Now that’s ex­tra ef­fort

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

Philadel­phia 1, Cincin­nati 0: Cole Hamels tossed six­hit ball into the eighth in­ning, Jimmy Rollins drove in the only run and the Phillies com­pleted a fourgame sweep of the NL Cen­tral-lead­ing Reds. It’s the first time Philadel­phia has had con­sec­u­tive 1-0 wins since April 18-19, 1913.

Johan San­tana saved the Mets from a sweep with an­other spot­less out­ing and rookie Ike Davis hit his lat­est ti­tanic home run. Alex Cora and pinch-hit­ter Josh Thole de­liv­ered RBI sin­gles with two outs, and An­gel Pa­gan had three of New York’s 13 hits.

Matt Belisle’s bases-loaded throw­ing er­ror led to two un­earned runs in the eighth in­ning for the Padres, Everth Cabr­era hit his first homer of the sea­son in the ninth and the Padres av­er­ated a sweep at Coors Field. Scott Hairston matched a ca­reer high with four hits.

Vi­cente Padilla pitched eight in­nings of two-hit ball and James Loney hit a three-homer off Car­los Silva be­fore the Cubs pitcher was ejected in the sec­ond in­ning, lead­ing the Dodgers. The Dodgers took three of four from the Cubs, who are 9½ games back in the NL Cen­tral.

Travis Ishikawa drove in three runs, and rookie Madi­son Bum­gar­ner took a shutout into the sev­enth in­ning. Buster Posey had two RBIs for the Giants, who fin­ished their sea­son-high 11-game road trip 7-4. On the road trip, Ishikawa was 11 for 29 (.379) with 10 RBIs.

Corey Hart hit a two-run homer in the ninth in­ning to give the Brew­ers a dra­matic vic­tory. The Pi­rates have dropped six straight.

The Mar­lins used six pitch­ers to wrap up a marathon 13-game road trip with a shutout win. Jorge Cantu dou­bled in a run. New York right fielder Jeff Fran­coeur goes head-over-heels into the stands try­ing to field a third-in­ning dou­ble by At­lanta’s Melky Cabr­era on Sun­day. Mets pitcher Johan San­tana gave up five hits in seven in­nings as New York won.

Min­nesota 6, Detroit 3: Carl Pa­vano pitched well into the eighth in­ning, keep­ing the Twins from fall­ing fur­ther be­hind in the AL Cen­tral. Pa­vano is 5-2 with a 2.81 ERA in eight ca­reer starts against the Tigers. Detroit lost for only the third time in 20 home games since June 2. Pa­vano (10-6) im­proved to 5-0 in his last seven starts.

Jack Cust home­red for the sec­ond time in three games, Adam Rosales added a two-run sin­gle and the Ath­let­ics kept the An­gels reel­ing. Trevor Cahill (9-3), Oak­land’s lone All-Star rep­re­sen­ta­tive be­fore closer An­drew Bai­ley was added to the AL ros­ter Sun­day, scat­tered five hits.

CC Sa­bathia al­lowed a run in seven in­nings and joined Tampa Bay’s David Price as the only 12-game win­ners in the league. The World Se­ries cham­pi­ons are 56-32 and have a twogame lead over the Rays in the AL East.

Car­los Quentin hit a grand slam and a solo homer, and the White Sox surged into first place in the Cen­tral. Dur­ing the seven-game home­s­tand, Quentin was 7 for 13 with six home runs and 11 RBIs.

David Or­tiz and Dar­nell McDon­ald each hit a home run, Daisuke Mat­suzaka won for the first time in more than a month and the Red Sox won de­spite an in­jury to Adrian Bel­tre.

Ja­son Bartlett hit a game-end­ing sin­gle over a drawn-in out­field in the 10th in­ning. Carl Craw­ford home­red for the Rays, who are 9-2 in July af­ter go­ing 11-14 dur­ing June.

Kathy Wil­lens

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