Wednesday's American League Capsules
Games played April 10, 2013
Originally published April 11, 2013 at midnight, updated April 11, 2013 at 1:56 a.m.
BOSTON (AP) — Manny Machado's three-run homer capped a five-run ninth inning and gave the Baltimore Orioles an 8-5 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.
The Red Sox had gone ahead 5-3 in the sixth on consecutive homers by Daniel Nava and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. But closer Joel Hanrahan couldn't hold the lead on a night when their nearly 10-year home sellout streak ended after two seasons in which they missed the playoffs.
Chris Davis led off the ninth with his fifth homer. Hanrahan (0-1) retired the next two batters, then allowed a single by Ryan Flaherty. He then walked Nolan Reimold and Nate McLouth to load the bases and threw a wild pitch that brought pinch runner Alexi Casilla home with the tying run.
On the next pitch, Machado hit the ball over the Green Monster for his first homer.
Darren O'Day (1-0) got the win and Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for his third save.
Boston's sellout streak began on May 15, 2003, lasted 820 games, including the postseason, and was the longest in major pro sports history. It broke the record of 814 set by the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers from 1977-95.
BLUE JAYS 8, TIGERS 6
DETROIT (AP) — J.P. Arencibia hit a three-run double in the seventh inning and Toronto rallied from a five-run deficit to beat Detroit.
Detroit led 6-1 in the sixth, but starter Rick Porcello allowed hits to the first three batters. They all eventually scored, and Toronto added four more runs the following inning. Brayan Villarreal (0-1) came on with one on and one out in the seventh and proceeded to walk three straight hitters, forcing in a run. Arendcibia followed with a drive to the gap in left-center off Octavio Dotel.
Aaron Loup (1-0) pitched a scoreless sixth for the Blue Jays. Casey Janssen, the last of five Toronto relievers, pitched a perfect ninth for his second save.
RAYS 2, RANGERS 0
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Matt Moore and four Rays relievers combined on a five-hitter and Tampa Bay beat Texas in the coldest day game ever at Rangers Ballpark.
It was only 39 degrees when the game started after a rain delay of 1 hour, 29 minutes. That was 40 degrees colder than Tuesday night.
Evan Longoria had a sacrifice fly for the Rays, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Their other run came on a grounder after Derek Holland (0-1) walked the bases loaded, his only three walks in his eight innings.
Moore (2-0) limited Texas to a single and struck out five in five-plus innings, but walked six.
ROYALS 3, TWINS 0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wade Davis pitched out of bases loaded jams in the first two innings, Billy Butler and Jeff Francoeur homered and Kansas City the Minnesota to sweep the three-game set.
Butler homered in the first, while Francoeur led off the seventh with a home run to extend his hitting streak to seven games. The Royals got another run in the seventh when Alcides Escobar's single scored Chris Getz. Salvador Perez had three of the nine Kansas City hits.
Davis (1-0) held the Twins to four singles in five scoreless innings, striking out six, walking three and hitting a batter.
Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks (0-1) took the loss.
ATHLETICS 11, ANGELS 5
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Moss tied a career high with five RBIs, including his second homer in two games, and Oakland extended its winning streak to seven games with a victory over Los Angeles.
Moss finished with four hits. His other five-RBI game was on Sept. 29 against Seattle, when he hit a game-ending, three-run homer in the 10th inning to give Oakland a 7-4 victory. It came during a season-ending six-game winning streak that propelled the A's to their first AL West title since 2006.
Tommy Milone (2-0) threw 106 pitches over five innings, allowing four runs, seven hits and three walks.
Joe Blanton (0-2) was charged with six runs and 10 hits in five-plus innings and did not record a strikeout in his second outing with his new club.
ASTROS 8, MARINERS 3
SEATTLE (AP) — Rick Ankiel and Chris Carter each hit a two-run homer to help Houston beat Seattle before the smallest crowd in Safeco Field history.
Carlos Pena had three hits and scored twice for the Astros, who also got two RBIs from J.D. Martinez and a late home run by Marwin Gonzalez. Brad Peacock (1-1) earned first major league win since 2011 with Washington.
After losing 3-0 on Monday, the Astros scored 24 runs on 37 hits in winning the final two games of the series. The announced attendance of 10,493 for the finale was a record low for Safeco Field, which opened 13½ years ago.
Carter, who hit two home runs Tuesday, added three hits in this one. He finished the series 8 for 15 with three homers and five RBIs.
Kelly Shoppach had three hits for the Mariners, including a home run and an RBI double. Franklin Gutierrez also went deep.
Seattle right fielder Michael Saunders sprained his right shoulder crashing into the outfield wall to make a catch in the first inning. The team said he is expected to miss "some time."
Houston scored three times off Blake Beavan (0-1) in the second, highlighted by Ankiel's shot to center. Mariners pitchers have allowed 19 home runs, most in the majors.
NATIONALS 5, WHITE SOX 2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper homered, Ian Desmond had three extra-base hits and Washington beat Chicago to stay unbeaten at home.
In a game that began 16 minutes late because, the Nationals explained, the umpires got stuck in traffic, Washington starter Jordan Zimmermann (2-0) limited the White Sox to two runs and seven hits in seven innings. Both runs scored on groundouts.
Drew Storen pitched the eighth and Rafael Soriano earned his fourth save in five chances.
Danny Espinosa provided his first two RBIs of the season
Harper hit his fourth homer into the second deck leading off the fourth against Gavin Floyd (0-2), who allowed five runs and nine hits in 5 1-3 innings.
Desmond tripled, doubled twice and scored two runs as the reigning NL East champions improved to 5-0 at Nationals Park.
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