MLB Roundup: Controversial Walk-Off Victory for Mets
© Reuters. Exterior view of Phillip Adams’ home after fatal shooting in Rock Hill, South Carolina
Michael Conforto scored a hit with the loaded bases on Thursday afternoon to end the New York Mets’ ninth inning comeback, who won their home opener 3-2 against the Miami Marlins.
Record umpire Ron Kulpa later admitted that he was wrong about the reputation that gave the Mets victory. At the end of ninth place with a 2-2 draw, Kulpa began calling Conforto to strike, but gave him first base after deciding the ball brushed Conforto’s arm on a pitch owned by marlin Anthony Bass. The Marlins argued with the call, but to no avail.
Corey Dickerson and Jesus Aguilar had RBI hits in sixth for the Marlins ahead of Mets starter Taijuan Walker. Dickerson was 2-4.
A sold out crowd of 8,492 spectators – 20 percent of capacity – was the Mets’ first game in front of fans at Citi Field since September 29, 2019 and the first home game under new owner Steve Cohen.
White Sox 6, Royals 0
Lance Lynn threw a full game, the majors’ first that season, and scored his second career shutout when Chicago won the home opener at Kansas City’s expense.
Lynn (1-0) has not yet allowed a deserved run in two starts that covers 13 2/3 innings. He allowed five singles with 11 strikeouts and no walks against the royals. Only two runners from Kansas City made it to the second base.
Brad Keller (0-1) suffered the loss after scoring four runs with six hits in 3 1/3 innings.
Angel 7, Blue Jays 5 (11 innings)
David Fletcher hit a single with two outs and two outs in the 11th inning to give Los Angeles a win at the Toronto home game in Dunedin, Florida.
Fletcher had three RBIs and Mike Trout hit a solo home run for the Angels. Junior Guerra (2-0) threw a perfect floor in 10th place to take the win. Raisel Iglesias knocked out at the end of the 11th to make his second save.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had a home run and three RBIs and Cavan Biggio hit a solo home run for the Blue Jays.
Twins 10, Mariners 2
Mitch Garver, Byron Buxton and Luis Arraez met when Minnesota scored 16 goals in a win over Seattle in their home game in Minneapolis.
Buxton doubled and singled too, and Garver added a doubles as he drove in three runs. Arraez contributed three RBIs and Andrelton Simmons went 3-5 with two doubles for Minnesota, which won its second game in a row. Jose Berrios (2-0) gave up two runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Jose Marmolejos scored, Torrens had three hits, including a double, and Ty France added two hits for Seattle. Marco Gonzales (0-1) allowed seven runs with nine hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings.
Cubs 4, Pirates 2
Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez each met and had two hits to break Chicago out of its early slump in a win over hosts Pittsburgh.
The Cubs, who hit just 21 goals in their first six games, rallied 11 on Thursday to ensure another solid start for Jake Arrieta. The right-hander took his second win in as many starts as he began his return to Chicago. Both victories came against the pirates.
Arrieta threw six innings, allowed two runs with seven hits, hit four, and went three to 89 pitches.
Red Sox 7, Orioles 3
Boston scored five runs from the sixth inning to ruin Baltimore’s home game.
Orioles starter Matt Harvey (0-1) was charged with four earned runs on seven hits in more than five innings. Harvey was pulled in sixth after Rafael Devers and Christian Vazquez (3-5, run) took the lead with singles.
Boston scored two goals in the inning – one after a groundout from Christian Arroyo and one after a single from Franchy Cordero – and took the lead. The Red Sox added two runs in the seventh and one more in the eighth in a home run by Enrique Hernandez.
Rockies 7, Diamondbacks 3
Jon Gray didn’t allow six innings to hit, Dom Nunez scored, and Colorado beat Arizona in Denver.
Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon had two hits apiece for the Rockies, and Daniel Bard got the last two outs for his second save.
David Peralta had a triple to break the no-hitter, Eduardo Escobar scored and Pavin Smith had two hits for the Diamondbacks.
Cardinals 3, Brewers 1
In his first home game against St. Louis, Nolan Arenado hit the game-winning, two-part home run to claim a victory over Milwaukee.
Arenado’s eighth inning explosion against Drew Rasmussen (0-1) broke a 1-1 draw and extended the Cardinals’ winning streak to four games. Reliever Giovanny Gallegos (2-0) took the win and Alex Reyes scored his third save.
Adam Wainwright made his sixth home start for the Cardinals, tying Bob Gibson for the team record. He knocked out six batters, allowing a well-deserved run in five innings. Brewer starter Corbin Burnes knocked out nine batters in six innings.
Astros 6, A’s 2
Carlos Correa and Yordan Alvarez met and played multi-hit games as Houston paved its way to victory in the home game against Oakland.
Jose Altuve also went deep for the Astros, pressing a 426-foot shot into the field in the center left leading from the seventh inning to cut the barrage. Houston leads the majors with 15 home runs. The Astros have beaten athletics in all five of their encounters, beating them 41-11.
Houston right-hander Cristian Javier (1-0) allowed three hits and two runs while scoring seven in five goalless innings.
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