Tigers 5, A's 4
Rajai Davis hit a walk-off grand slam in the ninth inning to give
the Detroit Tigers a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
Third baseman Nick Castellanos singled to third off Sean Doolittle
(1-3) to open the ninth before catcher Alex Avila lined a single
Center fielder Austin Jackson drew a walk then Davis hit a 1-0 pitch
for his third career grand slam and first career walk-off home run.
Oakland had scored three times in the eighth to take a 4-1 lead.
Rays 4, Yankees 3 (12 innings)
Logan Forsythe delivered an RBI single in the top of the 12th inning
to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 victory over the New York
Tampa Bay were two outs away from a 3-2 victory, but Joel Peralta
blew the save by allowing a solo home run to second baseman Brian
Roberts in the bottom of the ninth.
Left fielder Brandon Guyer was walked by Jose Ramirez (0-2) then
stole his second base of the game before Forsythe lined the next
pitch up the middle giving Tampa Bay victory.
Orioles 7, Rangers 1
First baseman Steve Pearce led a four-home run Baltimore attack with
a pair of two-run shots and right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez won his
first game in nearly two months as the Orioles rolled to a 7-1
victory over the Texas Rangers.
Pearce posted the first multi-homer game of his career and finished
2-for-5 with four RBIs thanks to his two-run homers off Texas
left-hander Joe Saunders.
Center fielder Adam Jones and shortstop J.J. Hardy also homered as
the Orioles jumped to an early 6-0 lead.
Jimenez allowed one unearned run on four hits with seven strikeouts
and one walk.
Nationals 7, Rockies 3
Ian Desmond hit a tiebreaking, three-run double in the sixth inning
as the Washington Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-3.
Desmond's bases loaded hit against reliever Rob Scahill gave the
Nationals a 5-2 lead and increased his team-leading RBI total to 49
with his 27th extra-base hit of the season.
Catcher Wilson Ramos drove in a run on a fielder's choice to make it
6-2 and cap the five-run barrage in the sixth before first baseman
Adam LaRoche crushed a solo homer in the seventh.
Cubs 2, Red Sox 0
Jake Arrieta carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning as the
Chicago Cubs beat the Boston Red Sox 2-0.
Right fielder Nate Schierholtz hit a two-run homer for the Cubs,
while Arrieta allowed just one baserunner on a fifth-inning walk,
and struck out 10.
Boston shortstop Stephen Drew singled with two outs in the eighth to
break up the no-hitter.
It was the second time in as many starts that Arrieta (5-1) had
flirted with history after he took a perfect game into the seventh
inning against the Cincinnati Reds on June 24.
Braves 5, Mets 3
Atlanta took advantage of three New York errors and scored four
times in the eighth inning to defeat the Mets 5-3.
Two of the runs were unearned while the Braves' final run was walked
in by Dana Eveland, the second Mets pitcher in an eighth inning that
featured three hits and two walks in addition to the three miscues.
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Mariners 10, Astros 4
The Seattle Mariners belted four home runs in a 10-4 victory over
the Houston Astros.
Second baseman Robinson Cano hit a three-run shot to left off Astros
right-hander Josh Zeid in the seventh inning after they had earlier
bashed two two-run home runs and a solo shot off Astros right-hander
Collin McHugh (4-7).
Cano went 2-for-5 while Mariners center fielder James Jones was
4-for-5 with three stolen bases.
Royals 6, Twins 1
Shortstop Alcides Escobar doubled twice and knocked in four runs as
the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1.
Escobar opened the scoring with his first double in the second
inning, ripping a blast off the wall in right field, scoring two.
He then belted another two-run double in the eighth to take the
score to 6-1.
Catcher Salvador Perez hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, his
team-leading 10th of the season, while third baseman Mike Moustakas
had two hits.
Dodgers 1, Indians 0
Pinch hitter Clint Robinson's RBI single in the seventh inning
boosted the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 1-0 victory over the Cleveland
Indians before 45,627 fans at Dodger Stadium.
The win gave the Dodgers (48-37) sole possession of first place in
the National League West, a half game ahead of the San Francisco
Dodgers starter Dan Haren threw a one-hit shutout over seven innings
with five strikeouts and a walk on 103 pitches (65 strikes),
retiring the final 13 batters he faced.
Dodgers left fielder Andre Ethier tripled off the wall in left to
open the seventh and scored on Robinson's two-out single up the
middle to break up a scoreless game.
Padres 1, Reds 0
Rookie right-hander Jesse Hahn and four relievers out-pitched former
Padre Mat Latos as San Diego defeated the Cincinnati Reds 1-0.
First baseman Tommy Medica, who singled for the Padres' only hit in
the second, walked and scored without the aid of a hit in the fifth.
Latos allowed one run on one hit and one walk with four strikeouts
over seven innings.
Hahn struck out a career-high nine Reds, with nine of his last 10
outs coming on strikeouts. (Compiled by Ben Everill)
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