MLB Game Capsules

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Updated: May 13, 2013

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Final Score: Cleveland 4, Detroit 3 (10 innings)

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) – Mark Reynolds delivered a pinch-hit, two-out RBI single in the top of the 10th inning as the Cleveland Indians rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers Sunday in the finale of a three-game set at Comerica Park. Facing Darin Downs (0-1) in the 10th, Asdrubal Cabrera poked a leadoff double and advanced to third on Nick Swisher’s groundout to the pitcher. Carlos Santana was then intentionally walked and Michael Bourn followed with a slow chopper to short, but the Tigers’ Jhonny Peralta fired home to throw out Cabrera for the second out of the frame. Reynolds, however, made up for the missed opportunity with a single through the left side that plated Santana for the eventual game-winning run. Rich Hill retired the first two batters he faced in the bottom of the 10th, while Cody Allen struck out Matt Tuiasosopo to secure his first save of the season. Michael Brantley hit a game-tying RBI single in the ninth off Detroit reliever Jose Valverde, who absorbed the blown save that sent the contest into extras. Cleveland’s Joe Smith (1-0) worked a scoreless bottom of the ninth to earn the win, the Indians’ sixth in their last seven tries. Brayan Pena had three hits, including a two-run homer for the Tigers, who have lost four of five. Starter Rick Porcello was charged with two runs on four hits and struck out six over six innings of work.

Final Score: Toronto 12, Boston 4

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Jose Bautista hit two of Toronto’s five home runs and had three RBI as the Blue Jays powered past the Boston Red Sox, 12-4, in the rubber match of a three-game series at Fenway Park. Emilio Bonifacio went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer while Edwin Encarnacion and Brett Lawrie each added solo shots for Toronto, which won just its second series of the season and completed a winning road trip with a 4-3 record. Chad Jenkins (1-0), making his first start of the year in place of the injured Brandon Morrow, earned his second career victory after allowing two runs on seven hits in five-plus innings of work. Mike Napoli and Pedro Ciriaco each hit solo homers for a Boston club that has lost eight of 10 and went 3-of-36 with runners in scoring position in the series, including 0-for-8 on Sunday. Ryan Dempster (2-4) was rocked for six runs on seven hits in his five-inning start to take the loss.

Final Score: Texas 12, Houston 7

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Adrian Beltre smacked a three-run homer among his four hits and drove in four in the Texas Rangers’ 12-7 win over the Houston Astros to complete a three-game sweep. Leury Garcia tallied three hits, four runs scored and an RBI for the Rangers, who have won four in a row and seven of their last nine. Lance Berkman added an RBI double against his old squad in the victory. Nick Tepesch (3-3) fanned eight and surrendered a run on four hits and a walk over six frames to pick up the win. Jordan Lyles (1-1) allowed eight runs on 11 hits and three walks over four frames for Houston, which has dropped four in a row and 10 of its last 12.

Final Score: New York 4, Kansas City 2

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) – Huroki Kuroda threw 7 2/3 strong innings, Robinson Cano and Vernon Wells clubbed back-to-back homers, and the New York Yankees remained hot with a 4-2 triumph over the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Both Cano and Wells drove in a pair of runs, with Wells finishing 3-for-4 and Cano and Chris Stewart each collecting two hits to help the Yankees to a season-high fifth straight win and the team’s first three-game sweep in Kansas City since Sept. 7-9, 2007. Kuroda (5-2) aided the cause by yielding just two runs on six hits while working at least seven frames for a third consecutive start. Making his final scheduled appearance at Kauffman Stadium, Mariano Rivera tossed a scoreless ninth to notch his 15th save in as many chances to begin the season. Ervin Santana (3-2) served up Cano and Wells’ back-to-back blasts during a three-run top of the third, and surrendered four runs in all on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings to receive the loss. Alex Gordon went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the setback, the sixth in seven outings for the Royals.

Final Score: Baltimore 6, Minnesota 0

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – Chris Davis hit a two-run homer and finished with three RBI, while Wei-Yin Chen tossed five strong innings before leaving with a right oblique strain as Baltimore blanked the Minnesota Twins, 6-0, in the rubber match of a three-game set at Target Field. Adam Jones and Steve Pearce each hit solo home runs for the Orioles, who have won six of their last eight. Chris Snyder provided an RBI single in the victory. Chen (3-3) allowed five hits and struck out three but appeared in pain following Eduardo Escobar’s fifth-inning groundout. The Orioles, who already have an injury-shortened pitching staff, later announced the oblique injury for the 27-year-old Chen. Joe Mauer extended his hitting streak to 11 games with two pokes, while starter Scott Diamond (3-3) took the loss after yielding all six runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Final Score: Seattle 6, Oakland 1

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Kendrys Morales smashed a three-run home run and Joe Saunders pitched 6 1/3 innings of solid, one-run baseball as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics, 6-1, in the rubber match of a three-game set. Joe Saunders (3-4) struck out six and gave up one run on five hits and three walks for the Mariners, who have won three of their last four games. Jason Bay hit a solo shot while Kyle Seager and Jesus Montero contributed with an RBI apiece in the victory. Luke Montz drove in the lone run for the Athletics, who saw starter Tommy Milone (3-5) surrender five runs on six hits and three walks over five frames.

Final Score: Tampa Bay 4, San Diego 2

St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) – Yunel Escobar doubled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning as the Tampa Bay Rays edged the San Diego Padres, 4-2, to complete a three-game sweep at Tropicana Field. Evan Longoria opened the sixth with a double to center field, then moved to third on James Loney’s fly ball to right. Sean Rodriguez followed with a base hit to center to score Longoria. Reliever Brad Brach, who replaced starter Eric Stults (3-3), threw a wild pitch to allow Rodriguez to move to second. The miscue proved to be costly as Escobar smashed a double to right field to push Rodriguez across. Loney added a solo homer in the eighth to account for the final difference. Loney finished the game with two hits and Jose Molina added an RBI for the Rays, who have won five straight. Roberto Hernandez (2-4) gave up two runs on five hits over six innings and Fernando Rodney stranded a runner in the ninth to earn his sixth save of the season. Alexi Amarista homered and Yonder Alonso had two hits and an RBI for the Padres, who were swept for the fourth time this season. Stults gave up three runs on five hits and five walks over 5 1/3 innings to absorb the loss.

Final Score: Chicago 3, LA Angels of Anaheim 0

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Chris Sale struck out seven during a one-hit shutout on Sunday, as the Chicago White Sox blanked the LA Angels of Anaheim, 3-0, to salvage the finale of a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field. Sale (4-2) was nearly perfect, allowing just one hit on a clean single up the middle from Mike Trout with one away in the seventh inning. Chris Iannetta was the only other Angel to reach base on an error to start the ninth, but the lanky left-hander bounced back by inducing a double-play groundout from Luis Jimenez before flying out Alberto Callaspo to secure his first career shutout and second complete game. Alexei Ramirez recorded three hits, two RBI and a run scored, while Alex Rios added an RBI double to help the White Sox snap a four-game home skid. C.J. Wilson (3-2) allowed all three runs on six hits and four walks over 6 2/3 frames to absorb the loss, which snapped LA’s three-game winning streak.

Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, New York 2

Flushing, NY (Sports Network) – Pedro Alvarez provided the go-ahead run and Pittsburgh’s pitching stifled a sputtering Mets offense to take a 3-2 victory on Sunday and capture their third win of a four-game set from Citi Field. Alvarez’s second hit of the day plated Pittsburgh’s third run and Jason Grilli tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning to lock down his National League leading 15th save of the season. Clint Barmes stroked a solo homer and the Pirates’ pitching limited New York to just four hits on the day. Starter Jeanmar Gomez tossed five strong innings of one run ball and retired the last 11 batters he faced. Justin Wilson (3-0) picked up the win by striking out four in 1 1/3 innings of work. Matt Harvey pitched seven innings but didn’t have his usual overpowering stuff, striking out a season-low four batters. He allowed two runs on five hits. The only support for Harvey came on a solo homer from Lucas Duda and an RBI single from Mike Baxter, as the Mets went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and were outscored 23-10 over the four-game set. Scott Rice (1-2) walked Andrew McCutchen, who scored the go-ahead run in the eighth, and was charged with the loss. With 12 more strikeouts on Sunday, the Mets fanned 28 times over the last two days.

Final Score: Cincinnati 5, Milwaukee 1

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) – Bronson Arroyo fired 6 2/3 shutout innings and Donald Lutz hit a historic three-run homer that carried the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers and a sweep of the three-game series between the NL Central foes. Lutz became the first German-raised player to homer in a major league game when he connected off Brewers starter Wily Peralta in the bottom of the second inning. It provided more than enough support for Arroyo (3-4), who held the reeling Brewers to five hits while striking out five to earn his first win since Apr. 15. Xavier Paul added a pinch-hit solo homer later on in the triumph, the Reds’ seventh in nine games. Jean Segura and Yuniesky Betancourt each had a pair of hits for Milwaukee, which fell to 1-9 in May. Peralta (3-3) lasted six innings and was reached for four runs — three earned — on five hits.

Final Score: Chicago 2, Washington 1

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Alfonso Soriano scored on a throwing error by Kurt Suzuki in the ninth inning as the Chicago Cubs edged the Washington Nationals, 2-1, in the finale of a three-game set. Soriano and Julio Borbon hit back-to-back singles off Rafael Soriano (0-1) to start the inning. With one out, they attempted a double steal and Suzuki made an errant throw, allowing Soriano to reach home. Starlin Castro drove in one run for the Cubs, who took the final two games of the series. Starter Scott Feldman had six strikeouts and allowed one run on five hits and three walks in six innings. James Russell (1-0) threw a scoreless bottom of the eighth to pick up the win and Kevin Gregg was flawless in the ninth to notch his sixth save. Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez had a perfect game through five innings before giving up a leadoff single to Dioner Navarro in the sixth. Gonzalez allowed just two hits and a walk while striking out six over seven frames. Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 and drove in the lone Washington run in the setback.

Final Score: Colorado 8, St. Louis 2

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – After being silenced by the Cardinals’ starting pitching the last two days, the Rockies got an outstanding effort from one of their own. Jorge De La Rosa took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Colorado’s offense awoke from its slumber as the Rockies came away with an 8-2 victory over St. Louis in the finale of a three-game set. The Cardinals saw starter Shelby Miller retire 27 straight batters on Friday and Adam Wainwright come five outs away from a no-hitter the following day. On Sunday, though, the Rockies were the ones stifling St. Louis. De La Rosa (4-3) struck out seven and didn’t surrender a hit until David Freese lined a single past first baseman Jordan Pacheco with two away in the seventh. The Colorado lefty issued three walks, but his efforts were key in helping the Rockies end their season-long four-game losing streak. Troy Tulowitzki smacked a three-run homer and Charlie Blackmon stroked a two- run shot in his return to the big-league level. Blackmon was called up Sunday when the Rockies placed first baseman/outfielder Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day disabled list. St. Louis didn’t score until the ninth, when they were able to plate two runs. Jamie Garcia (4-2) lost for the first time in four starts, surrendering both homers as well as eight hits over six innings. He struck out seven in the defeat.

Final Score: San Francisco 5, Atlanta 1

San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) – Tim Lincecum tossed seven shutout innings in the San Francisco Giants’ 5-1 win over the Atlanta Braves in the finale of a four-game set. Lincecum (3-2) fanned seven and surrendered just two hits and three walks for the Giants, who have won four of their past five contests. Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Belt and Marco Scutaro all smacked solo homers in the triumph. Kris Medlen (1-5) allowed five runs — three earned — on eight hits and five walks over 5 1/3 innings for Atlanta, which dropped the last three tilts of the series.

Final Score: Philadelphia 4, Arizona 2 (10 innings)

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – Ryan Howard hit the go-ahead single in the 10th inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies past the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4-2, in the finale of a four-game set at Chase Field. Jimmy Rollins singled and Chase Utley doubled to put runners at second and third with one out. Howard then ripped a base hit to right field off Matt Reynolds (0-1), who hadn’t allowed a run all season, to put the Phillies ahead 4-2. Utley finished the game 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and scored twice, and Michael Young collected two hits for the Phillies, winners in back-to-back games. Justin De Fratus (1-0) recorded the final out of the ninth inning to earn the win and Jonathan Papelbon stranded a runner on second in the 10th to notch his seventh save of the season. Gerardo Parra hit homer and A.J. Pollock drove in a run for the D’backs, who lost for just the third time in eight games. Starter Brandon McCarthy scattered seven hits over eight shutout innings in the setback.

Final Score: Los Angeles 5, Miami 3

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – With Chris Capuano spinning 6 1/3 outstanding innings to lead the way, the Los Angeles Dodgers put together their first winning streak in more than two weeks with Sunday’s 5-3 decision over the Miami Marlins. Capuano (1-2) yielded just one run and five hits while registering seven strikeouts to notch his initial win in three 2013 starts, with the effort giving Los Angeles back-to-back victories for the first time since April 24-25. The Dodgers halted a string of eight straight losses with a 7-1 verdict over the Marlins in Saturday’s middle test of this three-game set. Scott Van Slyke supplied the offense by going 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in a fill-in start, with Matt Kemp also contributing a pair of hits that included the 1,000th of his career. Carl Crawford also finished 2-for-4 while adding an RBI single in the triumph. Adeiny Hechavarria delivered a two-run double in the ninth inning for Miami, with Justin Ruggiano recording a solo homer as part of a two-hit day. Tom Koehler (0-1) pitched well for Miami in his first start of the year, permitting two runs on seven hits over five innings of work in a hard-luck defeat. The Marlins completed a 10-game road trip at 3-7 and have still yet to win a series away from home this season.

Final Score: Tampa Bay 4, San Diego 2

St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) – Yunel Escobar doubled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning as the Tampa Bay Rays edged the San Diego Padres, 4-2, to complete a three-game sweep at Tropicana Field. Evan Longoria opened the sixth with a double to center field, then moved to third on James Loney’s fly ball to right. Sean Rodriguez followed with a base hit to center to score Longoria. Reliever Brad Brach, who replaced starter Eric Stults (3-3), threw a wild pitch to allow Rodriguez to move to second. The miscue proved to be costly as Escobar smashed a double to right field to push Rodriguez across. Loney added a solo homer in the eighth to account for the final difference. Loney finished the game with two hits and Jose Molina added an RBI for the Rays, who have won five straight. Roberto Hernandez (2-4) gave up two runs on five hits over six innings and Fernando Rodney stranded a runner in the ninth to earn his sixth save of the season. Alexi Amarista homered and Yonder Alonso had two hits and an RBI for the Padres, who were swept for the fourth time this season. Stults gave up three runs on five hits and five walks over 5 1/3 innings to absorb the loss.