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American League Game Capsules(Tuesday, July 22)
Final Score: New York 2, Texas 1 (14 innings)
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Chase Headley capped a whirlwind day with a game-winning single in his New York Yankees debut, giving his new team a hard- earned 2-1, 14-inning victory over the Texas Rangers. Headley, acquired in a trade with the San Diego Padres earlier Tuesday, shot a line drive to left- center field off Nick Tepesch (3-6) with one out that brought home Brian Roberts and enabled the Yankees to avenge a 4-2 defeat to the last-place Rangers in Monday's opener of this four-game set. The 2012 National League RBI champion had gone hitless in his first three at- bats after entering in the eighth inning. Jacoby Ellsbury and Roberts each finished with two hits, with Ellsbury coming through with an RBI single against Joakim Soria that extended the contest. Neither team managed to push home a run through the first 12 innings of play before Texas' J.P. Arencibia broke the stalemate with a solo homer in the 13th.
Final Score: Toronto 7, Boston 3
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Jose Reyes, Melky Cabrera and Dioner Navarro all drove in a pair of runs as the Toronto Blue Jays took down the Boston Red Sox, 7-3, in the second test of a four-game series. Navarro doubled and homered, while Reyes added a solo shot among his three hits and Cabrera finished 3-for-5 for the Blue Jays, who rebounded from Monday's series- opening 14-1 loss. J.A. Happ (8-5) tossed six scoreless innings, allowing seven hits and one walk while fanning four. Stephen Drew hit a two-run homer and David Ortiz collected a solo blast for the Red Sox, who received three hits apiece from David Ross and Shane Victorino in defeat. Jake Peavy (1-9) lasted 6 1/3 innings, and was charged with five runs on eight hits with three walks and seven strikeouts.
Final Score: Kansas City 7, Chicago 1
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5 with two homers and three RBI to ignite a stagnant Royals lineup as Kansas City earned a much- needed 7-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox. The Royals were scuffling offensively coming in, scoring just 17 runs during a 1-7 slump that dropped them two games below .500. Moustakas highlighted a resurgent 14-hit attack that featured multi-hit efforts from four others, including Raul Ibanez going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Bruce Chen (2-2) went the minimum five innings to earn the win, while three relievers behind him held Chicago scoreless over the final four frames. Scott Carroll (4-6) matched Chen through five innings but imploded in the sixth. Adam Dunn produced Chicago's only run with a homer.
Final Score: Cleveland 8, Minnesota 2
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Carlos Santana went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a solo home run while driving in two, as Cleveland topped Minnesota, 8-2, in the second portion of a three-game set. Chris Dickerson and David Murphy also added two RBI apiece for the Indians, who had dropped two in a row including Monday's opener but have won five of seven overall. Yan Gomes and Mike Aviles also knocked in runs for Cleveland. Recalled from Triple-A prior to the contest, Danny Salazar (2-4) scattered six hits and one run while striking out six against three walks over five-plus innings. Yohan Pino (1-3) surrendered four runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 frames for the Twins, who have dropped four of their last five. Brian Dozier homered and Sam Fuld was responsible for Minnesota's other run.
Final Score: Baltimore 4, LA Angels of Anaheim 2
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Schoop clubbed a two-run homer and Miguel Gonzalez pitched into the eighth inning to guide the Baltimore Orioles to a 4-2 triumph over the Angels. J.J. Hardy had a pair of RBI doubles for the AL East leaders, who will go for a three-game sweep Wednesday night. Gonzalez (5-5), who was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk, allowed three hits, including a two-run homer to Mike Trout, over 7 2/3 innings. Gonzalez fanned five and walked four to earn his first victory since June 17. Efren Navarro had two of the three hits for Los Angeles, which lost its second straight for the first time since June 15-16.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 7, St. Louis 2
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - James Loney went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, Yunel Escobar knocked in a pair of runs and the Tampa Bay Rays took a 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a two-game set. Evan Longoria homered while Matt Joyce, Jose Molina and Jake Odorizzi each collected an RBI for the Rays, who have won a season-best six straight. Odorizzi (6-8) went 5 2/3 innings and allowed two runs on five hits and three walks with eight strikeouts. St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright (12-5) was tagged for six runs -- four earned -- on six hits and a season high-tying four walks through 4 2/3 innings. Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday each had a solo home run for St. Louis, which had won two of their last three coming in.
Final Score: Arizona 5, Detroit 4
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Miguel Montero singled in the tying and go- ahead runs in the eighth inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks took a win away from the Detroit Tigers in a back-and-forth 5-4 battle on Tuesday. The Tigers went ahead in their half of the eighth when Torii Hunter laced a two-run single to center. Detroit left the bases loaded, however, and its bullpen failed to hold the lead. Phil Coke (1-2) issued a pair of one-out walks, and Ian Krol entered from the bullpen with two outs and the bags full. Krol was ahead 0-2 on Montero before catching too much of the plate on his next pitch, and Montero punched a base hit to center to plate Ender Inciarte and David Peralta. Addison Reed pitched around a two-out walk in the ninth to collect his 24th save. Aaron Hill made a sliding stop to his left on the game's final play and threw out Don Kelly by a half-step. Hill also shined offensively as he homered and drove in three runs, while Peralta tripled twice and scored three times in the D-backs' fourth win in five games.
Final Score: NY Mets 3, Seattle 1
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Rookie Jacob deGrom threw seven strong innings as the New York Mets topped the Seattle Mariners, 3-1, in the middle test of a three-game series at Safeco Field. The 26-year-old deGrom (4-5) won his third straight start after limiting the Mariners to a run on five hits with seven strikeouts and one walk. Jeurys Familia tossed a 1-2-3 eighth and Jenrry Mejia shut the door in the ninth for his 12th save as the Mets snapped a three-game skid and picked up their first-ever win at Seattle. They were swept in three games in their only trip in 2005. Seattle recalled Erasmo Ramirez (1-5) from Triple-A Tacoma to start and he was the hard-luck loser despite matching a career-high with 10 strikeouts over seven frames. He gave up two runs, both in the second, scattered five hits and walked two.
Final Score: Houston 3, Oakland 2 (12 innings)
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - L.J. Hoes' homer in the 12th inning boosted the Houston Astros to a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics in the opener of a three-game set on Tuesday. Oakland threatened to end things in the 11th by putting two men on with two outs. Pinch-hitter John Jaso singled before Jed Lowrie walked and Houston opted for Darin Downs (2-1) to escape the jam. The left-handed specialist was called upon to take care of Brandon Moss, who grounded out softly on the first pitch he saw to end the inning. Hoes then stepped in with one out in the 12th and slugged a homer off Fernando Abad (2-4) just over the yellow border above the out-of-town scoreboard in left. Chad Qualls came on in the home half and set the A's down in order to record his 11th save of the season.
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