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MLB ROUNDUP: Davis hits 20th homer in Orioles' win

by The Associated Press on June 03, 2013 10:30 AM

Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 20th homer to ignite a three-run seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles got a strong pitching performance from rookie Kevin Gausman in a 4-2 comeback victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

Nate McLouth drove in the go-ahead run for the Orioles, who took two of three from Detroit.

Brian Matusz (2-0) got the win despite giving up a run in the seventh, Darren O’Day worked the eighth and Jim Johnson got three outs for his 18th save.


RED SOX 3, YANKEES 0: Clay Buchholz (8-0) allowed two hits in an abbreviated shutout, and Boston got home runs from David Ortiz and Jose Iglesias in a victory over New York that was stopped after 5ᄑ innings because of rain.

Boston took two of three at Yankee Stadium for the second time this season and left town with a 2ᄑ-game lead in the AL East over Baltimore.

New York has lost seven of eight and nine of 12.


ATHLETICS 2, WHITE SOX 0: Josh Donaldson’s sixth-inning sacrifice fly ended a career-best 28-inning scoreless streak by Chicago starter Chris Sale in Oakland’s victory.

Jarrod Parker (4-6) hung tough in an impressive pitchers’ duel with Sale to win back-to-back starts for the first time this year.

Sale (5-3) lost for the first time in six starts.


ASTROS 5, ANGELS 4: Carlos Pena and Carlos Corporan homered against C.J. Wilson (4-4), and Houston extended its winning streak to a season-high five games by beating Los Angeles.

Jordan Lyles (3-1), a 22-year-old right-hander who was promoted from Triple A on May 2, has a 1.90 ERA over his last four starts.


RANGERS 3, ROYALS 1: Jurickson Profar hit a tiebreaking home run with two outs in the eighth inning to lift Texas over Kansas City.

Texas starter Yu Darvish pitched seven shutout innings and left with a 1-0 lead.

Tanner Scheppers (4-0) got two outs in the eighth and Joe Nathan pitched got his 17th save.


TWINS 10, MARINERS 0: Scott Diamond (4-4) pitched six shutout innings and Josh Willingham hit one of Minnesota’s four home runs in its win over Seattle.

Chris Herrmann hit his first major league homer and Ryan Doumit and Brian Dozier also connected for the Twins. Willingham drove in three runs.

The Twins won for the seventh time in nine games.


RAYS 11, INDIANS 3: Evan Longoria and Yunel Escobar hit two-run homers as Tampa Bay beat Cleveland.

James Loney added a two-run double for the Rays and Sam Fuld wound up with a triple when his drive bounced off a ball boy. Jeremy Hellickson (3-2) allowed three runs in five innings.



DIAMONDBACKS 8, CUBS 4: Patrick Corbin became the major leagues’ first nine-game winner, laboring through six innings in Arizona’s win over Chicago.

Corbin (9-0) allowed four runs and six hits, tying the team record for consecutive wins at the start of the season, set by Brandon Webb in 2008. The Diamondbacks are 11-0 in his starts.

Edwin Jackson (1-8) gave up seven runs — five earned — a season-high 12 hits in 5 2-3 innings.


BRAVES 6, NATIONALS 3: B.J. Upton and Ramiro Pena hit home runs and Paul Maholm (7-4) won his third straight decision in Atlanta’s win over Washington.

The Braves won two of three from the Nationals and lead Washington by 6ᄑ games — the biggest advantage for any first-place team in the majors.


ROCKIES 7, DODGERS 2: Dexter Fowler hit two homers off fill-in starter Matt Magill, and Jorge De La Rosa (7-3) pitched seven effective innings in Colorado’s win over Los Angeles.

It was the second multihomer game of the season for Fowler. Todd Helton and Michael Cuddyer added solo homers as the Rockies took two of three from Los Angeles.


GIANTS 4, CARDINALS 2: Chad Gaudin (1-1) picked up a win in his first start in over three years, and Brandon Belt broke a tie with a two-run pinch-hit double to beat St. Louis and help end San Francisco’s seven-game road losing streak.


PHILLIES 7, BREWERS 5: Domonic Brown homered, tripled and drove in four runs to back the effective pitching of Cliff Lee (7-2) in Philadelphia’s win over Milwaukee.

Brown also singled and had a chance for the cycle when he came up in the seventh, but walked. He had three homers and eight RBIs against the Brewers in the weekend series.


MARLINS 11, METS 6: Marcell Ozuna drove in four runs and Greg Dobbs hit a three-run homer to help Miami complete a three-game sweep over New York.

Ed Lucas and Chris Coghlan each had four hits and two RBIs for the Marlins.

Ike Davis homered and drove in three runs, and Lucas Duda and Omar Quintanilla also hit homers for New York.

Mets starter Matt Harvey had a 1.85 ERA coming into the game, but allowed season highs in hits (10) and runs (four) in five innings.


BLUE JAYS 7, PADRES 4: Mark DeRosa hit a go-ahead homer into the second deck in left field leading off the 11th inning, and Toronto beat San Diego to avoid a three-game sweep.

Blue Jays starter Ramon Ortiz left in the third inning after appearing to hurt his right elbow.

Casey Janssen (1-0) pitched the 10th for the win. Aaron Loup pitched the 11th for his second save.

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