American League Game Capsules
(Saturday, May 25th)
Final Score: Baltimore 6, Toronto 5
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Danny Valencia and Adam Jones both homered and Freddy Garcia earned his first win of the season as the Baltimore Orioles hung on for a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday in the third of a four-game set at Rogers Centre. Jones' solo blast in the seventh off Toronto starter R.A. Dickey (4-6) proved to be the difference, while J.J. Hardy added a two-run double and Chris Davis drove in one run for the Orioles, who have won four of their last five and two of the first three games of this series. Garcia (1-2) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on nine hits over five innings to pick up the win. Emilio Bonifacio hit a solo home run and Adam Lind had three hits and an RBI in defeat. Dickey was tagged for all six runs on nine hits over 6 2/3 innings. The knuckleballer issued three walks and struck out four for the Blue Jays, who have dropped two straight and fell to 2-4 versus Baltimore this season.
Final Score: Boston 7, Cleveland 4
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - After the teams traded lopsided wins, the third installment of this four-game set between Boston and Cleveland was a much tighter affair. The Red Sox rallied with four two-out runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat the Indians, 7-4, on a rainy day at Fenway Park. Cleveland reliever Vinnie Pestano (1-1) gave up three doubles in the decisive frame, with a pinch-hitting Mike Carp tying the game and scoring the go-ahead run on Dustin Pedroia's shot off the Green Monster. After the next two batters were walked, one intentionally, the Red Sox scored two more runs when the Indians misplayed a Daniel Nava pop up to shallow left field. Andrew Bailey closed the door in the ninth for his sixth save of the season. Boston's comeback made a winner out of Junichi Tazawa (4-2), who was flawless in the top of the eighth.
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 7, Kansas City 0
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Mark Trumbo drove in two runs, while Hank Conger and Josh Hamilton homered, as Los Angeles extended its winning streak to seven games with a 7-0 decision over Kansas City in the third edition of a four-game series. Mike Trout drove in a run and scored twice for the Angels, who have won three in a row in this set alone and haven't tasted defeat since May 17 at home against the White Sox. Billy Buckner (1-0) tossed five innings of two-hit, scoreless ball, walking three and fanning two. The 29- year-old right-hander earned his first victory since 2009 with the effort. Jeremy Guthrie (5-3) worked 7 1/3 innings, but suffered another defeat after allowing five hits and seven runs -- six earned -- for the Royals, who stumbled to their eighth loss in nine games.
Final Score: Minnesota 3, Detroit 2
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Twins were looking to create some offense after managing to record just one hit off Anibal Sanchez and the Detroit Tigers on Friday. The Twins were able to do so, scoring three runs in the first inning and snapping a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers in the third of a four-game series at Comerica Park. Joe Mauer, who broke up the potential no-hitter in the ninth inning on Friday, went 3-for-4 with a home run, while Justin Morneau and Chris Parmelee contributed with an RBI apiece for the Twins. Minnesota starter P.J. Walters (1-0), who made his season debut, allowed two runs on eight hits and a walk in six innings. Glen Perkins pitched a scoreless ninth to notch his ninth save. Jhonny Peralta had a solo homer and Torii Hunter drove in one run for the Tigers, who won the first two games of this series. Doug Fister (5-2) had seven strikeouts and gave up three runs on eight hits and a walk over seven frames.
Final Score: New York 4, Tampa Bay 3 (11 innings)
St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Lyle Overbay provided the winning margin with a solo homer in the top of the 11th inning, and the New York Yankees overcame a two-run deficit in the ninth to rally for a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The Yankees trailed 3-1 entering the final at-bat before tying the game on a Brett Gardner single that followed Brennan Boesch's pinch-hit RBI double off Rays closer Fernando Rodney with two outs. Ivan Nova (2-1) worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom of 10th to earn the win and enable the Yankees to take their first series at Tropicana Field since Apr. 9-11, 2010. New York had lost in 13 of its last 16 visits to St. Petersburg prior to Friday's 9-4 triumph in the opener of this three-game set. The Rays were dealt a third straight defeat overall, while Matt Moore fell short of becoming the first nine-game winner in the majors this season despite holding the Yankees to one run and five hits through six innings of work. Moore was matched for most of the afternoon by Vidal Nuno, with the Yankees' rookie charged with two runs allowed on five hits over six-plus frames. Josh Lueke (0-2) was tagged with the loss after serving up Overbay's go-ahead blast.
05/25 20:42:29 ET