Yankees 4, Mets 0
Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka threw his first complete game as a
major-leaguer, a masterful four-hit shutout, and the New York
Yankees snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the New York
Third baseman Yangervis Solarte and first baseman Mark Teixeira each
hit solo homers for the Yankees, and second baseman Brian Roberts
had two triples, his first two-triple game in 1,361 big league
The Yankees (21-20) moved over .500 and ended a six-game losing
streak against their cross-town rivals.
Tanaka (6-0) cemented himself as the Yankees' ace as he continues
living up to the $155 million, seven-year contract he received in
February, lowering his ERA to 2.17.
He struck out eight, didn't walk a batter and allowed just two
runners to get as far as second base.
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Tigers 7, Orioles 5
Justin Verlander remained unbeaten at Camden Yards and battery mate
Bryan Holaday was part of two early rallies as the Detroit Tigers,
who led 6-0 in the fifth, held on to beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-5.
A Virginia native, Verlander (5-2) is now 7-0 lifetime at Baltimore
even though he gave up five runs in six innings.
The Tigers had scored three runs in the fourth to make it 5-0 as
catcher Holaday (two hits) had an RBI single, shortstop Danny Worth
(two hits) drove in a run with a bunt single and Davis hit a
sacrifice fly to center to score Holaday.
It was a 6-0 lead before the Orioles scored five times in the fifth
to make it 6-5.
Detroit got some insurance in the sixth with a solo homer by left
fielder Rajai Davis to take the 7-5 lead.
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Angels 3, Phillies 0
Garrett Richards baffled the Philadelphia Phillies over seven
shutout innings to lift the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-0 win.
Richards (4-0) struck out eight and walked none while scattering
five hits. He owns a 2.18 ERA in his last five games. Albert Pujols
had two of the Angels' eight hits and scored two runs.
Seven of eight regulars in the Angels' lineup had at least one hit.
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Royals 3, Rockies 2
Struggling third baseman Mike Moustakas drove in three runs and
left-hander Jason Vargas pitched effectively into the seventh inning
as the Kansas City Royals edged the Colorado Rockies 3-2.
Moustakas, who entered the game just 3-for-39, .077, at home, and
.147 overall, drilled a double to right in the second inning off
right-hander Jhoulys Chacin to score catcher Salvador Perez, second
baseman Johnny Giavotella and center fielder Lorenzo Cain.
Vargas (4-1) extended his scoreless streak to 13 innings before
giving up a home run on a 3-1 pitch to center fielder Drew Stubbs
with third baseman Nolan Arenado, who had doubled, aboard.
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Nationals 5, Diamondbacks 1
Washington shortstop Ian Desmond had two hits, including a
tiebreaking, two-run single in a four-run the ninth inning, and the
Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1.
Center fielder Denard Span walked to open the ninth against
right-hander Brad Ziegler (0-1) before third baseman Anthony Rendon
doubled over right fielder Gerardo Parra's head. Jayson Werth was
intentionally walked to bring up Desmond, who has reached safely in
17 of his last 18 games.
Tyler Moore had a two-run single with one out against Ziegler to
finish the scoring.
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White Sox 4, Athletics 2
Rookie Jose Abreu hit his major-league leading 15th home run, a
three-run blast in the top of the eighth inning, to power the
Chicago White Sox to a 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
Second baseman Gordon Beckham went 3-for-4, scored twice and homered
to lead off the first inning for the White Sox, who ended a
four-game skid and snapped the A's six-game winning streak.
A's right-hander Luke Gregerson (1-2) came on to face Abreu and
quickly got ahead 0-1 but Abreu crushed his next pitch far over the
left field fence, giving him an American League-best 41 RBIs this
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Rays 2, Mariners 0
Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi threw 5 2/3 innings of no-hit ball
to lead the Rays to a 2-0 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Odorizzi (2-3) allowed just one hit over six shutout innings to earn
his first win since April 4.
Tampa Bay's (18-23) two runs came on a bases-loaded walk in the
fourth inning and a wild pitch on the next at-bat.
Seattle (20-20) had just two hits for the game.
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Giants 10, Braves 4
Gregor Blanco reached base three times, stole three bases and scored
three runs, and Hunter Pence had a home run among his four hits as
the San Francisco Giants collected 15 hits in a 10-4 victory over
the Atlanta Braves.
Shortstop Brandon Crawford drove in three runs with a home run,
double and single, first baseman Michael Morse also homered, left
fielder Tyler Colvin had a double and a single, and third baseman
Pablo Sandoval chipped in with two singles as the Giants made it
five of six over the Braves during a 13-day stretch.
Pence's second hit, a one-out single, led to the go-ahead run in the
last of the fourth inning after the teams had battled to an early
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Indians 15, Blue Jays 4
Right fielder David Murphy had five hits and five RBIs, and
right-hander Corey Kluber struck out nine in seven innings as the
Cleveland Indians defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 15-4.
Murphy posted his third career five-hit game and designated hitter
Lonnie Chisenhall also collected five hits for the Indians.
Indians catcher Yan Gomes, a former Blue Jay, capped off a six-run
ninth with his sixth homer of the season, a three-run shot that
knocked right-handed reliever Neil Wagner from the game.
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Pirates 4, Brewers 1
Chris Stewart drove in the go-ahead run with a ninth inning single
and Starling Marte followed with a two-run double as the Pittsburgh
Pirates rallied for a 4-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Clint Barmes came on to run for Davis and he scored with ease when
Stewart, the Pirates' catcher, singled to center. That put runners
at second and third for Marte, who entered the game as a pinch
hitter in the eighth after missing the previous two games with
tightness in his back.
Marte fell behind 1-2 on three straight fastballs, but Rodriguez's
fourth offering was hanging a curveball that Marte ripped to the
wall in center, breaking the game open.
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Red Sox 9, Twins 4
Designated hitter David Ortiz slugged two home runs and starting
pitcher Felix Doubront pitched 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball as the
Boston Red Sox defeated the Minnesota Twins 9-4.
Ortiz, a former Twin, terrorized his old team once again, bashing
two homers for the second consecutive game. Both of Ortiz's homers
were solo shots, but he also had a double and accounted for three
Doubront allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings, walking one and striking
out five to improve to 2-3.
Red Sox left fielder Grady Sizemore had two hits and knocked in a
pair of runs, and shortstop Xander Bogaerts also had a two-hit game
for Boston (20-19).
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