Max Scherzer struck out 13 and gave up three hits over 8 2/3 innings, leading the Washington Nationals over the visiting San Diego Padres 5-1 on Friday night.
Bryce Harper, Trea Turner and Michael A. Taylor homered for the Nationals.
Scherzer (5-3) got pulled by acting manager Chris Speier in the ninth, and Koda Glover got his fourth save. Speier is filling while manager Dusty Baker is away this weekend to attend his son Darren’s high school graduation in California.
Luis Perdomo (0-2) allowed three runs over six innings.
Dodgers 4, Cubs 0: Alex Wood allowed two hits over five scoreless innings, Chase Utley and Adrian Gonzalez homered, and Los Angeles defeated visiting Chicago in the series opener.
Wood extended his career-high scoreless innings streak to 25 1/3, longest in the majors this season. The left-hander began the season in the bullpen, got a chance to sub for some of the Dodgers’ injured starters and has remained in the rotation since.
Wood (6-0) struck out eight and walked two.
The Dodgers have won nine of their last 11 at home, and their 19-8 home record is second-best in the majors.
Jake Arrieta (5-4) continued to struggle for the World Series champions, whose three-game winning streak ended. The right-hander gave up four runs and five hits in six innings, struck out nine and walked one.
Rockies 10, Cardinals 0: Rookie Antonio Senzatela threw eight sharp innings to grab a share of the major league lead in wins and Charlie Blackmon had a homer and RBI single as part of an eight-run eighth as host Colorado defeated St. Louis in Denver.
Fresh off a 7-3 road swing, the Rockies kept right on rolling behind Senzatela, who joins Clayton Kershaw, Dallas Keuchel and Ervin Santana with seven victories.
Senzatela (7-1) scattered five hits and showed plenty of poise as the 22-year-old escaped trouble courtesy of four double plays.
Carlos Martinez (3-4) gave up three runs in 7 1/3 innings.
Astros 2, Orioles 0: Jake Marisnick and Carlos Beltran each homered for Houston to back a solid start by Joe Musgrove in a win over visiting Baltimore.
Musgrove (4-4) allowed four hits in seven innings before the bullpen closed it out to send the Orioles to their season-high fifth straight loss. Ken Giles threw a perfect ninth for his 14th save.
Kevin Gausman (2-4) yielded eight hits and two runs in 6 2/3 innings.
Blue Jays 7, Rangers 6: Devon Travis hit his second career grand slam and Toronto posted its fourth straight win by defeating visiting Texas.
Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales also connected for the Blue Jays, who activated star infielders Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki off the disabled list.
Aaron Loup (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings. Roberto Osuna struck out Mike Napoli for his eighth save.
A.J. Griffin (4-2) was forced to leave in the second after suffering a strained left intercostal muscle. Texas has lost four straight.
Mets 8, Pirates 1: Neil Walker homered twice in his return to his hometown and Jacob deGrom gave New York’s bullpen a needed rest in a win over visiting Pittsburgh.
Walker, who grew up in Pittsburgh and played seven seasons for the Pirates, had three hits and drove in four runs.
DeGrom (4-1) became the first Mets starter to get an out in the eighth inning since last June, pitching 8 1/3 innings and striking out 10. He also got two hits.
Chad Kuhl (1-5) took the loss.
Rays 5, Twins 2: Chris Archer struck out 11 while pitching into the eighth inning and Tampa Bay hit three home runs to defeat host Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Archer (4-3) gave up two runs and five hits in 7 2/3 innings and reached double digits in strikeouts for the fourth time in five May starts. Logan Morrison, Kevin Kiermaier and Steven Souza Jr. all went deep, and Alex Colome got four outs for his 13th save.
Hector Santiago (4-3) gave up three runs and four hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Diamondbacks 4, Brewers 2 (10): Jake Lamb homered in the fourth inning and hit an RBI double in a two-run 10th, and visiting Arizona extended its winning streak to five games by defeating Milwaukee.
Chris Owings scored the first run in the 10th on a wild pitch by reliever Wily Peralta (5-3) before Lamb added the insurance run by doubling to the right-field corner.
Chris Iannetta had tied it for Arizona with two outs in the ninth, hitting a solo homer off a 98 mph fastball from closer Corey Knebel.
T.J. McFarland (2-0) got the win after pitching a scoreless ninth. Fernando Rodney picked up his 13th save by tossing a scoreless 10th, but provided a couple nervous moments after allowing two flyouts to the warning track.
Marlins 8, Angels 5: Giancarlo Stanton homered off the retaining wall behind the center field fence, a shot estimated at 460 feet, to lead host Miami defeated Los Angeles.
Stanton hit his 12th homer his first since May 8. Justin Bour and J.T. Realmuto also connected for the Marlins and Christian Yelich hit three doubles.
Dan Straily (3-3) got the win and A.J. Ramos picked up his fifth save.
Jesse Chavez (4-6) allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings. The Angels became the final major league team to play at Marlins Park, which opened in 2012.
Athletics 4, Yankees 1: Masahiro Tanaka struck out a career-high 13 to rebound from the worst stretch of his major league career but wound up a hard-luck loser when reliever Tyler Clippard’s wild pickoff throw sparked a go-ahead, two-run eighth inning for Oakland in a win at New York.
Sean Manaea (3-3), starting because Kendall Graveman was scratched with a sore pitching shoulder, matched Tanaka and allowed four hits in seven innings.
Tanaka (5-4) left with the game scoreless after allowing Adam Rosales’ one-out single in the eighth.
Red Sox 3, Mariners 0: Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six scoreless innings and host Boston won its season-high fifth in a row by blanking Seattle.
Rodriguez (4-1) went six innings and Craig Kimbrel earned his 13th save.
Yovani Gallardo (2-5) went 5 1/3 innings for Seattle, which has won just one of its last seven.
Royals 6, Indians 4: Jorge Bonifacio’s two-run double off Andrew Miller broke an eighth-inning tie and lifted Kansas City over host Cleveland.
Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer in the fourth and Mike Moustakas’ solo home run in the fifth tied the game.
Lorenzo Cain started the winning rally with a single off Bryan Shaw (1-1).
Mike Minor (2-1) pitched two scoreless innings. Kelvin Herrera got his 10th save.
White Sox 8, Tigers 2: Melky Cabrera homered and had four RBIs, Matt Davidson went deep and Avisail Garcia drove in three runs to lead host Chicago over Detroit after the first game of their doubleheader was postponed because of rain.
Detroit and Chicago will try again to play two on Saturday after Game 1 got washed out. The postponement was the 26th this year – one more than all of last season, according to Major League Baseball.
Garcia’s three-run double off Matthew Boyd (2-5) with two out in the third gave Chicago a 3-1 lead.
Mike Pelfrey (2-4) worked five innings against his former team.
Reds 5, Phillies 2: Tim Adleman tossed eight innings of one-hit ball and Adam Duvall and Scott Schebler homered for Cincinnati in a win over host Philadelphia.
Andres Blanco’s first-inning single was all Philadelphia got off Adleman (3-2). The Phillies are 5-21 since an 11-9 start.
Raisel Iglesias struck out Maikel Franco with two runners on for his ninth save.
Aaron Nola (2-2) went six innings.
Braves 2, Giants 0: Jaime Garcia pitched 6 2/3 innings and drove in the first run of the game with an RBI single in the seventh inning to lead Atlanta over host San Francisco.
Garcia (2-3) did just about everything to get the Braves off to a good start on their nine-game trip. He allowed four hits and two walks to earn his fourth straight win against the Giants and delivered in the biggest at-bat of the game in the seventh inning against Matt Cain (3-3).
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