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Verlander wins 22nd; Martinez, Tigers slam Indians

Verlander wins 22nd; Martinez, Tigers slam Indians

Justin Verlander won his 10th straight start and earned his 22nd victory overall when Victor Martinez hit a late grand slam that sent the Detroit Tigers over the Cleveland Indians 8-6 on Wednesday.
Verlander (22-5) gave up two two-run homers to Shelley Duncan and trailed 4-2 before Detroit rallied against Justin Masterson (11-9) and the Indians' bullpen.
The slam by Martinez highlighted a five-run seventh inning.
Verlander leads the majors in wins and is 20-2 since May 1. He gave up four runs and three hits in six innings, striking out eight.
Jose Valverde pitched a perfect ninth for his 42nd save, tying the team record sent by Todd Jones in 2000. Valverde has not blown a save this year.
Athletics 7, Royals 0
At Oakland, California, Guillermo Moscoso held Kansas City hitless until rookie Salvador Perez singled with two outs in the eighth inning.
Moscoso (8-8) wound up allowing two hits in 8 2-3 innings. The right-hander walked one and struck out four in his 18th major league start.
Moscoso set an Oakland record by retiring 30 consecutive hitters _ the final 13 against Seattle last Friday and the first 17 against the Royals. He walked Kansas City's Alcides Escobar with two outs in the sixth.
Perez broke up the no-hit bid by lining a clean, opposite-field field single to right.
Jemile Weeks had four hits and drove in a run for the A's, who won for the fifth time in seven games. Sizemore doubled home two runs and Hideki Matsui, Josh Willingham and Adam Rosales also drove in runs.
Orioles 5, Yankees 4, 11 innings
At New York, Baltimore's Mark Reynolds hit a tiebreaking single in the 11th inning after striking out four times in a win over New York.
Less than 11 hours after the Yankees completed a rain-delayed victory, the teams were back at it. The showers returned, too, though the game started on time and was never interrupted.
Nolan Reimold hit a two-run homer off A.J. Burnett and the Orioles took advantage of four Yankees errors.
New York put runners at the corners with two outs in the bottom of the 11th. but pinch-hitter Eric Chavez hit into a forceout to end the game after 4 hours, 23 minutes.
Pedro Strop (1-1) worked 1 1-3 scoreless innings and Jim Johnson got three outs for his third save.
Rays 5, Rangers 4, 10 innings
At St. Petersburg, Florida, Desmond Jennings homered off the first pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning as Tampa Bay edged Texas.
Jennings won the game with his ninth homer of the season off Mark Lowe (2-3).
Texas tied it at 4 in the ninth when Ian Kinsler hit his second homer of the game. Kinsler's 28th home run came with one out against Tampa Bay closer Kyle Farnsworth. Kinsler has seven homers in his last seven games.
The win was the 1,000th overall for the Tampa Bay franchise. The Rays have lost 1,245.
Jake McGee (2-1) allowed a single during a scoreless 10th for the victory.
Ben Zobrist put the Rays ahead 2-0 with a two-run double in the first. He joined Milwaukee's Ryan Braun as the only big leaguers to have 100 doubles, 50 stolen bases and 50 homers over the last three seasons.


Updated : 2021-04-11 23:44 GMT+08:00