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American League Game Capsules

(Sunday, May 31)

Final Score: Tampa Bay 9, Baltimore 5

Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Steven Souza hit a three-run home run to lead the Tampa Bay Rays in a 9-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in a rubber match on Sunday. David DeJesus hit a solo home run and scored twice while Logan Forsythe had an RBI and two runs for the Rays, who won the final two of this three-game set on the heels of a six-game losing streak. Jake Odorizzi (4-5) snapped a three-start losing streak as he pitched six innings and gave up four runs on seven hits with a pair of walks and six strikeouts. Manny Machado and Delmon Young each homered twice for the Orioles, who have lost six of their last 10. Chris Tillman (2-7) dropped his sixth straight decision after giving up six runs -- five earned -- on nine hits in just 4 2/3 innings.

Final Score: Chicago 6, Houston 0

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - John Danks went the distance and Conor Gillaspie knocked in a pair of runs as Chicago took down Houston by a 6-0 count in the rubber match of a three-game series. Danks (3-4) allowed 10 hits but walked only one, fanning six over his 118- pitch outing that tied a season high. It was his first shutout since 2011. Adam LaRoche homered and scored two runs, with Tyler Flowers and Carlos Sanchez adding an RBI apiece for the White Sox, who won the series and have taken four of six overall. Roberto Hernandez (2-4) was tagged in the loss for five runs -- four earned -- and eight hits over 5 2/3 frames for the Astros, who haven't won a series since taking two of three from Oakland on May 18-20.

Final Score: Minnesota 6, Toronto 5

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Torii Hunter hit a two-run double in the seventh inning as the Minnesota Twins battled back to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 in the rubber match of a three-game series at Target Field. The Twins overcame losing their starting pitcher to an injury to finish the month of May with 20 wins. Hunter's double came after Toronto took a 5-4 lead in the top of the seventh on a solo home run by the red-hot Josh Donaldson. Minnesota's Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run homer to highlight a three-run sixth that tied the game at 4-4. Joe Mauer also knocked in two runs for the Twins, while Brian Dozier had three hits, including two doubles, and scored three runs. Minnesota posted its first 20-win month since going 22-6 in June 1991.

Final Score: Texas 4, Boston 3

Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Hamilton's two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning propelled Texas to a 4-3 victory over Boston in the finale of a three-game series. Hanser Alberto reached on an error to start the frame against Koji Uehara (2-2), then was sacrificed to second. He moved to third on a Shin-Soo Choo groundout, then Prince Fielder was intentionally walked. Hamilton filled in for Adam Rosales -- who himself was a substitute for the injured Adrian Beltre -- and drove a pitch to the wall in left center which was enough to bring around both runs to end the contest. The hit made a winner of Ross Ohlendorf (1-0), who tossed a scoreless top of the ninth. Beltre finished 2-for-3 and drove in the first two runs for the Rangers before exiting due to a sprained thumb. Though x-rays were negative, he is expected to miss two weeks. Alberto chipped in two hits for the winning side. Xander Bogaerts picked up three hits and an RBI while Hanley Ramirez added two hits and drove in the other run for the Red Sox.

Final Score: Oakland 3, New York 0

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Stephen Vogt's three RBI and eight terrific innings from Jesse Chavez gave the Oakland Athletics their first series win in nearly a month following Sunday's 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees. Chavez (2-5) scattered seven hits -- all singles -- and struck out six without a walk to put together a second straight start of eight innings in which he didn't permit an earned run. The right-hander was hung with a hard-luck 1-0 loss to Detroit in the previous outing, but got just enough assistance in this one when Vogt cracked a two-run homer off Adam Warren in the bottom of the sixth inning. Vogt added a sacrifice fly in the eighth, while Billy Burns went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a pair of steals to help the A's take their first series since winning two of three against Texas to begin May. Warren (3-4) pitched well in defeat, yielding just the two runs on six hits through seven innings. Alex Rodriguez and Didi Gregorius finished with two hits in the scuffling Yankees' ninth setback in 13 games.

Final Score: Cleveland 6, Seattle 3 (12 innings)

Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - David Murphy's two-run single highlighted a three-run top of the 12th inning and the Cleveland Indians outlasted the Seattle Mariners 6-3 to win the finale of a four-game series from Safeco Field. Dominic Leone (0-4) issued three walks in the decisive inning, including a four-pitch walk to Michael Brantley with the bases loaded and two outs. That put the Indians in front, and Murphy padded the lead with his drive to right field that plated Jose Ramirez and Jason Kipnis. Zach McAllister (1-2) pitched out of a jam in the bottom of the 11th to pick up the win, and Austin Adams nailed down his first save in the bottom of the 12th. Brandon Moss had four hits for the Tribe, who picked up a 18 as a team but finished just 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position and stranded 17. Ryan Raburn, who Murphy replaced in right field in the seventh inning, homered earlier in the contest. Danny Salazer started for Cleveland and allowed three runs on four hits and four walks in 5 1/3 frames. His counterpart J.A. Happ was responsible for two runson eight hits over five innings.

Final Score: Chicago Cubs 2, Kansas City 1 (11 innings)

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The windy conditions at Wrigley Field helped David Ross plate the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning of the Chicago Cubs' 2-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Ryan Madson (0-1) issued consecutive walks to Dexter Fowler and Kris Bryant to start the decisive frame. Jason Frasor replaced him on the mound, and Anthony Rizzo delivered what appeared to be a game-winning drive into left, but Alex Gordon's off-balance throw arrived at the plate just in time for Salvador Perez to tag a sliding Fowler. After a lengthy video review confirmed the call and Starlin Castro was walked intentionally to load the bases, Ross popped an off-speed pitch into short left field. Shortstop Alcides Escobar retreated on the ball but with his back turned, misplayed it in the wind as Bryant scored the game-winning run. Chicago starter Tsuyoshi Wada earned his third straight no-decision to start his season after yielding the lone run on two hits over 5 2/3 innings. Zac Rosscup (2-1) picked up the win after finishing the top of the 11th inning. Yordano Ventura gave up one run and struck out six over seven strong frames for Kansas City. Gordon had three of Kansas City's four hits, as the Royals lost for the fifth time in six games.

Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 4, Detroit 2

Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Johnny Giavotella's two-run infield single in the bottom of the eighth lifted the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night. The Tigers opted to send David Price (4-2) out for the eighth. David Freese walked and was replaced on the basepaths by Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Chris Iannetta reached on an infield single, and both runners moved up on a sacrifice bunt. Grant Green was intentionally walked to load the bases for pinch-hitter Carlos Perez, who popped out to first. Joba Chamberlain was called in from the bullpen to face Giavotella, whose infield single up the middle plated two runs. Price gave up four runs on eight hits in his first loss since April 22 against the Yankees. The 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner struck out six and walked four. Los Angeles starter Matt Shoemaker allowed two runs -- one earned -- on four hits with five strikeouts and four walks over 5 1/3 innings. Joe Smith (2-2) tossed a scoreless eighth and Huston Street pitched a perfect ninth for his 17th save of the season. The Angels completed their first four-game sweep of an opponent this season.

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