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MAJOR LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Nationals top Brewers in 16

by The Associated Press on June 25, 2014 10:40 AM

Ryan Zimmerman’s two-run home run in the 16th inning lifted the Washington Nationals to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

Zimmerman hit a 2-0 pitch off Mike Fiers (0-1) over the wall in left field to score Adam LaRoche for the Nationals fourth consecutive win.

With one out in the 16th, LaRoche hit a sharp single that bounced off the wall in right field. Zimmerman then hit his third home run of the year to give the Nationals the lead in a game that took 5 hours, 22 minutes.

The Brewers threatened in the 13th, 14th and 15th innings, but couldn’t score.

 

CUBS 7, REDS 3: Jake Arrieta retired his first 18 batters and struck out nine in seven impressive innings for Chicago.

Arrieta (4-1) was working on a perfect game before rookie Billy Hamilton started the seventh with a single up the middle. The right-hander allowed two runs and three hits while improving to 3-0 with a 1.14 ERA in five June starts.

Anthony Rizzo belted a solo homer for the second straight night for the Cubs, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Welington Castillo drove in two runs, including a sacrifice fly in Chicago’s three-run eighth.

Devin Mesoraco homered for the fifth straight game for Cincinnati, matching a franchise record. Mesoraco’s 14th homer came with one out in the ninth against Neil Ramirez.

The start of the game was delayed 53 minutes by rain.

Homer Bailey (7-4) retired his first 11 batters, striking out five, for Cincinnati.

 

ROCKIES 10, CARDINALS 5: Justin Morneau hit a three-run homer and drove in six runs as Colorado snapped a seven-game losing streak.

Jorge De La Rosa (7-6) allowed five runs, four earned, in seven innings. He is the first Rockies starter to earn a win since June 12.

Nick Greenwood (1-1) pitched 1 2-3 innings in relief of Cardinals starter Shelby Miller, who left in the third with back tightness.

Morneau had an RBI single in the first and a two-run single in the seventh that gave Colorado some breathing room. The Rockies finished with 17 hits one night after managing just three.

 

PHILLIES 7, MARLINS 4: Marlon Byrd hit a two-run homer, David Buchanan threw five effective innings and Philadelphia beat Miami.

Buchanan (4-3) allowed two runs and six hits to help the Phillies snap a three-game losing streak. The rookie right-hander struck out Marcell Ozuna on a 3-2 changeup with two runners on and two outs in the fifth, preserving a 4-2 lead. He pumped his fist and shouted as he walked off the mound.

Miami’s Garrett Jones hit a two-run homer off B.J. Rosenberg in the eighth.

Andrew Heaney (0-2) gave up five runs and four hits in five-plus innings in his second career start for the Marlins.

 

PADRES 7, GIANTS 2: Alexi Amarista drove in three runs on three hits and San Diego handed stumbling San Francisco its 12th loss in 15 games.

Will Venable drove in two runs and Jesse Hahn (3-1) earned his third straight victory for the Padres, who won their fifth in the last seven games.

Tim Hudson (7-4) lost for the first time at home this season, allowing six runs — four earned — on nine hits over 5 2-3 innings.

Hudson has allowed a combined 13 runs over his last two starts after giving up 19 over his first 13. Hudson was 6-0 in his first 11 starts against San Diego and has since lost three of four.

 

AMERICAN LEAGUE

BLUE JAYS 7, YANKEES 6: Jose Reyes atoned for a pair of misplays by hitting a leadoff double in the ninth inning and scoring when Yankees third baseman Yangervis Solarte threw away a bunt, lifting Toronto past New York.

The Yankees trailed 6-0 before tying it, then lost their fourth in a row.

Reyes doubled off Adam Warren (1-4) into the right-field corner, and Melky Cabrera followed with a sacrifice bunt. Solarte picked up the ball and threw it past second baseman Brian Roberts covering at first.

 

WHITE SOX 4, ORIOLES 2: Jose Quintana allowed one run in seven innings, Gordon Beckham homered and Chicago snapped a five-game losing streak.

Alexei Ramirez had two hits and scored twice for the last-place White Sox, who had lost nine of 11 overall and eight straight on the road.

Quintana (4-7) gave up six hits — including a solo homer by Steve Pearce — struck out eight and walked three. The left-hander was 0-3 in four starts since May 26.

One night after blowing a ninth-inning lead in the series opener, White Sox closer Ronald Belisario entered in the ninth with no outs and a runner on first. He surrendered a pinch-hit RBI single to Delmon Young before getting pinch-hitter Ryan Flaherty to bounce into a double play for his eighth save.

 

TIGERS 8, RANGERS 2: Ian Kinsler homered in the first at-bat of his return to Texas as an opponent and J.D. Martinez had a tiebreaking two-run shot as Detroit beat Texas.

The AL Central-leading Tigers won their fifth consecutive game.

Kinsler spent the first eight seasons of his career in Texas before being traded for Prince Fielder in a swap of All-Stars last winter. Kinsler got more cheers than boos when he was introduced in the first inning, then sent a pitch by Colby Lewis (5-5) into the left-field seats.

Martinez homered to center off Lewis in the seventh, a pitch after Victor Martinez doubled, for a 3-1 lead.

Adrian Beltre went 4-for-4 for Texas, pushing his career total to 2,503 hits.

 

MARINERS 8, RED SOX 2: Kyle Seager had an RBI double in the first inning and hit a three-run homer in the fifth off Boston starter Jake Peavy as Seattle won its fifth straight.

The Mariners matched their longest winning streak of the season thanks to another offensive outburst. One night after putting up 12 runs on the Red Sox, Seattle hit two homers and handed Boston its fifth loss in six games.

Seager’s homer was his 11th of the season, 10 of those coming at Safeco Field. Mike Zunino followed with a solo shot as part of Seattle’s four-run fifth inning. It was Zunino’s 10th home run.

 

ANGELS 8, TWINS 6: Mike Trout hit a tiebreaking two-run homer after Los Angeles and Minnesota exchanged five-run innings, and the Angels went on to get their fourth straight victory.

C.J. Wilson (8-6) barely navigated through five innings and left with the lead after allowing six runs and nine hits, including back-to-back homers for the second time in his last three starts.

 

INTERLEAGUE

DIAMONDBACKS 9, INDIANS 8: Aaron Hill singled in Gerardo Parra from third in the 14th inning to lift Arizona past Cleveland just past midnight in a game that matched the longest in Chase Field history.

Parra tied his career high with five hits in a game that saw Cleveland tie it with a run in the ninth and both teams score two in the 11th.

Carlos Santana’s two-run homer put Cleveland up 8-6 in the 11th. David Peralta homered in the bottom of the inning and Ender Inciarte’s RBI single tied it.

 

BRAVES 3, ASTROS 2: Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton tied the major league record for brothers homering in the same game as teammates, accomplishing the feat for the fourth time, to lead Atlanta past Houston.

B.J. Upton’s homer was a solo shot off Scott Feldman (3-5) in the third inning that put Atlanta up 2-1. Younger brother Justin connected off Feldman the next inning to push the lead to 3-1.

Houston rookie George Springer hit his team-leading 14th home run and Jose Altuve added two hits to give him a major league-best 105.

 

DODGERS 2, ROYALS 0: Clayton Kershaw followed his first career no-hitter with eight marvelous innings, and Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier drove in a run apiece to lead Los Angeles.

Kershaw (8-2) allowed six hits and a walk while striking out eight. The two-time Cy Young winner hasn’t allowed a run in 21 1-3 innings.

Danny Duffy (4-7) dueled admirably with Kershaw for six innings, allowing one run on four hits and four walks.

 

METS 10, ATHLETICS 1: Slumping outfielder Chris Young homered twice, Travis d’Arnaud hit a three-run shot in his return from a demotion and New York roughed up Scott Kazmir and Oakland.

Bartolo Colon (8-5) shut down the team that didn’t want him back this year despite an 18-win season, pitching four-hit ball for eight innings against the AL West leaders.

Curtis Granderson homered, he and David Wright had RBI groundouts, and Daniel Murphy added a run-scoring single for the Mets, who scored at least 10 runs in consecutive games for the first time since June 28-29, 2011, in Detroit.

Young homered off Kazmir (9-3) in the second, four pitches after Granderson hit a two-run drive.

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