Phillies only undefeated MLB team after Braves sweep

The Philadelphia Phillies stayed undefeated after accounting for the Atlanta Braves 5-1 in MLB action on Sunday.

Philadelphia are the only unbeaten team remaining following the opening weekend, having completed a three-game sweep of the Braves, who are still searching for their first win.

The Phillies started the Bryce Harper-era off on the right foot and Philadelphia are certainly happy to have him.

Harper hit a home run for the second consecutive game and there were no doubts where the ball was going. The 398-foot homer in the seventh inning pushed Philadelphia's lead to 4-1.

Andrew McCutchen also recorded a homer to start the team's scoring in the third inning. A bases-loaded walk brought in the Phillies' second run and JT Realmuto and Maikel Franco added to Philadelphia's total. 

Realmuto hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth while Franco followed Harper with an RBI.

Jake Arrieta earned his first win of the season after pitching six innings, allowing just three hits while striking out six. Kyle Wright was tagged with the loss.

The Braves' only run came when Ronald Acuna Jr. scored on a passed ball in the third. 

Next up for Harper and the Phillies? A two-game series against his former team the Washington Nationals, starting Tuesday.

 

Yelich celebrates feat

Christian Yelich was the Milwaukee Brewers' star on Sunday. He started off Milwaukee's scoring with a home run in the first inning and then came back in the ninth with a double to left-center field to seal the 5-4 win over the St Louis Cardinals. The reigning National League MVP became the sixth player in MLB history to homer in each of his team's first four games of the season. 

San Diego Padres pitcher Chris Paddack made his MLB debut and impressed in the team's 3-1 victory against the San Francisco Giants. He allowed only one run on two hits while striking out seven in five innings of work. 

Jeimer Candelario had a five-hit night for the Detroit Tigers, who edged the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3. Candelario recorded two RBIs to aid Detroit's winning efforts.

 

Travis headlines Red Sox's woes

Sam Travis did not do much of anything when the Boston Red Sox's were trying to tie up their series with the Seattle Mariners. Boston needed some extra power from their line-up if they wanted to have a chance against the streaking Mariners, but the designated hitter went 0 for four at the plate. Seattle went on to win the game 10-8 and the series.

The Cincinnati Reds struggled in a 5-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. They only recorded four hits from three different batters. Matt Kemp went 0 for four. Four other players finished 0 for three, including Yasiel Puig.

 

Bellinger homers… again

Cody Bellinger hit his fourth home run in as many games as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-7.

Trea Turner smacked a walk-off homer to give the Nationals a 6-5 win over the New York Mets.

 

Sunday's results

Baltimore Orioles 7-5 New York Yankees
Detroit Tigers 4-3 Toronto Blue Jays
Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 Cincinnati Reds
Miami Marlins 3-0 Colorado Rockies
Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 Houston Astros
Washington Nationals 6-5 New York Mets
Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 St Louis Cardinals
Minnesota Twins 9-3 Cleveland Indians
Chicago White Sox 6-3 Kansas City Royals
Texas Rangers 11-10 Chicago Cubs
Oakland Athletics 2-1 Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Dodgers 8-7 Arizona Diamondbacks
San Diego Padres 3-1 San Francisco Giants
Seattle Mariners 10-8 Boston Red Sox
Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 Atlanta Braves

 

Angels at Mariners

The worst in the west take on the best in this late Monday game. But, the Mariners will not have it easy when the Angels come to town. Los Angeles nearly knocked off Oakland on Sunday and Seattle allowed Boston to score 24 runs in the team's four-game series.

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