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Homers help Brewers dump Cubs to 1-6

Ryan Braun and Eric Thames hit three-run homers and the Milwaukee Brewers connected five times, outslugging the Cubs 13-10 Friday night and sending visiting Chicago to its sixth straight loss. Hernan Perez, Yasmani Grandal and Orlando Arcia also homered for the defending NL Central champions, who improved to 7-1. Jason Heyward, Daniel Descalso and Willson Contreras homered for the Cubs, who fell to 1-6.

Dodgers 10, Rockies 6 • Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger and Russell Martin homered as Los Angeles beating Colorado in the Rockies’ home opener. After hitting a franchise-record 235 home runs last year, the NL champion Dodgers have connected 21 times in eight games this season. They’ve homered in every game. Bellinger hit his sixth of the year, breaking the game open with a three-run drive in the fifth. Muncy finished a double shy of a cycle, walking in the ninth. Trevor Story homered twice for the Rockies.

Pirates 2, Reds 0 • Joe Musgrove allowed three hits in seven efficient innings to outduel Sonny Gray and host Pittsburgh handed Cincinnati its third straight shutout. Musgrove struck out eight and walked one in his first start as Pittsburgh sent Cincinnati to its sixth loss in a row.

Braves 4, Marlins 0 • Kevin Gausman allowed only two hits in seven innings and Ronald Acuna Jr. and Tyler Flowers homered for host Atlanta.


White Sox 10, Mariners 8 • Yoan Moncada hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh and Chicago won a wild home opener. A day after their opener was postponed because of rain, the White Sox ended Seattle’s four-game winning streak. The Mariners had been off to a franchise-best 7-1 start. Chicago took advantage of three errors by shortstop Tim Beckham in the first for an early lead, then rallied when the Seattle bullpen became wild.

Angels 3, Rangers 1 • Mike Trout hit two home runs to lead Los Angeles to victory at home, snapping a losing streak at six games.

Indians 3, Blue Jays 2 • Carlos Santana homered with one out in the ninth, lifting host Cleveland in a game that featured little hitting and 24 combined strikeouts.

Astros 3, Athletics 2 • Carlos Correa homered and Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman added two hits each to lift Houston in its home opener.


Rays 5, Giants 2 • Yandy Diaz and Kevin Kiermaier hit back-to-back home runs in the first and Tampa Bay spoiled San Francisco’s home opener for the best start in Rays’ franchise history — 6-2.

D’backs 15, Red Sox 8 • Ketel Marte homered from both sides of the plate, including a grand slam, and Arizona kept World Series champion Boston (2-7) in a season-opening funk in the Diamondbacks’ home opener.

Phillies 10, Twins 4 • Rhys Hoskins had three hits and drove in four runs, including Bryce Harper from first base on a single, and host Philadelphia beat Minnesota despite the Twins’ Jorge Polanco hitting for the cycle.

Associated Press