August 29, 2014 in Sports

Thursday’s baseball summaries

 

American

Tigers 3, Yankees 2

Alex Avila hit an RBI single off the wall in right field with two out in the bottom of the ninth, giving Detroit a victory over visiting New York. A day after David Price gave up nine straight hits, the Tigers sent Kyle Lobstein to the mound for his first major league start. The rookie performed well, allowing one earned run in six innings. Then Detroit’s bullpen held off New York until the Tigers scored in the ninth off Shawn Kelley (2-5). Victor Martinez led off with a double through a shifted infield, then Kelley walked J.D. Martinez before striking out Nick Castellanos and pinch-hitter Torii Hunter. Avila followed with a drive to right that Ichiro Suzuki couldn’t quite get to. Kelley flung his glove to the ground as soon as Avila connected. Phil Coke (2-2) got one out for the win.

New York ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
Ellsbury cf 401100.285
Jeter ss 400000.265
Prado 2b 411000.275
Teixeira 1b 200020.229
Beltran dh 402000.245
McCann c 400101.236
Headley 3b 300001.243
Gardner lf 300000.268
Ze.Wheeler rf 211000.262
I.Suzuki ph-rf 100001.288
Totals 3125223
Detroit ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
R.Davis cf 402100.282
Kinsler 2b 300010.278
Mi.Cabrera 1b 400001.304
V.Martinez dh 401000.327
Holaday pr 010000.246
J.Martinez rf 300012.308
Castellanos 3b 411002.263
D.Kelly lf 211010.248
Tor.Hunter ph 100001.278
Avila c 301201.220
An.Romine ss 200000.214
Carrera ph 100001.220
Suarez ss 000000.255
Totals 3136338
New York 001100000—250
Detroit 010010001—361

E—Castellanos (12). LOB—New York 4, Detroit 6. 2B—Beltran (22), V.Martinez (26). RBIs—Ellsbury (62), McCann (57), R.Davis (43), Avila 2 (38). SB—Kinsler (15). SF—Avila. RLISP—New York 2; Detroit 2. RMU—McCann, Mi.Cabrera, An.Romine. GIDP—McCann. DP—Detroit 1.

New York IPHRERBBSOERA
Kuroda 7422143.88
Betances 1000121.50
Kelley L,2-5 2/3211124.60
Detroit IPHRERBBSOERA
Lobstein 6421103.09
B.Hardy 11/3000011.91
Chamberlain 11/3000113.40
Coke W,2-2 1/3100014.17

IR-S—Coke 1-0. WP—Kuroda. T—2:54. A—42,647 (41,681).

Orioles 5, Rays 4

J.J. Hardy singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh, and Baltimore beat visiting Tampa Bay to lengthen its lead in the A.L. East. Steve Pearce homered for the Orioles, who took three of four from the sinking Rays. The victory, combined with the Yankees’ loss to Detroit, put Baltimore seven games ahead of New York with 30 games remaining. With the score 4-all in the seventh, Nelson Cruz doubled with two outs off Kirby Yates (0-2). After Chris Davis received an intentional walk, Hardy hit an opposite-field bloop to right that gave the Orioles their first lead. Andrew Miller (4-5) pitched 1 2/3 hitless innings and Zach Britton worked a perfect ninth for his 29th save. Evan Longoria homered and drove in two runs for the Rays, who lost their second road series in the last 11.

Tampa Bay ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
De.Jennings cf 412000.244
Zobrist 2b-lf 311010.279
Joyce lf 211100.272
Frsythe ph-2b 100000.235
Longoria 3b 311201.255
Loney 1b 402101.286
Myers dh 300011.216
Y.Escobar ss 300000.251
J.Molina c 300001.182
Guyer ph 100000.267
Kiermaier rf 300002.267
Rodriguez ph 100000.225
Totals 3147426
Baltimore ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
Markakis rf 511001.281
Pearce 1b 421112.290
A.Jones cf 312010.288
N.Cruz lf 412000.256
C.Davis 3b 300110.188
Flaherty 3b 000000.195
J.Hardy ss 402101.282
Clevenger dh 200001.234
Young ph-dh 100010.300
C.Joseph c 402001.230
Schoop 2b 301001.218
Totals 33511347
Tampa Bay 200020000—472
Baltimore 20002010x—5110

E—Y.Escobar 2 (14). LOB—Tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 9. 2B—De.Jennings (30), Loney (24), N.Cruz (24), Schoop (16). HR—Longoria (17); Pearce (16). RBIs—Joyce (50), Longoria 2 (76), Loney (61), Pearce (37), C.Davis (63), J.Hardy (45). SB—A.Jones (7), N.Cruz (4). S—Schoop. SF—Joyce, Longoria. RLISP—Tampa Bay 3; Baltimore 5. RMU—Zobrist, C.Davis. GIDP—Forsythe. DP—Tampa Bay 1; Baltimore 1.

Tampa Bay IPHRERBBSOERA
Hellickson 41/3843222.98
Beliveau 12/3000131.69
Yates L,0-2 2/3211113.54
Jo.Peralta 11/3100013.76
Baltimore IPHRERBBSOERA
B.Norris 6644254.00
Brach 1/3100002.45
A.Miller W,4-5 12/3000012.03
Britton S,29-32 1000001.95

IR-S—Beliveau 3-2, Jo.Peralta 2-0, A.Miller 1-0. IBB—C.Davis. HBP—Y.Escobar. T—3:26. A—16,915 (45,971).

Astros 4, Rangers 2

Jason Castro hit a grand slam, Collin McHugh threw seven solid innings and host Houston beat Texas. McHugh (7-9) earned his third straight win, allowing two runs and eight hits while striking out six. In his six August starts, McHugh gave up eight runs over 37 2/3 innings. Castro snapped an 0-for-20 slump with a single in the second. In the fifth, he wiped out Texas’ 2-0 lead. Jose Altuve singled in the Houston fifth and Chris Carter walked, finishing starter Nick Tepesch. Dexter Fowler reached on an infield single to set up Castro’s second career grand slam, a drive off Ramon Mendez (0-1). Josh Fields pitched the eighth and Tony Sipp worked the ninth for his second save.

Texas ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
L.Martin cf 412000.274
Andrus ss 402002.268
Carp 1b 300100.175
A.Beltre 3b 401002.325
Adduci rf 200001.173
Robertson rf 201000.296
Arencibia dh 400000.170
Odor 2b 400001.245
Choice lf 300002.168
Chirinos c 312000.236
Totals 3328108
Houston ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
Ma.Gonzalez ss 301010.265
Altuve 2b 411000.332
Carter dh 311012.230
Fowler cf 411000.273
J.Castro c 312410.227
Krauss lf 300010.199
Singleton 1b 400001.182
Dominguez 3b 301001.223
Marisnick rf 200000.261
Totals 2947444
Texas 101000000—280
Houston 00004000x—470

LOB—Texas 6, Houston 7. 2B—Chirinos (14). HR—J.Castro (13). RBIs—Carp (13), J.Castro 4 (50). SF—Carp. RLISP—Texas 4; Houston 5. GIDP—Carp, Altuve, Fowler. DP—Texas 2; Houston 1.

Texas IPHRERBBSOERA
Tepesch 41/3522314.44
Mendez L,0-1 12/3222121.90
Klein 1000012.70
Sh.Tolleson 1000002.86
Houston IPHRERBBSOERA
McHugh W,7-9 7822062.99
Fields H,8 1000004.73
Sipp S,2-3 1000023.21

IR-S—Mendez 2-2. HBP—M.Dominguez, Marisnick, Choice. WP—McHugh. T—3:04. A—16,399 (42,060).

Indians 3, White Sox 2

Carlos Carrasco pitched into the seventh and Michael Bourn had two triples among his three hits, leading Cleveland to a victory over host Chicago. Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley each singled in a run for the Indians, who have won four of five and 11 of 16 overall to remain in the hunt for an A.L. wild card. Alexei Ramirez had two hits for the White Sox, and John Danks (9-9) pitched six solid innings. Carrasco (6-4) allowed one runs and four hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Cleveland ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
Bourn cf 513001.272
J.Ramirez ss 512100.254
Brantley lf 401111.307
C.Santana 1b 300021.227
Kipnis 2b 301110.252
Aviles 3b 401000.252
Walters dh 400001.182
T.Holt rf 200000.320
Dickerson ph-rf 200002.227
R.Perez c 411003.278
Totals 3639349
Chicago ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
Eaton cf 311010.305
Al.Ramirez ss 412002.286
J.Abreu 1b 401100.312
A.Dunn dh 401102.221
Garcia pr-dh 000000.176
A.Garcia rf 400002.229
Gillaspie 3b 400001.304
Flowers c 401003.234
De Aza lf 200000.245
Viciedo ph-lf 200001.233
C.Sanchez 2b 300000.276
Totals 34262111
Cleveland 100001100—392
Chicago 001000010—260

E—Aviles (6), R.Perez (2). LOB—Cleveland 10, Chicago 6. 3B—Bourn 2 (9). RBIs—J.Ramirez (8), Brantley (83), Kipnis (40), J.Abreu (97), A.Dunn (51). SB—J.Ramirez (4), Brantley (16), Kipnis (20), Eaton (13), Al.Ramirez (19), Le.Garcia (11). RLISP—Cleveland 6; Chicago 4. RMU—J.Ramirez, Brantley, A.Dunn.

Cleveland IPHRERBBSOERA
Carrasco W,6-4 62/3411173.01
Rzpczynski H,11 1/3000003.02
Shaw H,18 2/3110002.42
Allen S,18-19 11/3100041.71
Chicago IPHRERBBSOERA
Joh.Danks L,9-9 6522254.88
Belisario 2/3311016.05
D.Webb 11/3000113.68
Cleto 1100124.64

IR-S—Rzepczynski 1-0, Allen 2-1, D.Webb 2-0. IBB—Brantley. T—3:18. A—13,016 (40,615).

Twins 11, Royals 5 (10)

Jordan Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, including a two-run single in the 10th as Minnesota defeated Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri. Bruce Chen (2-4), the sixth pitcher for the A.L. Central-leading Royals, gave up five hits and walked two in the 10th. Eduardo Nunez singled home the go-ahead run and Brian Dozier added a two-run double. Kurt Suzuki capped the burst with an RBI double, his third hit of the game and second double. Schafer had three hits and extended his hitting streak to eight games. Anthony Swarzak (3-1) picked up the victory.

Minnesota ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
Da.Santana cf 501010.317
Dozier 2b 523311.240
K.Suzuki c 613100.293
K.Vargas dh 600102.312
Arcia rf 512101.228
Plouffe 3b 410011.249
Parmelee 1b 321010.245
Mauer ph-1b 010010.273
Nunez ss 411101.253
J.Schafer lf 523401.328
Totals 4311141157
Kansas City ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
Aoki rf 301010.264
J.Dyson cf 200000.289
A.Escobar ss 521000.273
A.Gordon lf 522200.282
B.Butler 1b 302120.278
S.Perez c 502100.266
Willingham dh 400011.217
L.Cain cf-rf 412010.300
Moustakas 3b 501000.208
C.Colon 2b 501101.308
Totals 41512552
Minnesota 2002010006—11140
Kansas City 2001101000—5121

E—A.Escobar (13). LOB—Minnesota 8, Kansas City 11. 2B—Dozier (30), K.Suzuki 2 (26), Parmelee (9), J.Schafer (5). 3B—Arcia (3), A.Escobar (5). HR—A.Gordon (17). RBIs—Dozier 3 (61), K.Suzuki (52), K.Vargas (24), Arcia (42), Nunez (19), J.Schafer 4 (9), A.Gordon 2 (61), B.Butler (57), S.Perez (58), C.Colon (4). SB—J.Schafer (10), A.Escobar (26), L.Cain 2 (23). CS—Dozier (7). S—Nunez. RLISP—Minnesota 4; Kansas City 6. RMU—Da.Santana, K.Vargas, Nunez, C.Colon. GIDP—Willingham. DP—Minnesota 1.

Minnesota IPHRERBBSOERA
Milone 51/3944204.21
Pressly 2/3111202.60
Burton 1000114.19
Fien 1000003.38
Duensing 1/3000003.21
Swarzak W,3-1 2/3100003.95
Perkins 1100012.72
Kansas City IPHRERBBSOERA
Guthrie 6955254.43
Bueno 2/3000004.03
Frasor 1/3000002.97
K.Herrera 1000011.45
G.Holland 1000101.72
Chen L,2-4 1566217.45

IR-S—Pressly 1-0, Burton 1-0, Frasor 1-0. IBB—Plouffe. WP—Perkins. T—3:50. A—17,219 (37,903).

Angels 4, A’s 3 (10)

Howie Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and Los Angeles opened a two-game lead atop the Major League standings with a victory over Oakland in Anaheim, California, which finished the game under protest over a ninth-inning obstruction call. Josh Hamilton had a 10th-inning single as the Angels won the opener in a four-game series between the A.L. West clubs who hold the majors’ two best records. Pujols drew a leadoff walk from Ryan Cook (1-2) in the 10th, and Hamilton moved him to third with a bouncing hit up the middle. Kendrick’s long fly to right drove in the slow-footed Pujols, setting off a playoff-worthy celebration by the Angels, who have won 12 of 16.

Oakland ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
Crisp cf 502100.255
Gentry rf-lf 400000.256
Fuld ph-lf 100000.260
Donaldson 3b 312120.255
J.Gomes lf 200010.238
Reddick ph-rf 200001.255
D.Norris dh 500001.270
Callaspo 2b 401000.238
Moss 1b 211021.249
G.Soto c 311010.256
Parrino ss 200001.158
Vogt ph 100001.311
Sogard ss 100000.218
Totals 3537265
Los Angeles ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
Calhoun rf 500002.286
Trout cf 501001.291
Pujols 1b 411011.276
J.Hamilton lf 512000.268
H.Kendrick 2b 312111.281
Aybar ss 311110.282
Freese dh 300000.257
McDnld ph-dh 101000.159
Iannetta c 200012.255
E.Navarro ph 000000.254
Conger c 000000.222
G.Beckham 3b 301210.220
Totals 3449457
Oakland 0000210000—371
Los Angeles 0300000001—491

E—Otero (1), Calhoun (1). LOB—Oakland 8, Los Angeles 9. 2B—Donaldson (24), G.Soto (3). HR—Donaldson (26). RBIs—Crisp (45), Donaldson (88), H.Kendrick (56), Aybar (56), G.Beckham 2 (40). SB—Trout (13). S—E.Navarro. SF—H.Kendrick. RLISP—Oakland 3; Los Angeles 4. RMU—J.Gomes, J.Hamilton. GIDP—D.Norris, Freese, G.Beckham. DP—Oakland 2; Los Angeles 1.

Oakland IPHRERBBSONPERA
Gray 7633361033.03
Gregerson 110001152.40
Otero 1/310010112.20
Abad 1/30000021.57
Cook L,1-2 2/311110173.45
L.A.IPHRERBBSONPERA
C.Wilson 52/373332984.46
Morin 1/300011142.45
Jepsen 100010142.06
J.Smith 100011162.13
Street 100000121.13
Salas W,5-0 100001142.23

IR-S—Abad 3-0, Cook 3-0, Morin 2-0. IBB—G.Beckham. WP—Gray 2. T—3:44. A—41,056 (45,483).

National

Reds 7, Cubs 2

Billy Hamilton stole his 51st base and Cincinnati swiped six in all, beating visiting Chicago. Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier each stole twice, and Kristopher Negron added one more. The Reds stole six times in the first four innings, using six hits and four walks to build a 6-0 lead against Jake Arrieta (7-5). Dylan Axelrod (1-0) pitched five scoreless innings of two-hit ball and struck out eight.

Chicago ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
Coghlan lf 200012.269
W.Wright p 000000
Rosscup p 000000
Watkins ph 100000.333
Fujikawa p 000000
J.Baez 2b 400002.189
S.Castro ss 412000.287
Valbuena 3b 411001.242
Soler rf 402102.500
Alcantara cf 200111.226
Valaika 1b 400001.184
Jo.Baker c 200011.203
Arrieta p 100000.156
T.Wood ph 100001.250
Szczur lf 100000.188
Totals 30252311
Cincinnati ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
B.Hamilton cf 222220.267
Heisey ph-cf 100001.225
Frazier 1b 412201.280
Hannhn ph-1b 100000.120
Phillips 2b 401200.265
Santiago ph-2b 101000.248
Mesoraco c 301021.278
Bruce rf 500005.218
Negron 3b 311011.275
Schumaker lf 400001.236
Cozart ss 433100.231
Axelrod p 200002.000
Villarreal p 100001.500
Ludwick ph 100000.246
Ondrusek p 000000.000
Ju.Diaz p 000000
Totals 367117513
Chicago 000000002—252
Cincinnati 03030100x—7110

E—Alcantara (4), J.Baez (5). LOB—Chicago 5, Cincinnati 10. 2B—Soler (1), B.Hamilton (25), Phillips (21), Negron (5), Cozart (17). RBIs—Soler (3), Alcantara (17), B.Hamilton 2 (46), Frazier 2 (69), Phillips 2 (44), Cozart (35). SB—J.Baez (1), B.Hamilton (51), Frazier 2 (19), Negron (3), Cozart 2 (6). SF—Alcantara. RLISP—Chicago 2; Cincinnati 7. GIDP—Valaika. DP—Cincinnati 1.

Chicago IPHRERBBSOERA
Arrieta L,7-5 4666482.88
W.Wright 2210132.32
Rosscup 1100006.48
Fujikawa 1200021.23
Cincinnati IPHRERBBSOERA
Axelrod W,1-0 5200381.64
Villarreal 2000024.15
Ondrusek 1000014.38
Ju.Diaz 1322003.38

IBB—Jo.Baker. T—3:14. A—21,316 (42,319).

Giants 4, Rockies 1

Yusmeiro Petit set a major league record when he retired his 46th batter in a row, and San Francisco beat visiting Colorado. Petit allowed four hits, struck out nine and walked none, and his latest performance will likely earn him another turn in the rotation. Gregor Blanco hit a two-run homer, Angel Pagan had three singles and two others drove in a run to supply all the support Petit needed. Jean Machi and Sergio Romo each tossed a scoreless inning of relief, and Santiago Casilla pitched a scoreless ninth for his 12th save in 16 chances.

Colorado ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
Blackmon cf 401100.288
LeMahieu 2b 300011.265
Morneau 1b 400001.314
Arenado 3b 401000.301
Co.Dickerson lf 300011.315
Barnes rf 300002.245
Ja.Williams c 201011.500
Culberson ss 200002.191
Rutledge ph-ss 100000.251
Lyles p 211001.216
Belisle p 000000.000
McBride ph 100000.250
Nicasio p 000000.083
Totals 2914139
San Francisco ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
Pagan cf 413000.301
Panik 2b 301010.298
Posey 1b 400000.289
Sandoval 3b 221020.285
Pence rf 301101.286
G.Blanco lf 311211.249
Susac c 401101.231
M.Duffy ss 400000.222
Y.Petit p 200002.000
Machi p 000000.000
B.Crawford ph 100001.227
Romo p 000000
Ishikawa ph 100000.250
Casilla p 000000.000
Totals 3148446
Colorado 001000000—140
San Francisco 02000101x—480

LOB—Colorado 4, San Francisco 8. 2B—Lyles (2). HR—G.Blanco (3). RBIs—Blackmon (61), Pence (59), G.Blanco 2 (26), Susac (9). SB—Pagan (13). CS—Co.Dickerson (6). SF—Pence. RLISP—Colorado 1; San Francisco 4. RMU—Posey. GIDP—Barnes. DP—San Francisco 1.

Colorado IPHRERBBSOERA
Lyles L,6-2 6433354.08
Belisle 1200014.55
Nicasio 1211105.89
San Francisco IPHRERBBSOERA
Y.Petit W,4-3 6411093.44
Machi H,15 1000101.57
Romo H,5 1000103.99
Casilla S,12-16 1000101.68

WP—Nicasio. T—2:50. A—41,017 (41,915).

Braves 6, Mets 1

Mike Minor took a two-hit shutout into the eighth after hitting a double and single himself, leading visiting Atlanta over New York. Minor (6-8) had an RBI single in the second for the game’s first run, then doubled and scored in the eighth. Minor was perfect for four innings before Lucas Duda led off the fifth with a single that just barely touched the glove of leaping shortstop Andrelton Simmons. The Mets didn’t have a runner in scoring position until Travis d’Arnaud opened the eighth with a double. Eric Campbell followed with an RBI single, finishing Minor. Minor gave up four hits, struck out five and walked none. Jonathon Niese (7-10) pitched into the eighth inning. Ryan Doumit homered for the Braves and Emilio Bonifacio got four hits, drove in two runs and stole a base.

Atlanta ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
Heyward rf 511002.269
Bonifacio cf 514201.283
F.Freeman 1b 501102.291
J.Upton lf 400001.287
C.Johnson 3b 402002.272
La Stella 2b 401000.268
Gosselin pr-2b 010000.300
A.Simmons ss 310010.247
Laird c 401000.220
Minor p 312100.171
Carpenter p 000000
Doumit ph 111200.198
Varvaro p 000000
Totals 38613618
New York ABRHBIBBSOAvg.
Lagares cf 400000.278
Grandersn rf 401002.217
D.Wright 3b 400001.264
Duda 1b 401002.255
d’Arnaud c 311000.230
Campbell lf 301100.294
Flores 2b 300000.220
Tejada ss 300000.225
Niese p 200001.045
C.Torres p 000000.000
Nieuwenhuis ph 000010.240
Matsuzaka p 000000.182
Eveland p 000000
Totals 3014116
Atlanta 010000023—6130
New York 000000010—141

E—d’Arnaud (5). LOB—Atlanta 6, New York 3. 2B—Heyward (21), Minor (1), d’Arnaud (15). 3B—Bonifacio (4). HR—Doumit (4). RBIs—Bonifacio 2 (20), F.Freeman (69), Minor (4), Doumit 2 (16), Campbell (16). SB—Bonifacio (19). RLISP—Atlanta 3; New York 2. RMU—Campbell, Flores. GIDP—La Stella, D.Wright. DP—Atlanta 1; New York 2.

Atlanta IPHRERBBSOERA
Minor W,6-8 7411054.70
Carpenter H,15 1000103.44
Varvaro 1000012.76
New York IPHRERBBSOERA
Niese L,7-10 71/3933153.48
C.Torres 2/3000023.30
Matsuzaka 2/3433004.20
Eveland 1/3000012.96

On this date

1934 — The Philadelphia A’s ended Schoolboy Rowe’s 16-game winning streak with a 13-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

1965 — San Francisco’s Willie Mays broke Ralph Kiner’s National League record with his 17th home run of the month in an 8-3 triumph over the New York Mets. Kiner had 16 homers in September of 1949. 1971 — Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves knocked in his 100th run of the season, giving him the National League record of 11 seasons with 100 or more RBIs.

1977 — Lou Brock stole base No. 893, breaking Ty Cobb’s modern record for career stolen bases.

1995 — Pittsburgh’s Paul Wagner, the N.L. leader in losses, lost his no-hitter against Colorado on an infield single with two out in ninth.

2000 — Anaheim’s Darin Erstad went 3-for-5 to reach 200 hits faster than any player in 65 years as the Angels defeated Toronto 9-4. Ducky Medwick of the St. Louis Cardinals did it in 131 games in 1935.

2002 — Mark Bellhorn became the first player in N.L. history to hit a home run in the same inning from both sides of the plate, in the fourth of the Chicago Cubs’ 13-10 win over Milwaukee.


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