American League Game Capsules
(Thursday, July 10)
Final Score: Boston 4, Chicago 3 (10 innings)
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pinch-hitter Mike Carp connected on a run- scoring single in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox, 4-3, on Thursday. Daniel Nava walked to begin the 10th and advanced to second on a Mookie Betts sacrifice bunt before Ronald Belisario (3-6) intentionally walked Stephen Drew. Carp, who was activated from the disabled list at the beginning of the week, then ended an 0-for-19 streak with a grounder to left, scoring Nava, who slid in ahead of the throw. The Red Sox concluded this four-game set with consecutive walk-off wins to earn a split. Boston went into the ninth ahead 3-1 after Boston ace Jon Lester outdueled Chicago lefty Jose Quintana, but Conor Gillaspie belted a pinch-hit, two-run homer off closer Koji Uehara. The inning began with a play at first being overturned. Alexei Ramirez hit a slow grounder between first and second and initially lost a foot race with Uehara to the base. A challenge by Chicago resulted in a single for Ramirez, who scored on Gillaspie's one-out drive down the right-field line. Gillaspie homered in each of the final three games of the series.
Final Score: Oakland 6, San Francisco 1
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Scott Kazmir justified his All-Star selection by firing seven scoreless innings, while Stephen Vogt knocked in three runs at the plate in the Oakland Athletics' 6-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Josh Donaldson added a two-run homer as part of a 2-for-3 day that helped the Athletics close out the home-and-home Bay Bridge Series with wins in three of the four matchups. Vogt, Brandon Moss and John Jaso also finished with a pair of hits. Kazmir (11-3) only allowed three hits and a walk while racking up nine strikeouts in an outstanding final appearance before Tuesday's Midsummer Classic in Minneapolis. Tim Hudson (7-6) wasn't nearly as sharp for San Francisco, with the onetime Oakland standout rocked for six runs and nine hits over 5 1/3 innings to drop a fourth consecutive decision.
Final Score: Cleveland 9, New York 3
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Asdrubal Cabrera's bases-loaded triple ignited a seventh-inning rally that lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 9-3 come-from-behind win over the New York Yankees. The Indians scored all nine runs in their final two at-bats to erase a 3-0 deficit and earn a split of this four-game series. Cabrera delivered the biggest blow, a game-tying smash off Matt Thornton (0-3), while rookie Roberto Perez and Carlos Santana each cracked two-run homers in the eighth to help Cleveland pull away. Michael Brantley contributed two hits and a pair of RBI to the comeback, with Jason Kipnis and Chris Dickerson each going 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Perez ended 2-for-3 and also scored twice in his major league debut. Derek Jeter finished 2-for-4 in his final regular-season game in Cleveland. Zelous Wheeler also had two hits, including a two-run homer, for New York.
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 15, Texas 6
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Trout smacked a three-run homer among his four hits, four RBI and three runs scored as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pounded the Texas Rangers, 15-6, in the opener of a four-game set. Kole Calhoun posted four hits, four runs scored and an RBI, while Josh Hamilton went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a pair of runs scored for the Angels, who have won nine of their last 11 games. Hector Santiago (1-7) allowed four runs -- three earned -- on five hits and a walk while striking out eight over six innings to notch the win. Colby Lewis (6-6) surrendered 13 runs -- 11 earned -- on 13 hits over just 2 1/3 frames for Texas, which has dropped 19 of its last 22 contests. Adrian Beltre homered in defeat.
Final Score: Detroit 16, Kansas City 4
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Torii Hunter had three hits, including a homer, and knocked in three runs as the Detroit Tigers rolled to a 16-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night to open a four-game series. Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez also drove in three runs for the Tigers, who improved to 15-5 in their last 20 games and increased their lead over the Royals to 5 1/2 games for first place in the AL Central. They plated a season- high 16 runs just two days after scoring 14 in a win over the Dodgers on Tuesday, when they had a season-best 20 hits. Drew Smyly (5-8) pitched 6 2/3 innings for the win, giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk. Billy Butler and Eric Hosmer homered for the Royals. Jeremy Guthrie (5-8) lasted just four-plus innings for Kansas City. The right- hander was charged with eight runs on eight hits and three walks after giving up six runs and 11 hits in four innings against Cleveland on Saturday.
Final Score: Baltimore 4, Washington 3
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Steve Pearce hit a solo home run in the first and scored during a three-run third inning for the Baltimore Orioles, who held on to beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Thursday night. Pearce's homer ended Gio Gonzalez's 22 scoreless innings streak. Gonzalez (6-5) was tagged with the loss after allowing four runs -- three earned -- and six hits and striking out seven in 6 2/3 innings. Wei-Yin Chen (9-3) picked up the win, Baltimore's eighth in its last 10 games. He went 5 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on eight hits, while striking out six. Washington loaded the bases in the eighth, but Darren O'Day got out of the jam for the Orioles, whose relief staff threw 3 1/3 shutout innings. Baltimore reached 50 wins in 91 games, the quickest it has done that since 1997, when it took 77. The O's took the series, winning two of three games. The series between the Beltway rivals was scheduled to be four games, but Tuesday's matchup was postponed by rain and rescheduled for Aug. 4.
Final Score: Minnesota 4, Seattle 2
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kendrys Morales hit a two-run double and the Minnesota Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Thursday night to earn Yohan Pino his first major-league win. Pino (1-2) went five innings in his fifth MLB start, giving up seven hits, two walks and one run for the Twins, who won the last three games of the four-game series. Glen Perkins worked around a two-out single by James Jones in the ninth inning to pick up his 22nd save. Kyle Seager hit a solo homer and drove in both runs for Seattle while Robinson Cano and Jones each had three hits. The Mariners used six pitchers as reliever Tom Wilhelmsen (1-2) made his first career start to fill a spot in a shuffled rotation. Wilhelmsen allowed two runs -- one earned -- on just one hit in 2 2/3 innings.
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