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MLB roundup — Sept. 2

Monday’s American League results

Tigers 3, Red Sox 0 — Doug Fister rebounded from a miserable start with seven shutout innings as the visiting Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox in a matchup of teams with the AL’s best records. The Tigers won despite missing Miguel Cabrera for the third consecutive game. He has been sidelined by a strained abdomen, though General Manager Dave Dombrowski said the star has been more hampered by a groin problem. Prince Fielder and Andy Dirks each drove in a run for the Tigers.

Yankees 9, White Sox 1 — Derek Jeter ended a slump with two hits and two RBI, Alex Rodriguez reached base twice in an eight-run fourth inning and the host New York Yankees battered the Chicago White Sox in a game interrupted nearly two hours by rain. The Yankees rocked reliever Dylan Axelrod and took advantage of the sloppy White Sox for their most productive inning since Oct. 1.

Royals 3, Mariners 1 — Felix Hernandez lost his fourth consecutive start and Will Smith struck out a career-high eight to lift the host Kansas City Royals. The Mariners standout left in the seventh inning with a cramp in his lower back. Smith (2-1) pitched 4⅓ innings of scoreless relief to pick up the victory, allowing just one hit.

Twins 10, Astros 6 — Rookie Chris Colabello homered twice, including a tiebreaking grand slam in the ninth inning, to lift the visiting Minnesota Twins. It was 6-all before Chia-Jen Lo (0-3) allowed a single to Brian Dozier with one out in the ninth. Doug Bernier and Chris Herrmann drew two-out walks on full-count pitches before Colabello hit the next pitch into the bullpen in right-center.

Athletics 4, Rangers 2 — Coco Crisp hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the fifth that was confirmed by a video review, and the host Oakland Athletics pulled into a first-place tie with Texas atop the AL West. Yoenis Cespedes homered leading off the second and Chris Young added an RBI single in Oakland’s fourth win in a row.

Monday’s National League results

Pirates 5, Brewers 2 — Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Charlie Morton pitched seven strong innings and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates won to retake the NL Central lead. Walker broke it open with his homer in the seventh that made it 5-1. Jose Tabata had two run-scoring singles.

Reds 7, Cardinals 2 — Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto homered as host Cincinnati roughed up Adam Wainwright for the second start in a row. Mat Latos (14-5) gave up four hits in his first complete game of the season.

Marlins 4, Cubs 3 — Henderson Alvarez hit his first career home run and pitched six innings before exiting with a hamstring injury, and the Miami Marlins beat the host Chicago Cubs. Alvarez smacked a three-run shot off Travis Wood in the second inning.

Braves 13, Mets 5 — Freddie Freeman homered, doubled and tied a career high with five RBI to power the host Atlanta Braves. Freeman put the Braves ahead with a two-run double off Daisuke Matsuzaka in the first inning.

Padres 4, Giants 1 — Ian Kennedy beat an NL West opponent for the first time in 12 starts this season to lead the host San Diego Padres. Kennedy (6-9) gave up one run and five hits over six innings while striking out seven.

Dodgers 10, Rockies 8 — Andre Ethier had three hits, scored three runs and drove in three to lift the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers. Clayton Kershaw pitched five shaky innings and got the win. Yasiel Puig scored the go-ahead run before leaving with a strained right knee.

Phillies 3, Nationals 2 — Jimmy Rollins doubled in the tying run and Carlos Ruiz then singled in the go-ahead run as the host Philadelphia Phillies rallied in the eighth inning from a 2-1 deficit.

Monday’s interleague results

Blue Jays 4, Diamondbacks 1 — Esmil Rogers pitched 6⅓ innings of one-hit ball to lead the visiting Toronto Blue Jays. Rogers (4-7) struck out five and walked one in one of his best starts of the season.

— Associated Press


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