In other AL action, it was:
‧ Blue Jays 5, Astros 2
Ryan Braun hit three home runs and tied a franchise record with seven RBIs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over Philadelphia 10-4 on Tuesday, spoiling the Phillies’ home opener.
Coming off a three-game sweep of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, the Brewers won their fourth straight game and improved to 5-2.
Kyle Lohse (1-1) allowed three runs and seven hits, walking five.
Braun connected twice off Kyle Kendrick (0-1), snapping the longest homerless drought of his career. The 2011 NL MVP came in with only three singles in 20 at-bats this season.
However, Braun, who is bothered by a right thumb injury, felt just fine, as usual, in Philadelphia. He has 10 homers and 21 RBIs in 20 career games at Citizens Bank Park.
GIANTS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 3
In San Francisco, Michael Morse hit a two-run single to back Tim Hudson as each made memorable home debuts with their new team, and Brandon Belt hit a two-run homer for San Francisco.
Hudson (2-0) shut down the D-backs for the second time in seven days with an eight-inning gem in his first outing at AT&T Park since he agreed to a US$23 million, two-year contract in November last year.
Belt’s drive off Trevor Cahill (0-3) gave him five homers and the Giants a majors-leading 12.
New Giants left fielder Morse emphatically pumped his fist at first base after a third-inning single, then added a two-out double in the fifth.
Belt became the first Giants player since Jose Cruz Jr in 2003 to hit five home runs through the first eight games.
NATIONALS 5, MARLINS 0
In Washington, Gio Gonzalez threw six crisp innings to lead Washington.
Gonzalez allowed three singles and two walks. He allowed one baserunner to get as far as second, and struck out five hitters. He retired his last 10 batters and is 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA.
Adam LaRoche had three hits and drove in a run off Henderson Alvarez (0-2). Anthony Rendon went two-for-four with three RBIs as Washington improved to 5-2.
Miami entered an NL-best 5-2, a year after finishing with a league-high 100 losses. Led by Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins were averaging a majors-best six runs a game, but they could not solve Gonzalez or four relievers.
METS 4, BRAVES 0
In Atlanta, Bartolo Colon combined with two relievers on an eight-hitter, while Ruben Tejada drove in two runs with two hits as New York beat Atlanta. Jose Valverde loaded the basses in the ninth, before Jason Heyward flied to the warning track in center field to end it.
In other NL action, it was:
‧ Cardinals 7, Reds 5
‧ Pirates 7, Cubs 6
In interleague play, it was:
‧ Dodgers 3, Tigers 2, 10 Inns
‧ White Sox 15, Rockies 3
‧ Indians 8, Padres 6