MLB roundup: Braves win against Lincecum
ATLANTA ó Jair Jurrjens gave up three hits in 72/3 innings, Yunel Escobar hit a three-run homer and the surging Braves beat Tim Lincecum and San Francisco 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Escobar’s third-inning homer gave the Braves the 4-0 lead over Lincecum, who lost for the first time in five weeks and the first time in six career starts against Atlanta.
The Braves are 6-1 since the All-Star break and are 10-3 in their last 13 games.
Nationals 3, Mets 1
WASHINGTON ó Craig Stammen pitched into the eighth inning, Josh Willingham hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the sixth inning.
New York has scored one run or been shut out in 12 of 27 games since Carlos Beltran went on the disabled list on June 22.
Mets reliever Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) faced one batter, retiring Ryan Zimmerman on a grounder to short in the eighth.
Parnell, who hasn’t been charged with allowing a run in nine July appearances, has a 4.10 ERA.
Cubs 10, Phillies 5
PHILADELPHIA ó Aramis Ramirez and Jeff Baker had two-run doubles as the Cubs snapped the Phillies’ 10-game winning streak.
Astros 4, Cardinals 3
HOUSTON ó Miguel Tejada singled in the winning run in the ninth as the Astros completed a three-game sweep of the Cardinals.
Marlins 5, Padres 0
SAN DIEGO ó Ricky Nolasco struck out 10 and combined with three relievers on a three-hitter.
Jeremy Hermida homered leading off the second against Josh Geer. It was the major league-leading 24th home run allowed by Geer (1-6), who has allowed one in eight straight starts.
Rockies 4, Diamondbacks 3
DENVER ó Todd Helton hit a go-ahead homer off Scott Schoeneweis (1-2) in the eighth inning.
Pirates 8, Brewers 7
PITTSBURGH ó Brandon Moss hit Pittsburgh’s season-high fifth homer of the game leading off the ninth inning. Ryan Doumit homered twice and Garrett Jones and Andrew McCutchen also went deep.
Yankees 6, Orioles 4
NEW YORK ó A.J. Burnett won his fourth straight decision and New York earned its sixth straight win.
Nick Swisher capped the early outburst with a two-run single.
Athletics 16, Twins 1
OAKLAND, Calif. ó Rajai Davis drove in four runs, Scott Hairston hit a three-run homer and the A’s jumped all over Minnesota starter Glen Perkins in their highest scoring game in nearly two years.
The A’s led 12-1 after two innings.
Mariners 2, Tigers 1
DETROIT ó Russell Branyan hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning to give Felix Hernandez (11-3) and Seattle the victory.
Blue Jays 10, Indians 6
TORONTO ó Marco Scutaro hit two of Toronto’s season-high five home runs and matched his career-high with four RBIs. Four solo shots came off Carl Pavano (8-8).
Red Sox trades
ARLINGTON, Texas ó Boston traded shortstop Julio Lugo and cash to St. Louis for outfielder Chris Duncan, announcing the swap hours after they acquired first baseman Adam LaRoche from Pittsburgh for two minor leaguers.
LaRoche hit .247 with 12 homers and 40 RBIs for Pittsburgh, which will receive Double-A shortstop Argenis Diaz and Class-A right-hander Hunter Strickland.
INDIANAPOLIS ó Taylor Mattingly, son of former New York Yankees star first baseman Don Mattingly, was arraigned on misdemeanor charges of shoving his mother, Kim, and spitting in her face after she allegedly sent him a text message insulting him, his girlfriend and his father.
The affidavit states that Taylor Mattingly said his mother had been drinking and that when she gets drunk she calls him and makes rude comments. Kim and Don Mattingly filed for divorce in 2007.
WASHINGTON ó The New York Mets plan to investigate reports that vice president of player development Tony Bernazard challenged members of their Double-A Binghamton affiliate to fight him during a postgame tirade.