Yanks Edge Mariners
New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson breaks his bat as he grounds into a double play to end the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in New York. Granderson returned to the lineup Tuesday; he had broken his right forearm on his first at-bat during spring training. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
New York — Robinson Cano hit a two-run double, Lyle Overbay delivered a tiebreaking sacrifice fly and the New York Yankees rallied after Felix Hernandez left following a couple of odd twists, beating the Seattle Mariners 4-3 last night.
Hernandez exited after six innings with a 3-1 lead, having outpitching CC Sabathia in the first matchup between the former Cy Young Award winners.
Hernandez, however, appeared to hurt himself in the sixth when he fielded a comebacker, pivoted and threw to second for a forceout. The Seattle ace twice kicked his left leg near the mound, trying to get loose, and seemed to say “ouch” a few times.
Tigers 6, Astros 2
Detroit — Miguel Cabrera homered, Doug Fister pitched seven impressive innings and Andy Dirks gave the Tigers a lift for a second straight night in Detroit’s victory over Houston.
Dirks hit a grand slam in Monday’s 7-2 win over Houston, and a night later he capped a three-run fifth with a tiebreaking double. The Tigers added two more runs in the sixth, and Cabrera hit his eighth homer of the year in the seventh, a solo shot that gave Detroit a 6-2 lead.
White Sox 4, Twins 2
Minneapolis — Adam Dunn and Dayan Viciedo homered to back another strong start from Jake Peavy and lead Chicago over Minnesota.
Peavy (5-1) gave up two runs and five hits with six strikeouts in seven innings and Tyler Flowers’ single in the eighth scored the go-ahead run for the White Sox. Addison Reed picked up his 12th save.
Reds 6, Marlins 2
Miami — Homer Bailey pitched a six-hitter to earn his first victory since April 5, and the Reds extended their winning streak to four games.
Xavier Paul hit a three-run double for the Reds, who took advantage of consecutive bases-loaded walks by Ricky Nolasco. Brandon Phillips, who began the night tied for the NL lead in RBIs, drove in two runs.
Cardinals 10, Mets 4
St. Louis — Carlos Beltran drove in four runs and rookie left-hander John Gast picked up a win in his major league debut, helping St. Louis cruise past New York.
Gast (1-0) tossed five shutout innings before giving up four runs in the sixth. He surrendered six hits, struck out three and walked one in a 71-pitch effort to help the Cardinals win for the fifth time in six games.
Padres 3, Orioles 2
Baltimore — Chris Denorfia and Everth Cabrera hit two-out RBI singles off Jim Johnson in the ninth inning, and San Diego got a home run from Carlos Quentin in a victory over Baltimore.
Cabrera’s hit was the 60,000th in Padres history.
Blue Jays 10, Giants 6
Toronto — R.A. Dickey snapped a four-start winless streak, Melky Cabrera had four hits against his former team and Toronto beat San Francisco.
Edwin Encarnacion drove in two runs and scored twice as the Blue Jays had a season-high 18 hits and won three straight games for just the second time this season.
Phillies 6, Indians 2
Philadelphia — Jonathan Pettibone pitched neatly into the seventh, Kevin Frandsen and Domonic Brown hit solo homers and Philadelphia beat Cleveland.
The Phillies improved to 12-4 when Pettibone, Kyle Kendrick or John Lannan start. They’re 7-16 in games started by the $64.5 million trio of Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee.
■ The Orioles placed left-hander Wei-Yin Chen on the 15-day DL with a right oblique strain. The injury occurred Sunday during his start against the Minnesota Twins.
■ Bryce Harper arrived at Dodger Stadium a little bit smarter.
Less than 24 hours earlier, the 20-year-old Washington Nationals slugger ran headfirst into the right-field wall while chasing a fly ball. The violent collision left him with 11 stitches in his chin, a sore body and a lesson learned.
Harper vows to keep playing hard, but said he will learn how to avoid crashing into the wall with such force. He is due to sit out the remaining two games of Washington’s series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Harper wasn’t upset about hitting the wall, only the after-effects.