The Associated Press
Jun. 24, 2014
TORONTO (AP) — Adam Lind hit a three-run home run in his return to the starting lineup, rookie Marcus Stroman won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat New York 8-3 on Monday night, handing the Yankees their third straight loss.
Lind drove in four runs and Dioner Navarro had two RBIs for Toronto. The AL East-leading Blue Jays scored as many runs in this game against New York as they managed over three games while being swept at Yankee Stadium last week.
Stroman (4-2) allowed one run and three hits in a career-high eight innings. He walked one and matched a career high with seven strikeouts.
New York rookie Chase Whitley (3-1) saw his three-start winning streak snapped, allowing season highs of 11 hits and eight runs over 3 1-3 innings.
ORIOLES 6, WHITE SOX 4
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift Baltimore past Chicago.
Davis was excluded from the starting lineup after batting just .130 in his previous 14 starts. Called upon by manager Buck Showalter with runners on first and second and one out in the ninth, Davis launched a 3-2 pitch from Ronald Belisario (3-4) into the seats in right field.
Davis, who led the majors in home runs and RBIs last year, started the game in the dugout with a .216 batting average and 78 strikeouts in 218 at-bats.
Adam Jones and Caleb Joseph also homered for the Orioles, who trailed 4-2 in the eighth before rallying to hand the White Sox their fifth straight defeat.
Brad Brach (1-0) pitched two hitless innings for Baltimore.
MARLINS 4, PHILLIES 0
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Casey McGehee hit a two-run double and Nathan Eovaldi pitched six-hit ball into the seventh inning to lead Miami.
Eovaldi (5-3) went 6 1-3 innings and got 12 of his 19 outs on flyballs. The right-hander hadn't won since May 26 and gave up 11 runs in his previous two starts.
Phillies starter Roberto Hernandez (3-6) allowed two runs and three hits, striking out six in six innings. Hernandez lined a single to right in the third inning for his first career hit after going 0 for 40.
PIRATES 8, RAYS 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to back the pitching of Edinson Volquez as Pittsburgh beat Tampa Bay.
Andrew McCutchen went 3 for 5, drove in two runs and stole two bases for the Pirates in a homecoming of sorts for the 2013 NL MVP, who grew up in nearby Fort Meade and had never played before at Tropicana Field. He also scored twice in Pittsburgh's first appearance in St. Petersburg since 2003.
Alvarez went deep off Alex Cobb (2-6) during a four-run fourth inning that also featured the first of McCutchen's two RBI singles.
Volquez (5-6) allowed five hits in a season-high eight innings.
James Loney drove in Tampa Bay's only run with a two-out, first-inning single.
ROYALS 5, DODGERS 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie pitched into the eighth inning, Jarrod Dyson drove in two runs off Zack Greinke and Kansas City ended a four-game losing streak.
Guthrie (5-6) allowed two runs and seven hits while winning his third straight start. He was buoyed by an offense that had only scored eight runs total during its recent slide.
Dyson, the Royals' No. 9 hitter, went 3 for 3 and stole two bases. Salvador Perez hit a solo home run, and Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar — two of the players acquired by the Royals in the trade that sent Greinke to Milwaukee in December 2010 — drove in a run apiece.
Greg Holland served up a homer to Adrian Gonzalez in the ninth before earning his 22nd save.
Greinke (9-4) gave up a season-high five runs and 11 hits in 5 2-3 innings.
REDS 6, CUBS 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Devin Mesoraco hit a grand slam with two outs in Cincinnati's five-run ninth inning.
Mesoraco went deep for the fourth straight game, driving a 1-0 pitch from Hector Rondon (1-2) into the basket in left-center for his 13th homer. It was Mesoraco's second grand slam of the season and No. 3 of his career.
Billy Hamilton had a tiebreaking RBI single earlier in the inning as Cincinnati won for the sixth time in seven games to move above .500 for the first time this season at 38-37. The winning sequence started when Chris Heisey reached on a pinch-hit single with two outs and no one on base, snapping an 0-for-16 rut.
It was the first homer allowed by Rondon since last Aug. 3.
Jonathan Broxton (3-0) pitched a perfect eighth and Logan Ondrusek got the last three outs.
NATIONALS 3, BREWERS 0
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gio Gonzalez combined with three relievers to hold Milwaukee's potent lineup to three hits, and Adam LaRoche hit a three-run homer to lead Washington.
Gonzalez (4-4) walked four and struck out five in six innings. It was the left-hander's second start following a monthlong stint on the disabled list for left shoulder inflammation.
He outpitched Matt Garza (4-5), who struck out seven in seven innings but allowed LaRoche's homer to straightaway center in the third.
Tyler Clippard struck out the side in the ninth for his first save.
CARDINALS 8, ROCKIES 0
DENVER (AP) — Lance Lynn allowed three hits in eight innings and Matt Adams had two homers and a career-high six RBIs to lead St. Louis.
Lynn (8-5) struck out seven and walked none before being taken out for the ninth after throwing 108 pitches. It's the first time Colorado has been held scoreless at Coors Field since last July.
Adams' big night included a two-run single in the third, a solo shot in the fifth and a three-run homer in the seventh. This was the third multihomer game of his career.
Jhoulys Chacin (1-6) struggled with his control, allowing five runs in six innings.
MARINERS 12, RED SOX 3
SEATTLE (AP) — Felix Hernandez threw seven strong innings to win for the first time since June 2, Logan Morrison hit two long homers, and Seattle Mariners used a six-run fourth inning to rout Boston.
Seattle won its fourth straight after a weekend sweep in Kansas City. The Mariners finally provided Hernandez (9-2) the run support lacking in his last three starts and battered right-hander John Lackey (8-5) in his shortest outing since September 2011.
Seattle had scored one run total while Hernandez was on the mound in his previous three starts. After falling behind early, Seattle blew the game open in the fourth, capped by Endy Chavez's bases-loaded triple off Lackey. Seattle sent 10 batters to the plate and scored three times with two outs.
PADRES 6, GIANTS 0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cuban defector Odrisamer Despaigne pitched seven innings in his major league debut to lead San Diego.
Tommy Medica hit a two-run double off Matt Cain (1-6) after the umpires took away a three-run home run by Yasmani Grandal on a replay review to give the crafty Despaigne (1-0) the support he needed to get the win.
Despaigne had a 6.03 ERA in seven minor league starts in his first season as a professional after defecting from Cuba last summer. But he kept the Giants off-balance all game by changing his arm angle and mixing in big, slow curveballs with his harder pitches.
Despaigne allowed four hits and no walks in place of the injured Andrew Cashner and handed the Giants their 10th loss in 13 games.