The Associated Press
Jun. 17, 2014
BOSTON (AP) — Rubby De La Rosa matched his first career Fenway Park start with another seven impressive innings and A.J. Pierzynski had a sacrifice fly, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
Mike Napoli helped get a runner trying to score with a heads up play in a Red Sox victory that came after two one-run losses. Boston is 9-15 in one-run games.
De La Rosa (2-2) gave up only a single in the third inning as he combined with three relievers on a three-hitter. He walked three and struck out three.
Andrew Miller struck out the only batter he faced, Burke Badenhop got two outs and Koji Uehara three outs to remain perfect in 15 save chances. He extended his streak to 31 straight saves over the past two regular seasons.
Kevin Correia (3-8) gave up five hits, walking one and striking out two in six innings.
CUBS 5, MARLINS 4, 13 INNINGS
MIAMI (AP) — Pinch-hitting pitcher Travis Wood hit an RBI double with two outs in the 13th inning to lift Chicago.
Called on to hit for reliever Carlos Villanueva (3-5), Wood hit a sharp groundball off Jacob Turner (2-5) down the left field line, scoring Junior Lake for the go-ahead run.
Wood, who is batting .250 this season, was 0 for 4 as a pinch hitter entering the game.
Miami's Tom Koehler was near perfect to start, retiring 14 of the first 15 batters. Only Mike Olt registered a hit against the Marlins' starter during that stretch.
But the Cubs overcame a 3-0 deficit in the sixth inning.
PHILLIES 6, BRAVES 1, 13 INNINGS
ATLANTA (AP) — Ryan Howard homered and drove in the go-ahead run in Philadelphia's five-run 13th inning.
The Braves lost in 13 innings for the second time in three days.
Ben Revere led off the 13th win a sharp single up the middle off David Hale (2-2) before stealing second base and moving to third on Jimmy Rollins' fly ball to right field. Following an intentional walk to Chase Utley, Howard hit a sharp grounder that took one hop past first baseman Freddie Freeman for an error as Revere scored from third.
Marlon Byrd following with a run-scoring single up the middle. Howard scored on a fly ball to deep right field by Carlos Ruiz. Reid Brignac, who had three hits, added a two-run triple.
Antonio Bastardo (4-3) pitched two scoreless innings.
RANGERS 14, ATHLETICS 8
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Donnie Murphy homered twice to help Colby Lewis win for the first time in more than three weeks.
Michael Choice and Robinson Chirinos also homered, and Adrian Beltre drove in three runs as the Rangers got their fourth straight win at the Coliseum. Texas swept a three-game series in Oakland in April.
Lewis (5-4) allowed 10 hits and five runs over 5 1-3 innings to win for the first time since May 25.
Murphy hit a two-run home run in the fourth and a solo shot in the ninth.
Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run home run while Brandon Moss added his 17th for Oakland. Drew Pomeranz (5-4) allowed eight runs and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings — his shortest outing since joining the A's rotation in early May.
INDIANS 4, ANGELS 3
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana and Asdrubal Cabrera homered, and Cleveland ended Jered Weaver's unbeaten streak at Progressive Field.
Santana's leadoff homer in the fifth inning broke a 3-all tie and moved the Indians (36-35) over the .500 mark. Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the first.
Both home runs came off Weaver (7-6), who lost for the first time in 10 career starts at the Indians' ballpark. Weaver was 6-0 and allowed 11 earned runs in 60 1-3 innings in nine starts at Progressive Field coming into the game.
Trevor Bauer (2-3) allowed three runs in 6 2-3 innings for his first win since May 20.
Carlos Carrasco pitched 2 1-3 innings for his first career save.
BREWERS 9, DIAMONDBACKS 3
PHOENIX (AP) — Wily Peralta pitched seven effective innings, Aramis Ramirez lined a two-run double in the eighth inning and Milwaukee broke open a close game late.
Peralta (7-5) shook off a shaky second inning to keep the NL Central-leading Brewers close against Arizona and Brandon McCarthy.
Milwaukee ran away with it once McCarthy left, scoring three runs in the eighth against Will Harris (0-2): two on Ramirez's third hit and another on a run-scoring single by Khris Davis.
Ryan Braun hit a two-run triple off J.J. Putz in the ninth inning and Scooter Gennett had a run-scoring single after homering earlier in the game for the Brewers, who had 12 hits.
MARINERS 5, PADRES 1
SEATTLE (AP) — On a somber day for the Padres organization following the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn at age 54, Seattle's Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer in the first inning, Brad Miller added a solo shot, and Chris Young threw six shutout innings against his former team.
Gwynn died earlier in the day of oral cancer, a disease he attributed to years of chewing tobacco.
San Diego was shut out by Young (6-4) and a pair of relievers until Carlos Quentin hit a solo homer leading off the ninth.
Seager's homer came on a 3-0 pitch from San Diego starter Tyson Ross (6-6).
Robinson Cano added an RBI double as Seattle scored all five runs in the first two innings.
ROYALS 11, TIGERS 8
DETROIT (AP) — Omar Infante hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and had an RBI single in a four-run fifth against former teammate Justin Verlander as Kansas City beat Detroit.
The Royals have won a season-high eight straight to pull within a half-game of the AL Central-leading Tigers.
Detroit scored six runs in the ninth inning and pulled within three on J.D. Martinez's two-out grand slam off Donnie Joseph.
Michael Mariot struck out Austin Jackson looking for the final out.
Jason Vargas (7-2) gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks to win his third straight.
Verlander (6-7) allowed seven earned runs in consecutive starts for the first time in his career, giving up a season-high 12 hits and striking out two over six innings.
RAYS 5, ORIOLES 4
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jerry Sands, Yunel Escobar and Ryan Hanigan homered to lead Tampa Bay past Baltimore.
Sands' first homer since Sept. 20, 2011, a two-run, pinch-hit shot off Brian Matusz, snapped a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning. Escobar hit a solo homer in the first and Hanigan added a two-run drive in the fourth for a 3-0 lead against Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen.
Sands went deep on a 2-0 pitch after Matusz replaced Darren O'Day (2-1), who departed with a runner on and two outs.
Adam Jones homered for the second straight day for Baltimore, hitting a two-run shot in the sixth.
Jake McGee (3-0) got the last two outs in the top of the eighth, giving up a tying infield RBI single to Nelson Cruz. Delmon Young had a pinch-hit homer in the ninth off Juan Carlos Oviedo, who got the last three outs for his first save.
DODGERS 6, ROCKIES 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dee Gordon had four hits, including a triple that was misplayed into four bases by left fielder Charlie Blackmon, and Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched six strong innings to help Los Angeles snap Colorado's season-best five-game winning streak.
Ryu (8-3) allowed a run and three hits in six innings and struck out six in his 13th start. In his first 13 starts last season — his first in the major leagues — the left-hander was 8-5 with a 2.85 ERA. This was the ninth time this year that Ryu has allowed fewer than three earned runs, and he is 7-0 in those games.
Matt Kemp drove in two runs for Los Angeles, while Hanley Ramirez, A.J. Ellis and Yasiel Puig had RBI singles.
Tyler Matzek (1-1) allowed three runs and 10 hits through five innings in his second big league start and did not strike out a batter.
CARDINALS 6, METS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Allen Craig and Matt Adams each had two RBIs and St. Louis got effective work from rookie pitchers subbing for ace Adam Wainwright.
Carlos Martinez allowed an unearned run in four innings in his second career start and Nick Greenwood (1-0) allowed a run on two hits in 3 1-3 innings to win in his major league debut for the Cardinals, who have won seven of eight.
Matt Holliday had two hits, including a single for his 1,000th career RBI in a four-run fifth that put the Cardinals up 6-1.
Jacob deGrom (0-4) gave up six runs on 12 hits in 4 1-3 innings in his seventh career start.
Mets manager Terry Collins batted the pitcher eighth for the first time in franchise history, but New York mustered just five hits and lost for the 10th time in 13 games.