Major League Roundup: Monday’s games
PHILADELPHIA ó Cliff Lee hit double-digit strikeouts for the sixth time this season, fanning 10 in seven shutout innings and leading the Phillies to a 3-1 win over the Dodgers.
Lee (5-5) bounced back from one of his worst starts of the season with one of his best. He allowed seven hits and walked only one, while continuing to strike out batters at a career-best rate. He has 15 career games with double-digit strikeouts ó six this season.
Ryan Madson, who played Class A ball in Kannapolis for the Piedmont Boll Weevils, allowed Andre Ethier’s RBI groundout in the ninth before finishing for his 13th save.
Brewers 7, Marlins 2
MIAMI ó Prince Fielder homered and drove in four runs to help the Milwaukee Brewers complete their first four-game sweep since August 2008 by beating the Florida Marlins 7-2 Monday.
Zack Greinke (5-1) allowed two runs in seven innings. He won his fifth straight and lowered his ERA to 4.83.
Reds 8, Cubs 2
CINCINNATI ó Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer and drove in four overall, and the Reds sent the frustrated Cubs to their seventh straight loss.
BALTIMORE ó Brian Matusz and three relievers combined on a seven-hitter, and the Baltimore Orioles beat Oakland 4-2 Monday night to extend the Athletics’ losing streak to a season-high seven games.
Twins 6, Indians 4
CLEVELAND ó Scott Baker survived a shaky start and Matt Tolbert drove in two runs as the Twins extended their season-high winning streak to five games with a win over the falling-fast Indians, who lost their fifth in a row.
Josh Tomlin (7-3) lasted six innings for the Indians, who led the AL Central by seven games as recently as May 23 but dropped their seventh straight at home.
White Sox 3, Mariners 1
CHICAGO ó Paul Konerko homered and John Danks pitched into the eighth for his first victory of the season, leading the Sox to a win over the Mariners.
The White Sox beat the Mariners for the ninth straight time at U.S. Cellular Field and are 13-1 at home against Seattle dating to August 18, 2008. The White Sox also matched a record for the consaecutive home wins against the Mariners.
Tigers 13, Rangers 7
ARLINGTON, Texas ó Brennan Boesch had two of Detroit’s four home runs while setting career highs with five hits and five RBIs, and Max Scherzer pitched just long enough for his first win in nearly a month