Orioles 8, Yankees 0
Chris Tillman pitched seven effective innings and Jonathan Schoop
drove in two runs against Masahiro Tanaka as the Baltimore Orioles
blanked the New York Yankees.
Shortstop J.J. Hardy added a three-run double and third baseman
Manny Machado contributed an RBI single as the Orioles collected
four runs in the eighth. Catcher Caleb Joseph hit his first career
home run in the ninth.
Tillman won for the first time in four starts and worked around four
walks while throwing 67 of 114 pitches for strikes.
Tanaka (11-2) allowed three runs and seven hits in seven innings and
lost for the first time in six starts.
Tigers 10, Indians 4
Ian Kinsler had three hits and Miguel Cabrera two, including a home
run and three RBIs, as the Detroit Tigers completed a three-game
sweep of the Cleveland Indians.
The Tigers have won four games in a row overall to move back into
first place in the American League's Central Division. Detroit
outscored Cleveland in the sweep 21-12.
Right-hander Max Scherzer (9-3), who in his last start gave up 10
runs in four innings vs. Kansas City, held Cleveland to one run on
six hits, with eight strikeouts and two walks.
Reds 4, Blue Jays 3
Third baseman Todd Frazier's go-ahead, two-run home run in the fifth
inning rallied the Cincinnati Reds to a victory over the Toronto
Blue Jays in the finale of a three-game series.
Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion hit his 24th home run, and
third in the series, off Johnny Cueto in the eighth.
Toronto lost second baseman Brett Lawrie when he had his right index
finger fractured by a Cueto pitch in the second inning and right
fielder Jose Bautista left in the third with left leg tightness.
Cincinnati lost second baseman Brandon Phillips after five innings
with a bruised right heel.
Cardinals 5, Phillies 3
St. Louis rallied from a 3-0 deficit with four runs in the fourth to
take the lead for good in a win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Jhonny Peralta and Mark Ellis finished with two RBIs apiece for St.
Louis while Carlos Martinez (1-3) retired 12 of the last 13 men he
faced in his second spot start of the week.
Nationals 4, Braves 1
Tanner Roark took a shutout into the sixth inning and his bullpen
got the last 11 outs as the Washington Nationals beat the frustrated
Washington extended its first-place lead in the National League East
over the Braves.
Atlanta third baseman Chris Johnson was ejected in the sixth for
arguing when he was called out on strikes on a check swing. Braves
outfielder Justin Upton was ejected in the ninth by after he struck
Twins 6, White Sox 5
A three-run fourth inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to a four-game
sweep of their rivals from the Windy City.
Joe Mauer helped the outburst and finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs
while Minnesota starter Phil Hughes improved to 8-3 despite allowing
five runs in five innings.
Pirates 2, Cubs 1
Brandon Cumpton allowed just two hits through seven innings in
another productive Pittsburgh pitching outing as the Pirates held on
to beat the Chicago Cubs.
Pittsburgh scored twice in the third inning on left fielder Travis
Snider's fourth homer and an RBI single from second baseman Josh
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Mariners 2, Royals 1
Catcher Mike Zunino homered to break a tie and Roenie Elias logged a
quality start as the Seattle Mariners topped the Kansas City Royals
to sweep a weekend series.
Zunino's seventh-inning leadoff homer put the Mariners ahead to
Elias (7-5) was replaced by Yoervis Medino with two outs in the
seventh. He limited the Royals to one run on five singles, while
striking out five and walking two.
Mets 11, Marlins 5
Jon Niese won his first game in a month, and second baseman Daniel
Murphy slugged a three-run homer to lead the New York Mets to a win
over the Miami Marlins.
Niese (4-4) had gone five straight starts without a win before
Sunday, when he pitched six innings and allowed six hits, two walks
and three runs.
Rays 5, Astros 2
Rays starter Erik Bedard held the Astros to two runs in five-plus
innings, and Tampa Bay's bullpen pitched exceptionally well, with
Juan Carlos Oviedo, Grant Balfour, Jake McGee and Joel Peralta
combining for 3 2/3 innings of hitless, scoreless relief.
Tampa Bay got three hits from third baseman Evan Longoria, who drove
in the Rays' first run in the first. Longoria also had a key single
in the three-run sixth.
Red Sox 7, Athletics 6 (10 innings)
Designated hitter David Ortiz launched a tie-breaking, solo home run
off left-hander Fernando Abad leading off the top of the 10th inning
to lift the Boston Red Sox to a victory over the Oakland A's.
Catcher David Ross and first baseman Mike Napoli also hit solo home
runs for the Red Sox.
Brewers 6, Rockies 5
Jonathan Lucroy broke a 3-3 tie with a single that scored two runs
in the fifth inning to help Milwaukee to a victory over Colorado.
Lyle Overbay homered in the ninth to push the Milwaukee lead to 6-4,
while starter Kyle Lohse worked five innings to improve to 9-2.
Dodgers 2, Padres 1
Los Angeles right-hander Ryu Hyun-Jin retired the first nine Padres
he faced and allowed one run over six innings as the Dodgers
defeated San Diego.
Ryu improved to 9-3.
The Padres announced the firing of general manager Josh Byrnes, who
was appointed in October 2011, just before the game.
Giants 4, Diamondbacks 1
San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner gave up two infield hits
in eight-plus innings and catcher Buster Posey doubled and scored in
a three-run ninth inning in the Giants' victory over the Arizona
Bumgarner (9-4) struck out seven and walked two while winning for
the seventh time in his past eight decisions.
Angels 5, Rangers 2
Rookie right-hander Matt Shoemaker pitched 7-2/3 innings as the Los
Angeles Angels defeated the Texas Rangers.
Texas starter Yu Darvish (7-4) took his second consecutive loss.
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