American League Game Capsules
(Friday, May 24th)
Final Score: Baltimore 10, Toronto 6
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - J.J. Hardy, Chris Davis, Danny Valencia and Adam Jones all homered as the Baltimore Orioles outslugged the Toronto Blue Jays, 10-6, Friday in the second test of a four-game set at Rogers Centre. Nick Markakis had three hits and three RBI, Hardy drove in three with a three- run shot and Manny Machado made Orioles history, registering at least three hits in five consecutive road games for Baltimore, which has won three of four. Starter Chris Tillman (4-2) tossed five innings and allowed three runs on 10 hits and struck out seven in the victory. Melky Cabrera hit a solo homer and had two RBI, while Adam Lind and Brett Lawrie each contributed solo blasts for the Blue Jays, who had won their last two. Sean Nolin (0-1) lasted just 1 1/3 innings in his MLB debut, allowing six runs on seven hits and a walk.
Final Score: Detroit 6, Minnesota 0
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Anibal Sanchez was two outs away from pitching a no-hitter Friday night, but Joe Mauer broke up the bid with a single up the middle. Sanchez fanned 12 Minnesota batters while recording his sixth career shutout, as the Detroit Tigers blanked the Twins, 6-0, at Comerica Park, to send Minnesota to its 10th straight loss. Sanchez (5-4), who threw 130 pitches, was trying to become the only active pitcher to throw a no-hitter with two different teams. He walked three batters in the one-hit performance.
Final Score: Boston 8, Cleveland 1
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Mike Carp hit a three-run homer to back seven strong innings from John Lackey, as the Boston Red Sox took down the Cleveland Indians, 8-1, in the second test of a four-game series. Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury both knocked in two runs for the Red Sox, who bounced back from a 12-3 loss in the series opener on Thursday. Mike Napoli had an RBI and scored once. Lackey (3-4) allowed just one unearned run on two hits while striking out eight and walking three. On Friday, the Red Sox placed outfielder Shane Victorino and third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the 15- day disabled list and recalled pitcher Alfredo Aceves and shortstop Jose Iglesias from Triple-A Pawtucket. Iglesias played third base and went 1-for-3 with a run scored. Cleveland starter Justin Masterson (7-3) gave up five runs on six hits over six-plus innings against his former team. The right- hander, who was a second-round pick of Boston in 2006, brought a scoreless- innings streak of 19 into Friday's game.
Final Score: New York 9, Tampa Bay 4
St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - David Phelps pitched into the eighth inning and Brett Gardner clubbed a two-run homer, as the New York Yankees topped the Tampa Bay Rays, 9-4, at Tropicana Field. Phelps (3-2) was charged with six hits and four runs over 7 2/3 innings, but the right-hander was forced to leave the game after being drilled on his right forearm by a line drive off the bat of Ben Zobrist. Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson suffered a fractured knuckle on his left pinkie. Granderson's injury, which was a fractured left fifth metacarpal, occurred in the fifth inning when he was hit by a pitch from Cesar Ramos. Granderson stayed in the game and scored on a walk to Jayson Nix, but then was replaced in the field by Ichiro Suzuki in the bottom of the frame. Lyle Overbay and Nix each drove in two runs, as the AL East leaders avoided their first three-game skid of the season. Roberto Hernandez (2-5) gave up six hits and five runs over four innings in Tampa Bay's third consecutive home defeat.
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