A’s hit 3 solo homers as Manaea beats Red Sox again, 6-5
BOSTON (AP) Sean Manaea beat the Boston Red Sox again in his first outing against them since pitching a no-hitter, and Khris Davis hit one of three solo homers by the Oakland Athletics in a 6-5 victory Monday night.
Matt Joyce and Matt Olson also went deep for the As, who had lost five of six to the Astros and Yankees. Davis connected for his team-leading 12th home run as Oakland handed Rick Porcello his first loss of the season.
Manaea (5-4) allowed four runs – three earned – and eight hits in six-plus innings, snapping his two-game skid. He threw the seventh no-hitter in Oakland history at home against the Red Sox on April 21.
Blake Treinen got three outs for his seventh save.
Porcello (5-1) gave up five runs and nine hits over six innings.
Julio Teheran (4-1) pitched six innings and Tyler Flowers hit his first homer this season as NL-leading Atlanta (25-15) won for the sixth time in seven games. The surprising Braves moved 10 games over .500 for the first time since July 28, 2014.
A.J. Minter worked a shaky ninth inning for his second save in the makeup of an April 15 rainout. Minter hit Ian Happ with a pitch to force in a run with two outs, but Kris Bryant lined out to left field to end the game.
Bryant and Albert Almora Jr. each hit a two-run homer, but Jose Quintana (4-3) struggled for the Cubs.
The 21-year-old Albies drove Quintanas second pitch the opposite way into the bleachers in right for his fourth career leadoff homer. The rookie second baseman also doubled and singled.
Hechavarria dashed home on Matt Duffys single to right field in the sixth inning, sidestepped Perez to the right, then dove back toward the plate. Hechavarria faked toward the dish with his right hand, then jabbed his left hand just past Perezs outstretched glove to touch the plate. Umpire Rob Drake immediately signaled safe.
Eric Skoglund (1-3) permitted two runs in 7 2/3 innings, his longest career outing. He tied a Royals record with six assists by a pitcher.
DETROIT (AP) – Niko Goodrum homered twice and drove in five runs as injury-plagued Detroit beat Carlos Carrasco and Cleveland.
For the second straight day, the Tigers won despite fielding a patchwork lineup. Miguel Cabrera is on the disabled list, and Detroit has also been without Nicholas Castellanos and Jeimer Candelario.
Jose Ramirez hit his 13th homer for the Indians, but the AL Central leaders fell back to .500 and are only two games ahead of Detroit. Carrasco (5-2) allowed three runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings.
Mike Fiers (4-2) yielded a run and three hits in six innings for Detroit.
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