Detroit right-hander Spencer Turnbull pitched the fifth no-hitter of the season Tuesday, leading the Tigers past the host Seattle Mariners 5-0.
Turnbull (3-2) walked two and struck out nine. The complete game was the first in his 50 major league starts. He became the eighth Detroit pitcher to throw a no-hitter; the last was by Justin Verlander on May 7, 2011, against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Mariners were no-hit for the second time this month, as the Baltimore Orioles’ John Means accomplished the feat on May 5 in Seattle.
Turnbull retired the first nine batters he faced before Jarred Kelenic walked to lead off the fourth inning. Turnbull then set down 15 in a row before Jose Marmolejos walked leading off the ninth inning. Sam Haggerty struck out swinging, Kelenic grounded into a force play at second base, and Mitch Haniger swung through Turnbull’s 117th pitch to start the celebration.
Twins 5, White Sox 4
Jorge Polanco’s walk-off single in the ninth and Miguel Sano’s three home runs helped Minnesota rally to beat Chicago in Minneapolis.
Sano hit solo homers in the fourth and sixth innings and completed the trifecta with a 412-foot blast over the right-center-field scoreboard off reliever Aaron Bummer to tie the game at 4 in the eighth. It was Bummer’s fourth blown save of the season.
The Twins won for only the third time in their past 13 games. The White Sox let an early 4-0 lead slip away and took only the third loss in their past 12 games.
Dodgers 9, Diamondbacks 1
Julio Urias dominated for 6 2/3 innings and Gavin Lux hit a grand slam as Los Angeles ran away late against visiting Arizona.
Mookie Betts and Chris Taylor added home runs while Albert Pujols recorded an RBI for the second consecutive game as the Dodgers improved to 6-1 on their nine-game homestand. They came home following a 2-8 road trip.
Urias (6-1) gave up one run on three hits with no walks and eight strikeouts. He has allowed just five hits and two runs in a combined 13 2/3 innings over his past two starts.
Padres 2, Rockies 1 (10 innings)
Jorge Mateo scored from third on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning to give San Diego a win over visiting Colorado.
The speedy Mateo opened the 10th at second, and he immediately moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Brian O’Grady. Daniel Bard’s high breaking ball ticked off the glove of catcher Dom Nunez and reached the backstop, and Mateo slid home before Nunez could attempt a throw.
The Rockies were 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position and have scored just one run on 10 hits in the first two games of the series. Colorado is 2-16 on the road this season.
Athletics 6, Astros 5
Ramon Laureano capped a big game with a walk-off sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, giving Oakland a come-from-behind win over visiting Houston, which had won six straight.
Laureano also hit two solo homers, and Matt Olson homered for Oakland, too.
Yordan Alvarez drove in two runs with a double for Houston, and Kyle Tucker hit his 10th homer of the season.
Yankees 7, Rangers 4
DJ LeMahieu hit a tiebreaking two-run double to cap a five-run fourth inning as New York won at Arlington, Texas.
New York sent 10 men to the plate in the fourth and produced four of its six hits with two outs. LeMahieu finished the game with three RBIs, and Gio Urshela drove in two.
Nick Solak hit a solo homer in the eighth, and he and rookie Adolis Garcia each drove in two runs for Texas.
Phillies 8, Marlins 3
Ronald Torreyes hit a two-run pinch-hit double in the eighth inning to lift host Philadelphia past Miami.
Alec Bohm, Rhys Hoskins and Odubel Herrera had two hits each for the Phillies, who scored seven times in the eighth and snapped a two-game losing streak. Phillies starter Zack Wheeler struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings.
Jazz Chisholm Jr. homered, singled and drove in two runs for the Marlins, who got five shutout innings from Cody Poteet.
Indians 6, Angels 5
Josh Naylor’s eighth-inning home run snapped a 5-5 tie and lifted Cleveland to a victory over Los Angeles in Anaheim, Calif., ending a four-game losing streak.
The Indians jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning, but the Angels rallied to tie the game on the strength of three home runs. Shohei Ohtani hit his major-league-leading 14th, Justin Upton socked a three-run homer and Jose Iglesias’ solo homer in the seventh tied the game at 5.
All three homers came off Indians starter Zach Plesac (4-3), who managed to pitch seven innings by keeping his pitch count to 98 while earning the victory.
Cubs 6, Nationals 3
David Bote hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning, and Chicago held on to beat visiting Washington.
Ian Happ also homered for the Cubs, who have won three games in a row and four of their past five. Willson Contreras went 2-for-5 with two RBIs. First baseman Anthony Rizzo left the game after four innings because of lower back tightness. The team termed the move a precautionary measure.
Starlin Castro homered for the Nationals, who have dropped three of four. Trea Turner and Ryan Zimmerman drove in one run apiece.
Royals 2, Brewers 0
Andrew Benintendi’s two-out RBI single in the eighth inning drove in Whit Merrifield with the go-ahead run as host Kansas City defeated Milwaukee in the first game of a two-game series.
Royals rookie reliever Jake Brentz (1-0) picked up his first career win. Josh Staumont earned his fourth save in as many chances.
Brandon Woodruff (2-2) took the hard-luck loss. He allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings.
Rays 13, Orioles 6
Brett Phillips and Austin Meadows hit three-run home runs in a six-run second inning, Mike Zunino went deep twice and knocked in four runs as Tampa Bay walloped host Baltimore.
The Rays opened their seven-game road trip with a 15-hit output and five homers to win for the fifth straight time — with all nine starters recording hits. Joey Wendle went 3-for-5 with two runs and his first triple, and Ji-Man Choi homered.
Baltimore’s Stevie Wilkerson went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI in his first regular-season action since 2019. Austin Hays drove in two runs for the Orioles, who are 2-8 in the past 10 contests.
Blue Jays 8, Red Sox 0
Hyun Jin Ryu struck out seven in seven innings and Toronto had a season-best 18 hits in a victory over visiting Boston in Dunedin, Fla.
Ryu (4-2) held the Red Sox to four hits in winning his third straight start, the past two with seven-inning outings.
Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez (5-2) allowed five runs on 11 hits and one walk in five innings. He struck out six.
Cardinals 5, Pirates 2
Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer to power St. Louis past visiting Pittsburgh.
Tommy Edman had a two-run single and Edmundo Sosa hit an RBI double as the Cardinals snapped a three-game losing streak. Cardinals starting pitcher John Gant (3-3) allowed two runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings to earn the victory.
Losing pitcher JT Brubaker (3-3) allowed five runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Mets 4, Braves 3
Tomas Nido hit a solo homer with two outs in the ninth to help visiting New York to a win over Atlanta.
Nido greeted Will Smith (0-4) with a long fly that reached the seats in left-center. Edwin Diaz worked a perfect ninth inning, striking out two, to earn his seventh save and give the Mets their second win in the series.
Jonathan Villar hit a two-run homer for the Mets. Austin Riley and Freddie Freeman smacked solo shots for the Braves.
Giants 4, Reds 2
Alex Dickerson clubbed a go-ahead, three-run homer for one of his three hits and Anthony DeSclafani yielded one run over seven innings as visiting San Francisco won its third straight, defeating Cincinnati.
Brandon Crawford also homered for one of his two hits as San Francisco overcame a season-high 17 strikeouts to win for a second consecutive night at Cincinnati. The Giants have eight victories in their past 11 games.
DeSclafani (4-1), who spent the previous six seasons in the Reds’ organization, allowed only a leadoff homer to Jesse Winker in the first inning plus five other hits. He finished with seven strikeouts and two walks. Nick Castellanos also homered for the Reds.
–Field Level Media