Austin Barnes hit a tying home run leading off the seventh and then scored the go-ahead run on Max Muncy’s single with one out in the ninth to lift the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over the host San Diego Padres on Friday night.
Muncy’s hit off Kirby Yates (0-1) went off the edge of the glove of diving first baseman Eric Hosmer to bring in Barnes, who was aboard on a leadoff double.
Scott Alexander (2-1) got the final out of the eighth for the win. Kenley Jansen earned his 11th save by striking out the side after Hosmer reached on an error by shortstop Corey Seager.
The Padres took a 3-0 lead against Clayton Kershaw after three innings. Manny Machado hit a 437-foot, two-run homer in his first career plate appearance against Kershaw, and Ian Kinsler went deep off the left-hander leading off the third.
It was the first game between the teams since Machado left the Dodgers as a free agent after helping them reach the World Series.
Cubs 4, Cardinals 0: Kyle Hendricks needed just 81 pitches for a four-hitter, Anthony Rizzo homered for his third straight game and host Chicago beat NL Central-leading St. Louis. The second-place Cubs won their season-high fifth in a row while cutting St. Louis’ lead to 1½ games.
Braves 7, Marlins 2: Freddie Freeman and Brian McCann each homered to help visiting Atlanta settle its score with Miami pitcher Jose Urena. Braves right-hander Kevin Gausman was ejected in the second for throwing behind Urena, who was at the center of a melee between the teams last season.
Phillies 4, Nationals 2: Rhys Hoskins hit a three-run homer and Jerad Eickhoff threw five crisp innings to lead host Philadelphia.
Indians 2, Mariners 1: Pinch-hitter Tyler Naquin’s two-out single in the ninth inning drove in the winning run and Cleveland defeated visiting Seattle. Naquin, batting for Jordan Luplow, grounded the first pitch from Anthony Swarzak through the right side to score Leonys Martin from second.
Rays 7, Orioles 0: Tyler Glasnow pitched seven innings of three-hit ball to earn his major league-leading sixth win, and visiting Tampa Bay got a slump-breaking homer from Mike Zunino to win.
Tigers 4, Royals 3: Matthew Boyd struck out nine in another solid outing, and host Detroit scored three runs in the first inning. It was the sixth straight quality start for Boyd.
Yankees 6, Twins 3: Gary Sanchez homered twice and host New York overcame its latest injury, beating Minnesota after starter James Paxton exited early with soreness in his left knee. The Yankees said Paxton will have an MRI on Saturday.
Brewers 3, Mets 1: Ryan Braun hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the fifth inning, Brandon Woodruff pitched five solid innings and host Milwaukee beat New York. Milwaukee played its fifth consecutive game without NL MVP Christian Yelich, who continues to deal with low back discomfort.
Red Sox 6, White Sox 1: Chris Sale snapped out of his early-season funk to earn his first win with an impressive performance against his former team, tossing six scoreless innings of three-hit ball in visiting Boston’s win over Chicago. Sale struck out 10.
Blue Jays 1, Rangers 0: Brandon Drury led off the 12th inning with a single and eventually scored the game’s only run on pitcher Ariel Jurado’s throwing error as visiting Toronto beat Texas.
Diamondbacks 10, Rockies 9: Switch-hitting Ketel Marte homered from both sides of the plate for the third time this season and visiting Arizona fended off Colorado’s late rally to win.
Briefly: The Indians placed right-hander Corey Kluber on the injured list because of a non-displaced fracture in his right forearm, the result of being hit by a line drive Wednesday, but said it doesn’t appear surgery will be needed. The team offered no timeline for his return. … The Blue Jays promoted former Giants reliever Derek Law from the minors; former Giants infielder Alen Hanson was designated for assignment by Toronto.
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