Major League Baseball: Sunday’s roundup
Sunday’s roundup …
NEW YORK ó Carlos Ruiz hit a two-out RBI double in the 11th inning and Philadelphia overcame another blown save by Brad Lidge.
Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino and Raul Ibanez each drove in a run for Philadelphia, and Ruiz neatly blocked the plate to stop Johnny Damon from scoring early.
The Phillies went 8-2 on their three-city, 10-day trip and improved to a major league-best 16-6 on the road.
Clay Condrey (4-0), the Phillies’ sixth pitcher, worked two scoreless innings.
Chase Utley got the winning rally started with a two-out walk against Brett Tomko (0-1). Utley stole second before Ruiz lined the ninth pitch of the at-bat down the third-base line.
Melky Cabrera hit a tying single off Lidge in the ninth. as the Yankees nearly rallied for their fifth walkoff win of a wildly successful 10-game homestand. New York went 8-2 in its best stretch to date at the new Yankee Stadium, and has won 10 of 12 overall.
Angels 10, Dodgers 7
LOS ANGELES ó Torii Hunter drove in three runs after a frightening collision with the center-field fence, and the Angels won the rubber game of the Freeway Series.
Rookie Jason Bulger (2-1) earned the victory, retiring all four batters he faced after relieving starter Matt Palmer with two outs in the fifth inning.
The Angels took two of three games. The teams will play in Anaheim next month.
Reds 4, Indians 3, 11 innings
CINCINNATI ó Alex Gonzalez doubled home the winning run with one out in the 11th inning and the Reds won the all-Ohio series.
The Reds took two of three. Carlos Fisher (1-0), Cincinnati’s fifth pitcher, pitched a scoreless 11th to get the win in his major league debut.
Ramon Hernandez led off the Reds’ 11th with a single against Luis Vizcaino (1-2), and pinch-runner Paul Janish moved up on Adam Rosales’ sacrifice.
Rockies 3, Tigers 1
DETROIT ó Todd Helton drove in two runs, Jason Hammel pitched into the seventh inning for his first win this season and Colorado beat Dontrelle Willis and the Tigers 3-1.
Hammel (1-3) was making his sixth start since joining the rotation in late April.
Pirates 4, White Sox 3
CHICAGO ó Jack Wilson hit a tying homer off Bobby Jenks with two outs in the ninth inning, then Delwyn Young got the go-ahead RBI single as Pittsburgh finally scored against the White Sox.
John Grabow (3-0) pitched the eighth for the win, and Matt Capps struck out the side in the ninth for his ninth save.
Royals 3, Cardinals 2
ST. LOUIS ó Brian Bannister worked six strong innings and drove in a run and pinch-hitter Mike Jacobs’ RBI single snapped a seventh-inning tie, helping the Royals avoid a three-game sweep in the I-70 interleague series.
The Royals ended a 24-inning scoreless drought and finally got to St. Louis pitching, which shut them out 5-0 each of the first two games.
Mariners 5, Giants 4
SEATTLE ó Adrian Beltre and Ken Griffey Jr. homered, leading Felix Hernandez and the Mariners.
Beltre hit a three-run homer in the fifth off Barry Zito (1-5) to give the Mariners a 5-3 lead. Franklin Gutierrez walked and Ichrio Suzuki singled prior to Beltre’s second home run of the year.
Hernandez (5-3), who had lost three of his last four starts and allowed six runs in each of the defeats, bounced back with a strong performance. He struck out 10 in eight innings.
Griffey hit a two-run homer in the first. It was his 616th career home run and fifth of the season.
Athletics 6, Diamondbacks 2
OAKLAND, Calif. ó Jason Giambi homered a day after reaching the 400 milestone and Landon Powell hit a tiebreaking shot for his first career home run as the Athletics avoided a sweep. Giambi, who on Saturday night became the 44th player in major league history with 400 homers, provided an insurance run with his seventh-inning solo drive.
Arizona had won a season-high four in a row.
Rangers 5, Astros 0
HOUSTON ó Brandon McCarthy scattered nine hits in his first career complete game and the Rangers completed a three-game sweep.
Josh Hamilton, Ian Kinsler and Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered as the AL West leaders moved nine games above .500 and extended the Astros’ losing streak to four.
Nationals 8, Orioles 5
WASHINGTON ó Adam Dunn hit two home runs, including a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning, for a career-high six RBIs and the Nationals rallied for a victory.
With Washington trailing 5-4, pinch-hitter Anderson Hernandez led off the seventh with a single against Chris Ray (0-1). Willie Harris singled, Cristian Guzman sacrificed and Ryan Zimmerman was intentionally walked to load the bases.
Marlins 5, Rays 4, 11 innings
MIAMI ó Ross Gload drove in the winning run with a one-out, bases-loaded single in the 11th inning against Lance Cormier (0-1), and the Marlins snapped a four-game losing streak.
SAN DIEGO ó Kevin Kouzmanoff homered and had four RBIs, capping the Padres’ first 9-0 homestand.
San Diego’s nine-game winning streak is the longest in the NL this season. Even so, it merely pulled the Padres back to .500.
The Cubs, whose offense disappeared during an 0-6 trip, lost their season-high seventh straight and tumbled to .500. It’s their longest losing streak since May 2006, when they lost eight straight.
Chris Young (4-2) added to the Cubs’ misery by hitting a two-run single and holding them to two runs and four hits in seven innings.
allowed five runs and eight hits in 6 1-3 innings. Ted Lilly (5-4) struck out four and walked two.
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