Athletics 3, Rays 2
The Oakland Athletics proved an economical bunch by using one hit,
seven walks and two errors to edge the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 at
Oakland improved its major-league-best record to 30-16 in winning
its fifth straight and for the 11th time in the last 12 games.
Tampa Bay, meanwhile, fell a season-worst nine games below .500 at
19-28 and dropped its fourth straight and 11th in 15 games despite
out-hitting the Athletics 9-1.
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Yankees 4, Cubs 2 (13 innings)
Brendan Ryan scored the go-ahead run in the 13th inning on a wild
pitch as the New York Yankees claimed a series split with a 4-2
victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Ryan dashed home from third base on Cubs reliever Jose Veras' throw
past catcher Welington Castillo with one out.
Yankees catcher John Ryan Murphy then singled in third baseman
Yangervis Solarte for an insurance run in the come-from-behind
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Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 4
Edwin Encarnacion pummelled the Boston Red Sox again as the Toronto
first baseman, who hit two home runs in Tuesday night's 7-4 win over
Boston, hit two more as the Blue Jays held on for a 6-4 victory,
their seventh win in the last nine games.
While the Blue Jays improved to 25-22, the Red Sox (20-25) dropped
their sixth straight and seventh in the last eight games.
Encarnacion, who came into the game 1-for-21 lifetime against Clay
Buchholz, took the Boston right-hander deep in both the second and
third innings, his 10th and 11th home runs in May (to go with 23
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Rangers 4, Mariners 3
Shin-Soo Choo broke out of a mini-slump with two hits, including a
solo home run in the fifth that represented the go-ahead run in the
Texas Rangers' 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
Choo, the designated hitter, reached base safely three times and
scored two runs, all in support of right-hander Nick Tepesch, who
earned his first victory in his second start of 2014.
Choo, hitting third for a fourth straight game, was hit by a pitch
and had a base hit and run scored in the Rangers' three-run first
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Indians 11, Tigers 10 (13 innings)
Al Alburquerque's bases-loaded balk in the bottom of the 13th inning
allowed the winning run to score as the Cleveland Indians rallied
for two runs in a wild 11-10 win over the Detroit Tigers.
After Detroit catcher Alex Avila's home run gave Detroit a 10-9 lead
in the top of the 13th Alburquerque's error came while pitching to
designated hitter Ryan Raburn, as he was called for a balk, forcing
in Cabrera with the winning run.
Trailing 9-7 in the bottom of the ninth, the Indians tied it on a
two-run homer with two outs by Murphy against Detroit closer Joe
Designated hitter Victor Martinez homered and had three hits and
right fielder J.D. Martinez homered and had three RBI for the
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Reds 2, Nationals 1
Brandon Phillips and Brayan Pena stroked RBI singles and Alfredo
Simon prevailed in a pitchers' duel as the Cincinnati Reds edged the
Washington Nationals 2-1.
The Reds improved to 8-12 in one-run games and claimed their first
series win in Washington since 2010.
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Brewers 6, Braves 1
The Milwaukee Brewers emerged from a week-long offensive slump with
a pair of home runs and got eight strong innings from starting
pitcher Kyle Lohse in a 6-1 win over the Atlanta Braves.
The Brewers got a grand slam from third baseman Mark Reynolds and a
two-run homer from center fielder Carlos Gomez to break a four-game
Milwaukee (28-19) had scored only 14 runs over its previous seven
games, five of them losses.
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Dodgers 4, Mets 3
Adrian Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez all hit solo homers
and left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out nine in six innings in his
return from the disabled list as the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the
New York Mets 4-3.
The Dodgers (25-22) have won two in a row for only the third time
this month. The Mets (20-25) dropped a season-high five games below
.500 with their third straight loss and their sixth loss in seven
Gonzalez, the Dodgers' red-hot first baseman, homered in the second
and has gone deep in three straight games, a stretch in which he is
7-for-12 with five RBIs.
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Pirates 9, Orioles 8
Left fielder Starling Marte had three hits, including a two-run
triple, and scored the winning run in the seventh inning on catcher
Tony Sanchez's single as the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Baltimore
Orioles 9-8 in a game that saw 14 runs scored in the first two
With the score tied at 8-8 in the seventh, Marte started the winning
rally with a leadoff single.
Ike Davis also had three hits and two RBIs and center fielder Andrew
McCutchen also had three of the Pirates' 12 hits.
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Marlins 14, Phillies 5
Right fielder Giancarlo Stanton made a diving catch in a crucial
situation and center fielder Marcell Ozuna hit a grand slam to lead
the Miami Marlins past the Philadelphia Phillies 14-5 in a battle of
National League East rivals at Marlins Park.
With two outs and the bases loaded in the fifth inning of a game the
Marlins (24-23) led 5-3, Phillies (20-23) right fielder Cody Asche
lined a shot into the right-center gap but Stanton, with a
full-extension dive, made the grab, likely saving at least three
Ozuna's slam, the first of his career, came with two outs in the
seventh on a 2-2 pitch from reliever Jeff Manship and made the score
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Royals 3, White Sox 1
Billy Butler drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the
Kansas City Royals edged the Chicago White Sox 3-1. Butler laced a
1-2 pitch to right deep enough to score Nori Aoki.
Third baseman Danny Valencia drew a five-pitch walk with the bases
loaded to plate Escobar with an insurance run.
Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie stymied the White Sox on two
singles and second baseman Gordon Beckham's double for seven
innings, holding them to one run, but had to settle for a
no-decision. (Editing by Ben Everill)
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