Rick Porcello pitched an immaculate fifth inning against the Rays on Wednesday. Porcello's solid outing included an immaculate inning in which he threw the minimum nine pitches to strike out three Rays batters.
Flexen (1-1) allowed three runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings in his third big league start. A bad throw by Austin Pruitt (6-3) prevented a possible inning-ending double play on Rafael Devers' chopper to the mound. Garrett Cooper had four hits and two RBIs for the Yankees.
After Austin Jackson tied it with a two-out bloop RBI single, Gomes connected on the first pitch from Holland (2-3), driving it into the seats in center field to touch off a wild celebration in Progressive Field.
BLUE JAYS 4, YANKEES 2: Josh Donaldson hit two two-run homers, J.A. Happ won his sixth straight decision against the Yankees and Toronto beat NY at Toronto. Howie Kendrick added three hits and three ribbies as Washington regained its 14-game lead in the NL East. Gio Gonzalez improved to 10-5 by limiting Miami to a run and seven hits over seven frames. The Royals were clinging to a 5-4 lead until Yadier Molina unloaded a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth.
PADRES 7, REDS 3: Jose Pirela had four hits, and Yangervis Solarte had a homer among his three hits, powering San Diego past Cincinnati at Cincinnati.
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Derek Dietrich also homered and drove in three runs for the Marlins. He shutout the Rays over eight innings, allowing only two hits and a walk. Bellinger homered in the second and doubled to open a two-run seventh inning.
Benintendi finished the night 3-for-5 and is 11-for-22 (.500) in six games since sitting two games in a row to regroup last week.
Brandon Woodruff (1-1) got through 5-2/3 innings, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks with two strikeouts in his second big-league start. He struck out every batter in the Rays' starting lineup at least once. Brian Dozier smacked a solo homer among his three hits as the Twins sent the Brewers to their fourth consecutive loss.
Anderson's RBI double in the sixth gave Chicago a 5-0 lead before Leury Garcia followed with a two-run single.
Freddie Freeman hit a first-inning homer off Eflin, who was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley before the game and earned his first win of the season.
Joey Gallo's 32nd homer of the season was a two-run blast that gave the Rangers a 3-0 lead in the first inning of a 5-1 win against the Mets.