MLB Game Capsules

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Updated: April 28, 2013

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Final Score: Detroit 7, Atlanta 4

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) – Omar Infante finished with three hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in three runs as Detroit claimed a 7-4 victory over Atlanta in the second of a three-game Interleague set at Comerica Park. Jhonny Peralta added a two-run blast and Miguel Cabrera posted two hits and two RBI for the Tigers, who have won the first two in the series and three of four overall. Rick Porcello (1-2) gave up three runs on five hits with five strikeouts and two walks in 6 1/3 innings. Jose Valverde tossed a perfect ninth for his second save. Justin Upton homered and knocked in two runs for the Braves, who received two hits and an RBI from Freddie Freeman in their third straight defeat. Kris Medlen (1-3) was torched for 10 hits and five runs over 5 1/3 frames.

Final Score: Baltimore 7, Oakland 3

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Nick Markakis and Adam Jones hit back-to-back homers to highlight a four-run fourth inning as the Baltimore Orioles downed the Oakland Athletics 7-3, at The Coliseum. Nate McLouth went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI, while Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy added one RBI apiece for the Orioles, who will go for the four-game sweep on Sunday. Chris Tillman (1-1) gave up two runs on seven hits while striking out seven over six frames. Jim Johnson battled out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth to earn his 10th save of the season. Josh Donaldson went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI and Josh Reddick drove in a run for the A’s, losers in eight of their last nine games. A.J. Griffin (2-2) was tagged for four runs on five hits while striking out seven over seven frames to absorb the loss.

Final Score: New York 5, Toronto 4

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) – Travis Hafner hit a three-run homer and knocked in four runs, lifting the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-4, on Saturday. Vernon Wells had an RBI and scored twice for the Yankees, who have won the first three contests of this four-game series. CC Sabathia (4-2) continued his success against the Blue Jays, allowing four runs — three earned — on nine hits over eight innings. The left-hander, who struck out four, improved to 14-4 in 19 career starts against Toronto. Prior to the game, New York placed catcher Francisco Cervelli and pitcher Ivan Nova on the 15-day disabled list. Cervelli (broken right hand) and Nova (right triceps inflammation) exited Friday’s game with injuries. Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie hit solo homers for the Blue Jays, who got an RBI from Rajai Davis. Toronto starter J.A. Happ gave up three runs on eight hits while striking out five over six innings. Esmil Rogers (1-2) allowed two runs on two hits while recording just two outs in the seventh.

Final Score: Minnesota 7, Texas 2

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – Josh Willingham hit a two-run homer and Aaron Hicks added two RBI to pace Minnesota’s 7-2 win over Texas in the third portion of a four-game series at Target Field. Wilkin Ramirez, Pedro Florimon and Brian Dozier each knocked in a run for the Twins, who ended a three-game losing streak. Pedro Hernandez (1-0) tossed five innings of five-hit, scoreless ball to post his first career victory. Mitch Moreland hit a two-run double in the ninth for the Rangers, who had won three in a row prior to Saturday. Derek Holland (1-2) lasted seven full frames, but was charged in defeat with five hits and four runs — three earned — with six strikeouts.

Final Score: Tampa Bay 10, Chicago 4

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Ben Zobrist hit a two-run homer, and Desmond Jennings clubbed a solo shot as the Tampa Bay Rays downed the Chicago White Sox, 10-4, in the third tilt of a four-game set at U.S. Cellular Field. Kelly Johnson and James Loney each drove in a pair, while Jose Lobaton added one RBI for the Rays, who had dropped the first two games of the series. Matt Moore (5-0) dazzled Chicago hitters over six frames, giving up just one run — an Adam Dunn homer in the fourth — one three hits while striking out nine. Alexei Ramirez, Conor Gillaspie and Jordan Danks had one RBI apiece for the White Sox, who had won three straight entering the contest. Gavin Floyd (0-4) lasted just 2 2/3 innings before exiting with a right elbow flexor muscle strain. He allowed two hits, including Zobrist’s two-run blast.

Final Score: Boston 8, Houston 4

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Felix Doubront pitched into the seventh inning and David Ortiz continued his prolific start to the season at the plate by driving in three runs, as the Boston Red Sox downed the Houston Astros, 8-4, at Fenway Park. Doubront (3-0) gave up four hits and three runs over 6 2/3 innings. The Venezuelan lefty also walked four batters and had eight strikeouts. Ortiz, who went 2-for-3, has a 19-game hitting streak going back to last season. That is tied for his career-best (July 17 – Aug. 6, 2002 with Minnesota). Ortiz, who was sidelined at the start of this season due to a right Achilles injury, is hitting .519 so far in 2013. Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run single as the Red Sox won their fourth in a row and moved to the brink of sweeping this four-game series. Brad Peacock (1-3) allowed six hits and five runs over 3 1/3 innings. He also walked five batters.

Final Score: Kansas City 3, Cleveland 2

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) – Eric Hosmer walked with the bases loaded in the seventh to force in the eventual game-winning run, as the Kansas City Royals held off the Cleveland Indians, 3-2. Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer for the Royals, who started a 10-game homestand on Saturday. Kansas City starter Ervin Santana (3-1) tossed seven scoreless innings to pick up the win. The right-hander gave up six hits while striking out five. Scott Kazmir (0-1) allowed two runs on five hits over five innings for the Indians, who have lost two straight since a three-game winning streak. He had four strikeouts to surpass 1,000 for his career.

Final Score: Seattle 3, LA Angels of Anaheim 2

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Felix Hernandez pitched eight strong frames and retired the final 14 batters he faced in a 3-2 win for the Seattle Mariners over the Los Angeles Angels. Jesus Montero hit the tying two-run homer in the sixth inning off Joe Blanton. Pinch-hitter Kendrys Morales singled in the go- ahead run in the seventh inning to give the Mariners their second victory in three games in this series, which concludes Sunday. Kyle Seager extended his career-high hitting streak to 16 games and scored the winning run. Hernandez (3-2) allowed five hits and one earned run while walking one batter and fanning seven. Blanton (0-4) exited after giving up nine hits and four walks over six-plus frames. He also had five strikeouts.

Final Score: Washington 6, Cincinnati 3

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer and scored two runs as the Washington Nationals downed the slumping Cincinnati Reds, 6-3, on Saturday. Denard Span collected two hits and drove in one run and Ian Desmond had an RBI single and scored a run for the Nationals, winners of three straight, all of which have come in this four-game set. Starter Dan Haren (2-3) allowed two runs on six hits and struck out five over six innings in the victory. Shin-Soo Choo hit a solo home run, while Brandon Phillips went 3- for-4 with an RBI for the Reds, who have dropped three straight and four of five. Starter Mike Leake (1-1) lasted just three innings and gave up four runs — three earned — on six hits and walked three in the setback.

Final Score: Philadelphia 9, New York 4

Flushing, NY (Sports Network) – Domonic Brown and John Mayberry, Jr. clubbed back-to-back homers to highlight a five-run fifth inning that helped lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-4 win over the New York Mets in the middle test of a three-game series at Citi Field. Ryan Howard drove in two runs for the Phillies, while starter Jonathan Pettibone (1-0) picked up his first major league win in his second career start. Pettibone gave up three runs on seven hits and walked two in five innings. David Wright went 2-for-4 with one RBI for New York, which was shut down by Kyle Kendrick in Friday’s series opener, managing just three hits — all singles — in a 4-0 loss. Shaun Marcum (0-1) came off the 15-day disabled list to make his Mets debut against the Phillies. Signed to a one-year contract in January, Marcum had been sidelined with a neck injury.

Final Score: Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 3

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – Russell Martin hit a two-run homer as part of a four-run seventh inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to steal a 5-3 victory from the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday in the middle test of a three-game set at a rainy Busch Stadium. Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones drove in the other two runs in the seventh for the Pirates, who have won four of five. A.J. Burnett (2-2) gave up two runs on five hits and struck out six over six frames and still picked up the win despite walking three batters. Carlos Beltran had two hits, including an RBI double , while Pete Kozma also drove in a run for the Cardinals, who had a four-game winning streak come to an end. Starter Jake Westbrook didn’t yield a run over six innings and struck out six, but is still searching for his 100th career win. Reliever Joe Kelly (0-1) was tagged for four runs on three hits and a blown save in one-third of an inning in the setback.

Final Score: Chicago 3, Miami 2

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – David DeJesus went 2-for-4 and his go-ahead RBI single in the seventh paved the way for a Chicago Cubs 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday at Marlins Park. DeJesus scored a run earlier, while Luis Valbuena had two hits and plated a run for Chicago, which has won the first three of this four-game set. The Cubs will go for the sweep Sunday afternoon. Travis Wood (2-1) struck out five over six stellar innings, yielding just two runs on three hits. In his previous two starts against the Marlins, he combined to surrender 15 runs on 16 hits in eight innings pitched. Starlin Castro added a hit and made a spectacular play at short in the eighth to keep the lead intact. Kevin Gregg picked up his third save with a 1-2-3 ninth. Giancarlo Stanton hit his first homer of the season and Miguel Olivo added a solo shot as well for the Marlins, losers of eight of their last 10 games. Alex Sanabia (2-3) was touched for three runs on six hits and two walks over 6 2/3 frames.

Final Score: Arizona 3, Colorado 2 (10 innings)

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – Cody Ross drove in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks edged the Colorado Rockies, 3-2. With runners on the corners, Ross lifted a fly ball deep to the warning track in left-center field, scoring A.J. Pollock without a throw. Ross also had an RBI triple. Pollock went 3-for-5 with a homer and scored twice for the Diamondbacks, winners in four of their last five. J.J. Putz (2-0) earned the win after tossing a perfect 10th. Starter Wade Miley threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings. He ran into trouble in the fifth after walking a pair and giving up a single to load the bases. Wilin Rosario went 3-for-4 with a homer and Troy Tulowitzki had two hits and an RBI for the Rockies, losers in five of their last seven. Edgmer Escalona (1-1) was charged with the loss after giving up the winning run. Starter Jeff Francis gave up two runs on four hits over five innings.

Final Score: San Diego 8, San Francisco 7 (12 innings)

San Diego, CA (Sports Network) – Marco Scutaro’s fielding error allowed the winning run to score in the bottom of the 12th inning, as the San Diego Padres picked up an 8-7 victory over the San Francisco Giants in the middle installment of a three-game set at Petco Park. Yonder Alonso smacked a one-out double to start the rally before Jedd Gyorko singled to right to put runners on the corners. Nick Hundley then followed with a sharp grounder to second that Scutaro was unable to handle, allowing Alonso to race home for the winning run. Joe Thatcher (1-0) stranded runners on second and third in the top of the 12th to earn the victory. Alonso finished with three doubles, two RBI and two runs scored, while Chris Denorfia also plated a pair for the Padres, who have won three straight on the heels of a five-game skid. Brandon Crawford clubbed a three-run homer and Hunter Pence added a two-run triple for the Giants, who have dropped four straight. Sergio Romo (1-2) was tagged with the loss after giving up the deciding run in the 12th.

Final Score: Milwaukee 6, Los Angeles 4

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Carlos Gomez and Martin Maldonado each smacked a two-run homer in the Milwaukee Brewers’ 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the middle test of a three-game set. Wily Peralta (2-1) surrendered three runs on six hits and a walk over six frames for the Brewers, who snapped a brief two-game skid on the heels of a nine-game winning streak. Andre Ethier cracked a solo shot for Los Angeles, which had won four of its last five contests coming in.