Albert Pujols Homers as the Cardinals in a 6-5 win over the Royals

Cleveland Guardians player Andres Jimenez, left, points as he shouts to celebrate with Jose Ramirez after the baseball game finale against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 12, 2022 (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Cleveland Guardians player Andres Jimenez, left, points as he shouts to celebrate with Jose Ramirez after the baseball game finale against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 12, 2022 (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)


Albert Pujols made his first comeback since returning to St. Louis and Andrew Kneisner’s three-stroke shot helped the Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 on Tuesday night.

Nolan Arenado has gone above and beyond for St. Louis, who has won 20 of 27 home matches against royals in the state since 2017.

Salvador Perez returned twice and Michael A. Daniel Lynch (0-1) allowed six runs in five runs.

The 42-year-old Pujols, who also played twice in a 3-for-4 performance, signed with St. Louis on March 28 for his final season. The Cardinal star played from 2001-11, helping them win two world championships.

Jordan Hicks (1-0) won two rounds of smooth rest.

Yankee 4, Blue Jays 0

New York (AFP) – Aaron Hicks hit Homer in two rounds and made a jump in his first left start in four years, resulting in the Yankees’ win.

New York scored for the first time in five games this season when Hicks led a 2-0 slide from Yossi Kikuchi (0-1) to the right center field benches in the second half.

Nestor Cortes and four reducers were combined into a five-hitter attack, smoothing out a Blue Jays attack that produced 23 hits and 38 hits in his first four games. Clay Holmes (1-0) won.

Kikuchi, who made his Blue Jays debut after signing a three-year, $36 million contract, dropped three runs – two earned – and five times in 3 1/3 innings.

Rise 9, Athletics 8, 10 Races

St. PETERSBURG, FL (AFP) – Manuel Margo scored a single at the end of the game during the 10th inning in Tampa Bay.

Wander Franco started Game 10 for Tampa Bay with an RBI double over Lou Trivino (0-1). Josh Lowe was purposely walked with the two outsiders, then Margot lined up his paw on the left field line.

Billy McKinney’s song put the lead over Ryan Thompson (1-0) with 10th Auckland ahead with a score of 8-7.

Ji Man Choi, Brandon Lowe and Brett Phillips performed for Rise’s team, which improved to 4-1.

A got Homer from Jed Lowrie. Auckland won twice in a row.

Brave 16, Citizens 4

ATLANTA (AP) – Hired twice for Atlanta, Marcel Ozuna has led Ozzy Albis in three runs.

After losing 11-2, the Braves started the game with a .201 team hitting average before hitting 19 and going 9-for-19 with the runners in the scoring position.

Ozuna, Austin Riley, Adam Duvall, Dansby Swanson and Orlando Arcia each had two RBIs. Bryce Elder (1-0), a fifth-round draft pick from the University of Texas in 2020, won his first in the league.

Washington’s Patrick Corbin (0-2) lost six runs and nine strokes in 2 and 3 runs.

Atlanta has won 15 of 21 against Washington since the start of last season.

Rockies 4, Rangers 1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AFP) – Chris Bryant earned his first two RBIs in a Colorado uniform and the Rockies extended their winning streak to four games.

Bryant hit the RBI’s go-ahead twice in the third inning which made it 2-1, a sacrifice in the seventh inning. Five games into a $182 million seven-year contract, Bryant hits 0.350 (7 of 20) with hits per game. But the four-time All-Star didn’t drive on tour until his weakness on the right lane from Martin Perez (0-1) right after the RBI’s Charlie Blackmon song.

Jhoulys Chacin (2-0) made 2 2/3 goals without goals, and Daniel Bard made his second save in three chances.

Indians 10, Red 5

Cincinnati (Associated Press) — Jose Ramirez won a Grand Slam and led in six runs, brilliant rookie Stephen Kwan made it to base three more times and Cleveland spoiled the Cincinnati home opener.

Andres Jimenez scored a tiebreaker for Homer in the ninth game against Hunter Strickland (0-1). Ramirez, who tripled and tallied earlier, capped by six runs with his third career title, as he tied against Daniel Duarte to lead 10-4.

Kwan has now reached base at least three times in all five games of his major league career. The 24-year-old continued his super start with one walk, two walks and a sacrifice fly.

Trevor Stefan (1-0) scored one goalless game to take the win.

Cubs 2, Pirates 1

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Seiya Suzuki led twice, Drew Smyly made five goalsless runs and spoiled the Cubs’ home Pirates opener.

Suzuki was wired for bullets on the fifth and seventh. Suzuki, one of Japan’s top players, signed a five-year, $85 million contract with the Cubs last month.

Smiley (1-0) allowed three hits and didn’t cut anything on his debut with Cubs. The left-hander agreed to a one-year contract last month.

The Buccaneers had their only run over Homer’s Brian Reynolds against Michal Givens for eighth.

David Robertson did an excellent job at nine to save him for the second time.

Jose Quintana (0-1) made his Pittsburgh debut, playing five effective roles against one of his former teams.

Mets 2, Phyllis 0

Philadelphia (AFP) – Taylor Miguel made his second straight start without goals for the Mets, and Brandon Nemo attended.

Francisco Lindor earned an RBI single for the Mets, who recovered from their four-game lead in the eighth inning against Philadelphia on Monday night to smash two games.

Megill (2-0), who only secured a rotation spot when two-time NL Cy Young winner Jacob Degrom was sidelined with a shoulder problem in spring training, once again looked like an ace in 5 innings 1/3.

After throwing five closing innings to win on Opening Day in Washington, Miguel outplayed Zach Wheeler (0-1).

Edwin Diaz scored three goals in the ninth minute to save for the first time in five strikes.

White Sox 3, Sailors 2

CHICAGO (AFP) – Lewis Robert made his first race of the season, a sixth-inning tiebreaker that catapulted the White Sox to their third straight win.

Robert reached out to Matt Brach (0-1), a 23-year-old right-winger who was making his major league debut.

Seattle lost its third game in a row after starting with two wins. Mariners scored 10 runs: Only Baltimore (six) and Milwaukee (nine) started the night with fewer.

Seattle was 1 for 8 with the sprinters in the scoring center, and earned a solo RBI from Jesse Winker with two ninth-place wins over Liam Hendriks, who hit Mitch Haniger in his first tackle. The Sailors are scoring 0.156 (7 for 45) with the runners in the scoring position this season.

Reinaldo Lopez scored (1-0) 1 and 2/3 goals without goals to win the opening match in Chicago.

Brewers 5, Orioles 4

BALTIMORE (AP) – Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaker in the seventh inning, Devin Williams came off his hook in the eighth, and Milwaukee held onto the win.

Cedric Mullins hit Grand Slam Baltimore.

McCutchen had three RBIs, and Willy Adames scored three runs for the Brewers. Hoby Milner (1-0) earned his first major league win, and Josh Hader tackled for the second time.

Felix Bautista (0-1) allowed one drop for Adams in the seventh. Cionel Pérez retired Christian Yelich on a milling machine before McCutchen’s sharp singles put Milwaukee on top.

Red Sox 5 Tigers 3

DETROIT (AP) – Raphael Davers had three hits and two RBIs, helping the Red Sox to the win.

Kiké Hernández doubled for Boston, which trailed 3-0 after five games. Garrett Whitlock (1-0) made four no-strokes to win in his first appearance since the Red Sox announced his $18.75 million four-year contract on Sunday.

Devers’s tiebreaking RBI Single gave the Red Sox a 4-3 lead for eighth.

Boston, which was no higher than 0.500, improved to 2-3.

Detroit’s Spencer Turkelson, a top pick in the 2020 amateur draft, doubled in the third inning for his first major hit in the league after a zero-to-10 start. Alex Lange (0-1) took the loss.

Angels 4, Marlins 3

ANAHEIM, California (AP) – Hacking runner Tyler Wade slipped home when Marlins’ Miguel Rojas dribbled past Max Stacey defender in the ninth inning, and the Angels swept a two-game streak with Miami.

Anthony Rendon hit Homer by two rounds and Jack Mayfield earned a triple RBI for the Angels, who went 3-3 in their season opener home. The closest Wrestle Iglesias (1-0) took the win.

Jazz Chisholm hit Homer twice in the seventh inning for Miami, and Jesús Luzardo had 12 strikes over the course of five steep runs.

The Marlins dropped four of five on their season-opening road trip in California. Anthony Bender (0-1) convicted of losing.


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