Manaea follows no-hitter with another win for A’s

Published 2:08 am Saturday, April 28, 2018

HOUSTON (AP) — Sean Manaea followed up his no-hitter with seven solid innings, three Athletics homered and Oakland beat the Houston Astros 8-1 on Friday night for its fifth win in six games.
Manaea (4-2) no-hit Boston last Saturday and didn’t allow a hit Friday until the fourth inning. He gave up one unearned run and four hits.
Dallas Keuchel (1-4) retired his first 13 batters before Matt Chapman’s one-out homer in the fifth. Chad Pinder added a two-run homer in the sixth off Keuchel, who allowed a season-high six runs and seven hits in seven innings.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber (4-1) struck out 10 in 8 2/3 innings and Cleveland hit hit five solo home runs, including three in the first inning.
Kluber left with a 6-2 lead after Kyle Seager’s two-out single in the ninth, the Mariners’ fourth hit. Cody Allen gave up Mitch Haniger’s single and Mike Zunino’s three-run homer, then retired Ben Gamel on a lineout to shortstop Francisco Lindor.
Lindor, Michael Brantley and Edwin Encarnacion homered in the first, and Yonder Alonso and Yan Gomes hit consecutive drives in the sixth for a 6-0 lead against Erasmo Ramirez (0-2).
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Matt Davidson homered twice, including a tiebreaking, two-run drive in the 11th off Tim Hill (0-1), setting a record for home runs by a visiting player at Kauffman Stadium in one season. Davidson has seven home runs in 15 at-bats over four games at Kansas City — one more home run than the Royals have hit in 12 home games this season.
Kansas City is a big league-worst 1-11 at home. Four of Chicago’s seven wins this season have been at Kauffman Stadium.
Gregory Infante (1-1) won, and Joakim Soria got his fourth save.
BOSTON (AP) — Blake Snell (4-1) struck out nine in 7 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and five hits to win his fourth straight start and extend Tampa Bay’s winning streak to seven.
Wilson Ramos hit a two-run homer in the first inning for the Rays, who handed the Red Sox just their second loss in 10 home games. Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts went 3 for 4 in his first action since missing 15 games with a broken bone in his left ankle.
Rob Refsnyder and Daniel Robertson also homered for Tampa Bay, and Alex Colome got his fifth save by striking out pinch-hitter Andre Benitendi. Boston has lost four of six.
CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish bounced back from a pair of poor outings to allow only an unearned run in six innings, and Addison Russell scored the go-ahead run on shortstop Eric Sogard’s seventh-inning error.
Cubs slugger Kris Bryant missed his fourth straight game after he was beaned during a victory at Colorado last Sunday. Chicago manager Joe Maddon said the third baseman could return to the lineup on Saturday.
Pedro Strop (3-0) retired his only batter, and Brandon Morrow pitched a perfect ninth for his sixth save. Dan Jennings (2-1) was the loser.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Tillman (1-4) pitched seven innings of one-hit ball for his first victory since last May 7, Pedro Alvarez homered twice and Baltimore stopped a five-game losing streak by winning for just the second time in 13 games.
Manny Machado hit his team-leading ninth home run and added an RBI single in the eighth.
Mike Fiers (2-2) allowed three runs and four hits in six innings as the Tigers lost their third straight.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Odubel Herrera had his first multihomer game in the major leagues, Jorge Alfaro also went deep,
Aaron Nola (3-1) fell behind 3-0 in the first, then followed with six scoreless innings.
Herrera’s three-run homer in the first tied the score, and hit a solo shot off Max Fried (0-2) for a 4-3 lead in the sixth.
Philadelphia is 16-9, its best mark after 25 games since going 17-8 to start 2011.
TORONTO (AP) — Ronald Guzman hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth off Marcus Stroman (0-3), whose ERA rose to 8.88 after he allowed six runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Joey Gallo homered and scored twice and Nomar Mazara had three hits and two RBIs as the Rangers won back-to-back games for the second time this season.
Mike Minor (2-1) allowed four runs and nine hits in six innings, and Keone Kela got three outs for his fifth save. Toronto has lost six of eight.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A.J. Pollack homered, hit a tiebreaking triple in the sixth inning and scored three runs as Arizona improved to 9-4 on the road, matching the 2000 Diamondbacks for the best start away from home in franchise history.
Zack Godley (4-1) allowed four runs and 10 hits in five innings to improve to 3-0 at Nationals Park. Arizona’s bullpen retired 12 of 13 batters, with Brad Boxberger working a perfect ninth for his seventh save.
Stephen Strasburg (2-3) allowed a season-high five runs in 6 1/3 innings for Washington, which has lost five of six.
MIAMI (AP) — Antonio Senzatela (2-1) entered when Tyler Anderson left with a heartbeat issue, hit an RBI double and allowed one hit over 3 2/3 innings. He became the first relief pitcher with the win and RBI in a 1-0 game since Joe Niekro’s 17th-inning, game-ending single for Houston against the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 23, 1980.
Senzatela entered with one out and one on in the second, struck out four, walked one and departed after 62 pitches. His double in the fifth off Jose Urena (0-4) scored Gerardo Parra, who also doubled.
Wade Davis got three outs for his 10th save, completing a six-hitter that extended Colorado’s winning streak to three. Last-place Miami dropped to 7-18.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte hit a game-ending single in the 11th off rookie Jordan Hicks (1-1).
Cardinals closer Greg Holland started the ninth with a 5-2 lead, but failed to retire any batters as his ERA rose to 7.11 in nine appearances. Errors by first baseman Jose Martinez and center fielder Tommy Pham led to a pair of runs, and Jordy Mercer hit an RBI double.
George Kontos (2-2) pitched one scoreless inning.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joey Votto homered for the fourth straight game and reached base six times, and Cincinnati overcame an 8-4 deficit.
Jose Peraza homered twice and had four hits, and Eugenio Suarez also four of Cincinnati’s season-high 20 hits. The Reds won for the third time in eight games under interim manager Jim Riggleman.
Minnesota has lost eight straight, its longest skid since losing 13 in row from Aug. 18-31, 2016.
David Hernandez (1-0) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings in his 2018 debut after coming off the disabled list earlier in the day. Tyler Duffey (0-1) allowed five runs — four earned — while getting just one out.