Published May 03, 2015
Baltimore, MD – Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Brett Gardner finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and the New York Yankees collected a 4-2 decision over Boston in the middle test of a three-game series at Fenway Park. Chris Young homered among his two hits, while Chase Headley doubled and scored for the Yankees, who won 3-2 in Friday's opener and have taken five of six overall. Nathan Eovaldi (2-0) worked into the seventh, allowing seven hits and a pair of runs across 6 2/3 innings. Dellin Betances recorded the final four outs to notch his first save. Dustin Pedroia homered, Mookie Betts knocked in the other run and David Ortiz collected a pair of hits for the Red Sox, who have dropped five of seven to fall back to .500 and 12-12. Wade Miley (1-3) was tagged in the loss for three runs on seven hits over seven full frames.
Final Score: Minnesota 5, Chicago 3
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Torii Hunter went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and scored twice as the Minnesota Twins grabbed a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox in the third of a four-game set. Trevor Plouffe hit a solo home run and drove in two, while Danny Santana was 3-for-4 with a run scored for the Twins, who have taken the first three of this series and have won four of five overall. Ricky Nolasco (1-1) lasted five innings and was charged with three runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out four. J.B. Shuck, Avisail Garcia and Micah Johnson each drove in a run for the White Sox, who have lost their last four. Hector Noesi (0-3) allowed five runs on five hits with a pair of walks and strikeouts in 4 1/3 frames.
Final Score: Toronto 11, Cleveland 4
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Jose Bautista drove in four runs as the Toronto Blue Jays pounded the Cleveland Indians, 11-4, in the third of a four- game series. Edwin Encarnacion drove in a pair of runs and Russell Martin was 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored for the Blue Jays, who had lost six of eight coming in. Aaron Sanchez (2-2) allowed two runs on four hits while walking six and striking out five in 5 2/3 innings. Jason Kipnis went 2- for-3 with a pair of runs scored for the Indians, who have dropped six of their last eight. Corey Kluber (0-4) was touched for five runs on eight hits in five-plus innings on the mound.
Final Score: San Francisco 5, LA Angels of Anaheim 4
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tim Hudson finally received offensive support and backed it with a solid outing as the San Francisco Giants held off the Los Angels of Anaheim for a 5-4 victory in the second of a three-game interleague set on Saturday. Hudson (1-2) allowed three runs on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts in eight-plus innings of work. He entered the game with just five runs of support from his teammates this season. Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford each homered and Nori Aoki drove in two runs for the Giants, who won Friday's series opener 3-2 on Joe Panik's RBI single in the ninth inning. Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored and Albert Pujols also went yard for the Angels, who had starter Hector Santiago (2-2) give up four runs on nine hits over five frames.
Final Score: Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 0
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Miguel Gonzalez pitched well against a familiar foe and the Orioles won a game as the home team in a road stadium. Gonzalez was strong into the eighth inning, leading Baltimore to a 4-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night. Gonzalez (3-1) struck out six and allowed just four hits and a walk in 7 2/3 innings in his 13th career start against the Rays -- his most against any team. Because of the unusual circumstances surrounding the series, which was moved to St. Petersburg because of the recent riots in Baltimore, the Orioles got to close out the game in the top of the ninth inning as the home team in an away stadium. Brad Brach escaped a jam in the eighth for Gonzalez, then pitched a perfect ninth inning to seal Baltimore's fourth win in five games. Caleb Joseph hit a solo homer and Steve Pearce had a two-run double for the Orioles, who lost the opener 2-0 on Friday. Rays starter Chris Archer (3-3) gave up four runs in six innings -- the first earned runs he allowed since an Opening Day loss to Baltimore. The righty had gone a franchise-record four starts without allowing an earned run. He allowed six hits and four walks and his ERA climbed from 0.84 to 1.64 on the season.
Final Score: Houston 11, Seattle 4
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Jose Altuve hit a three-run homer run as Houston went deep five times in an 11-4 victory over Seattle in the third of a four-game series. Evan Gattis clubbed a two-run homer, while Luis Valbuena, Colby Rasmus and Hank Conger added solo shots for the Astros, who have ripped off nine straight wins. Houston is on its longest winning streak since winning nine in a row from Sept. 20-28, 2006, and the team is three shy of the longest streak in franchise history, which was accomplished both in 1999 and 2004. Collin McHugh (4-0) gave up four runs on six hits while walking two and striking out three in seven innings. Nelson Cruz hit two solo home runs while Logan Morrison and Mike Zunino gave solo homers for the Mariners, who have dropped the first three of this set after sweeping Texas in three games. Taijuan Walker (1-3) allowed eight runs -- seven earned -- on nine hits over three-plus innings. Seattle got home runs from Cruz, Morrison and Zunino in the second, all solo shots.
Final Score: Detroit 2, Kansas City 1
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - David Price went the distance and Detroit nipped Kansas City by a 2-1 count in the third edition of a four- game set. Price (3-1) was on the verge of recording his first shutout of the season, as he set down the first two batters in the ninth, but Lorenzo Cain lined a ball just over the wall in left and the hosts were behind by a run. However, Eric Hosmer tried to tie the game with each swing in the next at-bat, eventually striking out to end the contest. The 29-year-old left-hander Price surrendered only four other hits and struck out three while not issuing a walk and threw 106 pitches -- 75 for strikes. Ian Kinsler finished with two hits and drove in a run for the Tigers, who had dropped the first two in the series by a combined 12-2 count. Anthony Gose added three hits and scored once. Edinson Volquez (2-3) gave up two runs on five hits over six full frames for the Royals, who were held to their fewest runs since dropping a 3-0 decision to the Twins on April 22.
Final Score: Texas 8, Oakland 7 (10 innings)
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Rougned Odor's bases-loaded single plated Shin-Soo Choo with the winning run in the 10th inning to give the Texas Rangers an 8-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Shin-Soo Choo doubled to right field. Robinson Chirinos and Carlos Peguero both walked. R.J. Alvarez then replaced Ryan Cook (0-2) on the mound. Odor's ground ball deflected off the glove of a diving Marcus Semien and into center field to plate Choo. Josh Reddick's three-run homer capped a six-run seventh inning to give the A's a 7-3 advantage, but Oakland's bullpen failed to hold the lead. Drew Pomeranz threw the first 5 1/3 innings for the A's, while Nick Martinez went the first six-plus frames for the Rangers.