American League Game Capsules
(Wednesday, June 19th)
Final Score: NY Yankees 6, LA Dodgers 4 (Game 1) Final Score: LA Dodgers 6, NY Yankees 0 (Game 2)
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Chris Capuano stymied the New York Yankees in his return from the disabled list, firing six scoreless innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-0 victory and a split of a day-night doubleheader that marked the first-ever regular-season meetings between the teams at Yankee Stadium. Capuano (2-4), sidelined since May 29 with a strained left shoulder, helped Los Angeles bounce back from a 6-4 setback in the opener by limiting the Yankees to three singles. The veteran received ample support from his teammates as well, with each of the first five Dodger hitters collecting at least two hits in the club's first triumph in the Bronx since Game 6 of the 1981 World Series. The win was also a special one for Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly, who spent his entire 14-year playing career with the Yankees and had his No. 23 jersey retired by the team in 1997. The popular former first baseman and bench coach was visiting Yankee Stadium as an opponent for the first time in his career. Yasiel Puig led Los Angeles' offensive charge by going 2-for-4 with a homer and three runs scored, while Hanley Ramirez added two hits and a pair of RBI and Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with a run-scoring single. The Dodgers pounded out 12 total hits in the nightcap, 10 of which were surrendered by Phil Hughes (3-6) as the righty was rocked for five runs in six innings. New York took the opener behind a 3-for-4, three-RBI performance from Ichiro Suzuki that included a home run, but mustered a mere four baserunners in game two to lose for the sixth time in eight games.
Final Score: Baltimore 13, Detroit 3
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Chris Davis' two home runs and five RBI helped the Baltimore Orioles coast to a 13-3 blowout win over the Detroit Tigers in the rubber match of a three-game series. Davis registered his fourth and fifth RBI of the day on a two-run homer in the ninth inning, while Chris Tillman (8-2) allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks with one strikeout in five innings of work. The Orioles had 17 hits in the series finale and have now won eight of their last 11 games. Taylor Teagarden's three-run homer in the fourth inning made it difficult for Rick Porcello and the Tigers to mount a comeback. Porcello (4-4) had won his previous two starts, but gave up six runs on nine hits and two home runs in six innings to earn the loss. Detroit's Matt Tuiasosopo hit a pinch-hit, two-run double in the sixth inning. The Tigers have now lost three of their last five games.
Final Score: Toronto 5, Colorado 2
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Adam Lind hit a three-run home run and the Toronto Blue Jays swept a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday. Emilio Bonifacio and Melky Cabrera drove in one run apiece for Toronto, which saw starter Mark Buehrle (4-4) allow two runs on eight hits and a walk over five frames. The Blue Jays are on an eight-game winning streak and have won 11 of their last 13 games. Carlos Gonzalez hit a solo home run and Yorvit Torrealba went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Rockies. Starter Juan Nicasio (4-3) also lasted five innings, giving up four runs -- two earned -- on four hits and one walk.
Final Score: Cleveland 6, Kansas City 3
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Michael Brantley registered his first career multi-homer game and drove in three runs as the Cleveland Indians earned a 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals in the rubber match of a three-game set at Progressive Field. Mike Aviles drove in two runs and Carlos Santana plated another for the Indians, winners in six of their last eight. Justin Masterson (9-5) earned his first win since May 29 after tossing 6 1/3 innings and allowing two runs on nine hits with eight strikeouts. Luis Mendoza (2-4) pitched well early for Kansas City, but labored in a three-run sixth inning and was charged with a total of four runs on four hits with three walks over five-plus frames. Eric Hosmer and David Lough each had three hits and drove in one run, while Elliot Johnson also drove in one for the Royals, who wrapped up a seven-game road trip with a 4-3 mark.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 6, Boston 2
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Wil Myers recorded his first two career RBI, while Desmond Jennings homered and scored twice, as Tampa Bay downed Boston, 6-2, in the finale of a three-game series. Evan Longoria contributed three hits and drove in a run for the Rays, who shook off a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday and won for just the third time in their last 11. Jeremy Hellickson (5-3) worked six innings, giving up two runs on seven hits with four strikeouts. Jonny Gomes collected two hits and knocked in both runs for the Red Sox, who lost for the second time in the last five. Ryan Dempster (4-8) also lasted six full frames, but was dented in defeat for eight hits and three runs.
Final Score: Minnesota 7, Chicago 4
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Brian Dozier clubbed an early three-run home run and Justin Morneau added a two-run blast, as Minnesota took down Chicago, 7-4, in the second edition of a three-game series. Josh Willingham posted two hits, scored twice and drove in a run for the Twins, who have won the first two in the set and three of four overall. Kevin Correia (6-4) worked 6 2/3 innings, and allowed two runs on five hits with six strikeouts. Glen Perkins worked a scoreless ninth, fanning two in the process, to earn his 18th save, Adam Dunn knocked in a pair of runs and Alejandro De Aza hit a solo shot for the White Sox, who dropped their six contest in the last seven. Chris Sale (5-6) lasted only five innings, charged in the loss with eight hits and four runs.
Final Score: Milwaukee 3, Houston 1
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Rickie Weeks struck the go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the eighth as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Houston Astros, 3-1, in the middle test of a three-game interleague series at Minute Maid Park. Josh Prince drew a walk off Erik Bedard to start the frame. After Logan Schafer delivered a sacrifice bunt, Bedard was replaced by Hector Ambriz (1-4). Weeks then crushed a 1-2 slider into the stands in left to give the Brewers the lead for good. John Axford (3-3) pitched a scoreless seventh to pick up the win while Francisco Rodriguez escaped trouble in the ninth to notch his fifth save. Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse gave up one run on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts over six frames. J.D. Martinez drove in the lone run while Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with three stolen bases for the Astros, who were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left eight runners on base. Bedard gave up one run on four hits and two walks while striking out eight over 7 1/3 innings.
Final Score: Texas 9, Oakland 4
Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Adrian Beltre's RBI double capped a four-run sixth inning, and the Texas Rangers pulled away for a 9-4 win over the Oakland Athletics in the third installment of a four-game series. Lance Berkman belted a two-run homer in the second inning, and Nelson Cruz went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI for the Rangers, who have won two of the first the contests after entering this set on a six-game slide. Ian Kinsler also drove in two runs. Chris Young smacked a three-run homer for the AL West-leading Athletics, who have dropped four of their last six contests. They lead the Rangers by two games. Justin Grimm (6-5) allowed three hits and as many runs over five innings to get the win. Tommy Milone (6-7) was charged with eight hits and six runs over 5 1/3 frames.
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 1, Seattle 0
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Mike Trout scored the game's lone run and C.J. Wilson tossed seven scoreless innings as the LA Angels of Anaheim beat the Seattle Mariners, 1-0, in the third contest of a four-game series. Wilson (6-5) continue his mastery of the Mariners by giving up just two hits and striking out three. The left-hander improved to 8-1 against Seattle since the start of the 2011 season. Seattle starter Joe Saunders (5-7) allowed one run on six hits over eight innings to take the hard-luck loss. The left-hander, who spent the first five-plus years of his career with the Angels, fell to 1-5 on the road this season.
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