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MLB roundup — Aug. 13

Tuesday’s American League results

Mariners 5, Rays 4 — Leadoff hitter Brad Miller homered twice to help the visiting Seattle Mariners send the Tampa Bay Rays to their sixth straight loss with a victory on Tuesday night. Miller has four home runs this season, which have come in a pair of two-homer games. He connected for his first two big league homers on July 19 at Houston. Tampa Bay also got two homers from its leadoff hitter, Ben Zobrist.

Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 2 — Shane Victorino hit a two-run single in the 11th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the host Toronto Blue Jays. Jarrod Saltalamacchia drew a one-out walk off Aaron Loup (4-5) and Will Middlebrooks followed with a single. Jacoby Ellsbury grounded into a fielder’s choice, with Middlebrooks forced at second and Saltalamacchia advancing to third. Ellsbury stole second before Victorino grounded a two-run single up the middle.

Yankees 14, Angels 7 — Alfonso Soriano homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, Alex Rodriguez had a two-run double, and the New York Yankees’ bats bailed out a wild CC Sabathia for a rout of the visiting Los Angeles Angels. Vernon Wells homered against his former team, and leadoff batter Eduardo Nunez drove in four runs as New York equaled its highest run total of the season.

Tuesday’s National League results

Braves 3, Phillies 1 — Kris Medlen continued his late-season surge by winning his fourth straight start, Chris Johnson hit a two-run home run and the Atlanta Braves beat the visiting Philadelphia Phillies. Medlen (10-10) appeared to be in danger of being sent to the bullpen one month ago.

Padres 7, Rockies 5 — Nick Hundley homered and drove in two runs, Will Venable had three hits, and the visiting San Diego Padres rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies. Jedd Gyorko also went deep for the second straight night for the Padres, who rebounded from a 14-2 loss to the Rockies on Monday.

Nationals 4, Giants 2 — Adam LaRoche hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to help lift the host Washington Nationals to a win over the San Francisco Giants. The Nationals won their fourth game in a row on a night when neither starting pitcher returned after a thunderstorm caused a 1:17 rain delay. Washington starter Gio Gonzalez threw four shutout innings. Giants ace Madison Bumgarner allowed just one run on an infield ground out in his four innings before the rain hit.

Tuesday’s interleague results

Marlins 1, Royals 0 — Christian Yelich singled home the go-ahead run with one out in the 10th inning and the visiting Miami Marlins beat the Kansas City Royals after a tidy matchup of contrasting starters. Hard-throwing Marlins prodigy Jose Fernandez and wily Royals veteran Bruce Chen each lasted seven innings before handing the scoreless game over to their bullpens.

Brewers 5, Rangers 1 — Scooter Gennett homered twice, Marco Estrada worked six solid innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat host Texas 5-1, ending the Rangers’ eight-game winning streak. Khris Davis also homered for the Brewers. His solo shot in the seventh ricocheted high off the left-field pole and chased Alexi Ogando (5-4). Gennett, a 23-year-old rookie second baseman listed at 157 pounds and playing only his 26th major league game, led off the third pulling a ball into the second deck of seats in right field. Then in the fifth, the Brewers’ No. 9 batter hit a two-run homer that landed in the seats under that for a 3-1 lead. Estrada (5-4) allowed one run and four hits against AL West-leading Texas, which was coming off its first 9-1 trip in team history.

— Associated Press


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