Dodgers, MLB honor Jackie Robinson’s centennial year

Vin Scully joined the widow of Jackie Robinson to honor the man who broke baseball’s color barrier at Robinson’s centennial birthday celebration Monday night at Dodger Stadium.

Scully greeted Rachel Robinson, 96, with a kiss after being introduced to the crowd in a rare public appearance.

He stood behind Rachel with his hands holding her arms during the national anthem. They were joined by Robinson’s daughter, Sharon, and son, David.

Robinson became the first black player in Major League Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.

In Monday’s game, Joc Pederson hit a two-run walk-off homer off Cincinnati closer Raisel Iglesias in the ninth inning as Los Angeles won 4-3.

Brewers 10, Cardinals 7: Christian Yelich hit three homers, including two three-run shots, and drove in a career-high seven runs to power host Milwaukee past St. Louis.

Mets 7, Phillies 6: Juan Lagares scored from second on Michael Conforto’s grounder in the 11th inning, and visiting New York beat Philadelphia.

Cubs 7, Marlins 2: Willson Contreras hit his sixth homer as visiting Chicago beat Miami.

Blue Jays 5, Twins 3: Teoscar Hernandez hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth inning and had three hits for Toronto in a win at Minnesota.

Rangers 12, Angels 7: Joey Gallo homered and grounded a tie-breaking single to the vacant spot at shortstop against the shift as host Texas beat Los Angeles in Mike Trout’s return after missing three games with a groin injury.

White Sox 5, Royals 4: Welington Castillo atoned for an error with a two-run homer in the eighth inning as host Chicago rallied past Kansas City.

Indians 6, Mariners 4: Trevor Bauer held Seattle to a run in 6 2/3 innings and struck out eight as visiting Cleveland prevailed.

Rockies 5, Padres 2: Ian Desmond homered, doubled and drove in three, and Nolan Arenado also homered to back Antonio Senzatela in his season debut for visiting Colorado.

Orioles 8, Red Sox 1: Dwight Smith Jr. homered and had four RBIs, leading visiting Baltimore past the Red Sox in Boston’s annual Patriots’ Day game.

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