BOSTON — Chris Sale and two relievers combined on a two-hitter, and the Boston Red Sox left-hander struck out 12 in six innings to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 on Thursday and earn his first regular-season win at Fenway Park in more than a year.
Sale (4-9) gave up both hits and walked two to earn his first victory anywhere in a month and his first at home since July 11, 2018.
Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer off Thomas Pannone (2-4), who matched Sale into the fifth inning before giving up Sam Travis’ double and Sandy Leon’s RBI single. After Mookie Betts walked, Devers hit the first pitch out to right-center to make it 4-0 and chase Pannone.
Betts, who also hit a solo homer in the seventh, scored a run for the 13th consecutive game, tying Ted Williams’ franchise record.
Phillies 7, Dodgers 6: Bryce Harper notched two hits and drove in two runs, including a game-tying single in the seventh inning, and lifted Philadelphia to a split-salvaging victory at Citizens Bank Park.
Adam Haseley (UVA) hit his first career home run in the second inning off Dodgers starter Ross Stripling.
Rhys Hoskins punched a single down the first-base line against an overshifted defense to score Jean Segura from third base and open a 7-5 lead in the seventh. The Phillies needed the extra run, too, because struggling closer Hector Neris allowed a two-out solo homer in the ninth inning before shutting the door on the Dodgers.
Royals 6, White Sox 5: Chicago lost a three-run lead in the third and eventually lost their seventh consecutive game, falling to Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium.
The game started well for Chicago, with the Sox scoring twice in the first. Yoan Moncada hit a solo home run in the third to extend the lead to 3-0.
But the wheels fell off in the bottom of the inning. Cheslor Cuthbert hit a solo home run and Jorge Soler added a two-run blast to tie the game at 3. Billy Hamilton broke the tie later in the inning with a two-run single off reliever Dylan Covey.
Marlins 4, Padres 3: Brian Anderson doubled home the winning run with one out in the ninth, and Miami earned its first walkoff victory of the year by beating San Diego.
The score was 3-all when Garrett Cooper singled with one out in the ninth against Trey Wingenter (1-3). Pinch runner Yadiel Rivera stole second and scored without a play after third baseman Manny Machado barely missed a diving try at a backhanded stop of Anderson’s liner into the corner.
Yankees 6, Rays 2: New York awoke from a sleepy start to rally past Tampa Bay in a doubleheader opener at Yankee Stadium.
After Yankees’ starter Domingo German gave up solo homers to his first two batters, Gio Urshela hit a tying home run in the second off Yonny Chirinos, and Gary Sanchez smashed a go-ahead 110 mph single off the glove of third baseman Yandy Diaz during a three-run fifth.
Luke Voit singled in a run in the fifth and Urshela had an RBI double. Aaron Hicks added a sixth-inning homer for the Yankees. German (12-2) won his third straight start, allowing four hits in six innings.
Chirinos (9-5) gave up five runs — four earned — and nine hits in five innings.
Indians 6, Tigers 3: Trevor Bauer struck out 10 in 6ª innings, Jose Ramirez hit a go-ahead home run in the sixth and Cleveland beat Detroit for the 11th straight time. Bauer allowed a solo homer to Niko Goodrum in the second and a two-run shot to Harold Castro in the third.
Tigers starter Matthew Boyd (6-8) gave up the home run to Ramírez that broke a 3-all tie. Boyd allowed five runs and six hits while striking out eight in six innings.
Cardinals 7, Reds 4: Tommy Edman snapped a sixth-inning tie with his first career grand slam and St. Louis beat Cincinnati for its fifth win in six games.
Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer in the fifth, and Edman broke it open an inning later. Eugenio Suarez hit a solo home run in the first inning and added a sacrifice fly in Cincinnati’s two-run third as the Reds built a 3-0 lead.
Edman’s blow gave St. Louis starter Dakota Hudson the win. Hudson (9-4) gave up six hits and three runs with two walks and three strikeouts in five innings. He’s 7-1 in his past 11 starts.