Errors Give Rockies Win Over Giants – MLB Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have regained a share of first place in the American League West.
Josh Donaldson had three hits and three RBIs, including a two-run double while the A's scored five times in the ninth to beat Houston 8-2. Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer in helping Oakland pick up its fourth victory in six games since a five-game losing streak.
Jeff Samardzija (sah-MAHR'-zhuh) struck out 10 while limiting the Astros to two runs and six hits in eight innings.
The Los Angeles Angels fell into a first-place tie with Oakland by losing to Miami 7-1. Giancarlo Stanton's three-run homer put the Marlins ahead 7-0 in the fourth inning. Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored as the Marlins ended a two-game skid and moved back to .500, three games out of a playoff berth.
Also in the majors:
— Baltimore still leads the AL East by six games over the New York Yankees after Delmon Young produced three of the Orioles' 14 hits, including a three-run homer in a 9-1 romp over Tampa Bay. Young, J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis hit consecutive homers in the fifth inning to back Chris Tillman, who's 11-5 after holding the Rays to an unearned run and three hits in seven innings.
— The Yanks picked up their fifth straight win as Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBIs in an 8-1 pounding of Kansas City. Stephen Drew and Martin Prado (mahr-TEEN' PRAH'-doh) also homered to support Michael Pineda (pih-NAY'-dah), who gave up a run and five hits in 6 1/3 innings. The outcome trims the Royals' lead in the AL Central to 1 ½ games over Detroit.
— Milwaukee kept its 1 ½-game lead over St. Louis in the NL Central as Ryan Braun and Aramis (ah-RAH'-mihs) Ramirez hit solo homers in the Brewers' 10-1 rout of San Diego. Ramirez had three hits and three RBIs to help Kyle Lohse (lohsh) pick up his 12th win.
— The Cardinals were 3-2 winners at Pittsburgh as John Lackey held the Pirates to a run and seven hits in seven innings. Matt Holliday hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the seventh for the Cardinals.
— Washington had won 12 of 13 before A.J. Burnett allowed a run and three hits while striking out 12 in seven innings of the Phillies' 3-2 win over the Nationals in Philadelphia. Cody Asche (ASH'-ee) and Carlos Ruiz hit solo homers to counter solo blasts by Anthony Rendon (rehn-DOHN') and Wilson Ramos.
— San Francisco fell five games behind the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers by committing four errors in a 3-2 loss to Colorado. The Rockies took advantage of a pair of miscues by shortstop Brandon Crawford and a balk by Jake Peavy to score the tying and go-ahead runs in the fourth inning.
— Miles Mikolas scattered three hits in eight shutout innings to pitch Texas past the Mariners 2-0 in Seattle. The Mariners ended a three-game winning streak and allowed Detroit to pull within a half-game of Seattle in the battle for the final AL wild-card berth.
— Boston blew a 3-0 lead in the ninth before Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EH'-nehs SEHS'-peh-dehs) hit an RBI single in the tenth inning to lift the Red Sox past Toronto 4-3. Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia (peh-DROY'-uh) homered for the Red Sox.