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MLB ROUNDUP: Miller, Cards end Blue Jays' winning streak

by The Associated Press on June 08, 2014 1:40 AM

Shelby Miller took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and finished with a three-hit shutout as the St. Louis Cardinals beat Toronto 5-0 on Saturday, snapping the Blue Jays’ six-game winning streak.

Randal Grichuk hit his first career home run as the Cardinals won for only the third time in 11 games.

Miller (7-5) retired the first 13 batters before walking Adam Lind in the fifth.

Jose Reyes lined a single to right field with two outs in the sixth for Toronto’s first hit. Melky Cabrera followed with a ball that nicked first baseman Allen Craig’s glove for a double, but Miller struck out Jose Bautista swinging at a high fastball to end the inning.

Mark Buehrle (10-2) had won six straight decisions. Grichuk’s solo homer was the only run Buehrle allowed in seven innings.

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE

REDS 6, PHILLIES 5: Jay Bruce homered and drove in three runs and the Reds snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over the Phillies.

Todd Frazier also homered and the Reds threw out two runners at the plate to end innings, overcoming homers by Marlon Byrd, Carlos Ruiz and Jimmy Rollins and sending the Phillies to their seventh loss in eight games.

The Reds threw out Byrd at the plate to end the sixth inning and Ruiz to end the seventh.

Alfredo Simon (8-3) allowed seven hits and three runs with three strikeouts in six innings. Jonathon Broxton pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth for his eighth save.

 

ROCKIES 5, DODGERS 4, 10 INNINGS: Brandon Barnes hit a winning triple off the center-field wall in the 10th inning and the Rockies snapped an eight-game losing streak, beating the Dodgers.

The defeat capped a tough day for the Dodgers, who saw outfielder Yasiel Puig and second baseman Dee Gordon leave early because of injuries.

Gordon left in the fourth inning because of discomfort in his right hip and was listed as day to day.

Puig was day to day with a strained right hip flexor. He walked in the fifth, slid hard into second on a double-play grounder and didn’t take the field in the bottom half.

Chris Perez (0-3) allowed a one-out single to Justin Morneau in the 10th. He fanned Michael McKenry before Barnes hit a deep drive to end it.

Franklin Morales (4-4) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings.

 

CUBS 5, MARLINS 2: Junior Lake hit two home runs, Emilio Bonifacio added a two-run shot and the Cubs extended their winning streak to five with a victory over the Marlins.

Jeff Samardzija (2-5) allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings, striking out eight. Pedro Strop got his second save.

Lake, who has eight homers, had a pair of solo shots for the second multi-homer game of his career.

Christian Yelich homered for the Marlins.

Randy Wolf (1-2) gave up four runs and nine hits in 5 2-3 innings.

 

AMERICAN LEAGUE

TIGERS 8, RED SOX 6: Miguel Cabrera had three hits, Eugenio Suarez homered for his first hit in the majors and the Tigers beat Boston, sending the Red Sox to their fifth straight loss.

Detroit has won all five games against the Red Sox this season after losing to them in the AL championship series last year.

Suarez’s solo shot in the fourth came in the shortstop’s third at-bat since he was called up from the minors earlier in the week to make his big league debut.

Nick Castellanos also homered for the Tigers, and Dustin Pedroia went deep for Boston. Detroit closer Joe Nathan allowed two runs in the ninth in a non-save situation, but retired Stephen Drew on a flyout with two on to end it.

Max Scherzer (7-2) allowed four runs and 11 hits in 6 2-3 innings. Jon Lester (6-7) took the loss.

 

ROYALS 8, YANKEES 4: Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer, Eric Hosmer also went deep and the Royals cruised to a victory over the Yankees.

Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar and Nori Aoki drove in a run apiece as the Royals bounced back from an offensively inept performance in a 4-2 series-opening loss Friday night.

Aaron Crow (3-1) retired one batter in the sixth in relief of starter Danny Duffy, and breezed through the seventh to earn the victory. Kelvin Herrera and Michael Mariot finished it off.

David Phelps (1-4) allowed seven runs on 10 hits and two walks in 5 2-3 innings.

 

ORIOLES 6, ATHLETICS 3: Kevin Gausman earned his first win as a starter while Adam Jones and David Lough each homered, leading the Orioles over the Athletics.

Called up from Triple-A Norfolk earlier in the day, Gausman (1-1) set career highs by pitching seven innings and striking out six.

Gausman, the fourth overall pick in the 2012 draft, gave up one run and four hits and walked one. He had made six previous starts in the majors over two seasons.

Jones hit his ninth homer, a solo shot in the first. Lough, who entered the game batting just .184, hit his second homer.

Oakland lost for just the second time in eight games. Sonny Gray (6-2) allowed a season-high five runs on four hits and four walks in 5 1-3 innings.

 

MARINERS 7, RAYS 4: Dustin Ackley drove in three runs, Roenis Elias won his second consecutive start, and the Mariners beat the Rays.

Ackley hit a three-run double off Alex Cobb (1-4) during a four-run fifth that put the Mariners ahead 7-2. Willie Bloomquist added an RBI double in the inning.

Elias (5-4), coming off a three-hit shutout over Detroit last Sunday, was chased after giving up a two-run homer in the eighth to Evan Longoria that cut the Mariners’ lead to 7-4. The left-hander allowed four runs and five hits over 7 2-3 innings.

Fernando Rodney, the former Rays closer, pitched the ninth to get his 17th save in his first appearance at Tropicana Field since joining the Mariners as a free agent in February.

James Loney homered for the Rays, who had a stopped a 10-game losing streak by beating Seattle 4-0 Friday night.

 

TWINS 8, ASTROS 0: Rookie Danny Santana drove in five runs, Kyle Gibson pitched seven strong innings and the Twins beat the Astros.

Santana, who hit his first major league home run on Friday night, flied out to lead off the first inning. He then got hits in his next four at-bats, raising his batting average to .373.

Gibson (5-5) scattered three hits and three walks while striking out five, allowing only one runner to reach second base. He was especially effective at keeping the ball on the ground —he induced 12 groundball outs, including the last nine batters he retired.

Scott Feldman (3-4) was chased in the second inning as the Twins jumped to a 3-0 lead. Feldman walked two, hit a batter and was stung by two infield errors that inning.

 

INDIANS 8, RANGERS 3: Yan Gomes and Carlos Santana homered and the Indians defeated the Rangers.

The home runs by the last two batters in Cleveland’s lineup backed Josh Tomlin (4-2).

Tomlin had his longest appearance this season. The native of Tyler, Texas, left after giving up a leadoff single to Adrian Beltre in the ninth.

It was 1-all before Gomes hit a three-run homer in the sixth off Nick Tepesch (2-2).

Santana capped a four-run seventh with a two-run shot into the right-center field bullpen off Tanner Scheppers. Santana went 2-for-2, walked twice and scored two runs.

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