Friday's American League Capsules
Originally published August 11, 2012 at 12:06 a.m., updated August 11, 2012 at 1:53 a.m.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado thrust himself into the Orioles' record book in his second major league game, hitting two home runs and driving in four runs to carry Baltimore past the Kansas City Royals 7-1 on Friday night.
After going 2 for 4 in his debut on Thursday, Machado hit a solo shot in the fifth inning and a three-run drive in the sixth. Both homers came off Luke Hochevar (7-10) and landed in the left-field seats.
At 20 years and 35 days old, Machado is the youngest Oriole ever to have a multihomer game. Boog Powell was 20 years and 258 days old when he homered twice against Minnesota in May 1962.
Machado also became the 12th youngest major leaguer since 1918 to hit at least two home runs in a game.
Omar Quintanilla also homered for the Orioles, who have won six of seven.
Miguel Gonzalez (4-2) allowed one run and six hits in eight innings, striking out five and walking one. The right-hander was 0-2 with a 10.80 ERA in two home starts.
Salvador Perez homered for the Royals, who lost for the second time in six games.
YANKEES 10, BLUE JAYS 4
TORONTO (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki matched a career high with five RBIs, and Freddy Garcia won in Toronto for the first time in more than a decade, leading the New York Yankees over the injury-riddled Blue Jays.
Mark Teixeira hit his 22nd homer to help the AL East leaders win their third consecutive game and snap a three-game skid at Rogers Centre. New York hadn't won three straight since sweeping Toronto at Yankee Stadium from July 16-18.
Garcia (6-5) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings to win back-to-back starts for the second time this season. He walked none, struck out four and retired his final eight batters to win in Toronto for the first time since Sept. 17, 2000, with Seattle.
Ricky Romero lost for the eighth time in nine starts as Toronto dropped its fourth straight and was beaten for the 10th time in 12 games. Romero (8-9) gave up three runs, two earned, and four hits in seven innings but remained winless since June 22. He is 0-8 with a 7.26 ERA in nine starts since.
RED SOX 3, INDIANS 2
CLEVELAND (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched a two-hitter, Cody Ross hit a two-run homer, and Boston broke a three-game losing streak by beating Cleveland.
Buchholz (10-3) gave up one earned run in his second complete game of the season and fifth of his career. The right-hander improved to 8-2 in 17 starts following a loss the last two years.
Ross broke a 1-1 tie with a 420-foot shot off Chris Seddon (0-1) in the sixth inning.
Asdrubal Cabrera had both Cleveland hits, including his 13th homer, but the Indians had their two-game winning streak broken and lost for the 12th time in 14 games.
Buchholz hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in five consecutive starts, the longest streak by a Boston starter since Tim Wakefield did it six straight in 2002.
The right-hander gave up Cabrera's one-out homer in the first and an unearned run in the sixth. He struck out six, walked none, and moved to 6-1 with a 2.08 ERA in 11 starts since May 27.
RAYS 12, TWINS 6
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Joyce hit a two-run homer and a two-run double, Jose Molina drove in three runs, and Tampa Bay beat Minnesota for the Rays' ninth win in 12 games.
Jeremy Hellickson (7-7) won for the third time in four starts despite lasting only five innings. He had an 8-1 lead after a six-run second by the Rays, who batted around twice and won their fourth straight.
The Twins had won nine of 13 games, but rookie Cole De Vries (2-3) was roughed up from the first pitch. Desmond Jennings hit the first of six doubles by the Rays and scored on Joyce's homer to right field. De Vries got only four outs and gave up seven hits and eight runs. His ERA rose from 3.81 to 4.77 in his 11th start of the season.
The Rays started a 10-game road trip in style, finishing one short of their season-high in runs.
Evan Longoria drove in a run with a second-inning single, giving him three RBIs in four games since returning from his 85-game absence caused by a partially torn left hamstring. Ben Zobrist was the only starter without a hit.
TIGERS 6, RANGERS 2
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Austin Jackson hit an inside-the-park home run and a triple, and Detroit beat AL West-leading Texas.
Jackson notched his first career inside-the-park homer in the seventh inning after right fielder Nelson Cruz made a diving attempt to catch the ball, which bounced in front of him and then over his glove and to the wall.
Prince Fielder hit his 20th homer, a three-run shot in the sixth that put the Tigers up 4-2 and chased Scott Feldman (6-7).
Max Scherzer (11-6) struck out eight in six innings for his 10th win in 13 decisions since May 10.
Jackson led off the fourth with a triple to right-center. He scored on Miguel Cabrera's single, his 96th RBI that tied him again with Josh Hamilton of the Rangers for most in the majors.
Hamilton got his 96th RBI in the first inning with his 31st homer that tied him with Adam Dunn of the White Sox for the major league lead.
WHITE SOX 4, ATHLETICS 3
CHICAGO (AP) — Jordan Danks hit his first major league homer in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Chicago White Sox overcame a three-run deficit to top Oakland.
With two outs in the ninth, Danks sent the first pitch he saw from Pat Neshek (1-1) deep into the right-field seats for a solo shot.
Brett Myers (1-1) pitched a scoreless inning to help the AL Central leaders win for the 11th time in 16 games. Dayan Viciedo tied it at 3 with a solo homer in the seventh, snapping a 5-for-43 slump.
A's starter Brandon McCarthy came off the disabled list to make his first start since June 19. McCarthy, who had been sidelined with a strained shoulder, gave up three runs and six hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out four.
ANGELS 6, MARINERS 5
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rookie sensation Mike Trout tied a career high with five RBIs, including a three-run homer and a rare two-run sacrifice fly, and pinch-runner Peter Bourjos scored on a wild pitch in the ninth inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a victory over Seattle.
Kendrys Morales led off the ninth against Josh Kinney (0-2) with his second double of the game and was replaced by Bourjos. Alberto Callaspo was intentionally walked, and both runners advanced on Howie Kendrick's sacrifice. Another intentional pass to Erick Aybar brought up pinch-hitter Maicer Izturis, who watched Kinney's 1-2 pitch skip past catcher John Jaso.
Angels closer Ernesto Frieri (1-0) earned his first American League win, striking out the side in the ninth on 13 pitches.
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