MLB roundup: Phillies use 10-run first to pound Cincy
PHILADELPHIA ó Chase Utley hit a three-run homer and Shane Victorino and Greg Dobbs had two-run shots during a 10-run first inning, leading Philadelphia to a 22-1 victory over Cincinnati on Monday.
Cole Hamels (5-5) allowed one run and three hits in seven innings to earn his first win since shutting out the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 4.
The Phillies tied a club record for most runs in the first. They scored 10 three other times, most recently in 2002 against Montreal.
It was the most runs by Philadelphia since a 26-7 win over the New York Mets at Veterans Stadium in 1985. The 22 runs were the most in the six-year history of Citizens Bank Park.
Johnny Cueto (8-5) retired just two batters, allowing nine runs and five hits. It was the shortest outing in the right-hander’s two-year career, and his ERA rose from 2.69 to 3.45.
Jayson Werth hit a grand slam off infielder Paul Janish in the eighth inning.
Cubs 4, Braves 2
CHICAGO ó Rookie Randy Wells won his fourth straight start and Derrek Lee homered.
Wells (4-3) gave up seven hits and two runs in six innings, including a homer to Nate McLouth. Jair Jurrjens (6-7) gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings, including Lee’s 16th homer, a two-run shot in the first.
Aramis Ramirez returned to the Cubs’ lineup after missing two months with a dislocated left shoulder. He went 0-for-4.
Rockies 1, Nationals 0
DENVER ó Jason Marquis pitched eight innings for his major league-leading 11th win, and Todd Helton’s RBI double in the first provided the only run in the eighth 1-0 game at Coors Field.
Marquis (11-5) scattered seven hits and struck out three.
Astros 4, Pirates 1
HOUSTON ó Miguel Tejada and Geoff Blum drove in two runs.
Mike Hampton (5-5) allowed one run and three hits in seven innings to improve to 14-3 with a 2.20 ERA in 20 career starts against Pittsburgh dating to 1995. He has won 10 consecutive starts against the Pirates.
Giants 5, Marlins 4
SAN FRANCISCO ó All-Star hopeful Pablo Sandoval hit his first career grand slam to help Matt Cain earn his 10th victory, and the San Francisco Giants withstood a late rally by the Marlins.
Diamondbacks 6, Padres 5
PHOENIX ó Mark Reynolds singled home Justin Upton with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Upton drew a two-out walk from Cla Meredith (4-2) and stole second base before Reynolds lined a single into the left-field corner.
Athletics 6, Red Sox 0
BOSTON ó Rookie Brett Anderson threw a two-hitter, Oakland’s first complete game since last July 8, and outpitched veteran John Smoltz.
Former Red Sox star Nomar Garciaparra received a one-minute standing ovation before his first at-bat as an opponent at Fenway Park, then singled twice and drove in the first run. Anderson (5-7) struck out a career-high nine. Smoltz (0-2) gave up four runs in the fourth, including an RBI single by Garciaparra and a two-run double by Mark Ellis.
Royals 4, Tigers 3
DETROIT ó Mike Jacobs hit a go-ahead solo homer in the ninth and closer Joakim Soria held on for Kansas City’s third straight win.
Willie Bloomquist drove in three runs for the Royals.
Blue Jays 7, Yankees 6
NEW YORK ó Ricky Romero extended his scoreless streak to 24 innings before Eric Hinske homered in his Yankees debut, and Toronto avoided getting swept in a four-game set.
Alex Rios hit a three-run homer in the third off Andy Pettitte, and Scott Rolen extended his career-best hitting streak to 23 games with a two-run double in the seventh that made it 7-1.
Mariners 5, Orioles 0
SEATTLE ó Jarrod Washburn tossed a one-hitter for his ninth career complete game.
Nick Markakis had the only hit off Washburn (4-5), a two-out single in the fourth.
Angels 9, Rangers 4
ANAHEIM, Calif. ó Jeff Mathis hit a go-ahead three-run homer, Torii Hunter and Juan Rivera added two-run singles, and the Angels spoiled the return of Josh Hamilton to the Rangers’ lineup.
CHICAGO ó The Cubs have traded utilityman Ryan Freel to the Royals for a player to be named.
Freel was designated for assignment July 2 when the Cubs acquired infielder Jeff Baker.
Home run derby
NEW YORK ó Ryan Howard, Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Adrian Gonzalez will represent the National League in the All-Star home run derby next week.
The AL participants will be announced later.
CHICAGO ó The Tribune Co. has reached a written agreement to sell the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field and other assets to the family of TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts for about $900 million, a person close to the negotiations said Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO ó Randy Johnson (strained shoulder) is expected to miss at least two starts.
DETROIT ó Rookie pitcher Rick Porcello will have his next turn in the rotation skipped.
Manager Jim Leyland insisted his last two starts, in which he allowed nine earned runs, did not factor in the decision.
NEW YORK ó Left-hander Marc Rzepczynski will be brought up to make his major league debut tonight at Tampa Bay in place of Brad Mills, who has bruised ribs.