MLB: MLB roundup: Nats’ Trevor Williams beats Braves, stays undefeated


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Trevor Williams continued the visiting Washington Nationals’ streak of stellar starting pitching by throwing 5 2/3 strong innings in a 3-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, their third win of the four-game set between the National League East rivals.

Williams (5-0) allowed one run on four hits, two walks and four strikeouts. Williams joined Stephen Strasburg (8-0) as the only two Nationals starters to avoid a loss through their first 11 starts.

The Nationals scored three times in the third inning. Joey Meneses delivered a two-out, two-run double to right field. He came around to score on a double by Jesse Winker.

Atlanta starter Ray Kerr (1-2) worked 3 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on five hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts. Jarred Kelenic tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly from Michael Harris II. Marcel Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a double and has reached base in his past 23 games.

Yankees 8, Angels 3

Juan Soto’s three-run triple highlighted a five-run seventh inning, helping New York to an easy win over Los Angeles in Anaheim, Calif.

Aaron Judge’s two-homer gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead. Judge’s home run was his 24th extra-base hit of the month (12 homers, 12 doubles), tying Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig for the Yankees record for extra-base hits in May.

The Yankees’ Carlos Rodon (7-2) gave up three runs on three hits in six innings. The Angels’ Patrick Sandoval (2-8) gave up two runs on two hits in six innings. Logan O’Hoppe homered for Los Angeles.

Rays 6, Athletics 5 (12 innings)

Richie Palacios lined a walk-off single in the 12th inning as Tampa Bay won its three-game series against Oakland in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Jose Siri went deep twice and Isaac Paredes added one as the Rays finished 3-6 on their homestand. Siri’s home run in the ninth inning forced extras before each team scored a run in the 10th. Richard Lovelady (1-3) got the win with a scoreless 12th.

The Athletics’ Shea Langeliers homered, doubled and drove in two, and Abraham Toro and JJ Bleday had three hits apiece.

Brewers 6, Cubs 4

Gary Sanchez hit the go-ahead homer and drove in three runs as Milwaukee beat visiting Chicago to take three of four in the series.

Sanchez jumped on a 3-2 sweeper from Cubs reliever Tyson Miller and crushed it 422 feet into the shaded seats beyond the center field wall, driving in Christian Yelich ahead of him. Blake Perkins finished with two hits and an RBI for the Brewers.

The Cubs’ Seiya Suzuki crushed a two-run homer off Brewers lefty Bryan Hudson (4-0) in the seventh to tie the game at 3. Christopher Morel tied it at 4 in the eighth with a solo shot off Hudson, and Cody Bellinger also went deep.

Twins 7, Royals 6

Ryan Jeffers went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs and Minnesota rallied past Kansas City.

Carlos Correa also finished with three RBIs on a tiebreaking, bases-clearing triple for the Twins, who earned a series victory with three wins in four games against the Royals. Max Kepler went 1-for-2 with an RBI for Minnesota.

Bobby Witt Jr. went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs for Kansas City. M.J. Melendez and Vinnie Pasquantino homered.

Astros 4, Mariners 0

Rookie Spencer Arrighetti pitched six scoreless innings as Houston shut out host Seattle to avoid a four-game sweep by its American League West rival.

Alex Bregman and Victor Caratini hit home runs for the Astros. Arrighetti (3-5), a right-hander who won for the third time in his past four starts, allowed just two hits, walked three and struck out eight.

Mariners starter Logan Gilbert (3-3), who pitched eight scoreless innings in a 5-0 victory May 4 at Houston, gave up four runs on eight hits over six innings. The right-hander walked one and fanned five.

Tigers 5, Red Sox 0

Jack Flaherty carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, and Detroit hit three home runs en route to a win over host Boston in the first of a four-game series.

Flaherty (2-4) faced just two batters over the minimum in his 6 2/3-inning start, allowing one hit — a Rob Refsnyder single through the left side — and one walk while striking out nine for a third consecutive start.

Limited to just two hits, the Red Sox wasted a strong start from Nick Pivetta (2-4), who matched a franchise record with eight consecutive strikeouts from the end of the first through third innings. He finished with nine over 5 1/3 innings of two-run ball.

Mets 3, Diamondbacks 2

J.D. Martinez hit the tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth inning as host New York earned a much-needed win by edging Arizona in the opener of a four-game series.

The win was just the second in the past 10 games for the Mets, who are 8-19 this month. Francisco Lindor was 4-for-4 with a third-inning homer and the game-tying RBI single in the seventh. The four-hit game was the second of the season for Lindor and the 10th of his career.

The Diamondbacks lost starting pitcher Zac Gallen after just six pitches due to a right hamstring strain. Ketel Marte had a two-run double in the third for Arizona, which has lost four in a row and five of six.

-Field Level Media


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