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MAJOR LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Peavy, Giants get to Brewers

by The Associated Press on August 31, 2014 1:39 AM

Jake Peavy took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and finished with a one-hitter over 7 2-3 innings and the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Saturday night.

The right-hander got the first out of the eighth on a nice backhand grab by third baseman Pablo Sandoval.

Mark Reynolds fought off a 1-2 pitch and flared it just over the head of Joe Panik into right field for the first Brewers hit.

Peavy (3-4) received a standing ovation from the crowd after the no-hitter was broken up. He struck out Jean Segura and was taken out of the game. He left to another standing ovation.

Peavy walked three, hit a batter and struck out eight. Jeremy Affledt gave up a hit to pinch hitter Lyle Overbay before Sergio Romo came on to strike out Carlos Gomez on three pitches.


CARDINALS 13-2, CUBS 2-7: Matt Holliday homered twice and drove in five as St. Louis beat Chicago to earn a split of a doubleheader.

The victory snapped a four-game losing streak for St. Louis, which won for just the third time in its past nine games. It’s the most runs this season for the Cardinals and the first time in seven games they scored at least three runs. Their previous high was 10, which they did twice.

Chicago is 2-3 in its past five, but has won nine of 14.

Marco Gonzales (1-2) gave up one run on three hits over a season-high six innings. His previous long outing was in his debut on June 25 when he pitched five innings against Colorado but didn’t figure in the decision in a 9-6 win for St. Louis.


PADRES 2, DODGERS 1: Alexi Amarista singled in the winning run with one out in the 10th inning and the San Diego Padres beat NL West-leading Los Angeles for the second straight time in extra innings.

The third straight extra-inning game tied the Padres’ record.

Will Venable started the winning rally with a single to center off Jamey Wright (4-4) and stole second as pinch-hitter Rymer Liriano struck out. Amarista then lofted a single into center field and Venable slid in headfirst just ahead of the throw.

Padres manager Bud Black was ejected in the top of the 10th for arguing a call that Yasiel Puig checked his swing.

Tim Stauffer (6-2) pitched the 10th for the win.


ROCKIES 2, DIAMONDBACKS 0: Rookie Tyler Matzek gave up three hits in seven innings, Matt McBride and Charlie Blackmon homered and Colorado handed Arizona’s Vidal Nuno another hard-luck loss.

Maztek (4-9) struck out four and walked three.

Nuno (2-9) allowed a run on two hits, fanned seven and walked none. After McBride’s second-inning home run, Nuno retired the next 20 before leaving after eight innings, trailing 1-0.

He is 0-4 in 10 starts since coming to Arizona in the trade that sent Brandon McCarthy to the New York Yankees. In seven of those starts, he’s allowed two or fewer runs.


MARLINS 4, BRAVES 0: Jarred Cosart pitched seven effective innings, and Miami beat Atlanta to stop a three-game losing streak.

Cosart (3-1) allowed seven hits, struck out five and walked one. The right-hander, who was acquired in acquired in a July 31 trade with Houston, is 3-0 with a sparkling 0.65 ERA in his last four starts.

Donovan Solano hit a solo homer in the first and finished with three hits for Miami. Atlanta had won three in a row.


PHILLIES 7, METS 2: Ryan Howard drove in three runs, Marlon Byrd homered and Philadelphia defeated New York.

Journeyman right-hander Jerome Williams pitched into the seventh inning to win his third straight decision since joining the last-place Phillies, who won for the seventh time in nine games. They batted around in the sixth, scoring five runs off Bartolo Colon on seven hits — all singles.

Ben Revere, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley singled to start the outburst, loading the bases for Howard. The big slugger lined yet another single to right field, driving in two for a 3-0 lead.



ASTROS 2, RANGERS 0: Scott Feldman pitched a three-hitter and Houston beat Texas.

Feldman (8-10) struck out five and walked one in his second complete game this month. He also had one Aug. 3 against Toronto, yielding one run and eight hits in that game.

The three hits allowed matched a career best for Feldman, who also threw a three-hitter against San Diego on May 1, 2013. His previous shutout was Sept. 6, 2013, against the Chicago White Sox.

Carlos Corporan doubled to put runners at second and third, and Jake Marisnick had an RBI infield single. Corporan scored on Klein’s throwing error to first.


BLUE JAYS 2, YANKEES 0: Drew Hutchison pitched seven shutout innings, Jose Bautista homered for the fourth straight game and Toronto beat New York.

Mark Teixeira’s fourth-inning double was the only hit allowed by Hutchison (9-11), who walked two and struck out nine.

Aaron Sanchez retired all six batters he faced for his first major league save as the Blue Jays improved to 8-17 in August and, at 68-67, avoided falling below .500 for the first time since May 14, when they were 20-21.

Bautista hit a two-out, two-run homer off Michael Pineda (3-3) in the first. It’s the second time in his career Bautista has connected in four consecutive games. He also did it from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, 2009.


TIGERS 8-3, WHITE SOX 4-6: Kyle Ryan pitched six scoreless innings in his major league debut, and the Detroit Tigers salvaged a split of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox with a potentially costly 8-4 victory.

Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera pulled up lame while running out a grounder in the fourth inning, forcing him from the game. The All-Star has been dealing with a sore right ankle.

In the opener, Chris Sale struck out a season-high 13, beating Max Scherzer in a matchup of All-Star aces and leading Chicago to a 6-3 win.


ORIOLES 3, TWINS 2: Chris Davis hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh, Jimmy Paredes homered and Baltimore beat Minnesota.

The Orioles have won five of their past six games and lead the Yankees by eight games in the AL East. The Twins have lost 10 of their past 14 games.

Paredes, who was called up from the minors Thursday, went 2-for-4 with his first homer and had two RBIs. Davis is batting just .188, but has five RBIs in his past two games.

Zach Britton pitched a perfect ninth for his 30th save.

Danny Santana had two hits for the Twins and has 40 for the month.


RAYS 7, RED SOX 0: Jake Odorizzi and two pitchers combined to allow Boston one hit in Tampa Bay’s win.

Coming off a start Monday night in which he gave up a career-high eight runs over four innings in a 9-1 loss at Baltimore, Odorizzi (10-11) allowed a fourth-inning single to Will Middlebrooks, three walks and struck out seven over seven innings.

Jeff Beliveau and Kirby Yates completed the one-hitter. Tampa Bay set a single-season team record with its 18th shutout this year.

Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia was shaken up and removed from the game in the second inning. It appeared Pedroia was struck in the head by the arm of Logan Forsythe as the Rays infielder was sliding head-first into second while advancing on a flyball.


INDIANS 3, ROYALS 2: Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana each had an RBI single in the 11th inning, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 victory over the sliding Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

Kansas City has lost three in a row to fall into a first-place tie with Detroit, which split a doubleheader at Chicago. Cleveland is just 3½ back in the bunched AL Central.


ANGELS 2, ATHLETICS 0: The Los Angeles Angels used eight pitchers — a franchise record for a nine-inning game — in a victory over Oakland that increased its AL West lead over the Athletics to four games.

The deficit is the largest for the A’s this season. They led the division by four games on Aug. 9 before going on their current 6-13 slide. Their only hits were infield singles by Josh Donaldson in the first and fourth, and a single by Sam Fuld in the ninth.

Cory Rasmus made his first major league start for the Angels in place of Garrett Richards, out for the season because of a torn patellar tendon in his left knee.



NATIONALS 3, MARINERS 1: Stephen Strasburg pitched into the eighth inning and Jayson Werth hit his second home run in two nights to lead Washington past Seattle.

Strasburg (11-10) went 7 2-3 innings and struck out eight, increasing his NL-leading total to 210. The right-hander also broke the Nationals’ previous single-season record of 207 set by Gio Gonzalez two years ago.

Rafael Soriano worked around two ninth-inning singles to earn his 30th save in 35 attempts.

Dustin Ackley’s home run chased Strasburg. Ackley was drafted No. 2 overall in 2009 — directly behind the Washington phenom.

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