ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Isaac Paredes homered in his first three at-bats and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Yankees 5-4 on Tuesday night, handing New York only its third loss in 20 games. Paredes, who had four RBIs, combined with Harold Ramirez for back-to-back homers in the first off Nestor Cortes, then put the Rays ahead 3-2 in the third and added a two-run drive in the fifth on the first pitch after Clarke Schmidt relieved. The Rays led 5-2 before Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth off Colin Poche, who got his fifth save when pinch-hitter Aaron Judge flied out to the left-field warning track. Shawn Armstrong (1-1), the second of seven Tampa Bay pitchers, got his first win for the Rays despite giving up DJ LeMahieu’s tying, two-run single in the second. Cortes (6-3) allowed four runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings, giving up three homers for the first time in his major league career. DODGERS 8, REDS 2 CINCINNATI (AP) – Tony Gonsolin became the first pitcher in the majors to win nine games, Freddie Freeman drove in five runs and Los Angeles beat Cincinnati. Gonsolin (9-0) gave up two runs on solo homers by Jonathan India and Albert Almora Jr. but only allowed one other hit through five innings and 87 pitches. The 28-year-old righty has a 1.58 ERA. Four Dodgers relievers threw scoreless innings to wrap it up. Tyler Mahle (2-6) was lucky to give up only four runs through six innings. He allowed 12 hits but manage to strand eight runners. Freeman had a two-run double and a bases-loaded triple. PIRATES 7, CUBS 1 PITTSBURGH (AP) – Bligh Madris hit his first major league home run and fellow rookie Roansy Contreras pitched five solid innings to lead Pittsburgh past Chicago. Madris hit solo shot to right-center field off Mark Leiter Jr. in the sixth inning to close the scoring. Contreras (2-1) allowed one run and four hits while striking out three and walking two. Cubs rookie Matt Swarmer (1-3) permitted five runs – four earned – and five hits in four innings while losing his third straight start. NATIONALS 3, ORIOLES 0 BALTIMORE (AP) – Erick Fedde allowed two hits over six innings, and Washington beat Baltimore for its second straight victory following an eight-game skid. César Hernández doubled on the game’s first pitch from Jordan Lyles (4-6) and scored on a double by Nelson Cruz to put Washington in front. Hernández added an RBI grounder in the second inning. Fedde (5-5) struck out four, walked one and did not allow a runner past first base. Kyle Finnegan worked the seventh, Carl Edwards Jr. pitched the eighth and Tanner Rainey completed the four-hitter for his eighth save. ___ More AP MLB: and

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