Rockies Win In Bottom Of The Ninth – MLB Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — Of all the teams to end Masahiro Tanaka's (mah-sah-HEE'-rohz tah-NAH'-kahz) regular-season winning streak, the Chicago Cubs were among the unlikeliest.
The Cubbies were a major league-worst 15-27 until they scored four runs off Tanaka in six innings of a 6-1 win over the New York Yankees. Mike Olt had three RBIs and Jason Hammel gave up four hits and a run over 5 2/3 innings.
Tanaka opened this season 6-0 before giving up three earned runs and eight hits. Tanaka had been 34-0 in Japan and North America the last two seasons. He did drop Game 6 of the Japan Series last year before earning the save in Game 7. He hadn't lost a regular-season game since the Seibu Lions beat the Rakuten Golden Eagles on Aug. 19, 2012.
The best pitching performance on the night was authored by Adam Wainwright, who picked up his seventh win by tossing a one-hitter to lead the Cardinals past Arizona 5-0 in St. Louis. Wainwright tied a season high with nine strikeouts and retired the first 11 batters before Paul Goldschmidt doubled off the wall in center with two outs in the fourth.
The Cardinals ended an eight-game home run drought with long balls from Matt Adams and Jhonny Peralta (JAH'-nee peh-RAHL'-tah).
Also the major league schedule:
— Trevor Bauer pitched well after being promoted from the minors earlier Tuesday, holding the Tigers to two runs and seven hits in six innings as the Indians downed the AL Central leaders 6-2. Mike Aviles hit a two-run double and David Murphy smacked a solo homer to help the Indians win their second straight since a four-game skid. Torii Hunter and Alex Avila hit solo homers for the Tigers, who entered the series riding a six-game winning streak that gave them baseball's top record.
— Drew Pomeranz won his third consecutive start since moving from the bullpen into the rotation, allowing three hits in five innings of Oakland's 3-0 shutout of Tampa Bay. Coco Crisp hit a two-run double in the Athletics' 10th victory in 11 games.
— Colorado pulled out a 5-4 win over San Francisco on Nolan Arenado's (ar-eh-NAY'-dohz) two-run double with two out in the bottom of the ninth. Wilin Rosario drove in the Rockies' other runs on a two-run homer and an RBI double.
— Chris Davis belted three home runs while going 4-for-5 with five RBIs and four runs scored in Baltimore's 9-2 pounding of the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Nelson Cruz also homered and Miguel Gonzalez held the Pirates to two runs while striking out seven in six innings.
— Washington enjoyed a 9-4 laugher against Cincinnati as Denard span went 5-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Winning pitcher Doug Fister gave up two runs and six hits in seven innings.
— Julio Teheran (the-RAHN') was superb in Atlanta's 5-0 win against Milwaukee, allowing six hits and striking out seven in his second shutout of the season. Justin Upton hit a solo homer and a two-run single, while Andrelton (AN'-drul-tuhn) Simmons added a solo shot.
— Edwin Encarnacion (ehn-kah-nah-see-OHN') socked a pair of two-run homers and Melky Cabrera added a solo blast in Toronto's 7-4 verdict over Boston. Cabrera had four hits and scored three times for the Blue Jays.
— Adrian Gonzalez homered again in his second consecutive three-hit game, a three-run shot in a four-run fifth that pushed the Los Angeles Dodgers past the New York Mets 9-4. Yasiel Puig (YAH'-see-ul pweeg) also had three hits, reached base five times and scored twice as the Dodgers improved to 15-9 on the road.
— Hisashi Iwakuma allowed two runs and six hits through eight innings to improve to 3-0, but his scoreless streak ended at 17 innings with a second-inning homer Adrian Beltre (BEHL'-tray).
— Adam Dunn hit a three-run homer in the Chicago Cubs' 7-6 win at Kansas City. Andre Rienzo fanned eight and limited the Royals to two runs and five hits over six innings.
— Jimmy Rollins homered for the second straight game and four pitchers combined on a six-hitter to help the Phillies beat the Marlins 6-5 in Miami. John Mayberry added a two-run single in the sixth, giving him seven RBIs in nine at-bats as a pinch-hitter this season.
— Chris Parmalee hit a solo shot and Kurt Suzuki added an inside-the-park homer in Minnesota's 5-3 win at San Diego. Josmil (yohs-MEEL') Pinto hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie and allow Kevin Correia (koh-RAY'-uh) to improve to 2-5.
— David Freese (freez) had a productive night after coming off the disabled list, delivering two hits and four RBIs in the Angels' 9-3 rout of Houston at Anaheim. Mike Trout drove in three runs and rookie Tyler Skaggs allowed just a run and five hits in seven innings for his fourth win.
MIAMI (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have scored the fourth-fewest amount of runs in the majors this season, so the last thing they need is a significant injury to their starting rotation.
Phillies ace Cliff Lee had an MRI exam on his sore throwing elbow, raising concerns the left-hander might become the latest major league pitcher sidelined by a serious injury. He remained in Philadelphia to undergo the test after pitching 6 2-3 innings Sunday to beat Cincinnati. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. says Lee has experienced elbow discomfort for the past three weeks.
The 35-year-old Lee is 4-4 this season with a 3.18 ERA in 68 innings.
In other major league news:
— The Boston Red Sox have re-signed Stephen Drew to a contract reportedly worth $10 million over one year. The shortstop turned down a $14.1 million offer from the Red Sox last year after helping the team capture its third title in 10 years. Drew batted .253 with 13 home runs and 67 RBIs in 124 games with Boston last season, his first with the Red Sox.
— Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Carlos Beltran will take swings early next week before the team decides if the right fielder needs surgery on his right elbow. If he experiences pain, Girardi said the next step would likely be surgery that would keep him out eight to 10 weeks.
— White Sox ace Chris Sale threw a bullpen session Tuesday and could come off the disabled list by the weekend and start against the New York Yankees. The two-time American League All-Star selection went on the disabled list on April 22 with a left flexor strain.
— Mariners designated hitter Corey Hart will miss four to six weeks with a strained left hamstring. The team placed Hart on the disabled list and recalled infielder-outfielder Nick Franklin from Triple-A Tacoma.
— The Rangers have optioned struggling catcher J.P. Arencibia (ah-rehn-SEE'-bee-ah) to Round Rock and selected the contract of catcher Chris Gimenez from their Triple-A affiliate. Arencibia, the club's opening day catcher, is hitting .133 with one home run with six RBIs in 20 games.
— The Indians have activated Jason Giambi (jee-AHM'-bee) from the disabled list. The 43-year-old Giambi had been on the disabled list since May 5 with a strained calf.