Jose Bautista hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning, and Rajai Davis scored on a wild pitch in the 10th to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-5 win over the Chicago White Sox at a dimmed U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday night.
Chien-Ming Wang made his first start of the season after signing with the injury-riddled Blue Jays, lasting 7 1/3 innings while giving up five runs and 10 hits.
During the 10th, there was a brief delay after a handful of bulbs in the light standards above the infield at U.S. Cellular Field went out as Ramon Troncoso (0-1) prepared to throw his 2-1 pitch to Adam Lind. Following the delay, Davis scored on Troncoso’s wild pitch.
Brett Cecil (2-0) went 1 2/3 innings for the win, and Casey Janssen pitched a scoreless 10th for his 13th save in 14 tries.
Alex Rios had three hits for the White Sox, and Conor Gillaspie ripped a three-run home run.
Reds 12, Cubs 2: Xavier
Paul hit a three-run home run, Joey Votto added a two-run shot, and the Reds roughed up Matt Garza and the Cubs.
Tony Cingrani (3-0), filling in for the injured Johnny Cueto, pitched seven strong innings as Cincinnati extended its franchise-best winning streak at Wrigley Field to 11 games. Cingrani, from Chicago’s south suburbs, allowed two runs and four hits, while striking out five and allowing one walk.
Zack Cozart added a three-run shot in the eighth, and Todd Frazier hit a solo homer in the second for the Reds.
Garza (1-1) was tagged for a career-high nine runs and nine hits in five-plus innings. He was lifted in the sixth after allowing six runs without retiring a batter.
Cardinals 9, Mets 2: Michael Wacha recovered
from a wild start to earn his first major league win, and Allen Craig hit a three-run homer for the Cardinals in a road victory over the staggering Mets.
Matt Holliday had three hits, and the NL Central leaders took advantage of a crucial error by new Mets first baseman Daniel Murphy, who shifted over from second after slumping Ike Davis got demoted to the minors.
David Freese extended his career-high hitting streak to 20 games, longest in the National League this season.
Wacha even knocked in a run with a groundout for his first RBI.
Omar Quintanilla homered for the Mets, who gave up seven unearned runs and lost for the seventh time in eight games.