Monday, September 15, 2014
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Strasburg, Nats falter

WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg set a strikeout record in front of President Obama - but both had left the game by the time the Chicago White Sox won it in the 11th.

The baseball holiday - every fifth day - known as Strasmas was again a spectacle Friday night. The 21-year-old rookie sensation struck out 10 to run his tally of Ks to an unprecedented 32 through three starts, yet he experienced his first no-decision in the White Sox' 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals.

Mark Kotsay singled and scored on Alex Rios' infield hit off Drew Storen (2-1) in the 11th inning for the White Sox, who have won four straight and eight of nine. J.J. Putz (2-2) worked the 10th to get the win, and Bobby Jenks pitched the 11th for his 14th save.

The Nationals have lost six of seven, with Strasburg accounting for the only victory during that stretch.

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  • Strasburg allowed four hits over seven innings and at one point retired 15 batters in a row. He lowered his ERA to 1.86 and didn't walk a batter for the second time in three starts, but he was matched - at least on the scoreboard - by Gavin Floyd, who faced the minimum number of batters through six of his eight innings.

     

     

    Chicago 100 000 000 01 – 2 6 0

    Washington 000 000 100 00 – 1 5 1

    Chicago AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Washington AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

    Pierre lf 4   1   1   0   .251      Morgan cf 5   0   1   0   .247   

    Vizquel 3b 5   0   1   0   .250      C.Guzman 2b 4   0   0   0   .296   

    Rios cf 5   0   1   2   .311      Zimmerman 3b 3   1   1   0   .295   

    Konerko 1b 4   0   1   0   .294      A.Dunn 1b 4   0   1   1   .288   

    Quentin rf 3   0   0   0   .210      Willingham lf 3   0   0   0   .269   

    1-Lillibridge pr 0   0   0   0   .667      I.Rodriguez c 4   0   0   0   .331   

    An.Jones rf 1   0   0   0   .207      Bernadina rf 4   0   1   0   .273   

    Pierzynski c 3   0   0   0   .233      Desmond ss 4   0   1   0   .267   

    Al.Ramirez ss 4   0   0   0   .255      Strasburg p 2   0   0   0   .000   

    Beckham 2b 4   0   0   0   .204      Clippard p 0   0   0   0   1.00   

    Floyd p 3   0   1   0   .250      Capps p 0   0   0   0   .000   

    Thornton p 0   0   0   0   ---      a-Morse ph 1   0   0   0   .395   

    Putz p 0   0   0   0   ---      Storen p 0   0   0   0   1.00   

    b-Kotsay ph 1   1   1   0   .209      c-W.Harris ph 1   0   0   0   .155   

    Jenks p 0   0   0   0   ---      Totals 35   1   5   1      

    Totals 37   2   6   2                        

    a-struck out for Capps in the 9th. b-singled for Putz in the 11th. c-lined out for Storen in the 11th.1-ran for Quentin in the 10th. E: Zimmerman (8). LOB: Chicago 6, Washington 3. 2B: Vizquel (5), A.Dunn (20). RBIs: Rios 2 (35), A.Dunn (39). S: Pierre, Pierzynski. RLSP: Chicago 3 (Quentin, Beckham, An.Jones); Washington 2 (Willingham, A.Dunn). RA: Vizquel, Rios, Al.Ramirez, C.Guzman. GIDP: I.Rodriguez, Desmond. DP: Chicago 3 (Konerko, Al.Ramirez, Floyd), (Al.Ramirez, Beckham, Konerko), (Pierzynski, Pierzynski, Beckham).

    Chicago walks (2): Konerko, Quentin.

    Washington walks (2): Zimmerman, Willingham.

    Chicago strikeouts (12): Pierre, Rios, Konerko, Quentin 2, Al.Ramirez 2, Beckham 3, Floyd 2.

    Washington strikeouts (8): Morgan, A.Dunn 2, Willingham, I.Rodriguez, Strasburg 2, Morse.

    Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    Floyd 8   4   1   1   1   5   106   5.20   

    Thornton 1   1   0   0   1   2   17   3.45   

    Putz (W 2-2) 1   0   0   0   0   1   12   2.28   

    Jenks (S 14-15) 1   0   0   0   0   0   9   4.39   

    Washington IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    Strasburg 7   4   1   1   0   10   85   1.86   

    Clippard 1   0   0   0   0   2   11   1.65   

    Capps 1   0   0   0   0   0   12   3.16   

    Storen (L 2-1) 2   2   1   1   2   0   33   1.88   

    IBB: off Thornton (Zimmerman), off Storen (Konerko). Umpires: Home, Gerry Davis; First, Sam Holbrook; Second, Greg Gibson; Third, Brian Knight.

    T: 2:55. A: 40,325 (41,546).

     

    Angels 7, Cubs 6

    CHICAGO - Scott Kazmir outpitched Carlos Silva to win his fourth straight start, Torii Hunter hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning, and Los Angeles held off a late Chicago rally.

    Playing at Wrigley Field for the first time in their 50-year history, the Angels won for the 15th time in their last 20 road games. Despite a run of injuries, Los Angeles is 23-11 since May 14.

     

     

    Los Angeles 000 201 310 – 7 7 0

    Chicago 000 110 004 – 6 7 3

    Los Angeles AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Chicago AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

    H.Kendrick 2b 4   1   1   2   .269      Colvin rf 4   2   2   3   .315   

    Frandsen 3b 5   0   0   0   .339      Je.Baker 3b 3   0   1   0   .253   

    B.Abreu rf 4   1   1   0   .262      d-Fkudome ph 1   0   0   0   .287   

    Tor.Hunter cf 3   3   2   1   .290      Byrd cf 5   0   0   0   .321   

    H.Matsui lf 3   0   1   1   .262      D.Lee 1b 4   2   2   2   .232   

    Jepsen p 0   0   0   0   ---      Soto c 4   0   1   1   .275   

    b-Quinln ph-1b 0   0   0   0   .129      A.Soriano lf 4   0   0   0   .267   

    Napoli 1b 4   0   0   0   .251      S.Castro ss 3   0   1   0   .272   

    F.Rodriguez p 0   0   0   0   ---      Theriot 2b 2   1   0   0   .277   

    Rodney p 0   0   0   0   ---      Silva p 3   0   0   0   .080   

    J.Mathis c 4   1   1   1   .316      Howry p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    Br.Wood ss 3   1   1   0   .160      Grabow p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    Kazmir p 1   0   0   0   .000      Gorzelanny p 0   0   0   0   .176   

    a-J.Rivera ph-lf 2   0   0   1   .242      c-Tracy ph 0   1   0   0   .270   

    Totals 33   7   7   6         Totals 33   6   7   6      

    a-grounded out for Kazmir in the 7th. b-reached on error for Jepsen in the 8th. c-walked for Gorzelanny in the 9th. d-grounded out for Je.Baker in the 9th. E: D.Lee (4), Je.Baker 2 (2). LOB: Los Angeles 4, Chicago 8. 2B: B.Abreu (18), S.Castro (4). HR: Tor.Hunter (11), off Silva; H.Kendrick (6), off Howry; D.Lee (9), off Kazmir; Colvin (8), off F.Rodriguez; D.Lee (10), off Rodney. RBIs: H.Kendrick 2 (43), Tor.Hunter (47), H.Matsui (40), J.Mathis (4), J.Rivera (30), Colvin 3 (20), D.Lee 2 (29), Soto (17). SB: Tor.Hunter (6), Quinlan (2). S: Quinlan, Br.Wood, Kazmir. SF: Soto. RLSP: Los Angeles 3 (H.Kendrick, Br.Wood 2); Chicago 3 (Theriot, Silva, A.Soriano). RA: Napoli, J.Rivera. GIDP: Frandsen. DP: Chicago 1 (S.Castro, D.Lee).

    Los Angeles walks (2): H.Kendrick, Tor.Hunter.

    Chicago walks (6): Colvin, D.Lee, S.Castro, Theriot 2, Tracy.

    Los Angeles strikeouts (7): Frandsen, B.Abreu, Napoli 2, J.Mathis, Kazmir, J.Rivera.

    Chicago strikeouts (4): Je.Baker, A.Soriano, S.Castro, Silva.

    Los Angeles IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    Kazmir (W 7-5) 6   5   2   2   3   3   105   5.08   

    Jepsen 1   0   0   0   1   0   18   4.94   

    F.Rodriguez 1   1   3   3   2   1   28   3.18   

    Rodney (S 6-7) 1   1   1   1   0   0   16   3.29   

    Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    Silva (L 8-2) 6   6   3   3   0   4   70   3.01   

    Howry 1   1   3   0   0   0   17   6.75   

    Grabow 1   0   1   0   1   2   19   8.59   

    Gorzelanny 1   0   0   0   1   1   10   3.48   

    F.Rodriguez pitched to 3 batters in the 9th. IBB: off Kazmir (Theriot). HBP: by Kazmir (Je.Baker). WP: Howry. PB: J.Mathis. Umpires: Home, Ed Hickox; First, Fieldin Culbreth; Second, Marty Foster; Third, Gary Cederstrom.

    T: 2:48. A: 39,729 (41,210).

     

    Indians 4, Pirates 3

    PITTSBURGH - Carlos Santana reached base four times and hit an RBI double to help Cleveland extend Pittsburgh's second-longest losing streak in 55 years to 12 games.

    Fausto Carmona won his second consecutive start, and Santana capped a four-run seventh inning that put Cleveland up by 4-0.

    The Indians snapped a four-game losing streak.

     

     

    Cleveland 000 000 400 – 4 9 0

    Pittsburgh 000 000 300 – 3 6 0

    Cleveland AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Pittsburgh AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

    Crowe cf 5   1   1   1   .246      Tabata lf 4   0   1   0   .258   

    Choo rf 5   0   1   1   .286      N.Walker 2b 4   1   2   0   .299   

    C.Santana c 2   0   2   1   .333      A.McCutchen cf 3   1   0   0   .313   

    Kearns lf 4   0   0   0   .285      G.Jones 1b 4   1   2   0   .278   

    Peralta 3b 3   1   1   0   .259      Church rf 4   0   1   3   .180   

    Duncan 1b 4   0   0   0   .279      Alvarez 3b 4   0   0   0   .000   

    A.Marte 1b 0   0   0   0   .242      Doumit c 3   0   0   0   .259   

    A.Hernandez ss 4   1   2   0   .300      Cedeno ss 3   0   0   0   .232   

    Donald 2b 4   1   2   1   .253      Maholm p 2   0   0   0   .000   

    Carmona p 3   0   0   0   .000      Hanrahan p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    R.Perez p 0   0   0   0   ---      Donnelly p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    Herrmann p 0   0   0   0   ---      a-Young ph 1   0   0   0   .226   

    C.Perez p 0   0   0   0   ---      Dotel p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    b-Hafner ph 0   0   0   0   .254      Totals 32   3   6   3      

    K.Wood p 0   0   0   0   ---                     

    Totals 34   4   9   4                        

    a-struck out for Donnelly in the 8th. b-was hit by a pitch for C.Perez in the 9th. LOB: Cleveland 7, Pittsburgh 3. 2B: C.Santana (4), Peralta (19), Donald (7), Tabata (3), Church (8). RBIs: Crowe (17), Choo (33), C.Santana (5), Donald (8), Church 3 (13). SB: Crowe (8). CS: N.Walker (2). RLSP: Cleveland 4 (Duncan, Crowe, Choo 2); Pittsburgh 2 (Cedeno, A.McCutchen). RA: Peralta, Alvarez. GIDP: Kearns. DP: Pittsburgh 1 (Cedeno, N.Walker, G.Jones).

    Cleveland walks (2): C.Santana 2.

    Pittsburgh walks (1): A.McCutchen.

    Cleveland strikeouts (6): Duncan 2, A.Hernandez, Donald, Carmona 2.

    Pittsburgh strikeouts (9): Tabata 2, N.Walker, A.McCutchen, Alvarez, Doumit 2, Maholm, Delw.Young.

    Cleveland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    Carmona (W 6-5) 6   5   3   3   1   7   85   3.31   

    R.Perez (H 1) 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   9   4.91   

    Herrmann (H 3) 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   6   0.00   

    C.Perez (H 7) 1   1   0   0   0   1   15   2.73   

    K.Wood (S 5-7) 1   0   0   0   0   1   9   7.43   

    Pittsburgh IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    Maholm (L 4-5) 62/3   7   4   4   2   5   104   3.77   

    Hanrahan 1/3   1   0   0   0   0   4   4.71   

    Donnelly 1   0   0   0   0   1   7   5.66   

    Dotel 1   1   0   0   0   0   13   5.61   

    Carmona pitched to 4 batters in the 7th. IR-S: R.Perez 1-0, Herrmann 1-0, Hanrahan 2-1. HBP: by Dotel (Hafner), by Maholm (Peralta). Umpires: Home, Gary Darling; First, Bruce Dreckman; Second, Paul Emmel; Third, Bill Hohn.

    T: 2:39. A: 28,478 (38,362).

     

    Marlins 7, Rays 4

    MIAMI - Mike Stanton hit a grand slam for his first major-league home run, and Florida beat the Rays.

    Ronny Paulino had three hits and Chris Coghlan doubled twice for the Marlins.

    Tampa Bay 200 100 100 – 4 7 0

    Florida 520 000 00x – 7 11 2

    Tampa Bay AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Florida AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

    B.Upton cf 5   0   1   1   .230      Coghlan lf 5   2   2   0   .278   

    Crawford lf 5   1   1   0   .293      G.Sanchez 1b 4   1   1   0   .281   

    Longoria 3b 3   0   0   0   .309      Sanches p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    C.Pena 1b 3   1   1   0   .199      c-Lamb ph 1   0   0   0   .192   

    Zobrist rf 4   0   1   2   .308      Nunez p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    S.Rodriguez 2b 4   1   1   0   .268      H.Ramirez ss 3   1   1   1   .282   

    Shoppach c 2   0   1   0   .222      Cantu 3b-1b 3   0   0   0   .273   

    b-Jaso ph-c 0   0   0   0   .285      Uggla 2b 3   1   2   1   .267   

    Bartlett ss 4   0   0   0   .222      C.Ross cf 3   1   0   1   .285   

    Garza p 1   0   0   0   .000      Stanton rf 4   1   2   4   .257   

    Sonnanstine p 1   0   0   0   .000      R.Paulino c 4   0   3   0   .313   

    a-Blalock ph 1   1   1   0   .278      N.Robertson p 3   0   0   0   .100   

    Wheeler p 0   0   0   0   ---      Strickland p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    Cormier p 0   0   0   0   ---      Tankersley p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    d-W.Aybar ph 1   0   0   0   .241      Helms 3b 1   0   0   0   .272   

    Totals 34   4   7   3         Totals 34   7   11   7      

    a-doubled for Sonnanstine in the 7th. b-walked for Shoppach in the 8th. c-grounded out for Sanches in the 8th. d-grounded out for Cormier in the 9th. E: H.Ramirez 2 (9). LOB: Tampa Bay 7, Florida 7. 2B: Zobrist (14), Blalock (3), Coghlan 2 (14), R.Paulino (11). HR: Stanton (1), off Garza. RBIs: B.Upton (25), Zobrist 2 (37), H.Ramirez (37), Uggla (38), C.Ross (38), Stanton 4 (8). SB: B.Upton (21). CS: B.Upton (6). RLSP: Tampa Bay 3 (S.Rodriguez, Sonnanstine, Bartlett); Florida 5 (N.Robertson, Stanton, C.Ross, Coghlan, Lamb). RA: Coghlan. GIDP: Zobrist, N.Robertson. DP: Tampa Bay 1 (Longoria, Bartlett, S.Rodriguez); Florida 1 (H.Ramirez, G.Sanchez).

    Tampa Bay walks (3): Longoria, C.Pena, Jaso.

    Florida walks (3): H.Ramirez, Uggla, C.Ross.

    Tampa Bay strikeouts (8): Longoria, C.Pena, S.Rodriguez 2, Shoppach, Bartlett, Garza, Sonnanstine.

    Florida strikeouts (9): H.Ramirez, Cantu 3, Uggla, C.Ross 2, Stanton, R.Paulino.

    Tampa Bay IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    Garza (L 7-5) 11/3   7   7   7   3   2   71   4.16   

    Sonnanstine 42/3   3   0   0   0   4   55   3.89   

    Wheeler 1   0   0   0   0   3   12   3.32   

    Cormier 1   1   0   0   0   0   17   3.77   

    Florida IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    N.Robertson (W 5-5) 6   5   3   2   1   6   88   4.44   

    Strickland 2/3   2   1   1   1   0   12   13.50   

    Tankersley (H 2) 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   5   3.60   

    Sanches (H 5) 1   0   0   0   1   1   20   3.00   

    Nunez (S 14-17) 1   0   0   0   0   0   12   2.60   

    IR-S: Sonnanstine 2-0, Tankersley 1-0. HBP: by Sonnanstine (Cantu), by N.Robertson (Shoppach). Balk: Cormier. Umpires: Home, Wally Bell; First, Lance Barksdale; Second, Ed Rapuano; Third, Tom Hallion. T: 2:56. A: 17,310 (38,560).

     

    Braves 6, Royals 4

    ATLANTA - Chipper Jones and pitcher Derek Lowe each drove in two runs and Lowe won his third straight start at home in Atlanta's win over Kansas City.

    The Braves, winners of three straight and five of six overall, improved to 22-7 at Turner Field. Atlanta has won 12 of its last 13 at home.

    Lowe (9-5) allowed six hits, three runs and two walks in 61/3 innings.

     

     

    Kansas City 001 100 110 – 4 8 0

    Atlanta 020 301 00x – 6 9 0

    Kansas City AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Atlanta AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

    Podsednik lf 4   1   0   0   .282      Prado 2b 5   0   2   0   .338   

    Kendall c 4   0   1   1   .266      Heyward rf 3   0   0   0   .263   

    DeJesus cf 3   1   1   0   .324      C.Jones 3b 2   0   1   2   .237   

    B.Butler 1b 3   1   1   1   .338      McCann c 4   0   0   0   .258   

    J.Guillen rf 4   0   1   1   .266      Glaus 1b 4   0   0   0   .282   

    Callaspo 3b 4   1   2   0   .272      Hinske lf 3   2   1   0   .315   

    Aviles 2b 4   0   1   0   .315      G.Blanco cf 0   0   0   0   .467   

    Y.Betancourt ss 4   0   0   0   .272      Y.Escobar ss 3   2   1   0   .251   

    Bannister p 1   0   0   0   .333      Me.Cabrera cf-lf 4   2   3   1   .259   

    a-Getz ph 1   0   0   0   .193      D.Lowe p 2   0   1   2   .136   

    Texeira p 0   0   0   0   .000      O'Flaherty p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    D.Hughes p 0   0   0   0   ---      Moylan p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    b-Betemit ph 1   0   1   1   .467      c-Infante ph 1   0   0   0   .312   

    V.Marte p 0   0   0   0   ---      Wagner p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    d-B.Pena ph 0   0   0   0   .158      Totals 31   6   9   5      

    Totals 33   4   8   4                        

    a-grounded out for Bannister in the 5th. b-singled for D.Hughes in the 7th. c-struck out for Moylan in the 8th. d-walked for V.Marte in the 9th. LOB: Kansas City 6, Atlanta 7. 2B: DeJesus (19), Prado (20), Me.Cabrera (8). HR: B.Butler (7), off D.Lowe. RBIs: Kendall (20), B.Butler (37), J.Guillen (42), Betemit (3), C.Jones 2 (25), Me.Cabrera (18), D.Lowe 2 (3). SB: Podsednik (20). S: D.Lowe. SF: C.Jones. RLSP: Kansas City 1 (Kendall); Atlanta 4 (McCann 3, Prado). RA: B.Butler, Y.Betancourt, C.Jones. GIDP: Callaspo, Aviles. DP: Atlanta 2 (Y.Escobar, Prado, Glaus), (Y.Escobar, Glaus).

    Kansas City walks (3): Podsednik, B.Butler, B.Pena.

    Atlanta walks (4): Heyward, C.Jones, Hinske, Y.Escobar.

    Kansas City strikeouts (6): Podsednik, Kendall 2, J.Guillen, Aviles, Y.Betancourt.

    Atlanta strikeouts (6): Heyward 2, McCann, Glaus, D.Lowe, Infante.

    Kansas City IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    Bannister (L 6-5) 4   7   5   5   3   2   83   5.70   

    Texeira 12/3   2   1   1   1   1   41   4.18   

    D.Hughes 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   4   3.33   

    V.Marte 2   0   0   0   0   2   24   3.24   

    Atlanta IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    D.Lowe (W 9-5) 61/3   6   3   3   2   3   86   4.77   

    O'Flaherty (H 6) 2/3   1   1   1   0   1   6   2.39   

    Moylan (H 11) 1   1   0   0   0   0   8   3.29   

    Wagner (S 13-15) 1   0   0   0   1   2   24   1.32   

    O'Flaherty pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. IR-S: D.Hughes 2-0, O'Flaherty 2-0, Moylan 1-1. HBP: by D.Lowe (DeJesus). WP: Bannister 2. Umpires: Home, Mark Wegner; First, Dan Iassogna; Second, Dale Scott; Third, Jerry Meals. T: 2:42. A: 29,808 (49,743).

     

    Cardinals 6, Athletics 4

    ST. LOUIS - Matt Holliday homered and drove in three runs in his first successful night in the No. 2 slot, helping St. Louis beat Oakland.

    Skip Schumaker drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh as St. Louis manager Tony La Russa improved to 6-1 against his old team.

    Chris Carpenter (8-1) gave up four runs in the second, matching his season worst, but none in his other six innings.

    The A's' Rajai Davis matched his career high with four hits, driving in a run.

     

     

    Oakland 040 000 000 – 4 10 0

    St. Louis 200 020 20x – 6 9 1

    Oakland AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      St. Louis AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

    R.Davis cf 5   1   4   1   .283      Schumaker 2b 4   3   3   1   .249   

    Barton 1b 4   0   0   0   .278      Holliday lf 4   1   3   3   .291   

    C.Jackson lf 4   1   2   2   .417      Pujols 1b 2   0   1   1   .310   

    K.Suzuki c 3   0   1   1   .267      Ludwick rf 4   0   1   1   .284   

    R.Sweeney rf 3   0   0   0   .301      Rasmus cf 3   0   0   0   .287   

    Kouzmanoff 3b 4   0   0   0   .285      Freese 3b 4   0   0   0   .312   

    M.Ellis 2b 4   1   1   0   .286      Y.Molina c 4   0   0   0   .249   

    Pennington ss 4   1   2   0   .225      C.Carpenter p 3   0   0   0   .097   

    Mazzaro p 2   0   0   0   .000      McClellan p 0   0   0   0   .500   

    a-Patterson ph 1   0   0   0   .206      b-Stavinoha ph 0   0   0   0   .314   

    Ziegler p 0   0   0   0   ---      Franklin p 0   0   0   0   .000   

    Bowers p 0   0   0   0   ---      B.Ryan ss 3   2   1   0   .219   

    c-Cust ph 1   0   0   0   .286      Totals 31   6   9   6      

    Totals 35   4   10   4                        

    a-fouled out for Mazzaro in the 6th. b-walked for McClellan in the 8th. c-grounded out for Bowers in the 9th. E: Y.Molina (3). LOB: Oakland 6, St. Louis 6. 2B: R.Davis (12), C.Jackson (2), Pennington (12), Schumaker (11), B.Ryan (9). HR: Holliday (7), off Mazzaro. RBIs: R.Davis (20), C.Jackson 2 (2), K.Suzuki (30), Schumaker (15), Holliday 3 (28), Pujols (50), Ludwick (41). CS: R.Davis (5), Pujols (2). RLSP: Oakland 3 (Kouzmanoff 2, R.Sweeney); St. Louis 2 (Ludwick, Rasmus). RA: Barton, Holliday. GIDP: C.Jackson, Freese. DP: Oakland 1 (M.Ellis, Pennington, Barton); St. Louis 1 (Pujols, B.Ryan, Pujols).

    Oakland walks (1): R.Sweeney.

    St. Louis walks (5): Pujols 2, Rasmus, Stavinoha, B.Ryan.

    Oakland strikeouts (6): C.Jackson, K.Suzuki, Pennington 2, Mazzaro 2.

    St. Louis strikeouts (8): Ludwick, Rasmus, Freese 2, Y.Molina, C.Carpenter 2, B.Ryan.

    Oakland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    Mazzaro 5   6   4   4   3   5   92   5.22   

    Ziegler (L 2-4) 11/3   3   2   2   1   0   17   3.18   

    Bowers 12/3   0   0   0   1   3   23   3.24   

    St. Louis IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    C.Carpenter (W 8-1) 7   10   4   4   1   5   103   2.83   

    McClellan (H 8) 1   0   0   0   0   0   16   2.25   

    Franklin (S 13-14) 1   0   0   0   0   1   11   1.80   

    IR-S: Bowers 2-0. IBB: off Ziegler (Pujols). HBP: by C.Carpenter (K.Suzuki). Umpires: Home, Angel Hernandez; First, Joe West; Second, Dan Bellino; Third, Rob Drake. T: 2:28. A: 40,083 (43,975).

     

    Rangers 9, Astros 3

    HOUSTON - Rookie Justin Smoak homered and drove in a career-high four runs, leading Texas over Houston.

    The Rangers scored eight times with two out while picking up their sixth consecutive road win on one trip for the first time since 1991. Josh Hamilton extended his hitting streak to 14 games.

     

     

    Texas 006 021 000 – 9 12 0

    Houston 000 003 000 – 3 9 1

    Texas AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Houston AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

    Andrus ss 4   1   0   1   .282      Bourn cf 5   0   0   0   .253   

    M.Young 3b 4   0   1   0   .317      Keppinger 2b 4   0   2   0   .289   

    Kinsler 2b 2   1   1   0   .278      Berkman 1b 3   0   1   0   .242   

    Guerrero rf 3   1   0   1   .331      Ca.Lee lf 4   1   1   0   .224   

    Dav.Murphy rf 1   0   0   0   .261      Pence rf 4   1   2   1   .272   

    Hamilton lf 5   2   3   2   .327      Blum 3b 4   1   1   1   .228   

    Smoak 1b 5   2   2   4   .211      Quintero c 4   0   0   0   .254   

    Treanor c 5   0   2   1   .237      Manzella ss 4   0   1   0   .212   

    Borbon cf 4   1   2   0   .286      W.Rodriguez p 1   0   0   0   .261   

    Feldman p 4   1   1   0   .167      W.Wright p 0   0   0   0   .000   

    O'Day p 0   0   0   0   ---      a-Sullivan ph 1   0   0   0   .194   

    c-J.Arias ph 1   0   0   0   .286      Daigle p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    Oliver p 0   0   0   0   ---      b-Michaels ph 1   0   1   1   .232   

    Totals 38   9   12   9         G.Chacin p 0   0   0   0   1.00   

                      Fulchino p 0   0   0   0   ---   

                      d-P.Feliz ph 1   0   0   0   .223   

                      Totals 36   3   9   3      

    a-struck out for W.Wright in the 5th. b-singled for Daigle in the 6th. c-fouled out for O'Day in the 9th. d-grounded out for Fulchino in the 9th. E: Manzella (8). LOB: Texas 9, Houston 7. 2B: M.Young (22), Smoak (8), Feldman (1), Pence 2 (11). 3B: Hamilton (2), Borbon (4). HR: Smoak (7), off W.Wright. RBIs: Andrus (20), Guerrero (56), Hamilton 2 (50), Smoak 4 (28), Treanor (20), Pence (31), Blum (13), Michaels (11). CS: Kinsler (4). RLSP: Texas 3 (Guerrero, Feldman, J.Arias); Houston 4 (Pence, Ca.Lee, Manzella, Bourn). RA: Andrus, M.Young, Smoak, Blum. DP: Houston 1 (Quintero, Quintero, Keppinger).

    Texas walks (7): Andrus, M.Young, Kinsler 3, Guerrero, Borbon.

    Houston walks (1): Berkman.

    Texas strikeouts (7): Guerrero, Dav.Murphy, Hamilton, Smoak, Treanor, Feldman 2.

    Houston strikeouts (8): Bourn, Berkman, Pence, Quintero 2, Manzella 2, Sullivan.

    Texas IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    Feldman (W 5-6) 7   9   3   3   1   6   113   5.16   

    O'Day 1   0   0   0   0   1   11   1.91   

    Oliver 1   0   0   0   0   1   10   1.44   

    Houston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    W.Rodriguez (L 3-10) 3   4   6   6   4   2   68   6.09   

    W.Wright 2   2   2   2   1   2   26   5.59   

    Daigle 1   2   1   1   1   1   21   7.20   

    G.Chacin 2   2   0   0   1   1   29   2.51   

    Fulchino 1   2   0   0   0   1   24   7.62   

    Umpires: Home, Derryl Cousins; First, Marvin Hudson; Second, Jim Joyce; Third, Jim Wolf.

    T: 2:52. A: 33,951 (40,976).

     

    Rockies 2, Brewers 0

    DENVER - Jason Hammel pitched 71/3 sharp innings and brought in a run with a squeeze bunt, lifting injury-riddled Colorado over Milwaukee.

    The righthander ran his streak of scoreless innings to a career-best 251/3, proving to be a nice complement to Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez.

    Hammel (5-3) also contributed offensively in the absence of Troy Tulowitzki, who will be out for about six weeks with a broken left wrist. Hammel finished 1 for 2 with a double.

     

     

    Milwaukee 000 000 000 – 0 10 0

    Colorado 110 000 00x – 2 6 0

    Milwaukee AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Colorado AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

    Weeks 2b 5   0   1   0   .251      S.Smith lf 4   0   0   0   .263   

    Hart rf 4   0   1   0   .263      Helton 1b 4   0   0   0   .244   

    Braun lf 3   0   2   0   .304      Spilborghs cf 4   1   1   0   .281   

    Fielder 1b 3   0   1   0   .260      Hawpe rf 3   0   2   1   .282   

    McGehee 3b 4   0   1   0   .269      Olivo c 3   0   0   0   .304   

    Lucroy c 4   0   1   0   .308      Stewart 3b 3   1   1   0   .261   

    Gomez cf 3   0   0   0   .237      Barmes ss 3   0   0   0   .224   

    A.Escobar ss 4   0   1   0   .248      J.Herrera 2b 3   0   1   0   .130   

    M.Parra p 2   0   1   0   .182      Hammel p 2   0   1   1   .133   

    a-Inglett ph 1   0   0   0   .347      Beimel p 0   0   0   0   .000   

    Riske p 0   0   0   0   ---      R.Betancourt p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    Braddock p 0   0   0   0   ---      Corpas p 0   0   0   0   .000   

    b-Counsell ph 1   0   1   0   .284      Totals 29   2   6   2      

    Totals 34   0   10   0                        

    a-struck out for M.Parra in the 7th. b-singled for Braddock in the 9th. LOB: Milwaukee 10, Colorado 4. 2B: Fielder (9), Hawpe 2 (14), Hammel (1). RBIs: Hawpe (23), Hammel (1). SB: A.Escobar (5). CS: Braun (1). S: Gomez, Hammel. RLSP: Milwaukee 7 (Lucroy 4, M.Parra 2, Gomez); Colorado 4 (Olivo, S.Smith, Helton, Stewart). RA: Braun. GIDP: Fielder. DP: Colorado 1 (J.Herrera, Barmes, Helton).

    Milwaukee walks (2): Braun, Fielder.

    Milwaukee strikeouts (6): Weeks 2, Hart 2, Lucroy, Inglett.

    Colorado strikeouts (7): S.Smith, Helton 2, Spilborghs 2, Stewart, Hammel.

    Milwaukee IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    M.Parra (L 1-5) 6   6   2   2   0   5   91   3.91   

    Riske 1   0   0   0   0   1   11   0.00   

    Braddock 1   0   0   0   0   1   7   4.82   

    Colorado IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    Hammel (W 5-3) 71/3   8   0   0   2   4   112   4.03   

    Beimel 0   1   0   0   0   0   8   0.81   

    R.Betancourt (H 8) 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   5   5.48   

    Corpas (S 9-11) 1   1   0   0   0   1   16   2.37   

    Beimel pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. IR-S: Beimel 1-0, R.Betancourt 2-0. WP: Hammel. Umpires: Home, Mark Carlson; First, Larry Vanover; Second, Jeff Kellogg; Third, Jeff Nelson.

    T: 2:43. A: 32,340 (50,449).

     

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