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MLB roundup — Aug. 2

Friday’s American League results

Tigers 2, White Sox 1 — Doug Fister pitched eight impressive innings, Austin Jackson homered and Jose Iglesias drove in a run in his Detroit debut to lead the Tigers over the Chicago White Sox. Fister (10-5) allowed a run and seven hits, striking out two. Joaquin Benoit pitched a hitless ninth for his 11th save in 11 chances.

Orioles 11, Mariners 8 — Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 40th home run and Nate McLouth contributed his first career grand slam to a power display that carried host Baltimore past Seattle. Ryan Flaherty also homered and had a career-high three hits for the Orioles, who never trailed but had to withstand four homers by the Mariners.

Friday’s National League results

Dodgers 6, Cubs 2 — Mark Ellis extended his hitting streak to 13 games before both he and manager Don Mattingly were ejected, and the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers matched an 89-year-old club record with their 12th straight road victory. Ellis doubled and scored in the third before being tossed when he and Mattingly argued a called third strike in the fourth inning.

Rockies 4, Pirates 2 — Jhoulys Chacin allowed one run on six hits over eight innings and visiting Colorado snapped a four-game losing streak. Chacin (10-5), who has won seven of his past nine decisions, stayed in the game after taking a sharp line drive off the bat of Starling Marte in the fifth inning. Colorado’s Troy Tulowitzki had a solo homer and an RBI single.

Cardinals 13, Reds 3 — David Freese set the tone with a bases-loaded double in the first inning, and Daniel Descalso hit two of the Cardinals’ three homers as visiting St. Louis pulled away. Shelby Miller (11-7) limited Cincinnati’s slumping offense to two singles over the first five innings before Joey Votto hit a three-run homer in the sixth.

Braves 6, Phillies 4 — Brian McCann and Chris Johnson hit consecutive homers in a five-run fifth inning to lead visiting Atlanta to its eighth consecutive win. McCann’s 16th homer, a two-run shot, gave the Braves a 4-2 lead just two batters after Justin Upton tied it on an RBI single. Johnson’s homer gave the Braves a 5-2 lead.

Nationals 4, Brewers 1 — Jordan Zimmermann earned his career-high 13th win and Bryce Harper homered to lead Washington to a win over host Milwaukee. Zimmermann (13-6) went six innings and struck out four, but walked a season-high four. He worked out of jams in the first and third innings, each time stranding Rickie Weeks at third. The Brewers finished 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Friday’s interleague results

Giants 4, Rays 1 — Madison Bumgarner struck out 11 in seven innings, Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer and visiting San Francisco beat Tampa Bay. This was the first time since 2004 that the teams met. Bumgarner (11-7) gave up one run, working around seven hits and three walks. Sergio Romo got two outs for his 26th save.

Diamondbacks 7, Red Sox 6 — Cody Ross capped his four-hit return to Fenway Park with a tie-breaking homer that gave Arizona a win over host Boston. Ross, Boston’s regular right fielder last season, drove in three runs, doubled twice and singled once. His big hit came with the score tied at 6 when he led off the seventh inning against Pedro Beato (1-1) with his seventh homer of the year.

Mets 4, Royals 2 — Eric Young Jr. homered with two outs in the 11th inning and the host New York Mets overcame a blown lead to beat Kansas City, snapping the Royals’ winning streak at nine. Young slammed a 3-1 pitch from Luis Mendoza (2-6) over the right-field fence for his first career game-ending hit and just his second home run of the season.

Associated Press


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