Twins beat Indians 2-1 in 16 innings in Puerto Rico

Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario runs home to score in the 16h inning on a single by Ryan LaMarre, giving the Twins a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians in a baseball game at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, early Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Eddie Rosario scored the winning run in his homeland in the 16th inning, coming around on Ryan LaMarre’s single to lift the Minnesota Twins over the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Wednesday night for a split of their two-game series in Puerto Rico. Rosario led off the 16th with a single and went to third when Logan Morrison’s grounder — which could have been a double-play ball — got past second baseman Jason Kipnis.

Eduardo Escobar was intentionally walked to load the bases with none out, and LaMarre finally ended the 5-hour, 13-minute marathon with a sharp liner to center. Alan Busenitz (1-0) worked two innings for the win. Josh Tomlin (0-2) got the loss in his first relief appearance since 2016.


ANAHEIM, California (AP) — Rafael Devers hit his first career grand slam, Rick Porcello threw six scoreless innings and Boston extended its best start in franchise history. Mitch Moreland had four RBIs, including a two-run homer in the ninth, and J.D Martinez hit a solo shot in the seventh to help the Red Sox to their sixth consecutive win. Boston is 15-1 since losing on opening day.

After getting out of an early jam in the first, Porcello (4-0) cruised to his league-leading fourth win. Tyler Skaggs (2-1) gave up six runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings for the Angels, who have lost two straight following a seven-game winning streak.


OAKLAND, California (AP) — Matt Olson singled in Marcus Semien with two outs in the 14th inning, lifting Oakland to the wild victory. The A’s trailed 6-1, 9-4 and 10-8, then gave up a tying run in the ninth before scoring the winning run off James Shields (1-1) five innings later.

The teams combined for 33 hits and 18 walks —12 by Chicago pitchers — in a game that lasted 5 hours and 48 minutes. Semien singled with two outs in the 14th and stole second. After Shields walked Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis, Olson lined an 0-1 pitch deep to left, and Nicky Delmonico watched it go over his head. Lou Trivino (1-0) pitched three innings for his first major league win.


DETROIT (AP) — Dixon Machado led off the bottom of the ninth with a home run, capping a wild final two innings and lifting Detroit to the win. Detroit led 2-1 before each team scored three runs in the eighth and one in the ninth. Baltimore’s Luis Sardinas tied it with a solo shot off Shane Greene (1-0) in the top of the ninth, but then Machado hit a line drive off Pedro Araujo (1-2) that cleared the fence in left field for only the second homer of the infielder’s big league career. Miguel Cabrera went deep on his 35th birthday, and Jeimer Candelario and John Hicks also homered for Detroit.


SEATTLE (AP) — Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings and Houston broke it open with six runs in the seventh. Cole (2-0) struck out five, ending a string of double-digit strikeout games at three. He was charged with an unearned run and five hits. The Astros sent 11 batters to the plate in their biggest-scoring inning of the season off Mike Leake (2-1) and relievers Nick Vincent and James Pazos.


TORONTO (AP) — Teoscar Hernandez had four hits, including a two-run homer, and Toronto routed Kansas City to complete a three-game sweep. Toronto (12-5) is off to its best start since 2009. Kansas City (3-13) has lost eight in a row. Curtis Granderson connected for his ninth career grand slam in Toronto’s six-run eighth. J.A. Happ (3-1) pitched six innings to win his third straight start. Kansas City’s Ian Kennedy (1-2) allowed six runs, four earned, and eight hits in five innings.

PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — Jake Faria won for the first time since last July 25, allowing one run over six innings to lead Tampa Bay over Cole Hamels and Texas. Faria (1-1) struck out six and walked one. He had been 0-4 in eight starts and two relief appearances since beating Baltimore. Hamels (1-3) gave up two hits through five scoreless innings before the Rays rallied to take a 3-1 in the sixth. Denard Span’s RBI double with one out in the seventh chased Hamels, who allowed four runs and seven hits. Alex Colome got his fourth save despite allowing Drew Robinson’s RBI single in the ninth.