Dodgers Double Up Rockies – MLB Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka (mah-sah-HEE'-roh tah-NAH'-kah) became the majors' first 11-game winner of the season while keeping the Toronto Blue Jays winless in the Bronx since 2012.
Tanaka struck out 10 and held Toronto to a run and five hits in six innings of the New York Yankees' 3-1 win over Toronto. Tanaka didn't allow a run after Jose Reyes led off the game with a homer.
Brett Gardner put New York ahead with a two-run homer in the third inning. That was enough offense for Tanaka, who improved to 11-1 and lowered his ERA to 1.99.
The Blue Jays have dropped 14 straight at Yankee Stadium.
Meanwhile, the Kansas City Royals crushed the Tigers for the second straight night to take over first place in the American League Central. Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH'-kahs) hit two-run homers in a seven-run second that carried the Royals to an 11-4 laugher in Detroit. Omar Infante (ihn-FAHN'-tay) collected three RBIs and Alcides Escobar (al-SEE'-dehs EHS'-koh-bahr) went 3-for-5 with three runs scored in Kansas City's ninth consecutive win.
Elsewhere in the majors:
— Jon Lester combined with four relievers on a four-hitter in Boston's 2-1 win against Minnesota. Brock Holt had two hits and scored both Red Sox runs.
— Mike Trout, Kole Calhoun and Howie Kendrick were the hitting stars in the Angels' 9-3 romp over Cleveland. Trout was 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBIs, Calhoun was 4-for-5 with a homer, two RBIs and three runs scored and Hendrick added a solo homer and two RBIs.
— Chris Davis hit a replay-delayed grand slam in a five-run third that pushed Baltimore past Tampa Bay 7-5. Steve Pearce added a two-run blast to cancel out back-to-back solo homers by Sean Rodriguez and Desmond Jennings.
— Robinson Cano (kah-NOH') hit a two-run homer and the Mariners picked up their third straight win by downing the visiting Padres 6-1. Jesus Montero added his first big league homer in more than a year to back Roenis Elias (roh-EHN'-ees eh-LEE'-uhs), who allowed a run and three hits in seven innings.
— The White Sox ended their four-game skid as Gordon Beckham and Dayan Viciedo (dy-AHN' vih-see-EH'-doh) hit two-run homers in an 8-2 rout of the Giants in Chicago. Hunter Pence went 2 for 4 with a home run for the Giants, who have dropped four straight and seven of eight.
— Anthony Rendon (rehn-DOHN') doubled twice and drove in three runs as Washington nipped Houston 6-5 to end a four-game skid. Ryan Zimmerman added two doubles and two RBIs to help Tanner Roark (ROH'-ahrk) win his third straight start.
— Jonathon Lucroy was 3-for-5 with a go-ahead grand slam and a solo shot as Milwaukee rallied past Arizona 7-5. Aramis (ah-RAH'-mihs) Ramirez also went deep for the Brewers, who trailed 4-2 before scoring five times in the seventh.
— Yadier Molina (YAH'-dee-ehr moh-LEE'-nuh) homered and the Cardinals won for the eighth time in nine games by downing the New York Mets 5-2 in St. Louis. The game was 1-1 in the fifth until Jon Jay hit an RBI triple and scored on Matt Holliday's double.
— Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer and Kyle Kendrick allowed two runs in six innings of Philadelphia's 5-2 win against Atlanta. The Braves have dropped two straight and five of seven.
— Garrett Jones crushed a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning of Miami's 6-5 comeback over the Chicago Cubs. Rafael Furcal (fur-KAHL') poked a two-run single and Adeiny Hechevarria (ah-DAY'-nee eh-sheh-veh-REE'-uh) had four hits for the Marlins.
— Cincinnati's bullpen coughed up a three-run lead before Todd Frazier led off the ninth with a homer to send the Reds past the Pirates 6-5 in Pittsburgh. Billy Hamilton had three hits and two stolen bases for the Reds, while Joey Votto had two hits and three RBIs.
— Oakland outscored Texas 10-6 as Derek Norris hit a three-run homer and a two-run double to finish with five RBIs. Stephen Vogt (voht) went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, raising his average to .359.
— Zack Greinke (GREHN'-kee) is the NL's third nine-game winner of the year after yielding just a run in six innings of the Dodgers' 4-2 win over Colorado in Los Angeles. All four Dodgers runs came on homers as Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run shot before Matt Kemp and Carlos Triunfel (TREE'-uhn-fehl) added solo blasts.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rockies pitcher Nick Masset has been suspended three games and fined for throwing a pitch at Braves catcher Evan Gattis on Thursday. Braves reliever David Carpenter was also fined for throwing at Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson in the same game, which featured several ejections, including Colorado manager Walt Weiss.
The amount of the fines was not disclosed.
In other baseball news:
— The Boston Red Sox have designated outfielder Grady Sizemore for assignment. The move comes as Sizemore struggles after injuries sidelined him between September 2011 and this season. He made the All-Star team three times with the Cleveland Indians then had seven operations since 2009, including surgery on both knees, his back and elbow.
— Athletics left-hander Drew Pomeranz is on the 15-day disabled list after breaking his right hand punching a chair in frustration following his shortest start of the season Monday against Texas. Pomeranz is 5-4 with a 2.91 ERA in 17 games, including eight starts, with the A's.
— The Texas Rangers have signed Carlos Pena to a minor league contract with their top four first basemen on the disabled list. The 36-year-old Pena will be available at Triple-A Round Rock either Tuesday or Wednesday.
— Mike Bolsinger is pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight against Milwaukee after being recalled earlier in the day. His promotion comes as Bronson Arroyo was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his long career. Tests showed Arroyo has a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
— Indians left fielder Michael Brantley is undergoing tests on the head and neck injuries he sustained Monday. Brantley was injured trying to break up a double play sliding into second base in the third inning. He remained in the game, but was removed an inning later.
— The Atlanta Braves have placed reliever David Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right biceps. Carpenter got off to a good start in April, but a drop in velocity has contributed to a 5.19 ERA in his last 17 1-3 innings over the last two months.