Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 1, 2012
The baseball roundup …
SAN FRANCISCO — Angel Pagan hit a game-ending double that right fielder Jay Bruce misplayed in the wind with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the San Francisco Giants a four-game series split with a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
Buster Posey poked a pitch from Jose Arredondo (4-2) down the right-field line that bounced into the stands for a two-out double. Then Pablo Sandoval was walked intentionally to set the stage for a wild finish.
The crowd let out a sigh when Bruce drifted under Pagan’s fly ball to right until those whipping gusts along the bay carried the ball over his head. The 42,039 from the sold-out stands at AT&T Park erupted, Pagan tossed his helmet and the Giants streamed out of the dugout in celebration.
BREWERS 2, DIAMONDBACKS 1
MILWAUKEE — Pinch runner Carlos Gomez raced home following two throwing errors after he stole second base in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over Arizona.
NATIONALS 8, BRAVES 4
ATLANTA — Ryan Zimmerman homered and drove in four runs and Gio Gonzalez scuffled for his sixth straight road victory to help Washington beat Atlanta in 105-degree heat.
CARDINALS 5, PIRATES 4
ST. LOUIS — Allen Craig homered for the second time in three days and All-Star Yadier Molina also connected for the Cardinals. Pittsburgh was trying to sweep a series of at least three games in St. Louis for the first time since 1997.
CUBS 3, ASTROS 0
CHICAGO — Travis Wood pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and used some nifty baserunning to set up Anthony Rizzo’s go-ahead single as the Chicago Cubs completed a three-game sweep of Houston.
MARLINS 5, PHILLIES 2
MIAMI — Ricky Nolasco pitched seven strong innings, Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run home run, and the Miami Marlins completed a three-game sweep of struggling Philadelphia.
It was the first Marlins sweep of the Phillies since August 2009 at Citizens Bank Park.
PADRES 2, ROCKIES 0
DENVER — Kip Wells tossed seven strong innings for his first win in nearly three years, Chris Denorfia and Alexi Amarista had two hits apiece and the San Diego Padres beat Colorado.
ANGELS 10, BLUE JAYS 6
TORONTO — Rookie Mike Trout hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, Mark Trumbo and Alberto Callaspo added two-run shots and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-6.
YANKEES 4, WHITE SOX 2
NEW YORK — Robinson Cano hit a tiebreaking two-run homer after wasting a chance with the bases loaded his first time up against Gavin Floyd and New York beat the White Sox for a series split between division leaders.
INDIANS 6, ORIOLES 2
BALTIMORE — Justin Masterson pitched seven innings of five-hit ball and Shelley Duncan homered and hit two doubles for Cleveland.
TIGERS 6, RAYS 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rick Porcello allowed four hits in seven shutout innings and Austin Jackson hit a three-run homer.
RED SOX 2, MARINERS 1, 10 innings
SEATTLE — David Ortiz hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to help Boston beat Seattle and split a four-game series.
TWINS 10, ROYALS 8
MINNEAPOLIS — Trevor Plouffe homered twice, Josh Willingham and Drew Butera had one each for Minnesota.
With one run already across in the sixth, Willingham hit a three-run homer to tie the game at 5.
ATHLETICS 3, RANGERS 1
ARLINGTON, Texas — Yu Darvish threw a wild pitch that allowed the tiebreaking run and lost at home for the first time with the Texas Rangers, a 3-1 defeat against Oakland despite the Japanese ace’s 11 strikeouts in seven innings Sunday .night.
Brandon Moss homered for Oakland and left-hander Travis Blackley (2-2) picked off two runners while holding a Texas lineup filled with All-Stars to one run over seven innings.
The fifth 10-strikeout game for Darvish (10-5) matched NL All-Star pitcher R.A. Dickey for the most in the majors this year. The 11 Ks equaled his season high.
Though Darvish was left off the initial AL All-Star roster announced earlier Sunday that included seven Rangers, the right-hander is one of five pitchers who are candidates for the final spot that will be determined by fans voting online through Thursday.