Victorious Pads, Dodgers behave this time
LOS ANGELES — Padres pitcher Eric Stults hit a three-run homer and stuck around long enough to benefit from a two-run seventh inning as San Diego beat Los Angeles 6-3 in the first game between the NL West rivals since their wild brawl last week.
There was no visible rancor between the teams on Jackie Robinson Day after Major League Baseball executive vice president Joe Torre called both managers to remind them of the context of the game, the 66th anniversary of Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier with the Dodgers.
Pinch-hitter Jesus Guzman singled while batting for Stults during the decisive rally and scored on a double-play grounder by Yonder Alonso. That came after Paco Rodriguez relieved Ronald Belisario (0-2) with the bases loaded and walked pinch-hitter Chris Denorfia to force in the tiebreaking run after getting ahead 0-2 in the count.
Reds 4, Phillies 2
At Cincinnati, Brandon Phillips drove in a pair of runs with a bases-loaded single in the eighth inning and Cincinnati ended its five-game losing streak by beating Philadelphia.
Cardinals 10, Pirates 6
At Pittsburgh, Jon Jay and Matt Holliday each had two hits and two RBIs as St. Louis jumped on Pittsburgh early.
Nationals 10, Marlins 3
At Miami, Jordan Zimmermann pitched a six-hitter for his third victory of the season and Washington bounced back from a humbling weekend to beat Miami.
Athletics 11, Astros 2
At Oakland, Jed Lowrie drove in four runs and Tommy Milone won his third straight start for Oakland.
Nate Freiman added a three-run homer and Brandon Moss had three RBIs for the A's. Oakland also benefited from eight walks — four in the first inning by Houston starter Erik Bedard.
Red Sox 3, Rays 2
At Boston, the Red Sox and Rays were making their ways out of Fenway Park when two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon were heard at the stadium.
The Red Sox beat the Rays 3-2 on an RBI double by Mike Napoli in the ninth inning on Monday in Boston's traditional Patriots' Day morning game.
The game began at 11:05 a.m. and ended at about 10 minutes after 2 p.m. A little less than an hour after that, about a mile away, the explosions from Copley Square could be heard by those in and around Fenway — but not in the clubhouses where the teams were getting ready to leave.
Blue Jays 4, White Sox 3
At Toronto, Mark Buehrle pitched in and out of trouble into the seventh inning to beat his former team, J.P. Arencibia and Maicer Izturis hit solo homers and the Blue Jays topped the Chicago White Sox.
Twins 8, Angels 2
At Minneapolis, Joe Mauer had a home run among his four hits and drove in three runs for the Minnesota Twins in an victory over the Angels on a cold, windy night that helped send several fly balls to the deepest parts of Target Field.