Sunday's MLB Summary




CLEVELAND (AP) — All-Star Chris Perez blew his first save since opening day and the Tampa Bay Rays scored three runs in the ninth inning to beat the Cleveland Indians 7-6 Sunday.

Will Rhymes hit a solo homer with one out and Carlos Pena added a RBI triple after Elliot Johnson singled to tie it at 6 off Perez (0-2), who had converted 25 straight saves since giving up a lead April 5. Ben Zobrist then singled home Pena with the go-ahead run before Perez got two strikeouts to end the inning.

Fellow All-Star Fernando Rodney worked the bottom half for his 25th save in 26 chances. Joel Peralta (1-3) gave up a solo homer to Shin-Soo Choo in the eighth.


CHICAGO (AP) — Colby Rasmus hit one of four Blue Jays homers and had three RBIs to help Toronto end the White Sox's five-game winning streak, 11-9.

The first-place White Sox go to the All-Star break with a 47-38 record and a three-game lead in the AL Central. Chicago manager Robin Ventura was ejected in the top of the ninth after charging to the plate to heatedly argue a ball and strike call with home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn.

Jason Frasor (1-1), the third of five Blue Jays' relievers, was credited with the win and Casey Janssen pitched the final 1 2-3 innings for his 12th save in 13 chances. He gave up two ninth-inning singles before striking out Alejandro De Aza to end it.


DETROIT (AP) — Delmon Young homered for the fourth consecutive game, Prince Fielder hit a three-run shot and Jhonny Peralta homered and drove in three runs in the Tigers 7-1 win over the Royals to complete a sweep of the three-game weekend series.

The power display backed Max Scherzer (8-5), who allowed a run and five hits over seven innings, walking one and striking out seven.

It was the Tigers' season-high fifth-straight win and put them two games over .500 - heading into the All-Star break - for the first time since April 25 (10-8).

Peralta was 3-for-4 with two doubles.

Salvador Perez homered for Kansas City. Royals' starter Everett Teaford (1-2) took the loss. He allowed five runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. He walked a batter and struck out five.


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brad Mills pitched five innings of three-hit ball in a spot start for the injured Dan Haren after getting called up from the minors, and the Angels got home runs from Albert Pujols, Erick Aybar, Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo in a 6-0 victory over the Orioles.

Mills (1-0) threw 88 pitches on three days rest in his Angels debut with six strikeouts and no walks.

LaTroy Hawkins, Kevin Jepsen and Jordan Walden each pitched an inning of relief and first-time All-Star Ernesto Frieri closed out the combined five-hitter for his 12th save in as many attempts.

Rookie Wei-Yin Chen (7-5) lost his fourth straight start after winning his previous three outings.

ATHLETICS 2, MARINERS 1, 13 innings

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Josh Reddick hit a game-ending RBI double in the 13th inning to send the Oakland Athletics into the All-Star break with a .500 record by beating the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Sunday.

Jemile Weeks led off the 13th with a single off Oliver Perez (0-2) and then raced around the bases to score on Reddick's drive to left-center field that gave the A's their eighth walk-off win of the season and second this series.

Jordan Norberto (2-1) pitched a scoreless 13th for the win. He worked around a two-out double to Michael Saunders on a fly ball to right center that Coco Crisp and Brandon Moss lost in the sun and a flock of gulls that hovered over the field in the extra innings.


BOSTON (AP) — Ivan Nova struck out 10, Andruw Jones hit his fourth homer in three games and the surging New York Yankees went into the All-Star break with a 7-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.

The Yankees took three of four at Fenway Park and boosted their record to a major league-best 52-33. They hold the biggest division lead in baseball at seven games over Baltimore.

Boston (43-43) dropped its sixth game in the last seven and fell into a last-place tie in the division with the Toronto Blue Jays, 9 1-2 games off the pace.

Nova (10-3) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings. Jones provided a cushion with a two-run homer in the seventh that gave New York a 7-2 lead.

RANGERS 4, TWINS 3, 13 innings

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ian Kinsler hit a winning RBI single with one out in the 13th inning and the AL West-leading Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Sunday night after tying the game with three unearned runs in the ninth.

Texas had the bases loaded when Kinsler, one of eight Texas players headed to the All-Star game, hit a liner into the left-center field gap that bounced against the wall while his teammates stormed out the dugout to celebrate the team's second consecutive 4-3 extra-inning victory.

Scott Feldman (3-6), the eighth Rangers pitcher, worked the last two innings.

Along with extra innings in the last game before the All-Star break, there was a 46-minute delay in the fourth inning that started with a lightning bolt and a loud clap of thunder.



PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit two home runs, Neil Walker had five hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates routed the San Francisco Giants 13-2 on Sunday.

The NL Central-leading Pirates have won six of seven and 10 of 12. They are 34-19 since May 12 for the best record in the majors over that stretch.

Casey McGehee went 3 for 4 with two RBIs for Pittsburgh (48-37), which is 11 games over .500 for the first time since 1992 and in first place at the break for the first time since 1997. A.J. Burnett (10-2) pitched effectively into the seventh to win his ninth consecutive decision.

Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum (3-10) failed to get out of the fourth inning for the second consecutive start and was charged with six runs and seven hits. The two-time Cy Young Award winner enters the break with a 6.42 ERA that is worst in the majors among qualifying starters.

Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer for San Francisco, which has lost five of six and seven of nine.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brian McCann homered for the fourth consecutive game and Dan Uggla hit a two-run shot to lead the Braves to the three-game series sweep, 5-3 over Philadelphia.

McCann hit a grand slam on Friday and a solo shot on Saturday. He then hit the go-ahead homer in the seventh inning against Raul Valdes (2-2) in the series finale.

The five-time NL East champion Phillies stumbled into the All-Star break. They have lost 10 of 11 and are 13 games under .500 (37-50).

Jason Pridie homered, doubled and had three RBIs as a last-minute replacement for Shane Victorino. The Phillies did not say why Victorino was scratched after the badly slumping outfielder was scheduled to hit seventh.

Jair Jurrjens (3-2) pitched seven innings to win his second straight start. Craig Kimbrel worked a scoreless ninth for his 25th save.


NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Dempster extended his scoreless streak to 27 innings in his first start in three weeks, and Starlin Castro hit a three-run homer for the Cubs in their 7-0 win over the Mets.

Dempster (4-3) was activated from the disabled list, then pitched five innings of four-hit ball. It was his first outing since June 15, when he experienced tightness in a back muscle. His lengthy string of zeros is the Cubs' best for a starter since Ken Holtzman went 27 innings in 1971.

Geovany Soto hit a two-run single in Chicago's four-run first.

Jonathon Niese (7-4) allowed seven runs and nine hits in seven innings for New York.


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rafael Furcal hit a two-run single off Heath Bell with two out in the ninth inning, capping a three-run rally and lifting the Cardinals to the 5-4 victory.

Pinch-hitter Austin Kearns put the Marlins up 4-2 with a three-run homer in the seventh.

It was the sixth blown save in 25 chances for Bell (2-5), who signed with Miami over the winter.

Cardinals reliever Mitchell Boggs (2-1) struck out Donovan Solano with the bases loaded to end the ninth.

The Marlins finished the series without two of their stars. Giancarlo Stanton, the team's lone All-Star, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Sunday, and Hanley Ramirez was taken out after five innings of the series finale with a lacerated right finger.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Jordan Pacheco doubled and scored the tiebreaking run on a ninth-inning wild pitch by Tyler Clippard, giving the Rockies a comeback 4-3 victory.

The NL East-leading Nationals took a 3-1 lead into the eighth, but a meltdown by their usually reliable bullpen cost them a chance to hit the All-Star break with their best record since the team moved to Washington in 2005.

Colorado's rally was fueled by Eric Young's first homer of the season and a pair of wild pitches.

Rex Brothers (4-2) worked the eighth and Rafael Betancourt got his 15th save, striking out pinch-hitter Jesus Flores with two outs and runners at second and third.

Ian Desmond homered and Adam LaRoche had two hits and scored a run for the Nationals. Clippard (2-3) got the loss.


PHOENIX (AP) — Trevor Bauer scattered two hits over six scoreless innings, leading Arizona to the 7-1 victory.

Paul Goldschmidt homered, doubled and drove in a career-high four runs for the Diamondbacks, who won the final three games of the four-game set to move within four games of the NL West-leading Dodgers.

Bauer (1-1) struck out six, walked one and retired the final 12 batters he faced. Patrick Corbin pitched the final three innings for his first career save.

Chris Capuano (9-4) allowed a season-high five runs over five innings for the Dodgers, who remained a half-game ahead of the Giants heading into the All-Star break. Los Angeles had not led the division at the break since 2009.

Bauer (1-1) struck out six and walked one.


HOUSTON (AP) — Corey Hart drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the 10th inning, and Rickie Weeks' third hit added an insurance run for Milwaukee in the Brewers' 5-3 win over Houston.

Nyjer Morgan walked to start the 10th and Fernando Rodriguez (1-8) intentionally walked Ryan Braun before a wild pitch moved the pair over.

Rodriguez walked Aramis Ramirez to load the bases and Hart's full-count grounder put Milwaukee on top. Weeks, who homered in the second, then singled in Braun.

Manny Parra (1-3) pitched a perfect ninth for the win and John Axford allowed two hits in a scoreless 10th for his 15th save.


SAN DIEGO (AP) — All-Star Jay Bruce and Ryan Ludwick hit consecutive home runs, leading the Reds to the 4-2 victory.

Bruce and Ludwick connected two pitches apart in the fourth inning to give Cincinnati a 3-0 lead.

Johnny Cueto (10-5) allowed two runs and seven hits in 5 2-3 innings for the Reds. Sam LeCure, Sean Marshall, and Aroldis Chapman combined for 3 1-3 innings of hitless relief, with Chapman earning his 11th save.

The Reds hit seven home runs in winning the final three of the four-game series. Cincinnati finished 6-5 on its longest road trip of the season.

Jason Marquis (1-5) gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings for San Diego. Cameron Maybin made an outstanding catch in center field to rob Joey Votto of a possible homer.

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