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MLB: Lindor homers in native Puerto Rico as Indians top Twins 6-1

Cleveland Indians' infielder Francisco Lindor, right, celebrates his home run against the Minnesota Twins during the fifth inning of game one of a two-game MLB Series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Francisco Lindor homered in his native Puerto Rico, Corey Kluber allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Tuesday night in the first regular-season game on the island commonwealth since 2010.

    Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez each had three hits for Cleveland before a sold-out crowd of 19,516 at Hiram Bithorn Stadium. Brantley and Ramirez hit consecutive homers in the sixth, and Yonder Alonso added a solo homer in the eighth.

    Kluber (2-1) allowed five hits and struck out six, lowering his ERA to 1.52. Minnesota's Jake Odorizzi (1-1) gave up four runs and six hits in five-plus innings.

    DIAMONDBACKS 1, GIANTS 0

    PHOENIX (AP) -- Patrick Corbin lost his no-hit bid on a checked-swing infield single with two outs in the eighth inning but finished a one-hitter to lift Arizona.

    Corbin (3-0) walked one but otherwise was cruising toward what would have been the franchise's third no-hitter. Brandon Belt ended it with a softly hit ball to the left side of Arizona's shifted infield, beating shortstop Nick Ahmed's throw by a step to send a groan across Chase Field.

    Corbin struck out eight and threw 100 pitches in his first career complete-game shutout. The Diamondbacks have tied the best start in franchise history (with 2000, 2008) at 12-4.

    David Peralta lined a run-scoring single off Tony Watson (1-1) in the bottom of the eighth, the deciding blow in a duel between Corbin and San Francisco's Johnny Cueto.

    BLUE JAYS 11, ROYALS 3

    BLUE JAYS 5, ROYALS 4

    TORONTO (AP) -- Luke Maile singled down the right-field line off Brian Flynn (0-1) with the bases loaded in the 10th inning to complete a doubleheader sweep. Toronto has swept all three doubleheaders at its retractable-roof stadium, which opened in 1989. Kansas City has a seven-game losing streak.

    Tyler Clippard (2-0) worked a scoreless 10th for his 50th career victory.

    In the first game, Yangervis Solarte homered off Erik Skoglund (0-2) in the first inning and drove in four runs, and Randal Grichuk went deep for the second time this season. Jaime Garcia (2-0) gave up three runs and eight hits in five innings.

    MARLINS 9, YANKEES 1

    NEW YORK (AP) -- J.T. Realmuto hit a three-run homer off Masahiro Tanaka (2-2) in the fifth inning and drove in four runs in his season debut after coming off the disabled list.

    Jarlin Garcia (1-0) gave up one hit in five shutout innings, overcoming five early walks to win for the first time as a starter. Garcia held the New York Mets hitless for six innings last week at home in his first major league start.

    Giancarlo Stanton struck out two more times and grounded into a double play, finishing 0 for 4 and drawing boos from Yankees fans again. He is 3 for 35 (.086) with 20 strikeouts at home this season.

    TIGERS 4, ORIOLES 2

    DETROIT (AP) -- Victor Martinez homered for the first time since Aug. 18, a two-run drive in the second off Andrew Cashner (1-2), and Detroit stopped a five-game losing streak. Jeimer Candelario hit a tiebreaking triple in the fifth for Detroit.

    Francisco Liriano (2-1) allowed two runs and five hits in five innings. Shane Greene pitched a perfect ninth for his third save.

    Miguel Cabrera went 0 for 2 with two walks before leaving with back tightness.

    Trey Mancini hit a solo homer for the Orioles, who lost their fourth straight.

    CARDINALS 5, CUBS 3

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Adam Wainwright (1-2) outpitched Tyler Chatwood in frigid conditions at Wrigley Field, where the gametime temperature was 35 degrees and a 10 mph wind made it feel like 29.

    Wainwright allowed an unearned run and four hits as St. Louis won its fifth straight, and he improved to 11-2 in 24 games at Wrigley. Matt Carpenter had two hits and three RBIs.

    Chatwood (0-3) issued seven walks in 4 2/3 innings, one off his career high, and yielded two runs and one hit.

    ROCKIES 2, PIRATES 0

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Chad Bettis (3-0) allowed five hits in 7 1/3 innings and combined with three relievers on a five-hitter on a snowy night with a first-pitch temperature of 34 degrees. The announced attendance was 8,869, but there appeared to be fewer than 2,000 fans at PNC Park.

    Wade Davis pitched a perfect ninth for his NL-leading eighth save and the Rockies improved to 5-1 on a seven-game trip that started in Washington.

    Trevor Williams (3-1) gave up two runs and four hits in six innings, pitching in short sleeves. Carlos Gonzalez hit into a run-scoring forceout in the first and rookie Ryan McMahon had an RBI single in the fourth.

    RANGERS 7, RAYS 2

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Moore (1-3) allowed an unearned run and five hits over seven innings and struck out six in his first start against his former team.

    Moore (1-3) went 39-28 with Tampa Bay before being dealt to San Francisco in 2016 and was acquired by Texas in December. Daniel Robertson scored on shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa's throwing error in the third.

    Adrian Beltre, Ronald Guzman and Shin-Soo Choo had two RBIs each for the Rangers. Kiner-Falefa had four hits, including a double.

    Yonny Chirinos (0-1) gave up six runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.

    NATIONALS 5, METS 2

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Gio Gonzalez (2-1) allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings and improved to 11-1 at Citi Field,.

    A day after Washington topped the Mets with an eighth-inning rally that overcame a five-run deficit, Bryce Harper put the Nationals ahead early with a sacrifice fly. The Mets, whose 12-3 start had matched the best in team history, lost back-to-back games for the first time under new manager Mickey Callaway.

    Trea Turner doubled twice, singled and walked, scoring two runs and stealing his major league-leading eighth base. Sean Doolittle closed for his third save.

    Zack Wheeler (1-1) gave up three runs in six innings.

    BREWERS 2, REDS 0

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Eric Thames hit a two-run homer in the sixth off Sal Romano (0-2).

    Dan Jennings (2-0) got one out in the relief of starter Junior Guerra. Josh Hader pitched two innings for his second save, completing a four-pitcher three-hitter.

    PHILLIES 5, BRAVES 1

    ATLANTA (AP) -- Rhys Hoskins hit a tiebreaking, two-out, two-run double off Jose Ramirez (0-2) in the 10th and Maikel Franco added another two-run double.

    Hector Neris (1-1) pitched a scoreless ninth before 17,913, the second-smallest crowd at 2-year-old SunTrust Park, ahead of only Monday's 17,812.

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