Braves top Phillies 8-5 with bats from Riley, d’Arnaud

ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley hit a pair of monster home runs and pinch-hitter Travis d’Arnaud hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning that lifted the Atlanta Braves to an 8-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night. .

D’Arnaud, ejected for bringing down Michael Harris II with the bases loaded, hit a one-out single to left off Gregory Soto (1-4). Matt Olson added a sacrifice fly.

In the first meeting between the NL East rivals since the Phillies’ upset victory in the 2022 divisional round, both teams showed plenty of power to open a four-game series.

Bryce Harper hit a mammoth home run for the Phillies and Alec Bohm hit a two-run homer. Marcell Ozuna went deep for the Braves, who became the first team in nearly four years to hit three home runs off Aaron Nola. Nola lasted six innings, allowing five earned runs to match his season high.

Nick Anderson (2-0) earned the win with a perfect eighth and Raisel Iglesias added his fourth save in five chances.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Rougned Odor hit a three-run homer off Hunter Harvey with two outs in the ninth inning, giving San Diego the win over Washington and ending a five-game losing streak.

Washington trailed 5-1 before a five-run seventh inning. Jake Cronenworth and Juan Soto singled leading off the ninth. Harvey (2-2) struck out Xander Bogaerts and Matt Carpenter, and Odor homered, slotting the ball just inside the right-field foul pole.

Odor also hit a two-run double and had five RBIs, one shy of his career high. He has homered in consecutive games and has 10 hits in his last 12 games as a backup to the injured Manny Machado.

Drew Carlton (1-0) pitched an eighth to go 1-2-3 for his first decision in parts of three major league seasons with Detroit and San Diego. Josh Hader struck out two in a perfect ninth inning for his 13th save in 15 chances.


NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso hit his major league-leading 19th home run and Carlos Carrasco earned his first win this season as New York crushed Chicago to avoid a three-game sweep.

Brett Baty scored New York’s first two runs and the Mets had 15 hits on a cold night at Wrigley Field to spoil Kyle Hendricks’ season debut with the Cubs as he returned from a serious shoulder injury.

Dansby Swanson homered in the first off Carrasco (1-2), who pitched 6 2/3 innings in his fifth start this year and his second since missing nearly a month with an elbow injury. He allowed five hits and struck out four with two walks in his longest outing of the season.

Returning from a capsular tear in his right shoulder, Hendricks (0-1) made his first start since June 5 of last year. He allowed five runs, three earned, and six hits in 4 1/3 innings. The right-hander struck out five and walked two.


CINCINNATI (AP) — Nolan Gorman hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning and scored on a wild pitch, helping St. Louis to its 13th win in 18 games.

Miles Mikolas (3-1) won his third straight decision, allowing five hits in seven scoreless innings, matching his season high. He struck out five and didn’t walk.

Giovany Gallegos allowed a two-out RBI single to Stuart Fairchild in the ninth before striking out Luke Maile for his fifth save in six chances.

Reliever Lucas Sims (1-1) took the loss against the Reds, who have lost seven of 10.


STREET. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Zach Eflin became the third major league winner in seven games, and Tampa Bay beat struggling Alek Manoah and Toronto to take three of four of tiles.

Eflin (7-1) allowed one run and six hits in seven innings as the major league-leading Rays (37-15) stole seven bases for the second time this season and improved to 24-5 at home. He joined teammate Shane McClanahan (8-0) and Minnesota’s Joe Ryan (7-1) as the winningest pitchers in the majors.

Colin Poche earned his first save this season when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. grounded out to force the end of the game.

Manoah (1-5), a winner of 16 games last year, extended his winless streak to nine starts after giving up five runs, three hits and five walks in three innings while striking out six.


NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Gibson allowed two hits in seven scoreless innings as Baltimore beat New York to take two of three games in the series.

Anthony Santander had three hits, including an RBI single in the fifth off Clarke Schmidt (2-5). Austin Hays hit a two-run double in the eighth off Clay Holmes, a drive off the top of the right-field wall.

Gibson (6-3) entered with a 1-6 record and a 6.75 ERA in 10 starts against the Yankees. He allowed a first-pitch single to Gleyber Torres leading off the first and a single to Willie Calhoun leading off the seventh. Gibson worked around four walks and struck out three, getting 13 ground ball outs.

Mike Baumann struck out two in a perfect eighth before Aaron Judge led off the ninth with the first walk against Yennier Cano in 21 games this season. Calhoun hit a two-out double and Canó flied out Anthony Volpe for his fourth save in four chances, finishing with three hits.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Michael Conforto went 4-for-4 with a home run, and six San Francisco pitchers combined for four hits against Milwaukee.

In a designed bullpen game, Scott Alexander, Taylor Rogers, Jakob Junis (3-2), Sean Manaea, Tyler Rogers and John Brebbia teamed up to strike out 13 and walk two.

Conforto reached base in each of his five plate appearances with three singles, a solo home run and a walk. LaMonte Wade Jr. went 3 for 5 with an RBI and Casey Schmitt went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

The Giants’ win spoiled the return of Brewers starter Julio Tehran (0-1), who allowed just one run in five innings in his first major league appearance since April 2021 with the Detroit Tigers. The 32-year-old right-hander struck out five and allowed four hits and one walk.