May. 22, 2014
CLEVELAND (AP) — Asdrubal Cabrera scored off Al Alburquerque's bases-loaded baulk in the 13th inning to give the Cleveland Indians an 11-10 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.
Alex Avila's two-out homer in the top of the inning put Detroit ahead, but the Indians scored twice for their second walk-off win in the three-game sweep.
Mike Aviles led off with a single against Phil Coke (0-1) and took second on Michael Bourn's sacrifice. After Asdrubal Cabrera was hit by a pitch, Michael Brantley lined a single to left for his fourth hit that scored Aviles, who slid home before Rajai Davis' throw.
After a groundout, Alburquerque relieved and pinch-hitter Yan Gomes was walked intentionally to load the bases. Ryan Raburn took the first pitch for a ball. As Alburquerque went into his stretch, he appeared to move his leg and then stopped, and was called for the balk.
Josh Tomlin (3-1), the Indians' ninth pitcher, worked the final three innings.
David Murphy's two-run homer for Cleveland in the ninth off Joe Nathan tied it.
Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera and manager Brad Ausmus were ejected in the sixth inning by plate umpire Tim Timmons for arguing balls and strikes.
RANGERS 4, MARINERS 3
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nick Tepesch won for the first time in more than 10 months and Shin-Soo Choo hit a tie-breaking home run as Texas defeated Seattle.
Choo led off the fifth with his homer into the bullpen in left-center. Joakim Soria pitched a perfect inning for his eighth save.
Tepesch (1-0) went 6 1-3 innings for his first win since last July 5. He allowed five hits and two walks.
Texas scored three runs in the first inning against former Rangers right-hander Chris Young (3-2). Elvis Andrus hit a two-run homer for the Rangers.
Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer for Seattle.
BLUE JAYS 6, RED SOX 4
BOSTON (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion had two homers for the second straight game as Toronto sent the Red Sox to their sixth consecutive loss.
Encarnacion has seven homers in his last six games. He is the first Toronto player to have four multi-homer games in a month, and the first major-leaguer to do so since Troy Tulowitzki in September of 2010.
Drew Hutchison (3-3) allowed one run in 5 1-3 innings for Toronto, which has won seven of its last nine games. The Blue Jays have won three consecutive series. Casey Janssen pitched the ninth for his fifth save.
Xander Bogaerts had three hits, including two doubles, for Boston. Clay Buchholz (2-4) allowed four earned runs in 4 2-3 innings.
ROYALS 3, WHITE SOX 1
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie, Wade Davis and Greg Holland combined on a four-hitter as Kansas City rallied in the eighth inning to avoid being swept in a three-game series.
The White Sox had scored 14 runs and hit five home runs in the first two games.
Guthrie, who is winless in seven starts since an April 9 victory over Tampa Bay, left after seven innings with the score 1-1. He gave up three hits, walked two and struck out two.
Wade Davis (3-1) struck out two in a flawless eighth and has tossed 10 scoreless innings in his last nine appearances. Greg Holland logged his 13th save in 14 chances, but not before giving up a single to Dayan Viciedo and walking Adam Dunn in the ninth.
ATHLETICS 3, RAYS 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — Brandon Moss hit a solo homer for Oakland's only hit as the Athletics took advantage of the sloppy Rays.
Oakland scored twice on two errors and a pair of walks in the second inning, helping the A's win for the first time since at least 1914 while getting only one hit, according to the team.
Moss hit his 10th home run — and 11th extra-base hit in seven games — off Erik Bedard in the fourth inning. Oakland's fifth straight victory, coupled with Detroit's loss earlier Wednesday, gave the A's the best record in the major leagues at 30-16.
Tommy Milone (2-3) gave up two runs in 5 2-3 innings for the A's, who have won 11 of 12.
Bedard (2-2) pitched 5 1-3 innings for the Rays. Four Rays relievers finished the one-hitter.
ANGELS 2, ASTROS 1
ANAHEIM, California (AP) — Jered Weaver pitched a two-hitter for his first complete game in nearly two years and Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead home run in the sixth for Los Angeles.
Weaver (5-3) went the distance for the 12th time in 241 career starts and first time since Aug. 6, 2012, when he beat the Athletics 4-0 with a four-hitter. The three-time All-Star struck out five, walked one and retired 17 of his last 19 batters — including 10 straight after giving up a leadoff homer to George Springer in the fourth. Weaver is 5-1 with a 1.70 ERA over his last seven starts.
Collin McHugh (2-3) lost his third straight decision over four starts despite allowing just two runs and four hits in seven innings.