De La Rosa equals Rock­ies record in win vs. Car­di­nals

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Colorado’s Jorge De La Rosa tied the fran­chise record for wins as he pitched seven strong innings to steer the Rock­ies to a 4-3 win against Na­tional League leader St. Louis on Tues­day.

Else­where, Kansas City shut out Min­nesota to move above the Twins and into sole pos­ses­sion of top spot in the Amer­i­can League Cen­tral, San Fran­cisco’s Chris He­ston pitched the first no- hit­ter of the sea­son to guide the Gi­ants past the New York Mets, and the New York Yan­kees ex­tended their win­ning streak to seven by de­feat­ing Wash­ing­ton in an in­ter­league clash.

Colorado’s De La Rosa ( 3- 2) al­lowed three hits and struck out eight in notch­ing his 72nd ca­reer win with the Rock­ies, ty­ing Aaron Cook’s team record.

With the score tied at 2-2 in the sev­enth, Wilin Rosario, pinch hit­ting in place of De La Rosa, sin­gled off Michael Wacha and one out later, D. J. LeMahieu dou­bled to the cen­ter­field wall, scor­ing Rosario.

Wacha (8-2) matched a ca­reer high with 10 strike­outs but gave up four runs in 6 2-3 innings.

Kansas City’s Chris Young held Min­nesota score­less into the sev­enth in­ning as the Roy­als beat the Twins 2-0.

The 6- foot- 10 Young ( 5- 2) left af­ter giv­ing up a triple with one out in the sev­enth. It was the only hit of the game for the slump­ing Twins bat­ting lineup.

Sal­vador Perex hit a homer for the Roy­als.

San Fran­cisco’s Chris He­ston dom­i­nated the Mets to lead the Gi­ants to a 5-0 win.

The rookie al­lowed three baserun­ners — all on hit bat­ters. He also had a two-run sin­gle for his first big league RBIs — fin­ish­ing with two more hits than the Mets.

The pitch­ing- rich Gi­ants have thrown a no-hit­ter in four straight sea­sons, with He­ston fol­low­ing Matt Cain’s per­fect game against Hous­ton in 2012 and hit­less gems by Tim Lince­cum in 2013 and ‘14.

The only other team to ac­com­plish that feat was the Los An­ge­les Dodgers from 1962-65, ac­cord­ing to STATS. Hall of Famer Sandy Ko­ufax pitched all four of those.

He­ston (6-4) struck out 11 — six look­ing — for the de­fend­ing World Se­ries cham­pi­ons and al­lowed out­field.

Yan­kees starter Masahiro Tanaka was an­other pitcher to put in a com­mand­ing per­for­mance, help­ing the hosts de­feat Wash­ing­ton 6-1.

Mak­ing his sec­ond ap­pear­ance af­ter a spell out with arm and wrist in­juries, Tanaka ( 4- 1) gave up one run in seven innings, walk­ing none and strik­ing out six.

He out­pitched Max Scherzer (6-5), who kept pace with Tanaka un­til the sev­enth when a throw­ing er­ror by short­stop Ian Des­mond broke open a 1-1 tie.

Stephen Drew hit two solo home runs for the Yan­kees, who have their long­est win­ning streak for three years, while the Na­tion­als have lost 9 of 11 and failed in their first visit to Yan­kee Sta­dium since 2009.

Los An­ge­les’ Howie Ken­drick snapped a sev­enth- in­ning tie with a two- run sin­gle as the Dodgers beat Ari­zona 3-1; their sixth straight win over the Dia-

just two balls into the mond­backs.

Adam Lib­er­a­tore (2-1) got one out for the victory for the Dodgers who have beaten Ari­zona 13 times out of the past 14 meet­ings be­tween the teams at Dodger Sta­dium.

Chicago’s Jose Abreu hit a tie- break­ing two- run homer to lift the White Sox to a 4-2 win against Hous­ton, which has now lost six straight games.

Abreu’s 10th home run of the sea­son broke a score­less tie in the bot­tom of the sixth.

Chicago starter Car­los Rodon ( 2- 0) pitched six score­less innings and threw a ca­reer-high 116 pitches.

For­mer top draft pick Car­los Cor­rea hit his first home run for the Astros.

Detroit’s Ani­bal Sanchez re­dis­cov­ered his form and pitched well for 7 2-3 innings to steer the Tigers to a 6-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Sanchez (4-7) struck out seven and ended a four-start slump that saw Detroit lose all four games while he posted a 7.71 ERA.

Ra­jai Davis had a dou­ble, a triple and stole a homer for the Tigers.

The Los An­ge­les An­gels ar­rested a five-game los­ing skid and beat Tampa Bay 8-2 as Al­bert Pu­jols tied Mickey Man­tle for 16th place on the all-time home run list.

Pu­jols hit his 536th homer to tie the New York Yan­kees great. The An­gels slug­ger has eight homers in his past 11 games, and 16 over­all this sea­son. Mike Sch­midt is next on the list of home-run hit­ters with 548 home runs.

Los An­ge­les’ Kole Cal­houn had an RBI dou­ble dur­ing a two-run first, a sixth- in­ning run- scor­ing sin­gle, and a two-run sin­gle in a three- run eighth.

At­lanta’s Joey Ter­doslavich led off the eighth in­ning with his first ca­reer home run and the Braves ral­lied from a five- run deficit to beat San Diego 6- 5.

Toronto in­creased its win­ning streak to seven with a dra­matic 4-3 win against Miami, with Ed­win En­car­na­cion hit­ting a tworun home run in the ninth in­ning.

Bal­ti­more’s Steve Pearce scored in the sev­enth in­ning on a wild pitch by Matt Barnes for the only run of the game as the Ori­oles de­feated Bos­ton 1-0.

Texas’ Mitch More­land hit a long homer lead­ing off the sixth in­ning to lift the Rangers to a 2- 1 win against Oak­land.

Mil­wau­kee’s Tay­lor Jung­mann pitched seven ef­fi­cient innings in his ma­jor league de­but to lead Mil­wau­kee to a 4- 1 win over Pitts­burgh.

Seat­tle’s Robin­son Cano broke out of a slump with two dou­bles and an RBI, lead­ing the Mariners to a 3-2 win ver­sus Cleve­land.

Cincin­nati’s Joey Votto hit three homers in a game for the third time in his ca­reer — match­ing Johnny Bench as the only Reds play­ers to do it — and the Reds piled up five homers in to­tal in an 11- 2 victory over Philadel­phia.


Colorado Rock­ies start­ing pitcher Jorge De La Rosa throws to a St. Louis Car­di­nals bat­ter dur­ing the fourth in­ning of a base­ball game, as the sun sets be­yond a bank of clouds in Den­ver, Colorado, Tues­day, June 9.

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