Zack Wheeler does it all in Phils’ win over Braves By Reuters

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Right-hander Zack Wheeler pitched seven scoreless innings and drove in a pair of runs to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the visiting Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Saturday. Wheeler (1-0) allowed just one hit, a harmless single in the second inning to Travis d’Arnaud, and did not walk. He struck out 10, two short of equaling his career record, and threw just 90 pitches. It was Wheeler’s ninth career double-digit strikeout game, his first with the Phillies. He improved to 7-5 in his career against Atlanta. Wheeler was 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and two RBIs and became Philadelphia’s first pitcher with two hits, two RBIs and 10 strikeouts since Cliff Lee on Sept. 16, 2013. Yankees 5, Blue Jays 3 Corey Kluber sailed through trouble in a successful New York debut and Gary Sanchez homered for the second straight game at Yankee Stadium in a win over Toronto. Limited to one inning last season with the Texas Rangers due to a shoulder injury, Kluber allowed two runs and five hits in four innings. He struck out five and walked three on a 74-pitch outing. Kluber pitched men on base each inning, but did use his sinker effectively at various points. Sanchez, coming off a disastrous .147 batting average last season, homered a few rows in the left-field seats to open the quarter when he hit a 2-2 slider by Ross Stripling (0-1) to hit the Yankees. a 2 -1 lead. His teammate Jay Bruce celebrated his 34th birthday with a two-run single from the bases loaded in the sixth. Royals 11, Rangers 4 Michael A. Taylor repeated his standout Opening Day, home run and three runs for the second straight game as host Kansas City defeated Texas and scored in double figures for the second straight game. Taylor’s homer in the fifth started the Royals on their comeback from a 4-0 deficit. His two-run double with the bases loaded in the sixth gave the Royals the lead. Mike Minor (1-0) took the victory for Kansas City, allowing four runs and four hits in six innings. Josh Sborz (0-1) took the loss for Texas after failing to retire a batter. Orioles 4, Red Sox 2 Maikel Franco drove in two runs, and teammates Anthony Santander (MC 🙂 and Trey Mancini each added an RBI when visiting Baltimore beat Boston. The Orioles have now taken the first two games of this weekend’s series with Boston, and they did it the same way each time, using timely punches and good pitching. Matt Harvey started and allowed two runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings in his Baltimore debut. Harvey was effective, but he faded a bit in the fifth, and the bullpen took over after that. Adam Plutko (1-0) came in and pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings, taking the win. Cubs 5, Pirates 1 Jake Arrieta pitched six solid innings to earn the victory on his return to Chicago, which received solo homers from fellow 2016 World Series winners Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward in a win over visiting Pittsburgh in the middle of a match of three. game series. Arrieta (1-0), who returned to Chicago in February after spending the previous three seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, allowed one run and six hits and one walk while striking out five. The 35-year-old right-hander gave up the run and allowed three runners in a 25-pitch first inning, but threw only 59 pitches in the last five innings, during which the Pirates landed a runner past first base. Arrieta was 68-31 with a 2.73 ERA for the Cubs between 2013 and 2017, a span in which he threw two no-hitters, won the 2015 National League Cy Young and anchored the rotation when Chicago won its first World Series. in 108 years in 2016. Astros 9, Athletics 1 Yordan Alvarez hit a three-run homer between three hits, and four Houston pitchers limited Oakland to a total of three singles as the visiting Astros outscored the Athletics three in a row. Lance McCullers Jr. (1-0) struck out seven in five innings, allowing just one run and two hits, to help Houston start 3-0 for the first time since its 2017 World Series winning year. Cole Irvin ( 0-1), a southpaw who earned a spot in the Athletics starting rotation in spring training, couldn’t get out of the fifth inning, loaded with four runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out two. Tigers 5, Indians 2 Jeimer Candelario had three hits, two runs scored and one RBI, Julio Teheran won his Detroit debut and the Tigers defeated visiting Cleveland. Tehran went five innings, allowing one run and four hits. He pitched for the Los Angeles Angels last season. Eddie Rosario homered and drove in both Cleveland runs. He reached base three times as he also walked two. Reds 9, Cardinals 6 Tucker Barnhart homered for a six-run third inning at Cincinnati and Nick Castellanos was ejected after tempers flared in the Reds’ win over visiting St. Louis. Adam Wainwright (0-1) retired his first six batters in order before running into trouble in the third when the veteran walked Tyler Naquin before allowing Barnhart to blast to right center field. The Reds followed up with six inning singles and forced Wainwright out early after a two-out, two-run single by Naquin gave them a 6-1 lead. Jake Woodford replaced Wainwright and sparked a bench cleaning discussion after hitting Castellanos with a 92 mph fastball in the fourth. Castellanos stared at the mound before taking his base and finally scored on a wild pitch, glaring at Woodford after slipping under his tag. Both dugouts emptied and Castellanos was sent off for the first time in his career, but no punches were thrown and order was restored within minutes. –Field level media