MLB roundup: Hanson, McCann spark win over Yankees
Associated PressATLANTA ó Rookie Tommy Hanson won his third straight start, Brian McCann had two RBIs including a solo homer and Atlanta threw consecutive shutouts for the first time in four years.
New York managed just four hits and left 12 runners on base as Chien-Ming Wang (0-6) lost his sixth straight start.
In the Yankees’ first visit to Turner Field since 2000, Atlanta’s pitching staff combined for its first consecutive shutouts since June 21-22, 2005, when it beat Florida by a combined 13-0 score.
The Yankees have lost three straight and four of six.
Red Sox 11, Nationals 3
WASHINGTON ó Jason Bay had four hits, including his 19th homer and a two-run single that helped break open the game in the eighth inning, and Jacoby Ellsbury’s had the first two-triple game of his career and two singles.
In their first regular season visit to Washington since 1971 ó when Boston great Ted Williams was managing the Senators ó the Red Sox took the lead for good on Jason Varitek’s sacrifice fly off Julian Tavarez (3-5) in the seventh. Manny Delcarmen (2-1) got the win in relief for the Red Sox, who have won 14 of 19 in June.
Tigers 5, Cubs 4
DETROIT ó Pinch-hitter Ryan Raburn hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lifting Detroit to the seesaw win.
Brandon Inge’s two-run homer in the seventh put the Tigers ahead 3-2 and they were a strike away from taking the lead into the ninth, but Chicago’s Micah Hoffpauir hit a go-ahead, two-run shot in the eighth off Joel Zumaya.
Indians 5, Pirates 4
PITTSBURGH ó Jhonny Peralta homered and drove in three runs to support rookie David Huff’s eight shutout innings and Cleveland ended a six-game losing streak.
The Indians, who blew two five-run leads and a seven-run lead during their losing streak, led 5-0 going into the ninth. The Pirates scored four runs and had the bases loaded before Adam LaRoche, who homered to start the inning, flew out to right field on a 3-2 pitch from Kerry Wood to end the game.
Grady Sizemore returned from a three-week stay on the disabled list to hit a two-run triple during a four-run second.
Blue Jays 7, Reds 5
TORONTO ó Marco Scutaro hit a two-run homer and Scott Rolen and Rod Barajas added solo shots for Toronto.
Marlins 7, Orioles 6, 12 innings
MIAMI ó Jorge Cantu singled home Emilio Bonifacio with no outs in the 12th inning and Florida snapped Baltimore’s five-game winning streak.
Ramirez hit his second career grand slam and Dan Uggla homered for Florida.
Matt Wieters homered and added an RBI single for Baltimore.
Dodgers 5, White Sox 2
CHICAGO ó Hiroki Kuroda allowed four hits in 82/3 innings and James Loney hit a two-run homer for Los Angeles.
Royals 2, Astros 1
HOUSTON ó Zack Greinke pitched eight sharp innings for his first win in almost a month and Billy Butler homered for Kansas City.
Twins 7, Brewers 3
MILWAUKEEó Joe Crede, Carlos Gomez and Brendan Harris combined to drive in six runs, all with two outs, and Minnesota beat Milwaukee in water damaged Miller Park.
National LeagueCardinals 3, Mets 0
NEW YORK ó Joel Pineiro pitched a career-best two-hitter to end a five-start losing streak for St. Louis. Albert Pujols smacked a two-run single and Pineiro matched the Mets at the plate by himself.
He doubled and scored in the third inning, then singled in the fourth.
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