ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani retired the Oakland Athletics’ first 19 batters and yielded one hit over seven shutout innings in his home pitching debut Sunday, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-1 victory.

Marcus Semien’s clean one-out single to left broke up Ohtani’s bid for a perfect game. Ohtani finished with 12 strikeouts.

Ohtani (2-0) struck out the side twice.

He won his pitching debut in Oakland last weekend with six strong innings and homered in three consecutive games in Anaheim between starts in his attempt to become the first regular two-way player in decades.

ORIOLES 8, YANKEES 7: Brad Brach escaped his own bases-loaded, no-out jam in the 12th inning and Baltimore overcame an early deficit at New York.

After Brach walked two batters and fumbled a bunt for an error, he got Aaron Judge to ground into a rare pitcher-to-catcher-to-third double play and struck out Giancarlo Stanton for his second save.

TIGERS 1, WHITE SOX 0: Mike Fiers combined with four relievers on a three-hitter, and Detroit took advantage of a passed ball to score an unearned run in the first inning at Chicago to complete a three-game sweep.

On an afternoon with a first-pitch temperature of 36 degrees and a 10 mph wind blowing straight in, the teams combined for five hits – all singles – and none after the third inning.

INDIANS 3, ROYALS 1: Yan Gomes hit a tie-breaking two-run homer off Brandon Maurer in the ninth inning, lifting Cleveland at home.

Gomes drove a 3-2 pitch barely over the 19-foot wall in left field, ending another tough day for Cleveland’s offense on a high note. Gomes was mobbed by his teammates at home plate after just the fourth hit of the day for the Indians.

BLUE JAYS 7, RANGERS 4: Steve Pearce homered on Cole Hamels’ first pitch of the game, Kendrys Morales added a three-run shot in the first inning and Toronto won at Arlington, Texas.


PIRATES 5, REDS 0: Jameson Taillon allowed one hit while picking up the first shutout of his career for Pittsburgh at home.

BRAVES 4, ROCKIES 0: Sean Newcomb pitched into the seventh inning, Nick Markakis and Dansby Swanson hit back-to-back homers and Atlanta won at Denver.

DIAMONDBACKS 4, CARDINALS 1: David Peralta hit a tie-breaking, two-run homer off Dominic Leone in the eighth, A.J. Pollock went deep later in the inning and Arizona won at St. Louis.

CUBS 3, BREWERS 0: Jose Quintana tossed three-hit ball over six innings, Ben Zobrist homered and Chicago won at Milwaukee.

MARLINS 6, PHILLIES 3: Jake Arrieta lasted just four innings in his Philadelphia debut, and the Phillies lost at home on Brian Anderson’s tie-breaking two-run double in the eighth inning.

DODGERS 2, GIANTS 1: Cody Bellinger, who didn’t start because of food poisoning, entered as a defensive replacement and later scored the go-ahead run on Kyle Farmer’s pinch-hit double in the 10th inning for Los Angeles at San Francisco.


ASTROS 4, PADRES 1: Max Stassi hit a three-run homer, Charlie Morton continued his hot start to the season and Houston won at home to win the three-game series.

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