Tigers Outslug Indians
Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter throws to second a double hit by Cleveland Indians' Nick Swisher during the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Friday, May 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Detroit — Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera each hit a long home run, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 10-4 last night.
The Tigers scored three runs in the second and three more in the fourth. Fielder’s third-inning solo shot landed just below the No. 42 honoring Jackie Robinson on the brick facade beyond the wall in right-center field, giving Detroit a 4-1 lead.
Cabrera’s three-run homer the following inning landed below Hank Greenberg’s retired No. 5 in left-center at Comerica Park.
Detroit’s Max Scherzer (5-0) allowed four runs and five hits in eight innings. He struck out seven without a walk.
Rays 6, Padres 3
St. Petersburg, Fla. — Alex Cobb struck out 13 in less than five innings and Ryan Roberts and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs apiece to help Tampa Bay rally.
Cobb became the first pitcher in major league history to fan that many batters and fail to make it through the fifth. The right-hander left after throwing 117 pitches. He recorded 12 of 14 outs on strikeouts — four of them in the third, when a wild pitch on strike three allowed Will Venable to reach base.
The other outs were recorded on a grounders to shortstop in the first and third base in the fourth.
Yankees 11, Royals 6
Kansas City. Mo. — Lyle Overbay hit a two-run homer and finished with five RBIs, Ichiro Suzuki also hit a two-run shot and the Yankees opened their only series in Kansas City with arout of the Royals.
Overbay finished with a career-high four hits, Suzuki had three hits and Chris Nelson drove in a pair of runs for the Yankees, who gave manager Joe Girardi his 500th win in pinstripes.
Nationals 7, Cubs 3
Washington — Ian Desmond’s three hits included a two-run homer and an RBI double, and Danny Espinosa and Kurt Suzuki also drove in runs with doubles, helping the Nationals beat Chicago for their season-high fifth consecutive victory.
Despite playing without Bryce Harper (ingrown toenail) or Jayson Werth (injured right hamstring), the Nationals won for the seventh time in eight games. Ross Detwiler (2-3) gave up two runs in 62∕3 innings, and Craig Stammen got the last seven outs.
Pirates 7, Mets 3
New York — Garrett Jones hit a three-run homer — a call that was correctly overturned by baseball’s beleaguered umpires — and Wandy Rodriguez pitched Pittsburgh over the New York.
Jones doubled twice and leadoff man Starling Marte also had three hits for the Pirates, who improved to 4-13 at Citi Field. Pittsburgh had lost four of five overall, including the opener of this four-game series Thursday.
Reds 4, Brewers 3
Cincinnati — Brandon Phillips homered and made a spectacular rally-busting play — using his left knee to get a forceout and start a double play — as Cincinnati beat Milwaukee.
Phillips had an RBI single off Yovani Gallardo (3-2) and added a solo homer in the seventh after making a saving play in the top of the inning. With two Brewers aboard, he got to Ryan Braun’s grounder up the middle, tagged second base with his left knee while falling down and threw to first for a double play.
Cardinals 3, Rockies 0
St. Louis — Shelby Miller gave up a leadoff single then retired 27 in a row for his first career complete game, leading St. Louis over Colorado.
Eric Young Jr. had a line drive hit to right field to start the game for the Rockies but Miller (5-2) gave up nothing else in his first shutout. The right-hander struck out Young to end it with his 13th K, tying a Cardinals rookie record.
The one-hitter was the fewest hits allowed by a Cardinals pitcher since Bud Smith tossed a no-hitter on Sept. 3, 2001, and it was the second one-hitter of the night in the major leagues. Boston’s Jon Lester was perfect until he allowed a two-out double in the sixth against Toronto.