Baseball: Career day for Rendon

Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run. Photo / AP
Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run. Photo / AP

Anthony Rendon had 10 RBIs, three home runs and six hits as the Washington Nationals took advantage of Noah Syndergaard's injury and mauled the New York Mets 23-5 on Monday to set a franchise scoring record.

Rendon went a career-best 6 for 6 and scored five times while breaking the club mark for RBIs. He became the 13th player in major league history to drive in 10 or more runs in a game - the first since Garret Anderson did it for the Angels in 2007.

Matt Wieters added two homers, a single and two walks as the Nationals salvaged the finale of a three-game series between NL East rivals. Adam Lind and Bryce Harper also homered while Harper scored four times to set a major league record for runs in April with 32.

Washington finished with a season-high 23 hits and scored the most runs in the history of the Expos/Nationals franchise. The Nationals' seven homers were their most since the team moved from Montreal to Washington in 2005.

Rendon, who began the day with no homers and five RBIs this season, raised his batting average from .226 to .278. He capped his incredible performance with a solo home run off Mets backup catcher Kevin Plawecki in the eighth. Harper and Lind went deep against Plawecki earlier in the inning.

It was a miserable day all-around for the Mets, who won the first two games of the series after losing six straight. They gave up 17 consecutive runs after trailing 6-5 in the fourth.

Syndergaard (1-2), the team's hard-throwing ace, left in the second inning with what the club called "a possible right lat strain" and was on his way back to New York for an MRI on Tuesday morning.

Red Sox 6, Cubs 2

Marco Hernandez scored the go-ahead run on Pedro Strop's wild pitch in Boston's four-run eighth inning.

The Red Sox took two of three in the lively weekend series that featured a strong showing for Cubs fans and the World Series trophies that ended long title droughts for the once-frustrated franchises.

Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer for Boston and Matt Barnes (3-0) worked one scoreless inning after completing his four-game suspension for throwing behind the head of Baltimore's Manny Machado.

Kris Bryant hit a solo homer for Chicago, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. Koji Uehara (0-2) got the loss.

Padres 5, Giants 2

Wil Myers hit a three-run homer in the top of the 12th inning to send San Diego past San Francisco.

Myers' seventh home run and second in two games came off reliever George Kontos (0-2). Cory Spangenberg singled against Kontos leading off the inning and Erick Aybar singled two batters later.

Hector Sanchez, who played parts of five seasons with the Giants, had a pinch-hit, two-run homer off San Francisco closer Mark Melancon in the ninth to send the game to extra innings. Sanchez's first home run of the season handed Melancon his second blown save in seven chances.

Sanchez represented the tying run after shortstop Eduardo Nunez booted Luis Sardinas' leadoff grounder for an error.

Indians 12, Mariners 4

Michael Brantley homered and Francisco Lindor had a two-run double as Cleveland scored eight times in the third inning against weary Seattle.

Brantley led off the big inning with a single and capped it with a two-run homer. Lindor, who had three RBIs, hit a solo homer in the third and preceded Brantley's homer with his double.

Josh Tomlin (2-3) allowed four runs in five-plus innings for the win. The Mariners began the sixth with six straight hits and scored three times but Nick Goody worked out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam.

Chase De Jong (0-2), making his first major league start, gave up six runs and nine hits in 2 2/3 innings. Nelson Cruz homered for the Mariners, who finished 4-6 on their 11-day road trip.

Roberto Perez had three hits and drove in three runs for the defending AL champions, who have won nine of 12.

Marlins 10, Pirates 3

Justin Bour drove in six runs with four hits, both career highs, as Miami rallied from a three-run deficit to end a four-game losing streak by beating Pittsburgh.

Bour had an RBI double in the second, an RBI single in the fourth, a two-run single off Trevor Williams (1-1) in the fifth and a two-run homer in Miami's six-run seventh.

Josh Bell hit a two-run homer for the Pirates but they were shut out over the final 8 2/3 innings.

Angels 5, Rangers 2

JC Ramirez got his first win as a starter on his fourth try after 111 career relief appearances while Jefry Marte homered and hit a tiebreaking, two-run single to help Los Angeles beat Texas.

Ramirez (3-2) matched his career high from two starts earlier with nine strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.

Marte had a solo homer in the ninth. Kole Calhoun also connected for the Angels and Shin-Soo Choo homered for Texas.

Orioles 7, Yankees 4

Mark Trumbo hit a go-ahead single in a three-run 11th off Bryan Mitchell, who returned to the mound after an unusual inning at first base, as Baltimore rebounded from another blown late lead.

Didi Gregorius hit a two-out, two-run single in the New York ninth that made it 4-all. Logan Verrett (1-0), making his Orioles debut, escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the 10th.

Joey Ricard singled with one out in the 11th against Mitchell (1-1), stole second and later scored on Trumbo's two-out single.

Blue Jays 3, Rays 1

Russell Martin hit a go-ahead single during a three-run rally in the eighth inning as Toronto posted back-to-back wins for the first time this year.

The Blue Jays started the day at 7-17, the worst record in the majors. A loss would've left them with the poorest winning percentage in March/April in team history.

Toronto then lost starter Aaron Sanchez, the AL ERA leader last year, after just one inning because of a split fingernail. Six Toronto relievers combined to limit the Rays to one run in eight innings. J.P. Howell (1-1) got one out and Roberto Osuna finished for his third save.

Reds 5, Cardinals 4

Joey Votto hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and Adam Duvall doubled three times and singled for Cincinnati.

The Reds had lost eight of their previous nine games.

Wandy Peralta (1-0) pitched a scoreless seventh. Closer Raisel Iglesias threw two innings to record his fourth save in as many chances.

Brewers 4, Braves 3

Domingo Santana homered twice and drove in four runs as Milwaukee ended Atlanta's four-game winning streak.

Santana hit a solo shot in the fifth then added a three-run drive in the sixth inning. He has five homers this season, including three in the three-game series against Atlanta.

Freddie Freeman hit his ninth home run for the Braves.

Tigers 7, White Sox 3

Jose Iglesias doubled and drove in three runs to help Detroit stop a four-game losing streak.

Jordan Zimmermann (3-1) picked up a sloppy victory, allowing three runs in five-plus innings.

Todd Frazier homered for the White Sox, who had won six in a row. Miguel Gonzalez (3-1) allowed seven runs and a career-high 14 hits in six innings.

Justin Upton went deep for the Tigers and Alex Avila had three hits.

Astros 7, Athletics 2

Dallas Keuchel threw 7 2/3 solid innings and Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run homer to lead Houston to the victory.

Keuchel (5-0) struck out nine while allowing one run and three hits. The left-hander became the second pitcher in Astros history to get five wins in April, joining Roger Clemens in 2004.

Ken Giles earned his sixth save after getting Yonder Alonso to fly out with the bases loaded.

Twins 7, Royals 5

Miguel Sano homered and drove in five runs to helpthe Twins hand the Royals their ninth straight loss.

Sano posted his fourth consecutive multihit game. He has 11 hits in his last 16 at-bats.

Sano connected in the third after Jason Hammel (0-3) walked Byron Buxton and Max Kepler. He added run-producing singles in the fourth and sixth innings.

Minnesota right-hander Phil Hughes (4-1) got the win despite allowing 10 hits and four runs in 5 2/3 innings. Brandon Kintzler yielded Whit Merrifield's two-out homer in the ninth before finishing for his seventh save.

Dodgers 5, Phillies 3

Andrew Toles hit a three-run homer and Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched 5 1/3 solid innings to help Los Angeles complete the three-game sweep.

Ryu (1-4) earned his first victory of the season in his second consecutive strong start. The veteran left-hander struck out nine and allowed one run.

Odubel Herrera hit a two-run homer for Philadelphia in the ninth. Kenley Jansen then came in and struck out Cesar Hernandez for his seventh save.

Diamondbacks 2, Rockies 0

Daniel Descalso hit a two-run homer into the Chase Field swimming pool in the 13th inning to lift Arizona to the victory.

Descalso's drive off Jordan Lyles (0-1) salvaged the finale of the weekend series for the Diamondbacks and ended the longest scoreless game in Chase Field history.

Seven pitchers, led by Patrick Corbin's 6 1/3 innings, combined to shut out the Rockies on five hits. Randall Delgado (1-0) pitched the final two innings to get the victory, finishing a 6-4 homestand for Arizona.

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