Columbia
75° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy

Game roundup: Oakland's Kazmir earns 11th win

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jul 10 2014 11:13:53 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 10 2014 11:13:55 PM CDT

SAN FRANCISCO -- Scott Kazmir capped a brilliant personal first half with one of his best efforts of the season, striking out nine and shutting out the San Francisco Giants on three hits in seven innings in the Oakland Athletics' 6-1 victory over their cross-bay rivals Thursday afternoon.

The win allowed the A's to split two games in San Francisco after they swept two in Oakland to begin the four-game sequence Monday and Tuesday.

Kazmir (11-3) improved to 5-0 with a 0.93 ERA in seven daytime starts this season. The third-time All-Star allowed one or fewer earned runs for the fourth time in his last six starts and the 11th time in 19 starts this season.

Stephen Vogt drove in three runs with two singles, and Josh Donaldson belted a two-run homer for the A's, whose 58-34 record matches the best 92-game mark in Oakland history.

Red Sox 4, White Sox 3 (10 innings)

BOSTON -- Pinch hitter Mike Carp delivered the game-winning hit in the 10th inning, leading the Red Sox to a victory over Chicago, Boston's second walk-off win in as many days.

The White Sox's Conor Gillaspie tied the game with a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the ninth inning off All-Star closer Koji Uehara.

Ronald Belisario (3-6) walked Boston pinch hitter Daniel Nava to begin the 10th, and Mookie Betts moved the runner to second with a sacrifice bunt. After an intentional walk to Stephen Drew, Carp's single to left plated Nava.

Cubs 6, Reds 4 (12 innings)

CINCINNATI -- Luis Valbuena's triple drove in the go-ahead runs in the 12th inning, lifting Chicago to a victory over Cincinnati on an emotionally charged afternoon at Great American Ball Park.

Cubs second baseman Arismendy Alcantara went 4-for-5 with a double and triple, his first career hits, and three RBIs.

Benches cleared in the top of the ninth inning when Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo approached the Reds dugout between innings. Rizzo was hit by a pitch in the first by Reds starter Homer Bailey. There were three hit batters in the game but no ejections.

Phillies 9, Brewers 1

MILWAUKEE -- Behind right-hander Matt Garza, Milwaukee took a 1-0 lead to the eighth inning, but the Phillies' offense exploded for seven runs in the eighth and two in the ninth.

Jimmy Rollins put the Phillies ahead with a two-run single to left. Ryan Howard added a run-scoring, ground-rule double, and Cody Asche hit a two-run, ground-rule double. Domonic Brown's RBI single capped the big inning.

Howard added a two-run homer in the ninth.

Orioles 4, Nationals 3

BALTIMORE -- Steve Pearce hit his 11th homer and Wei-Yin Chen got his team-leading ninth win as the Orioles earned a split in their two-game home series against the Nationals.

Zach Britton got his 15th save by pitching the ninth and has not allowed a run in 30 1/3 innings at Camden Yards. The Orioles have won eight of their past 10 games.

Washington left-hander Gio Gonzalez (6-5) had his four-game winning streak stopped, and his streak of 22 consecutive scoreless innings also came to an end.

Braves 3, Mets 1

NEW YORK -- Aaron Harang allowed one run over seven innings to get his ninth win, and Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward each had RBI hits in the first inning for the Braves, who ended a four-game losing streak.

Craig Kimbrel recorded the last four outs for his major league-leading 28th save.

The Mets had a season-high four-game winning streak snapped.

Pirates 9, Cardinals 1

ST. LOUIS - Pittsburgh starter Edinson Volquez pitched a complete game, allowing six hits while improving to 8-6 with his fourth straight win.

The Pirates got two RBIs apiece from Josh Harrison, Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker and Russell Martin. Martin went 3-for-5 with a home run.

Shelby Miller (7-8) took his third straight loss, and the Cardinals disclosed that All-Star catcher Yadier Molina would sit out 8-12 weeks with a torn ligament in his right thumb.

Indians 9, Yankees 3

CLEVELAND - The Indians overcame a 3-0 deficit with a four-run seventh inning that was highlighted by Asdrubal Cabrera's bases-loaded triple.

Cabrera's triple tied the game, and Michael Brantley put Cleveland ahead to stay with a sacrifice fly later in the inning. Roberto Perez and Carlos Santana each hit two-run home runs in Cleveland's five-run eighth inning.

Zelous Wheeler had a two-run home run for the Yankees.

Angels 15, Rangers 6

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Mike Trout went 4-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs and Kole Calhoun also went 4-for-5 for the Angels, who won for the 16th time in 19 games.

Texas right-hander Colby Lewis (6-6) suffered the loss, giving up a club-record 13 runs (11 earned) on 13 hits in 2 1/3 innings. Catcher Chris Gimenez pitched the ninth for the Rangers, retiring the side in order.

Hector Santiago (1-7) gave up four runs in six innings but won for the first time in 17 consecutive starts, including 11 this year.

Tigers 16, Royals 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- All 11 Tigers players who saw action had at least one hit and scored at least one run as Detroit collected 19 hits and took the first game of an important four-game series.

Torii Hunter went 3-for-6 with a homer and three RBIs, and he had two hits during Detroit's eight-run fifth inning.

Jeremy Guthrie (5-8) gave up eight runs in four-plus innings to take the loss. It was the most runs he has allowed in his career. Drew Smyly (5-8) gave up four runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings to pick up the victory.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus