Aaron Judge hit a game-tying home run, Starlin Castro’s RBI single keyed a four-run ninth inning, and the New York Yankees rallied to defeat Baltimore, 7-3, on Sunday, averting a three-game sweep at Camden Yards.
After pulling off comeback victories in the first two games of the series, the Orioles blew a three-run lead in the finale.
Ronald Torreyes cut the gap to 3-2 with a two-out, two-run triple in the sixth, Judge homered in the eighth, and the Yankees completed the turnaround against Darren O’Day in the ninth.
Rays 7, Blue Jays 2 — Steven Souza Jr. hit a three-run homer to lead Tampa Bay past Toronto.
Corey Dickerson and Jesus Sucre also homered, and Jake Odorizzi pitched six strong innings for the Rays, who took three of four at Tropicana Field.
Mets 5, Marlins 2 — Noah Syndergaard, forced from Monday’s season opener by a blister after six scoreless innings, overpowered visiting Miami. Syndergaard finished with nine strikeouts, including five of his first six batters, and allowed two runs (one earned) in seven innings.
Twins 4, White Sox 1 —
Astros 5, Royals 4 — Jake Marisnick hit a tying home run off Kelvin Herrera in the bottom of the ninth inning and Evan Gattis drew a bases-loaded walk from Matt Strahm in the 12th, helping Houston defeat Kansas City.
The Astros’ George Springer hit his 12th career leadoff homer and third in seven games this season.
Rangers 8, Athletics 1 — Joey Gallo had five RBIs to back left-hander Martin Perez and lift Texas over visiting Oakland.
Angels 10, Mariners 9 — Albert Pujols hit his 592nd career homer and a tying two-run single in the ninth before Cliff Pennington’s drive to the wall capped Los Angeles’s rally from a six-run deficit.
Pennington’s single drove in Mike Trout to end a preposterous comeback by the Angels, who trailed, 8-1, in the eighth before Pujols homered to lead off the ninth against Casey Fien.
Phillies 4, Nationals 3 — Cesar Hernandez hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth to give Philadelphia a win over Washington.
Pinch hitter Ryan Zimmerman had delivered a tying three-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth off closer Jeanmar Gomez.
Pirates 6, Braves 5 — Starling Marte hit a two-run walkoff homer off Jose Ramirez in the 10th inning to lift Pittsburgh.
Atlanta had taken the lead in the top of the inning on an RBI ground out by Tyler Flowers, but the Pirates wasted little time getting to Ramirez for the win.
Cubs 7, Brewers 4 — Kyle Schwarber and Ben Zobrist connected for home runs and Jake Arrieta threw seven strong innings as Chicago took the weekend series in Milwaukee.
Arrieta allowed three hits with 10 strikeouts over seven innings, the only blemish a three-run homer by Ryan Braun in the third.
Reds 8, Cardinals 0 — Scott Feldman allowed four hits and struck out six in six innings, and Cincinnati beat St. Louis to take two of three at Busch Stadium.
Adam Duvall had three hits, including a home run, and two RBIs for the Reds, who have won just five of their last 40 series in St. Louis.
Dodgers 10, Rockies 6 — Corey Seager hit a two-run homer and Los Angeles scored seven runs with two outs in Coors Field.
Giants 5, Padres 3 — Hunter Pence and Buster Posey hit consecutive homers, and Johnny Cueto struck out seven in seven strong innings for San Francisco in San Diego.
Diamondbacks 3, Indians 2 — Patrick Corbin threw six scoreless innings, Chris Owings homered and had three hits, and Arizona completed a three-game sweep at home against Cleveland.