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Game roundup: Jones' HR lifts Orioles over Yankees

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Aug 13 2014 10:28:19 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 14 2014 12:26:08 AM CDT
Baseballs, sports, MLB

BALTIMORE -- Adam Jones hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth inning to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.

Jones' homer off Shawn Kelley (2-4) came four batters after Jonathan Schoop tied the score with a solo shot off Dellin Betances. Schoop has a team-best four home runs against New York this season and 11 this year. Jones' homer was his 23rd of the season.

Darren O'Day (4-1) pitched a scoreless eighth inning, and left-hander Zach Britton allowed a run on a fielder's choice to Chase Headley in the ninth but still picked up his 25th save.

Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda came off the DL from a right shoulder muscle injury to start against the Orioles. Pineda was effective, allowing one run and two hits with four strikeouts in five innings and 67 pitches.

Red Sox 3, Reds 2

CINCINNATI -- Mike Napoli hit a two-run home run and Anthony Ranaudo pitched six innings to earn his second career victory to lead Boston over Cincinnati.

Skip Schumaker and pitcher Mike Leake homered for the Reds, who have lost nine of 10 regular-season meetings with the Red Sox.

Ranaudo (2-0) was making his second major league start. He allowed four earned runs on eight hits including two homers in six innings.

Twins 3, Astros 1

HOUSTON -- Kyle Gibson carried a shutout into the eighth inning and Joe Mauer homered to break a scoreless game in the sixth inning to carry Minnesota over Houston.

Gibson (11-9) allowed six hits and walked two while striking out four in 7 2/3 innings, losing his shutout bid when Chris Carter blooped a two-out single into shallow left field to score Jose Altuve.

Brett Oberholtzer (4-8) had his 10th consecutive start of at least six innings pitched while surrendering one run in seven innings. Mauer finished 2-for-3 and extended his hitting streak to 15 games.

Padres 5, Rockies 3

SAN DIEGO -- Jedd Gyorko had four hits and rookies Rymer Liriano and Abraham Almonte homered as San Diego completed a three-game sweep of Colorado.

Gyorko opened the fifth inning with a double and scored two batters later on Yasmani Grandal's sacrifice fly to break a 3-3 tie. Almonte hit his first homer as a Padre an inning later.

Ian Kennedy (9-10) was the winner and Joaquin Benoit picked up his seventh save, retiring Drew Stubbs on a fly to right for the final out with the tying runs on second and third. The win was the Padres' fifth straight and 16th in 24 games since the All-Star break.

Cardinals 5, Marlins 2

MIAMI -- Justin Masterson pitched seven scoreless innings and added a run-scoring single as St. Louis salvaged the finale of the three-game series.

Masterson (2-1) had allowed 10 runs in eight innings in his first two performances for the Cardinals after being acquired from Cleveland late last month. He was much better against Miami, allowing just three hits -- all singles -- and no walks.

St. Louis opened the scoring in the third inning, loading the bases with two outs on singles by Jon Jay and Matt Carpenter and a walk to Matt Holliday. Matt Adams stroked a 2-2 pitch up the middle for a two-run single.

Nationals 3, Mets 2

NEW YORK -- Washington took the lead with a pair of sacrifice flies in the seventh inning and went on defeat New York in a sloppy game.

The Nationals trailed 1-0 entering the seventh when Adam LaRoche hit a leadoff double. He went to third on a single by Ian Desmond, who advanced to second on an errant throw back to the infield by center fielder Juan Lagares.

LaRoche scored on a sacrifice fly by Bryce Harper. Two batters later, Kevin Frandsen -- whose error in the fourth inning resulted in the Mets' only run -- broke the deadlock with another sacrifice fly. Asdrubal Cabrera provided a vital insurance run with a solo homer in the eighth.

Tigers 8, Pirates 4

DETROIT -- Nick Castellanos blasted a go-ahead home run and an RBI triple, and Victor Martinez drove in three runs as Detroit snapped a four-game losing streak.

Alex Avila added a solo home run for Detroit. Blaine Hardy (2-1) pitched two innings of scoreless relief for the victory.

Castellanos smashed his ninth homer into the left-centerfield stands with one out in the sixth to give the Tigers a 5-4 lead. Pittsburgh's Russell Martin had an RBI double for his 1,000th career hit, which also extended his hitting streak to 11 games.

Braves 3, Dodgers 2

ATLANTA -- Craig Kimbrel induced a double play to get out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning as Atlanta ended a seven-game losing streak to Los Angeles.

Kimbrel walked pinch hitter Andre Ethier to start the ninth, and Dee Gordon beat out a bunt. Adrian Gonzalez singled with one out to load the bases, but Kimbrel got his 35th save in 39 chances when Matt Kemp hit into a double play.

Ervin Santana (12-6) allowed eight hits and two runs while winning his fifth consecutive decision. He struck out nine in six innings. Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu (13-6) left the game with two outs in the sixth inning when he strained his right gluteus muscle delivering a pitch

Royals 3, A's 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jason Vargas threw a three-hitter and Omar Infante hit a two-run homer as Kansas City shut out Oakland.

Vargas, who gave up two hits in the first, retired the final 23 batters. It was his 11th career complete game and his sixth shutout. Vargas (8-6) struck out four and walked none. He allowed only one batter past first base

Infante homered in the third inning after Nori Aoki singled as the Royals grabbed a 2-0 lead. Kansas City has won 12 of its past 14 games.

Cubs 4, Brewers 2

CHICAGO -- Rookie Javier Baez hit his first Wrigley Field home run while Anthony Rizzo added his 27th homer of the season as Chicago beat Milwaukee.

Baez, who has four home runs since arriving from Triple-A Iowa on Aug. 5, helped make a winner of Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada (2-1). He departed in the seventh after allowing back-to-back solo home runs to Rickie Weeks and Martin Maldonado.

It was a rough night for Brewers starter Kyle Lohse (11-7), who worked three innings, gave up four runs and departed after tweaking his right ankle.

Rays 10, Rangers 1

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Pitcher Chris Archer mowed down batters and Tampa Bay pounded out three home runs in a rout of Texas.

Archer took the mound in the first inning with the lead and never looked back. He improved to 8-6 after striking out a career-high 12 batters and allowing four hits in seven innings.

The Rays racked up 12 hits, with four starters driving in at least two runs each. Matt Joyce, Sean Rodriguez and Brandon Guyer each hit home runs off Texas starter Miles Mikolas.

Indians 3, Diamondbacks 2 (game one); Indians 1, Diamondbacks 0 (game two)

CLEVELAND -- Tuffy Gosewisch's RBI single with one out in the top of the 12th inning lifted Arizona to a 1-0 victory over Cleveland in the second game of a doubleheader.

The Indians won the first game 3-2 on a walk-off solo home run by Zach Walters in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Alfredo Marte led off the top of the 12th with a walk. A sacrifice bunt moved pinch runner Xavier Paul to second. Gosewisch then bounced a single into center field, driving in Paul. The win went to Randall Delgado (2-3), who was the losing pitcher in the first game.