Kris Bryant turned his tiebreaking two-run double into a Little League homer with some heads-up baserunning, and the star rookie had three hits and three RBIs to lead Chicago to a 5-2 win over host Pittsburgh.
Bryant's two-run double off the base of the left-centerfield fence in the seventh snapped a tie at 1. He advanced to third on the throw to the plate, and after the throw got away from catcher Francisco Cervelli, Bryant found himself trapped between third and home. He dashed for the plate and scored when Cervelli dropped the throw home.
Bryant, who tied the score with an RBI single in the fifth, is 6-for-14 (.429) with four RBIs in four games since his much-anticipated call-up from Triple-A Iowa on Friday. He hit nine home runs in 40 at-bats for the Cubs in spring training.
The game was delayed 23 minutes after a female fan behind home plate was hit in the back of the head by a foul ball by the Cubs' Starlin Castro. She was conscious and alert when she was taken out of the seating area on a stretcher. The woman was standing in the first row when the ball, fouled straight back, hit the protective screen with such force that it struck her.
Padres 14, Rockies 3: Matt Kemp led a 17-hit attack by visiting San Diego by going 3-for-4 with four RBIs.
Reds 6, Brewers 1: Anthony Desclafani pitched eight shutout innings and Zach Cozart and Joey Votto homered for visiting Cincinnati.
Red Sox 7, Orioles 1: Baltimore made three errors that led to five unearned runs for host Boston in a game shortened by rain to 61/2 innings. The first pitch was thrown at 11:04 a.m. on Patriots' Day after Boston Marathon runners already were on the course that passes close to Fenway Park.
Royals 7, Twins 1: Edinson Volquez dodged trouble, giving up one run in seven innings, and host Kansas City scored a pair of runs on wild pitches. Kendrys Morales and Paulo Orlando drove in a pair each.
White Sox 4, Indians 3: Melky Cabrera capped host Chicago's four-run ninth inning with an RBI single. David Robertson worked a perfect ninth for his first win with the White Sox.
Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan was suspended for 80 games after a positive test for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's drug program. He was cited for Ipamorelin, which releases growth hormone.-- AP