Baseball-Highlights of Saturday's Major League Baseball games
Aug 13 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's Major League Baseball games
Nationals 3, Giants 1
Edwin Jackson allowed one run in six innings and Adam Lind was 3-for-3 with one RBI as the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Saturday despite losing Bryce Harper to a leg injury in the first inning.
The game ended around 1:15 a.m. on Sunday with a few hundred fans in the stands after a long rain delay before the first pitch.
Washington scored two runs in the first and then Lind had an RBI double in the sixth against Giants starter Jeff Samardzija (7-12) to give Washington a 3-1 lead.
Harper, the National League MVP in 2015, left after his left foot slipped on the first base bag as he tried to beat out a ground ball to first baseman Ryder Jones. He is due to have an MRI scan on Sunday.
Red Sox 10, Yankees 5
Andrew Benintendi continued his spectacular month by hitting two three-run homers as Boston pounded New York.
Benintendi tied a career high with six RBIs by homering in consecutive at-bats off Luis Severino (9-5) when Boston scored five times in the third and fifth innings.
It was Benintendi's third career multi-homer game. In his last eight games, he is batting .484 (15-for-31) with four homers and 11 RBIs after hitting .222 during July.
Blue Jays 7, Pirates 2
Chris Rowley has made the unusual transition from West Point graduate to a major league pitcher and allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings in Toronto's victory over Pittsburgh.
The 26-year-old signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays in 2013 after he was not drafted before embarking on his U.S. Army commitment.
Indians 3, Rays 0
Jay Bruce drove in his first two runs since joining Cleveland, helping his new team to a win over Tampa Bay.
Bruce had an RBI bloop double in the first inning and an RBI single in the sixth, accounting for the only RBIs for the Indians.
Cleveland starter Mike Clevinger (6-4) held the Rays to four hits in seven innings, striking out nine batters while walking only one.
Diamondbacks 6, Cubs 2
Brandon Drury's two-run double keyed a four-run sixth inning that broke up Jon Lester's pitching duel with Patrick Corbin, and Arizona ended a three-game losing streak by beating Chicago.
Corbin (9-11) was coming off two successive rough starts that included a 16-4 loss to Chicago in which he allowed eight runs in three innings.
On Saturday, he consistently shut down Cubs threats while scattering five hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings.
Cardinals 6, Braves 5
Paul DeJong and Randal Grichuk each homered to support Carlos Martinez's six solid innings as surging St Louis edged Atlanta.
DeJong's team-leading 17th homer in the bottom of the seventh finished the scoring for St Louis, which was held below eight runs for the first time since a 4-1 win on Aug. 5 in Cincinnati.
Royals 5, White Sox 4
Melky Cabrera hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and Kansas City held on for a win over Chicago.
Eric Hosmer also homered as Kansas City snapped a five-game losing streak. Jose Abreu hit two home runs to lead the White Sox. Leury Garcia drove in two runs for Chicago, which had its four-game winning streak end.
Tigers 12, Twins 11
Justin Upton drilled a walk-off, two-run homer with nobody out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Detroit a comeback victory that snapped Minnesota's six-game winning streak.
Mikie Mahtook lined a single to right-center field off reliever Matt Belisle (0-2) to start the ninth and Upton followed with his 22nd home run off a 2-1 fastball.
Detroit blew a 5-0 first-inning lead and trailed 11-6 in the seventh before mounting its comeback.
Marlins 4, Rockies 3
Giancarlo Stanton, who leads the majors in homers, drilled a tiebreaking, three-run shot to left field to lead Miami over Colorado.
Stanton has 41 homers, one short of the franchise season record set by Gary Sheffield in 1996. Stanton has 20 homers in the past 32 games.
Brewers 6, Reds 5 (10 innings)
Eric Sogard scored on a 10th-inning wild pitch as Milwaukee snapped a six-game losing streak by beating Cincinnati.
The Brewers and Reds combined for six homers, with each side hitting three. Milwaukee's Eric Thames tied it in the sixth with his team-leading 27th homer of the season.
Phillies 3, Mets 1
Aaron Nola stifled New York for seven innings, allowing one earned run and two hits while striking out eight in Philadelphia's come-from-behind victory.
Nola (9-7) is one of the hottest pitchers in baseball, posting a 1.71 ERA in his last 10 starts.
Dodgers 6, Padres 3
Los Angeles was due for a clutch hit and Corey Seager came through in the sixth inning.
The second-year shortstop yanked a two-out, three-run double down to right field to give the Dodgers the lead for good in a victory over San Diego.
Angels 6, Mariners 3
Albert Pujols hit a two-run double to break a tie in the eighth inning and Los Angeles went on to defeat Seattle.
The Angels won their fifth straight game and took sole possession of the American League's second and final wild-card berth.
Orioles 12, Athletics 5
Tim Beckham went 4-for-5 with three doubles and three RBIs, and Dylan Bundy struck out a career high-tying 10 batters as Baltimore rolled to a victory over Oakland.
Beckham extended his hitting streak to 12 games to begin his Orioles career and scored three runs. The Orioles pounded out a season-high-tying 20 hits, matching their total in a 13-inning game on May 16 at Detroit.
Rangers 8, Astros 3
Texas rode a few big swings from Brett Nicholas and Mike Napoli, and a strong game from Adrian Beltre to its third straight win.
Nicholas' three-run homer in the second inning, his first home run of the year, spotted Texas an early lead for the second day in a row. (Editing by John O'Brien)