Yonny Chirinos pitches Tampa Bay past Houston

Tampa Bay right-hander Yonny Chirinos pitched seven sharp innings and Austin Meadows hit his second home run as the host Rays took three of four from Houston, winning 3-1 Sunday.

Chirinos allowed one run and two hits with six strikeouts.

“Outstanding effort,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said. “Yonny made us all look fairly intelligent for a day.”

Diego Castillo, the fourth Tampa Bay reliever, got the final three outs to finish a three-hitter.

Houston shortstop Carlos Correa was hitless in his season debut. He missed the first three games because of neck stiffness.

Brewers 5, Cardinals 4: Christian Yelich homered for the fourth straight game, then added a game-winning two-run double in the ninth as host Milwaukee beat St. Louis for the third time in four games. Ben Gamel led off the ninth with a double and advanced to third on Lorenzo Cain’s infield single off reliever Jordan Hicks’ glove. Yelich then hit a liner into the gap in left-center, driving in Gamel and Cain.

Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 7: Max Muncy’s sacrifice fly capped a three-run eighth inning as host Los Angeles won for the third time in four games. Cody Bellinger hit his fourth homer and had three hits for the Dodgers, who overcame Arizona’s seven-run fourth.

Mariners 10, Red Sox 8: Omar Narvaez hit a three-run homer in Seattle’s seven-run third inning and Dee Gordon had two hits and three RBIs as the host Mariners took three of four games from the defending World Series champions.

Pirates 5, Reds 0: Trevor Williams — the only major-leaguer to make at least 10 starts of at least six innings in which he allowed no runs last season — pitched six innings and drove in two runs for visiting Pittsburgh. The right-hander gave up three hits, struck out six and walked one.

Marlins 3, Rockies 0: Sandy Alcantara pitched eight innings and Jorge Alfaro drove in two runs as host Miami earned a split of the four-game series. Alcantara allowed four hits, struck out six and walked none. Colorado right-hander Jon Gray departed after he felt cramps in his right calf after a pitch in the seventh.

Orioles 7, Yankees 5: After a pregame rain delay of 3 hours, 17 minutes, Renato Nuñez, Trey Mancini and Joey Rickard homered as visiting Baltimore beat New York for its first winning streak since August.

Nationals 6, Mets 5: Trea Turner hit his second home run of the game in the ninth inning as host Washington avoided a three-game sweep despite wasting a three-run lead. Turner earlier hit a three-run homer.

Twins 9, Indians 3: Nelson Cruz homered and Michael Pineda pitched four scoreless innings with five strikeouts in his first outing since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2017 as host Minnesota won. Twins starters allowed one earned run in 17 ⅓ innings in the season-opening series.

White Sox 6, Royals 3: Lucas Giolito took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and Yonder Alonso and Jose Abreu homered on consecutive pitches for visiting Chicago. Giolito held Kansas City hitless until Alex Gordon’s single with one out in the seventh.

Tigers 4, Blue Jays 3: Nicholas Castellanos singled home the go-ahead run in the 11th inning for visiting Detroit. The Tigers’ Jeimer Candelario, who had been 1-for-12, had five hits.

Phillies 5, Braves 1: Bryce Harper and Andrew McCutchen each hit his second home run and Jake Arrieta and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as host Philadelphia completed a three-game sweep of Atlanta.

Rangers 11, Cubs 10: Joey Gallo scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the ninth as host Texas won two of three from Chicago. Delino DeShields hit a grand slam and Asdrubal Cabrera added a two-run homer for the Rangers.

Briefly: Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts has agreed to a contract extension through 2025 that will guarantee him $132 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said. … Former Giants reliever Hunter Strickland, on Seattle’s injured list because of a lat strain, will be sidelined “at least a couple months,” manager Scott Servais told MLB.com. … Former Giants third baseman Matt Duffy, on the Rays’ IL because of back and hamstring injuries, will be out until at least mid-May, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

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