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Game roundup: Orioles win in 10 on Davis' homer

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jul 26 2014 12:52:17 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 26 2014 12:52:18 AM CDT

SEATTLE -- Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis might not have the numbers that he did as a breakout star in 2013, but he continues to deliver in big moments.

The Orioles slugger led off the 10th inning with a home run, collecting his eighth game-winning RBI of the season in a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.

Davis drilled a 1-2 pitch from reliever Charlie Furbush over the left-field fence to break a 1-1 tie with his 17th home run of the season. Closer Zach Britton came on in the bottom of the inning to pick up his 19th save of the season after a replay overturn of a safe call at first base officially ended the game.

Baltimore scored both of its runs on home runs, with designated hitter Nelson Cruz leading off the second inning with a 377-foot liner over the left-field fence.

Yankees 6, Blue Jays 4

NEW YORK -- Ichiro Suzuki ended the third-longest homerless drought of his career by hitting a go-ahead three-run home run with one out in the bottom of the third inning, and New York extended its home winning streak over Toronto to 17 games.

Suzuki ended a drought of 294 at-bats when he drove a 1-1 curveball from Toronto left-hander Mark Buehrle (10-7) into the right field seats. It was his first home run since Aug. 30.

New York has not lost to the Blue Jays at home since Sept. 19, 2012. It is the Yankees' longest home winning streak against any team since winning 19 in a row over the Cleveland Indians from June 10, 1960-April 21, 1962.

Cubs 7, Cardinals 6

CHICAGO -- Luis Valbuena hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the seventh inning and Ryan Sweeney had four RBIs as Chicago held on to beat St. Louis.

Valbuena's game-winner was set up when reliever Kevin Siegrist (1-2) hit Anthony Rizzo with a pitch, the first of two times that Rizzo was beaned. With one out, Valbuena drove the first pitch he saw into the stands for his seventh homer.

The Cardinals lost their fourth straight game, their longest losing streak since Aug. 7-10 of last season.

Nationals 4, Reds 1

CINCINNATI -- Right-hander Tanner Roark pitched seven strong innings and Denard Span had four hits and an RBI, lifting Washington to victory over Cincinnati.

Roark (10-6) allowed one earned run and three hits, walked one and struck out six to become the Nationals' first 10-game winner. Span continued his hot hitting, going 4-for-5.

Cincinnati is winless in seven games since the All-Star break, its longest post-break losing streak since 1991.

Rays 6, Red Sox 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Left-hander David Price pitched eight strong innings and Evan Longoria hit a three-run double in the decisive seventh inning, leading Tampa Bay over Boston.

Dueling against Red Sox ace Jon Lester in front of a crowded section of scouts preparing for Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline, Price struck out 10 and allowed only three runs as he picked up his sixth win in his last six starts.

But it was Longoria who delivered in the biggest moment, clearing the bases and breaking a 3-3 tie in the seventh with a double down the left-field line off Red Sox reliever Junichi Tazawa.

Phillies 9, Diamondbacks 5

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia raced out to an early lead and added plenty of insurance to beat Arizona.

The Phillies battered Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley (6-7) for six runs in five innings and then pushed across three more to trump a pinch-hit grand slam by Arizona outfielder Alfredo Marte in the sixth.

Philadelphia starter Kyle Kendrick (5-10) threw 5 2/3 innings of three-run ball to earn his first win since July 8. The right-hander exited with the bases full, two outs and a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the sixth. Reliever Antonio Bastardo came in to finish the job, but promptly surrendered the slam to Marte, his first career homer.

Padres 5, Braves 2

ATLANTA -- Rookie pitcher Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits over six strong innings to pace San Diego against Atlanta.

Hahn, recalled on Friday morning, kept the Atlanta hitters off-balance by mixing his fastball with an effective curve ball. He allowed one run, struck out four and walked three in improving to 6-2.

The Padres stretched their winning streak to three games by scoring in four of the first five innings. Atlanta starter Alex Wood (7-8) was shaky from the start, allowing five runs (four earned) on a season-high 12 hits in five innings.

White Sox 9, Twins 5

MINNEAPOLIS -- Chicago had a three-run lead three batters into the game, and the White Sox ran away from Minnesota.

The Twins' decimated bullpen badly needed an extended outing from starter Kevin Correia, but Chicago had different plans, jumping on him for three runs in the first and two runs in the third and fourth innings, driving the right-hander from the game after four innings.

Chicago right fielder Dayan Viciedo tied a career high with four hits, including his 20th double of the year. All nine starters reached base, and six had multi-hit games.

Rangers 4, A's 1

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas right-hander Jerome Williams limited Oakland to one run over six innings.

Williams (1-4) gave up five hits while striking out four and walking none as a fill-in in Texas' injury-riddled starting rotation. Rangers right-hander Neftali Feliz recorded his first save in more than two years by working around trouble in the bottom of the ninth.

Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Rangers' two-run sixth.

Marlins 2, Houston 0

HOUSTON -- Brad Hand carried a shutout into the eighth inning of his fifth start since returning to the rotation, carrying Miami past Houston.

Hand (2-2) allowed three hits and two walks while striking out four before departing with one out in the eighth after Astros catcher Jason Castro stroked a double to right field. Right-hander Bryan Morris preserved the shutout by inducing Robbie Grossman to fly out before fanning pinch hitter Jon Singleton.

The Astros, who were shut out at home for the sixth time this season, went down in order against Marlins closer Steve Cishek in the ninth.

Mets 3, Brewers 2

MILWAUKEE -- Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning as New York rallied to beat Milwaukee.

All three Mets runs came off Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez (4-4), who has 29 saves this season but a 4.50 ERA in six July appearances. He allowed a leadoff double to Daniel Murphy, who scored on a single by David Wright.

That brought up Duda, who smacked a first-pitch fastball to right for his 17th home run of the year.

Royals 6, Indians 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Billy Butler crushed a two-run pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning to lift Kansas City over Cleveland.

After Salvador Perez singled for his third hit, John Axford was summoned from the bullpen to replace Nick Hagadone. Butler drove Axford's second pitch for his fourth home run to break a 4-4 tie. It was his second career pinch-hit home run.

Aaron Crow protected the lead in the ninth for his second save, while Kelvin Herrera (3-4) claimed the victory. Carlos Carrasco (3-4) took the loss.

Rockies 8, Pirates 1

DENVER -- Colorado broke open a close game against Pittsburgh with a seven-run seventh inning, including a two-run homer from Carlos Gonzalez.

Josh Rutledge doubled home three runs in the uprising. He finished with four RBIs, tying his career high.

The Pirates scored in the ninth inning, thwarting the Rockies' quest for their first shutout at Coors Field since Sept. 28, 2013. Colorado starter Brett Anderson pitched 6 1/3 innings before leaving with an injury. Anderson (1-3) missed three months with a broken left index finger and was making his third start since he returned July 13. As he walked off the mound, Anderson was looking at the finger.

Angels 2, Tigers 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Efren Navarro's two-out single in the sixth inning drove in Kole Calhoun from second base with the go-ahead run as Los Angeles rallied to beat Detroit.

That the Angels were able to push across two runs in the decisive sixth inning was a significant accomplishment given the way Tigers left-hander Drew Smyly had pitched in the first five innings.

Smyly retired 15 of the 16 batters he faced through five, including 10 by strikeout. But the Angels broke through in the sixth with back-to-back doubles by Chris Iannetta and Calhoun to tie the score at 1 with one out.