American League Game Capsules
(Monday, May 20th)
Final Score: Cleveland 10, Seattle 8 (10 innings)
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Indians walked off in more dramatic fashion this time. Yan Gomes' game-winning three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted the Tribe to a 10-8 win and a four-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners. The Indians, who tallied walk-off wins in the first two games of this set, rallied in the home ninth after Seattle plated a run in the top half of the inning to send the game into extras. After the Mariners pushed another run across to go ahead in the 10th, the Tribe roared back again. Charlie Furbush (0-3) allowed a leadoff single to Michael Brantley before first baseman Justin Smoak was unable to hang onto Furbush's throw on Drew Stubbs' sacrifice bunt attempt. The count was 2-2 before Gomes belted a fastball just over the wall in left field to give Cleveland its fifth straight victory.
Final Score: Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 5
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Edwin Encarnacion's bases-clearing double in the seventh inning lifted the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a three-game set. R.A. Dickey (4-5) surrendered three runs -- two earned -- over his first three innings, but settled down and didn't allow another run over his last five frames. He struck out five in all and gave up four hits and four walks in the win. Melky Cabrera added an RBI double among his two hits for Toronto, which has won five of its last seven tilts. Evan Longoria tallied two hits, two RBI and a run scored, while Yunel Escobar smacked a two-run homer for the Rays, who had won nine of their last 11 contests coming in.
Final Score: New York 6, Baltimore 4 (10 innings)
Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Vernon Wells doubled home the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning, and the New York Yankees extended Baltimore's recent woes with a 6-4 win over the Orioles in the opener of a three-game series at Camden Yards. The Yankees belted four solo home runs, with the last one by Travis Hafner tying the game in the ninth. The one-out blast to left field was served up by Baltimore closer Jim Johnson, who suffered his third consecutive blown save after converting a club-record 35 straight. After David Robertson (3-0) shut down the Orioles in the bottom of the ninth, New York quickly jumped on Pedro Strop (0-2). Ichiro Suzuki ripped a pitch into the right-field corner for a leadoff double and Wells followed with a hit that bounced over the left-field wall. Wells later scored on a two-out single by Hafner. Mariano Rivera tossed a flawless bottom of the 10th to collect his 17th save of the season. Robinson Cano, David Adams and Lyle Overbay also homered for the Yankees, who have won three straight games and 10 of their last 13. Baltimore has lost a season-high six in a row. The Orioles have also dropped seven straight at home for the first time since an 11-game slide Aug. 22-Sept. 7, 2007.
Final Score: Atlanta 5, Minnesota 1
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Dan Uggla and the Braves staked Julio Teheran to an early lead, and the young right-hander did the rest in pitching Atlanta to a 5-1 victory over the struggling Minnesota Twins in the opener of a three- game interleague series at Turner Field. The 22-year-old Teheran (3-1) allowed five hits and one walk while fanning four over 8 1/3 effortless innings. He had retired eight in a row before Josh Willingham spoiled his shutout bid with a one-out homer in the ninth. Uggla belted a three-run homer, and Freddie Freeman drove in a run and scored another for the Braves, who have won four straight following a 1-5 stretch. Kevin Correia (4-4) was chased after four innings, having surrendered five runs on eight hits in Minnesota's sixth straight loss.
05/20 22:59:34 ET