PITTSBURGH — Nathan Eovaldi pitched a complete game for the second time in five starts after throwing just two in the first 226 of his major league career, leading the Texas Rangers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Tuesday night.

Eovaldi (6-2) allowed six hits, struck out five and walked one, his fifth straight start of at least seven innings. The 33-year-old right-hander, a 12-year big league veteran. pitched a three-hit shutout in a 2-0 win over the Yankees on April 29.

Texas has won 4 of 5, losing Monday’s series opener 6-4 . Pittsburgh has split its last eight games after losing 11 of 12 and has not won a series since taking 2 of 3 at Washington on April 29 and 30.

Rich Hill (4-4) gave up five runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings with a season-high nine strikeouts.

Josh Jung hit his 11th home run of his first full season in the majors to give the Rangers a five-run lead in the eighth, crushing a curveball from Duane Underwood Jr. 444 feet to left.

Two Texas runs came in on balks, one from Hill for the second of two runs in the first and another by José Hernández that capped a three-run sixth.


GIANTS 4, TWINS 3: Michael Conforto doubled to spark a slow-developing sixth-inning rally and hit the go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh as visiting San Francisco got its seventh win in eight games.

BREWERS 6, ASTROS 0: Joey Wiemer and Owen Miller homered, Colin Rea combined on a five-hitter and host Milwaukee stopped Houston’s eight-game winning streak.

Houston second baseman Jose Altuve left in the bottom of the sixth inning. The 33-year-old, playing his fourth game of the season after recovering from a broken right thumb, walked off the field with athletic trainers during a pitching change.

An eight-time All-Star and the 2017 AL MVP, Altuve broke his thumb on March 18 when hit by a pitch from Daniel Bard while playing for Venezuela against the U.S. in the World Baseball Classic.

Altuve missed Houston’s first 43 games, played in a three-game series at Oakland last weekend, then was rested in Monday’s series opener against the Brewers. He was 1 for 3 Tuesday and is 3 for 12 this season.



WHITE SOX 4, GUARDIANS 2: Romy González’s two-run double broke a seventh-inning tie and sent Chicago to a win at Cleveland.

González snapped a 2-2 tie with his hard hit off rookie Logan Allen (1-2), who was probably left in the game one batter too many by Manager Terry Francona.

Yasmani Grandal homered for the White Sox, who started 7-21 but have won 6 of 8.

BLUE JAYS 20, RAYS 1: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had six RBI and visiting Toronto stopped a five-game losing streak, scoring their last 10 runs off position players.

Guerrero put Toronto ahead with an RBI single off Taj Bradley (3-1) in the first, had a run-scoring single in the fifth that opened a 10-0 lead and hit a 423-foot grand slam in a nine-run ninth against Luke Raley.

Guerrero is hitting .300 with eight homers and 33 RBI. His six RBI were one shy of his career high.


YANKEES 6, ORIOLES 5: Aaron Judge hit a tying homer in the ninth inning and rookie Anthony Volpe drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th as New York rallied past visiting Baltimore.

Harrison Bader homered to begin New York’s comeback from an early 4-0 deficit, and Judge took Gerrit Cole off the hook for his first loss in 11 starts this season.

Back home from a 6-1 trip, the Yankees (30-20) won their fifth straight in a series opener between AL East rivals who both entered on a roll. They improved to 15-5 in their last 20 games, moving 10 games above .500 for the first time this season.

Cedric Mullins and Gunnar Henderson homered early for Baltimore. Following consecutive walks by Cole with two outs in the first, Adam Frazier hit a two-run double that glanced off the glove of a lunging Judge in deep right field.

ROYALS 4, TIGERS 1: Maikel Garcia had three hits, an RBI and a run and Kansas City won at home to snap a four-game losing streak.



CARDINALS 8, REDS 5: Paul Goldschmidt homered in his first two at-bats and Adam Wainwright earned his first victory over Cincinnati since 2019 as visiting St. Louis beat the Reds.

Since starting the season 10-24, the Cardinals have won 12 of their last 16 games.

DIAMONDBACKS 4, PHILLIES 3: Corbin Carroll singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning for his third hit and visiting Arizona beat Philadelphia for its ninth victory in 11 games.

At 29-20, Arizona moved nine games over .500 for the first time since Sept. 11, 2018, when it was 77-68.

DODGERS 8, BRAVES 1: Bobby Miller won a duel of hard-throwing pitchers, allowing one run over five innings in his big league debut to lead visiting Los Angeles over Spencer Strider and Atlanta.

J.D. Martinez and Jason Heyward homered for the Dodgers, who also got three RBI from Will Smith.


Strider fanned 11 hitters to add to his MLB-leading strikeout total — his fourth start this season with double-digit Ks and 10th of his young career.

After a bit of a shaky start, Miller settled down and blew away the Braves with a fastball that consistently clocked at 100 mph.

He surrendered four hits, walked one and struck out five before turning it over to the bullpen. Four relievers worked one scoreless inning apiece to stifle the Braves.

PADRES 7, NATIONALS 4: Juan Soto hit his ninth home run and had three hits to begin a three-game visit to his former team as San Diego beat Washington.

Jake Cronenworth followed Soto’s seventh-inning solo shot with a two-run homer two batters later as the Padres scored four times off Nationals reliever Erasmo Ramirez (2-2).

Xander Bogaerts and Brandon Dixon also went deep earlier against Nationals left-hander MacKenzie Gore, the headliner of six players the rebuilding Nationals received from the Padres in exchange for Soto and Josh Bell at last year’s trade deadline.


CUBS 7, METS 2: Christopher Morel, Matt Mervis and Seiya Suzuki homered as Chicago won at home.

Mervis had three RBI for the Cubs in the opener of a nine-game homestand. Dansby Swanson and Yan Gomes each contributed a run-scoring single, and Drew Smyly pitched four-hit ball into the sixth inning.


RANGERS:  The city of Spartanburg, South Carolina, plans to build a 3,500-seat ballpark that will open in 2025 and become home to the Texas Rangers’ Class A affiliate currently in Kinston, North Carolina.

The Rangers announced that two of its minor league teams, the Hickory Crawdads and Down East Wood Ducks were purchased by Diamond Baseball Holdings, a subsidiary of Endeavor. The new owners were among several groups who announced the relocation of the Wood Ducks.

The project would be part of a $250 million downtown development.


Kinston is part of the Carolina League, which also includes South Carolina-based minor league teams in Charleston, Columbia, Myrtle Beach and North Augusta.

There is also a minor league team in Greenville that’s part of the Class A South Atlantic League.

BREWERS: Two-time All-Star right-hander Julio Teheran, who hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 2021, has agreed to terms on a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Teheran’s agent, Gene Mato, confirmed Teheran had agreed to a major league deal with the Brewers, pending a physical. The New York Post first reported the deal.

The move comes a day after Teheran opted out of a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres.

The Brewers needed to find reinforcements for their starting rotation with two-time All-Star Brandon Woodruff, Wade Miley, Eric Lauer and Aaron Ashby on the injured list with shoulder issues. Ashby hasn’t pitched at all this year and might not be available at any point this season.


The 32-year-old Teheran was an All-Star with the Atlanta Braves in 2014 and 2016, but hasn’t pitched in the majors since appearing in one game with the Detroit Tigers in 2021.

Teheran went 4-2 with a 5.63 ERA in eight starts this season with the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate in El Paso, Texas.

He owns a 78-77 career record with a 3.80 ERA in 240 appearances for Atlanta (2011-19), the Los Angeles Angels (2020) and Detroit (2021).

DODGERS: The Los Angeles Dodgers shifted starting pitcher Dustin May to the 60-day injury list, which means the right-hander won’t return until after the All-Star break.

The Dodgers had to clear room on their 40-man roster for top prospect Bobby Miller, who was called up from Triple-A to make his major league debut against the Atlanta Braves.

It was another major setback for May, who is only 25 but has battled injuries through his young career. He will be eligible to return to the Dodgers’ active roster on July 17.

May was 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA in nine starts this season, but his velocity dropped off noticeably in his last start against Minnesota on May 17. He was lifted after only one inning with a strained right elbow.

The Dodgers knew he would miss at least a month, and now that timetable has been pushed back even more.

May missed much of the 2021 and ’22 seasons after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He has made a total of just 20 starts over the last three seasons, going 7-5 with a 3.21 ERA in 101 innings.

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