Lincecum turns back the clock, Giants top Braves
SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum struck out 11 in his best start of the year for San Francisco and Tyler Colvin backed him with a home run and a go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh inning as the Giants topped the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Monday.
Lincecum (3-2) left to a roaring standing ovation after pitching a season-high 72/3 innings in his first start of eight getting past the sixth.
B.J. Upton hit a tying solo homer in the fifth, then was caught stealing on replay review as the potential go-ahead run in the top of the seventh.
Upton hit a one-out double and was ruled to have stolen third on a slide below a reaching Pablo Sandoval. Giants manager Bruce Bochy challenged the call by third base umpire Dana DeMuth, and it was overturned in 2 minutes, 7 seconds.
Dodgers 6, Marlins 5
At Los Angeles, Yasiel Puig extended his career-best hitting streak to 12 games with his third home run in four days, a go-ahead three-run shot, and drew a bases-loaded walk in Los Angeles victory over Florida.
Dan Haren (5-1) overcame a shaky start following his 3-2 loss at Washington last Wednesday, allowing three runs and seven hits over seven innings without walking a batter after losing his previous four decisions against the Marlins.
Blue Jays 7, Angels 3
At Toronto, Mark Buehrle became the first seven-game winner in the majors, Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie homered and Toronto derailed Los Angeles to avoid a four-game sweep.
Buehrle (7-1) allowed two runs and six hits in six-plus innings. He walked a season-high five and struck out two. The left-hander came in with an AL-leading 1.91 ERA, but saw that rise to 2.04, the same as Detroit's Max Scherzer.
Athletics 5, White Sox 4
At Oakland, Calif., Jesse Chavez struck out seven and came up an inning short of his first career complete game and Oakland held on to beat Chicago for its season-high fifth straight win.
Chavez (3-1) gave up five hits and walked two. He allowed only solo home runs to Dayan Viciedo and Jose Abreu, whose major-league leading 14th long ball in the ninth chased the right-hander.
Mariners 12, Rays 5
At Seattle, Felix Hernandez got plenty of run support and Seattle topped Tampa Bay after hitting two early drives off the top of the wall, requiring video reviews on consecutive batters.
James Jones doubled, singled and scored in each of the first three innings as the Mariners took a 9-0 lead. Robinson Cano drove in two runs and Hernandez (4-1) cruised to the win.
The rare back-to-back replays came in the first inning as Cano and then Corey Hart both barely missed home runs on flys that hit the yellow line atop the fence and bounced back. Umpires ruled both balls in play, and their calls were confirmed.
Cano wound up with a double on his drive to left field, Hart was thrown out trying for a double on his shot to right.