Nats Pound Rockies – MLB Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — Rick Porcello made sure the Detroit Tigers didn't need another walk-off hit against Oakland.
One night after Rajai (RAH'-zhahy) Davis launched a game-winning grand slam, Porcello tossed a four-hitter in the Tigers' 3-0 shutout of the Athletics. Porcello struck out nine in tossing his second straight shutout and running his scoreless streak to 25 innings.
Porcello joins Yankees rookie Masahiro Tanaka (mah-sah-HEE'-roh tah-NAH'-kah) as the majors' first 11-game winners of the season.
Detroit has won 10 of 12.
— Jose Bautista and Colby Rasmus hit solo homers as Toronto downed Milwaukee 4-1 to halt a three-game losing streak. Drew Hutchison struck out a career-high 10 and held the Brewers to a run and three hits in seven innings.
— The Angels took Game 1 of a doubleheader as Mike Trout, Albert Pujols (POO'-hohlz) and Josh Hamilton homered in an 8-4 rout of the White Sox in Chicago. Garrett Richards is 9-2 after holding the White Sox to three runs and just two hits while striking out nine in eight innings.
— The Angels completed the sweep as Cole Calhoun belted a two-run homer and Howie Kendrick had two RBIs in a 7-5 win over the Chisox. Jered Weaver improved to 9-6 despite surrendering five runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.
— Seattle won for the ninth time in 11 games as Robinson Cano (kuh-NOH') and Kyle Seager each had three hits and three RBIs a 13-2 laugher at Houston. Hisashi Iwakuma (hih-SAH'-shee ih-wah-KOO'-muh) struck out nine in holding the Astros to one run in six innings.
— Baltimore ripped Texas 8-3 behind homers by Caleb Joseph, Steve Pearce and Nelson Cruz. Joseph had three RBIs and scored twice to back T.J. McFarland, who allowed two runs over five innings for his first win of the season.
— David Price fanned nine and allowed a run and four hits in seven innings to pitch Tampa Bay past the Yankees 2-1 in the Bronx. Troy Loney snapped a 1-1 tie with a sixth-inning homer as the Rays dealt the Yanks their third straight loss.
— Joe Mauer stretched his hitting streak to 12 games with a two-run double and Eduardo Nunez homered as Minnesota crushed Kansas City 10-2. Mauer left the game right after the double because of a strained muscle on his right side.
— Andrelton (AN'-drul-tuhn) Simmons hit a two-run single in a three-run fourth that pushed Atlanta past the New York Mets 5-4. The Braves' bullpen pitched one-hit, shutout ball over the final 4 2/3 innings to close out their sixth straight victory.
— Jayson Werth and Anthony Rendon (rehn-DOHN') each hit two-run doubles while Washington was building a 7-0 lead by the fourth inning of a 7-1 pounding of Colorado. Stephen Strasburg gave up a run and five hits over 7 2/3 innings and blanked the Rockies until D.J. LeMahieu (leh-MAY'-hyoo) homered in the eighth.
— Wade Miley blanked Pittsburgh over eight innings before the Pirates scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat Arizona 3-2. Starling Marte (mahr-TAY') tied it with a two-run double before scoring the game-winner on a single by Ike Davis.
— Miami handed Philadelphia its fifth straight loss as Ed Lucas singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 11th to lift the Marlins past the Phillies 5-4. Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton increased his RBI total to a National League-leading 61 with an RBI single.
— The Chicago Cubs beat Boston 2-1 on Luis Valbuena's sac-fly in the ninth. The Red Sox have been held to two runs or fewer in four of their last five games.
— Tim Lincecum (LIHN'-seh-kuhm) followed his no-hitter by scattering four hits in eight shutout innings to lead San Francisco past St. Louis 5-0. Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer to help the Giants reclaim the NL West lead, a half-game ahead of the Dodgers.
— Lonnie Chisenhall hit a two-run homer and Nick Swisher, Yan Gomes (yahn gohmz) and David Murphy each had two RBIs as Cleveland clobbered the Dodgers 10-3 in Los Angeles. The Indians' bullpen came through with six shutout innings after Justin Masterson was reached for three runs and seven hits in three frames.
— The Padres were 8-2 winners against the Reds in San Diego as Carlos Quentin delivered a two-run homer and three RBIs. The Padres collected 16 hits and put together a four-run seventh after scoring just five runs over their previous five games.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have placed catcher Evan Gattis on the 15-day disabled list with a bulging disk in his back. Gattis is hitting .290 with 16 homers and 39 RBIs this season.