Saturday's American League Capsules
Games played June 8, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013
TORONTO (AP) — Rajai Davis' RBI single in the 18th inning lifted the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday in a game that matched the longest in club history for both teams.
Texas equaled a season high with its third straight loss.
Emilio Bonifacio hit a one-out single in the 18th and took third with two outs on a wild pickoff throw by Ross Wolf (1-1).
Davis followed with a bouncing single down the third base line, sending the Blue Jays streaming out of their dugout in celebration and ending a game that started under sunny skies but finished with the stadium lights on.
Wolf was Texas' fifth pitcher and worked 6 2-3 innings, almost as many as starter Yu Darvish, who went seven.
Aaron Loup (3-3), the ninth Toronto pitcher, went one inning for the win.
YANKEES 3, MARINERS 1
SEATTLE (AP) — Andy Pettitte allowed three hits over 7 1-3 innings to earn his 250th career victory to lead the Yankees past the Mariners.
It was Pettitte's 213th victory as Yankee, putting him third on the franchise's career list behind Whitey Ford (236) and Red Ruffing (231).
Pettitte (5-3) had six strikeouts and no walks in his 85-pitch effort. He has 1,940 strikeouts as a Yankee, 16 behind all-time leader Ford.
David Robinson worked out of a jam in the eighth and Mariano Rivera took over in the ninth, earning his 630th career save, adding to his major league record.
Jayson Nix had a pair of RBI singles and Brett Gardner had three hits, including two doubles.
The Yankees scored a two-out run off Joe Saunders (4-6) in the first inning.
ANGELS 9, RED SOX 5, 1ST GAME
RED SOX 7, ANGELS 2, 2ND GAME
BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz rebounded from a rough first game with a long two-run homer and drove in three runs to help Clay Buchholz improve to 9-0, earning the Boston Red Sox a split of a day-night doubleheader.
The victory snapped Boston's nine-game losing streak against Los Angeles.
Buchholz gave up two runs on six hits, striking out four and walking one over 6 2-3 innings to match Arizona's Patrick Corbin (9-0) as the majors' only unbeaten pitcher with at least nine wins, but he left in the seventh with what the team called "neck tightness."
The Red Sox jumped ahead 2-0 against C.J. Wilson (4-5) with two runs in the first on consecutive RBI doubles by Jonny Gomes and Pedroia. Ortiz's RBI double made it 3-0 in the second.
In the first game, Mark Trumbo and Erick Aybar each drove in two runs as the Angels beat the Red Sox 9-5 for their team-record sixth straight win at Fenway Park.
Mike Trout added a pair of doubles high off the Green Monster and collected three hits for the Angels. Tommy Hanson (3-2) allowed two runs in five innings for the win.
Ortiz went 0 for 5, struck out twice and stranded six runners, and Felix Doubront (4-3) gave up three runs and six hits over six innings.
WHITE SOX 4, ATHLETICS 1
CHICAGO (AP) — John Danks pitched three-hit ball over eight innings for his first victory in more than a year, and the White Sox won for just the second time in 12 games.
Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko homered. Alex Rios drove in the go-ahead run, and the White Sox handed the Athletics just their fourth loss in 22 games.
Dunn connected leading off the second to tie the score at 1-all, and it stayed that way until the eighth.
Alejandro De Aza led off with an infield single against Sean Doolittle (3-1) and moved up on a sacrifice bunt by Alexei Ramirez before Rios broke the tie with a single to center. Konerko followed with a two-run drive to left to cap the rally.
That made a winner of Danks (1-2), who struck out six and walked one. Addison Reed worked a scoreless ninth for his 18th save in 19 chances.
RAYS 8, ORIOLES 0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jeremy Hellickson pitched six scoreless innings and six different Tampa Bay players drove in runs.
Taking up where they left off in allowing just two hits in a 2-1 victory in the opener of a three-game series at Tropicana Field, Rays pitchers limited the Orioles to four singles to beat their AL East rivals for the fifth straight time.
Hellickson (4-2) worked through a fifth-inning jam before watching the Rays break it open with five runs in the bottom half of the inning, three on Luke Scott's bases-loaded double. The Tampa Bay starter and three relievers combined to retire the last 15 batters to finish the combined four-hitter.
Evan Longoria, Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar, James Loney and Jose Lobaton also drove in runs for the Rays, who roughed up rookie Kevin Gausman (0-3) in his fourth major league start.
TIGERS 6, INDIANS 4
DETROIT (AP) — Prince Fielder hit a bases-clearing double in the second inning and Detroit held on to beat Cleveland.
The AL Central-leading Tigers have won the first two games of the series to build a season-high 4½-game lead over the Indians.
Rick Porcello (3-3) gave up two runs — one earned — and three hits while striking out seven over six innings.
Ryan Raburn hit a two-run homer off reliever Luke Putkonen to pull the Indians within two runs in the seventh inning and they had a shot to at least get even in the ninth.
After Phil Coke pitched 1 1-3 innings of scoreless relief, Jose Valverde pitched a shaky ninth for his eighth save in 10 opportunities.
Carlos Carrasco (1-1) gave up six runs and 10 hits over four-plus innings in what might be his last start for a while.
ROYALS 7, ASTROS 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ervin Santana pitched seven snappy innings and Kansas City finally backed him up with some offense.
Santana (4-5) entered the game with the worst run support among qualifying pitchers in the American League, a big reason why he already had six fruitless tries to win his 100th career game.
He finally reached the milestone thanks to a seemingly endless series of singles and doubles off Astros starter Erik Bedard (1-3), who failed to make it through the fifth inning.
Meanwhile, Santana allowed five hits in seven innings, striking out six without a walk. The only damage he allowed came on an RBI single by Jose Altuve and a solo homer by Chris Carter.
Lorenzo Cain had a pair of RBIs to lead the Royals.
TWINS 4, NATIONALS 3, 11 Innings
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Doumit singled in the go-ahead run, Joe Mauer homered, doubled and singled, and Minnesota won for the eighth time in 11 games.
Josh Roenicke (2-1) pitched a scoreless 10th inning for the win in the interleague game and Glen Perkins retired Washington in the 11th for his 13th save.
The Twins were playing their first game in Washington since 1971.
Jayson Werth homered and former Twin Denard Span added three hits for Washington, which has lost two straight and six of eight.
Pinch hitter Chris Hermann drew a walk off Craig Stammen (3-2) to open the 10th. Jamey Carroll bunted him to second and Mauer was intentionally walked. Doumit then hit a soft line drive to short center, scoring Hermann.
Trailing 3-2, the Nationals tied it against Twins starter Kevin Correia in the seventh.
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