Yan­kees rally, end Toronto’s 11-game win run

The China Post - - SPORTS -

Masahiro Tanaka al­lowed just five hits for his first com­plete game in more than a year, lead­ing the New York Yan­kees to a 4-1 vic­tory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Satur­day.

The Yan­kees won their third straight fol­low­ing a five-game skid and ex­tended their AL East lead over Toronto to 1 1/2 games. The Blue Jays, com­ing off an 11-game win­ning streak, lost for the sec­ond day in a row to New York.

Car­los Bel­tran, who hit a big home run Fri­day night at Rogers Cen­tre, and Mark Teix­eira con­nected for solo shots to back Tanaka (9-5).

Tanaka struck out eight and walked three while help­ing the Yan­kees rest their taxed bullpen.

Marco Estrada (10-7) lost for the first time in four starts, al­low­ing two runs and three hits in six in­nings.

Bos­ton’s Jackie Bradley Jr. hit two homers and three dou­bles to drive in seven runs as the Red Sox bat­tered Felix Her­nan­dez and the Seat­tle Mariners 22-10.

The Red Sox broke loose for the sec­ond straight day af­ter man­ager John Far­rell took a med­i­cal leave for the rest of the sea­son to deal with lym­phoma.

Bos­ton got 26 hits in the high­estscor­ing game ever against the Mariners. Pablo San­doval and Ale­jan­dro De Aza home­red, and David Or­tiz and Blake Swi­hart each had three RBIs. San­doval home­red in his first at-bat, then was hit in the right el­bow by Her­nan­dez and left with a bruise.

Nel­son Cruz hit his ma­jor league-lead­ing 35th homer for the Mariners.

In Hous­ton, Vic­tor Martinez hit a tiebreak­ing RBI dou­ble in a three- run 11th in­ning as the Detroit Tigers out­lasted the Hous­ton Astros 4-2.

Pre­ston Tucker led off the bot­tom of the ninth with a homer to right-cen­ter against Bruce Ron­don to tie the score at 1-1, spoil­ing an im­pres­sive start by Justin Ver­lan­der.

J.D. Martinez and Tyler Collins fol­lowed Vic­tor Martinez with backto-back run-scor­ing sin­gles off Pat Neshek (3-3) to make it 4-1 in the 11th.

Pittsburgh pinch- hitter Chris Stewart sin­gled home the go-ahead run in the 14th in­ning as the Pi­rates beat the New York Mets 5-3 in ex­tra in­nings again.

A day af­ter the Pi­rates won 3-2 in the 10th at Citi Field, they took ad­van­tage of shaky field­ing de­ci­sion to stop the NL East lead­ers.

The Cincinnati Twins downed the Cleve­land In­di­ans 4-1 af­ter Tyler Duf­fey took a no-hit bid into the sixth in­ning of his sec­ond big league game, while Bal­ti­more slug­ger Chris Davis hit two home runs, the sec­ond a tiebreak­ing shot with two outs in the bot­tom of the ninth in­ning off switch-pitcher Pat Ven­ditte, to lift the Ori­oles over the Oak­land Ath­let­ics 4-3.

In other games, Matt Duffy hit a three-run dou­ble in the San Fran­cisco Giants’ decisive six-run third in­ning as the Giants beat the Washington Na­tion­als 12-6, the St. Louis Car­di­nals de­feated the Mi­ami Mar­lins 6-2, the Kansas City Roy­als beat the Los An­ge­les An­gels 9-4, the Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs downed the At­lanta Braves 8-4 and the Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers over­came the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2.

Scooter Gen­nett had a ca­reer­high four hits as the Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2, the Chicago Cubs won the ninth straight 6-3 over the Chicago White Sox, the Texas Rangers cruised past the Tampa Bay Rays 12-4, the San Diego Padres de­feated the Colorado Rock­ies 7-5 and the Los An­ge­les Dodgers were 8-3 win­ners over the Cincinnati Reds.


Los An­ge­les Dodgers’ Kike Her­nan­dez, left, rounds third af­ter hit­ting a three-run home run as Cincinnati Reds start­ing pitcher David Holm­berg walks off the mound dur­ing the sec­ond in­ning of a base­ball game in Los An­ge­les, Satur­day, Aug. 15.

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