American League Game Capsules
(Tuesday, July 29)
Final Score: Chicago 11, Detroit 4
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn clubbed consecutive home runs to highlight a seven-run seventh inning, as the Chicago White Sox pounded the Detroit Tigers, 11-4, to start a three-game series at Comerica Park. Abreu, who finished with four RBI, hit a two-run homer, his major league-leading 31st of the season. The blast came after Alexei Ramirez stroked a three-run double, which was part of Chicago's 15-hit attack. Jose Quintana (6-7) scattered nine hits and gave up a pair of runs to help the White Sox to their fourth win in five games. The lefty moved to 3-0 over his last eight starts. He hasn't lost since June 13 against Kansas City. Anibal Sanchez (7-5) surrendered six hits and five runs -- four earned -- over 6 1/3 innings to lose his third straight home start. Bryan Holaday drove in two runs for the AL Central leaders, who dropped their fourth consecutive contest. The Tigers are 4-9 in their last 13 games.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 5, Milwaukee 1
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Alex Cobb gave up just three hits and had a season-high 12 strikeouts in eight innings to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday. Ben Zobrist hit a solo homer and delivered a go-ahead RBI double in a four-run eighth inning for the Rays, who have won the first two games of the three-game series and 11 of their last 12. Cobb (7-6) remained unbeaten in his last six starts with 39 strikeouts in 37 1/3 innings. He gave up two walks, a run and reached double digit strikeouts for the third time since June 13, when he got 11 against Houston. Cobb struck out 10 in seven shutout innings against the Cardinals in his last start last Wednesday. Matt Garza was good in seven innings against his former team, but not as good as Cobb. Garza gave up five hits, including Zobrist's homer, and two walks in his second career start against the Rays. The NL Central-leading Brewers have lost four of their last five.
Final Score: Toronto 4, Boston 2
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Marcus Stroman tossed seven innings of one- run ball and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Boston Red Sox, 4-2, in the middle test of a three-game set. Stroman (7-2) struck out eight and allowed six hits and two walks over seven innings for the Blue Jays, who have won seven of their last eight games. Casey Janssen gave up a leadoff homer to Xander Bogaerts in the ninth, but recorded the final three outs in succession to pick up his 17th save of the season. Colby Rasmus smacked a solo shot among his pair of hits and runs scored, while Anthony Gose drilled a two-run double to highlight his two-hit night and scored a run in the triumph. Rubby De La Rosa (3-4) surrendered three runs on nine hits and two walks over six frames for Boston, which has dropped seven of its last eight contests.
Final Score: Seattle 5, Cleveland 2
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Dustin Ackley's two-run double helped fuel the Seattle offense as the Mariners took a 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians in the opener of a three-game set on Tuesday. Ackley finished 3-for-5 with a run scored and Mike Zunino homered and scored twice for the Mariners, who snapped a string of six straight losses at Progressive Field. Hisashi Iwakuma (9-5) earned the win after yielding just two runs on six hits with six strikeouts over seven strong innings. Iwakuma is now 9-0 over his last 14 road starts dating back to July 20, 2013. Jason Kipnis and Yan Gomes each drove in a run for Cleveland, which has dropped five of its last six games. Starter Trevor Bauer (4-6) was tagged with the loss after giving up all five runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 frames.
07/29 22:52:34 ET