American League Game Capsules
(Saturday, August 30)
Final Score: Toronto 2, New York 0
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Jose Bautista's first-inning homer stood up, as Drew Hutchison and Aaron Sanchez combined on a one-hit shutout to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday at Rogers Centre. Hutchison (9-11) surrendered only a fourth-inning double to Mark Teixeira, walked two and hit a pair of batters. He also struck out nine before Sanchez retired all six men he faced to notch his first big league save. The Jays bounced back from Friday's 6-3 loss in the series opener and won for only the second time in their last six games. Michael Pineda (3-3) pitched six-plus solid innings for New York in the hard- luck loss. He allowed seven hits and both runs, and struck out three without issuing a walk.
Final Score: Chicago 6, Detroit 3 (Game 1) Final Score: Detroit 8, Chicago 4 (Game 2)
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Ryan fired six scoreless innings in his major league debut and the Detroit Tigers held off the Chicago White Sox to post an 8-4 victory and a split of a day-night doubleheader. The White Sox took Saturday's first game by a 6-3 score behind a two-run homer by Adam Dunn and seven solid innings from Chris Sale. Ryan (1-0), promoted from Triple-A Toledo to start the nightcap, scattered five hits and a pair of walks before having to sweat out his first big league win after Chicago scored four times in the eighth to nearly erase a 5-0 deficit. Dayan Viciedo's three-run homer off Joba Chamberlain brought the White Sox within one, but the Tigers struck three times in the ninth to nail down their sixth win in eight games. Ian Kinsler paced Detroit offensively by going 3-for-5 with three RBI. Don Kelly and Ezequiel Carrera also recorded three hits, with Kelly adding an RBI on a double. Chicago's Chris Bassitt (0-1) didn't fare as well in his big league introduction, surrendering five runs and walking four over 6 1/3 innings.
Final Score: Baltimore 3, Minnesota 2
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Jimmy Paredes homered and drove in two runs in his first start with the Orioles, as Baltimore took down the Minnesota Twins, 3-2, on Saturday. Paredes made his Orioles debut on Friday, when he replaced an injured Steve Pearce at third base and finished with a hit and run scored in the 9-1 rout. Pearce was unable to go on Saturday with a right abdominal strain, so Paredes got the nod. Acquired from the Royals earlier this season and stashed in the minor leagues until this week, Paredes finished 2-for-3 and helped the O's to their fifth win in six games. Chris Davis scored and drove in the other run for the home team. Both starters put up nearly identical lines, though neither factored in the final decision. Kyle Gibson of the Twins and Baltimore's Chris Tillman each gave up a run with six strikeouts and three walks, while Tillman allowed six hits in five innings and Gibson yielded four hits over five. Twins reliever Jared Burton (2-3) took the loss.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 7, Boston 0
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jake Odorizzi tossed seven dominant innings of one-hit ball, while Ben Zobrist drove in two runs, and Tampa Bay shut down Boston, 7-0, in the second edition of a four-game series. Odorizzi (10-11) fanned seven and walked three over his 103-pitch outing, helping his club win for just the second time in their last six. Jeff Beliveau and Kirby Yates finished off the shutout with consecutive scoreless frames. Brandon Guyer finished with two hits and scored twice for the Rays, with James Loney, Logan Forsythe and Ryan Hanigan each driving in a run. Allen Webster (3-3) was tagged in the loss for six runs and five hits with three walks over four-plus frames for the Red Sox, who couldn't maintain momentum from an 8-4 win in Friday's series opener.
Final Score: Cleveland 3, Kansas City 2 (11 innings)
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The AL Central just got a lot more crowded at the top of the standings. Michael Brantley hit an RBI single and scored the deciding run in the 11th inning Saturday as the Cleveland Indians stole a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals in the middle test of a three-game series. The Indians have won six of their last seven and climbed within 3 1/2 games of the division leaders. The Tigers pulled even with the Royals for first place after splitting Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox. The Royals had plenty of opportunities at pulling out the win, as they went 2-for-18 with runners in scoring position and left 16 on base. They had the bases loaded with one out in the 10th and came up empty, as Josh Tomlin (6-8) got Alcides Escobar to bounce into a force out at home and struck out Jayson Nix, who was picked up off waivers earlier this week.
Final Score: Houston 2, Texas 0
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Scott Feldman tossed his second career shutout in the Houston Astros' 2-0 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday. Feldman (8-10), who spent his first eight seasons in the MLB with Texas, scattered three hits and a walk with five strikeouts in an efficient 115-pitch outing. Jake Marisnick knocked in a run during a two-run seventh that gave Feldman all the runs he needed. Phil Klein (0-2) took the loss after surrendering two runs in 1 2/3 innings in relief of Robbie Ross Jr., who struck out five and walked three in five hitless innings.
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 2, Oakland 0
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeff Samardzija threw his second complete game for the Athletics and they still lost more ground to the Angels in the AL West. Erick Aybar had two hits, including an RBI single in a two-run fourth inning that was good enough for the Angels to steal a 2-0 win over the A's Saturday and increase their lead to four games atop the division. The Angels won their fifth game in a row and will go for a four-game sweep of this key series on Sunday. Reliever Cory Rasmus threw three one-hit innings in his first MLB start as the starting pitching-starved Angels took a committee-style approach to the game. Eight guys threw pitches, with Yoslan Herrera (1-1) picking up the win and Huston Street working around a single in the ninth inning to earn his 11th save.
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