Wednesday's American League Capsules
Games played June 5, 2013
Thursday, June 6, 2013
SEATTLE (AP) — After each team scored five runs in the 14th inning to break open a scoreless tie, Alejandro De Aza and Alex Rios hit RBI singles in the 16th and the Chicago White Sox stopped an eight-game losing streak by beating Seattle 7-5 Wednesday.
According to the Mariners, with information from Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first game in major league history when each team scored five or more runs in the game when it was 0-0 through the ninth.
Addison Reed (2-0) got the win despite allowing Kyle Seager's tying grand slam with two outs in the 14th. Seager became the first player to hit a tying slam in extra innings.
Hector Noesi (0-1) took the loss.
ASTROS 11, ORIOLES 7
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros hit six home runs and won for the seventh time in eight games, beating Baltimore.
Jason Castro, Carlos Pena and J.D. Martinez each had two-run homers, and Jose Altuve, Matt Dominguez and Marwin Gonzalez added solo shots as the Astros came one home run shy of a single-game franchise record for home runs.
The Astros tagged Freddy Garcia (2-3) for four homers and reached reliever Steve Johnson for two in the fourth inning.
Dallas Keuchel (3-2) got the win.
J.J. Hardy and Matt Wieters homered for the Orioles.
ROYALS 4, TWINS 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie lasted six shaky innings and the Kansas City bullpen held off Minnesota Twins the rest of the way, wrapping up a victory that ended the Royals' franchise-record 11-game home losing streak.
The Twins jumped out to a first-inning lead off Guthrie (6-3), but the right-hander escaped a bases-loaded jam with the help of a nice catch by first baseman Eric Hosmer to prevent any additional damage.
Greg Holland put the first two runners aboard in the ninth before striking out Justin Morneau, Ryan Doumit and Chris Parmelee for his 10th save of the season.
P.J. Walters (2-1) took the loss.
CUBS 8, ANGELS 6
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run double in the 10th inning and the Chicago Cubs overcame a pair of homers by Mark Trumbo to beat the Los Angeles Angels.
Cody Ransom added a three-run homer for the Cubs.
Rookie Robert Coello (3-2) walked Dioner Navarro with one out in the Cubs' 10th and Darwin Barney singled with two outs. Luis Valbuena walked before Rizzo doubled into the right-field corner, increasing his team-high RBIs total to 39.
Former Angels right-hander Kevin Gregg (2-0) pitched the final 1 1-3 innings for the victory.
YANKEES 6, INDIANS 4
NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia retired the first 14 batters and pitched his first complete game of the season, leading the New York Yankees over Cleveland for a three-game sweep.
Travis Hafner and Brett Gardner homered for the Yankees.
Sabathia (6-4) gave up seven hits and struck out nine.
Hafner, who was Sabathia's teammate in Cleveland when the Indians beat the Yankees in the 2007 AL division series, hit a two-run homer in the first inning off Corey Kluber (3-4).
RANGERS 3, RED SOX 2
BOSTON (AP) — Elvis Andrus hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the seventh inning after earlier ending a 1-for-18 slump and the Texas Rangers beat Boston.
Neal Cotts (1-0) got the win despite walking three of the four batters he faced. Joe Nathan pitched the ninth for his 18th save in 19 chances.
Craig Breslow (2-1) took the loss.
The victory gave the Rangers their best record through the first 58 games at 36-22 — their previous best was 35-23 three times in the 1990s. They also broke a four-game road losing streak.
Texas has the best record in the AL, while Boston is second at 36-24 after its three-game winning streak was stopped.
RAYS 3, TIGERS 0
DETROIT (AP) — Matt Joyce hit a sacrifice fly to break a scoreless tie in the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over Detroit.
Evan Longoria added an RBI single later in the ninth off Doug Fister (5-3), who pitched well again for the Tigers but got no offensive support.
Alex Cobb allowed five hits in 7 2-3 scoreless innings for Tampa Bay, and Joel Peralta (1-2) struck out Prince Fielder with two on to end the eighth.
Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his 12th save in 17 chances.
ATHLETICS 6, BREWERS 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bartolo Colon won his fourth straight start and Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer to power the Athletics to the victory.
Oakland has won 16 of its last 19 games. Colon (7-2) gave up a run and eight hits in seven innings.
Colon is among more than a dozen players whose names have been tied to a now-closed Miami anti-aging clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball. The right-hander missed the end of last season when he was suspended 50 games after testing positive for synthetic testosterone.
Milwaukee left fielder Ryan Braun, who has also been linked to the clinic, did not play because of a lingering thumb problem.
Yovani Gallardo (4-6) allowed five runs and six hits in six-plus innings to lose for the fifth time in his last six starts.
BLUE JAYS 4, GIANTS 0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — R.A. Dickey allowed two hits in 8 1-3 innings and sparked a four-run fifth inning with an RBI double, helping Toronto to a split of the two-game series.
Mark DeRosa added a two-run single and Adam Lind had three hits for his eighth multihit performance in the past 12 games.
Barry Zito (4-4) was done in by the one big inning and lost at home for the first time since last August. The defending World Series champion Giants have lost 11 of 18 games heading into a nine-game road trip.
Dickey (5-7) bounced back from a pair of rough starts in which he allowed six runs each to Baltimore and Atlanta. He shut down the Giants thanks to his dancing knuckleball that helped him record five strikeouts.
Zito allowed four runs, seven hits and three walks in six innings to lose at home for the first time since Aug. 2, 2012, against the Mets.
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