Game roundup: Dodgers walk away with 12-inning win

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Aug 03 2014 02:25:55 AM EDT
Updated On: Aug 03 2014 02:25:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES -- Hanley Ramirez hit a walk-off three-run homer with two outs in the 12th inning, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs before 53,354 at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night.

Ramirez homered off reliever Blake Parker (1-1) as the Dodgers captured their seventh win in eight games and beat the Cubs for the 10th time in the last 12 meetings.

Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp hit his 12th home run of the season in the win.

Chicago's Arismendy Alcantara had lined a run-scoring double into the gap in right center field to score Junior Lake to forge a 2-2 tie with two outs in the seventh inning. It stayed that way until Ramirez's winning blast.

A's 8, Royals 3

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jon Lester made his Oakland debut and came away with the victory as the A's smashed through their recent scoring drought to beat Kansas City.

The left-hander came out of the game in the seventh inning to a standing ovation and tipped his cap to the fans. He gave up one run in the third inning and two in the seventh.

The A's, who had lost their previous two games, avoided what would have been just their second three-game skid this season. Oakland's 67-42 record is the best in baseball.

Cardinals 9, Brewers 7

ST. LOUIS -- Justin Masterson's St. Louis debut resulted in a win, despite some shaky moments on the mound at sold-out Busch Stadium.

The trade deadline acquisition from Cleveland made it through six innings and got plenty of run support while allowing seven hits and five runs, walking three and striking out four. He also poked a two-out single in the second that led to a five-run inning, and he laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt that set up a run in the fourth.

Closer Trevor Rosenthal pitched around a leadoff double by Jean Segura in the ninth for his National League-leading 33rd save as the Cardinals (58-51) drew within two games of the NL Central leading Brewers (61-50).

Pirates 8, Diamondbacks 3

PHOENIX -- Josh Harrison had three hits, including a home run, and Andrew McCutchen singled in the go-head run in a four-run eighth inning for Pittsburgh at Chase Field.

The Pirates won for the fifth time in seven games and moved with 1 1/2 games of NL Central leader Milwaukee.

David Peralta had three hits, including a two-run homer in the ninth inning, and Aaron Hill had two hits for Arizona (48-63), which has lost three of its last five.

Yankees 6, Red Sox 4

BOSTON -- Mark Teixeira homered and Derek Jeter delivered a two-run double to power New York past Boston at Fenway Park.

Rookie Shane Greene pitched into the fifth inning and Carlos Beltran went 2-for-5 with a double and RBI as the Yankees won for just the second time in their past seven games.

Greene gave up three runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings, walking two, striking out five and departing with a 5-3 lead. Shawn Kelley (2-3) pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings for the win.

Stephen Drew -- traded from Boston to New York on Thursday -- put the Yankees up by three with an RBI double in the seventh inning.

Tigers 11, Rockies 5

DETROIT -- Rick Porcello gave up five hits in eight innings to win his 13th game as Detroit defeated Colorado at Comerica Park.

Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez provided home run support for the Tigers.

Porcello (13-5) had 10 strikeouts, walked two and retired 11 batters in a row at one point while sending the Rockies to their sixth loss in seven games.

Nationals 11, Phillies 0

WASHINGTON -- Anthony Rendon had three hits and four RBIs and Jordan Zimmerman pitched seven shutout innings as he Washington blitzed Philadelphia at Nationals Park.

First-place Washington won for just the second time in six games and the last-place Phillies fell to 8-5 in their last 13 road games.

Rendon had an RBI single in the first and a three-run homer in the second. He doubled and scored in a five-run fourth to aid the 14-hit attack.

Every Washington starter had at least one hit Saturday.

Marlins 2, Reds 1 (10 innings)

MIAMI -- Christian Yelich hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning to lead Miami past Cincinnati at Marlins Park.

The winning rally started when Jeff Mathis doubled to left field and advanced to third base on a sacrifice bunt by pinch-hitter Reed Johnson. Yelich then lined his single off right-handed reliever Sam LeCure (1-3).

Miami snapped a two-game losing streak. The Reds lost for the 11th time in their past 15 games.

Mets 4, Giants 2

NEW YORK -- Right-hander Jacob deGrom carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and New York ended Jake Peavy's perfect game bid by busting out for four runs against San Francisco in the seventh inning at Citi Field.

The Mets have won seven of their last 11 games. The Giants had their two-game winning streak snapped as they scored three runs or less for the eighth time in 10 games.

DeGrom, who is 6-1 with a 1.52 ERA in his last eight starts, gave up the two runs, four hits and one walk while striking out seven.

Peavy was even better in pursuit of the Giants' fifth no-hitter since 2009. The right-hander, making his second start for the Giants, retired the first 19 batters on just 71 pitches before things fell apart.

Twins 8, White Sox 6

CHICAGO -- Oswaldo Arcia did exactly what his manager wanted and Minnesota beat Chicago at U.S. Cellular Field.

Arcia lined a double the opposite way in the eighth inning that scored two runs with two outs and the Twins bullpen protected the slim lead to allow the Twins (49-60) to snap a three-game losing streak.

The White Sox (54-57) had a three-game win streak halted.

Astros 8, Blue Jays 2

HOUSTON -- Brett Oberholtzer worked seven strong innings and Houston defeated Toronto at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros used speed and power to surge ahead in the fifth inning and Robbie Grossman delivered a lead-saving defensive gem in the eighth inning.

Clinging to a two-run lead and with Blue Jays pinch-hitter Juan Francisco representing the tying run at the plate, Grossman closed the eighth by reaching over the right-field wall to pull back a two-run homer.

The Astros blew the game open in the bottom of the eighth inning when catcher Jason Castro delivered an opposite-field, two-run homer off Brett Cecil. Jon Singleton followed with a two-run, inside-the-park homer off Cecil for a four-run inning.

Indians 2, Rangers 0

CLEVELAND -- Lonnie Chisenhall and Nick Swisher had RBI singles in the sixth inning and five Cleveland pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout at Progressive Field.

Left-hander T.J. House started for the Indians and pitched five scoreless innings on three hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.

Right-hander Scott Atchison (4-0) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief to get the win. Right-hander Cody Allen pitched the ninth inning to pick up his 14th save.

Rays 10, Angels 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay pummeled Los Angeles left-hander C.J. Wilson in his return from the disabled list.

Rays starter Chris Archer (7-6) allowed three runs on six hits with two walks and nine strikeouts in six innings, Evan Longoria hit his 13th homer of the year and knocked in two runs and Ben Zobrist went 4-for-5 as the Rays improved to 54-56 and won for the first time since trading ace David Price on Thursday.

The Angels fell 2 1/2 games behind Oakland in the AL Wes, but remained atop the wild card standings. Designated hitter Albert Pujols and first baseman C.J. Cron each went 2-for-4.

Mariners 6, Orioles 3

BALTIMORE -- Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the fifth inning and Seattle beat Baltimore at Camden Yard.

Cano's eighth homer of the season came against Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez and broke a 1-1 tie. All eight homers have come with runners on base, but the Seattle second baseman hadn't hit one since July 12.

Gonzalez (5-6) gave up four runs and seven hits in five innings. It was just the third time this season the right-hander allowed four or more earned runs. The outing also snapped a stretch of four straight quality starts.

Padres 3, Braves 2 (12)

SAN DIEGO -- Will Venable singled home Yangervis Solarte with one out in the 12th inning to lift San Diego over Atlanta.

Reliever Tim Stauffer (3-2) worked his way out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the top of the 12th with the aid of a third-to-home-to-first double play.

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel (0-3), working a second inning for the first time this year, walked the bases loaded with one out in the 12th. Venable then lined the ball over the head of Jason Hayward to give the Padres a second straight win over the Braves.

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