Highlights of MLB games on Thursday
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[August 05, 2016]
Aug 4 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights from Major League Baseball games on Thursday:
White Sox 6, Tigers 3
Avisail Garcia and Jose Abreu homered during a five-run second
inning, Jose Quintana pitched 7-1/3 strong innings and the Chicago
White Sox ended the Detroit Tigers' eight-game winning streak with a
Garcia hit his third home run in three games while Abreu ended a
32-game homerless drought. The White Sox had lost six of their last
Quintana (9-8) gave up just two runs after allowing a leadoff homer
to Ian Kinsler. He walked one and struck out three.
Closer David Robertson collected his 26th save with a scoreless
Detroit starter Jordan Zimmermann (9-5) was rocked in his first
start since coming off the 15-day disabled list. He allowed six runs
on six hits in 1-2/3 innings.
Zimmermann had not started since June 30 because of a right neck
Rays 3, Royals 2
Brad Miller hit a three-run homer off Joakim Soria in the bottom of
the eighth inning to lift the Rays to victory.
Going into the inning the Rays had been held to just one hit behind
a strong performance from Ian Kennedy, who struck out nine over six
Rays starter Drew Smyly gave up two runs and struck out 10. Smyly's
one mistake came in the top of the fourth inning when he gave up a
two-run homer to left fielder Alex Gordon.
Indians 9, Twins 2
Jason Kipnis, Carlos Santana, Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez all
homered for the Indians, who halted their three-game losing streak
while ending the Twins' four-game winning streak.
Cleveland reliever Dan Otero (3-1) picked up the win while Minnesota
starter Hector Santiago (10-5) took the loss.
Santiago was 6-0 with a 1.78 ERA in his previous six starts, but he
gave up a first-inning home run to Kipnis and a three-run homer to
Santana in the third.
Cleveland reliever Dan Otero (3-1) picked up the win.
Reds 7, Cardinals 0
Brandon Finnegan allowed two hits over six innings and Brandon
Phillips had a pair of doubles and scored three times to lead the
Reds to a shutout win.
Finnegan (7-8) allowed only two baserunners, with neither advancing
past second base. It was the second straight start in which Finnegan
pitched six shutout innings.
Raisel Iglesias allowed just three hits over his two innings to keep
the shutout intact. That extended Iglesias' scoreless streak to
Giants 3, Phillies 2 (10 innings)
Denard Span hit a home run in the top of the 10th inning off
Severino Gonzalez to help the Giants avoid a series sweep.
Santiago Casilla pitched a clean 10th inning to earn his 25th save.
Matt Moore, acquired at the trade deadline from Tampa, pitched six
innings, giving up three hits and two runs while walking six and
striking out seven in his first start for the Giants.
Mets 4, Yankees 1
Jay Bruce, who had been hitless in his first 10 at-bats since being
obtained from the Cincinnati Reds, ended the drought with a
three-run home run in the fifth inning to lead the Mets.
Kelly Johnson also homered for the Mets, while Bartolo Colon (10-6)
reached double-digit wins for the 13th time in his career. He
allowed one run and six hits in 6-2/3 innings for his 228th career
Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi (9-8) allowed four runs and five hits
in seven innings.
Athletics 8, Angels 6 (10 innings)
Yonder Alonso's two-out double drove in the tie-breaking run in the
10th inning as the Oakland A's earned an 8-6 win over the Los
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Angels reliever Mike Morin got the first two outs of the 10th before
giving up consecutive singles to Danny Valencia and Billy Butler.
Alonso followed with a liner to right-center to score Valencia
before Marcus Semien added an RBI single.
Oakland reliever Ryan Madson (4-4) got the win over Morin (2-2).
Ryan Dull pitched the 10th inning for his second save.
Rangers 5, Orioles 3
Jonathan Lucroy hit a solo homer and Ian Desmond added two RBIs to
help the Rangers salvage the finale of a three-game series.
Lucroy's homer was his first since he came to Texas from the
Milwaukee Brewers in a trade on Monday. Another recent acquisition,
Carlos Beltran, added an RBI single for Texas.
Baltimore's three-game winning streak ended despite solo homers from
Mark Trumbo, Pedro Alvarez and Kim Hyun-soo. Trumbo leads the major
leagues with 31 homers.
Braves 5, Pirates 2
Adonis Garcia turned a base-running gaffe into the go-ahead run in
the Atlanta Braves' 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Atlanta third baseman walked with one out in the seventh inning
and took second on Ender Inciarte's single. Garcia then wandered off
second base against left-handed reliever Felipe Rivero and
inexplicably took off for third.
Rivero calmly threw to third, well ahead of Garcia, but Pittsburgh
third baseman Kang Jung-ho had the ball bounce off the end of his
glove for an error and roll behind him.
When Garcia saw Kang tumble to the ground, he raced home with the
The Braves tacked on a run when Jeff Francoeur delivered a two-out,
two-strike RBI single, while another error by Kang in the eighth
inning opened the door for two more unearned runs.
Blue Jays 4, Astros 1
J.A. Happ allowed one run on four hits and one walk with six
strikeouts to guide Toronto past Houston.
Toronto (62-47) scored on a first-inning groundout, a fifth-inning
wild pitch and an eighth-inning single through a drawn-in infield
before designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion clubbed his 30th home run
leading off the ninth.
Astros right-hander Mike Fiers (7-5) lasted six innings, allowing
five hits and two runs while striking out seven.
Dodgers 4, Rockies 2
Kenta Maeda gave up two runs and four hits in 5-2/3 innings with no
walks and five strikeouts to hold the Colorado Rockies in check.
Yasmani Grandal tripled home two runs with two outs in the fifth
when the Dodgers scored three runs against Rockies starter Tyler
Corey Seager hit his 19th home run, tying the record Hanley Ramirez
set in 2013 for a Los Angeles shortstop.
Red Sox 3, Mariners 2 (11 innings)
Brock Holt delivered a RBI single in the 11th inning, lifting the
Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Holt, who entered the game in the seventh inning, drove a pitch from
Seattle reliever Cody Martin up the middle to drive in Travis Shaw.
Martin (1-2) was the sixth pitcher used by a Mariners, and he gave
up a leadoff single to Shaw and a sacrifice bunt by Sandy Leon.
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