American League Game Capsules
(Sunday, September 14)
Final Score: Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 5 (10 innings)
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - A Sean Rodriguez fly to center brought home Wil Myers with the deciding run in the top of the 10th inning, as Tampa Bay claimed a 6-5 decision over Toronto in the rubber match of a three-game set. Brandon Guyer doubled twice among his three hits, while Logan Forsythe, Ryan Hanigan and Kevin Kiermaier knocked in a run each for the Rays, who also benefited from solo homers by Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar. Jake McGee (5-2) gave up the game-tying homer to John Mayberry Jr. in the bottom of the ninth but was credited with the win. Jeff Beliveau retired the only batter he faced in the 10th for his first save. Chris Archer started and scattered three hits and one run, fanning nine with three walks. Adam Lind clubbed a three-run homer and Edwin Encarnacion added a solo blast for the Blue Jays, while starter Mark Buehrle gave up four runs on nine hits over his six-frame outing. Brandon Morrow (1-3) was charged with the lead run over his one-plus innings in relief.
Final Score: Detroit 6, Cleveland 4
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers held on Sunday to beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 and complete a three-game sweep. Carlos Santana hit an RBI double for the Indians in the ninth inning and they had runners at first and second with no outs, but Joe Nathan escaped the jam mostly due to a double play and earned his 32nd save. J.D. Martinez had a solo homer for the AL Central- leading Tigers, who have won six of their last seven. Justin Verlander went just 5 2/3 innings in the win, giving up three runs, six hits and three walks.
Final Score: Minnesota 6, Chicago 4
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordan Schafer and Trevor Plouffe homered as the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox, 6-4, to avoid a three-game sweep. Kurt Suzuki drove in two runs for the Twins, who snapped a four- game skid. Trevor May (3-4) picked up his third straight win after giving up three runs on five hits with 10 strikeouts over six innings. Adrian Nieto and Jose Abreu hit solo homers for the White Sox, who saw a four-game winning streak come to an end. Hector Noesi (8-10) allowed five runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings.
Final Score: Boston 8, Kansas City 4
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Daniel Nava slugged the go-ahead grand slam in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox walked away with an 8-4 result against the Kansas City Royals in the finale of a four-game series. Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run shot and knocked in four for the Red Sox, who took three of four in the set. Mookie Betts added two hits and scored twice, while David Ross walked two times and crossed home on two occasions. Joe Kelly (2-2) was saved by his offense, picking up the win after yielding four runs on five hits through six innings. Eric Hosmer slammed a three-run shot for the Royals, who fell 1 1/2 games behind AL Central leader Detroit after failing to hold a four-run second-inning lead. Jarrod Dyson drove in the other run, while Omar Infante and Alex Gordon had two hits each. Jason Vargas (11-9) was charged in the loss for five runs and four hits despite fanning eight over 5 1/3 frames.
Final Score: Houston 6, LA Angels of Anaheim 1
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Dallas Keuchel pitched a no-hitter into the seventh inning and the Houston Astros ended the Los Angeles Angels' 10-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory on Sunday. Keuchel (11-9) was perfect through five innings and allowed just one run on three hits with a walk and four strikeouts over seven-plus innings to win his first game since July 30. Gregorio Petit hit a three-run homer and Robbie Grossman hit a two-run single for Houston, which avoided a three-game series sweep. David Freese drove in the lone run for the Angels, who were in search of matching the franchise record of 11 straight wins that was set in June of 1964. Starter Hector Santiago (5-8), who entered the game with five straight winning decisions, gave up three runs on five hits and five walks over two-plus innings.
Final Score: Texas 10, Atlanta 3
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Luis Sardinas doubled twice and knocked in four runs to help the Texas Rangers sweep the Atlanta Braves with a 10-3 rout on Sunday. Michael Choice drove in three runs, while Robinson Chirinos, Elvis Andrus and Leonys Martin each chipped in with an RBI in the win. Colby Lewis (10-13) earned the win, allowing one run on five hits over seven innings of work for Texas, which has won three straight following a three-game skid. Mike Minor (6-11) took the loss after yielding five runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. Ryan Doumit homered and Joey Terdoslavich knocked in a pair of runs for the Braves, who trail Pittsburgh by four games in the NL wild card chase.
Final Score: Oakland 4, Seattle 0
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Sam Fuld and Brandon Moss each homered to back six scoreless frames from Jon Lester, as Oakland claimed a 4-0 victory over Seattle in the last of a three-game set. Fuld finished 2-for-3, scored twice and drove in two, while Adam Dunn drove in the other run for the Athletics, who won two of three in the series. Lester (15-10) walked four but fanned seven and allowed four hits to take the win. He and three other relievers combined to strike out 13 in the seven-hit shutout. Chris Young (12-8) pitched into the seventh, but surrendered two runs on four hits while striking out five for the Mariners. Austin Jackson and Kyle Seager both posted two hits in defeat.
Final Score: Baltimore 3, New York 2
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Kelly Johnson's RBI double in the ninth inning gave the Baltimore Orioles a 3-2 walkoff victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday. After Brian McCann's home run provided the Yankees with a 2-1 lead in the top of the ninth, the Orioles rallied in the home half. Nelson Cruz smacked a leadoff double to left off David Robertson (2-5) to start the frame. Quintin Berry replaced Cruz as a pinch runner and soon raced home on Steve Pearce's double to left, which tied the game. J.J. Hardy flied out to right before Johnson, who played 77 games with the Yankees earlier this season, smacked an elevated first-pitch cutter to right to bring in the game-winning run. Darren O'Day (5-1) earned the win despite giving up a home run in the ninth. Starter Chris Tillman gave up one run on five hits with six strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings for the Orioles, who took three of four from the Yankees. Baltimore's magic number to clinch the AL East has been trimmed to three games. Martin Prado and McCann both homered for New York, which has lost nine of its last 11 games against Baltimore. Starter Hiroki Kuroda allowed just one run on six hits with no walks and five strikeouts across seven frames.
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