[May 12, 2014]
May 11 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's Major League
Giants 7, Dodgers 4 (10 innings)
The San Francisco Giants scored three runs in the top of the 10th
inning to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Giants held a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning, but
Los Angeles (20-19) shortstop Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run home run
into the left-field pavilion against right-handed closer Sergio
San Francisco (24-14) then combined three hits, two walks and two
wild pitches in the top of the 10th into three runs.
Los Angeles pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who was making his home debut
after being reactivated from the disabled list May 5, struck out
nine batters and allowed three runs in seven innings.
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A's 9, Nationals 1
Derek Norris hit a pair of three-run homers, left-hander Scott
Kazmir threw seven shutout innings and the Oakland A's routed the
Washington Nationals to sweep their three-game series.
Washington pitcher, Gio Gonzalez, who was traded from Oakland
(23-15) in 2011, faced his former team for the first time and was
battered for seven runs in 4 1/3 innings.
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Brewers 6, Yankees 5
Third baseman Mark Reynolds' ninth-inning single drove in Rickie
Weeks as the Milwaukee Brewers overcame right-hander Francisco
Rodriguez's first blown save of the season and beat the Yankees.
Weeks finished 3-for-5 for the Brewers (24-14) who squandered a 5-4
lead in the ninth where New York's (19-17) Mark Teixeira hit a home
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Red Sox 5, Rangers 2
Boston Red Sox right-hander John Lackey struck out nine batters
during a seven-inning outing to lead Boston to victory.
Second baseman Dustin Pedroia went 2-for-3 with a walk and a home
run, and catcher A.J. Pierzynski had a two-run single in Boston's
three-run first inning. The Rangers fell to 19-19.
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Royals 9, Mariners 7
Alcides Escobar and Johnny Giavotella each hit a home run to drive
in a combined seven runs, leading the Royals to a win over the
Seattle Mariners, who homered three times.
The two teams combined for 23 hits, with Dustin Ackley and Kansas
City left fielder Alex Gordon both going 3-for-4.
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Diamondbacks 5, White Sox 1
Chase Anderson allowed only one run in his Major League debut and
Gerardo Parra and Miguel Montero each homered to lead the Arizona
Diamondbacks to a win over the Chicago White Sox.
Anderson faced the minimum through five innings with the only
blemish coming on Chicago (19-20) designated hitter Jose Abreu's
single to lead off the second.
The Diamondbacks (15-25) have won four of their last five games.
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Padres 5, Marlins 4
Will Venable opened the game with a home run and left-handed starter
Robbie Erlin pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings as the San Diego Padres
defeated the Miami Marlins.
The Marlins (20-18) were trailing 5-0 after seven innings before
scoring four runs in the eighth and stranding the tying run at
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Astros 5, Orioles 2
Houston Astros right-hander Jarred Cosart contained the Baltimore
Orioles' high-powered lineup, while Jason Castro and Marc Krauss
each homered, leading the Astros to a victory.
The Astros (12-26) won for just the second time in their past 10
games and avoided a three-game sweep. Baltimore (20-15) had its
season-high five-game winning streak halted.
Aaron Harang, who struck out nine over six innings, was backed by
homers from Evan Gattis and Jason Heyward as the Braves completed a
three-game series sweep.
The Braves, who were mired in a seven-game losing streak less than a
week ago, are 21-15 and lead the National League East.
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Angels 9, Blue Jays 3
Hank Conger drove in five runs with three hits, including a
three-run home run, as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Toronto
Jered Weaver (4-2) held the Blue Jays (18-20) to four hits and one
run over 6 1/3 innings for the Angels (19-17), who have won the
first three games of the four-game series.
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Twins 4, Tigers 3
Eduardo Nunez's go-ahead single highlighted a three-run,
eighth-inning outburst and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a victory
over the Detroit Tigers.
Catcher Josmil Pinto had two hits, two runs, scored and had an RBI
for Minnesota (17-19) while reliever Jared Burton (1-1) pitched a
scoreless inning and picked up the victory.
Detroit (21-12), which was 19-0 when leading after seven innings,
squandered six shutout innings by rookie left-hander Robbie Ray in
his second major league start.
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Reds 4, Rockies 1
Todd Frazier hit a solo home run and Homer Bailey allowed just one
run in 7 1/3 innings, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a victory over
the Colorado Rockies.
In the ninth, Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman made his first
appearance since being struck by a line drive in spring training.
Chapman struck out three straight batters, all swinging, for the
Colorado (23-17) fell two games behind first-place San Francisco in
the National League West standings.
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Indians 6, Rays 5
Josh Tomlin continued his comeback from Tommy John surgery as the
Cleveland Indians beat the Tampa Bay Rays.
Tomlin (2-0), making just his second Major League start since
undergoing the ligament procedure in 2012, allowed two earned runs
on six hits with two strikeouts in six innings for Cleveland
Nyjer Morgan went 3-for-4 with a rare home run and two RBIs and
catcher Yan Gomes was 2-for-4 with his fifth homer.
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Mets 5, Phillies 4 (11 innings)
Ruben Tejada's single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the
11th inning capped a dramatic late rally by the New York Mets.
The Mets (17-19) trailed 4-1 entering the ninth but stormed back to
snap a five-game losing streak and win for just the second time in
their last 10 games. The Phillies (17-19) have lost five of their