American League Game Capsules

Updated: September 21, 2013

St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) – After crossing the plate with the
winning run in Friday night’s 18-inning marathon, Desmond Jennings drove in
four runs for the Tampa Bay Rays in a 5-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles
on Saturday in the second of a four-game set. Jennings went 2-for-3 with a
three-run homer in the fifth and an RBI triple in the seventh for the Rays,
who have won three of their last four and sit atop the AL wild card standings.
Alex Cobb (10-3) was on his way to a shutout in the ninth, but David DeJesus
misplayed a fly ball in left field to allow Chris Davis to reach third and
Adam Jones quickly brought him home with a single to right. Cobb was lifted
after 8 1/3 innings and was charged with the one run on five hits while
fanning 12 batters. Miguel Gonzalez (10-8) picked up the loss after only
surrendering two hits, one of which was Jennings’ home run. The Orioles now
sit three games out of the final wild card spot in the American League.

Final Score: NY Yankees 6, San Francisco 0

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) – Ivan Nova recorded the second shutout of his
career and the New York Yankees handled the San Francisco Giants, 6-0, in the
second test of a three-game series. Nova (9-5) gave up six hits while
striking out seven for the Yankees, who sit 2 1/2 games behind the Indians
for the second wild card spot in the AL. The right-hander also threw a
shutout on Aug. 31 against the Orioles. Eduardo Nunez and Alfonso Soriano
homered for New York, which has won the first two games of this series.
Ryan Vogelsong (3-6) allowed five runs on five hits over five innings for the
Giants, who went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and stranded seven.