Yankees rally vs. Scherzer, outlast skidding Mets 7-6 in Subway Series opener

New York Yankees' Oswaldo Cabrera, right, celebrates with teammate Gleyber Torres after a baseball game against the New York Mets Tuesday in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — Clay Holmes pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees stormed back from four runs down against Max Scherzer to beat the skidding New York Mets 7-6 in the Subway Series opener Tuesday night at Citi Field.

Giancarlo Stanton and DJ LeMahieu homered off Scherzer, and pinch-hitter Josh Donaldson drove in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth after Brandon Nimmo misplayed a ball in center field.

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Before the seventh, reliever Drew Smith became the second Mets pitcher ejected this season for using an illegal foreign substance. The Mets (31-36) have lost nine of 10.

Scherzer allowed five runs and six hits in the fourth as the Mets blew a 5-1 lead. Josh Walker (0-1) gave up Billy McKinney’s infield single to start the sixth and a double by Anthony Volpe that should have been caught by Nimmo.

Ron Marinaccio (3-3) pitched a scoreless inning for the win..

ATHLETICS 2, RAYS 1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Pinch-hitter Carlos Pérez broke a tie with an RBI groundout in the eighth inning and Oakland beat major league-best Tampa Bay before a season-best crowd of 27,759.

Athletics fans swarmed the stadium in what they called a “reverse boycott” to protest the team’s planned move to Las Vegas. Fans shouted their anger at owner John Fisher, and the team responded with its season-best seventh straight victory.

Hogan Harris (2-0) pitched seven stellar innings, allowing one run on four hits with two strikeouts. Trevor May earned his third save in five chances as Oakland’s bullpen recorded a save for the sixth consecutive game.

With the game tied at 1-1, Ramón Laureano singled off the Rays’ Colin Poche (4-2), advaned on a sacrifice bunt, stole third and scored on the grounder by Pérez.

PHILLIES 15, DIAMONDBACKS 3

PHOENIX (AP) — Zack Wheeler threw six strong innings, Kyle Schwarber led off the game with a 450-foot homer and Philadelphia beat Arizona.

The D-backs had their six-game winning streak snapped. Philadelphia has won eight of 10.

The Phillies had 20 hits and every starter had at least one, led by Bryson Stott’s 3-for-5 night that included a homer and two RBIs.

Zach Davies (1-2) gave up six runs, including four earned, over three innings.

TWINS 7, BREWERS 5

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Correa hit a two-run homer for Minnesota to cap a four-run ninth inning off Milwaukee closer Devin Williams.

Correa crushed a 1-1 changeup from Williams (3-1) into the left-field seats. Williams didn’t record an out as he blew his first save in 11 attempts. Josh Winder (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the Twins.

The Brewers lost for the first time in 29 games when leading after eight innings and saw their losing streak stretch to five games.

ANGELS 7, RANGERS 3

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Hunter Renfroe hit a two-run homer during a three-run sixth inning and surging Los Angeles beat AL West-leading Texas.

The Angels have won three straight and eight of nine. Shohei Ohtani reached base all five times with a single, double and three walks.

Renfroe’s homer helped spoil the major league debut of Owen White (0-1), who was recalled from Double-A Frisco earlier in the day. White entered with one out in the fifth inning and gave up three runs on four hits with two strikeouts and one walk.

Jimmy Herget (1-2) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of starter Jaime Barria, who allowed all three runs in 4 1/3 innings. Carlos Estevez recorded the final two outs.

ORIOLES 11, BLUE JAYS 6

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rookie Gunnar Henderson hit his first career grand slam to power Baltimore past Toronto.

The Orioles banged out a season-high 17 hits and won their fifth straight. They climbed 18 games over .500 (42-24) for the first time since 2016, when they last reached the playoffs. Adam Frazier, Ryan O’Hearn and Aaron Hicks also homered.

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