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MLB ROUNDUP: Jays stage huge rally

by The Associated Press on May 07, 2013 10:30 AM

J.P. Arencibia hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning off Fernando Rodney and the Toronto Blue Jays completed their comeback from a seven-run deficit, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7 on Monday night.

Evan Longoria hit his third career grand slam as Tampa Bay built a 7-0 lead that Jeremy Hellickson and four relievers failed to protect it.

Toronto trailed 7-6 when Adam Lind drew a leadoff walk against Rodney (1-1). Pinch-runner Emilio Bonifacio stole second and continued to third on catcher Jose Molina’s throwing error with no outs.

 

WHITE SOX 2, ROYALS 1: Jordan Danks atoned for a baserunning blunder in the ninth inning by hitting a solo home run in the 11th that lifted the White Sox to the win. Danks connected with two outs off Kelvin Herrera (2-3) for his first homer of the season. The White Sox won for only the fifth time in 18 tries in Kauffman Stadium.

 

RED SOX 6, TWINS 5: Stephen Drew doubled in the winning run with two outs in the 11th inning, and the Red Sox snapped a season-high, three-game losing streak. Drew, who entered the game batting .182, homered and had four hits. Dustin Pedroia hit a solo shot in the eighth for a 5-4 lead, but Joel Hanrahan gave up Brian Dozier’s homer in the ninth and left one out later with right forearm tightness. David Ortiz doubled to extend his hitting streak to 26 games.

 

INDIANS 7, ATHLETICS 3: Asdrubal Cabrera homered twice and Mark Reynolds hit one to the deepest reaches of Progressive Field, leading the Indians to the victory. Jason Kipnis and Cabrera hit consecutive homers in the first inning off Jarrod Parker (1-5). In the fifth, Cabrera homered again and Reynolds hit a 460-foot shot — his 10th this season — that nearly cleared the left-field bleachers. The four homers backed Ubaldo Jimenez (2-2), who had his second straight solid outing. Jimenez struck out a season-high eight in 5 2-3 innings.

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE

BRAVES 7, REDS 4: Andrelton Simmons homered twice and drove in a career-high four runs, helping stop Cincinnati’s three-game winning streak.

Paul Maholm (4-3) allowed four hits and two runs in 5 2-3 innings, and Craig Kimbrel gave up a pair of singles in the ninth inning before fanning Joey Votto for his 10th save. Cincinnati stranded five runners in scoring position.

Atlanta scored in four of five innings against Bronson Arroyo (2-4), who gave up four runs, eight hits and two walks in his shortest outing this season.

 

DIAMONDBACKS 9, DODGERS 2: Trevor Cahill drove in Arizona’s first two runs with his first major league triple, and Arizona sent Los Angeles to its fifth straight loss. Cahill (2-3) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings, improving to 5-0 with a 2.10 ERA in eight starts against the Dodgers.

 

PADRES 5, MARLINS 0: Andrew Cashner (2-2) pitched a career-high 7 1-3 innings of four-hit ball and combined with Dale Thayer on a five-hitter in front of a season-low crowd of 14,596 at Petco Park. Miami was shut out for the fifth time this season, tying Atlanta and Philadelphia for most in the majors. The Marlins are last in the big leagues with a .226 team batting average and 98 runs this season.

 

PHILLIES 6, GIANTS 2: Cliff Lee (3-2) allowed two runs and five hits in eight innings, struck out six and walked none to outpitch fellow southpaw Madison Bumgarner. Lee is 5-0 with a 0.88 ERA in six regular-season starts against the Giants. Michael Young hit a two-run double, Hunter Pence hit a solo homer, double and single and Domonic Brown hit a solo home run as the Phillies stopped the World Series champion’s season-best six-game winning streak.

 

INTERLEAGUE

CUBS 9, RANGERS 2: Scott Feldman (3-3) allowed two hits in seven scoreless innings against his former team before leaving with a cramp in his pitching hand. Chicago Cubs came within three outs of its first shutout since Aug. 26. Texas scored a pair of unearned runs in the ninth after a throwing error by third baseman Luis Valbuena. Anthony Rizzo had three hits, four RBIs and his ninth home run as the Cubs stopped a four-game losing streak. The Rangers’ Nick Tepesch (2-3) lost his second straight start.

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