Yanks Drop 4th in Row
Baltimore — Chris Davis homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 30, and Baltimore beat the Yankees 11-3 last night to extend New York’s losing streak to four games.
Davis hit a three-run drive in the first inning and added a two-run shot in the sixth, his third multihomer game of the season. The five RBIs gave him 79, second-most in the big leagues and just six short of his career high.
Ryan Flaherty also homered for the Orioles, who built a 9-0 lead in the third against David Phelps (5-5). Baltimore will seek to complete a three-game sweep on Sunday.
Zach Britton (2-2) limited the offensively challenged, injury-riddled Yankees to one earned run over 52∕3 innings.
Rays 4, Tigers 3 (10)
St. Petersburg, Fla. — Yunel Escobar had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning as Tampa Bay rallied for a victory over Detroit.
James Loney had a one-out single off Bruce Rondon (0-1). Pinch-runner Sam Fuld went to second on Wil Myers’ single, and after Luke Scott struck out, both runners advanced on a wild pitch.
Indians 4, White Sox 3
Chicago — Nick Swisher singled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, and Cleveland beat the Chicago for the third time in less than 24 hours.
Swisher’s homer in the ninth inning Friday night helped Cleveland secure a sweep of a marathon doubleheader Friday night.
Angels 7, Astros 2
Houston — Joe Blanton pitched seven sharp innings, and Howie Kendrick and Chris Iannetta both homered to give Los Angeles a win over Houston.
Alberto Callaspo and Erick Aybar drove in two runs apiece in a big fourth inning to help Los Angeles to its fifth straight win.
Twins 6, Royals 2
Minneapolis — Kyle Gibson pitched six solid innings in his major league debut, and Trevor Plouffe homered to help Minnesota beat Kansas City.
Gibson (1-0) allowed two runs and eight hits, and he struck out five to become the first first-round pick in Twins history to win a start in his major league debut. He had plenty of early help as Minnesota scored five in the first inning.
Mets 5, Nationals 1
New York — Dillon Gee beat Washington for the third time this season and the New York Mets scored the go-ahead run when third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and shortstop Ian Desmond made errors on the same play to top the Nationals 5-1 yesterday.
Daniel Murphy delivered three hits and first baseman Josh Satin started a pair of nifty double plays for the Mets. The Nationals fell back to .500, losing to the team with the worst home record in the majors.
Braves 11, D-backs 5
Atlanta — Jason Heyward hit a tying RBI double and Andrelton Simmons scored the go-ahead run on the same play in a seven-run eighth inning that gave Atlanta a victory over Arizona.
The Braves rallied for their 23rd comeback victory, tops in the National League.
Pirates 2, Brewers 1
Pittsburgh — Pedro Alvarez and Garrett Jones each homered and Francisco Liriano pitched six strong innings as the surging Pirates won their eighth straight game,
Alvarez hit his 20th home run with one out in the second inning to extend his hitting streak to 12 games and help the Pirates to its longest winning streak since 2004..
Rockies 2, Giants 1
Denver — Nolan Arenado hit a game-ending single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift Colorado over San Francisco, loser of six straight for the first time in three years.
Michael Cuddyer singled in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 26 straight games.
Marlins 7, Padres 1
Miami — Jacob Turner pitched a seven-hitter for his first complete game in 19 career starts, helping Miami beat San Diego.
The complete game was the first for the Marlins this year. They had been outscored 20-3 while losing their first four games to San Diego this season, but the lowest-scoring team in the majors gave Turner a 6-0 lead after four innings.
Cardinals 7, A’s 1
Oakland, Calif. — Adam Wainwright pitched a five-hitter to become the NL’s second 11-game winner, Matt Adams had his first two-homer game and the Cardinals beat the Athletics.
Wainwright (11-5) tied Washington’s Jordan Zimmerman for most wins in the NL.
He struck out eight and walked two in a 112-pitch performance for his fourth complete game this year and 15th of his career.
What appeared a pitcher’s duel in the making changed quickly when A’s starter Jarrod Parker left in the fourth inning with tightness in his right hamstring on an unusually hot Bay Area afternoon.
Adams hit a three-run homer to highlight a four-run sixth and a solo shot in the eighth.
Jesse Chavez (1-2) was the loser.