MLB roundup | 04-30-14
ST. LOUIS — Lyle Overbay singled in Khris Davis with the tiebreaking run and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals in extra innings for the second straight night, winning 5-4 in 11 innings Tuesday.
Davis hit a go-ahead triple to help the Brewers win 5-3 in 12 innings Monday and started the winning rally this time with a leadoff double against Kevin Siegrist (0-1). Milwaukee is a major league-best 20-7, two more victories than the previous franchise best for the opening month, and 11-1 on the road.
Carlos Gomez homered and pitcher Kyle Lohse had a two-run single for the Brewers, who have won five of six. Tyler Thornburg (3-0) struck out four in two scoreless innings and Francisco Rodriguez finished for his 13th save in 13 chances.
Yadier Molina hit a three-run homer in the first and Allen Craig’s RBI triple tied it in the seventh for the Cardinals, who have lost three of four.
MARLINS 9, BRAVES 0
MIAMI — Jose Fernandez allowed two hits in eight stellar innings, Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer and Miami opened a homestand by routing Atlanta.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia also homered. Second baseman Ed Lucas had three hits in his season debut after recovering from a broken left hand, and Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run single for the Marlins.
Fernandez (4-1) was dominant against the NL East leaders again, lowering his ERA to 1.59. He struck out eight and walked two.
Braves starter Alex Wood (2-4) allowed seven runs and 10 hits in five-plus innings.
METS 6, PHILLIES 1
PHILADELPHIA — Jonathon Niese pitched seven steady innings on a rainy night and Daniel Murphy had three hits to lead New York over Philadelphia.
Ruben Tejada doubled and had two RBIs for the surprising Mets, who chased Cole Hamels (0-2) in the fifth and have won seven of nine. They improved to 15-11 overall, marking the first time New York has been four games over .500 since July 14, 2012.
Marlon Byrd homered and Ryan Howard had two hits with a double for Philadelphia.
REDS 3, CUBS 2
CINCINNATI — Billy Hamilton hit his first career homer and Chris Heisey singled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning, sending Cincinnati past Chicago in a game delayed three times because of rain.
The game started 19 minutes late. There was a 15-minute delay in the top of the fifth and a 71-minute delay in the bottom of the sixth.
Hamilton’s solo shot off Jeff Samardzija (0-3) tied it in the fifth. Zack Cozart tripled with two outs in the sixth, and Heisey’s pinch-hit single put the Reds ahead as heavy rain started to fall.
ATHLETICS 9, RANGERS 3
ARLINGTON, Texas — Derek Norris drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, Scott Kazmir outpitched Martin Perez and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers Tuesday night.
The A’s went ahead to stay on Norris’ two-run double in the first off Perez (4-1), who had pitched 26 consecutive scoreless innings over his previous three starts.
The left-hander had thrown three-hit shutouts his last two games, including at Oakland six days earlier.
MARINERS 6, YANKEES 3
NEW YORK — Robinson Cano drove in a run and scored another in a most unwelcome return to Yankee Stadium, helping Seattle beat New York for its fourth win in five games.
Amid lusty boos from a modest crowd on a rainy, 46-degree night, Cano began his first game in the Bronx since joining Seattle this winter for $240 million with a wink — at Yankees starter CC Sabathia (3-3).
Cano got a mock cheer when he struck out to end the inning, then was met with chants of “You sold out!” from the Bleacher Creatures when he took his spot at second base.
RED SOX 7, RAYS 4
BOSTON — Shane Victorino had four hits and his first two RBIs of the season, John Lackey pitched eight strong innings and Boston beat slumping Tampa Bay.
Victorino, activated from the disabled list last week after missing the first 22 games with a hamstring injury, finished 4 for 4 to hike his batting average from .133 to .316. He singled in his first two at-bats, hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth and added an RBI double during Boston’s five-run sixth.
Lackey (4-2) scattered six hits and allowed two runs, striking out five and walking one.
TIGERS 4, WHITE SOX 3
CHICAGO — Bryan Holaday bunted home Austin Jackson with two out in the ninth to lift Detroit over Chicago.
Jackson lined a long drive to right off Ronald Belisario and reached third when the ball was misplayed for an error by Dayan Viciedo. Jackson scored on Holaday’s surprise bunt down the first base line.
Right-hander Joba Chamberlain (1-1) worked one inning of relief and Joe Nathan earned his fifth save.
Belisario (1-3) pitched two innings, allowing one hit and striking out three.
ROYALS 10, BLUE JAYS 7
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez homered and drove in four runs, helping Kansas City rally to defeat Toronto.
Perez’s two-run double off Sergio Santos in the Royals’ six-run eighth put the Royals ahead. Perez’s four RBIs matched his career high.
The Royals sent 10 men to the plate in the eighth, which also included Omar Infante driving in two runs, while Nori Aoki and Jarrod Dyson added RBI singles.
Perez, who has three consecutive multi-hit games, homered in the seventh with Alex Gordon aboard to trim Toronto’s lead to 5-4.
NATIONALS 4, ASTROS 3
HOUSTON — Adam LaRoche hit a tying double in the eighth inning and a go-ahead single in the ninth to lift Washington over Houston.
Jayson Werth homered as the Nationals won the opener of the interleague series.
Denard Span drew a leadoff walk in the ninth, stole second base and advanced to third on a groundout. He scored on LaRoche’s hit to right field off Josh Fields (0-3).
Tyler Clippard (2-2) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win.
By wire sources