UNDATED (AP) — Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was in top form as he made his season debut Sunday afternoon.
Chapman struck out the side in a hitless ninth inning to close out the Reds' 4-1 triumph over Colorado. His first four pitches were clocked at 100 mph, and he fanned Nolan Arenado with a 102-mph before hitting 101 mph on his final four throws.
The flame-throwing lefty was on the mound less than two months after being struck above the left eye by a line drive during a spring training camp.
Todd Frazier hit a solo homer and Skip Schumacher had two RBIs to support Homer Bailey, who gave up Charlie Blackmon's home run and just three other hits over 7 1/3 innings.
Also in the majors:
— Josmil Pinto and Eduardo Nunez hit RBI singles in a three-run eighth that gave Minnesota a 4-3 comeback win at Detroit. The Tigers' bullpen surrendered four runs after Robbie Ray allowed just four hits in six shutout innings.
— Alcides Escobar hit a grand slam and Johnny Giavotella added a go-ahead, three-run shot to give the Kansas City Royals a comeback 9-7 victory in Seattle. Dustin Ackley homered twice for the Mariners, who made five errors in losing for only the fifth time in 17 games.
— John Lackey worked seven strong innings in Boston's 5-2 victory at Texas, allowing two runs while striking out nine. A.J. Pierzynski lined a two-run single and Dustin Pedroia added a solo homer as the defending World Series champs moved over .500 for the first time since the third game of the season.
— Hank Conger was 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and four RBIs as the Los Angeles Angels blasted the Blue Jays 9-3 in Toronto. Howie Kendrick had three hits and scored three times to back Jared Weaver, who allowed one run and four hits in 6 1/3 innings.
— Nyjer Morgan and Michael Bourn drove in two runs apiece as Cleveland topped Tampa Bay 6-5. Josh Tomlin gave up two runs and six hits over six innings to win for the second time in two starts this season.
— Jason Castro crushed a three-run homer and Marc Krauss added a two-run blast as Houston downed Baltimore 5-2 to avoid a three-game sweep. Jarred Cosart (2-3) allowed two runs and eight hits over six innings to help the Astros win for just the second time in nine games and end the Orioles' season-high five-game winning streak.
— Milwaukee beat the New York Yankees in the rubber match as Mark Reynolds poked a walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Brewers past the Bombers 6-5. Rickie Weeks had three hits and two RBIs after the Yankees scored three times in the first inning.
— Derek Norris hit a pair of three-run home runs and Oakland completed a three-game sweep by clobbering Washington 9-1. Scott Kazmir allwed four hits in seven shutout innings for his fifth win.
— Chase Anderson won his major league debut, retiring 12 straight hitters and allowing one run and only two hits in 5 1/3 innings of Arizona's 5-1 triumph over the White Sox in Chicago. Gerardo Parra and Miguel Montero each hit a two-run homer in the Diamondbacks' fourth victory in five games.
— Justin Heyward smacked a two-run homer and Evan Gattis added a solo blast in Atlanta's 5-2 triumph over the Chicago Cubs. Aaron Harang struck out nine while holding the Cubs to a pair of runs and six hits in six innings.
— Pablo Sandoval had three hits and two RBIs, including the tiebreaking single in a three-run 10th that gave San Francisco a 7-4 win at Los Angeles. Sandoval's second RBI hit came after Dodgers' shortstop Hanley Ramirez belted a two-run homer to force extra innings.
— Will Venable slammed a solo homer and Chris Denorfia hit a two-run single before San Diego held on for a 5-4 win over Miami. Robbie Erlin struck out seven over 6 1/3 shutout innings, but the Padres gave up four runs in the ninth before completing a three-game sweep.
— The New York Mets erased a 4-1 deficit into the bottom of the ninth before beating Philadelphia 5-4 on Ruben Tejada's single in the 11th. Daniel Murphy's two-run homer sparked the comeback and helped the Mets end a five-game losing streak.
— Allen Craig and Yadier Molina each had two hits and an RBI as St. Louis nipped Pittsburgh 6-5. The Cardinals scored three unearned runs in the first inning following an error by Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez.
UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees have placed pitcher CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right knee. The move comes a day after the left-hander allowed three home runs in a no-decision against the Brewers. Hitters this season are batting .301 against Sabathia, who's 3-4 with a 5.28 ERA.
In other major league news:
— Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez appears headed to the disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Ramirez got hurt fielding a bouncer in the fourth inning of Saturday's 5-4 win over the New York Yankees.
— Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen has been activated off the 15-day disabled list after missing the start of the season with a bad back. Second baseman Chris Getz was designated for assignment to make room for Janssen
— Chris Davis was back at first base for the Baltimore Orioles after being forced onto the disabled list two weeks ago with a strained left side. The injury news isn't all good for the Orioles, who placed catcher Matt Wieters on the DL with a right elbow strain.
— The Washington Nationals have placed first baseman Adam LaRoche on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right quad. LaRoche aggravated the injury during Friday's 8-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics.