DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) –Jr. hit three home runs, including a and solo shot off Washington ace Max Scherzer, and had seven RBIs as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Nationals 9-5 on Tuesday night. Guerrero’s slam in the third put the ahead 4-3 and ended Scherzer’s scoreless streak at 19 innings. Guerrero made it 7-3 with his drive in the fifth and added a two-run, seventh-inning shot off Kyle Finnegan to complete his first three-homer game. Scherzer (1-2) joined Ivan Nova as the only pitcher to have allowed a homer to Guerrero Jr. and his father, Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero. Scherzer allowed seven runs – five earned – and eight hits over five innings.
Tommy Milone (1-0) was the winner.
RAYS 4, ATHLETICS 3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Brett Phillips hit a two-run homer in the sixth, helpingloss in 16 games.
In the seventh, Joey Wendle’stacked on another run for the Rays, ending Tampa Bay’s 0-for-26 stretch with runners in scoring position.
Phillips’ first homer of the season came off Frankie Montas (2-2). Jeffrey Springs (1-0) got the win in relief. Diego Castillo gave up arun to Sean Murphy in the ninth before earning his fifth save. from Gary Sánchez.
Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton also homered – the Yankees are 9-0 when they go deep in the same, including the playoffs. New York stopped a four-game skid at Camden Yards and, at 10-13, in the AL East.
Kluber allowed one run and six hits with five strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings.
Rookie Bruce Zimmermann (1-3) gave up nine hits in 3 2/3 innings.
RED SOX 2, METS 1
NEW YORK (AP) – Garrett Richards finally found the strike zone and punched out 10, and Bobby Dalbec hit his first homer this.
Richards (1-2) allowed a run and seven hits over seven innings, issuing no free passes one start after walking six.
Boston improved to an AL East-leading 15-9, including a significant league-most 12 comeback victories. Matt Barnes fanned Pete Alonso and J.D. Davis during a 1-2-3 ninth for his fifth save. David Peterson (1-3) was the loser.
INDIANS 7, TWINS 4
CLEVELAND (AP) – Franmil Reyes, including a 452-foot drive that landed in the left-field bleachers about six rows before the scoreboard.
José Ramírez drove in two runs, including a first-inning homer that helped Clevelandnight.
Byron Buxton homered with two outs in the eighth to chase Aaron Civale (4-0), but James Karinchak struck out Nelson Cruz and then worked the ninth for his second save.
Kenta Maeda (1-2) was charged with five runs, including three homers, in 5 2/3 innings.
PIRATES 2, ROYALS 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pinch-hitter Wilmer Difo delivered the go-ahead single off Scott Barlow in the seventh, and Pittsburgh stopped Kansa City’s five-game.
Pittsburgh (12-11) has won three straight games and 11 of 16 since a 1-6 start,since it was 1-0 in the opening week.
Jacob Stallings singled off Jakob Junis (1-1), leading off the seventh.
Duane Underwood (1-0) won in his seconddecision.
BRAVES 5, CUBS 0
ATLANTA (AP) – Ian Anderson (2-0) allowed one hit in seven innings, lowering his ERA to 2.48, and Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a long home run off Trevor Williams (2-2) as Chicago lost its fourth straight.
A.J. Minter pitched a perfect eighth. In the ninth, Nico Hoerner’s one-out single off Jacob Webb ias Chicago’s second hit, but Webb struck out Willson Contreras and David Bote to end the game.