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(Monday, May 25)
Final Score: New York 14, Kansas City 1
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Yankees put an end to a season- long six-game losing streak by producing plenty of fireworks on Memorial Day. Chase Headley, Brian McCann and Brett Gardner all homered during an eight-run first inning that set the tone for New York's 14-1 rout of the Kansas City Royals Monday afternoon. Headley started the barrage with a two-run homer and McCann and Gardner tacked on three-run shots later in the frame. Stephen Drew added a three-run dinger of his own in the second, while rookie Slade Heathcott later belted his first major league homer to put the finishing touches on only the Yankees' second win in 12 outings. Four of the blasts were served up by Jeremy Guthrie (4-3), walloped for 11 runs and nine hits before being lifted with none out in the second inning. Headley finished 3- for-4 with three RBI, Gardner had two hits and three runs scored and Heathcott went 2-for-5 while crossing the plate twice. Nathan Eovaldi (4-1) did his part as well to help New York end its skid, scattering eight hits and permitting just one run over seven sharp innings. Jarred Dyson knocked in Kansas City's lone run on a 2-for-2 day at the plate.
Final Score: Baltimore 4, Houston 3
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Steve Pearce's two-run homer in the seventh inning lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a 4-3 win over Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros on Monday afternoon. Keuchel (6-1) was in line for another win as the Astros entered the bottom of the seventh with a 3-2 lead. The left-hander had retired 11 straight batters before giving up a one-out single to Delmon Young. Pearce followed with a blast to right-center field to put the Orioles ahead for good. Keuchel gave up all four runs on six hits with three strikeouts and one walk over eight innings. The 27-year-old saw his career-long winning streak of eight games come to an end, losing for the first time since Aug. 21, 2014. Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen allowed three runs on 11 hits while striking out six over five innings. Brad Brach (2-0) tossed two perfect innings to pick up the win. Oliver Drake tossed a scoreless eighth for Baltimore and Zach Britton pitched a perfect ninth for his 11th save of the season.
Final Score: Minnesota 7, Boston 2
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Trevor Plouffe's three-run homer and 7 2/3 strong innings from Ricky Nolasco carried the Minnesota Twins to another win, a 7-2 Memorial Day triumph over the Boston Red Sox. Nolasco (5-1) won his fifth straight start and earned career victory No. 100 with his best and longest outing of the season. The right-hander held the Red Sox to a pair of runs on seven hits and fanned five without a walk. Plouffe's blast capped a six-run second inning against Joe Kelly and helped the surprising Twins collect their fifth win in six games. The homer was one of 16 Minnesota hits, with Eduardo Escobar finishing 3-for-4 and both Eduardo Nunez and Eddie Rosario going 2-for-4 with an RBI. Kelly (1-4), meanwhile, had his winless stretch lengthened to eight starts after being pasted for seven runs and eight hits in only 1 2/3 innings. Dustin Pedroia, Mookie Betts and Mike Napoli had two hits each for Boston, with Hanley Ramirez recording an RBI single in defeat.
Final Score: Oakland 4, Detroit 0
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jesse Hahn's first career shutout spurred Oakland to its longest win streak of the season after the Athletics downed the Detroit Tigers 4-0 at O.co Coliseum. Hahn (2-4) yielded a mere four hits and one walk to halt a five-start winless stretch and carry the A's to a third consecutive triumph. The young right-hander kept Detroit's bats silent by recording 15 ground-ball outs, six of which came on three double plays. Oakland hadn't won three in a row since August 7-9 of last season. The A's got all their runs during a sixth-inning outburst against Shane Greene highlighted by RBI doubles from Max Muncy and Sam Fuld. Billy Butler added a run-scoring single while finishing 2-for-4. Greene (4-3) didn't make it out of the sixth, with five of his eight hits allowed coming during the pivotal frame. With star slugger Miguel Cabrera out of the lineup for rest purposes, Detroit didn't register an extra-base hit en route to a third straight loss.
Final Score: Texas 10, Cleveland 8
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Hamilton went 0-for-3 with a run scored, one walk and two strikeouts in his season debut, and the Texas Rangers used a two-run seventh to beat the Cleveland Indians 10-8 on Monday. Hamilton started in left field and batted fifth in his first game back with the Rangers since 2012. He was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the contest. The 34-year-old Hamilton was an All-Star in each of his five seasons (2008-12) with the Rangers and was the American League MVP for them in 2010. However, he left Texas after the 2012 season, signing a 5-year, $125 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. After two unsuccessful seasons with the Angels, though, Hamilton relapsed with drugs and alcohol this past winter while also nursing a shoulder injury. Los Angeles quickly moved to cut ties with him and sent him back to Texas on April 27. Prince Fielder went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer, three RBI and three runs scored for the Rangers, who have won six in a row. Elvis Andrus hit a solo homer and drove in three runs, Adrian Beltre smacked a solo homer and Mitch Moreland knocked in two runs.
Final Score: Toronto 6, Chicago 0
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Drew Hutchison tossed a four-hit shutout while Justin Smoak keyed the offense with a two-run homer and three RBI, as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 6-0 on Monday. Hutchison (4-1) struck out eight and walked nobody while throwing 96 pitches in his second career shutout. The other came at Texas on May 16, 2014. Chris Colabello knocked in two runs during a four-run first for Toronto. Josh Donaldson hit a solo homer and scored three times. Hector Noesi (0-4) made his first start since May 9 and allowed five runs on five hits with four strikeouts and three walks over seven innings. The right- hander had lost his first three starts before being moved to the bullpen. The White Sox, who had a five-game road winning streak snapped, started an 11- game road trip on Monday.
Final Score: Seattle 4, Tampa Bay 1
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Roenis Elias pitched six quality innings as the Seattle Mariners earned a 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a three-game series on Monday. Elias (3-1) scattered six hits and three walks, the only costly mistake coming on Logan Forsythe's home run in the sixth inning. Robinson Cano drove in two runs, Mike Zunino hit a solo shot and Nelson Cruz knocked in another run as Seattle improved to 4-3 on a nine-game road trip. The Rays dropped their third straight thanks in part to an 0-for-10 showing with runners in scoring position. Another hard-luck loss fell on Jake Odorizzi (3-5), who was charged with two runs -- one earned -- over seven innings. He struck out seven and allowed just five hits and two walks in dropping his third straight start.
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 4, San Diego 3
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Albert Pujols knocked in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to help the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Monday. The Angels led 3-0 before a three-run top of the seventh knotted the score at 3-3. Joe Smith (1-1) pitched a 1-2-3 top of the ninth, setting the stage for a walk-off Angels win. Marc Krauss drew a one-out walk against Kevin Quackenbush (1-1). Collin Cowgill replaced him at first base and moved to third on Johnny Giavotella's single to center. San Diego went to closer Craig Kimbrel to try and get out of the jam, but the flamethrower wasn't up to the task. After striking out Erick Aybar on three pitches for the second out and walking Mike Trout intentionally, Pujols ripped a 1-0 offering into left field.
05/26 00:28:05 ET