CINCINNATI – Reds rookie Graham Ashcraft provided another gem, throwing seven rounds of one ball, and Joey Foto and Kyle Farmer hitting three-pointers in Cincinnati’s 8-1 win over Washington.
Ashcraft, the 24-year-old (2-0), who grabbed his first league win last week, reached the 1990s with his drill and cutter. He hit four and only allowed four, and the Nationals closed until Josh hit Bill Homer solo in the seventh inning.
Art Warren and Joel Kuhnel both provided a negative run to finish him off with the Reds.
Joan Adon (1-9) allowed three runs and six strokes during the 5 1/3 innings for the Nationals.
Yankee 6, Angels 1
NEW YORK – Matt Carpenter finished an 11-court game with a home lead against Shohei Ohtani, Jabber Torres and Aaron Judge added single shots from the two-way star, and the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-1 Thursday to open a double-header.
Nestor Cortes (5-1) made seven ranked rounds, DJ LeMahieu as well, and the league’s leading Yankees secured themselves a series victory over relegated Los Angeles.
The Angels lost their seventh in a row, their worst slippage since slipping eight games in 2019.
Wandy Peralta succeeded in his first block, hitting Ohtani to finish it off.
Ohtani (3-4) was charged with four runs and eight hits in three or more innings. He’s made no fewer than five rounds in his previous six starts.
Blue Jays 8, White Sox 3
TORONTO – Alec Manoah entered the eighth inning, Teoscar Hernandez scored, and Toronto expanded their winning streak to eight games by beating Chicago.
Santiago Espinal scored a three-hit and three RBI as the rookie Blue Jays won for the 12th time in 15 games. Chicago swept a three-game streak, losing six of eight.
Manoh (6-1) allowed three runs and six hits, one walked and five hits in 7 2/3 innings. He’s 9-0 with a 2.12 ERA in 13 career starts.
Johnny Koito (0-2) allowed three wins and seven strikes in six for Chicago. He didn’t walk with nothing and hit five.
Marlins 3, Giants 0
Miami – Sandy Alcantara allowed three strikes in seven innings and Miami beat San Francisco.
The 26-year-old right-handed walked twice and hit the eighth, extending his dominant streak of recent times. Alcantara (6-2) has completed at least seven rounds in his last five starts and only allowed three winning runs. He lowered his ERA to 1.81.
John Berti had two strokes while Jacob Stallings, Jesus Aguilar and Miguel Rojas drove the Marlins races. Stephen Ockert Alcantara rested and made a proper goal. Tanner Scott finished the match with a perfect nine to save him for the second time.
Giants player Camilo Duval knocked out starter Alex Wood (3-5) after Jorge Soler’s singles in sixth place. Wood let run twice, hit four, walk twice and hit five. The left-hander lost his last three decisions.
Rise 3, Rangers 1
ARLINGTON, Texas – Corey Klopper excelled once again at Globe Live Field, delivering six solid runs to give Tampa Bay a win over Texans.
Klopper (2-2) allowed one run and four hits, hit four and didn’t walk with nothing. The two-time AL Cy Young winner matched his longest outing of the season.
Vidal Brogan hit the RBI double in the second and Yandy Diaz won in the third with Tampa Bay. Rays’ loyal fifth Ryan Thompson made a perfect ninth in his third stop in six chances this season.
Rangers lost two goals in a row after hitting 0.500 for the first time since May 2021.
Klopper’s only run was two goals from the first court run by Marcus Simin in sixth.
Taylor Hearn (3-4) allowed all three rays to run with six hits and four walks.
Tigers 3, Twin 2
DETROIT – Daz Cameron green-lighted Homer two in the eighth inning and the Detroit rookie beat struggling Minnesota.
Cameron’s shot from 416 feet left center off Emilio Pagan (1-2) scored by Eric Haas, who fired once for the Tigers.
Alex Lange (3-1) gave up his walk and shot once in the pivotal eighth game and Gregory Soto closed or blocked the 10th.
In the middle, Minnesota, the only team in the division to score a win, lost seven out of 10 games.
Jonathan Schop hit an RBI single in the first inning to account for seven of Detroit’s 10 runs over two games.