Baseball-Highlights of Wednesday's MLB games

April 12 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's Major League Baseball games: Orioles 12, Red Sox 5 Trey Mancini hit two of Baltimore's five home runs as the Orioles crushed knuckleballer Steven Wright and the Boston Red Sox 12-5 on Wednesday. Mancini hit one of the four home runs yielded by Wright (0-1) in 1 1/3 innings. Mancini hit his fifth homer in 29 major league plate appearances, off reliever Ben Taylor in the third. He has 10 RBIs in 10 major league games. Chris Davis also homered among his three hits while Jonathan Schoop and Adam Jones also went deep for Baltimore. Brewers 2, Blue Jays 0 Chase Anderson allowed three hits in seven innings as Milwaukee shut out Toronto, which is off to the worst start in club history at 1-7. Anderson (1-0) allowed two walks (one intentional) while striking out seven as the Brewers swept the two-game series. The Blue Jays wasted a complete-game effort from right-hander Marcus Stroman (1-1), who allowed seven hits, one walk and two runs, while striking out four in his first complete game since 2014. Cardinals 6, Nationals 1 Stephen Piscotty had three hits, including a homer, and drove in a career-high five runs, and Mike Leake pitched seven scoreless innings as St Louis salvaged the finale of the three-game series. The Nationals scored 22 runs in the first two games but Leake gave up four hits and no walks, striking out seven, to lift the Cardinals, who had lost three in a row and six of seven. Max Scherzer allowed three runs (one earned) and four hits, with 10 strikeouts, in six innings for Washington. Dodgers 2, Cubs 0 Andrew Toles homered to lead off the first inning and his hustle in the ninth helped provide the second run as Los Angeles defeated Chicago on a night the Cubs got their World Series rings. Toles took Cubs right-hander John Lackey's third pitch into the right-field bleachers for his first career game-opening homer. Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy (2-0) worked six strong innings, and three relievers contributed to Los Angeles's first shutout of the season. Yankees 8, Rays 4 Aaron Judge hit a mammoth two-run home run with two outs in the seventh inning as New York rallied to beat Tampa Bay. Judge homered for the third straight game when he drove a 1-1 pitch from Erasmo Ramirez well over the wall in center field and onto the netting above Monument Park. Giants 6, Diamondbacks 2 Starter Matt Cain doubled in the fifth inning to spur a go-ahead, three-run rally as San Francisco beat Arizona. The victory over the hot Diamondbacks meant the Giants avoided dropping a third consecutive series to start the season for the first time since 2007. Astros 10, Mariners 5 Jose Altuve had three hits and scored three times, and Carlos Beltran drove in three runs as Houston shook off a shaky start to beat Seattle. Altuve scored his third run on a two-run double by Beltran in the eighth for the final margin as the Astros totaled 16 hits (13 singles) and overcame a 5-0, third-inning deficit. Houston reached double digits in hits for the second game in a row. Rangers 8, Angels 3 A.J. Griffin allowed four hits over six innings and was supported by three home runs as Texas defeated Los Angeles. Mike Napoli, Elvis Andrus and Carlos Gomez all went deep for Texas, which won for only the third time in eight games. Athletics 8, Royals 3 Andrew Triggs pitched six scoreless innings and Jed Lowrie drove in three runs as Oakland continued its domination of Kansas City. The Athletics extended their winning streak to eight over the Royals and have outscored Kansas City 53-15 in winning their past six games at Kauffman Stadium. Triggs (2-0) has not allowed an earned run in 11 2/3 innings in his two starts. Braves 5, Marlins 4 Ender Inciarte slugged two home runs and Tyler Flowers drove in the go-ahead run with a ninth-inning single to lead Atlanta past Miami. Flowers' two-out, game-winning single came on a 93 mph fastball from Marlins closer A.J. Ramos (0-1). Arodys Vizcaino (1-0) picked up the win in relief and Jim Johnson posted his first save. Mets 5, Phillies 4 Michael Conforto homered and scored three runs, Yoenis Cespedes drove in a pair of runs and New York held off Philadelphia. The Mets won their fourth consecutive game in completing a three-game sweep over the Phillies. Zack Wheeler (1-1) surrendered two hits through his first five innings as his offense built a 5-0 lead on Philadelphia's Vince Velasquez (0-2). White Sox 2, Indians 1 Derek Holland and three relievers combined on a three-hitter as Chicago beat Cleveland. Holland pitched six scoreless innings, allowing one hit with four strikeouts and four walks. Indians starter Danny Salazar struck out 11 in six innings but took the loss. Tigers 5, Twins 3 Andrew Romine hit his first career grand slam and Detroit held on to defeat Minnesota. The utility man's seventh career homer erased a 3-1 deficit in the fourth and made a winner out of starter Michael Fulmer (1-0), who finished strong after allowing three runs in the first three innings. Padres 6, Rockies 0 Zach Lee took the mound with a four-run cushion in making a spot start after San Diego batted around in the first inning against Colorado's Kyle Freeland. The Padres turned to Lee after putting scheduled starter Luis Perdomo on the 10-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation. Reds 9, Pirates 2 Amir Garrett gave up five hits in 6 2/3 innings in his second major league start as Cincinnati routed Pittsburgh. Garrett (2-0), who struck out five, pitched 12 2/3 innings and produced a 1.42 ERA with nine strikeouts this season. Jose Peraza's two-run double capped a four-run fifth inning that gave Cincinnati a 4-0 lead.