Tuesday's American League Capsules
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
BALTIMORE (AP) — Matt Wieters drove in four runs, Vladimir Guerrero hit a three-run homer, and the Baltimore Orioles snapped an eight-game losing streak by defeating Carl Pavano and the Minnesota Twins 11-0 Tuesday night.
Jake Arrieta (2-1) pitched six innings of four-hit ball for the Orioles, who built an 8-0 lead in the fifth inning and coasted to their first win in 10 days after a 6-1 start. The 11 runs were a season high, and all of them came with two outs.
Pavano (1-2) gave up seven earned runs and eight hits in 4 2-3 innings. The right-hander had allowed only one run in his previous 16 innings.
Wieters hit an RBI single in the third inning, a three-run double in the fifth and scored a career-high three runs.
Rays 2, White Sox 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — James Shields struck out nine in a four-hitter and the surging Rays beat the White Sox for their seventh win in eight games.
Shields (1-1) outpitched John Danks and walked one in his sixth career complete game, and first since June 10, 2008, against the Los Angeles Angels.
It was the second straight outstanding pitching performance for Tampa Bay. David Price and Joel Peralta combined on a four-hitter in a 5-0 win over the White Sox on Monday night.
Danks (0-2) gave up two runs and seven hits in seven innings for the White Sox, who have lost six in a row. The left-hander struck out five and hit two batters.
Royals 5, Indians 4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon had two hits and stretched his hitting streak to 13 games and left-hander Bruce Chen went seven strong innings, leading the Royals past the Indians on a cold and blustery night.
Chen (3-0) beat the Indians for the fourth straight time. He stretched his personal winning streak, dating to last season, to seven games over 11 starts.
Jeanmar Gomez (0-1), making his first major league start after being called up from Triple-A Columbus earlier in the day, took the loss on a night when the wind chill hovered near 30 degrees.
Joakim Soria pitched a shaky ninth for his fifth save in six opportunities.
Blue Jays 6, Yankees 5, 10 innings
TORONTO (AP) — Travis Snider doubled home the winning run in the 10th inning and the Blue Jays beat the Yankees.
Toronto scored twice off New York closer Mariano Rivera in the ninth to tie it before winning it against Ivan Nova (1-2).
Edwin Encarnacion opened the 10th with a single. After Jayson Nix and Yunel Escobar flied out, Snider drove a double to right-center, scoring Encarnacion with the winning run. Snider, who went 1 for 6, tossed his helmet away in celebration as the winning run scored.
Jon Rauch (1-1) pitched one inning for the win as Toronto snapped a three-game losing streak.
Angels 15, Rangers 4
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Angels rookie first baseman Mark Trumbo homered and drove in four runs to back a solid outing by fill-in starter Matt Palmer as Los Angeles broke out for a victory over the Rangers.
It was the first home loss for the defending American League champions.
Trumbo, playing his 24th career game since his call-up last September, had three hits. Maicer Izturis and Peter Bourjos also homered among his four hits for the Angels, who have won 10 of their last 13 games.
Palmer (1-0), in his second start for injured Scott Kazmir, limited Texas to one run and three hits over six innings. The right-hander struck out three and walked one.
Colby Lewis (1-2) took the loss.