MLB Game Capsules

Updated: May 28, 2013


Final Score: Baltimore 6, Washington 2

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Nick Markakis and Yamaico Navarro each had two hits and drove in two runs while Jason Hammel outdueled Gio Gonzalez, as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Washington Nationals, 6-2, in the opener of a two-game interleague set at Nationals Park. Chris Davis and Matt Wieters also had a pair of hits, with Wieters and Adam Jones each adding an RBI for Baltimore, which has won five of seven. Hammel (7-2) cruised over eight innings, allowing both Washington runs on eight hits while striking out eight in the victory. The right-hander has won five consecutive starts versus Washington and is 6-0 over eight career matchups. Ryan Zimmerman and Tyler Moore drove in the lone Nationals’ runs. Gonzalez (3-3), who entered the game 1-0 with a 1.67 ERA in four starts in May, allowed four runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Final Score: Detroit 6, Pittsburgh 5

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) – Jhonny Peralta finished 4-for-4 and drove in three runs as Detroit nipped Pittsburgh, 6-5, in the opener of a two-game interleague set. Victor Martinez collected two hits and drove in a pair, while Prince Fielder hit safely twice and scored three times for the Tigers, who have won six of their last seven. Justin Verlander (6-4) worked seven frames, striking out a season-high 13 batters while yielding three runs on seven hits with two walks. Jose Valverde tossed a scoreless ninth for his sixth save of the season. Travis Snider finished with three hits, an RBI and scored once for the Pirates, who lost for the second time in their last eight. Neil Walker, Andrew McCutchen and Gaby Sanchez each drove in a run in defeat. Francisco Liriano (3-1) departed after five innings, allowing eight hits and four runs to take the loss.

Final Score: Cincinnati 4, Cleveland 2

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) – Joey Votto hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to help lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians in the opener of a two-game set at Great American Ball Park. With one out and one on, Votto smashed a 2-1 pitch off Nick Hagadone (0-1), scoring Shin-Soo Choo, who singled to begin the frame. Prior to the home run, Choo advanced to second on a passed ball and then to third on a sacrifice bunt by Zack Cozart. Aroldis Chapman pitched a flawless ninth to notch his 13th save of the season. Choo, who was traded by the Indians during the offseason, was 2-for-4 with a home run, while Brandon Phillips had an RBI for the Reds, who have won six of seven. Cincinnati starter Mike Leake allowed two runs — one earned — on five hits and fanned seven in 7 1/3 innings. Jonathan Broxton (2-1) recorded the final two outs of the eighth to pick up the win. Jason Giambi hit a solo shot and Carlos Santana drove in the other run for the Indians, who saw starter Ubaldo Jimenez give up two runs on four hits and four walks over seven frames.

Final Score: Houston 3, Colorado 2 (12 innings)

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Brandon Barnes drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning and the Houston Astros defeated the Colorado Rockies, 3-2, in the opener of a two-game set at Minute Maid Park. With Wilton Lopez (1-2) pitching for the Rockies, Matt Dominguez singled to start the inning. Ronny Cedeno pinch-ran for him and reached second on a sacrifice bunt by Marwin Gonzalez. After Jose Altuve was intentionally walked with two outs, Brandon Barnes hit a ground rule double to right to bring Cedeno home. Carlos Pena drove in two runs for the Astros, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Starter Bud Norris allowed two runs on two hits and three walks over seven frames. Paul Clemens (2-2) pitched a scoreless 12th to pick up the win. Carlos Gonzalez and Jonathan Herrera drove in one run apiece for the Rockies, who saw starter Jhoulys Chacin give up two runs on five hits and a walk while fanning nine in a no-decision.

Final Score: St. Louis 6, Kansas City 3

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) – Yadier Molina finished with two hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in a season-high four runs as St. Louis emerged with a 6-3 decision over Kansas City in the opener of a two-game interleague series. Allen Craig added three hits and knocked in a run, with Matt Carpenter contributing an RBI double for the Cardinals, winners in six of their last eight. Adam Wainwright (7-3) lasted eight innings, giving up 12 hits and three runs, fanning five without a walk. Edward Mujica then tossed a scoreless ninth to earn his 15th save. Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer each plated a run, while David Lough added four hits and scored once for the Royals, whose season-long losing skid reached six games. James Shields (2-6) surrendered nine hits and six runs over six full frames, walking five with four strikeouts. The right-hander has dropped each of his last four starts.

Final Score: Minnesota 6, Milwaukee 3

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Joe Mauer and Chris Parmelee each hit solo homers as the Minnesota Twins downed the lowly Milwaukee Brewers, 6-3, in the opener of a two-game interleague set at Miller Park. Ryan Doumit supplied a two-run single, while Justin Morneau and Pedro Florimon each drove in one run for the Twins, who have won two of three following a 10- game losing streak. Starter Kevin Correia (5-4) allowed three homers, but pitched well enough to earn the win over six innings, his first victory since May 9. Two days after recording his first career multi-homer game, Carlos Gomez went deep twice again on Monday and Jean Segura added another blast for the Brewers, losers of three straight and six of eight overall. Wily Peralta (3-6) lost his fourth straight start after yielding four runs — three earned — on five hits and five walks over five frames.

Final Score: Tampa Bay 10, Miami 6

St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) – It may have been Memorial Day, but Kelly Johnson’s bat didn’t take a holiday at Tropicana Field. The Tampa Bay Rays jumped out to a sizeable lead before eventually prevailing against the Miami Marlins by a 10-6 score. Johnson clubbed a pair of three-run homers as part of a 4-for-5 performance on Monday afternoon. He provided the big blow during the Rays’ six-run second inning against Miami starter Jose Fernandez, but the Marlins rallied for three runs in both the fourth and fifth frames to close the gap to 7-6. Johnson, however, iced the game with his second blast off A.J. Ramos in the eighth.

Final Score: Arizona 5, Texas 3 (Game One) Final Score: Arizona 5, Texas 4 (Game Two)

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – Tyler Skaggs tossed six scoreless innings and Cody Ross added a homer, as Arizona withstood a late Texas rally to claim a 5-3 victory in the opener of an interleague doubleheader. Paul Goldschmidt, Martin Prado and A.J. Pollock each knocked in a run for the Diamondbacks. Recalled from Triple-A Reno prior to the game, Skaggs (1-0) allowed three hits and walked three while fanning nine. He also added his first major-league hit with a leadoff single in the fourth. Adrian Beltre hit a two-run single and Jurickson Profar added a run-scoring hit in a three-run ninth for the Rangers. Martin Perez (0-1) yielded nine hits and four runs — three earned — over his 5 1/3-inning start. In the second game Cliff Pennington smacked a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning to help Arizona take a 5-4 victory over Texas in the nightcap. After Didi Gregorius scorched a game-tying, two-run blast in the eighth, Miguel Montero led off the ninth with a double to right off Jason Frasor. After Frasor (0-1) fanned A.J. Pollock, Robbie Ross took over on the mound and intentionally walked pinch- hitter Martin Prado to get to Pennington, who punched a base hit down the first-base line to score Montero and send the D-backs to their third straight win. Brad Ziegler (2-1) recorded the final out in the top of the ninth to earn the victory. Gregorius finished with three RBI and two runs scored, while Eric Chavez also knocked in a run for Arizona. A.J. Pierzynski plated a pair of runs, while Adrian Beltre and Lance Berkman each scored twice for the Rangers, who have lost three straight.

Final Score: Oakland 4, San Francisco 1

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Josh Donaldson hit a two-run home run to back six strong innings from Dan Straily as the Oakland A’s took the first of a two-game set with the San Francisco Giants, 4-1, on Memorial Day. Straily (3-2) scattered just four hits and a run while tossing 52 of his 78 pitches for strikes. Sean Doolittle faced the minimum in two innings of relief before Grant Balfour shut the door for his 11th save of the season in as many tries. Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run double for the A’s, who have won four straight and nine of 10. Madison Bumgarner (4-3) took the loss after yielding all four runs on four hits while striking out six. He also matched a season-worst with five walks in 6 2/3 innings.

Final Score: Seattle 9, San Diego 0

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Aaron Harang pitched his sixth career shutout as the Seattle Mariners blanked the San Diego Padres, 9-0, in the opener of a two-game set at Safeco Field. Harang (2-5), who came into the game with an 8.58 ERA, allowed just four hits and two walks in his 13th career complete game and first since 2009, when he was a member of the Reds. Michael Morse hit a three-run home run, Jason Bay and Kelly Shoppach each had solo shots and Kendrys Morales drove in two runs in the victory. San Diego starter Clayton Richard (0-5), who was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the game, gave up five runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings.

Final Score: Toronto 9, Atlanta 3

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Edwin Encarnacion belted a three-run homer and finished with five RBI, leading the Toronto Blue Jays in a 9-3 rout of the Atlanta Braves at Rogers Centre. Colby Rasmus and J.P. Arencibia each hit two- run homers for the Blue Jays, who have won nine of their last 14 games. Mark Buehrle (2-3) held the Braves to a run on five hits over six solid innings. The veteran left-hander walked two and struck out six, none bigger than Dan Uggla staring at strike three with two runners in scoring position to end the sixth. Toronto only led 4-1 at the time, but blasts by Arencibia and Encarnacion blew the game open. Evan Gattis launched a two-run homer in the eighth for Atlanta, which has lost two straight on the heels of an eight- game winning streak. Tim Hudson (4-4) was tagged for six runs on eight hits and two walks in six frames. These teams will play again in Toronto before traveling to Atlanta to close out this home-and-home interleague set on Wednesday and Thursday.

Final Score: Chicago Cubs 7, Chicago White Sox 0

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Jeff Samardzija allowed just four base runners en route to his first career shutout, as the Chicago Cubs blanked their crosstown rivals, the Chicago White Sox, 7-0, at U.S. Cellular Field. Conor Gillaspie’s third-inning single was the only hit the White Sox could muster off Samardzija (3-6) until the ninth inning, when Alexei Ramirez lined a single to right-center. The Cubs ace struck out eight and walked two while leading the visitors to their second straight win after dropping six in a row. Alfonso Soriano went 3-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs, while Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro each had two hits and scored twice. Julio Borbon also homered for the first time since 2010 when he was a member of the Texas Rangers. Jose Quintana (3-2) took the loss after allowing four runs on four hits over six frames.

Final Score: Boston 9, Philadelphia 3

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Dustin Pedroia and Mike Napoli each homered in the first to back a solid spot start from Alfredo Aceves, as the Boston Red Sox downed the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-3, in the opener of a four-game set. Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz was slated to start Monday’s opener, but was scratched due to collarbone and AC joint irritation. Aceves (2-1) filled in admirably, allowing just one run on seven hits and three walks over six innings to help the Red Sox secure their fourth straight victory and move into sole possession of first place in the AL East. Jacoby Ellsbury recorded three hits, an RBI, and a run scored, while Stephen Drew plated a pair of runs and scored twice for Boston, which will host Tuesday’s tilt before heading to Philadelphia for the final two games. Erik Kratz smacked a solo shot and Domonic Brown added a two-run blast to account for the Phillies’ offense. Starter Tyler Cloyd (1-1) was tagged for six runs on nine hits in just 2 1/3 frames to absorb the loss, Philadelphia’s third in its last four games.

Final Score: New York Mets 2, New York Yankees 1

Flushing, NY (Sports Network) – Daniel Murphy’s eighth-inning base hit gave the New York Mets their first lead and Bobby Parnell made it stand up in the ninth to secure a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees in the opener of their Subway Series at Citi Field. Murphy, robbed of a two-run homer earlier in the contest, plated the go-ahead run with a two-out single to center. David Wright tied the contest an inning earlier with a solo homer and also tripled in the Mets’ second straight win. A pitching duel between Mets starter Jonathon Niese and the Yankees’ Phil Hughes was ultimately decided by the bullpen. David Robertson (3-1) nearly escaped the jam in the eighth inning when Robinson Cano threw out Mike Baxter at the plate for the second out, but then served up Murphy’s single in the following at-bat. Brandon Lyon (2-2) relieved Niese after a seven-inning performance to toss a scoreless eighth. Parnell worked around a one-out walk to notch his eighth save. Brett Gardner tripled, scored the Yankees only run — despite the team recording nine hits — and brought back Murphy’s shot over the wall in the sixth. Hughes was dealing through his first six innings and had retired 10 of his last 11, but Wright threw a wrench into his excellent start with a leadoff homer in the seventh. Hughes allowed just four hits and struck out six, but with his pitch count at 101, the Yankees went to Robertson to start the eighth.

Final Score: LA Dodgers 8, LA Angels of Anaheim 7

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Adrian Gonzalez went 4-for-4 with four runs scored as the Los Angeles Dodgers survived with an 8-7 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Dodgers overcame three errors and a poor start from Zach Greinke, who was tagged for six runs — four earned — and ten hits in four-plus innings. Juan Uribe did not start the game but finished 3- for-3 while Scott Van Slyke had two hits and a pair of RBI. Ronald Belisario (3-4) earned the win by inducing a double play in the seventh inning while Brandon League picked up his 11th save for the Dodgers, who host Tuesday’s clash before the series heads to Angel Stadium of Anaheim for the final two games. Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick had three hits apiece to pace the Angels, who had an eight-game winning streak snapped. C.J. Wilson started for the Angels and surrendered six runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings. Robert Coello (1-1) suffered the loss.