Miller, Cardinals cool off Blue Jays
TORONTO — Shelby Miller took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and finished with a three-hit shutout as the St. Louis Cardinals beat Toronto 5-0 Saturday, snapping the Blue Jays' six-game winning streak.
Randal Grichuk hit his first career home run in the Cardinals' third win in 11 games.
Miller (7-5) struck out five and walked one. He retired the first 13 batters before walking Adam Lind in the fifth.
Jose Reyes lined a single to right field with two outs in the sixth for Toronto's first hit. Melky Cabrera followed with a ball that nicked first baseman Allen Craig's glove for a double, but Miller struck out Jose Bautista swinging at a high fastball to end the inning.
Mark Buehrle (10-2) had won six straight decisions. Grichuk's solo homer was the only run Buehrle allowed in seven innings.
Mariners 7, Rays 4
At St. Petersburg, Fla., Dustin Ackley drove in three runs and Roenis Elias won his second consecutive start for Seattle.
Ackley hit a three-run double off Alex Cobb (1-4) during a four-run fifth that put the Mariners ahead 7-2. Willie Bloomquist added an RBI double in the inning.
Elias (5-4), coming off a three-hit shutout over Detroit last Sunday, was chased after giving up a two-run homer in the eighth to Evan Longoria that cut the Mariners' lead to 7-4. The left-hander allowed four runs and five hits over 72/3 innings.
Fernando Rodney, the former Rays closer, pitched the ninth to get his 17th save in his first appearance at Tropicana Field since joining the Mariners as a free agent in February.
Twins 8, Astros 0
At Minneapolis, rookie Danny Santana drove in five runs and Kyle Gibson pitched seven strong innings for Minnesota.
Santana, who hit his first major league home run on Friday night, flied out to lead off the first inning. He then got hits in his next four at-bats, raising his average to .373.
Indians 8, Rangers 3
At Arlington, Texas, Yan Gomes and Carlos Santana, the last two batters in Cleveland's order, homered to back Josh Tomlin.
Tigers 8, Red Sox 6
At Detroit, Miguel Cabrera had three hits, Eugenio Suarez homered for his first hit in the majors and Detroit sent Boston to its fifth straight loss.
Detroit has won all five games against the Red Sox this season after losing to them in the AL championship series last year.
Orioles 6, Athletics 3
At Baltimore, Kevin Gausman earned his first win as a starter while Adam Jones and David Lough each homered for Baltimore.
Called up from Triple-A Norfolk earlier in the day, Gausman (1-1) set career highs by pitching seven innings and striking out six.
Gausman, the fourth overall pick in the 2012 draft, gave up one run and four hits and walked one. He had made six previous starts in the majors over two seasons.
Royals 8, Yankees 4
At Kansas City, Mo., Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer, Eric Hosmer also went deep and Kansas City cruised past New York.
Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar and Nori Aoki drove in a run apiece as the Royals bounced back from an offensively inept performance in a 4-2 series-opening loss Friday night.
Angels 6, White Sox 5
At Anaheim, Calif., Mike Trout hit a game-tying grand slam in the bottom of the eighth, Josh Hamilton had three hits and scored the go-ahead run, and Los Angeles erased five-run deficit to beat Chicago.
Chicago starter Chris Sale took a three-hit shutout into the eighth and the White Sox held a commanding 5-0 lead.
Giants 5, Mets 4
At San Francisco, Michael Morse hit an RBI single with one out in the ninth inning after Hunter Pence's tying double, and San Francisco rallied to beat New York.
Angel Pagan had three singles, two RBIs and reached base all five times against his former team. He reached leading off the ninth when catcher Anthony Recker dropped the third strike and his throw pulled Lucas Duda off first base. Mets manager Terry Collins challenged the play but lost.
Pence hit a tying double that scored Pagan and advanced to third on Buster Posey's deep fly to left-center. After Jenrry Mejia (1-2) intentionally walked Pablo Sandoval, Morse sent a single to deep right and was mobbed by teammates before he reached second.
Diamondbacks 4, Braves 3,11 innings
At Phoenix, Gerardo Parra's bloop single brought Cody Ross home from second in the 11th inning to lift Arizona to victory.
One night after he set the Braves franchise record for career saves, Craig Kimbrel blew his third of the season in 19 opportunities.
Padres 4, Nationals 3, 11 innings
At San Diego, Yonder Alonso homered with two outs in the ninth inning to tie the game and Cameron Maybin hit an RBI bloop single with two outs in the 11th to carry San Diego past Washington.
Cubs 5, Marlins 2
At Chicago, Junior Lake hit two home runs, Emilio Bonifacio added a two-run shot and Chicago extended its winning streak to five games.
Jeff Samardzija (2-5) allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings, striking out eight. Pedro Strop got his second save.
Brewers 9, Pirates 3
At Pittsburgh, Matt Garza got through six shaky innings to win back-to-back starts for the first time since last July and Lyle Overbay hit a tiebreaking two-run single to lead Milwaukee.
Rockies 5, Dodgers 4, 10 innings
At Denver, Brandon Barnes' triple off the center-field wall in the 10th inning scored the winning run and Colorado snapped an eight-game losing streak.
The defeat capped a tough day for the Dodgers, who saw outfielder Yasiel Puig and second baseman Dee Gordon leave early because of injuries.
Reds 6, Phillies 5
At Cincinnati, Jay Bruce homered and drove in three runs to help Cincinnati snap a three-game losing streak.
Todd Frazier also homered and the Reds threw out two runners at the plate to end innings, overcoming homers by Marlon Byrd, Carlos Ruiz and Jimmy Rollins in sending the Phillies to their seventh loss in eight games.