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Arenado ejected as Cardinals brawl with Mets in 10-5 victory

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Arenado ejected as Cardinals brawl with Mets in 10-5 victory

Benches clear during the eighth inning of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Benches clear during the eighth inning of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The New York Mets’ hit-by-pitch frustrations boiled over Wednesday when reliever Yoan Lopez threw a pitch near Nolan Arenado’s head, sparking a benches-clearing brawl that led to Arenado’s ejection in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 10-5 victory.

J.D., Mets batter Davis left in the top of the eighth inning after being hit in the left foot by a pitch from Genesis Cabrera, the major league-leading 19th hit-by-pitch for the Mets this season — including three Tuesday night against St. Louis.

New York seemed to respond a half an inning later against Arenado who scored four runs and reached third base. Lopez zipped a 94 mph fastball near his head, and Arenado began yelling for Lopez to “do it again.” The benches and bullpens cleared, and the teams pushed and shoved near home plate.

Jake Woodford (1-1) allowed a run over two innings in relief to end a three-game losing streak for St. Louis.

Mets starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (1-1), gave up eight runs (seven earned) in just 3 1/3 innings, as the Mets snapped their three-game winning streak.

REDSOX 7 BLUE JAYS1

TORONTO, (AP) — Xanderbogaerts hit four runs and the Red Sox snapped a losing streak of four games with Alex Cora.

Cora rejoined the Red Sox after missing the past six games because of COVID-19. While Cora was gone, Boston finished 1-5 under Will Venable as bench coach.

Bogaerts was 4 for 4, with 4 singles, and 1 walk. Michael Wacha (2-0), earned his second consecutive win. He allowed one run and four runs in six innings.

Toronto relief pitcher Trent Thornton (0-1), allowed two runs in an inning, as the Blue Jays fell for the second consecutive time in eight games.

WHITESOX 7, ROYALS

CHICAGO, (AP) — Andrew Vaughn struck a tiebreaking homer in the seventh to end an eight-game skid for the White Sox.

The White Sox’s winning rally began when Tim Anderson and Danny Mendick hit consecutive singles against Collin Snider (2-1). Scott Barlow came in and Vaughn drove the first pitch in the bullpen.

Jake Burger homered for Chicago and Bennett Sousa, (1-0), earned his first win in the major leagues. Kendall Graveman walked four batters in just two innings, earning his first save for the season.

Whit Merrick drove in two runs to help Kansas City win for the fifth time in six matches.

DIAMONDBACKS 3, DODGERS 1

PHOENIX – Zac Gallen pitched six innings without scoring, the Diamondbacks scored two runs in the ninth inning after Max Muncy’s throw error.

Gallen allowed 2 hits, and the team led 1-0. However Ian Kennedy (2-1), gave up Trea Turner’s run-scoring single for the eighth inning.

Arizona took a lead in the second half. Daulton Varsho scored at first base when Muncy hit the ball to right field after Sergio Alcantara sacrificed. Pavin Smith, pinch-hitter for the Diamondbacks, scored a groundout against Daniel Hudson (1-1) to put them up 3-1.

Nick Ahmed scored for Arizona. Mark Melancon fought a perfect ninth to earn his fourth save.

YANKEES 5 ORIOLES 2

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit his 350th career homer and lifted a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the sixth inning.

Joey Gallo also homered for New York for the second straight night, his third straight game with an RBI after going his first 14 games without one.

Stanton is the seventh fastest player to 350 homers, getting there in 1,341 games.

Stanton was a key player in the Yankees’ fifth consecutive win and their seventh straight victory. For New York, Michael King pitched two scoreless innings and Clay Holmes was perfect in his ninth. This is Clay Holmes’ second career save.

Anthony Santander scored two runs for the Orioles during the sixth. Joey Krehbiel (2-1) took the loss.

PHILLIES 7 ROCKIES 3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper had three hits and Odubel Herrera homered, leading the Phillies to their third straight win over the Rockies.

Herrera and Didi Gregorius each drove in two runs for Philadelphia, which has outscored Colorado 25-8 in the series. Ranger Suarez (2-0), pitched six innings in three-run ball to win the game.

The Phillies won their first series victory since they took two of three games from Oakland to start the season. They will now attempt to sweep the remaining four games.

C.J. Cron scored a home run and Jose Iglesias hit four solos for the Rockies. Ryan Feltner (0-1), suffered the loss.

MARLINS 2 NATIONALS 1

WASHINGTON – Miami’s Pablo Lopez lowered the majors’ best ERA to 0. 39 by throwing six shutout innings.

Jesus Aguilar scored a homer for the Marlins who have moved up. 500 was the first time 2022. had it.

Mixing a four-seam fastball, cutter and changeup before an announced crowd of 13,356, Lopez (3-0) baffled an already-in-trouble Nationals offense, which has managed to score a grand total of 14 runs during a losing streak that grew to seven games.

Washington’s Erick Fedde (1-2) yielded two runs and three hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Anthony Bender scored four runs to earn his fourth save after five attempts.

RAYS 3 MARINERS2

ST. PETERSBURG (Fla.) — Drew Rasmussen walked nine batters in six innings and Tampa Bay ended Seattle’s four-game win streak.

Kevin Kiermaier scored a run for the Rays with a home run. Rasmussen (1-0) allowed two hits and walked 1. Andrew Kittredge earned four saves in his third attempt.

Seattle starter Marco Gonzales (1-2) lasted just 11 pitches. After being hit on his left wrist with a line drive by Harold Ramirez, he was forced to leave. In the opening game, the hit drove.

J.P. Crawford, Abraham Toro all homered for Mariners.

BREWERS 3 PIRATES 1

PITTSBURGH, (AP) — The Brewers won the seventh game thanks to a tiebreaking RBI double by Tyrone Taylor.

Milwaukee’s Aaron Ashby combined with four relievers on a one-hitter. Ashby pitched five innings of one-run baseball. Trevor Gott (1-0) earned the win, and Josh Hader worked the ninth for his 10th save.

Neither team scored until the sixth. Ashby was unsuccessful in his no-hit attempt. Bryan Reynolds struck a high pitch that bounced off Mike Brosseau’s glove for a single. Kolten Wong scored a run in the sixth against Bryse Wilson to score the Brewers their first hit.

Wilrowe (1-1) suffered the loss. He allowed two earned runs and three hits over one inning.

PADRES 8 REDS 5

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jurickson Profar hit a three-run homer for San Diego, and MacKenzie Gore struck out 10 over five innings.

Gore 2-0 allowed one run and five hits to help the Padres win for the seventh consecutive time in nine games. Eric Hosmer scored two runs including the leadoff homer of the eighth. Taylor Rogers got his sixth save.

San Diego will go for its second sweep of the season Thursday of the hard-luck Reds, who have lost 12 of 13 amid a rash of injuries and slumps.

Reds’ starter Vladimir Gutierrez (0-4), went four innings, and had six runs and five RBIs.

Tommy Pham, Brandon Drury both homered for Cincinnati. Kyle Farmer scored four runs and hit two doubles.

TWINS 5 TIGERS 0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Ryan threw seven innings of one-hit ball and Max Kepler stayed hot with a pair of home runs as the Twins won their sixth game in a row.

Ryan Jeffers scored, doubled, and drove in three runs to win for Minnesota.

Michael Pineda (1-0) took the loss in Detroit. In five innings, he gave up four runs (including all three Twins homers) against his old team.

Ryan (3-1), was the dominant player from the beginning, keeping the Tigers without a hit until Miguel Cabrera struck out with a single in fourth.

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