The Boston Red Sox recorded an 8-7 come-from-behind MLB win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night courtesy of Brock Holt’s first career grand slam.
The Red Sox were trailing 7-2 when Holt homered in the top of the sixth inning to bring Boston within one and David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez added RBI singles to cap the comeback.
Josh Donaldson hit a grand slam of his own for the Blue Jays that had put them 7-2 ahead before Boston rallied.
Jordan Zimmermann threw seven scoreless innings to help the Detroit Tigers to a 4-0 win over the New York Yankees and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2.
Danny Salazar allowed one run on two hits over 5 1/3 innings, striking out seven and walking three to help the Cleveland Indians to a 7-1 win over the Chicago White Sox.
The San Diego Padres ended a 30-inning scoreless streak to open the season with a six-run fourth inning on their way to a 13-6 win over the Colorado Rockies.
Starling Marte’s first career grand slam in the eighth inning led the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Jeremy Hazelbaker, Aledmys Diaz and Greg Garcia hit pinch-hit home runs as the St Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 7-4.
Chris Davis, Jonathan Schoop, Nolan Reimold and Manny Machado scored home runs in the Baltimore Orioles‘ 6-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, with the Oakland Athletics beating the Seattle Mariners 3-2.
Scooter Gennett, Chris Carter and Ryan Braun homered to earn the Milwaukee Brewers a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 and the Arizona Diamondbacks got the better of the Chicago Cubs 3-2.
Rougned Odor’s homer helped the Texas Rangers to a 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels, whose city rivals the Dodgers slipped to a 3-2 defeat in the 10th inning to the San Francisco Giants.