Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Omar Infante finished with three hits,
including a two-run homer, and drove in three runs as Detroit claimed a 7-4
victory over Atlanta in the second of a three-game Interleague set at Comerica
Park. Jhonny Peralta added a two-run blast and Miguel Cabrera posted two hits
and two RBI for the Tigers, who have won the first two in the series and three
of four overall. Rick Porcello (1-2) gave up three runs on five hits with five
strikeouts and two walks in 6 1/3 innings. Jose Valverde tossed a perfect
ninth for his second save. Justin Upton homered and knocked in two runs for
the Braves, who received two hits and an RBI from Freddie Freeman in their
third straight defeat. Kris Medlen (1-3) was torched for 10 hits and five runs
over 5 1/3 frames.
Final Score: Baltimore 7, Oakland 3
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Nick Markakis and Adam Jones hit back-to-back
homers to highlight a four-run fourth inning as the Baltimore Orioles downed
the Oakland Athletics 7-3, at The Coliseum. Nate McLouth went 3-for-5 with a
home run and two RBI, while Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy added one RBI apiece
for the Orioles, who will go for the four-game sweep on Sunday. Chris Tillman
(1-1) gave up two runs on seven hits while striking out seven over six frames.
Jim Johnson battled out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth to earn his 10th
save of the season. Josh Donaldson went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI
and Josh Reddick drove in a run for the A's, losers in eight of their last
nine games. A.J. Griffin (2-2) was tagged for four runs on five hits while
striking out seven over seven frames to absorb the loss.
Final Score: New York 5, Toronto 4
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Travis Hafner hit a three-run homer and knocked
in four runs, lifting the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-4, on
Saturday. Vernon Wells had an RBI and scored twice for the Yankees, who have
won the first three contests of this four-game series. CC Sabathia (4-2)
continued his success against the Blue Jays, allowing four runs -- three
earned -- on nine hits over eight innings. The left-hander, who struck out
four, improved to 14-4 in 19 career starts against Toronto. Prior to the game,
New York placed catcher Francisco Cervelli and pitcher Ivan Nova on the 15-day
disabled list. Cervelli (broken right hand) and Nova (right triceps
inflammation) exited Friday's game with injuries. Jose Bautista and Brett
Lawrie hit solo homers for the Blue Jays, who got an RBI from Rajai Davis.
Toronto starter J.A. Happ gave up three runs on eight hits while striking out
five over six innings. Esmil Rogers (1-2) allowed two runs on two hits while
recording just two outs in the seventh.
Final Score: Minnesota 7, Texas 2
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Josh Willingham hit a two-run homer and
Aaron Hicks added two RBI to pace Minnesota's 7-2 win over Texas in the third
portion of a four-game series at Target Field. Wilkin Ramirez, Pedro Florimon
and Brian Dozier each knocked in a run for the Twins, who ended a three-game
losing streak. Pedro Hernandez (1-0) tossed five innings of five-hit,
scoreless ball to post his first career victory. Mitch Moreland hit a two-run
double in the ninth for the Rangers, who had won three in a row prior to
Saturday. Derek Holland (1-2) lasted seven full frames, but was charged in
defeat with five hits and four runs -- three earned -- with six strikeouts.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 10, Chicago 4
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Ben Zobrist hit a two-run homer, and Desmond
Jennings clubbed a solo shot as the Tampa Bay Rays downed the Chicago White
Sox, 10-4, in the third tilt of a four-game set at U.S. Cellular Field. Kelly
Johnson and James Loney each drove in a pair, while Jose Lobaton added one RBI
for the Rays, who had dropped the first two games of the series. Matt Moore
(5-0) dazzled Chicago hitters over six frames, giving up just one run -- an
Adam Dunn homer in the fourth -- one three hits while striking out nine.
Alexei Ramirez, Conor Gillaspie and Jordan Danks had one RBI apiece for the
White Sox, who had won three straight entering the contest. Gavin Floyd (0-4)
lasted just 2 2/3 innings before exiting with a right elbow flexor muscle
strain. He allowed two hits, including Zobrist's two-run blast.
Final Score: Boston 8, Houston 4
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Felix Doubront pitched into the seventh inning
and David Ortiz continued his prolific start to the season at the plate by
driving in three runs, as the Boston Red Sox downed the Houston Astros, 8-4,
at Fenway Park. Dubront (3-0) gave up four hits and three runs over 6 2/3
innings. The Venezuelan lefty also walked four batters and had eight
strikeouts. Ortiz, who went 2-for-3, has a 19-game hitting streak going back
to last season. That is tied for his career-best (July 17 - Aug. 6, 2002 with
Minnesota). Ortiz, who was sidelined at the start of this season due to a
right Achilles injury, is hitting .519 so far in 2013. Jacoby Ellsbury hit a
two-run single as the Red Sox won their fourth in a row and moved to the brink
of sweeping this four-game series. Brad Peacock (1-3) allowed six hits and
five runs over 3 1/3 innings. He also walked five batters.
Final Score: Kansas City 3, Cleveland 2
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Eric Hosmer walked with the bases loaded in
the seventh to force in the eventual game-winning run, as the Kansas City
Royals held off the Cleveland Indians, 3-2. Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer
for the Royals, who started a 10-game homestand on Saturday. Kansas City
starter Ervin Santana (3-1) tossed seven scoreless innings to pick up the win.
The right-hander gave up six hits while striking out five. Scott Kazmir (0-1)
allowed two runs on five hits over five innings for the Indians, who have lost
two straight since a three-game winning streak. He had four strikeouts to
surpass 1,000 for his career.
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