MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP
BRAVES 8, DODGERS 1: Dan Uggla had two homers and four RBIs, Freddie Freeman drove in three more runs with a double, and Mike Minor kept Atlanta’s rotation rolling with six solid innings in a win over Los Angeles. Minor (8-2) allowed a run and six hits, struck out six and walked three while helping the NL East leaders gain a split of the four-game series. Atlanta’s rotation has yielded four runs in 37 1-3 innings spanning the team’s last six games.
ROCKIES 8, PADRES 7: Dexter Fowler’s single with two outs in the 10th inning scored DJ LeMahieu from third base, and Colorado rallied for a win over San Diego. Fowler finished with four hits and Troy Tulowitzki had two, including his 16th home run. Rockies starter Juan Nicasio retired his first 16 batters. Nick Hundley, Cameron Maybin and Mark Kotsay homered for the Padres, who coughed up a three-run lead in the ninth.
MARLINS 8, METS 4: Miami needed extra innings to beat New York again, but only 10 innings instead of 20. Derek Dietrich hit a tying home run in the eighth and second baseman Daniel Murphy’s 10th-inning error allowed Logan Morrison to score the go-ahead run in his first game in 11 months, boosting the Marlins to a victory. Greg Dobbs added a sacrifice fly off Rob Carson and Miguel Olivo followed with a two-run homer in the four-run 10th, eliminating the need for a repeat of Saturday’s 6-hour, 25-minute marathon, won by the Marlins 2-1.
GIANTS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 2: Chad Gaudin pitched six strong innings, Marco Scutaro and Brandon Belt homered, and San Francisco beat Arizona. Gaudin (2-1) had his second good start in place of the injured Ryan Vogelsong, allowing two runs on five hits in six innings. The Giants right-hander, normally a long-relief specialist, struck out seven and walked one intentionally. One of Arizona’s runs scored on Gaudin’s balk. Scutaro and Belt each had a solo shot off Tyler Skaggs (1-1), who gave up five runs on eight this in five innings.
BREWERS 9, PHILLIES 1: Carlos Gomez hit a two-run homer on his bobblehead day, Scooter Gennett had a two-run triple, and Kyle Lohse pitched eight strong innings for his first win in eight starts to help Milwaukee beat Philadelphia to take the final three games of the four-game series. Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun left after the third inning with a sore right thumb, which has been a lingering problem for him. Lohse gave up four hits, walked one and struck out six.
CARDINALS 11, REDS 4: Matt Holliday’s grand slam capped a seven-run 10th inning to help St. Louis beat Cincinnati. J.J. Hoover (0-5) walked Allen Craig to lead off the 10th. One out later, David Freese singled Craig to second, extending his career-best hitting streak to 19 games, tied with San Francisco’s Marco Scutaro for the longest in the National League this season. Daniel Descalso followed with his RBI double off the left field wall. Matt Carpenter added two insurance runs with a bases-loaded single before Holliday hit his homer — a 464-foot shot into the left field seats off Curtis Partch, who was making his major league debut. The homer was Holliday’s 10th of the season.
NATIONALS 7-5, TWINS 0-4: Ian Desmond doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and Washington rallied past Minnesota to sweep a day-night doubleheader. Desmond’s drive completed a comeback from a three-run deficit — making it the Nationals’ biggest come-from-behind victory of the season — and pulled Washington back to .500. Jordan Zimmermann dominated the first game, allowing two hits over seven innings. In the nightcap, Adam LaRoche doubled off reliever Anthony Swarzak (1-2) ahead of Desmond, who then extended his hitting streak to a career-high 12 games. The second game was played before a small crowd — it was the makeup from Friday’s rainout. In the opener, Zimmermann (9-3) struck out eight with a season-high 111 pitches while dropping his ERA to 2.00. He is tied for most wins in the majors.
TIGERS 4, INDIANS 1: Jose Alvarez pitched six impressive innings in his major league debut and Don Kelly hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the sixth to help Detroit finish a three-game sweep of skidding Cleveland. Alvarez (1-0) was starting because of Anibal Sanchez’s shoulder tightness, and he held Cleveland hitless until Ryan Raburn’s fifth-inning homer. The 24-year-old left-hander allowed three hits and a walk and struck out seven. Cleveland has lost seven straight.
RED SOX 10, ANGELS 5: David Ortiz hit a three-run homer and Jarrod Saltalamacchia connected twice to power Boston past Los Angeles. Saltalamacchia and Mike Carp went deep on consecutive pitches from Joe Blanton (1-10) in the sixth inning, moments after Ryan Dempster (4-6) got his 2,000th career strikeout. The Red Sox took two of three in the series and have won six of eight. Albert Pujols and Alberto Callaspo each hit a solo homer for the Angels.
YANKEES 2, MARINERS 1: Chris Stewart hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and David Phelps matched Felix Hernandez for six innings to help New York beat Seattle. Ichiro Suzuki drew a walk from Yoervis Medina (1-2) to open the ninth and Jayson Nix sacrificed. With two outs, Stewart bounced a grounder through the left side and Suzuki scored easily against his former team to help the Yankees take three of four at Safeco Field. Mariano Rivera allowed two hits and a walk in the ninth but earned his 23rd save in 24 opportunities, extending his career record to 631.
ORIOLES 10, RAYS 7: J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones, Alexi Casilla and Nick Markakis had two RBIs apiece as Baltimore battered eight-game winner Matt Moore in beating Tampa Bay. The Orioles, held to one run and six hits in losing the first two games of the series, finished with 16 hits in this one. Moore (8-2) allowed career highs of nine runs and 12 hits over five innings in his second consecutive loss.
RANGERS 6, BLUE JAYS 4: Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning, Nelson Cruz and David Murphy also connected and Texas rallied from a four-run deficit to beat Toronto. One day after the Blue Jays beat Texas in 18 innings, Beltre hit an opposite-field shot to right off Neil Wagner for his 14th homer of the season. That helped the Rangers avoid a three-game sweep and their first four-game losing streak of the season.
WHITE SOX 4, ATHLETICS 2: Alex Rios and Tyler Flowers homered, Hector Santiago pitched into the seventh inning and Chicago beat Oakland to split their four-game series. The White Sox appear to be waking up after dropping 10 of 11 and falling into last place in the AL Central. They’ve won two in a row behind strong starts from Santiago (2-4) and John Danks, and their bats are showing some life as well.
ROYALS 2, ASTROS 0: Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer each had a run-scoring single in the eighth, Luis Mendoza pitched seven innings of four-hit ball and Kansas City beat Houston for its fifth straight win. Aaron Crow (2-1) worked a scoreless eighth to earn a victory that gave the Royals their longest winning streak since taking seven in a row form Sept. 10-17, 2011. Astros starter Lucas Harrell held the Royals to two singles by Salvador Perez in seven scoreless innings.