Rays Pitcher Hurt in Win
St. Petersburg, Fla. — Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Cobb was taken off the field on a stretcher after he was hit on the right ear by a liner off the bat of Kansas City’s Eric Hosmer in the fifth inning of the Rays’ 5-3 win over the Royals yesterday.
The Rays announced that Cobb, who remained conscious the whole time, was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg for further examination. Rays spokesman Rick Vaughn later said all tests were normal and that Cobb suffered a mild concussion.
Luke Scott, Matt Joyce and Evan Longoria homered for the Rays, who had lost five of six. Alex Torres (2-0) replaced Cobb and struck out four over 12∕3 scoreless innings. Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his 14th save in 19 opportunities.
Joyce hit a solo homer off Jeremy Guthrie (7-4) in the fifth that put the Rays up 4-2.
Angels 6, Yankees 2
Anaheim, Calif. — Erick Aybar homered and drove in two runs, and Albert Pujols added two more RBIs in the Angels’ victory over the Yankees that sent New York to its fifth straight defeat.
Tommy Hanson (4-2) recorded a season-high eight strikeouts while pitching five-hit ball into the seventh inning for the Angels, who have won three straight after a four-game skid. Josh Hamilton had an RBI double, and Aybar hit an early homer before delivering a tiebreaking RBI single in the sixth.
Brett Gardner had an RBI triple for the Yankees, who matched their worst skid of the season. Mark Teixeira also left in the fourth inning with an aggravated right wrist.
Blue Jays 6, Rangers 1
Arlington, Texas — Adam Lind and Colby Rasmus both hit two-run homers and the Blue Jays won their fourth game in a row.
Even with the unexpected early return of second baseman Ian Kinsler from his rehabilitation assignment, the Rangers’ season-long losing streak reached five games.
Cubs 5, Mets 2
New York — Scott Feldman allowed two hits in seven innings and Starlin Castro hit a two-run double to left in the Cubs’ three-run eighth inning and Chicago beat New York.
Feldman (6-5) struck out six and had a two-RBI single in the fourth off Jonathon Niese (3-6) to help himself on the way to his first win since May 29.
Brewers 6, Reds 0
Cincinnati — Juan Francisco drove in three runs with a sacrifice fly and homer, and Yovani Gallardo pitched six innings, leading Milwaukee over Cincinnati. It was a rare win in Cincinnati for the Brewers, who have dropped 11 of their last 14 games at Great American Ball Park.
Braves 6, Giants 5
Atlanta — Freddie Freeman’s bases-loaded, line-drive single off closer Sergio Romo capped a two-run rally in the ninth that lifted Atlanta over San Francisco.
B.J. Upton hit two homers off Chad Gaudin, but the Braves trailed 5-4 entering the ninth.
Cardinals 13, Marlins 7
Miami — Carlos Beltran homered from each side of the plate and tripled to lead a 17-hit attack, and Lance Lynn notched his ninth victory as St. Louis outslugged Miami.
Swinging left-handed, Beltran hit his 15th home run in the second inning and tripled for the first time since May 2012 in the eighth.
Rockies 10, Phillies 5
Denver — Tyler Chatwood pitched five effective innings in his return from a triceps injury, Tyler Colvin homered during Colorado’s six-run first, and the Rockies snapped a three-game losing streak.
Dodgers 5, Pirates 3 (11)
Pittsburgh — Juan Uribe singled home Andre Ethier in the top of the 11th inning to rally Los Angeles over Pittsburgh.
Peter Moylan (1-0) picked up the win after escaping a bases-loaded jam in the 10th. Brandon League, who lost his job as the closer to Kenley Jansen this week, managed the final three outs for his 14th save.
Travis Snider capped a late Pittsburgh rally with a solo home run off Jansen with one out in the ninth to tie the game.