reopen Wrigley Field bleachers, beat Mets

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Rookie Kris Bryant christened the reopened Wrigley Field bleachers with a first-inning, two-run home run, and Chicago went on to beat New York.

Bryant and Anthony Rizzo cracked back-to-back homers, and Addison Russell singled home what proved to be the decisive run in the fourth.

Left-hander Jon Lester (3-2) threw six innings of three-run ball for his third consecutive win, and closer Hector Rondon worked a scoreless ninth for his seventh save as the Cubs snapped a two-game losing streak.

Dodgers 5, Marlins 3

LOS ANGELES — Scott Van Slyke hit a walk-off, three-run home run, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday night at Dodger Stadium.

Van Slyke’s homer, which came off Marlins reliever Steve Cishek (1-3), occurred after Miami’s Christian Yelich homered off Yimi Garcia (3-0) in the top of the inning for a 3-2 Marlins lead.

J.P. Howell (2-1) worked one-third of an inning for the win as the Dodgers captured their fifth in a row.

Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna rallied the Marlins from a one-run deficit in the seventh, burying a solo home run halfway up the pavilion in left-center off Dodgers starter Zack Greinke to tie the score at 1. It was Ozuna’s third home run of the season.

Yankees 11, Rays 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — CC Sabathia won for the first time in more than a year, and New York hit a season-high five home runs in an easy win over Tampa Bay.

Sabathia (1-5) earned his first victory since April 24, 2014, despite allowing four runs (three earned) in seven innings. He gave up six hits and two walks while striking out nine.

The Rays held opponents to fewer than 10 hits in a club-record 19 straight games, but the Yankees got 14 on Monday, including three-run home runs from Chase Headley and Brett Gardner. Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran also went deep for New York.

Orioles 5, Blue Jays 2

BALTIMORE — Manny Machado, Chris Davis and Adam Jones all homered, and Ubaldo Jimenez threw seven strong innings as Baltimore celebrated its return home after a long road trip with a victory over Toronto.

Machado led off the first with a homer off Marco Estrada (1-2), and the right-hander gave up a two-run shot to Davis later in the frame for a quick 3-0 Baltimore lead.

Jones added his solo shot in the seventh off right-hander Steve Delabar to put the Orioles up 5-2.

Pirates 4, Phillies 3

PHILADELPHIA — Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings, and Starling Marte hit a three-run homer as Pittsburgh beat Philadelphia.

Cole (5-1) allowed two runs and six hits. He struck out six, walked two and hit a batter. He also won for the ninth time in his Past 12 starts, dating to last season, and improved to 5-0 in his Past seven road outings.

Andrew McCutcheon also drove in a run for Pittsburgh, which won its third straight. The Phillies lost their third in a row despite the first major league homer by Odubel Herrera.

Brewers 10, White Sox 7

MILWAUKEE — Back-to-back home runs by Elian Herrera and Khris Davis broke an eighth-inning tie and led Milwaukee to a victory over Chicago. The late burst helped the Brewers overcome a rough outing by their bullpen, which allowed a combined five runs in the seventh and eighth innings.

Second baseman Scooter Gennett’s error in the seventh helped the White Sox battle back from a 6-2 deficit. Chicago scored three runs after the error and tied the game in the eighth against right-hander Jonathan Broxton (1-0).

Herrera and Davis went deep off Zach Duke (0-1) in the bottom of the eighth. Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez threw a scoreless ninth inning for his seventh save.

Rangers 8, Royals 2

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas starter Colby Lewis was effective again, and Adrian Beltre homered in the Rangers’ victory over Kansas City.

The Rangers, coming off a 5-2 road trip, opened their seven-game homestand with a rare home win. Texas is just 4-9 at Globe Life Park.

Lewis (3-2) limited the best hitting team in the majors to one run on three hits over seven innings while striking out five. The Rangers had nine hits, including Beltre’s two-run blast and the first career home run by Tommy Field in the seventh.

Braves 2, Reds 1

CINCINNATI — Shelby Miller pitched seven strong innings, and pinch hitter Phil Gosselin singled and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the ninth, lifting Atlanta past Cincinnati.

Shortstop Andrelton Simmons homered, and Luis Avilan (1-0) earned his first victory for Atlanta.

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman (1-2) gave up three hits and a run in the ninth to take his second consecutive defeat.

Nationals 11, Diamondbacks 1

PHOENIX — Yunel Escobar had five singles, Ryan Zimmerman and Denard Span homered, and Max Scherzer got the win in his first game back in Arizona as Washington routed the Diamondbacks.

Escobar singled four of the first five innings as the Nationals built an 11-0 lead for Scherzer, who spent his first two seasons with the Diamondbacks. He pitched seven innings of one-run ball.

Span and Zimmerman homered in the first inning off right-hander Josh Collmenter (3-4), who faced 13 batters and gave up a career-high nine runs in 1 1/3 innings.

Red Sox 5, A’s 4 (11 innings)

OAKLAND, Calif. — Pablo Sandoval led off the top of the 11th inning with a tiebreaking home run off Angel Castro, and Boston held on for a victory over Oakland.

After falling behind 0-2 in the count, Sandoval crushed a 94 mph fastball from Castro (0-1), who made his second career major league appearance. The home run was the former San Francisco Giant’s fourth of the season and second in two games.

Right-hander Matt Barnes (1-0), Boston’s sixth reliever of the game, earned his first major league win, blanking the A’s in the 10th and 11th innings on no hits. The Red Sox won their second consecutive game.