Marlins hold Diamondbacks scoreless

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Adam Conley (61) allows only 2 hits in 5 1/3 innings. They are the only 2 hits he has given up in his past 2 starts. (Steve Mitchell / USA Today Sports)

The Miami Marlins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-0 to sweep their three-game series. The Fish have won 10 of their last 11 games. The Diamondbacks have lost six games in a row.

The Marlins scored their first run in the second inning. RF Giancarlo Stanton drew a leadoff walk and moved to second base on a flyout from CF Marcell Ozuna. One out later 2B Derek Dietrich hit a single to center field and drove in Giancarlo Stanton for the 1-0 lead.

Marcell Ozuna hit a two-out single in the bottom of the fourth inning. 1B Chris Johnson followed with a double to deep right field and Marcell Ozuna came home for Miami’s second run of the game.

CL A.J. Ramos started warming up in the eighth inning to earn a potential save but a two-run homer from LF Christian Yelich made sure there would be no save situation.

A.J. Ramos pitched regardless and needed only 13 throws to retire the side for the victory.

Arizona’s SP Robbie Ray (1-2) worked 5.1 innings, surrendering 6 runs, 1 walk and 2 earned runs while striking out 5. He now has a 4.70 ERA on the season with a 1.63 WHIP.

Miami’s SP Adam Conley (2-1) pitched 5.1 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 6. His ERA and WHIP improved to 3.06 and 1.11, respectively.

Adam Conley, who pitched 7.2 hitless innings in his previous outing, now holds the club record for a starting pitcher with 11.1 consecutive hitless innings. In 2004, RP Armando Benitez set a Marlins record with 14 consecutive hitless innings by any pitcher.

Christian Yelich went 1-for-4 with 1 run, 1 HR and 2 RBI. He is batting .330 this season and has 16 runs, 3 HR and 14 RBI.

The Miami Marlins (15-12) host the Philadelphia Phillies (16-13) for a three-game series from Friday to Sunday.

The Arizona Diamondbacks (12-18) travel to the Atlanta Braves (7-20) to play a three-game series from Friday through Sunday.

Angels surge past Brewers

Johnny Giavotella #12 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a double in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on May 4, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (May 4, 2016 - Source: Dylan Buell/Getty Images North America)

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim score five runs late in the game to win the three-game series finale at the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3.

Milwaukee took an early lead with a solo home run from 3B Hernan Perez in the second inning.

The Angels struck back in the third. 2B Johnny Giavotella hit a leadoff double and 3B Yunel Escobar moved him to third base on a sacrifice bunt. LF Rafael Ortega followed with a single and drove in Johnny Giavotella for the tying run.

Rafael Ortega went on to steal second base with CF Mike Trout at the plate. Trout hammered a ball deep into center field for an RBI-triple as Rafael Ortega scored the go-ahead run.

The Brewers tied the game in the fifth inning. Three consecutive singles from SS Jonathan Villar, RF Alex Presley and LF Ryan Braun resulted in one run.

In the sixth inning and one out, Angels’ SP Hector Santiago was relieved after he loaded the bases. His pitch count was at 116. RP Cam Bedrosian struck out the first batter but a wild pitch moments later allowed Hernan Perez to score his second run of the game.

Hector Santiago pitched 5.1 innings, giving up 8 hits, 4 walks and 3 earned runs while striking out 4. He now has a 3.58 ERA and 1.22 WHIP this season.

The Angels scored four runs in the top of the eighth inning to avoid a series sweep. Mike Trout led the inning off with a home run to tie the game.

With two runners on base and two outs, PH C.J. Cron doubled to left field and drove in SS Andrelton Simmons for a 4-3 lead. Johnny Giavotella followed and came up big again. He singled and brought C Geovany Soto and C.J. Cron home for two more runs.

The Halos added another run in the final inning when RF Kole Calhoun batted Yunel Escobar in for the final score of 7-3.

Milwaukee’s SP Zach Davies pitched 6 innings, allowing 5 hits, 3 walks and 2 earned runs while striking out 3. His ERA and WHIP improved to 6.98 and 1.97, respectively.

Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with 1 run, 1 HR and 2 RBI. He is batting .317 this season and has 16 runs, 7 HR and 22 RBI.

The Milwaukee Brewers (11-16) travel to the Cincinnati Reds (11-17) to play a four-game series from Thursday to Sunday.

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (13-15) get a day off before hosting the Tampa Bay Rays (11-14) from Friday through Sunday.

Verlander struggles and suffers 100th Career Loss

Starting pitcher Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on May 3, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (May 3, 2016 - Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America)

SP Justin Verlander records the 100th loss of his career as the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 to open their three-game series.

The ace surrendered 8 hits, 3 walks and 7 earned runs in 5 innings while striking out 2. He is now 2-3 on the season with a 6.49 ERA and 1.44 WHIP.

It looked like the Tigers scored the first run of the game when RF J.D. Martinez came home in the first inning but the umpires reviewed the play and overturned the call. C Yan Gomes applied the tag just in time for the third out.

The Indians fared much better in the bottom half of the inning. With one out 2B Jason Kipnis walked and advanced to second base on a single by SS Francisco Lindor. After another out 1B Mike Napoli stepped to the plate and doubled to deep center to drive in two runs.

Yan Gomes followed with a single to bring Mike Napoli home for a 3-0 lead. Justin Verlander needed 38 pitches to get out of the inning.

Cleveland added another run in the third inning. Francisco Lindor hit a one-out double and LF Michael Brantley batted him in for the fourth run.

The Tigers halved the lead in the fifth inning. CF Anthony Gose singled to lead the inning off and 2B Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer for Detroit. It was Kinsler’s 5th long ball of the season.

In the bottom of the fifth Cleveland showed that they can do better. DH Carlos Santana drew a leadoff walk and moved to second base on a single from Jason Kipnis. Francisco Lindor followed and hit a three-run homer with no outs to give the Indians a 7-2 lead.

1B Miguel Cabrera scored Detroit’s third and final run in the seventh inning on an RBI-single from 3B Nick Castellanos.

Cleveland’s manager Terry Francona wanted the win so badly and used CL Cody Allen in a non-save situation. The closer did not let him down and struck out all three batters he faced to end the game.

SP Josh Tomlin pitched 6 innings, allowing 9 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 5, and was credited with his fourth win of the season. He posts a 3.13 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. Josh Tomlin is 11-0 when he pitches after a Cleveland loss.

Francisco Lindor hit 3-for-4 with 3 runs, 1 HR and 3 RBI. He is batting .315 this season and has 15 runs, 2 HR and 12 RBI.

Mazara marvellous for Rangers

May 2, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Texas Rangers right fielder Nomar Mazara (30) hits a single against Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Rogers Centre. (Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-259014)

RF Nomar Mazara came up big as the Texas Rangers win at the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 in game one of their four-game series.

The 21-year old hit the game-winning solo home run in the top of the eighth inning and his throw to home plate in the bottom of the eighth prevented the Blue Jays from scoring the game-tying run.

Nomar Mazara went 2-for-4 with 1 run, 1 HR and 1 RBI. He is batting .333 this season with 11 runs, 3 HR and 9 RBI.

The Rangers struck first with a leadoff home run from C Brett Nicholas in the third inning.

The Blue Jays answered with the tying run in the bottom of the inning. CF Kevin Pillar hit a leadoff-double and advanced to third base on a groundout by C Josh Thole. LF Michael Saunders followed with a single and drove in Kevin Pillar.

In the seventh inning Texas thought they had scored their second run. With the bases loaded and one out 2B Rougned Odor hit a high fly ball into center field. DH Mitch Moreland came home but CF Delino DeShields was tagged out at second base for the double play.

The play was reviewed by the Umpires, who ruled that DeShields was tagged before Moreland crossed home plate.

Texas scored one inning later when Nomar Mazara hit a pitch 408 ft. over the wall in center field.

Toronto loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth inning. The fans in Rogers Centre created an atmosphere similar to game five of the ALDS matchup between the two sides in 2015, especially with RP Sam Dyson on the mound. With one out, ironically RF Jose Bautista, SS Troy Tulowitzki hit a fly ball to right field but Nomar Mazara’s throw reached home plate just in time for Brett Nicholas to tag Michael Saunders before he could score a run.

CL Shawn Tolleson earned his 9th save of the season and the Rangers went on to win the series opener.

SP A.J. Griffin pitched 6 innings for the Rangers, giving up 3 hits, 2 walks and 1 earned run while striking out 9. He has a 2.32 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP this season.

SP R.A. Dickey allowed 6 hits, 3 walks and 1 earned run in 6.1 innings of work while striking out 3. His ERA and WHIP improved to 5.73 and 1.61, respectively.

11-Inning Thriller goes to the Reds

Tim Adleman #68 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches during the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 1, 2016 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (May 1, 2016 - Source: Joe Sargent/Getty Images North America)

The Cincinnati Reds win at the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 in extra innings to end a six-game losing streak.

The Pirates tied the game three times but could not come back in the 11th inning of the game. It was Pittsburgh’s first loss after winning six games in a row.

Cincinnati’s SP Tim Adleman made his MLB debut against a lineup that had 6 hitters with a batting average of over .300 and the highest OBP in all of baseball. Nonetheless, he cruised through six innings and worked into the seventh before he was relieved.

Tim Adleman threw 92 pitches, giving up 3 hits, 2 walks and 2 earned runs while striking out 6. His ERA and WHIP stand at 3.00 and 0.83, respectively.

RF Gregory Polanco gave Pittsburgh their only lead with a leadoff home run into the Allegheny River in the fifth inning.

The Reds responded with three runs in the sixth. C Tucker Barnhart started the inning with a double and SS Zack Cozart reached base on a walk with one out. Barnhart became the second out when CF Billy Hamilton hit into fielder’s choice but the Reds still had runners on first and second base.

1B Joey Votto followed with a single and Zack Cozart scored while Billy Hamilton advanced to third base. When Joey Votto stole second base the Reds had two runners in scoring position.

Pittsburgh decided to load the bases and walked 2B Brandon Phillips, hoping that RF Jay Bruce would be an easier out for the left-handed SP Jeff Locke. Ironically, Jay Bruce doubled for his only hit of the game and drove in Billy Hamilton and Joey Votto for the 3-1 lead.

Brandon Phillips tried to come home as well but C Chris Stewart tagged him before he could reach home plate for the final out of the inning.

The Pirates bounced back with a two-run inning in the seventh. Tim Adleman’s debut came to an end when he allowed LF Starling Marte to reach first base on a leadoff single. RP Tony Cingrani struck out Gregory Polanco but 3B Sean Rodriguez followed with a powerful hit that turned into an RBI-triple.

After another pitching change PH Matt Joyce came to the plate and singled to drive in Sean Rodriguez for the tying run.

Zack Cozart led the eighth inning off by reaching second base on an error from Gregory Polanco, who misread the fly ball. Cozart injured his right knee on the play and had to be replaced with PR Tyler Holt.

Billy Hamilton’s sacrifice bunt advanced Tyler Holt to third base. With Jay Bruce batting and two outs, Holt scored on a fielding error by Chris Stewart. The catcher tried to tag Holt at home plate but had the ball knocked out of his glove. Holt ran back to step on home plate and the Reds were up 4-3.

The Pirates tied the game for the second time when Starling Marte hit an RBI-single to drive CF Andrew McCutchen home.

The Reds regained the lead again in the ninth inning. RF Adam Duvall reached base on a leadoff single and LF Scott Schebler drove him in with an RBI-double to give Cincinnati a 5-4 lead.

It looked all but over for the Pirates when 1B John Jaso came to the plate with two outs but he hammered the ball 391 ft. into the stands for the game-tying run.

In the 11th inning, however, the Reds put the game away for good. It was once again Scott Schebler who drove in the run with an RBI-double. This time it turned out to be the game-winning run by Eugenio Suarez.

Jeff Locke pitched 7 innings, allowing 4 hits, 2 walks and 3 earned runs while striking out 6. His ERA improved to 4.73 and his WHIP fell to 1.84.

The Pittsburgh Pirates (15-10) will host the Chicago Cubs (17-6) for a three-game series from Monday to Wednesday. The Cincinnati Reds (10-15) will travel home to face the San Francisco Giants (13-13) from Monday through Wednesday.