WASHINGTON (AP) — Taijuan Walker pitched seven clean innings and the New York Mets continued their unbeaten run in the 10 Series this season, beating the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Thursday.
Mark Canha sprinted three runs with a home run and three RBIs for the NL East lead Mets. New York won nine series, performed one split and went unbeaten in two games in a month.
Walker (1-0) allowed three hits, allowed one, and combined four at-bats.
Joan Adon (1-6) walked 5 of 10 first hitters.
Athletics 5, Tigers 3
DETROIT (AP) — Seth Brown hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning against Michael Pullmer (1-2) in the eighth inning against Michael Pullmer (1-2), following a walk by Jed Laurie, as Seth Brown lost nine in ten games to Detroit.
Oakland arrived with a ninth straight streak and won 4 of 5 with the Tigers.
AJ Puk (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings for his first win since taking the top spot in Kansas City on September 17, 2019. He missed the 2020 season with a shoulder problem and was limited to 13 1/3 innings in 2021. Dany Jimenez pitched. 6th save 9th.
Orioles 3, Cardinals 2
castle. LOUIS (AP) — Rylan Bannon became Baltimore’s third player since 2000 and hit a hit in the first pitch of his big league career, while Jorge Mateo and Anthony Bemboom hit home runs to Steven Matz (3-3).
Keegan Arkin (1-0), the second of six Orioles pitchers, won his fourth of 16 big league decisions, allowing one hit and four strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings in the Orioles’ bullpen day . Felix Bautista got four straight outs for the second save of the series and season.
Astros 11, Twins 3
Minneapolis (AP) — Jose Altuve homer, doubles and runs three after a game suspended after three innings on Wednesday night due to heavy rain and lightning.
Twins manager Rocco Valdelli returned to the dugout on Thursday after missing for a week due to the coronavirus.
Bryan Abreu (2-0) took the victory from the relief of José Urquidy, who allowed one run in three innings before the game was stopped. Abreu allowed one run and four strikeouts in two innings pitched.
Chris Archer (0-1) conceded 5 hits, 3 walks and 4 runs in 3 innings.
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