The New York Yankees extended their winning streak in MLB on Friday, while the Washington Nationals edged to a hard-fought victory.
Starlin Castro went two-for-four with a home run and two RBIs to lift the Yankees to a fifth straight win as they beat the St Louis Cardinals 4-3.
Daniel Murphy delivered a walk-off double to see the Nationals overcome the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 after 10 innings.
Elsewhere, the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2, the Baltimore Orioles claimed a 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays and the Detroit Tigers edged the Cleveland Indians 7-6.
The Milwaukee Brewers were too good for the Cincinnati Reds 10-4, the Miami Marlins got past the New York Mets 3-2 and the Tampa Bay Rays had a 10-5 win against the Boston Red Sox.
The Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 5-2, the Chicago White Sox edged the Minnesota Twins 2-1 and the Kansas City Royals eased past the Los Angeles Angels 7-1.
The Houston Astros claimed a 7-2 win against the Oakland Athletics, the Los Angeles Dodgers crushed the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-1, the Seattle Mariners edged the Texas Rangers 2-1 and the San Francisco Giants easily beat the Colorado Rockies 8-2.
Marlins duo Miguel Rojas and Dee Gordon collected three hits apiece against the Mets. Gordon went three-for-five with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base. Rojas went three-for-three with a walk and two runs scored, including the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.
NATIONALS WALK OFF
Murphy had a walk-off hit as Harper flew around the bases to score.
Reining American League (AL) Cy Young winner Rick Porcello (1-1) was blasted Friday. Already struggling this season, Porcello allowed eight earned runs off eight hits and four home runs in a loss to the Rays. The Red Sox starter now has a whopping 7.56 ERA through three starts this season.
PIRATES IN CHICAGO
Jake Arrieta (2-0) looks to remain perfect this season against struggling, yet promising, Pirates (4-6) prospect Tyler Glasnow (0-1). The Cubs (6-4) have a few kinks to even out after a few bumpy games, but the defending World Series champions are allowed at least a small hangover after waiting over 100 years to party.
24. April 2017
|Former South Africa seamer Tsotsobe charged with match fixing|
|Wijnaldum urges Liverpool to keep fighting|
|Chernova stripped of Olympic bronze after further doping violation|
|Conte: FA Cup win over Tottenham will not benefit Chelsea in title race|
|Messi feels Clasico win an important step towards LaLiga glory|
|Inter give Pioli vote of confidence|
|´World´s oldest number one´ Serena posts message to unborn baby|
|Former Lions lock O´Callaghan signs new Worcester deal|
|Messi is not selfish – Conte shoots down Fabregas over Hazard advice|
|Allegri: Juventus not perfect yet|
|Wrist injury rules Cibulkova out of Stuttgart Open|
|Zidane has no regrets over playing Bale in Clasico|
|Ibrahimovic is privileged physically - Herrera|
|Vitali Klitschko backs his brother in what could be last-chance saloon|
|Lahm desperate for DFB-Pokal glory before retirement|
|McQueen among uncapped trio in England squad|
|Bojan revels in landmark strike against Bayern|
|Schalke laugh off Liverpool interest in Kolasinac, Meyer and Goretzka|
|Lyon ready to ´go crazy´ to keep Lacazette – Aulas|
|Sharks centre Esterhuizen hit with six-week ban|
|Renault boss rules out doing ´crazy things´ to tempt Alonso|
|Mata could return for Manchester United season finale|
|We´ve let him down – Ramsey wants FA Cup win to repay Wenger|
|George Burgess hit with four-match ban|
|Five finals between Monaco and Ligue 1 glory – Falcao|
|Pacquiao ´not done yet´ with boxing|
|Martial ´a new player´ as Mourinho hails Burnley performance|
|Malinga named in Sri Lanka Champions Trophy squad|
|Play Man United without a referee? I would prefer that – Toure fury with Wembley officials|
|Czech Republic international Rajtoral dead at 31|
|#Messi500 breakdown: How Clasico winner took Messi to new heights|
|This is where he should be fighting! – De La Hoya wants to take Joshua to US|
|Cavs sweep Pacers, Rockets poised to advance|
|Stanley Cup playoffs three stars: Capitals avert crisis, take care of Leafs in classic|
|Rockies sweep Giants, Tigers win easily|
|Marcelo: Madrid not inferior to Barca after Clasico loss|
|New Zealand regain trio for Champions Trophy|
|MLS Review: Larin brace sinks NYC, Dempsey stars for Sounders|
|Thunder´s Westbrook chides reporter after loss|
|Clasico hero Messi a blessing for Barcelona, says Iniesta|
|The best player in history – Suarez congratulates Messi|
|Warriors´ Kerr noncommittal about return to postseason|
|NBA needs to control rowdy fans or else I have to protect myself - Beverley|
|Carvajal: Ramos red card defined Clasico and Madrid loss to Barca|
|Gabriel gives Windies hope on landmark day for Younis|
|Messi cannot surprise anyone – Rakitic lauds Barcelona hero|
|Sergio Ramos feels red card was excessive: I did not try to hurt Messi|
|Chappell finally wins on PGA Tour with victory at Texas Open|
|I don´t understand your question - Wenger unsure of impact from semi-final win|
|Giving up is not an option - Injured United star Ibrahimovic vows to return|
|Pique: Ramos will realise he deserves his red once he gets home|
|Belarus to face USA in Fed Cup final as Czech reign ended|
|Zidane: Real Madrid should have been smarter with 10 men|
|Lyon 1 Monaco 2: Falcao and Mbappe make the difference|
|Messi is decisive even when he´s eating dinner at home - Luis Enrique hails Barca star after Clasico|
23. April 2017
|Messi dependence returns but Barcelona blow LaLiga title race wide open again|
|Kante named PFA Player of the Year, Alli retains Young Player of the Year award|
|Luis Enrique matches Guardiola feat with victory in El Clasico|
|Real Madrid 2 Barcelona 3: Messi settles thrilling Clasico as Barca go top of LaLiga|
|Juventus 4 Genoa 0: Much-changed champions make light work of strugglers|
|Messi reaches 500 goals for Barcelona with dramatic Clasico winner|
|Younis in record-breaking form again to reach 10,000 Test runs|
|Mourinho unsure of Pogba fitness for Manchester derby|
|Marquez reigns supreme again at Circuit of the Americas as Vinales retires|
|Messi sets new record after ending his worst Clasico goal drought|
|Bale limps out of El Clasico|
|Guardiola: Manchester City struggled with Arsenal´s long balls|
|Galatasaray 0 Fenerbahce 1: Late Souza header seals Istanbul derby glory|
|I had to say a few words to the boys - Klopp|
|49 all out: RCB register record low in humiliating defeat to KKR|