Six pitchers combine on 2-hitter for Giants
SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum and five relievers combined on a weird two-hitter for San Francisco in a 5-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.
Lincecum struck out five, walked four and hit a batter in another wild but effective start. George Kontos (1-0) retired four straight before John Baker singled to right with one out in the seventh against lefty Jeremy Affeldt for Chicago's first hit.
The Cubs have the longest streak in the majors without being no-hit. The last time it happened to them was 1965, when Sandy Koufax pitched a perfect game for the Dodgers.
Hector Sanchez hit a two-run double, and three others drove in a run to help the Giants (34-19) extend the best record in the majors. San Francisco has won six of seven after holding the Cubs scoreless in consecutive games.
Edwin Jackson (3-5) gave up two runs on four hits in 51/3 innings for the Cubs.
Diamondbacks 12, Padres 6
At Phoenix, Chase Anderson became the first Arizona pitcher to win his first three career starts and the Diamondbacks set a first-inning franchise scoring record with eight runs on eight hits.
Reds 3, Dodgers 2
At Los Angeles, Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer against Clayton Kershaw and Homer Bailey pitched seven effective innings to lead Cincinnati.
Athletics 3, Tigers 1
At Oakland, Calif., Josh Donaldson hit a game-ending, three-run homer off Joe Nathan with one out in the ninth inning and Scott Kazmir pitched his first complete game in nearly eight years as the Athletics rallied past the Tigers.
Anibal Sanchez was in command, allowing only two hits as he took a shutout bid into the ninth inning before Oakland rallied to hand the Tigers their eighth loss in 10 games.
Coco Crisp got it started with one out when he hit an opposite-field double just inside the third-base line that ended Sanchez's night after 111 pitches.
John Jaso greeted Nathan with a single off third baseman Nick Castellanos' glove before Donaldson hit a towering drive into the left-field seats for his second career walk-off homer. He also did it on April 12, 2013, against the Tigers.
Mariners 3, Angels 1
At Seattle, Felix Hernandez took a shutout bid into the ninth inning, coming within one out of his first complete game since August 2012 as the Mariners beat the Angels.
Mike Zunino homered and drove in all of Seattle's runs.
Hernandez (7-1) became the seventh pitcher in Mariners history with seven victories before June 1. He won his fourth consecutive start with his most dominant performance of the season.
Blue Jays 3, Rays 2
At Toronto, pinch-runner Kevin Pillar scored the winning run on a throwing error by pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo and the Toronto Blue Jays won their ninth straight game and completed a sweep of Tampa Bay.
Red Sox 4, Braves 0
At Boston, John Lackey pitched neatly into the seventh inning and the Red Sox beat the Braves, their third straight victory after their longest losing streak in 20 years.
The Red Sox honored Manny Ramirez, Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling and members of their 2004 World Series championship team before the game, then put on another winning performance at Fenway Park.