(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.
Final Score: Oakland 6, Houston 5
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Chris Young's three-run home run in the ninth inning lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros in the opener of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park. Down 5-3, with Jose Veras (0-3) pitching for the Astros, pinch-hitter John Jaso drew a walk. Veras struck out Eric Sogard, but walked Coco Crisp. Young then hammered a 1-1 pitch deep into the stands in left to give Oakland its sixth win in seven games. Pat Neshek (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth and Grant Balfour escaped trouble in the ninth to notch his 10th save. Seth Smith had a solo home run while Yoenis Cespedes and Luke Montz drove in one run apiece for the Athletics. Starter Tommy Milone gave up five runs on eight hits over seven innings. J.D. Martinez smashed a three-run homer, Matt Dominguez hit a solo shot and Jose Altuve had an RBI for the Astros. Starter Erik Bedard allowed two runs on four hits and four walks in five frames.
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 5, Kansas City 2
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Jason Vargas tossed 7 1/3 solid innings and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim held off the Kansas City Royals, 5-2, in the second contest of a four-game series. Vargas (4-3) gave up two runs on five hits while walking four for the Angels, who have won six in a row for the first time since Sept. 3-9, 2012. Chris Iannetta hit a solo homer for Los Angeles, which got an RBI apiece from Mark Trumbo, Howie Kendrick and Alberto Callaspo. Kansas City starter Luis Mendoza allowed one run on seven hits while walking four over five innings. Luke Hochevar (0-1) gave up two runs on two hits over one-plus frame to take the loss. Miguel Tejada hit a solo homer for the Royals, who have dropped three straight. Chris Getz had an RBI.
Final Score: Chicago White Sox 4, Miami 3 (11 innings)
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Jeff Keppinger's bases-loaded single plated Tyler Greene with the winning run in the 11th inning to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins. John Danks received a standing ovation following his pitching performance of six-plus innings. The right- hander, who made his first start in more than a year, allowed four hits and three runs and fanned five. Nate Jones (1-4) recorded the final two outs of the top of the 11th inning, and the White Sox, who were seemingly robbed of the win a frame earlier, loaded the bases against Ryan Webb (1-2). Paul Konerko singled with one out and was lifted for Greene in a pinch-running situation. Dayan Viciedo singled to right off the glove of a diving second baseman Derek Dietrich. With runners at the corners, the Marlins elected to intentionally walk Conor Gillaspie. Keppinger then hit a sharp grounder beyond a diving Placido Polanco into left field to cap the opener of this three-game set. Alex Rios singled in the sixth inning to extend his career-high hitting streak to 18 games for the White Sox, who have won three of their last four games. Dietrich belted a two-run homer in the fourth inning, but the Marlins lost for the 10th time in their last 13 games.
Final Score: Texas 9, Seattle 5
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Lance Berkman belted a three-run homer and Jeff Baker added a two-run shot, as the Texas Rangers topped the Seattle Mariners, 9-5, to start a three-game series. Justin Grimm (4-3) scattered 10 hits, gave up three runs and struck out five in 6 1/3 innings to help the Rangers to their seventh win in 10 games. Kyle Seager went 3-for-5 with an RBI and Brendan Ryan drove in a pair for Seattle. Kendrys Morales and Raul Ibanez each had a pair of hits and an RBI for the Mariners, losers of a season-high seven in a row. Joe Saunders (3-5) yielded eight hits and six runs over five innings to suffer his first loss in 14 starts (9-1) in Seattle.
05/25 01:44:37 ET