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MLB roundup — Aug. 23

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Friday’s American League results

Rays 7, Yankees 2 — Rookie Chris Archer beat the New York Yankees for the third time, Evan Longoria hit one of four homers off Hiroki Kuroda and the host Tampa Bay Rays topped their AL East rivals. Jose Lobaton homered and drove in four runs in support of Archer (7-5). Matt Joyce and Ben Zobrist also went deep for Tampa Bay.

Orioles 9, Athletics 7 — Brian Roberts hit a grand slam and Adam Jones homered and had three RBI to power the host Baltimore Orioles. Roberts and Jones connected in a six-run fourth inning that put Baltimore up 6-3. After Oakland rallied to take the lead, Jones drove in the go-ahead run during a three-run seventh. Coco Crisp homered, had a career-high tying four hits.

Rangers 11, White Sox 5 — Jeff Baker and Adam Rosales both hit a two-run homer in the second inning to power the visiting Texas Rangers, who hit five home runs. Ian Kinsler added an inside-the-park homer and single to drive in two runs.

Astros 12, Blue Jays 4 — Robbie Grossman had a home run, single and sacrifice fly to drive in four runs and lift the host Houston Astros.

Friday’s National League results

Rockies 3, Marlins 2 — Ryan Wheeler hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth to help lift the visiting Colorado Rockies. Jhoulys Chacin (12-7) allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings for the Rockies. Adam Ottavino pitched the eighth and Lex Brothers picked up his 12th save in 13 opportunities. Colorado’s Wilin Rosario had his hitting streak snapped at 13 with an 0-for-4 night while Troy Tulowitzki extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a double in the first.

Phillies 4, Diamondbacks 3 — Chase Utley walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the host Philadelphia Phillies to a comeback victory. Cody Asche led off the ninth with a single and went to third on Jimmy Rollins’ single. Heath Bell (4-2) intentionally walked Michael Young to load the bases for Kevin Frandsen. After striking out Frandsen, Bell was lifted for left-hander Eury De La Rosa. De La Rosa ran the count to 3-2 and Utley walked when the final pitch appeared to be a bit inside.

Brewers 6, Reds 4 — Khris Davis hit a pair of two-run homers in consecutive at-bats for the first multihomer game of his career to power the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. Scooter Gennett also homered for Milwaukee, which won at Great American Ball Park for only the second time in seven games this season. Davis connected in the sixth off Homer Bailey and again in the eighth.

Cardinals 3, Braves 1 — Adam Wainwright earned his NL-leading 15th win with his fifth complete game and had a key sacrifice fly to lead the host St. Louis Cardinals. Matt Holliday’s 432-foot home run off Kris Medlen (10-12) snapped a sixth-inning tie for St. Louis. Having already thrown 101 pitches, Wainwright was allowed to bat with the one out and the bases loaded in the seventh inning and hit a long sacrifice fly off Scott Downs for his third RBI of the season to make it 3-1.

Friday’s interleague results

Tigers 6, Mets 1 — Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer, Torii Hunter also connected and the visiting Detroit Tigers tagged Daisuke Matsuzaka early in his return to the majors. Hunter added a long, two-run double and Doug Fister (11-6) pitched into the seventh inning to help Detroit win the interleague series opener. Austin Jackson went deep for the second day in a row.

Nationals 11, Royals 10 — Jayson Werth hit a two-run homer, Bryce Harper drove in three runs and the visiting Washington Nationals rallied from a six-run deficit. Harper also made a terrific catch in the ninth.

Associated Press

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