MLB scores: Indians edge Tigers in wild extra-innings hitfest
The Cleveland Indians pound on Asdrubal Cabrera after he scored the game-winning run after Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Al Alburquerque balked in the 13th inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Cleveland. The Indians defeated the Tigers 11-10.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, May 22, 2014 7:57AM EDT
CLEVELAND -- Asdrubal Cabrera scored on Al Alburquerque bases-loaded balk in the 13th inning to give the Cleveland Indians an 11-10 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.
Alex Avila's two-out homer in the top of the inning put Detroit ahead, but the Indians scored twice for their second walk-off win in the three-game sweep.
Mike Aviles led off with a single against Phil Coke (0-1) and took second on Michael Bourn's sacrifice. After Asdrubal Cabrera was hit by a pitch, Michael Brantley lined a single to left for his fourth hit that scored Aviles, who slid home before Rajai Davis' throw.
After a groundout, Alburquerque relieved and pinch-hitter Yan Gomes was walked intentionally to load the bases. Ryan Raburn took the first pitch for a ball. As Alburquerque went into his stretch, he appeared to move his leg and then stopped, and was called for the balk.
Josh Tomlin (3-1), the Indians' ninth pitcher, worked the final three innings.
David Murphy's two-run homer for Cleveland in the ninth off Joe Nathan tied it.
Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera and manager Brad Ausmus were ejected in the sixth inning by plate umpire Tim Timmons for arguing balls and strikes.
RANGERS 4, MARINERS 3
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Nick Tepesch won for the first time in more than 10 months, Shin-Soo Choo hit a tie-breaking home run, and Texas defeated Seattle.
Choo led off the fifth with his homer into the bullpen in left-centre. Joakim Soria pitched a perfect inning for his eighth save.
Tepesch (1-0) went 6 1-3 innings for his first win since last July 5. He allowed five hits and two walks.
Texas scored three runs in the first inning against former Rangers right-hander Chris Young (3-2). Elvis Andrus hit a two-run homer for the Rangers.
Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer for Seattle.
BLUE JAYS 6, RED SOX 4
BOSTON (AP) -- Edwin Encarnacion had two homers for the second straight game, and Toronto sent the Red Sox to their sixth consecutive loss.
Encarnacion has seven homers in his last six games. He is the first Toronto player to have four multi-homer games in a month, and the first major-leaguer to do so since Troy Tulowitzki in September of 2010.
Drew Hutchison (3-3) allowed one run in 5 1-3 innings for Toronto, which has won seven of its last nine games. The Blue Jays have won three consecutive series. Casey Janssen pitched the ninth for his fifth save.
Xander Bogaerts had three hits, including two doubles, for Boston. Clay Buchholz (2-4) allowed four earned runs in 4 2-3 innings.
ROYALS 3, WHITE SOX 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Jeremy Guthrie, Wade Davis and Greg Holland combined on a four-hitter and Kansas City rallied in the eighth inning to avoid being swept in a three-game series.
The White Sox had scored 14 runs and hit five home runs in the first two games.
Guthrie, who is winless in seven starts since an April 9 victory over Tampa Bay, left after seven innings with the score 1-1. He gave up three hits, walked two and struck out two.
Wade Davis (3-1) struck out two in a flawless eighth and has tossed 10 scoreless innings in his last nine appearances. Greg Holland logged his 13th save in 14 chances, but not before giving up a single to Dayan Viciedo and walking Adam Dunn in the ninth.
ATHLETICS 3, RAYS 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Brandon Moss hit a solo homer for Oakland's only hit and the Athletics took advantage of the sloppy Rays.
Oakland scored twice on two errors and a pair of walks in the second inning, helping the A's win for the first time since at least 1914 while getting only one hit, according to the team.
Moss hit his 10th home run -- and 11th extra-base hit in seven games -- off Erik Bedard in the fourth inning. Oakland's fifth straight victory, coupled with Detroit's loss earlier Wednesday, gave the A's the best record in the major leagues at 30-16.
Tommy Milone (2-3) gave up two runs in 5 2-3 innings for the A's, who have won 11 of 12.
Bedard (2-2) pitched 5 1-3 innings for the Rays. Four Rays relievers finished the one-hitter.
ANGELS 2, ASTROS 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Jered Weaver pitched a two-hitter for his first complete game in nearly two years and Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead home run in the sixth for Los Angeles.
Weaver (5-3) went the distance for the 12th time in 241 career starts and first time since Aug. 6, 2012, when he beat the Athletics 4-0 with a four-hitter. The three-time All-Star struck out five, walked one and retired 17 of his last 19 batters -- including 10 straight after giving up a leadoff homer to George Springer in the fourth. Weaver is 5-1 with a 1.70 ERA over his last seven starts.
Collin McHugh (2-3) lost his third straight decision over four starts despite allowing just two runs and four hits in seven innings.
REDS 2, NATIONALS 1
WASHINGTON -- Alfredo Simon settled down after a rough start and came back after a 61-minute rain delay to win his sixth game, allowing one run over seven innings Thursday in the Cincinnati Reds' 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Simon gave up a leadoff homer to Denard Span in the first, worked out of a jam in the second, then allowed only three more baserunners as the Reds finished a road trip by taking two of three from Washington.
Simon (6-2) threw two innings after the storm that interrupted the game for just over an hour. Jonathan Broxton handled the eighth, and Aroldis Chapman pitched a one-two-three ninth for his third save, hitting 103 mph on the stadium's radar gun on a pitch while striking out Danny Espinosa.
Brandon Phillips and Brayan Pena had RBI singles in the fourth against Tanner Roark (3-2), who allowed six hits and two runs -- one unearned -- over six innings for the Nationals.
BREWERS 6, BRAVES 1
ATLANTA (AP) -- Mark Reynolds hit a first-inning grand slam, Kyle Lohse combined with Francisco Rodriguez on a five-hitter and the Brewers ended a four-game losing streak.
Carlos Gomez added a two-run homer in the fourth for Milwaukee.
Lohse (6-1) was sharp in going eight innings to win his sixth straight decision. He gave up one run on four hits with no walks and eight strikeouts. Lohse's only loss of the season came against the Braves on April 1.
After being shut out 5-0 Tuesday night, the Brewers skipped batting practice Wednesday and then jumped on Ervin Santana (4-2) in the first inning. Gomez singled, Scooter Gennett doubled and Jonathan Lucroy took a one-out walk before Reynolds' third career grand slam -- a line drive over the left-field wall.
Reynolds snapped a 0-for-12 streak with his ninth homer.
GIANTS 5, ROCKIES 1
DENVER (AP) -- Hunter Pence hit one of San Francisco's three solo homers and reliever Yusmeiro Petit threw three sharp innings after starter Matt Cain left with a strained right hamstring.
Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Crawford also connected for the NL West-leading Giants, who won at Coors Field for just the fifth time in 15 games dating back to last season.
Cain didn't allow a hit through three innings, before giving way to Petit (3-1). He and four other relievers limited the best offensive team in the majors to just five hits.
Jhoulys Chacin (0-3) worked 5 2-3 innings and allowed three runs, including a homer to Pence in the fourth and another to Sandoval two innings later.
MARLINS 14, PHILLIES 5
MIAMI (AP) -- Marcell Ozuna hit a grand slam and drove in five runs to help power Miami.
Christian Yelich, Garrett Jones, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia each drove in two runs for the Marlins, who have the best home record (18-6) in baseball.
Nathan Eovaldi (3-2) allowed three runs--one earned--and 10 hits in six innings for Miami.
Ozuna's first career grand slam and seventh home run of the season broke the game open in the seventh inning. Miami led 6-3 with two outs before Jeff Manship loaded the bases and Ozuna smacked a pitch over the left-field wall.
Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick (0-5) came into the game with a 10-game winning streak against the Marlins, but lost his 10th consecutive game overall.
DODGERS 4, METS 3
NEW YORK (AP) -- Adrian Gonzalez homered for the third straight game, Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez hit back-to-back shots for Los Angeles.
Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-2) came off the disabled list and pitched the Dodgers to their 11th victory in 12 meetings with the Mets dating to July 1, 2012. Ramirez drove in two runs and Los Angeles enjoyed most of the vocal support from the 23,721 fans at Citi Field, many of whom turned out to cheer Ryu.
The lefty from South Korea, sidelined since late April with shoulder inflammation, improved to 4-0 in five starts away from home this season.
Eric Campbell hit his first major league homer for the sputtering Mets, who fell to 5-14 in May with their sixth loss in seven games. David Wright, Juan Lagares and Wilmer Flores each had three of New York's 13 hits.
Jacob deGrom (0-2) gave up three solo homers over six innings in his second big league start. Pitching in place of injured Dillon Gee, the shaggy-haired right-hander wasn't quite as effective as last Thursday, when deGrom went seven innings in a 1-0 loss to the New York Yankees.
CARDINALS 3, DIAMONDBACKS 2, 12 innings
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Arizona shortstop Chris Owings threw wildly to the plate on a bases-loaded grounder in the 12th inning, allowing Matt Holliday to score the winning run for St. Louis.
The Cardinals cut down the go-ahead run at the plate in the 10th on Daniel Descalso's perfect relay throw from down the left field line to nail Ender Inciarte trying to score from first on Paul Goldschmidt's two-out double.
Holliday walked off Trevor Cahill (1-6) to start the 12th. Matt Adams doubled and Yadier Molina was walked intentionally. Allen Craig hit a grounder and Owings had plenty of time for a force play of the plate but his throw eluded catcher Miguel Montero.
Seth Maness (2-2) allowed a hit in the 12th for the Cardinals.
YANKEES 4, CUBS 2, 13 INNINGS
CHICAGO (AP) -- Brendan Ryan scored on a wild pitch before John Ryan Murphy capped a two-run 13th inning with an RBI single, and New York beat the Cubs after Chicago wasted another dominant start by Jeff Samardzija.
New York scored two in the ninth against Hector Rondon to wipe out a 2-0 deficit. Samardzija pitched four-hit ball over seven innings.
Ryan started the winning rally with a leadoff single against Jose Veras (0-1). Yangervis Solarte walked, and the runners moved up on a sacrifice bunt by Preston Claiborne (2-0) toward third.
Ryan came home when Veras threw a pitch over Murphy's head, and Murphy drove in Solarte with a single to right to make it 4-2. The Yankees had runners on second and third with two out when Derek Jeter grounded out to end the rally.
Claiborne got the win, pitching 1 2-3 scoreless innings, and David Robertson worked the 13th for his ninth save in nine chances.
He gave up a one-out single to Welington Castillo but retired Nate Schierholtz on a fly and struck out John Baker to end the game after 4 hours, 39 minutes.
PIRATES 9, ORIOLES 8
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Tony Sanchez's tiebreaking single scored Starling Marte in the bottom of the seventh to put Pittsburgh ahead to stay.
Andrew McCutchen went 3 for 4 with an RBI and his first two extra-base hits in more than two weeks for Pittsburgh, which won for only the third time in its past nine games. Marte and Ike Davis had three hits and two RBIs apiece for the Pirates.
Bryan Morris (4-0) earned the victory after allowing the Orioles to tie the game in the top of the seventh. Mark Melancon worked a perfect ninth for his seventh save.
Nelson Cruz hit his 14th homer of the season and drove in three runs for the Orioles. Nick Markakis, Chris Davis and JJ Hardy had two hits and one RBI apiece but Baltimore left 10 men on base and Ryan Webb (2-1) allowed Sanchez's sharp single to right in the seventh shortly after the Orioles had rallied to tie the game.
TWINS 2, PADRES 0
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Phil Hughes threw seven shutout innings and Trevor Plouffe homered for Minnesota.
Padres starter Tyson Ross (5-4) nearly matched Hughes, allowing one run on three hits over seven innings, walking three and striking out eight.
Chris Parmelee's sacrifice fly to left in the sixth scored Joe Mauer and Plouffe hit his third home run in the eighth.
Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth to collect his 14th save in 16 chances.
Hughes (5-1) came over from the Yankees in the off-season, signing a $24 million, three-year deal. He won his fifth straight decision and didn't walk a batter for the fifth consecutive start, while striking out seven.
The Padres have been shut out eight times, tops in the majors.