NEW YORK YANKEES relief pitcher Dellin Betances tags out Tampa Bay’s Brad Miller during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Thursday in New York. The Yankees won, 3-2.

NEW YORK YANKEES relief pitcher Dellin Betances tags out Tampa Bay’s Brad Miller during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Thursday in New York. The Yankees won, 3-2.

MIAMI

Travis d’Arnaud led off the 16th inning with a home run, giving him a career-high four hits, and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 9-8 Thursday night for their fifth straight win.

The game was the longest in the five-year history of Marlins Park, took more than 5 1/2 hours and ended well past midnight.

D’Arnaud also had a bases-loaded triple in the second, and teammate Yoenis Cespedes had his second multi-homer game in three nights.

D’Arnaud’s homer came on the 475th pitch of the night, and the first from Adam Conley (1-1). Marlins relievers retired 13 consecutive batters before the homer.

Miami’s Marcell Ozuna hit a grand slam in the first inning, increasing his RBI total to 16, most in the majors.

Cubs 4, Dodgers 0

CHICAGO (AP) — Brett Anderson beat his former team with five solid innings, center fielder Albert Almora Jr. made two outstanding catches against the ivy to lead the Cubs past the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Anderson (1-0) won in his Wrigley Field debut for the Cubs. The lefty lowered his ERA to 0.84 through two starts with his new club.

Anderson, the only member of the Cubs without a World Series ring after Wednesday’s celebration, allowed three hits but walked four. He stranded seven runners, helped by Almora’s defense.

Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell hit long solo home runs, their first of the season. Both came off Hyun- Jin Ryu (0-2).

Twins 11, Tigers 5

DETROIT (AP) — Max Kepler, Miguel Sano and Robbie Grossman homered for Minnesota, and the Twins took advantage of an uncharacteristically wild outing by Jordan Zimmermann.

Zimmermann (1-1) allowed five runs and four hits in 4 2/3 innings, walking a career-high five. Anibal

Sanchez was even worse for the Tigers in relief, allowing six runs in 1 1/3 innings and letting two of Zimmermann’s runners score on Kepler’s three-run homer in the fifth.

Grossman hit a two-run shot in the third, and Sano connected for a three-run homer in the sixth.

Phil Hughes (2-0) allowed four runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings. Justin Haley worked the final 3 1/3 innings to earn his first career save, striking out six.

Rangers 8, Angels 3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Yu Darvish pitched seven scoreless innings and Carlos Gomez hit a leadoff homer in Texas’ victory over Los Angeles.

Nomar Mazara also homered and Robinson Chirinos drove in three runs to help the Rangers take two of three from their AL West rivals. Darvish (1-1) struck out 10 and limited the Angels to five singles and two walks, improving to 8-2 in his career against the Angels.

Danny Espinosa hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth for the Angels. Ricky Nolasco (0-2) was the loser.

Royals 3, A’s 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Vargas carried a shutout into the eighth and Kansas City finally generated some early offense to snap an eight-game skid against the A’s.

Vargas (2-0) scattered four hits and a walk over 7 2/3 innings, striking out eight, in his second straight crisp performance. The left-hander only allowed one runner to reach second base in his longest outing since Aug. 13, 2014, when Vargas shut out the Athletics at Kauffman Stadium.

Yankees 3, Rays 2

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Hicks homered twice, including a go-ahead, two-run drive in the seventh inning, and the Yankees moved above .500 for the first time this season.

Luis Severino (1-0) struck out a career-high 11 in seven innings, including four of his last five batters. The Yankees completed a three-game sweep and won their fourth in a row following a 1-4 start.

Hicks homered in the first off Matt Andriese batting left-handed and connected right-handed against Xavier Cedeno to erase a 2-1 deficit. Ronald Torreyes singled with one out in the seventh off Erasmo Ramirez, and Rays manager Kevin Cash brought in Cedeno (1-1), the only lefty in his bullpen. Jacoby Ellsbury grounded into a force-out, and Hicks sent a changeup into the leftfield seats.

Orioles 2, Blue Jays 1

TORONTO (AP) — Orioles closer Zach Britton escaped a nervy ninth inning and Baltimore handed the Toronto its sixth straight loss.

The Blue Jays, off to a franchise-worst 1-8 start, also lost star slugger Josh Donaldson in the sixth when he aggravated the sore right calf that kept him out of Tuesday’s home opener.

Kevin Gausman (1-0) pitched six innings for his first victory in nine career appearances at Rogers Centre.

Britton took over in the ninth and put runners on second and third before holding on for his fourth save by retiring Kevin Pillar on a grounder then getting pinch hitter and former teammate Steve Pearce on a flyball.

White Sox 10, Indians 4

CLEVELAND (AP) — Tim Anderson homered on the game’s first pitch, Matt Davidson added a three-run shot in a five-run first inning and Chicago beat slumping Cleveland.

The defending AL champion Indians have lost five of six after sweeping Texas to begin the season and dropped to 4-5.

Anderson hit Josh Tomlin’s first pitch onto the porch in left field while Davidson lined a two-out homer to right-center. Tomlin (0-2) gave up seven runs in 1 2/3 innings.

Brewers 5, Reds 1

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ryan Braun and Eric Thames homered, Jimmy Nelson turned in his second straight strong start and Milwaukee snapped Cincinnati’s four-game winning streak.

At 5-5, the Brewers reached .500 for the first time since they were last April 15.

Rockies 3, Giants 1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Trevor Story hit a two-run homer and five Colorado pitchers combined on a five-hitter.


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