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.
RED SOX 6, BRAVES 3
ATLANTA (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run single during a four-run rally in the seventh inning, helping 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.
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.