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|Saturday, 29 June 2013 17:05|
By The Associated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - Jose Bautista hit a pair of long homers over the Green Monster, starting with the 200th of his career and following with a tiebreaking, two-run drive off Junichi Tazawa in the eighth inning that led the Toronto Blue Jays over the Boston Red Sox 6-2 Saturday.
After Shane Victorino's two-run single against Steve Delabar (5-1) tied the score in the seventh, Bautista followed Jose Reyes' leadoff single in the eighth with a drive off Tazawa (4-3) that went off the base of a light-tower in left-center. Bautista has 18 home runs this season and 21st career multihomer games.
Bautista also threw out Victorino at the plate from right field when he tried to score from second on Dustin Pedroia's sixth-inning single. Boston's Jarrod Saltalamacchia was out at the plate in the seventh, when pitcher Darren Oliver's throw home beat him on Jonathan Diaz's squeeze bunt.
INDIANS 4, WHITE SOX 3
CHICAGO (AP) - Nick Swisher singled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, and Cleveland beat the White Sox 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.
This time, Cabrera, Jason Kipnis and Swisher consecutive one-out singles off Jesse Crain (2-3) in the eighth. Crain allowed his first run since April 12. He went 31 outings before Saturday without giving up an earned run.
Joe Martinez (1-0), called up from Triple-A Columbus Saturday, earned the victory in his first major league appearance this season. He pitched two innings and held Chicago to two hits and no runs with one strikeout.
TWINS 6, ROYALS 2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kyle Gibson pitched six solid innings in his major league debut, and Trevor Plouffe homered to help the Twins beat the Royals.
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.
Wade Davis (4-6) was yanked after giving up another run in the second with no one out. The one inning outing marked Davis' shortest outing of the season for the Royals, who have lost seven of 10.
ANGELS 7, ASTROS 2
Joe Blanton pitched seven sharp innings, and Howie Kendrick and Chris Iannetta both homered to give the Angels their fifth straight win.
Alberto Callaspo and Erick Aybar drove in two runs apiece in a big fourth inning for Los Angeles.
Blanton (2-10) tied season lows with three hits and two runs, pitching six scoreless innings before a two-run home run by Brett Wallace in the seventh.
Houston starter Jordan Lyles (4-3) was done in by a four-run fourth inning by the Angels. He allowed five hits, four runs and walked two in four innings for his first loss against Los Angeles in three starts.
CARDINALS 7, ATHLETICS 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - 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.