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Fri., Aug. 29, 2014, midnight

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 AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Ellsbury cf 4 0 1 1 0 0 .285
Jeter ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .265
Prado 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .275
Teixeira 1b 2 0 0 0 2 0 .229
Beltran dh 4 0 2 0 0 0 .245
McCann c 4 0 0 1 0 1 .236
Headley 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .243
Gardner lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .268
Ze.Wheeler rf 2 1 1 0 0 0 .262
I.Suzuki ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .288
Totals 31 2 5 2 2 3
Detroit AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
R.Davis cf 4 0 2 1 0 0 .282
Kinsler 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .278
Mi.Cabrera 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .304
V.Martinez dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 .327
Holaday pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 .246
J.Martinez rf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .308
Castellanos 3b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .263
D.Kelly lf 2 1 1 0 1 0 .248
Tor.Hunter ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .278
Avila c 3 0 1 2 0 1 .220
An.Romine ss 2 0 0 0 0 0 .214
Carrera ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .220
Suarez ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255
Totals 31 3 6 3 3 8
New York 001 100 000—2 5 0
Detroit 010 010 001—3 6 1

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 IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Kuroda 7 4 2 2 1 4 3.88
Betances 1 0 0 0 1 2 1.50
Kelley L,2-5 2/3 2 1 1 1 2 4.60
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Lobstein 6 4 2 1 1 0 3.09
B.Hardy 11/3 0 0 0 0 1 1.91
Chamberlain 11/3 0 0 0 1 1 3.40
Coke W,2-2 1/3 1 0 0 0 1 4.17

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 AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
De.Jennings cf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .244
Zobrist 2b-lf 3 1 1 0 1 0 .279
Joyce lf 2 1 1 1 0 0 .272
Frsythe ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235
Longoria 3b 3 1 1 2 0 1 .255
Loney 1b 4 0 2 1 0 1 .286
Myers dh 3 0 0 0 1 1 .216
Y.Escobar ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .251
J.Molina c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .182
Guyer ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267
Kiermaier rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .267
Rodriguez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225
Totals 31 4 7 4 2 6
Baltimore AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Markakis rf 5 1 1 0 0 1 .281
Pearce 1b 4 2 1 1 1 2 .290
A.Jones cf 3 1 2 0 1 0 .288
N.Cruz lf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .256
C.Davis 3b 3 0 0 1 1 0 .188
Flaherty 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .195
J.Hardy ss 4 0 2 1 0 1 .282
Clevenger dh 2 0 0 0 0 1 .234
Young ph-dh 1 0 0 0 1 0 .300
C.Joseph c 4 0 2 0 0 1 .230
Schoop 2b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .218
Totals 33 5 11 3 4 7
Tampa Bay 200 020 000—4 7 2
Baltimore 200 020 10x—5 11 0

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 IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Hellickson 41/3 8 4 3 2 2 2.98
Beliveau 12/3 0 0 0 1 3 1.69
Yates L,0-2 2/3 2 1 1 1 1 3.54
Jo.Peralta 11/3 1 0 0 0 1 3.76
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO ERA
B.Norris 6 6 4 4 2 5 4.00
Brach 1/3 1 0 0 0 0 2.45
A.Miller W,4-5 12/3 0 0 0 0 1 2.03
Britton S,29-32 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.95

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 AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
L.Martin cf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .274
Andrus ss 4 0 2 0 0 2 .268
Carp 1b 3 0 0 1 0 0 .175
A.Beltre 3b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .325
Adduci rf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .173
Robertson rf 2 0 1 0 0 0 .296
Arencibia dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 .170
Odor 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .245
Choice lf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .168
Chirinos c 3 1 2 0 0 0 .236
Totals 33 2 8 1 0 8
Houston AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Ma.Gonzalez ss 3 0 1 0 1 0 .265
Altuve 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .332
Carter dh 3 1 1 0 1 2 .230
Fowler cf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .273
J.Castro c 3 1 2 4 1 0 .227
Krauss lf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .199
Singleton 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .182
Dominguez 3b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .223
Marisnick rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .261
Totals 29 4 7 4 4 4
Texas 101 000 000—2 8 0
Houston 000 040 00x—4 7 0

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 IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Tepesch 41/3 5 2 2 3 1 4.44
Mendez L,0-1 12/3 2 2 2 1 2 1.90
Klein 1 0 0 0 0 1 2.70
Sh.Tolleson 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.86
Houston IP H R ER BB SO ERA
McHugh W,7-9 7 8 2 2 0 6 2.99
Fields H,8 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.73
Sipp S,2-3 1 0 0 0 0 2 3.21

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 AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Bourn cf 5 1 3 0 0 1 .272
J.Ramirez ss 5 1 2 1 0 0 .254
Brantley lf 4 0 1 1 1 1 .307
C.Santana 1b 3 0 0 0 2 1 .227
Kipnis 2b 3 0 1 1 1 0 .252
Aviles 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .252
Walters dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 .182
T.Holt rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .320
Dickerson ph-rf 2 0 0 0 0 2 .227
R.Perez c 4 1 1 0 0 3 .278
Totals 36 3 9 3 4 9
Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Eaton cf 3 1 1 0 1 0 .305
Al.Ramirez ss 4 1 2 0 0 2 .286
J.Abreu 1b 4 0 1 1 0 0 .312
A.Dunn dh 4 0 1 1 0 2 .221
Garcia pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176
A.Garcia rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .229
Gillaspie 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .304
Flowers c 4 0 1 0 0 3 .234
De Aza lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .245
Viciedo ph-lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .233
C.Sanchez 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .276
Totals 34 2 6 2 1 11
Cleveland 100 001 100—3 9 2
Chicago 001 000 010—2 6 0

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 IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Carrasco W,6-4 62/3 4 1 1 1 7 3.01
Rzpczynski H,11 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 3.02
Shaw H,18 2/3 1 1 0 0 0 2.42
Allen S,18-19 11/3 1 0 0 0 4 1.71
Chicago IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Joh.Danks L,9-9 6 5 2 2 2 5 4.88
Belisario 2/3 3 1 1 0 1 6.05
D.Webb 11/3 0 0 0 1 1 3.68
Cleto 1 1 0 0 1 2 4.64

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 AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Da.Santana cf 5 0 1 0 1 0 .317
Dozier 2b 5 2 3 3 1 1 .240
K.Suzuki c 6 1 3 1 0 0 .293
K.Vargas dh 6 0 0 1 0 2 .312
Arcia rf 5 1 2 1 0 1 .228
Plouffe 3b 4 1 0 0 1 1 .249
Parmelee 1b 3 2 1 0 1 0 .245
Mauer ph-1b 0 1 0 0 1 0 .273
Nunez ss 4 1 1 1 0 1 .253
J.Schafer lf 5 2 3 4 0 1 .328
Totals 43 11 14 11 5 7
Kansas City AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Aoki rf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .264
J.Dyson cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .289
A.Escobar ss 5 2 1 0 0 0 .273
A.Gordon lf 5 2 2 2 0 0 .282
B.Butler 1b 3 0 2 1 2 0 .278
S.Perez c 5 0 2 1 0 0 .266
Willingham dh 4 0 0 0 1 1 .217
L.Cain cf-rf 4 1 2 0 1 0 .300
Moustakas 3b 5 0 1 0 0 0 .208
C.Colon 2b 5 0 1 1 0 1 .308
Totals 41 5 12 5 5 2
Minnesota 200 201 000 6—11 14 0
Kansas City 200 110 100 0—5 12 1

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 IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Milone 51/3 9 4 4 2 0 4.21
Pressly 2/3 1 1 1 2 0 2.60
Burton 1 0 0 0 1 1 4.19
Fien 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.38
Duensing 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 3.21
Swarzak W,3-1 2/3 1 0 0 0 0 3.95
Perkins 1 1 0 0 0 1 2.72
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Guthrie 6 9 5 5 2 5 4.43
Bueno 2/3 0 0 0 0 0 4.03
Frasor 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 2.97
K.Herrera 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.45
G.Holland 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.72
Chen L,2-4 1 5 6 6 2 1 7.45

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 AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Crisp cf 5 0 2 1 0 0 .255
Gentry rf-lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .256
Fuld ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260
Donaldson 3b 3 1 2 1 2 0 .255
J.Gomes lf 2 0 0 0 1 0 .238
Reddick ph-rf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .255
D.Norris dh 5 0 0 0 0 1 .270
Callaspo 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .238
Moss 1b 2 1 1 0 2 1 .249
G.Soto c 3 1 1 0 1 0 .256
Parrino ss 2 0 0 0 0 1 .158
Vogt ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .311
Sogard ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 .218
Totals 35 3 7 2 6 5
Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Calhoun rf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .286
Trout cf 5 0 1 0 0 1 .291
Pujols 1b 4 1 1 0 1 1 .276
J.Hamilton lf 5 1 2 0 0 0 .268
H.Kendrick 2b 3 1 2 1 1 1 .281
Aybar ss 3 1 1 1 1 0 .282
Freese dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 .257
McDnld ph-dh 1 0 1 0 0 0 .159
Iannetta c 2 0 0 0 1 2 .255
E.Navarro ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254
Conger c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
G.Beckham 3b 3 0 1 2 1 0 .220
Totals 34 4 9 4 5 7
Oakland 000 021 000 0—3 7 1
Los Angeles 030 000 000 1—4 9 1

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 IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA
Gray 7 6 3 3 3 6 103 3.03
Gregerson 1 1 0 0 0 1 15 2.40
Otero 1/3 1 0 0 1 0 11 2.20
Abad 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1.57
Cook L,1-2 2/3 1 1 1 1 0 17 3.45
L.A. IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA
C.Wilson 52/3 7 3 3 3 2 98 4.46
Morin 1/3 0 0 0 1 1 14 2.45
Jepsen 1 0 0 0 1 0 14 2.06
J.Smith 1 0 0 0 1 1 16 2.13
Street 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 1.13
Salas W,5-0 1 0 0 0 0 1 14 2.23

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 AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Coghlan lf 2 0 0 0 1 2 .269
W.Wright p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —-
Rosscup p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —-
Watkins ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Fujikawa p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —-
J.Baez 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .189
S.Castro ss 4 1 2 0 0 0 .287
Valbuena 3b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .242
Soler rf 4 0 2 1 0 2 .500
Alcantara cf 2 0 0 1 1 1 .226
Valaika 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .184
Jo.Baker c 2 0 0 0 1 1 .203
Arrieta p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .156
T.Wood ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Szczur lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .188
Totals 30 2 5 2 3 11
Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
B.Hamilton cf 2 2 2 2 2 0 .267
Heisey ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .225
Frazier 1b 4 1 2 2 0 1 .280
Hannhn ph-1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .120
Phillips 2b 4 0 1 2 0 0 .265
Santiago ph-2b 1 0 1 0 0 0 .248
Mesoraco c 3 0 1 0 2 1 .278
Bruce rf 5 0 0 0 0 5 .218
Negron 3b 3 1 1 0 1 1 .275
Schumaker lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .236
Cozart ss 4 3 3 1 0 0 .231
Axelrod p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Villarreal p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500
Ludwick ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246
Ondrusek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ju.Diaz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —-
Totals 36 7 11 7 5 13
Chicago 000 000 002—2 5 2
Cincinnati 030 301 00x—7 11 0

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 IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Arrieta L,7-5 4 6 6 6 4 8 2.88
W.Wright 2 2 1 0 1 3 2.32
Rosscup 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.48
Fujikawa 1 2 0 0 0 2 1.23
Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Axelrod W,1-0 5 2 0 0 3 8 1.64
Villarreal 2 0 0 0 0 2 4.15
Ondrusek 1 0 0 0 0 1 4.38
Ju.Diaz 1 3 2 2 0 0 3.38

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 AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Blackmon cf 4 0 1 1 0 0 .288
LeMahieu 2b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .265
Morneau 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .314
Arenado 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .301
Co.Dickerson lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .315
Barnes rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .245
Ja.Williams c 2 0 1 0 1 1 .500
Culberson ss 2 0 0 0 0 2 .191
Rutledge ph-ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251
Lyles p 2 1 1 0 0 1 .216
Belisle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
McBride ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Nicasio p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083
Totals 29 1 4 1 3 9
San Francisco AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Pagan cf 4 1 3 0 0 0 .301
Panik 2b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .298
Posey 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .289
Sandoval 3b 2 2 1 0 2 0 .285
Pence rf 3 0 1 1 0 1 .286
G.Blanco lf 3 1 1 2 1 1 .249
Susac c 4 0 1 1 0 1 .231
M.Duffy ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Y.Petit p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Machi p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
B.Crawford ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .227
Romo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —-
Ishikawa ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Casilla p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 4 8 4 4 6
Colorado 001 000 000—1 4 0
San Francisco 020 001 01x—4 8 0

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 IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Lyles L,6-2 6 4 3 3 3 5 4.08
Belisle 1 2 0 0 0 1 4.55
Nicasio 1 2 1 1 1 0 5.89
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Y.Petit W,4-3 6 4 1 1 0 9 3.44
Machi H,15 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.57
Romo H,5 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.99
Casilla S,12-16 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.68

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 AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Heyward rf 5 1 1 0 0 2 .269
Bonifacio cf 5 1 4 2 0 1 .283
F.Freeman 1b 5 0 1 1 0 2 .291
J.Upton lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .287
C.Johnson 3b 4 0 2 0 0 2 .272
La Stella 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .268
Gosselin pr-2b 0 1 0 0 0 0 .300
A.Simmons ss 3 1 0 0 1 0 .247
Laird c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .220
Minor p 3 1 2 1 0 0 .171
Carpenter p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —-
Doumit ph 1 1 1 2 0 0 .198
Varvaro p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —-
Totals 38 6 13 6 1 8
New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Lagares cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .278
Grandersn rf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .217
D.Wright 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .264
Duda 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .255
d’Arnaud c 3 1 1 0 0 0 .230
Campbell lf 3 0 1 1 0 0 .294
Flores 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .220
Tejada ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .225
Niese p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .045
C.Torres p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Nieuwenhuis ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .240
Matsuzaka p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182
Eveland p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —-
Totals 30 1 4 1 1 6
Atlanta 010 000 023—6 13 0
New York 000 000 010—1 4 1

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 IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Minor W,6-8 7 4 1 1 0 5 4.70
Carpenter H,15 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.44
Varvaro 1 0 0 0 0 1 2.76
New York IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Niese L,7-10 71/3 9 3 3 1 5 3.48
C.Torres 2/3 0 0 0 0 2 3.30
Matsuzaka 2/3 4 3 3 0 0 4.20
Eveland 1/3 0 0 0 0 1 2.96

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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