American League Game Capsules
(Sunday, July 13)
Final Score: Cleveland 3, Chicago 2
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Yan Gomes came through with a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning that lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox in the rubber match of a three-game series. Gomes followed a single by Nick Swisher with an opposite- field blast off Javy Guerra (0-2) that sent Cleveland ahead for good after the Tribe blew a 1-0 lead in the top of the eighth. Gomes also knocked in the Indians' other run with a second-inning single, while Trevor Bauer struck out a career-high 10 batters over 6 2/3 scoreless innings despite not factoring in the decision. Leury Garcia and Gordon Beckham each recorded RBI singles against Bryan Shaw (4-1) in the White Sox' half of the eighth to temporarily erase a 1-0 deficit. Garcia finished 2-for-4, while MLB home run leader Jose Abreu had three hits -- though all were singles.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 3, Toronto 0
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - David Price tossed eight-plus scoreless innings and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-0, in the rubber match of a three-game series. Price (9-7), an AL All-Star for the fourth time in his career, exited after giving up a leadoff single to Melky Cabrera in the ninth. Jake McGee, who was activated from the paternity list before Sunday's game, retired all three batters he faced to secure the victory. The 28-year-old Price gave up five hits and stuck out five to improve to 15-2 lifetime against Toronto. The left-hander, who was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday due to illness, has won four consecutive starts. Evan Longoria, Jose Molina and Logan Forsythe each drove in a run for the Rays, who head into the All-Star break with a 44-53 record. R.A. Dickey (7-9) allowed two runs on five hits with five strikeouts and three walks in a six-inning start for the Blue Jays (49-47).
Final Score: Kansas City 5, Detroit 2
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Omar Infante's two-run single in the seventh inning handed the Kansas City Royals a 5-2 win over the Detroit Tigers in the finale of a four-game set from Kauffman Stadium. Yordano Ventura (7-7), who is a part of the Royals' starting rotation, got some work out of the pen prior to the All-Star break and earned the win. Greg Holland hurled a scoreless ninth to wrap up his 25th save of the season. The victory was much needed for Kansas City, which entered the series 4 1/2 games back of Detroit for first place in the AL Central before dropping the first three tilts of this pivotal set. Justin Verlander (8-8) was charged with four runs on six hits with three strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. Detroit had its five-game winning streak snapped.
Final Score: Boston 11, Houston 0
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Clay Buchholz struck out a career-best 12 while firing a three-hit shutout, Brock Holt went 5-for-6 with a solo home run and the Boston Red Sox ended a disappointing first half with an 11-0 drubbing of the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Buchholz (4-5), who entered the game with a 6.11 ERA, didn't permit a baserunner after the fourth inning in by far his best performance of the season. The previously struggling righty set down the final 17 Astros he faced in notching his fifth career shutout. Holt's career day headlined a Boston offense that pounded out 16 hits in all in the rout. Christian Vasquez went 2-for-4 with two RBI, while David Ortiz and Mike Carp also knocked in a pair of runs to help the defending world champions head into the All-Star break with wins in four of their last five outings. Houston, meanwhile, committed three errors and had starter Brad Peacock (3-6) record just one out in addition to being dominated by Buchholz.
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 10, Texas 7
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with four RBI and a run scored as the red-hot Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim completed their first ever four-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 10-7 victory on Sunday. Albert Pujols went 3-for-5 with an RBI for the Angels (57-37), who head into the All-Star break riding a five-game winning streak. Tyler Skaggs (5-5) got the win despite giving up six runs on seven hits over five-plus innings. Alex Rios knocked in three runs and scored a run for the Rangers (38-57), who have lost eight in a row. Scott Baker (0-3) allowed five runs on nine hits over four innings.
Final Score: Oakland 4, Seattle 1
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Moss homered to back a solid outing from Sonny Gray, as the Oakland Athletics avoided a three-game sweep to the Seattle Marines following a 4-1 win on Sunday. Gray (10-3) tossed 7 2/3 innings and allowed six hits and one unearned run with five strikeouts. Nick Punto also homered, while Craig Gentry and John Jaso each contributed an RBI in the win. Seattle hasn't swept Oakland in at least three games since Aug. 1-3, 2011. Mariners starter Chris Young (8-6) took the loss after surrendering three runs on five hits over six innings on the hill.
07/13 19:21:44 ET