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Sunday's American League Capsules

Sunday's American League Capsules

Games played June 2, 2013

June 3rd, 2013 in News

BALTIMORE (AP) - Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 20th homer to ignite a three-run seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles got a strong pitching performance from rookie Kevin Gausman in a 4-2 comeback victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

Nate McLouth drove in the go-ahead run for the Orioles, who took two of three from Detroit. Baltimore also rallied on Friday after trailing by two runs in the ninth.

Prince Fielder homered and scored both runs for the Tigers, who have lost five of six. Rick Porcello (2-3) lost for the first time in seven starts since April 20.

Gausman pitched six impressive innings. He struck out Miguel Cabrera and got the Tigers star to hit into a pair of double plays.

Brian Matusz (2-0) got the win despite giving up a run in the seventh, Darren O'Day worked the eighth and Jim Johnson got three outs for his 18th save.


NEW YORK (AP) - Clay Buchholz allowed two hits in an abbreviated shutout and Boston got home runs from David Ortiz and Jose Iglesias in a victory over New York that was stopped after 5½ innings because of rain.

Buchholz (8-0) outpitched Hiroki Kuroda and was pulled after the second of three weather delays.

Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller was announced into the game and was warming up on the mound when play was abruptly halted again, but Buchholz would be credited with a complete game because Miller never faced a batter, according to official scorer Jordan Sprechman.

Just before that, the game had resumed for all of 4 minutes before heavy rain returned.

Boston took two of three at Yankee Stadium for the second time this season and left town with a 2½-game lead in the AL East over Baltimore. The Yankees fell into a third-place tie with Tampa Bay, three games back.

New York has lost seven of eight and nine of 12.


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Josh Donaldson's sixth-inning sacrifice fly ended a career-best 28-inning scoreless streak by Chicago starter Chris Sale.

Jarrod Parker (4-6) hung tough in an impressive pitcher's duel with Sale to win back-to-back starts for the first time this year. The right-hander matched his season high with seven strikeouts in 6 1-3 innings as Oakland won for the ninth time in 11 games.

Sale (5-3) lost for the first time in six starts since an April 18 defeat at Toronto. The White Sox (24-30) lost their season-high sixth in a row and matched a season-worst by falling to six games below .500.

Sale's 28-inning stretch without allowing a run was the longest by a White Sox pitcher since Wilson Alvarez went 31 scoreless innings from Sept. 11-27, 1993.


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Carlos Pena and Carlos Corporan homered against C.J. Wilson and Houston extended its winning streak to a season-high five games.

Jordan Lyles (3-1) allowed two runs and six hits in 5 2-3 innings, struck out five and walked one. The 22-year-old right-hander, who was promoted from Triple-A on May 2, has a 1.90 ERA over his last four starts after giving up eight runs through four innings in a 12-7 loss against Texas.

Wilson (4-4) gave up three runs and six hits in 7 1-3 innings with nine strikeouts and no walks.


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jurickson Profar hit a tiebreaking home run with two outs in the eighth inning.

Texas starter Yu Darvish pitched seven shutout innings and left with a 1-0 lead.

The 20-year-old Profar connected off J.C. Gutierrez (0-1) for his second homer, a solo shot that put Texas ahead 2-1. David Murphy added an RBI single later in the inning.

Tanner Scheppers (4-0) got two outs in the eighth and Joe Nathan pitched a perfect ninth for his 17th save in 18 chances.

Darvish allowed three hits, walked two and struck out six. Alex Gordon doubled in the Kansas City eighth and scored on a grounder to make it 1-all.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Scott Diamond pitched six shutout innings and Josh Willingham hit one of Minnesota's four home runs.

Chris Herrmann hit his first major league homer and Ryan Doumit and Brian Dozier also connected for the Twins. Willingham drove in three runs.

The Twins won for the seventh time in nine games.

Diamond (4-4) allowed four hits, walked one and struck out three. He gave up three hits in the first inning, and little else.

Making his first major league start since Oct. 1, 2010, with Detroit, Jeremy Bonderman (0-1) was hit hard.


CLEVELAND (AP) - Evan Longoria and Yunel Escobar hit two-run homers Sunday.

James Loney added a two-run double for the Rays and Sam Fuld wound up with a triple when his drive bounced off a ball boy. Tampa Bay bounced back a day after its six-game winning streak ended.

Indians manager Terry Francona was ejected in the fifth inning by plate umpire Bill Welke for arguing a strike call with Nick Swisher batting. It was his first ejection as Cleveland's manager. Jeremy Hellickson (3-2) allowed three runs in five innings.

Zach McAllister (4-5) lasted only 4 1-3 innings - his shortest start of the season - and gave up five runs.

Escobar's homer in the sixth pushed the Rays' lead to 7-3.

Longoria drove in three runs. He homered to cap a four-run eighth and connected off Matt Langwell, who was facing his first hitter in his major league debut.