The Associated Press
May. 28, 2014
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lance Lynn threw a five-hit shutout in his first career complete game and the St. Louis Cardinals got home runs from Allen Craig and Matt Holliday in a 6-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
Holliday and Matt Adams had three hits and an RBI apiece and Craig drove in two runs in the interleague matchup. The Cardinals have won 10 of 13, shaking off a 12-inning loss in the series' opener, and ended the Yankees' three-game road winning streak that matched their best of the year.
David Phelps (1-2) pitched in his hometown for the first time and allowed three earned runs in six innings. Two infield errors contributed to two unearned runs in the Cardinals' breakout four-run third.
Derek Jeter got a standing ovation before each at-bat, just like in the opener. He was 0 for 3 with a walk.
Lynn (6-2) struck out two and walked three, topping his previous career best of eight innings on April 25, 2012, at Chicago against the Cubs.
DODGERS 6, REDS 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre Ethier drove in Los Angeles' first four runs with a homer and a bases-loaded triple, and Zack Greinke equaled a season high with 11 strikeouts.
Greinke (8-1) allowed three runs, eight hits and no walks in 7 2-3 innings. The 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner was lifted after giving up a two-run homer by Devin Mesoraco on his 104th pitch — ending Greinke's streak of 22 consecutive starts in which he had allowed fewer than three earned runs. It was the longest such streak since the dead-ball era.
Kenley Jansen followed J.P. Howell out of the bullpen and pitched a perfect ninth for his 16th save.
Alfredo Simon (6-3) threw 70 pitches in 3 2-3 innings, giving up five runs, five hits and four walks.
BREWERS 7, ORIOLES 6, 10 INNINGS
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pitcher Yovani Gallardo delivered a pinch-hit double that drove home the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning, foiling Baltimore's strategy and sending Milwaukee to victory.
With the pitcher's spot on deck and knowing Milwaukee was out of position players, the Orioles intentionally walked Mark Reynolds with two outs and no one on base in the 10th.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke sent up Gallardo — a starting pitcher who was 1 for 14 this season — to bat for reliever Francisco Rodriguez (2-1).
Gallardo then drove a 2-0 pitch from T.J. McFarland (0-1) to deep center field to win it.
The Brewers blew an early 5-0 lead, but tied it at 6 with two outs in the ninth on an infield single by Jonathan Lucroy.
GIANTS 4, CUBS 0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Hudson turned in another vintage performance to start this season, tossing seven scoreless innings to lead San Francisco past Chicago.
Hudson (5-2) allowed six hits, struck out five and walked none. The 38-year-old has allowed two earned runs or fewer in nine of his 10 starts, and he has pitched at least seven innings eight times.
Buster Posey drove in two runs, and Michael Morse and Pablo Sandoval singled home a run each to help the Giants (33-19) hold on to the best record in the majors. Jeremy Affeldt pitched a perfect eighth and Jean Machi pitched a perfect ninth to close out the Cubs, who will try again to win their first road series since last September in Wednesday's finale.
Jake Arrieta (1-1) gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked one but got no support with Hudson on the mound.
RED SOX 6, BRAVES 3
ATLANTA (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run single during a four-run rally in the seventh inning and Boston beat Atlanta in the latest comeback following its longest losing streak in 20 years.
Dustin Pedroia had three hits and Grady Sizemore had two, along with a go-ahead groundout in the seventh inning of the interleague contest.
The Red Sox snapped their 10-game losing streak on Monday, overcoming a five-run deficit to top Atlanta 8-6.
Jon Lester (5-6) snapped a personal two-game losing streak by giving up three runs on eight hits and three walks in six innings. Koji Uehara retired the Braves in order in the ninth for his 11th save.
Braves starter Aaron Harang left with a 3-2 lead after the sixth. Anthony Varvaro (1-1) took the loss.
METS 4, PIRATES 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Juan Lagares drove in two runs, Vic Black gave the bullpen a boost and New York finally managed some timely hits in its first game with a new batting coach.
Daniel Murphy doubled twice and light-hitting Ruben Tejada reached base all four times up to help the Mets win for only the fourth time in 13 games. The victory came one day after hitting coach Dave Hudgens was fired and replaced by Lamar Johnson, who had been New York's minor league hitting coordinator.
Black (1-0) got four big outs in his first major league outing this season, and Jenrry Mejia pitched two innings for his fourth save.
With a runner on, Curtis Granderson made an outstanding catch in the right-field corner for the second out of the ninth. Mejia then walked Andrew McCutchen and retired Mets nemesis Gaby Sanchez on a game-ending grounder.
Starling Marte hit a two-run single for Pittsburgh. Jeanmar Gomez (0-2) threw two the Pirates four wild pitches.
PADRES 4, DIAMONDBACKS 3
PHOENIX (AP) — Tommy Medica hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth inning and Eric Stults pitched six effective innings for San Diego.
Stults was sharp early before giving up a couple of runs that allowed Arizona to tie the game at 3-all.
Medica had a run-scoring single in San Diego's three-run third inning and lined a solo homer to left off Evan Marshall (2-1) in the eighth to put the Padres back up.
Kevin Quackenbush (1-1) pitched 1 2-3 innings for his first win in the majors after giving up a walkoff homer the night before and Huston Street worked a perfect ninth for his 15th straight save.
Wade Miley had a career-high 11 strikeouts in seven innings and Martin Prado homered for Arizona.
ROCKIES 6, PHILLIES 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wilin Rosario hit a go-ahead, three-run homer and Jorge De La Rosa pitched six strong innings to lift Colorado to victory.
Drew Stubbs went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI for the Rockies, who had lost four of five while being outscored 16-0 in their two previous games.
Ben Revere hit his first career homer in his 1,466th at-bat, and Darin Ruf also went deep for the Phillies.
The start of the game was delayed 1 hour, 22 minutes due to rain.
De La Rosa (6-3) continued his strong stretch, allowing one run and six hits with four strikeouts and two walks. The left-hander is 6-0 with a 1.58 ERA in his last seven starts.
Philadelphia starter Cole Hamels (1-3) left after the seventh, giving up four runs and three hits with four strikeouts and two walks.