Rockies Clobber Braves – MLB Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — Mark Buehrle (BUR'-lee) has dropped back-to-back starts since opening the season 10-1.
The Baltimore Orioles reached Buehrle for four runs and eight hits over 6 1/3 innings of a 4-2 triumph over Toronto. It was the first time the Blue Jays ace has given up more than three earned runs since April 25.
Delmon Young smacked a two-run homer just two batters into the bottom of the first to put the Birds ahead to stay. Nick Markakis (mahr-KAY'-kihs) had two hits and an RBI in support of Kevin Gausman, who allowed a run and five hits in six innings.
The Blue Jays are suddenly slumping, dropping five of six after a six-game winning streak gave them a 38-24 record.
In other finals:
— Detroit had dropped 16 of 22 before Max Scherzer struck out eight while tossing a three-hitter in the Tigers' 4-0 shutout of the Chicago White Sox. Victor Martinez opened the scoring with a solo homer and Miguel Cabrera added a two-run single.
— David Ortiz belted a two-run homer and Brock Holt added a two-run double in Boston's 5-2 verdict over Cleveland. Jon Lester surrendered just one earned run and eight hits in 7 2/3 innings to even his record at 7-7.
— Derek Jeter was 3-for-4 with a two-run single and two runs scored as the New York Yankees topped the Mariners 6-3 to complete a three-game sweep in Seattle. Jacoby Ellsbury belted a two-run homer, Alfonso Soriano added a two-run double and Chase Whitley limited the Mariners to two runs over 7 2/3 innings.
— Houston beat Arizona 5-4 on Chris Carter's walkoff homer in the 10th inning. Carlos Corporan went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and rookie Jon Singleton added a solo shot and two RBIs.
— Jonathan Lucroy ripped a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the 13th inning as Milwaukee topped the New York Mets 5-1 to take the rubber match. Aramis (ah-RAH'-mihs) Ramirez also homered for the Brewers, who received five shutout innings from their bullpen after Kyle Lohse (lohsh) allowed an unearned run and just four hits in eight frames.
— Andrew McCutchen doubled twice and had two RBIs to lead Pittsburgh's offense in a 4-0 shutout of the Chicago Cubs. Edinson Volquez held the Cubs to seven hits in as many innings to help the Pirates improve to 3-1 on their homestand.
— Jhoulys Chacin (joo-LEES' chah-SEEN') pitched seven scoreless innings and the Rockies used homers by Charlie Blackmon and Justin Morneau to clobber Atlanta 10-3 in Colorado. Corey Dickerson hit Atlanta catcher Gerald Laird with his backswing and tempers quickly flared, setting off a tense sequence and leading to several ejections.
— Tim Hudson allowed an unearned run and six hits in seven innings as the Giants whipped Washington 7-1 to avoid a four-game sweep. Michael Morse got three hits and scored twice to back Hudson, who leads the majors with a 1.81 ERA.
— Alfredo Simon is the National League's second nine-game winner of the season after allowing one run on seven singles in eight innings of the Reds' 4-1 victory over the Dodgers. Todd Frazier hit a first inning, two-run homer off Zack Greinke (GREHN'-kee), who fell to 8-3.
— The Phillies completed a three-game sweep as pinch-hitter Reid Brignac (BRIHN'-yak) hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the sixth before John Mayberry added a three-run homer in a 7-3 win over San Diego in Philadelphia. Kyle Kendrick allowed one earned and seven hits, striking out five in six innings.