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Indians destroy Royals 19-1

Indians destroy Royals 19-1

The Cleveland Indians piled on 10 runs in the fourth inning on their way to a 19-1 rout of the Kansas City Royals in the American League on Monday.
Michael Brantley's three-run homer and Travis Hafner's bases-loaded double keyed the huge inning. Brantley and Matt LaPorta each had four RBIs as the Indians racked up their biggest score for two years. LaPorta reached base five times with a walk and four hits.
Vin Mazzaro, the third Royals' pitcher, gave up a staggering 14 runs in 2 1-3 innings. After giving up 10 runs, all earned, in the fourth, Mazzaro allowed four more in the fifth before he was removed.
Kansas City starter Kyle Davies (1-6) left after walking the bases full in the first inning and retiring only one batter.
Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin (5-1) went six innings, allowing one run.
Rays 6, Yankees 5
In St. Petersburg, Sam Fuld and B.J. Upton hit two-run homers as Tampa Bay handed New York its sixth consecutive loss.
It's the first time in four years the Yankees have lost this many consecutive games.
New York starter A.J Burnett had a four-run advantage before imploding in the sixth. After Fuld homered and Matt Joyce drove in a run with a single, Upton ended Burnett's night with his two-run drive that put Tampa Bay up 6-5. Burnett (4-3) allowed six runs over 5 2-3 innings.
Rays reliever Juan Cruz (2-0) pitched a scoreless sixth for the win. Kyle Farnsworth got the final three outs for his eighth save.
Blue Jays 4, Tigers 2
In Detroit, Toronto snapped Detroit's seven-game winning streak.
Kyle Drabek (2-3) pitched seven strong innings, allowing one run. Frank Francisco pitched the ninth for his fourth save.
Toronto won the game with three runs off Joaquin Benoit (1-3) in the eighth. Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion started the inning with singles, and Aaron Hill made it 2-1 with a double.
Juan Rivera and J.P. Arencibia followed with sacrifice flies to give the Blue Jays a three-run lead.
Athletics 5, Angels, 10 innings
In Oakland, Kurt Suzuki scored from third base in the 10th inning on a fielder's choice groundball to give Oakland a narrow win over Los Angeles.
Suzuki drew a one-out walk off Los Angeles reliever Fernando Rodney (2-2), moved to second on another walk then took third on a wild pitch.
Angels left fielder Howie Kendrick was moved in to play in the infield. Mark Ellis hit a sharp grounder to Kendrick near second base. Kendrick tried to throw home but the ball sailed high as Suzuki slid across the plate.
Athletics reliever Grant Balfour (3-1) pitched one inning with three strikeouts for the win.
The A's blew a 3-0 lead then tied the game with one run in the ninth.
Red Sox 8, Orioles 7
In Boston, Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run double in the ninth inning to lift Boston over Baltimore.
Trailing 7-6 going into the inning, the Red Sox put runners at first and second on one-out walks to Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia. Gonzalez, the AL leader with 37 RBIs, then got the winning hit on the first pitch he saw from Kevin Gregg (0-1).
Alfredo Aceves (1-0) got the win, allowing one run in three innings.
Boston went over .500 for the first time this season with its fourth straight win.
Rangers 4, White Sox 0
In Chicago, Colby Lewis pitched his first career shutout to steer Texas past Chicago.
Lewis (4-4) struck out seven in his third career complete game. It was also his fourth consecutive start of at least 7 1-3 innings, improving to 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA during that sequence.
Endy Chavez had three hits for the Rangers. He had been hitless in nine at-bats since he was promoted from the minors.
White Sox starter Edwin Jackson (3-5) left with one out in the sixth as Chicago suffered its 10th loss in its past 11 home games.
Mariners 5, Twins 2
In Seattle, the hosts ended a six-game losing skid by defeating struggling Minnesota.
The Twins have lost nine straight for the first time since 1998, and fell 15 games below .500 for the first time in 11 years.
Mariners starter Michael Pineda (5-2), the American League's Rookie of the Month for April, struck out seven and walked none as he lowered his ERA to 2.45. He went to a three-ball count on just two of the 26 batters he faced.
Adam Kennedy and Carlos Peguero hit consecutive home runs in the sixth inning; the first time Seattle had done that this season.
Twins starter Scott Baker (2-3) went six innings, allowing four runs.


Updated : 2021-08-01 10:21 GMT+08:00