Cardinals 4, Cubs 3 (12 innings)
Rookie pinch-hitter Greg Garcia was hit in the ribs by a Justin
Grimm pitch in the bottom of the 12th inning with the bases loaded
to record his first major-league RBI and give the St. Louis
Cardinals a 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.
Seth Maness (1-2) worked around a two-out double and intentional
walk to garner the win in a four hour, 39-minute marathon game.
Blue Jays 5, Indians 4
Juan Francisco homered, doubled and drove in two runs to power the
Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians at
Francisco, getting the start at third base, homered in the fifth
inning, his sixth of the season, and hit a run-scoring double in the
Toronto designated hitter Adam Lind also hit a two-run double as
part of a three-run sixth.
Padres 2, Reds 1
Chase Headley's solo home run in the ninth inning off Cincinnati
Reds closer Aroldis Chapman lifted the San Diego Padres to a 2-1
victory at Great American Ball Park.
Headley's home run came was the third baseman's fourth of the
Second baseman Brandon Phillips went 3-for-4 with a double and a RBI
and made three nifty defensive plays for Cincinnati.
Right fielder Seth Smith collected two of San Diego's three hits.
Angels 4, Phillies 3
Matt Shoemaker earned his first major league victory while Luis
Jimenez drove in two runs as the Los Angeles Angels beat the
Philadelphia Phillies 4-3.
Phillies third baseman Cody Asche committed three errors, two of
which led to four unearned runs in the sixth inning.
With the Angels trailing 2-0 Asche threw wildly to the plate after
fielding a high chop by catcher Chris Iannetta, allowing Cowgill to
Left fielder Grant Green drove in the tying run with a sacrifice
fly, and Jimenez doubled in two runs to make it 4-2.
Tigers 4, Orioles 1
Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer off Tommy Hunter with two outs
in the top of ninth inning while Victor Martinez added a solo shot
to give the Detroit Tigers a 4-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones homered in the first inning.
The ninth-inning dramatics cost Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez the
win after he threw seven shutout innings, allowing three hits and
two walks while striking out seven.
Astros 8, Rangers 0
Dallas Keuchel tossed his first career shutout and rode early run
support as the Houston Astros rolled to an 8-0 win over the Texas
Keuchel (4-2) scattered seven hits and struck out seven while
recording the first shutout and complete game of the season for
The Rangers managed just one extra-base hit against Keuchel.
Mets 12, Yankees 7
Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy slugged three-run homers to lead
the New York Mets to a 12-7 victory over the New York Yankees at
Third baseman David Wright extended his hitting streak to 11 games
with three hits, including two RBI singles.
Royals 5, Rockies 1
James Shields logged his 1,500th career strikeout and tossed seven
strong innings as the Kansas City Royals topped the Colorado Rockies
The right-hander struck out the side in the sixth, including Rockies
shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for the second out and the 1,500th of his
Shields (5-4) limited the Rockies to one run on five singles while
striking out eight and walking none.
Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run homer while catcher
Salvador Perez added a solo blast off Franklin Morales.
Brewers 5, Pirates 2
The Brewers and Pirates avoided any repeat of fireworks from their
game last month as Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-3 to
help the Brewers beat Pittsburgh 5-2.
Pirates starter Gerrit Cole made his first Milwaukee appearance
since confronting Brewers' Carlos Gomez after a triple that incited
a bench-clearing brawl between the two teams last month.
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Cole hit Gomez on the arm in the third inning but the center fielder
appeared to laugh about it on the way to first.
Twins 8, Red Sox 6
Twins right fielder Chris Parmelee hit his first home run of the
season over the right-field wall from Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew
Miller to win the game 8-6.
A five-run second inning helped the Twins take an early 6-2 lead but
three two-out runs in the top of the seventh inning put Boston back
in the game.
The Red Sox put together four singles and two walks with two outs to
tie the game before Parmelee's homer.
Diamondbacks 3, Nationals 1
Paul Goldschmidt doubled twice and drove in a run as Bronson Arroyo
pitched Arizona's first complete game of the season in the
Diamondbacks' 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Goldschmidt, who was the runner-up in the NL MVP voting last season,
leads the major leagues with 16 doubles and is tied for the major
league lead with 55 hits.
Arroyo (4-2) won his third successive start, giving up seven hits
while he struck out seven.
A's 11, White Sox 0
Drew Pomeranz threw five shutout innings, first baseman Brandon Moss
hit two-run homers twice while right fielder Josh Reddick belted a
two-run blast as the Oakland A's crushed the Chicago White Sox 11-0.
Pomeranz allowed just three hits while striking out eight and
The A's pounded out 17 hits, eight for extra bases.
Moss lofted a two-run homer to right in the sixth inning, then hit a
two-run blast into the right field seats in the eighth, giving him
eight homers for the season.
Braves 5, Giants 0
Jason Heyward ignited a three-run sixth inning with a stunning slide
at home plate as the Atlanta Braves recorded a 5-0 victory over the
San Francisco Giants.
Left hander Mike Minor pitched 6-1/3 shutout innings to help the
Braves beat the Giants for the first time in five meetings this
Rays 2, Mariners 1
The Tampa Bay Rays jumped on former teammate Fernando Rodney for two
runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat the Seattle Mariners and
their new closer 2-1.
Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma had pitched eight shutout innings
before the Rays tagged their former teammate for two runs in the top
of the ninth.
Designated hitter David DeJesus led off the inning with a solo homer
then left fielder Matt Joyce capped off three consecutive two-out
singles with an RBI for Tampa's first lead of the game.
Dodgers 7, Marlins 1
Shortstop Hanley Ramirez's two-run double ignited five runs in the
sixth inning to spark the Los Angeles Dodgers' to a 7-1 victory over
the Miami Marlins that ended starter Josh Beckett's string of 14
consecutive starts without a win.
Beckett (1-1) allowed a run on four hits with six strikeouts and
three walks in 6-1/3 innings against Miami to record his first
decision since Sept. 30, 2012, when he beat the Colorado Rockies.
Ramirez drove in second baseman Dee Gordon and right fielder Yasiel
Puig with a double to left off Miami starter Jacob Turner in the
sixth to jumpstart the Dodgers' offense.
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