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New York’s Anthony Rizzo follows through on a two-run home run, one of three homers he hit Tuesday, during the Yankees’ win over the Orioles in New York. Frank Franklin III/Associated Press

NEW YORK — Anthony Rizzo homered three times to take over the major league lead, Aaron Judge connected on his birthday and Joey Gallo ended the longest home-run drought of his career as the New York Yankees outslugged the Baltimore Orioles 12-8 Tuesday night.

Luis Severino (2-0) pitched a no-hitter into the sixth inning for New York before Jorge Mateo’s one-out single. Anthony Santander followed a few batters later with a three-run homer.

Rizzo floated his sixth, seventh and eighth homers of the season over Yankee Stadium’s short right-field fence for six RBIs, Judge joined Lou Gehrig and Jerry Mumphrey as Yankees to homer on their 30th birthdays and Gallo connected for the first time in 23 games, a slump dating to last season.

Gleyber Torres tacked on a bases-loaded triple in the seventh, and the previously slumping Yankees followed Sunday’s 10-run outburst against Cleveland with another barrage, helping them win for the sixth time in seven games.

Austin Hays added a three-run homer against Jonathan Loaisiga for the pesky Orioles, who scored four runs against a bullpen with a 2.44 ERA entering Tuesday. Baltimore has two homers in consecutive games after failing to connect more than once in their first 15 contests.

MARINERS 8, RAYS 4: Logan Gilbert pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings, Adam Frazier hit a three-run double and Seattle Mariners won its fourth straight, beat the Rays in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Frazier’s double off Josh Fleming (2-2) came during a seven-run fourth inning for the Mariners that was made possible by back-to-back errors from shortstop Wander Franco and first baseman Ji-Man Choi.

The game was scoreless when Franco’s errant throw on a potential inning-ending double play ball left the bases loaded with one out. Tom Murphy then hit a bouncer to Choi, whose low throw got past catcher Mike Zunino, allowing two runs to score. Doubles by Julio Rodriguez and Frazier and Ty France’s two-out single drove in the rest of the runs in the frame.

Gilbert (3-0) gave up two hits and three walks while striking out seven and left the game with the Mariners up 8-0. The 24-year-old right-hander has given up one earned run in four starts.

ROYALS 6, WHITE SOX 0: Daniel Lynch pitched six crisp innings and Kansas City handed host Chicago its eighth straight loss.

Bobby Witt Jr. had two hits and Carlos Santana drove in two runs, helping Kansas City stop a four-game slide. The Royals were outscored 22-12 in a sweep at Seattle over the weekend.

Lynch (2-1) allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked two. The left-hander also pitched shutout ball in his previous start, working into the sixth in a 2-0 win over Minnesota last week.


TWINS 5, TIGERS 4: Detroit catcher Eric Haase made a throwing error on a botched rundown, capping a chaotic play that gave Minnesota two runs for a wild win over visiting Detroit.

Miguel Sano had the final hit for the Twins – and his ill-advised baserunning wound up helping them win their fifth in a row.

The Twins trailed 4-3 when Detroit closer Gregory Soto (1-1) walked Trevor Larnach and Gio Urshela to start the inning. Soto came back to strike out Max Kepler, who homered earlier and drove in three runs.

Then came the craziness.

Sano hit an 108 mph line drive that glanced off right fielder Robbie Grossman’s glove and rolled to the wall for a rocket of a single.

Larnach was held up at third base as Grossman quickly relayed the ball in, but Sano kept running toward second. That prompted Urshela to run from second to third, where Larnach was trapped as Haase ran up the base line with the ball in his hand to begin a rundown.


Except that never started, because Haase’s lollipop throw soared over third baseman Jeimer Candelario’s head and into the outfield to let Larnach score easily and Urshela race home for the winning run and a mob of giddy teammates waiting for him at the plate.


BRAVES 3, CUBS 1:  Travis Demeritte hit his first big league homer in nearly three years and made an impressive catch to back another strong outing by Max Fried, giving host Atlanta a much-needed victory over Chicago.

The World Series champions won for only the third time in their last eight games. The Cubs have lost six of seven.

Following up his best showing of the season in a win at the Dodgers, Fried (2-2) pitched four-hit ball over six innings. His only big mistake was a changeup that Ian Happ launched into the left-field seats leading off the third to tie the game at 1.

MARLINS 5, NATIONALS 1: Miami outfielders Jesús Sánchez and Avisaíl García each threw out a runner at the plate in the fourth inning, and Joey Wendle hit his first home run for the Marlins, a three-run shot that helped produce a victory on the road over reeling Washington.


Sandy Alcantara (2-0) extended his shutout streak to 17 innings over his past three starts for the Marlins and ended up giving up one run and six hits over six innings, aided by some bungling on the basepaths by the hosts before an announced crowd of 12,613 on a rainy evening.

In what would become a sixth consecutive loss for Washington, which is 6-13 and last in the NL East, the lineup managed to take three singles and two walks and turn them into one solitary run in the fourth.

PHILLIES 10, ROCKIES 3: Odubel Herrera homered, doubled and drove in three runs, Zach Eflin pitched six strong innings and host Philadelphia again took advantage of some shaky Colorado defense in a rout of the Rockies.

Didi Gregorius had two hits and an RBI in his return from a bruised hand, and Bryce Harper added a pair of hits for the Phillies.

Charlie Blackmon hit two solo homers for Colorado.

BREWERS 12, PIRATES 8: Willy Adames homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs, and Milwaukee won in Pittsburgh.


Adames hit a two-run blast in the first inning and a three-run drive during a six-run sixth for the NL Central-leading Brewers. It was the first multi-homer game of his career. He added a two-run double in the fifth and finished 4 for 5, raising his batting average 45 points to .239.

The game was tied 4-4 in the sixth when Rowdy Tellez singled with one out off reliever Aaron Fletcher (0-1). Tyrone Taylor followed with a triple and came home on a single by Omar Naváez.

With two outs, Jace Peterson singled, Kolten Wong singled home Naváez and Adames sent a hanging slider from Heath Hembree an estimated 413 feet into the left-field bleachers.

PADRES 9, REDS 2: Eric Hosmer hit his first homer of the season and Jake Cronenworth added a bases-loaded triple during an eight-run fourth inning that sent visiting San Diego past struggling Cincinnati.

The Padres have won 10 of 11 against Cincinnati since the start of last season.



ROSTERS: Major League Baseball and the players’ association are allowing teams to have an additional pitcher for most of May.

MLB and the union said teams may carry as many as 14 pitchers from May 2-29, a change the league said was “for player health purposes.”

The sides had said March 31 that a 13-pitcher limit would be enforced starting May 2. Teams and the union announced then that the active roster limit would be 28 from Opening Day on April 7 through May 1, then revert to 26 on May 2. The larger size during the initial weeks was in response to the shortened spring training that followed the lockout.

YANKEES: New York placed center fielder Aaron Hicks on the paternity list and recalled infielder/outfielder Miguel Andujar from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Hicks has been expecting his first child with wife Cheyenne Woods, a professional golfer and niece of Tiger Woods.

• New York was fined $100,000 by baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for using their dugout phone to relay information about opposing teams’ signs during the 2015 season and part of 2016.


The fine was disclosed in a Sept. 14, 2017, letter from Manfred to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman that is set to be unsealed in U.S. District Court in New York this week as part of a dismissed lawsuit by a fan. The letter’s contents were first reported Tuesday by SNY and the letter was obtained by The Associated Press.

MLB has said the fine was for violating rules on the use of the dugout phone but made the distinction that the Yankees did not use electronics to steal signs, a greater violation that led in January 2020 to the Houston Astros getting fined $5 million and resulted in one-year suspensions for Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow, who were both fired for the team’s conduct during the 2017 season.

BRAVES: Atlanta placed slumping outfielder Eddie Rosario on the 10-day injured list with blurred vision and swelling in his right eye and expect him to miss eight to 12 weeks.

Right-hander William Woods was recalled to take Rosario’s spot, giving the Braves 16 pitchers on their 28-man roster.

Rosario has been dealing with swelling in his right retina. He was examined by a retinal specialist Monday and will undergo a laser procedure to correct the blurred vision.

WHITE SOX: Chicago is sticking with a six-to-eight week timeline for Eloy Jiménez after the outfielder had surgery Monday morning to repair a torn hamstring tendon behind his right knee.

Jiménez got hurt during Saturday’s 9-2 loss at Minnesota when he stretched for first base while running out a grounder to third. The 25-year-old slugger stumbled after the play and his right knee appeared to lock up.

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