National League Game Capsules

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Updated: May 21, 2013

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Final Score: Cleveland 10, Seattle 8 (10 innings)

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – The Cleveland Indians walked off in more dramatic fashion this time. Yan Gomes’ game-winning three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted the Tribe to a 10-8 win and a four-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners. The Indians, who tallied walk-off wins in the first two games of this set, rallied in the home ninth after Seattle plated a run in the top half of the inning to send the game into extras. After the Mariners pushed another run across to go ahead in the 10th, the Tribe roared back again. Charlie Furbush (0-3) allowed a leadoff single to Michael Brantley before first baseman Justin Smoak was unable to hang onto Furbush’s throw on Drew Stubbs’ sacrifice bunt attempt. The count was 2-2 before Gomes belted a fastball just over the wall in left field to give Cleveland its fifth straight victory.

Final Score: Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 5

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Edwin Encarnacion’s bases-clearing double in the seventh inning lifted the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a three-game set. R.A. Dickey (4-5) surrendered three runs — two earned — over his first three innings, but settled down and didn’t allow another run over his last five frames. He struck out five in all and gave up four hits and four walks in the win. Melky Cabrera added an RBI double among his two hits for Toronto, which has won five of its last seven tilts. Evan Longoria tallied two hits, two RBI and a run scored, while Yunel Escobar smacked a two-run homer for the Rays, who had won nine of their last 11 contests coming in.

Final Score: New York 6, Baltimore 4 (10 innings)

Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) – Vernon Wells doubled home the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning, and the New York Yankees extended Baltimore’s recent woes with a 6-4 win over the Orioles in the opener of a three-game series at Camden Yards. The Yankees belted four solo home runs, with the last one by Travis Hafner tying the game in the ninth. The one-out blast to left field was served up by Baltimore closer Jim Johnson, who suffered his third consecutive blown save after converting a club-record 35 straight. After David Robertson (3-0) shut down the Orioles in the bottom of the ninth, New York quickly jumped on Pedro Strop (0-2). Ichiro Suzuki ripped a pitch into the right-field corner for a leadoff double and Wells followed with a hit that bounced over the left-field wall. Wells later scored on a two-out single by Hafner. Mariano Rivera tossed a flawless bottom of the 10th to collect his 17th save of the season. Robinson Cano, David Adams and Lyle Overbay also homered for the Yankees, who have won three straight games and 10 of their last 13. Baltimore has lost a season-high six in a row. The Orioles have also dropped seven straight at home for the first time since an 11-game slide Aug. 22-Sept. 7, 2007.

Final Score: Oakland 9, Texas 2

Arlington, TX (Sports Network) – Seth Smith went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, two RBI and three runs scored to back a solid start from Bartolo Colon, as the Oakland Athletics downed the Texas Rangers, 9-2, in the opener of a three-game set Monday. Colon (4-2) scattered six hits and a pair of walks while giving up just two runs and striking out three over seven stellar innings to earn his first victory since April 23. Coco Crisp finished 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored, while Yoenis Cespedes, Brandon Moss, Chris Young and Eric Sogard each added an RBI and a run scored for the A’s, who have won four straight since dropping two of three to the Rangers in Oakland last week. Josh Lindblom (0-1) was tagged with the loss in his first career start after yielding four runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 frames. The 25-year-old right- hander entered the contest with a 4-5 record over 101 relief appearances before converting to a starter earlier this season. Jurickson Profar, making his season debut after being recalled from Triple-A Round Rock Sunday to replace injured second baseman Ian Kinsler, knocked in both runs for the Rangers, who had won two straight and five of six coming into the contest.

Final Score: Chicago 6, Boston 4

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Adam Dunn clubbed a three-run homer to help the Chicago White Sox hand Boston’s Jon Lester his first loss of the season with a 6-4 win in the opener of a three-game set at U.S. Cellular Field. Dylan Axelrod (2-3) tossed six strong innings for the White Sox, who snapped a two- game slide and won for the fifth time in their last seven games. Axelrod held the Red Sox to four hits, with the lone hiccup being a two-run homer by Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Lester (6-1), meanwhile, was tagged for six runs — five earned — on seven hits over six frames. All six Chicago runs were scored with two outs. Boston had won five games in a row.

Final Score: Houston 6, Kansas City 5

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Matt Dominguez launched a three-run home run in the fourth inning that proved to be the difference as the Houston Astros topped the Kansas City Royals, 6-5, in the opener of a three-game set from Minute Maid Park. Dominguez and Jimmy Paredes had two hits apiece to pace Houston, which won for the third time in five tries after dropping six in a row. Jason Castro added his fourth homer of the season. Jose Veras saved it with a perfect ninth for Dallas Keuchel (1-1), who yielded four runs on nine hits and four walks over 6 2/3 innings. Jeremy Guthrie (5-2) absorbed his second consecutive loss after giving up all six runs on eight hits in five innings.

Final Score: Atlanta 5, Minnesota 1

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Dan Uggla and the Braves staked Julio Teheran to an early lead, and the young right-hander did the rest in pitching Atlanta to a 5-1 victory over the struggling Minnesota Twins in the opener of a three- game interleague series at Turner Field. The 22-year-old Teheran (3-1) allowed five hits and one walk while fanning four over 8 1/3 effortless innings. He had retired eight in a row before Josh Willingham spoiled his shutout bid with a one-out homer in the ninth. Uggla belted a three-run homer, and Freddie Freeman drove in a run and scored another for the Braves, who have won four straight following a 1-5 stretch. Kevin Correia (4-4) was chased after four innings, having surrendered five runs on eight hits in Minnesota’s sixth straight loss.

Final Score: Miami 5, Philadelphia 1

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Justin Ruggiano’s sixth inning double put Miami in front and the Marlins’ bullpen spun 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of Alex Sanabia to down the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-1, in the opener of a three- game set from Marlins Park. Tied at 1-1 in the home half of the sixth, Placido Polanco led off with a single to center. Phillies starter Cole Hamels (1-7), who had a season-high 10 strikeouts, fanned Derek Dietrich and Marcell Ozuna, but Ruggiano delivered a two-out double, scoring Polanco without a throw. Ruggiano drove in an insurance run as part of a three-run eighth on a single up the middle, once again plating Polanco. Two batters later, Nick Green’s bloop single against Phillippe Aumont sent two more Marlins across the plate. Sanabia (3-6) went 6 1/3 innings in his second start against the Phillies in May, giving up just one run on seven hits. Former Phillie Chad Qualls hurled a perfect ninth to secure Miami’s second straight win after dropping seven in a row.

Final Score: Cincinnati 4, New York 3

Flushing, NY (Sports Network) – Jay Bruce belted the go-ahead homer in the sixth inning and Aroldis Chapman made it stand up in the ninth inning, as the Cincinnati Reds held on for a 4-3 win over the New York Mets. Bruce and Brandon Phillips each drove in two runs, and Johnny Cueto (2-0) returned from the disabled list and fanned eight over five innings to get the win. Cueto had been sidelined with a strained right lat. He last started April 13 in a 3-1 loss against Pittsburgh, but on Monday the right-hander gave up just three hits and as many runs while walking four batters. The Reds have won eight of their last 10 games. Chapman, who blew his past two save opportunities, including Sunday when giving up back-to-back ninth inning homers at Philadelphia, fanned two in a 1-2-3 final frame for his ninth save of the year. Shaun Marcum (0-5) allowed six hits and the four runs, while fanning seven in taking the loss in the opener of this three-game series. Marlon Byrd belted a three-run homer.

Final Score: Los Angeles 3, Milwaukee 1

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Clayton Kershaw fired a three-hit complete game, and Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp homered, as the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-1, to start a three-game set at Miller Park. Kershaw (5-2) walked one and had five strikeouts to earn his 10th career complete game. He was one out shy of going the distance in his most recent start, last Tuesday against the Washington Nationals. Ethier tacked on an RBI triple for the Dodgers, who were swept in a three-game set at Atlanta over the weekend. Yovani Gallardo (3-4) surrendered eight hits and three runs and had seven strikeouts over six innings for the Brewers. He’s lost three consecutive starts. Norichika Aoki drove in the lone run for Milwaukee, which fell to 3-15 this month.

Final Score: Arizona 5, Colorado 1

Denver, CO (Sports Network) – Patrick Corbin recorded yet another quality start and this time went the distance for the first time in his brief career as the Arizona Diamondbacks shut down the Colorado Rockies, 5-1, in an NL West battle at Coors Field. Corbin (7-0) stayed perfect on the season and has thrown at least six innings and held the opposition to two or fewer runs in all nine of his outings. The 23-year-old lefty gave up just one run on three hits and one walk while racking up a career-high 10 strikeouts. Didi Gregorius, Eric Chavez and A.J. Pollock each had three hits for an Arizona attack that pounded out 16. Gregorius had two RBI, Chavez scored a run and knocked in another and Pollock came around twice in the victory, Arizona’s fifth in six games. Jon Garland (3-5) was knocked around for 11 hits and five runs in a six-inning start for the Rockies, who had won three in a row coming in.

Final Score: Atlanta 5, Minnesota 1

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Dan Uggla staked Julio Teheran to an early four-run lead with a three-run homer and the young right-hander did the rest in pitching the Atlanta Braves to a 5-1 victory over the struggling Minnesota Twins in the opener of a three-game interleague series at Turner Field. The 22-year-old Teheran (3-1) allowed five hits and one walk while fanning four over 8 1/3 effortless innings. He had retired eight in a row before Josh Willingham spoiled his shutout bid with a one-out homer in the ninth. Freddie Freeman drove in a run and scored another for the Braves, who have won four straight following a 1-5 stretch. Kevin Correia (4-4) was chased after four innings, having surrendered five runs on eight hits in Minnesota’s sixth straight loss.