The Cincinnati Reds stopped the rot against the Chicago Cubs by responding to two heavy defeats with a massive 13-5 win in MLB on Saturday.
Eugenio Suarez, Adam Duvall and Scott Schebler all homered in a huge sixth inning, while the Cubs' John Lackey struggled on the mound allowing six earned runs.
Chris Davis picked up a homer and delivered an RBI from four hits as he helped the Baltimore Orioles to an 8-3 win over World Series champions the Kansas City Royals, while the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2.
The Chicago White Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 4-3 after Jose Abreu's walk-off single in the 11th inning, the Cleveland Indians routed the Detroit Tigers 10-1 and the Toronto Blue Jays responded to Friday's loss to the Oakland Athletics with a 9-3 victory as Troy Tulowitzki enjoyed his first multi-homer game since joining last year.
Elsewhere, the Washington Nationals blanked the Minnesota Twins 2-0, as the New York Yankees had Brett Gardner to thank for their 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, the Arizona Diamondbacks punished the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 and the Los Angeles Dodgers accounted for the Colorado Rockies 4-1.
The Philadelphia Phillies had 10-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, the St Louis Cardinals saw off the San Diego Padres 11-2, the San Francisco Giants triumphed over the Miami Marlins 7-2 and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-2.
ABREU FORCES WALK-OFF
There was only one outcome when Abreu stepped up in the 11th inning with bases loaded and the White Sox first baseman did not disappoint as he struck a walk-off single to seal the game.
Walk it off, @79JoseAbreu. Walk. It. Off.https://t.co/ruWZ9uj0GT-- Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 23, 2016
Not content with just tying the game for the Yankees against the Rays, Gardner went and won it when he struck a walk-off homer at the bottom of the ninth.
Gardy's so gone: https://t.co/YYWqVxfmq6 #Walkoff pic.twitter.com/Avkg0vfiix-- MLB (@MLB) April 23, 2016
SNELL IMPRESSES ON DEBUT
Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell enjoyed a stellar debut, giving up one earned run in five innings with six strikeouts in the loss against the Yankees. The last visiting pitcher with five-plus innings pitched and six-plus strikeouts in MLB debut at Yankees was Luis Tiant on July 19, 1964. Snell took a no-decision.
WHITE SOX LOOK FOR RANGERS CLEAN SWEEP
Mat Latos (3-0, 0.49 ERA) heads to the mound on Sunday as one of the surprises of the early season to take on Derek Holland (2-0, 2.70 ERA), who is in the midst of a comeback campaign himself. The White Sox won in a walk-off on Saturday, so this series finale could produce fireworks.