WASHINGTON -AP- Anthony Rendon homered twice and drove in five runs, Joe Ross returned from the minors to allow one run over a career high-tying eight innings, and the Washington Nationals routed the Seattle Mariners 10-1 on Tuesday night.
Bryce Harper added his 14th homer and Jayson Werth hit his seventh off Chris Bergman (1-2), who allowed all of the Nationals' runs and 14 of their 15 hits.
Rendon doubled before his second homer -- and seventh of the season -- completed an eight-run fourth inning. Ryan Zimmerman also had three hits.
Mike Zunino homered off Ross (2-0) in his return from his own minor league stint. Robinson Cano was hitless in his first game back from the disabled list following a thigh injury as Seattle dropped its fourth straight.
CHICAGO -AP- Jon Lester pitched a four-hitter for Chicago's first complete game of the season, and the Cubs beat Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Tuesday night in a rainy rematch of last year's playoff opener.
Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer as Chicago improved to 5-2 on its nine-game home stand. Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward also connected, helping the Cubs bounce back from their 6-4 loss to the Giants on Monday night.
Lester and Cueto hooked up in a memorable pitchers' duel in Game 1 of the NL Division Series last October, with Chicago winning 1-0 on Javier Baez's eighth-inning homer. The Cubs eliminated the Giants in four games and went on to their first World Series title in 108 years.
Lester (3-2) was sharp once again in the low-profile reunion. Cueto (4-4) was just OK, striking out eight in six innings, but surrendering Chicago's three homers.
Brandon Crawford doubled in Buster Posey in the fifth, and that was it for the Giants. Lester retired the side in order in the ninth, getting Christian Arroyo to foul out to left on his 99th pitch for the final out.
San Francisco dropped to 3-2 on its seven-game trip to St. Louis and Chicago. It had won eight of 10 overall.
The start of the game was delayed 65 minutes by rain. After the first four batters struck out, Schwarber drove a 3-2 pitch from Cueto over the bleachers in right and onto Sheffield Avenue for his seventh homer.
Heyward added another solo shot into the basket in right in the second, and Rizzo's ninth homer made it 4-0 in the fourth.
It was more than enough for Lester, who struck out 10 and walked none in his 15th career complete game. His previous longest outing of the season was seven innings, on April 16 against Pittsburgh and May 7 against the New York Yankees.
He was helped by another solid defensive performance after a shaky start for the Cubs in the field. Shortstop Addison Russell made a slick stop behind second to begin a 6-4-3 double play in the second, and rookie Ian Happ had a nice grab in center on Brandon Belt's liner in the seventh.
The Cubs recalled RHP Felix Pena from Triple-A Iowa and optioned LHP Zac Rosscup to their top farm club. The 27-year-old Pena has no record and a 3.60 ERA in two appearances with the major league team this year.
NEW YORK -AP- Danny Duffy beat the Yankees for the second time in a week and rookie Jorge Bonifacio capped a three-run, seventh-inning rally with a go-ahead, two-run homer that led the Kansas City Royals over New York 6-2 on Tuesday night.
Lorenzo CainWhit Merrifield and Mike Moustakas also homered late for the Royals, who went deep four times in a span of nine batters.
Duffy beats Yanks for 2nd time in week as Royals win 6-2
New York rookie Jordan Montgomery took a one-hit shutout and 2-0 lead into the seventh before a solo homer by Cain, who had been hitless in 14 at-bats.
On the 22nd anniversary of Mariano Rivera's major league debut, the Yankees' usually reliable bullpen flopped: Adam Warren (1-1), Jonathan Holder and Chasen Shreve all allowed long balls.
Home runs by Aaron Hicks in the fourth and Chris Carter in the fifth staked New York to a 2-0 lead against Duffy (4-3). The 28-year-old left-hander wasn't as sharp as he was in Kansas City last Thursday, when he struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings to beat Montgomery, but Duffy got a key out in the fifth when Starlin Castro stranded the bases loaded with an inning-ending flyout.
Duffy gave up two runs and six hits, struck out seven and walked two. Kansas City's opening-day starter, he had been 0-3 in his previous five outings before reviving against the Yankees.
New York put two on against Joakim Soria in the eighth, and first baseman Eric Hosmer leaped to snag Chase Headley's two-out liner. Jacoby Ellsbury bounced into a game-ending double play -- at first it wasn't clear the game was over, but umpires ruled Merrifield tagged Carter running from first to second before the second baseman threw to first.
In the best of his eight big-league starts, Montgomery began 17 of 22 batters with strikes and walked none for the first time, although he did get four warning-track flyouts. He allowed five runs over five innings in last week's loss to Duffy.
Warren relieved Montgomery with two outs in the seventh, and Salvador Perez singled to right, just over the outstretched glove of a leaping Castro.
Bonifacio, who made his big league debut April 21, sent the next pitch into the right-field seats for his fourth home run in five games and sixth overall. Merrifield connected off Holder leading off the eighth, and Moustakas greeted Shreve later in the inning with his 11th homer, a two-run drive.
Royals OF Alex Gordon was due back in New York late Tuesday following the birth of daughter Joey Lynn, and manager Ned Yost said Gordon will be available to play Wednesday.
Gleyber Torres started at third base for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and the 20-year-old went 1 for 3 with a single, walk and strikeout against Columbus in his Triple-A debut. "I know sometimes it feels like you're a long ways away, but things can happen really quickly in this game," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
Kansas City sent RHP Al Alburquerque outright to Triple-A Omaha.
Yankees backup C Austin Romine was 0 for 3 and is hitless in 19 at-bats.
HOUSTON -AP- Juan Centeno and Yuli Gurriel homered to help the Houston Astros to a 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Centeno was making his debut with the Astros by filling in for catcher Brian McCann, who is on the 7-day concussion list. His solo home run made it 3-0 in the fourth. The Tigers cut the lead to one on a two-run homer by Mikie Mahtook in the seventh inning before Centeno singled and scored as Houston tacked on two runs in the bottom of that inning to push the lead to 5-2.
Centeno's homer helps Astros over Tigers 6-2
Houston starter Lance McCullers (5-1) allowed a season-low one hit in five innings to extend his American League-leading streak of scoreless innings to 22. But his early exit came after he needed 96 pitches to get through the fifth in what was his third straight start without allowing a run.
Jordan Zimmermann (4-3), who turned 31 on Tuesday, yielded five hits and four runs -- two earned -- in six-plus innings for the loss.
BOSTON -AP- Xander Bogaerts had three hits and three RBI, Dustin Pedroia had a two-run double during a four-run sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 11-6 on Tuesday night.
Rick Porcello (3-5) won for just the second time at home despite allowing 11 hits in 6 2/3 innings.
Bogaerts has 3 hits, 3 RBIs as Red Sox beat Rangers 11-6
The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner struck out four and allowed five runs, four earned.
Joey Gallo got his 14th homer for Texas, and Shin-Soo Choo went 2 for 5 with two RBI.
Texas entered having won 11 of 12. The 11 runs allowed marked a season high.
Andrew Cashner (1-4) pitched five innings, allowing five runs, six hits and four walks. He also threw a pair of wild pitches, one of them allowing Bogaerts to score from third and put Boston up 2-1 after three.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -AP- Cameron Maybin and Mike Trout hit back-to-back home runs to begin the game, Matt Shoemaker won his third consecutive start and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Tuesday night.
Maybin led off by homering on a 3-1 pitch from Alex Cobb.
Trout connected on the next pitch for his 15th homer, including seven in his last 11 games.
Shoemaker (4-2), coming off victories over Detroit and the Chicago White Sox, gave up three hits, three walks and struck out five in 6 1/3 innings. He has won all four career starts against the Rays.
Los Angeles has won seven of nine. The Rays have lost three in a row after a season-high four-game winning streak.
Cobb (4-4) allowed four runs and seven hits over 7 1/3 innings.