MLB Game Capsules

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Updated: May 16, 2013

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Final Score: San Diego 8, Baltimore 4

Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) – Alexi Amarista doubled twice and added a two-run homer and Everth Cabrera had four hits with an RBI, as the San Diego Padres bested the Baltimore Orioles, 8-4, to complete a two-game interleague sweep at Camden Yards. Kyle Blanks added a solo home run and John Baker drove in two for the Padres, who rebounded after being swept by Tampa Bay in three-game set and have won six of their last nine. Starter Jason Marquis (5-2) picked up the win and allowed two runs — both solo homers — over five-plus innings with three strike outs and four walks. J.J. Hardy and Matt Wieters accounted for both solo homers off Marquis, while Manny Machado went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and three doubles for Baltimore, which has dropped four of its last six contests. Freddy Garcia (0-2), facing a San Diego team which released him during spring training, allowed four runs on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings to absorb the loss.

Final Score: Cleveland 10, Philadelphia 4

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Jason Kipnis homered, doubled twice and drove in three runs as Cleveland earned a split thanks to a 10-4 decision over Philadelphia in the finale of a two-game interleague set. Mark Reynolds and Asdrubal Cabrera each knocked in two, while Nick Swisher added a two-run blast and Mike Aviles hit a solo homer for the Indians, who dropped the opener by a 6-2 count on Tuesday. Corey Kluber (3-2) allowed three runs on six hits in six full frames, fanning five without a walk. Jimmy Rollins finished 2-for-4 and drove three runs for the Phillies, whose win streak ended at three games. Cole Hamels (1-6) lasted five innings in defeat, during which he was charged with six hits and five runs. The left- hander has lost three in a row and four of his last five starts.

Final Score: Arizona 5, Atlanta 3

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – Eric Chavez went 2-for-3 and recorded two of his three RBI during a four-run fifth inning that paved the way for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves in the finale of a three-game set. Didi Gregorius and Cody Ross each drove in a run during the rally, which made a winner out of Ian Kennedy (2-3), who had given up two runs in his fifth and final inning. He struck out seven and allowed three runs in all on five hits. It’s Kennedy’s first victory since defeating the St. Louis Cardinals on Opening Day. Heath Bell worked around a one-out double in the ninth to notch his sixth save and give the D’backs the series victory. Arizona has won seven of its last 10 games. Tim Hudson (4-3) couldn’t stop the bleeding for Atlanta, which is just 10-17 since its 12-1 start to the season. The righty was tagged for all five runs on eight hits over five frames. Freddie Freeman went 3-for-4 and plated all three runs for the Braves.

Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, Milwaukee 1

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Neil Walker drove in a pair and Wandy Rodriguez spun seven innings of one-run ball in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 3-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in the third test of a four-game set from PNC Park. Walker had one of just four Pirates hits, but his two-run single off Yovani Gallardo (3-3) was all the offense Pittsburgh needed to capture its fifth win in six games and second straight over Milwaukee. Rodriguez (4-2) struck out five and his only real blemish came when he served up a home run to Rickie Weeks. He allowed just six hits and Jason Grilli locked down his 16th save of the season with a perfect ninth.

Final Score: Cincinnati 4, Miami 0

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Shin-Soo Choo went 4-for-5 with a pair of solo homers and three runs scored, and Mike Leake spun 6 2/3 stellar frames to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-0 shutout over the Miami Marlins in the second tilt of a three-game set. Leake (3-2) fanned six and scattered nine hits with one walk, while Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips each added two hits and an RBI for the Reds, who have won a season-high five straight games. Alex Sanabia (2-6) was tagged for all four runs on nine hits and three walks over six innings to absorb his fifth straight loss. Derek Dietrich, Rob Brantly and Greg Dobbs collected two hits apiece for the Marlins, who finished 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position and stranded 12 men on base in dropping their fourth straight contest.

Final Score: Toronto 11, San Francisco 3

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Ramon Ortiz pitched seven strong innings while Adam Lind and J.P. Arencibia each hit a two-run home run as the Toronto Blue Jays took an 11-3 win over the San Francisco Giants to sweep a two-game set. Ortiz (1-1) gave up just one run on six hits while Jose Bautista went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored for the Blue Jays, who have won four straight. Ryan Vogelsong (1-4) dropped his third straight decision as he was tagged for eight runs — three earned — on six hits over just two innings of work for the Giants, who came into the series having taken three of four from Atlanta. Angel Pagan went 3-for-5 with a run scored in the loss.

Final Score: Chicago 6, Colorado 3

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Jeff Samardzija belted a two-run homer and pitched eight strong innings to post his first victory since Opening Day, and the Chicago Cubs topped the Colorado Rockies, 6-3, to take the rubber match of a three-game series. Samardzija (2-5) allowed five hits and two runs, walked a pair and had seven strikeouts. His other victory came April 1 at Pittsburgh. Between wins, the right-hander went 0-5 in seven starts. David DeJesus led off the bottom of the first inning with a homer to left-center field to help the Cubs post their fourth win in five games. The Cubs secured their first series victory at Wrigley Field this season. They were 0-2-4 in six previous series of two or more games in their home ballpark. Before Wednesday, Chicago’s previous series win at home came against the Rockies, August 24-26 of last season (2-1). Jon Garland (3-4) surrendered seven hits and three runs over five frames for the Rockies, who failed to build on a 9-4 win Tuesday. Josh Rutledge had a pair of RBI singles and Reid Brignac smacked a pinch-hit homer in defeat.

Final Score: St. Louis 4, New York 2

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – Daniel Descalso scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the seventh inning to lift the St. Louis Cardinals past the New York Mets, 4-2, in the third of a four-game set at Busch Stadium. With runners on the corners and two outs, reliever Scott Rice bounced a sinker past catcher John Buck, allowing Descalso to score from third. Jon Jay, Tony Cruz and Yadier Molina had an RBI apiece for the Cardinals, who have taken the first three games of the series. Seth Maness (3-0) earned the win despite giving up a two-run homer to Rick Ankiel in the seventh inning, and Edward Mujica picked up his 11th save of the season after spinning a perfect ninth. Starter Shelby Miller worked 5 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, allowing four hits and one walk while striking out six. Miller, who had retired 27-straight hitters in his previous start, saw his streak reach 29 batters until giving up a single David Wright in the first inning. Shaun Marcum (0-4) was tagged for three runs — two earned — on five hits over 6 2/3 innings to absorb the loss.

Final Score: Los Angeles 3, Washington 1

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Zack Greinke pitched for the first time since suffering a broken left collarbone to help the Los Angeles Dodgers take a 3-1 win over the Washington Nationals in the finale of a three-game series. Greinke (2-0) suffered the injury in a brawl with San Diego on April 11 and had surgery to repair the injury. The club said his injury is still healing and they were taking a chance putting him on the mound as he could sustain further injury. However, he gave up just one run on five hits with no walks and four strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings to get the win on Wednesday. He also added an RBI single in the second inning to help his cause. Adrian Gonzalez added an RBI single in the first while Carl Crawford contributed a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning for the Dodgers, who have won four of their last five games. Adam LaRoche’s home run accounted for the offense for the Nationals, who have dropped four of their last five games. Ross Detwiler (2-4) lasted just three innings in the start as he gave up two runs on six hits with two walks to take the loss.

Final Score: Houston 7, Detroit 5

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) – Carlos Corporan doubled in the go-ahead run during the top of the ninth inning to give the Houston Astros a much-needed 7- 5 victory over the Detroit Tigers in the finale of a three-game set from Comerica Park. Corporan also had a solo home run as part of a 2-for-3 performance, with J.D. Martinez adding a three-run blast to help the Astros halt a six-game skid and pick up their first win in seven matchups with Detroit this season. The triumph was Houston’s first at Comerica Park since July 14, 2000. Hector Ambriz (1-2) recorded the final out of the eighth to notch the win, with Jose Veras working out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth to register his fifth save of the year. Avisail Garcia slugged his first major league homer, a three-run shot in the second inning, for Detroit, while Matt Tuiasosopo finished 3-for-3 with an RBI single in the setback. Tigers starter Max Scherzer allowed five runs while striking out seven in a seven- inning no-decision. Al Alburquerque (0-1) was hung with the loss after permitting the eventual winning run to reach in the ninth.

Final Score: Chicago 9, Minnesota 4

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – Adam Dunn recorded his 35th career multi- home run game and finished with five RBI, and Dylan Axelrod picked up his first win of the season as the Chicago White Sox pounded the Minnesota Twins, 9-4, to take the rubber match of a three-game set at Target Field. Alex Rios finished with three hits and three runs scored for the White Sox, winners of three of four overall and 15 of their last 19 at Target Field. Dayan Viciedo added two hits, including a two-run homer, and Jeff Keppinger also drove in two runs for the White Sox. Axelrod (1-3) gave up three runs on nine hits and struck out four over 5 1/3 innings. Josh Willingham drove in two runs and Eduardo Escobar supplied a solo home run for the Twins, who saw starter Mike Pelfrey (3-4) yield five runs and eight hits over four-plus innings.

Final Score: Texas 6, Oakland 2

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Behind six-plus strong innings from Alexi Ogando and a three-run homer by Nelson Cruz, the Texas Rangers earned their first series win in Oakland in nearly two years following Wednesday’s 6-2 decision over the Athletics at the Coliseum. Ogando (4-2) did not surrender a hit until Eric Sogard’s leadoff double in the bottom of the sixth and held the A’s to two runs on four hits to help the Rangers take two of three matchups in Oakland for the first time since Sept. 20-21, 2011. He received plenty of support from Cruz and Lance Berkman, who finished 2-for-4 with a two-run single in Texas’ sixth victory in its last seven games overall. Oakland, on the other hand, has now dropped eight of 10 after getting a shaky effort from starting pitcher Dan Straily (1-2). The young right-hander was reached for five runs — four earned — while issuing four walks and lasting just 4 1/3 innings. The Athletics also managed just five hits on offense. Coco Crisp, activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the game, and Derek Norris knocked in the team’s only runs.

Final Score: San Diego 8, Baltimore 4

Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) – Alexi Amarista doubled twice and added a two-run homer and Everth Cabrera had four hits with an RBI, as the San Diego Padres bested the Baltimore Orioles, 8-4, to complete a two-game interleague sweep at Camden Yards. Kyle Blanks added a solo home run and John Baker drove in two for the Padres, who rebounded after being swept by Tampa Bay in three-game set and have won six of their last nine. Starter Jason Marquis (5-2) picked up the win and allowed two runs — both solo homers — over five-plus innings with three strike outs and four walks. J.J. Hardy and Matt Wieters accounted for both solo homers off Marquis, while Manny Machado went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and three doubles for Baltimore, which has dropped four of its last six contests. Freddy Garcia (0-2), facing a San Diego team which released him during spring training, allowed four runs on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings to absorb the loss.

Final Score: Cleveland 10, Philadelphia 4

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Jason Kipnis homered, doubled twice and drove in three runs as Cleveland earned a split thanks to a 10-4 decision over Philadelphia in the finale of a two-game interleague set. Mark Reynolds and Asdrubal Cabrera each knocked in two, while Nick Swisher added a two-run blast and Mike Aviles hit a solo homer for the Indians, who dropped the opener by a 6-2 count on Tuesday. Corey Kluber (3-2) allowed three runs on six hits in six full frames, fanning five without a walk. Jimmy Rollins finished 2-for-4 and drove three runs for the Phillies, whose win streak ended at three games. Cole Hamels (1-6) lasted five innings in defeat, during which he was charged with six hits and five runs. The left- hander has lost three in a row and four of his last five starts.

Final Score: Chicago 4, Minnesota 2

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – Jake Peavy spun seven innings of two-run ball to guide the Chicago White Sox to a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins in the middle test of a three-game set at Target Field. Peavy (5-1) struck out six and scattered five hits without issuing a walk to earn his third straight win. Addison Reed stranded a runner in the ninth to earn his 12th save of the season. Adam Dunn and Dayan Viciedo hit back-to-back homers in the second inning, and Alexei Ramirez and Tyler Flowers both had two hits and an RBI for the White Sox, winners in two of their last three games. Trevor Plouffe and Oswaldo Arcia drove in the only runs for the Twins, losers in three of their last five games. Kevin Correia (4-3) gave up four runs on nine hits over seven frames.

Final Score: Boston 9, Tampa Bay 2

St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) – Stephen Drew’s grand slam capped an eight-run third inning which propelled Boston over Tampa Bay by a 9-2 count in the second edition of a three-game series from Tropicana Field. Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Mike Napoli and Jonny Gomes each added an RBI during the onslaught, while Will Middlebrooks hit a late solo homer for the Red Sox, who put the brakes on a three-game skid. Jon Lester (6-0) worked seven solid innings, giving up eight hits and two runs with five strikeouts. Desmond Jennings hit an RBI triple and Ben Zobrist also knocked in a run for the Rays, whose season-high six-game win streak came to an end. David Price (1-4) departed after just 2 1/3 frames with tightness in his left triceps, but not before he was tagged for five hits and four runs. Jamey Wright subbed for the reigning AL Cy Young winner, but surrendered the other four BoSox runs in the inning.

Final Score: Toronto 11, San Francisco 3

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Ramon Ortiz pitched seven strong innings while Adam Lind and J.P. Arencibia each hit a two-run home run as the Toronto Blue Jays took an 11-3 win over the San Francisco Giants to sweep a two-game set. Ortiz (1-1) gave up just one run on six hits while Jose Bautista went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored for the Blue Jays, who have won four straight. Ryan Vogelsong (1-4) dropped his third straight decision as he was tagged for eight runs — three earned — on six hits over just two innings of work for the Giants, who came into the series having taken three of four from Atlanta. Angel Pagan went 3-for-5 with a run scored in the loss.

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