roundup: Indians win again -- 12 in a row
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[June 30, 2016]
The Sports Xchange
ATLANTA -- The streaking Cleveland
Indians are one win away from tying their all-time record for
Danny Salazar won his sixth consecutive start and Lonnie Chisenhall
hit his third homer in five games as the Indians made it 12 in a row
with a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves that completed a
three-game interleague sweep Wednesday night.
The Indians' record winning streak is 13 games, first set in 1942
and matched in 1951.
Salazar (10-3) allowed five hits, walked none and struck out eight
over seven innings while lowering his ERA to 2.22 -- second in the
American League. He threw 98 pitches in his longest start since
going eight innings June 3 against Kansas City.
The Indians (47-30) have outscored their opponents 76-25 during the
winning streak and it was the third time in the stretch they didn't
allow a run.
Cleveland has won 21 of its past 27 games and is 17 games over .500
for the first time since finishing the 2013 season 92-70.
Yankees 9, Rangers 7
NEW YORK -- Brian McCann homered in consecutive at-bats and Didi
Gregorius hit a two-run home run with one outs in the bottom of the
ninth as New York rallied from a five-run deficit to defeat Texas.
After Alex Rodriguez lined out, McCann drove a 1-0 pitch from Sam
Dyson into the right-field seats. Starlin Castro followed with a
walk and Gregorius ended it by lining the first pitch from Dyson
into the right-center field into the right-field seats.
It was Gregorius' first career walk-off home run and touched off a
wild celebration at the plate.
Nationals 4, Mets 2
WASHINGTON -- Max Scherzer allowed just two hits and no runs with 10
strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings and Daniel Murphy hit two homers as
Washington beat New York, sweeping the three-game series against the
defending National League champions.
Oliver Perez came on in the eighth to face pinch-hitter Curtis
Granderson, who singled to put two runners on with one out and the
score 2-0. The Nationals brought on Blake Treinen, who retired
pinch-hitter Travis d'Arnaud on a grounder. Washington manager Dusty
Baker then called on Shawn Kelley, and Alejandro De Aza struck out
swinging to end the inning.
Murphy then hit his second homer of the game, a two-run shot in the
last of the eighth off Sean Gilmartin to pad the margin to 4-0.
Murphy tied his career high with 14 homers in a season against his
Cubs 9, Reds 2
CINCINNATI -- Anthony Rizzo belted his first career inside-the-park
home run in the first inning and Kyle Hendricks allowed two runs
over six frames as Chicago completed the sweep of Cincinnati.
This series was particularly crazy beginning with Kris Bryant's
historic three-homer, two-double game on Monday, followed by a
15-inning affair the next night in which the Cubs used three
pitchers in left field.
The wildness continued in the first inning on Wednesday when, with
two runners aboard, Rizzo hit a liner to left-center field that
caromed off the glove of left fielder Adam Duvall and rolled to the
warning track. Rizzo raced around the bases to stake the Cubs to an
early 3-0 lead.
Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton, who nearly collided with Duvall
on the play, was struck on the left side of his face by the ball and
had to leave the game.
Rays 4, Red Sox 0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay starter Matt Moore took a
no-hitter into the sixth inning and pitched seven shutout innings,
outdueling former teammate David Price.
Moore (4-5) held Boston to three hits, all in the sixth, and helped
the Rays take a three-game series from the Red Sox for the second
time this season.
Price (8-5) has just one win in his last seven starts, and he is now
0-3 as a visitor since being dealt from the Rays two years ago.
Tigers 10, Marlins 3
DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in three runs and Daniel
Norris struck out a career-high eight batters as Detroit cruised
Cabrera and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who also homered, had three hits
apiece for the Tigers, who finished 6-3 on their nine-game
homestand. They play 11 consecutive road games prior to the All-Star
Steven Moya added a solo shot, Victor Martinez had two hits and two
RBIs and Ian Kinsler contributed two hits and three runs scored.
Norris (1-0), making his second start of the season, gave up two
runs on eight hits in five innings.
Blue Jays 5, Rockies 3
DENVER -- Aaron Sanchez worked a season-high-tying eight innings as
Toronto beat Colorado in the rubber game of the three-game series.
It was the Blue Jays' first win in a series of three or more games
since June 3-5, when they took two of three games at Boston.
Sanchez (8-1) got 14 outs on ground balls, including two double
plays. He yielded one run on six hits and two walks with three
Josh Donaldson had two hits, including a home run, and Edwin
Encarnacion added two hits and two runs for the Blue Jays.
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Astros 10, Angels 4
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jose Altuve finished a homer short of the cycle,
and Houston completed a three-game sweep of Los Angeles.
Altuve, who has an 11-game hitting streak, singled in the first
inning, tripled in the third and doubled in the fifth. With a chance
for the cycle, he lined out to left in the sixth, then singled to
left for his fourth hit in the ninth.
George Springer and Luis Valbuena homered for Houston, which got a
serviceable performance on the mound from Dallas Keuchel (5-9). The
lefty gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks in
Orioles 12, Padres 6
SAN DIEGO -- Yovani Gallardo's solid pitching enabled Baltimore to
record its seventh consecutive win.
Gallardo (3-1) allowed three runs on as many hits and struck out six
in six innings. He earned his second win in his third start since
returning from the disabled list after recovering from biceps
Mark Trumbo paced the Orioles with four RBIs, and Manny Machado
added three RBIs and two of the Orioles' 12 hits.
Phillies 9, Diamondbacks 8 (10 innings)
PHOENIX -- Pinch hitter Tyler Goeddel's 10th-inning sacrifice fly
allowed Philadelphia to complete a three-game sweep of Arizona.
Jenmar Gomez (3-2) got four outs and left two runners on base in the
eighth inning for the victory. Brett Oberholtzer, the Phillies'
seventh pitcher, worked around a one-out bunt single by Michael
Bourn in the last of the 10th for his first career save.
Cesar Hernandez had four hits, Freddy Galvis had three hits, Cody
Asche had two hits and three RBIs, and Peter Bourjos homered for the
Phillies, who have won four of six. Bourn had four hits for Arizona,
which got a three-run homer from Jake Lamb.
Brewers 7, Dodgers 0
MILWAUKEE -- Home runs from Ryan Braun and Kirk Nieuwenhuis and a
career-high eight shutout innings from right-hander Junior Guerra
led Milwaukee to a shutout victory over Los Angeles at Miller Park.
Guerra (5-1) earned his second consecutive victory by holding the
Dodgers to just two hits and two walks while striking out seven.
He stranded runners at the corners in the first inning then faced
just one over the minimum the rest of the way.
White Sox 9, Twins 6
CHICAGO -- Brett Lawrie, Tyler Saladino and Todd Frazier all homered
and James Shields picked up his first win for Chicago in a victory
The power surge came a night after the White Sox failed to score.
Saladino homered in the fifth inning before Frazier followed up with
his solo shot in the sixth to give Shields some room to work with.
Chicago's last 13 home runs have all come with no one on.
Athletics 7, Giants 1
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jed Lowrie and Yonder Alonso hit two-run homers,
and rookie left-hander Sean Manaea pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings,
leading Oakland to a victory against San Francisco at the Oakland
The A's beat the Giants for the third straight time and will try to
sweep the four-game season series on Thursday night at the Coliseum.
Manaea (3-4) had been on the disabled list since June 14 with a
strained left forearm before being activated Wednesday to make his
10th career start. He gave up six hits, struck out four and walked
one. Manaea exited after allowing a two-out double to Buster Posey
in the sixth with the A's leading 7-0.
Royals 3, Cardinals 2 (12 innings)
ST. LOUIS -- Alcides Escobar's one-out RBI double in the top of the
12th inning lifted Kansas City to a win over St. Louis.
Whit Merrifield started the rally with a double off Seth Maness
(0-2), St. Louis' eighth pitcher of the game, and advanced to third
on a wild pitch. Escobar lined a 3-1 pitch down the right field line
just in front of a diving Stephen Piscotty as Merrifield scored.
Chien-Ming Wang (5-0) pitched the last two innings for the win as
Kansas City won despite stranding 19 runners. The Cardinals dropped
to 15-22 at Busch Stadium, where they have lost six in a row.
Pirates 8, Mariners 1
SEATTLE -- Pittsburgh rolled out to a big early lead and rode rookie
starter Jameson Taillon to a win over Seattle.
The 24-year-old Taillon (2-1) allowed just one run off six hits over
six innings in his fifth major league start, while Pirates right
fielder Sean Rodriguez provided the bulk of the offense.
Rodriguez had two doubles, four RBIs and scored twice as Pittsburgh
jumped out to an 8-0 lead through the top of the fifth inning.
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