American League Game Capsules
(Thursday, July 24)
Final Score: Toronto 8, Boston 0
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Marcus Stroman carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Juan Francisco ended a double shy of the cycle, as Toronto downed Boston, 8-0, Thursday afternoon at Rogers Centre. Stroman (6-2) allowed just one hit, walked two and struck out seven over seven scoreless innings for the Blue Jays, who won the final three games of this four-game set. The right- handed rookie has won consecutive starts and improved to 3-0 over his last six trips to the mound. Francisco went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and drove in four runs for Toronto, which has won five of six overall. The double he couldn't find, was hit three times by Melky Cabrera, who ended 3-for-4 with two RBI. Dioner Navaro added two hits and walked twice for the Blue Jays, who pounded out 14 hits to end a seven-game homestand 5-2. Boston's Shane Victorino broke up the no-hit bid to lead off the seventh inning. He finished 1-for-3 with a walk as the Red Sox fell to 1-3 on their current seven-game road trip.
Final Score: New York 4, Texas 2
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon McCarthy pitched six strong innings for his second straight win and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Thursday to finish a four-game series. The Yankees won the last three games of the series -- Wednesday's outing was shortened to five innings because of rain -- and improved to 6-1 on their 10- game homestand. McCarthy (2-0) struck out five and gave up one run on four hits and two walks. The Yankees have won all three of his starts since acquiring the right-hander from the Diamondbacks on July 6 for Vidal Nuno. J.P. Arencibia hit a solo homer for the Rangers, who have lost five of their last six and 27 of their last 32 games. Colby Lewis (6-8) took the loss after allowing three runs on four hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings.
Final Score: Oakland 13, Houston 1
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Moss hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth inning, as Oakland finished off Houston thanks to a 13-1 decision in Thursday's rubber match of a three-game series. Stephen Vogt hit a three-run double and Derek Norris added three hits, two runs scored and drove in a run for the Athletics, who have won fiver of their last seven overall. Josh Reddick doubled twice, scored once and added an RBI, while Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 and crossed home twice for Oakland. Jeff Samardzija (2-1) scattered five hits and one run over eight innings, striking out six and failing to issue a walk. Chris Carter's fourth-inning solo homer was the only meaningful offense for the Astros, who have dropped five of their last seven.
07/24 22:23:05 ET