Thursday’s American League results
Rays 4, Angels 3 — Brandon Allen hit a two-run pinch-hit homer in the ninth and the host Tampa Bay Rays beat the Los Angeles Angels. Allen, recently acquired off waivers from Oakland, homered off closer Jordan Walden (0-1) after B.J. Upton had a one-out single. Allen drew a bases-loaded walk off the bench in Wednesday night’s 3-2 win over Los Angeles in his first Tampa Bay plate appearance. Brandon Gomes (1-0) worked a 1-2-3 ninth, helping the Rays win their fifth straight game. Albert Pujols went 1-for-4, ending his hitless streak at 21 at-bats when the Angels’ slugger rolled a grounder up the middle to beat the Rays’ three-man defensive shift. He was thrown out attempting to stretch the single into a double. Pujols, with 445 homers, has not gone deep in 19 games this season, a span of 76 at-bats. Dating back to last Sept. 22, Pujols has not hit a home run in 105 at-bats, which ties his longest regular-season drought, which took place from April 23 to May 23, 2011. Jerome Williams pitched seven solid innings and Mark Trumbo homered and had two RBI for the Angels, who have lost seven of nine. Williams allowed two runs and five hits. Trumbo hit his third homer this season in the fifth, and added an RBI double one inning later. Ben Zobrist and Matt Joyce drove in the other Rays’ runs. Matt Moore gave up three runs and five hits in 5⅔ innings.
Mariners 5, Tigers 4 — Chone Figgins hit a tiebreaking double with two outs in the seventh inning, and the Seattle Mariners completed a three-game sweep of the host Detroit Tigers. Justin Smoke hit a three-run homer and Miguel Olivo also connected for the Mariners. Figgins was 3-for-4 with a run and a stolen base to help Seattle reach the .500 mark at 10-10. Miguel Cabrera hit his sixth home run for the Tigers, who have lost six of seven to fall to 10-9 after a 9-3 start. Figgins’ drive to right-center was misjudged by right fielder Brennan Boesch and scored Brendan Ryan, who walked with two out. Former Tiger Charlie Furbush (1-1) pitched a perfect inning to get the win and Brandon League got his seventh save.
Orioles 5, Blue Jays 2 — Adam Jones hit a solo home run to break a 2-all tie in the bottom of the eighth and Chris Davis added a two-run homer later in the inning to lift the Baltimore Orioles. The Blue Jays took a 2-1 lead in the sixth on Erik Thames’ two-run triple, but the Orioles promptly tied the score on an infield single by Jones. Darren O’Day (2-0) struck out three and allowed no hits or runs over two innings in relief to earn the win.
Thursday’s National League results
Mets 3, Marlins 2 — Justin Turner drew a bases-loaded walk in a sensational 13-pitch at-bat and Kirk Niewenhuis hit an RBI single with two out in the ninth inning as the host New York Mets rallied past Heath Bell to send the Marlins to their fifth loss in a row. Pitching for the first time in a week, and working in a steady drizzle, Bell (0-3) couldn’t find the plate. The All-Star closer walked four and threw 46 pitches. The Mets trailed 2-1 when David Wright drew a leadoff walk in the ninth. One-out passes to Ike Davis and Josh Thole loaded the bases for Turner, a pinch hitter. Turner fell behind in the count 0-2 and later fouled off seven pitches before his walk made it 2-all. After a forced out at the plate, Niewenhuis hit a one-hopper off the right-field wall.
Giants 6, Reds 5 — Angel Pagan hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the visiting San Francisco Giants. Joaquin Arias led off the ninth against Cincinnati closer Sean Marshall (0-2) with a walk, and Ryan Theriot followed with a single. After pinch hitter Brett Pill struck out, Pagan lofted a 1-2 pitch 386 feet into the left field seats to snap the Giants’ losing streak in Cincinnati at seven games. Javier Lopez (2-0) allowed two hits but no runs in the eighth to earn the win. Santiago Casilla struck out the side in the ninth for his second save in two opportunities. Jay Bruce hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning and Scott Rolen led off the seventh with his second of the season, both in the last two games, before Marshall blew his first save in five opportunities.
— Associated Press