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MLB roundup — Sept. 6

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Friday’s American League results

Orioles 4, White Sox 0 — Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 48th home run, Scott Feldman pitched a five-hitter for his first career shutout and the host Baltimore Orioles beat the White Sox to extend Chicago’s losing streak to eight games. Davis connected in the sixth inning off John Danks to move within two homers of tying Brady Anderson for the single-season club record. The solo shot gave Davis 123 RBI, second-most in the majors behind Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera (130). Danny Valencia and Matt Wieters also homered for the Orioles, who began the day three games behind Tampa Bay for the final AL wild-card slot. All three long balls came off Danks (4-12).

Red Sox 12, Yankees 8 — Mike Napoli’s grand slam in the seventh inning helped the visiting Boston Red Sox wipe out an 8-3 deficit and beat the New York Yankees. The Red Sox tied the score 8-8 on Napoli’s grand slam and then scored four runs in the eighth inning. Shane Victorino broke the tie with a two-run home run.

Blue Jays 6, Twins 5 — Moises Sierra’s two-run double capped a five-run rally in the third inning that lifted the visiting Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-1 lead. Casey Janssen gave up a run in the ninth, but got three outs to record his 28th save.

Tigers 16, Royals 2 — Omar Infante set career highs with five hits and six RBI and Andy Dirks also went 5-for-5 to power the visiting Detroit Tigers. Austin Jackson drove in four runs as the Tigers finished with a season-high 26 hits.

Friday’s National League results

Cubs 8, Brewers 5 — Rookie Junior Lake hit his first career grand slam in host Chicago’s five-run first inning and the Cubs held off the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs jumped on Brewers starter Kyle Lohse (9-9) in the first inning. Nate Schierholtz singled with one out and runners on first and second to drive in the first run. Two batters later, Lake homered on a 1-0 slider. Kevin Gregg got the final three outs for his 30th save in 35 chances.

Marlins 7, Nationals 0 — Jose Fernandez allowed one hit and struck out nine in seven innings to lead the host Miami Marlins. Giancarlo Stanton homered and drove in three runs for the Marlins and Logan Morrison hit an estimated 484-foot home run, which would be the longest in the majors this season, and drove in two runs. Fernandez (11-6) retired the first 14 batters before walking Adam LaRoche. He didn’t allow a hit until the sixth with one out when pinch-hitter Zach Walters hit a dribbler up the third-base line for a hit in his first big-league at-bat.

Reds 3, Dodgers 2 — Joey Votto emerged from his deep slump with a single and a two-run homer to lead the host Cincinnati Reds. The NL West leaders lost left-hander Chris Capuano to a mild groin strain in the second inning, when he grimaced on a pitch to Zack Cozart. Mike Leake (12-6) emerged from his recent slump, helping the Reds get their fourth win in their last five games. Leake allowed five hits, including Hanley Ramirez’s two-run homer, in 7⅔ innings.

Phillies 2, Braves 1 — Cody Asche hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and Cliff Lee outdueled fellow left-hander Mike Minor to lift the host Philadelphia Phillies. After surrendering a homer to Andrelton Simmons leading off the third inning, Lee (12-6) didn’t allow a hit through eight innings. He finished with 10 strikeouts without a walk, giving up just two hits.

Cardinals 12, Pirates 8 — Jon Jay drove in three runs with three hits and Yadier Molina blasted a three-run homer to lead the host St. Louis Cardinals to a key win that pulls them within a half-game of the Central Division-leading Pittsburgh Pirates. Molina’s homer highlighted a seven-run rally in the seventh that put the Cards up 12-1.

Associated Press


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