Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Weaver wins again, Angels complete sweep of Mariners 8-2

Weaver wins again, Angels complete sweep of Mariners 8-2

Jered Weaver won for the fourth time in five decisions, Garret Anderson had four hits and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 8-2 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep and open a five-game lead in the American League West.
Vladimir Guerrero homered and went 8-for-14 in the series as the Angels improved to 11-4 against Seattle this year. Los Angeles, seeking its third division title in four years, outscored Seattle 24-8, outhit the Mariners 43-23 and opened its biggest lead since before play on June 30.
Weaver (10-6) allowed seven hits, all singles, in eight innings while walking none and striking out five.
Athletics 5, Blue Jays 4, 11 innings
In Oakland, California, Jack Hannahan hit a game-ending single with two outs in the 11th inning to help Oakland snap a five-game losing streak.
Hannahan's big hit came after Huston Street blew a 4-2 lead in the ninth by allowing solo homers to Lyle Overbay and pinch-hitter Matt Stairs _ the first time the closer has allowed two homers in an outing in his career.
Yankees 4, Red Sox 3
At New York, Roger Clemens shut down his original team, allowing only two hits and outpitching a much younger ace in leading the New York past Josh Beckett and Boston.
Alex Rodriguez hit his major league-leading 44th home run, and the Yankees got another big hit from Johnny Damon to earn their second consecutive win in the series. New York trimmed Boston's cushion to six games in the AL East and moved within a percentage point of Seattle for the wild-card lead.
Beckett (16-6) was tagged for a career-high 13 hits by the Yankees.
Clemens (6-5) held the Red Sox hitless until David Ortiz connected for an upper-deck homer with one out in the sixth. The Rocket worked around a season-high five walks and improved to 9-5 in his career against Boston, a team he last faced in Game 7 of the 2003 AL championship series.
Tigers 5, Royals 0
At Kansas City, Missouri, Esteban German hit a go-ahead triple in a five-run first inning against Andrew Miller, and Kansas City handed Detroit only its second shutout this year.
Detroit fell 4 1/2 games behind division-leading Cleveland, matching the largest deficit of the season for the defending AL champions. Detroit, also that far out after play on June 1, has dropped the first two games of this three-game series in a stadium where the Tigers had been 14-1 in their 15 previous outings.
Miller (5-5) got only two outs in his 13th major league start, allowing five runs, five hits, two walks and two hit batters. Detroit has lost eight of its last 12 games.
Indians 4, Twins 3
At Cleveland, rookie Asdrubal Cabrera's two-run homer and Victor Martinez's solo shot in a four-run first helped C.C. Sabathia finally get win No. 15 as first-place Cleveland beat Minnesota for its fifth straight win.
Johan Santana (14-10) dropped to 0-4 this season against the Indians, already the only team to beat the All-Star three times in the same year. The left-hander gave up 10 hits, matching a career-high, but shook off an atrocious first and managed to stay in as long as Sabathia (15-7).
The Indians did their damage early against the two-time Cy Young pitching award winner and completed a three-game sweep of the Twins, who came in riding a season-high five-game winning streak.
Athletics 5, Blue Jays 4, 11 innings
At Oakland, California, Jack Hannahan hit a game-ending single with two outs in the 11th inning to help Oakland edge Toronto and snap a five-game losing streak.
Hannahan's big hit came after Huston Street blew a 4-2 lead in the ninth by allowing solo homers to Lyle Overbay and pinch-hitter Matt Stairs _ the first time the closer has allowed two homers in an outing in his career.
Marco Scutaro started the winning rally with a two-out double against Jason Frasor (1-4). Hannahan followed with a drive into the gap in left-center off Scott Downs that easily scored Scutaro with the winning run.
Ruddy Lugo (5-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win as the A's salvaged the final game of the series, avoiding their first three-game sweep at home to the Blue Jays since 1993.
Aaron Hill and Alex Rios also hit solo home runs for Toronto, which scored all of its runs on longballs.
Devil Rays 5, Orioles 4, 12 innings
At Baltimore, Dioner Navarro singled in the tiebreaking run in the 12th inning, and Tampa Bay took advantage of another meltdown by the Baltimore bullpen in handing the Orioles their eighth straight loss.
Baltimore led 4-1 in the eighth inning before Tampa Bay rallied to tie the game.
Joel Guzman opened the 12th by hitting a chopper to third off Rob Bell (3-3) that Melvin Mora hurriedly grabbed before throwing wildly to first. Guzman ended up on second, and Navarro followed with a liner off the right-field scoreboard, producing Tampa Bay's third unearned run.
Rangers 5, White Sox 4
At Arlington, Texas, Sammy Sosa hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Texas past Chicago.
Sosa hit a fly ball to center and Jerry Owens made a diving catch, but the fielder had no chance to get up and throw Ian Kinsler out at the plate. Sosa had tied the game with a pinch-hit RBI double in the seventh.
Jim Thome went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI singles for the White Sox, who have lost 15 of 18 games.
Wes Littleton (2-1), the sixth Rangers pitcher, pitched a perfect 11th for the win.
Boone Logan (2-1), allowed a run and three hits and took the loss.
END


Updated : 2021-06-17 06:38 GMT+08:00