MLB roundup: After wild 10th inning, Mets top Nats

J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer in the top of the 10th inning Monday night for the New York Mets, who held off the host Washington Nationals 9-7 in the opener of a four-game series.

Martinez snapped an 0-for-12 skid by homering off Hunter Harvey (2-4). The Mets added much-needed insurance when Francisco Alvarez laced a two-out RBI triple and Jose Iglesias followed with a two-run homer.

In the bottom of the inning. Washington’s Jesse Winker had an RBI double and Ildemaro Vargas laced a two-run double off Tyler Jay. Reed Garrett gave up a run-scoring single to Keibert Ruiz but struck out Luis Garcia Jr., representing the potential winning run, for his fourth save.

Jake Diekman (2-2) got the win and Mark Vientos, Harrison Bader and Alvarez had two hits apiece for New York. Ruiz finished with three hits while Joey Meneses had two hits and two RBIs for Washington.

Rockies 8, Brewers 7 (10 innings)

Jake Cave hit a walk-off single with one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting Colorado over Milwaukee in Denver.

Brenton Doyle had two home runs and a double and three RBIs, Charlie Blackmon celebrated his 38th birthday with a homer and a single and Brendan Rodgers, Nolan Jones and Cave each had two hits and an RBI for the Rockies.

William Contreras went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and two runs, Christian Yelich tripled and had two hits and two runs and Willy Adames went 3-for-5 with an RBI for the Brewers.

Astros 3, Blue Jays 1

Yordan Alvarez hit a two-run home run, Jeremy Pena added a solo shot and visiting Houston defeated Toronto.

Alex Bregman had two hits for the Astros, who have won 10 of their past 11 and are 3-1 to open a 10-game road trip.

Ernie Clement hit a solo homer on Canada Day for the Blue Jays, who are 2-3 on their eight-game homestand.

–Field Level Media