AROUND THE HORN

Baltimore Sun - - BASEBALL -

An­gels: DH Al­bert Pu­jols, who passed Hall of Famer Frank Robin­son and took over sole pos­ses­sion of ninth place on the all-time home run list Satur­day, went deep again on Sun­day to help the An­gels de­feat the Mariners 4-2. 1B C.J. Cron fol­lowed Pu­jols’ first-in­ning homer with one of his own and six re­liev­ers com­bined to shut down the Mariners af­ter starter Matt Shoe­maker was hit in the head with a line drive in the sec­ond in­ning. The RHP suf­fered a lac­er­a­tion but was alert and re­spon­sive af­ter­ward.

A’s: Red Sox LHP Ed­uardo Rodriguez’s no-hit bid was bro­ken up af­ter a short re­play re­ver­sal with two outs in the eighth in­ning, then OF Khris Davis hit a game-end­ing dou­ble in the ninth that sent the A’s to a 1-0 vic­tory. SS Marcus Semien had the only other hit for the A’s.

Blue Jays: C Rus­sell Mar­tin hit a tiebreak­ing two-run homer in the eighth in­ning to help the Blue Jays over­come a poor start by 17-game win­ner J.A. Happ and beat the Rays 5-3. Mar­tin has gone deep nine times and driven in 24 runs over his last 18 games. LHP Happ was pulled in the third in­ning af­ter throw­ing 85 pitches.

Car­di­nals: OF Ran­dal Grichuk and 2B Kolten Wong home­red, RHP Car­los Martinez car­ried a shutout into the sev­enth in­ning and the Car­di­nals snapped a three-game los­ing streak with a 5-2 win over the Reds. Martinez im­proved to 8-1 in 13 road starts as the Car­di­nals main­tained their lead over the Mets for the fi­nal Na­tional League play­off spot.

Yan­kees: 3B Chase Headley and DH Austin Romine had two RBIs apiece as the Yan­kees beat the Ori­oles 5-2 to avoid a three­game sweep and re­main afloat in the AL wild-card race. The Yan­kees be­gan the day 41⁄ games out of the fi­nal play­off spot.

Dodgers: RHP Jose De Leon struck out nine while win­ning his ma­jor-league de­but, C Yas­mani Gran­dal drove in three runs and the Dodgers ral­lied to beat the Padres 7-4 and in­crease their NL West lead to three games.

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