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Associated Press

Posted on June 6, 2012 at 3:00 PM

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Orioles 8, Red Sox 6, 11 innings

BOSTON (AP) — Ronny Paulino ended a hitless night with an RBI single in the 10th inning to drive in the go-ahead run and the Baltimore Orioles hung on for an 8-6 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

The Orioles recovered from Jim Johnson's first blown save opportunity of the season when Jarrod Saltalammachia hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to tie it 6-all and force extra innings.

Instead of getting his 18th save, Johnson (1-0) got his first win with a perfect 10th inning as Baltimore improved to 4-0 at Fenway Park this season.

Alfredo Aceves (0-3) got the loss.

Blue Jays 9, White Sox 5

CHICAGO (AP) — Colby Rasmus went 5 for 5 with a homer to help Ricky Romero earn his seventh win as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 9-5 on Tuesday night.

Rasmus and David Cooper hit two-run homers in the fifth off Phil Humber and both finished with three RBIs in Toronto's 13-hit attack.

Romero (7-1) pitched seven-plus innings, allowing six hits and five runs — three earned. He gave up an unearned run in the first, a two-run homer to A.J. Pierzynski in the seventh after Toronto had built a 7-1 lead, and then a solo shot to Adam Dunn in the eighth before he was replaced by Francisco Cordero.

Chicago played without cleanup hitter and first baseman Paul Konerko, who was scratched from the lineup for an unspecified reason. The White Sox lost for just the second time in 12 games.

Royals 1, Twins 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bruce Chen outdueled Francisco Liriano to make a lone run scored in the second inning stand up Tuesday night, giving the Kansas City Royals a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

Chen (5-5) allowed four hits without a walk to win for the fifth time in six starts. The 34-year-old left-hander relied on some veteran guile to strike out five without allowing a runner past second.

Liriano (1-6) allowed only four hits in six innings, but three of them came in the second when the Twins' failure to turn a double play proved costly. It allowed Brayan Pena to send an RBI single rolling through the left side of the infield for the game's only run.

Greg Holland worked around an error in the eighth for Kansas City, and Jonathan Broxton left runners on first and second in the ninth for his 14th save of the season.

Indians 4, Tigers 2

DETROIT (AP) — Ubaldo Jimenez pitched impressively into the seventh inning and the Cleveland Indians hit three run-scoring triples off rookie Drew Smyly in a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

Jimenez (6-4) allowed a run and five hits in 6 2-3 innings, striking out four and walking only one. The right-hander entered the game with 42 walks in 56 innings this year.

Three relievers finished for Cleveland. Chris Perez allowed a run in the ninth but held on for his 18th save in 19 chances.

Asdrubal Cabrera, Lou Marson and Michael Brantley each hit RBI triples for Cleveland, which became the third team this season to hit three triples in a game.

Smyly (2-2) allowed four runs and six hits in six innings.

Yankees 7, Rays 0

NEW YORK (AP) — Russell Martin hit a grand slam to help stop the Yankees' struggles with the bases loaded and Andy Pettitte was dominant again at home, leading New York to a 7-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.

Nick Swisher hit an RBI double after Raul Ibanez was walked intentionally and the Yankees treated Rays starter James Shields to another drubbing in the Bronx.

Pettitte (3-2) pitched two-hit ball for 7 1-3 innings, striking out 10 in New York's ninth win in 12 games.

Shields (6-4) was sabotaged early by the Rays' ever-shifting defense as New York scored two unearned runs in the first thanks to an error by shortstop Elliot Johnson.

The Rays made three errors in the game.

The Yankees returned home from a 6-3 road trip to beat the Rays for the third time in four meetings since Tampa Bay swept a season-opening three-game series.

Angels 6, Mariners 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mark Trumbo homered twice, going 4 for 4 with four RBIs, and Garrett Richards pitched seven innings for his first major league victory, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.

Torii Hunter also went deep to back Richards (1-0), who allowed a run and four hits, walked two and struck out eight against an offense that averaged 9.2 runs over its previous six games — including a 21-8 rout at Texas last Wednesday.

The 24-year-old right-hander allowed only one hit through the first 4 2-3 innings — a leadoff homer by Michael Richards in the third. Garrett Richards was filling in for ace Jered Weaver, who is on the disabled list with a lower back strain.

Blake Beavan (3-5) pitched five innings and gave up six runs on 10 hits in five innings, including all three homers.

Rangers 6, Athletics 3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ian Kinsler hit a two-run double and Josh Hamilton also doubled in a run to back Derek Holland, and the Texas Rangers rebounded from an embarrassing rout a night earlier to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Tuesday.

Yorvit Torrealba hit a sacrifice fly, Adrian Beltre singled twice and Holland (5-4) pitched 5 1-3 innings, struck out two, walked two and allowed three runs on seven hits. That was a big improvement after he was knocked out in the second inning when he allowed eight earned runs in last Wednesday's 21-8 home loss to Seattle.

The Rangers managed a season-low three hits — their fewest since also getting three Aug. 25, 2011, against Boston — in Monday's 12-1 defeat.

This time, the Rangers had 11 hits and each batter had at least one while five different players drove in runs.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Pirates 8, Reds 4

CINCINNATI (AP) — Clint Barmes (BAR'-muhs) had three hits and drove in three runs on Tuesday night, and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended their home-run tear by hitting three more in an 8-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Neil Walker hit a two-run homer, and Casey McGehee and Alex Presley had solo shots, giving the Pirates seven homers in their last two games.

A.J. Burnett (5-2) gave up three runs and won his fourth straight start, beating the Reds for the second time in a week. Joey Votto singled home a run in the ninth, but Joel Hanrahan came on with two runners aboard and fanned three for his 15th save in 16 chances.

Pittsburgh scored six runs in only three innings off Homer Bailey (4-4), who had won his last three starts.

Cubs 10, Brewers 0

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Dempster earned his first win since last August, throwing seven innings of three-hit ball as the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-0 on Tuesday night.

Coming into Tuesday's game, Dempster (1-3) had gone 18 straight starts without a victory — a streak dating to Aug. 16 of last season. Dempster broke his winless streak in dominant fashion, not allowing a baserunner until Cody Ransom singled to lead off the sixth.

Alfonso Soriano hit a three-run home run, Jeff Baker added a two-run shot and Bryan LaHair hit a solo homer for the Cubs, who snapped an 11-game road losing streak. Chicago's road slide matched a franchise record set in 1954.

Braves 11, Marlins 0

MIAMI (AP) — Dan Uggla hit two homers in his first game at Marlins Park, including a tape-measure blow off the home-run sculpture, and Tim Hudson pitched a five-hitter for his 13th career shutout Tuesday night to help the Atlanta Braves beat Miami 11-0.

Uggla hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, and he scored a direct hit on the middle of the sculpture with a two-run homer in the ninth estimated at 432 feet. That sent a thud reverberating throughout the ballpark and increased his homer total to 10 this season and 200 for his career.

Uggla also doubled and scored before hitting a two-run single to finish with four hits and five RBIs, both season highs.

Hudson (4-2) struck out three, walked three and allowed only one runner to reach third base.

Anibal Sanchez (3-4) took the loss.

Dodgers 2, Phillies 1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Elian Herrera hit a two-run double off winless Cliff Lee in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Lee (0-3) took a two-hitter into the eighth and was a strike away from getting out of trouble before Herrera hit a 2-2 pitch off the left-field wall to put the Dodgers ahead.

Chad Billingsley (3-4) allowed one run and six hits in seven innings. Josh Lindblom worked the eighth and Kenley Jansen finished for his eighth save in 11 tries.

Lee gave up two runs and six hits in 7 2-3 innings, striking out a season-high 12.

Lee's record is no indication of the way he's pitched. The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner has a 2.92 ERA, but has been the victim of poor run support.

Astros 9, Cardinals 8

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Maxwell hit a two-run homer, Jose Altuve tied a career high with four hits and the Houston Astros got to St. Louis starter Jaime Garcia early before holding on for a 9-8 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday night.

The Astros scored four runs in the first inning and Maxwell's homer in the second stretched their lead to 6-1. Brian Bogusevic added a solo home run in the fourth and Chris Snyder drove in two runs for Houston.

Garcia (3-4) yielded five hits and the six runs tied his season high, set against the Astros earlier this season. The loss drops the left-hander to 0-5 in seven career starts against Houston. He has allowed at least three runs in each of those starts.

Houston starter Lucas Harrell (5-4) allowed eight hits and four runs — three earned — in six innings to improve to 4-0 in five home starts this season.

Nationals 7, Mets 6, 12 innings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rookie Bryce Harper hit a game-winning single with two outs in the 12th inning to give the Washington Nationals a 7-6 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

Scott Hairston hit a solo homer in the top of the 12th to give New York a 6-5 lead.

But the Nationals rallied when Michael Morse led off with his second double of the game, and Ian Desmond followed with another double for his third RBI.

Reliever Elvin Ramirez (0-1) walked two batters to load the bases, and a fielder's choice by Xavier Nady left the bases loaded with two outs for Harper, who lined an 0-2 pitch to left field. The ball fell just in front of a diving Vinny Rottino.

The Nationals are alone atop the National League East, a game ahead of Miami — which lost to Atlanta — and 1½ games ahead of the Mets.

D-Backs 10, Rockies 0

PHOENIX (AP) — Ian Kennedy matched his career high with 12 strikeouts in six innings, Jason Kubel drove in five runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks roughed up the Colorado Rockies in a 10-0 victory Tuesday night.

Gerardo Parra had a solo homer among his four hits, Aaron Hill hit a two-run shot and the Diamondbacks had a season-high 17 hits after being shut out by Colorado the night before.

Kubel also had a two-run homer and Arizona knocked Rockies starter Jeremy Guthrie (3-4) around for seven runs to give Kennedy (5-5) a rare burst of run support.

The right-hander backed up one of his best starts of the season with another solid performance, joining Randy Johnson as the only Arizona pitchers with 12 or more strikeouts in six innings or less.

Padres 6, Giants 5

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Logan Forsythe hit his first major league home run leading off the ninth inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 6-5 victory against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

Forsythe hit a 1-0 pitch from Steve Edlefsen (0-1) into the second deck in left field.

Huston Street (1-0), who came off the disabled list earlier in the day, pitched the ninth for the win, escaping a bases-loaded jam when Buster Posey hit into a force play.

San Diego's Carlos Quentin hit his first two home runs at Petco Park, giving him five since coming off the disabled list last week.

Tim Lincecum appeared to have earned his first victory since April 28 before Jeremy Affeldt allowed Quentin's shot to straightaway center with one out in the eighth to tie the game at 5.

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