Athletics best Blue Jays in 15
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics won in 15 innings for the second time this week, with Jemile Weeks hitting a leadoff triple and scoring on Coco Crisp's sacrifice fly to beat Toronto 5-4 Friday night.
Weeks was a star Monday night, too, when his sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 15th beat Tampa Bay.
The A's became the first team to play a pair of 15-inning games in a five-day span since the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2006. This win took 4 hours, 47 minutes; the victory over the Rays lasted more than 5 hours.
Toronto lost its sixth in a row. Jeff Mathis hit a tying, three-run homer in the ninth for the Blue Jays, and Omar Vizquel was thrown out at the plate in the 12th.
Yankees 6, Mariners 3
At New York, CC Sabathia pitched a three-hitter and struck out 10 leading New York past Seattle, stopping the Mariners' seven-game winning streak.
Eric Chavez hit a two-run homer and Curtis Granderson had a two-run single off Kevin Millwood (4-9), sending the AL East leaders to their second consecutive win following a 3-9 slide.
Rays 2, Orioles 0
At St. Petersburg, Fla., B.J. Upton joined elite company by hitting his 100th career homer for Tampa Bay.
Upton put the Rays ahead 1-0 with a fourth-inning homer off Tommy Hunter (4-7). Upton joins Rickey Henderson, Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonds, Cesar Cedeno, Lloyd Moseby, Eric Davis and Hanley Ramirez as the only players to amass 100 homers and 200 steals before age 28.
Upton turns 28 on Aug. 21. His brother, Arizona's Justin Upton, hit his 100th career homer earlier in the night at Philadelphia.
Tigers 10, Indians 2
At Detroit, Prince Fielder homered and drove in four runs, helping Anibal Sanchez win for the first time with Detroit.
Fielder also hit a two-run double. Sanchez (1-1) allowed one earned run in six-plus innings. The right-hander was acquired in a July 23 trade with Miami.
Twins 6, Red Sox 5, 10 innings
At Boston, Minnesota's Jamey Carroll had four hits, including a go-ahead single in the 10th.
Carroll and Justin Morneau both went 4-for-4 — Morneau doubled twice and Carroll once.
Rangers 5, Royals 3
At Kansas City, Mo., Matt Harrison gave the beleaguered Texas pitching staff a strong start and Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer.
The Rangers starters had allowed at least six runs in the previous four games, but Harrison (13-6) held the Royals to two runs and eight hits in 62/3 innings. Harrison, who went 1-3 in July, walked three and struck out three, departing after 109 pitches.
Former Ashland star Jeremy Guthrie (3-11) held the Rangers to three runs and six hits over six-plus innings. He is winless in three Kansas City starts since being acquired in a July 20 trade with Colorado.
White Sox 8, Angels 6
At Chicago, Alex Rios hit his second homer of the game, a two-run shot in the 10th inning, to lift Chicago.
Rios also hit a solo homer as the White Sox won their third straight. The Angels lost their third straight, with starter Zack Greinke roughed up in his second start for his new team.
Reds 3, Pirates 0
At Cincinnati, Mat Latos pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and hit a two-run homer as NL Central-leading Cincinnati opened a three-game series against their closest pursuers, Pittsburgh.
Chris Heisey hustled for an inside-the-park home run and Aroldis Chapman closed out the win that gave the Reds a 41/2;-game lead over the Pirates.
Nationals 7, Marlins 4, 1st Gm
Marlins 5, Nationals 2, 2nd Gm
At Washington, Josh Johnson outpitched Gio Gonzalez for another win over Washington, and the Miami Marlins salvaged a doubleheader split.
Johnson (7-7) improved to 9-1 lifetime against Washington. He fell one out short of his first complete game since April 26, 2010.
In the first game, Adam LaRoche and Mark DeRosa each drove in three runs, leading John Lannan (2-0) and the Nationals. Brad Hand (0-1), recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to start the game, gave up seven runs on six hits and six walks in 32/3 innings.
Diamondbacks 4, Phillies 2
At Philadelphia, Justin Upton hit his 100th career homer, Ian Kennedy threw six effective innings, and the streaking Arizona Diamondbacks beat Philadelphia.
Jason Kubel also went deep for the defending NL West champion Diamondbacks, who have won four in a row.
Braves 4, Astros 1
At Atlanta, Tim Hudson gave up only four hits and no earned runs in 71/3 innings to remain unbeaten in his career against Houston. Atlanta improved to 7-1 on its 10-game homestead.
Cardinals 9, Brewers 3
At St. Louis, rookie Joe Kelly broke a three-start losing streak and drove in the go-ahead run to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat Milwaukee.
Giants 16, Rockies 4
At Denver, Ryan Vogelsong pitched into the seventh inning, Buster Posey homered among his four hits and the San Francisco Giants broke out of an offensive slump to beat Colorado.
Brett Pill also homered and Angel Pagan had three hits and scored four runs for the Giants, who had lost seven of their past eight.
Wilin Rosario homered for the Rockies, who have lost 9 of 11.
Padres 3, Mets 1
At San Diego, Carlos Quentin scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning when he knocked the ball out of catcher Josh Thole's glove, and the San Diego Padres denied R.A. Dickey his 15th victory.
Dodgers 6, Cubs 1
At Los Angeles, Chad Billingsley won his third straight start since coming off the disabled list, batterymate A.J. Ellis hit two solo homers and had an RBI single, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over Cubs.
Billingsley (7-9) allowed a run and four hits in seven innings, struck out seven and walked two.
Jeff Samardzija (7-9) gave up five runs and eight hits in 51/3 innings.