Mets’ Jacob deGrom to have MRI on ‘barking’ elbow

Mets ace Jacob deGrom was put on the injured list Friday and will return to New York for an MRI exam on his elbow Monday after the 2018 NL Cy Young Award winner reported a sore right arm.

“He came in on the off-day and played a little catch and started feeling it a little bit,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said before Friday night’s game at St. Louis. “We’re not sure what it is.”

Callaway said deGrom’s elbow was “barking.” DeGrom had Tommy John surgery in 2010.

Yankees 6, Royals 2: CC Sabathia earned his first win of the season and Brett Gardner hit a two-run homer to lift host New York. Mike Tauchman also went deep and the Yankees got four solid innings from their bullpen.

Red Sox 6, Rays 4: Mookie Betts and Mitch Moreland hit back-to-back homers in the eighth inning and Boston won on the road. Christian Vazquez also homered and Brandon Workman went 1 ⅔ scoreless innings for the Red Sox.

White Sox 7, Tigers 3: Yoan Moncada hit a mammoth home run in the first inning, and visiting Chicago scored five runs in the seventh inning to break the game open and beat Detroit. Carlos Rodon allowed a run and three hits in six innings for Chicago, which was without manager Rick Renteria and shortstop Tim Anderson, who were serving suspensions for their actions during Wednesday’s bench-clearing fracas against Kansas City.

Marlins 3, Nationals 2: Miami snapped a four-game losing streak by scoring runs on an error, a walk and a hit batsman in a win over visiting Washington. Miami totaled just six hits and went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Pinch-hitter Martin Prado’s bases-loaded walk in the sixth put the Marlins ahead.

Astros 7, Rangers 2: Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman homered on consecutive pitches in the first inning and Justin Verlander pitched seven solid innings in Houston’s win at Texas. George Springer doubled twice and had one of Houston’s four doubles in a three-run fifth inning. Verlander limited the Rangers to one run and three hits over seven innings. He struck out eight and walked three.

Dodgers 5, Brewers 3: Kiké Hernandez lined a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning and Los Angeles extended its winning streak to six games with a win in Milwaukee. Hernandez’s home run, his fifth of the season, came on an 0-2 pitch from Brewers closer Josh Hader.

Mets 5, Cardinals 4: Rookie Pete Alonso hit his seventh home run, Robinson Cano added three hits and visiting New York edged St. Louis. Mets closer Edwin Diaz retired Yadier Molina on a flyball with runners at the corners for the final out.

Rockies 4, Phillies 3: Bryce Harper had five hits for visiting Philadelphia, including a run-scoring double in the top of the 12th, but Colorado responded in the bottom of the inning, winning it on a two-run home run by Charlie Blackmon.

Mariners 5, Angels 3: Justin Bour blundered again on the bases, this time failing to run out a popup that visiting Seattle turned into an easy double play. Tim Beckham and Omar Narvaez hit back-to-back home runs to begin the ninth inning for Seattle,.

Reds 3, Padres 2: Derek Dietrich hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the 11th inning to lift visiting Cincinnati. Rookie shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. opened the inning with an error, and Craig Stammen allowed Dietrich’s homer two batters later. Tatis — who homered in the third inning — singled off Zach Duke with one out in the bottom of the 11th, stole second and third, and scored on Eric Hosmer’s groundout. Michael Lorenzen relieved and got the final out for his first save.

Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 1: Kyle Hendricks struck out a season-high 11 over seven scoreless innings in his first win to lead host Chicago. Hendricks became the third consecutive Cubs starter to go seven innings without allowing a run after Jose Quintana and Cole Hamels did it in back-to-back shutouts against Miami.

Rainouts: Minnesota’s game in Baltimore and Atlanta’s game in Cleveland were rained out. Both contests will be played as part of doubleheaders Saturday.

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