DETROIT — Mike Napoli and Joey Gallo hit homers, giving the Texas Rangers enough offense to help them hold on for a 5-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night, their 10th straight victory.

Nick Martinez (1-2) gave up one unearned run and four hits over five innings, ending an 11-start winless streak that dated to Aug. 5, 2015. Matt Bush earned his fifth save in six chances but it didn’t come easy. He struck out Alex Avila with runners on the corners and two outs after shortstop Elvis Andrus’ throwing error allowed the Tigers to pull within two runs.

RAYS 5, YANKEES 4: Evan Longoria got four hits, including a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning that sent Tampa Bay to a win at home.

Longoria began the game in an 0-for-12 rut. His go-ahead hit came with two outs after Tyler Clippard (0-2) walked two and struck out a pair.


BREWERS 6, CUBS 3: Jett Bandy and Domingo Santana each hit a two-run single, helping surging Milwaukee to a rain-interrupted victory at Chicago.

On an afternoon with a 46-degree temperature and 37 wind chill at the start, Bandy walked and scored on Orlando Arcia’s infield single for a 4-3 lead in the fifth. The game was delayed 1 hour, 59 minutes in the top of the sixth, and Santana boosted the lead with his single just after the delay.

ROCKIES 12, REDS 6: Alexi Amarista hit a three-run homer and a run-scoring single during Colorado’s eight-run rally in the sixth, and the Rockies extended the best start in their history with a win at Cincinnati.

The Rockies lead the NL in wins at 27-16, their best mark through 43 games.

PHILLIES 7, PIRATES 2: Jeremy Hellickson allowed two hits over six innings before leaving with an injury and visiting Philadelphia ended a four-game losing streak.

Hellickson (5-1) struck out two and walked one, retiring 16 of the final 17 batters he faced. He left after grabbing his right side while running out an RBI double in the seventh.

BRAVES 7, NATIONALS 4: Nick Markakis hit a go-ahead single in the eighth and Kurt Suzuki added a two-run homer to give Atlanta a win over visiting Washington.


METS 3, ANGELS 0: Jacob deGrom dominated until dealing with discomfort in his throwing hand in the seventh, then escaped a no-out, bases-loaded jam that inning to help host New York snap a seven-game skid.

After multiple visits by Mets coaches and a trainer, deGrom survived the seventh with a strikeout, a juggling catch by shortstop Jose Reyes and Cameron Maybin’s flyout.


FRIDAY’S GAME between Colorado and Cincinnati was the first of 20 major league games that will be shown live on Facebook. The Facebook package will show a game each Friday and use the broadcast feed of one of the involved teams. The Twitter feed of a game each Friday, which started April 7, will be moved to Tuesdays.

BRAVES: First baseman James Loney, signed to a minor league deal Thursday, might have a short stay with Triple-A Gwinnett. Manager Brian Snitker said if Loney earns good reviews in a few games in the minors “we’ll fire him in here.”

First baseman Freddie Freeman is out about 10 weeks with a fractured left wrist.

BREWERS: Slugger Ryan Braun could return as early as Sunday from a left calf strain, Manager Craig Counsell said. Braun is on the disabled list retroactive to May 11.

CUBS: Outfielder Jason Heyward expects to play Saturday against Milwaukee after being sidelined for two weeks because of a sore knuckle on his right hand.