WASHINGTON (AP) — David Robertson forced home the game-ending run with a ninth-inning walk to Jake Noll, a rookie without a hit in his two previous major league at-bats, and the Nationals beat the previously unbeaten Phillies 9-8 Wednesday as Washingtons fans again booed Bryce Harper.
Noll was sent to the minors after the game to make room for utilityman Howie Kendrick to come off the injured list Thursday.
Robertson (0-1) gave up a leadoff single to Anthony Rendon, then walked three batters in a row.
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle (2-0) worked the ninth.
Philadelphia fell to 4-1 — it had been the last team in the majors without a loss. Making his second appearance against his former team since signing a $330 million, 13-year deal with the Phillies, Harper hit a pair of singles and was walked three times, twice intentionally.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado hit his first home run for San Diego, a two-run drive in the seventh off former Padres farmhand Matt Andriese. Machado is hitting .240 with three RBIs in his first seven games after signing a $300 million, 10-year contract.
Joey Lucchesi (2-0) extended his scoreless innings streak to 10 1/3 innings to start the season as the Padres avoided a three-game sweep. Lucchesi allowed four hits in five innings, struck out six and walked one.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Freddy Peralta (1-0) threw two-hit ball for a career-high eight innings, and Manny Pina singled home a run for Milwaukees only hit off Luis Castillo (0-1). The defending NL champions completed a three-game sweep and improved to 6-1.
Alex Wilson gave up a walk and a single in the ninth while getting his first save.
NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew Boyd (1-1) junk-balled his way to a career-high 13 strikeouts and Gordon Beckham hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth off Chad Green (0-1), his first homer since Aug. 28, 2016
The Yankees struck out 18 times, a team record for a nine-inning game, and dropped to 2-4 — against Baltimore and the Tigers, who combined for 213 losses. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki strained his left calf and will become New Yorks major league-high 11th player on the injured list.
Boyd walked three and allowed five hits in 6 1/3 innings. Shane Greene got his fourth save with a perfect ninth, completing a five-hitter.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Chris Iannetta homered off Chad Roe (0-1) in the 11th inning, and Colorado stopped a four-game losing streak. Iannetta had the Rockies first hit since Raimel Tapias leadoff single in the fifth and second run in 41 innings.
Wade Davis (1-0) got four outs to complete a six-hitter.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jose Abreu drove in three runs, Leury Garcia had four hits,Read More – Source