American League Game Capsules
(Sunday, April 20th)
Final Score: Cleveland 6, Toronto 4
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - David Murphy clubbed a go-ahead, three-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning to help the Cleveland Indians salvage the finale of a three-game set with a 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday at Progressive Field. Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen each spun a scoreless inning in relief before John Axford wiggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth to nail down his sixth save of the season. Nick Swisher added a sacrifice fly in the seventh, while Michael Brantley went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, two RBI and two runs scored for the Tribe, who snapped a three-game skid. Aaron Loup (1-1) absorbed the loss after allowing Murphy's go-ahead double in the sixth. Jose Reyes and Jose Bautista each collected an RBI and a run scored for the Blue Jays, who went 4-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Toronto starter Brandon Morrow struck out six and had a 4-2 lead heading into the sixth before giving up a single to Swisher to start the frame.
Final Score: Detroit 2, LA Angels of Anaheim 1
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Nick Castellanos' go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning lifted the Detroit Tigers to a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday in the finale of a three-game set. Ian Krol and Al Alburquerque worked the eighth, while Joe Nathan fired a scoreless ninth to notch his third save of the season. Torii Hunter and Austin Romine were the only other Tigers with hits. They tallied a pair apiece for Detroit, which won despite going just 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Rick Porcello (2-1) allowed a run on five hits and a walk over seven innings to earn the victory. Hector Santiago (0-3) fanned seven and surrendered two runs -- none earned -- on two hits and five walks over 5 2/3 frames for the Angels, who have dropped four of their last six games.
Final Score: New York 5, Tampa Bay 1 (12 innings)
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Yankees scored four runs in the 12th inning Sunday to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 and earn a split of their four-game series. New York's win came a day after it lost right-hander Ivan Nova to an elbow injury in a 16-1 defeat. Yankees shortstop Dean Anna, who pitched in the eighth inning Saturday after things got out of hand, walked on Sunday to force in the winning run. Carlos Beltran added a two-run single and Alfonso Soriano had an RBI hit in the 12th.
Final Score: Minnesota 8, Kansas City 3
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and two RBI to lead the Minnesota Twins to an 8-3 win over the Kansas City Royals, avoiding a sweep in the series finale of a three-game set. Kurt Suzuki drove in a pair of runs and Chris Colabello, Jason Kubel and Eduardo Escobar picked up an RBI apiece for the Twins, who have won six of nine. Josmil Pinto added a solo home run and scored twice for Minnesota. Twins starter Phil Hughes (1-1) surrendered nine hits and three runs through six-plus innings on the hill to earn the win. Alcides Escobar was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and two runs scored and Omar Infante drove in one for Kansas City, which saw a five-game win streak come to a halt. Kansas City starter Yordano Ventura (1-1) surrendered four runs over four-plus frames of work, fanning six and allowing four walks.
Final Score: Chicago 16, Texas 2
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Marcus Semien went 4-for-6 with four RBI to help the Chicago White Sox secure a 16-2 win over the Texas Rangers in the finale of a three-game set Sunday at Globe Life Park. Jordan Danks and Jose Abreu each belted a two-run homer, while Dayan Viciedo added a solo shot, scored three times and plated a pair of runs for the White Sox, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Erik Johnson (1-1) picked up the win after limiting Texas to two runs -- one earned -- on one hit with five walks over five frames. Texas starter Robbie Ross Jr. (1-1) was knocked around for seven runs -- four earned -- on seven hits while striking out eight over 5 1/3 innings to absorb the loss. Luis Sardinas made his major league debut in the setback and collected one of the two hits for the Rangers, who had won five straight.
Final Score: Oakland 4, Houston 1
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros for a three-game series sweep. Jed Lowrie went 2- for-3 with two runs scored and Eric Sogard added two hits for the Oakland, which has won seven of eight. A's starter Jesse Chavez (1-0) struck out six in six frames, allowing one run and three walks. Luke Gregerson sat down the side in order in the ninth for his third save of the season. Marwin Gonzalez provided all the offense for Houston going 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Jose Altuve added a double for the only other extra base hit for the Astros, who have lost seven straight. Houston starter Brad Peacock (0-2) fanned four through five innings, surrendering two runs on five hits with three walks.
Final Score: Boston 6, Baltimore 5
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Dustin Pedroia scored the game-winning run on a throwing error in the ninth inning to complete Boston's comeback and give the Red Sox a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles on the eve of Patriots' Day. Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer off Ubaldo Jimenez in the sixth inning to get the rally started, then David Ortiz and Mike Napoli each knocked in a run in the seventh. Adam Jones went 4-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI to highlight Baltimore's offense, but it wasn't enough as the Orioles dropped their second straight game on the heels of a three-game winning streak.
Final Score: Miami 3, Seattle 2
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Marlins scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning to come back and sweep the Seattle Mariners with a 3-2 win on Sunday in the finale of a three-game series. Garrett Jones, Adeiny Hechavarria and Donovan Solano picked up an RBI apiece for the Marlins, who have won four of five. Marlins starter Kevin Slowey gave up two runs on three hits through five innings of work, picking up three strikeouts. Mike Dunn (1-2) earned the win setting down the three batters he faced in the eighth. Corey Hart hit two doubles and Dustin Ackley and Justin Smoak each drove in a run for Seattle, which has dropped six straight and eight of nine. Tom Wilhelmsen (0-1) took the loss behind starter Brandon Maurer, who hurled four hitless innings before surrendering a run on two hits in the fifth. Maurer fanned four, while walking two through 4 1/3 frames.
04/20 22:56:51 ET