Major League Baseball Roundup -- August 29
Published on August 30 2013 6:20 am
Last Updated on August 30 2013 6:20 am
Written by Millie Lange
Mets Crush Phillies
(Flushing, NY) -- The Mets scored in six consecutive innings, crushing the Phillies 11-3 to earn a four-game series split at Citi Field. Daniel Murphy went 4-for-5 with two RBI and Eric Young went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored. Carlos Torres picked up his third win, tossing 6 2/3 innings of four-hit, one-run ball with six strikeouts. Phillies starter Ethan Martin took the loss, giving up three runs on four hits in four innings while striking out a career-high nine batters. Roger Bernadina hit a two-run homer for the Phils, who are just 3-15 over their last 18 road games.
Nats Blank Marlins For Sweep
(Washington, DC) -- Jayson Werth and Ian Desmond both hit three-run homers as the Nationals completed a three-game sweep of the Marlins with a 9-0 rout at Nationals Park. Bryce Harper added a two-run blast for the Nats, who have won eight of their last nine games. Gio Gonzalez struck out eight over seven innings of three-hit, scoreless ball as he improved to 8-6. Tom Koehler allowed six runs in five frames as he slipped to 3-9. Miami has lost four in-a-row and eight-of-nine overall.
Brewers Blank Pirates
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Aramis Ramirez belted a solo home run to help the Brewers beat the Pirates 4-0 in the rubber match of the three-game series at PNC Park. Scooter Gennett was 3-for-4 with a run scored for Milwaukee, which has won three-of-four. Jonathan Lucroy knocked in half the runs in the win. Yovani Gallardo gave up six hits and a walk in seven innings as he improved to 10-9. Gerrit Cole allowed four runs in 7 1/3 frames for the loss. John Buck was 3-for-3 in his Pirates debut. Pittsburgh has lost four-of-five.
Hunter Bomb Gives Tigers Walk-Off Win Over A's
(Detroit, MI) -- Torii Hunter hit a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Tigers a 7-6 walk-off win over the A's at Comerica Park. Victor Martinez kept the game going with an RBI single as Detroit scored four times off Oakland closer Grant Balfour to avoid a four-game sweep. Prince Fielder also homered for the Tigers. Third baseman Miguel Cabrera left after five innings with soreness in his abdomen after sliding into second base trying for a double. Joaquin Benoit got the win. Jed Lowrie and Brandon Moss hit home runs for the Athletics.
Halos Hold Off Rays
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Jason Vargas combined with two relievers on a three-hitter as the Angels shut out the Rays 2-0 at Tropicana Field. Vargas struck out seven while scattering two hits and three walks over seven innings for his eighth win. Ernesto Frieri got David DeJesus to fly out to right with two on in the ninth for his 28th save. Luis Jimenez singled in a run in the second and Kole Calhoun had an RBI single in the sixth for Los Angeles, which took two of three in the series. Jake Odorizzi pitched five innings of one-run ball but took the tough-luck loss for the Rays.
Royals Complete Sweep Of Twins
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Bruce Chen and three relievers combined on a five-hitter as the Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Twins with a 3-1 win at Target Field. Chen allowed five hits and one run over 5 2/3 innings to improve to 6-2. Greg Holland got the final three outs for his 36th save as Kansas City won its fifth straight. Alcides Escobar, Chris Getz and Alex Gordon all singled in runs in the second inning for the Royals, who took 15-of-19 meetings with Minnesota this season. Brian Dozier homered for the Twins. Samuel Deduno fell to 8-8 with the loss.
Orioles Edge Red Sox
(Boston, MA) -- Manny Machado had two hits and drove in two runs to lead the Orioles to a 3-2 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Adam Jones and Danny Valencia also had two hits for the Birds. Baltimore moved to 6 1/2 games out of first place behind Boston in the AL East and 3 1/2 out of the second wild card. Chris Tillman pitched seven innings, and allowed two runs on six hits with eight strikeouts. He earned his 15th win. Jim Johnson posted his 41st save. Daniel Nava had two doubles and Shane Victorino hit a home run. John Lester took the loss to drop to 12-and-8.
M's Edge Astros To Snap Six-Game Skid
(Houston, TX) -- Franklin Gutierrez went 3-for-4 and smacked a two-run homer as the Mariners edged the Astros 3-2 in the opener of a four-game series at Minute Maid Park. Nick Franklin added a solo shot for Seattle, which snapped a six-game skid. Erasmo Ramirez struck out seven over five-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball as he improved to 5-1. Danny Farquhar closed it out for his 10th save. Brett Wallace homered and Jason Castro doubled in a run for the Astros, who have dropped three in-a-row. Jordan Lyles allowed three runs in six frames as he fell to 6-7.
Braves Sweep Indians
(Atlanta, GA) -- The Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Indians with a 3-1 win at Turner Field. Atlanta's offense came on a three-run homer by Brian McCann. Atlanta outfielder Justin Upton left in the fifth after getting hit by a pitch on his left hand. Kris Medlen improved to 11-and-12 after dealing seven shutout innings with seven strikeouts. Craig Kimbrel picked up his 43rd save. The Braves are 81-52. Lonnie Chisenhall hit a solo shot for Cleveland. Ubaldo Jimenez K'd 10 and gave up three runs over seven innings for the loss. The Tribe is 71-62.
Thursday, August 29 Scoreboard
New York Mets 11, Philadelphia Phillies 3
Washington Nationals 9, Miami Marlins 0
Milwaukee Brewers 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Detroit Tigers 7, Oakland Athletics 6
LA Angels of Anaheim 2, Tampa Bay Rays 0
Kansas City Royals 3, Minnesota Twins 1
Baltimore Orioles 3, Boston Red Sox 2
Seattle Mariners 3, Houston Astros 2
Atlanta Braves 3, Cleveland Indians 1
Friday, August 30 Schedule (All Times Central)
1:20 p.m. - Philadelphia Phillies at Chicago Cubs
6:05 p.m. - New York Mets at Washington Nationals
6:05 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates
6:30 p.m. - Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves
7:40 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds at Colorado Rockies
8:40 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks
9:10 p.m. - San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers
6:05 p.m. - Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees
6:07 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays
6:08 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers
6:10 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox
7:05 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers
7:10 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros
9:05 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics
7:10 p.m. - Los Angeles Angels at Milwaukee Brewers