Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:00 am
Arroyo, Duvall power Reds past Baltimore
CINCINNATI – Adam Duvall hit his first career grand slam, Joey Votto had a two-run shot and Bronson Arroyo got his first win in almost three years, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-3 on Tuesday night.
The 40-year-old Arroyo (1-2) allowed three runs in five innings, including Adam Jones' two-run homer in the fifth. The victory was Arroyo's first since June 15, 2014, for Arizona against the Dodgers. That was his last appearance before elbow and shoulder injuries knocked him out of action until this month. The longtime Red got his first win with Cincinnati since Sept. 22, 2013.
In both teams' first interleague game of the season, Duvall snapped a 0-for-13 slump with a first-inning sacrifice fly and his fourth homer of the season in a five-run second inning, Cincinnati's highest-scoring frame of the season. The Reds sent nine batters to the plate in the second.
Kevin Gausman (1-1) allowed eight runs and eight hits over 2-2/3 innings.
CARDINALS 2, PIRATES 1: In St. Louis, Dexter Fowler tripled and scored, Mike Leake pitched into the seventh inning and the Cardinals won after Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was suspended 80 games for a banned substance earlier in the day.
Seung Hwan Oh allowed three hits in the ninth but escaped a one-out, bases-loaded jam for his second save.
Leake (2-1) allowed seven hits and only struck out one, but he held the Pirates to a run over 6-1/3 innings.
He has won nine of his last 11 decisions against the Pirates dating to Sept. 11, 2012.
RAYS 5, TIGERS 1: In St. Petersburg, Florida, Matt Andriese outpitched Michael Fulmer and Tim Beckham hit a two-run homer to lead Tampa Bay. Andriese (1-0), who had lost seven of nine decisions dating to last June 25, allowed one run and four hits over six-plus innings. He retired 12 straight during one stretch.
Fulmer (1-1), last season's AL Rookie of the Year, allowed three runs and six hits in six innings.
Miguel Cabrera homered on his 34th birthday for the Tigers. Cabrera also went deep on his birthday in 2010 at Seattle.
INDIANS 11, TWINS 4: In Minneapolis, Jose Ramirez homered and drove in two runs and Josh Tomlin gave up three runs in six innings to lead Cleveland.
Francisco Lindor broke the game open with a two-run triple in the sixth and struggling slugger Edwin Encarnacion also went deep for the Indians. Tomlin (1-2) allowed seven hits and struck out two after entering the game with an 18.47 ERA from his first two starts.