Oakland Athletics’ Mitch Moreland, center facing, is congratulated by after hitting a single to drive in the winning run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 10th inning Wednesday at Oakland, Calif. Jeff Chiu/Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. — Mitch Moreland hit an RBI single with one out in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 Wednesday for their first win of the season.

The A’s were in danger of falling to 0-7 for the first time in franchise history before tying it in the ninth off Kenley Jansen when Matt Chapman scored on Elvis Andrus’ sacrifice fly. Chapman also hit a solo homer earlier in the game.

Oakland then won it in the 10th when Moreland’s line-drive single to center off Jimmy Nelson (0-1) scored Mark Canha from third. Canha started the inning on second base and had advanced on a flyout.

Yusmerio Petit (1-0) pitched a scoreless 10th for the win.

Trevor Bauer put together his second straight strong performance after signing with the Dodgers this offseason for $102 million over three years. The 2020 NL Cy Young winner allowed three hits and two runs in 6 2-3 innings, recording 10 strikeouts for the second straight start.

But he ended up with a no-decision when Jansen couldn’t hold the lead in the ninth.

ORIOLES 4, YANKEES 3: Orioles right fielder Anthony Santander threw out Gio Urshela trying to score on a fly ball in the 11th, moments after pinch-hitter Chance Sisco’s go-ahead single in the top of the inning, and Baltimore won at New York.

Brett Gardner bunted Urshela, the automatic runner, to third to open the inning. DJ LeMahieu then ripped a liner to right. Santander set his feet, caught it and delivered a perfect throw home, a couple steps ahead of Urshela, who slid face first into catcher Pedro Severino’s tag.

MARINERS 8, WHITE SOX 4: Kyle Seager slapped an opposite-field, bases clearing double for the big blow in a seven-run sixth inning as host Seattle avoided a sweep.

Seager had three hits and his two-out liner down the left-field line cleared the bases as the Mariners posted their highest scoring inning of the young season. Taylor Trammell, J.P. Crawford and Jose Marmolejos all had RBI singles in the inning, and Mitch Haniger added a sacrifice fly.

PHILLIES 8, METS 2: Alec Bohm and J.T. Realmuto each hit a three-run homer, Rhys Hoskins had a solo shot and Philadelphia beat visiting New York.

The Phillies took 2 of 3 from their division rivals after opening the season with a three-game sweep of three-time defending NL East champion Atlanta.

Phillies ace Aaron Nola lasted only four innings, pitching out of trouble in the final two. He allowed one run and six hits, striking out five.

GIANTS 3, PADRES 2: Alex Dickerson scored on Donovan Solano’s sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning as San Francisco won at San Diego.

Dickerson started the 10th on second base and advanced when Mike Yastrzemski beat out a nubber down the first-base line for an infield single. Reliever Tim Hill (0-1) let the ball roll, thinking it would go foul. Solano followed with a flyball to right to bring in Dickerson.

San Diego’s Jurickson Profar reached third in the 10th on Kim Ha-seong’s grounder before Wandy Peralta struck out Jorge Mateo and got rookie Tucupita Marcano to fly out to end it for his first career save.

CARDINALS 7, MARLINS 0: Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer and Dylan Carlson added a grand slam, leading St. Louis at Miami.

BREWERS 4, CUBS 2: Lorenzo Cain hit his second homer of the game, a three-run shot in the 10th inning, and Milwaukee won at Chicago.

Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff had a no-hit bid going until Ian Happ led off the seventh with a clean single. It was scoreless until then – after that, the ball began to fly.

Cain, who had missed three games with an oblique strain, hit a solo homer leading off the eighth. Joc Pederson tied it with his first home run for the Cubs, a drive in the bottom half off reliever Devin Williams.

After automatic runner Daniel Robertson moved to third on a single by pinch-hitter Daniel Vogelbach in the 10th, Cain drove a 1-1 pitch from Brandon Workman (0-1) to the center-field batter’s eye on a warm afternoon at Wrigley Field.

Jason Heyward singled in automatic runner Kris Bryant in the Cubs 10th off J.P Feyereisen. After two walks loaded the bases, Brad Boxberger came on to retire Happ on a fly to short left for the final out and his first save.

BRAVES SWEEP NATIONALS: Pinch-hitter Pablo Sandoval drove a two-run homer to the deepest part of the ballpark off a Washington reliever who took over after Stephen Strasburg’s six scoreless innings, lifting visiting Atlanta to a 2-0 victory and a doubleheader sweep.

In the opener, Ronald Acuna Jr. had a double and a pair of singles to help Atlanta snap a season-starting four-game losing streak by edging Washington, 7-6.

Sandoval, who hit three homers in one game while earning World Series MVP honors for the San Francisco Giants in 2012, signed a minor league contract in January with the Braves, setting him for a one-year, $1 million deal if he made the 40-man roster.

Sandoval drove a 96 mph fastball from Tanner Rainey (0-1) more than 400 feet following Dansby Swanson’s two-out single in the seventh and final inning.

Luke Jackson (1-0) earned the win in Game 2 by pitching around a pair of walks in the sixth, before Sean Newcomb got three strikeouts for the save.

Strasburg hadn’t pitched in a regular-season game since being shut down last August and having carpal tunnel surgery on his right wrist.

Reaching 95 mph with his fastball, dropping in his knee-buckling change-up and the occasional curve, Strasburg struck out eight and walked two while exceeding his total inning output for 2020, which was just five.

TWINS 3, TIGERS 2: Jorge Polanco hit a two-run double in the sixth inning and visiting Minnesota held off  Detroit.

Akil Baddoo hit an RBI triple and threw a runner out from left field – another impressive day in this stellar start to his big league career. But the rookie was doubled off third after his big hit – it was a rough day on the bases for the Tigers, who also ran into two outs at home in the sixth.

Wilson Ramos homered for Detroit, and Matthew Boyd (1-1) allowed three runs in seven innings.

Kenta Maeda (1-0) pitched six mostly strong innings, allowing two runs and seven hits. He yielded two singles, a double and a walk in the sixth, but Detroit didn’t score.

RANGERS 2, RAYS 1: Kyle Gibson rebounded from a horrendous Opening-Day start by striking out eight over six scoreless innings in Texas’ win over visiting Toronto.

Gibson (1-0) scattered six hits with one walk, throwing 55 of 82 pitches for strikes.

Nick Solak homered off left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu (0-1), who struck out seven without a walk over seven innings.

Marcus Semien hit his third homer for the Blue Jays, a leadoff shot in the eighth.

REDS 11, PIRATES 4:  Tyler Naquin hit another leadoff home run and high-scoring Cincinnati kept rolling, backing Luis Castillo to rout visiting Pittsburgh for its fifth straight win.

The Reds have started a season 5-1 for the first time since 2016. They outscored the Pirates 30-8 in the three-game series sweep.

Their 56 runs are the most in Reds franchise history through the first six games of a season. The 1976 Big Red Machine with Joe Morgan, Pete Rose, Johnny Bench and Tony Perez scored 51 en route to a second straight championship.

INDIANS 4, ROYALS 2: Jose Ramirez’s second two-run homer of the game snapped a tie in the eighth inning and sent Cleveland to a win at home after Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber struck out 12.

Ramirez’s one-out shot to right off Greg Holland (0-1) gave the Indians their first home win in 2021 after they were shut out 3-0 on Monday.

Earlier, Ramirez connected for a two-run homer in the sixth to bring in Cleveland’s first runs at Progressive Field this season.

Emmanuel Clase (1-0) pitched the eighth – all nine of his fastballs were over 100 mph – and Nick Wittgren worked the ninth for his first save since Sept. 4, 2019.

Salvador Perez homered for the Royals.

Bieber had his second strong start of the season, fanning 12 in 6 1/3 innings. But the right-hander remains winless as the Indians continue to struggle at the plate through the season’s first week.

NOTES

BLUE JAYS: George Springer is now dealing with another issue while waiting to make his debut with the Toronto Blue Jays, after starting the season on the injured list with a strained left oblique muscle. Springer was on track to play Thursday for the Blue Jays in their first home game before feeling tightness in his right quad while running the bases.

Manager Charlie Montoyo said before Wednesday’s series finale at Texas that Springer ran the bases after taking live batting practice before Tuesday’s game. Montoyo said there were no issues with the oblique. The 2017 World Series MVP with Houston signed a $150 million, six-year contract during the offseason. Montoyo said the Blue Jays were still gathering information on Springer’s quad and waiting for the results of an MRI exam. He didn’t know the severity of the additional soft-tissue issue.

“Everybody’s concerned because those injuries, you just never know where they are,” Montoyo said. “It’s tough because you’ve got to be careful, just like with the oblique. Because if you pull it worse then you’re really out for a long time. So that’s the one thing about those injuries for anybody, that you have to be patient, be careful.”

Springer opened the season on the injured list after not playing any exhibition games since March 21. The outfielder was initially scratched from a March 9 game because of tightness in his abdominal muscles.

• Toronto General Manager Ross Atkins has agreed to a five-year contract extension through the 2026 season, the team announced Wednesday. The Blue Jays hired him in December 2015 after 15 seasons in the front office with the Cleveland Indians.

“Simply put, Ross makes the Blue Jays better,” team president and CEO Mark Shapiro said.

Shapiro got a five-year contract extension from Toronto in January. He worked for the Indians before becoming Blue Jays president on Oct. 31, 2015. The Blue Jays were 32-28 last season and made the expanded playoffs. They also made the postseason in 2016, the first season for Shapiro and Atkins. That was Toronto’s second consecutive AL Championship Series appearance after a postseason drought that dated to back-to-back World Series titles in 1992 and 1993.

MARINERS: Seattle placed left-handed starter James Paxton on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a forearm strain in his pitching arm. Seattle also put starting left fielder Jake Fraley on the 10-day IL with a left hamstring strain he suffered while making a diving catch in Tuesday’s loss to the Chicago White Sox.

Manager Scott Servais said both players underwent MRIs on Wednesday morning and the team was still awaiting results. Paxton left in the second inning after just 24 pitches, grimacing after throwing a 92 mph fastball to Andrew Vaughn. It was the first start of his second stint with Seattle. Fraley had just one hit in 10 at-bats to begin the season, but had reached base eight times via walk.

YANKEES: Aaron Judge was held out of the lineup Wednesday night with soreness in his left side.

Judge had a homer, three hits and four RBI in a 7-2 win over Baltimore on Tuesday night but wasn’t back in the lineup against the O’s a day later. New York has a day off Thursday, giving the right fielder a chance to rest on consecutive days.

Yankees Manager Aaron Boone said he thought the soreness was from “general wear and tear” over the first few days of the season. He believes the discomfort might stem from when Judge took more swings than normal while serving as designated hitter on Sunday.

DIAMONDBACKS: Reliever Chris Devenski was placed on the restricted list by the Diamondnbacks, who did not give a reason.

To take his place on the roster, the Diamondbacks selected the contract of right-hander Anthony Swarzak from the team’s alternate training site. The move came about 20 minutes before the first pitch between the Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.

Devenski earned a save Sunday at San Diego, his first in nearly three years. The 30-year-old signed as a minor league free agent on Jan. 26.


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