By PAT GRAHAM
AP Sports activities Author
DENVER — Trevor Bauer took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning in his Los Angeles debut earlier than permitting a pair of two-run homers, and the Dodgers held on after constructing a giant result in beat the Colorado Rockies 11-6 on Friday evening.
The sport had a bit little bit of the whole lot, from seven of the Dodgers’ 16 hits going for additional bases — no homers, although — to a grey cat making a shock entrance onto the sector within the eighth inning. The furry feline frolicked in middle with Cody Bellinger for a second earlier than being picked up and ushered out by stadium personnel.
Bauer (1-0) was purring alongside by means of six innings because the reigning NL Cy Younger Award winner baffled the Rockies with a dancing slider and nasty four-seam fastball.
Then, the seventh rolled round.
Trevor Story broke up Bauer’s no-hit bid with a single and Charlie Blackmon ended the shutout with a two-run homer. Ryan McMahon later adopted with one other two-run homer. David Value finally changed Bauer and proceeded to surrender back-to-back homers to Dom Nunez and Sam Hilliard, abruptly turning a 10-0 rout right into a 10-6 sport.
It was solely the second time in Rockies historical past they homered 4 instances in an inning. The opposite time was June, 6, 1999.
Carrying his pants pulled up excessive to disclose these Dodger blue socks, Bauer went 6 1/3 innings and allowed 4 runs whereas putting out 10.
The 30-year-old righty signed a $102 million, three-year deal as a free agent in February after going 5-4 with a 1.73 ERA final season for Cincinnati.
In spring coaching, Bauer challenged himself in a begin by protecting his proper eye closed to get out of a jam.
He most likely wished to shut his eyes throughout that seventh inning. Earlier than then, the one Rockies participant to succeed in base in opposition to Bauer was C.J. Cron, who walked within the second inning and reached on third baseman Justin Turner’s error within the fifth.
RAYS 6, MARLINS 4
MIAMI (AP) — Joey Wendle hit a three-run homer, highlighting a four-run rally within the ninth inning that despatched the Tampa Bay Rays over the Miami Marlins.
Wendle’s one-out shot off nearer Anthony Bass (0-1) landed within the higher deck in proper subject and erased a 4-2 deficit.
Manuel Margot then tripled and scored on Francisco Mejia’s sacrifice fly.
Margot additionally homered and Austin Meadows went deep for the second consecutive sport, serving to Tampa Bay win its seventh straight in Miami courting to 2019. The Rays edged the Marlins 1-0 on opening day Thursday on Meadows’ homer.
Andrew Kittredge (1-0) gave up a run within the eighth. Diego Castillo bought his second save with a scoreless ninth.
Miguel Rojas had a go-ahead, two-run single within the seventh that put Miami forward 3-2.
Jazz Chisholm had two hits, together with a two-out triple off Tampa Bay reliever Chaz Roe that began Miami’s comeback. Ryan Sherriff got here in aid after Roe walked Jorge Alfaro and surrendered pinch-hitter Corey Dickerson’s RBI double that made it 2-1.
ORIOLES 3, RED SOX 0
BOSTON (AP) — John Means pitched seven innings of one-hit ball, permitting a single to guide off the sport and retiring the final 18 batters he confronted to guide the Baltimore Orioles to a victory over the Boston Purple Sox of their rain-delayed opener.
Means struck out 5 and allowed simply two baserunners — the opposite on an error — incomes the win when Ryan Mountcastle doubled in two runs within the sixth to interrupt a scoreless tie. Anthony Santander added an RBI single.
Cedric Mullins and Pedro Severino every had two hits for Baltimore, which completed fourth within the AL East final season, one sport forward of the last-place Purple Sox. Tanner Scott pitched one hitless inning and Cesar Valdez bought the final three outs for the save.
Purple Sox supervisor Alex Cora returned after serving a suspension final 12 months for his position within the Astros dishonest scandal. He obtained a giant cheer when the groups had been launched earlier than the sport.
Means allowed a single to Boston leadoff hitter Kike Hernandez, then picked him off first. The one different Purple Sox baserunner for him got here when Xander Bogaerts reached on third baseman Maikel Franco’s error to guide off the second; he was stranded there.
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