Sunday, March 9, 2014
The Associated Press
NEW YORK - Raul Ibanez again treated Yankee Stadium as his personal playground, hitting a grand slam and two-run homer Wednesday night to help the Seattle Mariners rout New York 12-2.
J.D. Martinez, center, is congratulated by Houston teammates Chris Carter, left, and Carlos Pena after his home run gave the Astros a 5-4 lead in a rare win over Detroit.
The Associated Press
Ibanez's slam came during a seven-run first inning. Yankees backup shortstop Alberto Gonzalez got the final out in the ninth inning in his first professional pitching appearance.
Every Seattle starter had at least one of its season-high 16 hits.
The Mariners chased Phil Hughes after he got only two outs in the first.
ASTROS 7, TIGERS 5: Brandon Barnes caught Miguel Cabrera's bases-loaded drive against the wall in right-center field for the final out, and Houston avoided a season sweep against Detroit.
RANGERS 6, ATHLETICS 2: Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer, Alexi Ogando earned his first career win against host Oakland and Texas took the rubber game with the Athletics. Ogando (4-2) didn't allow a hit until Eric Sogard's leadoff double in the sixth.
WHITE SOX 9, TWINS 4: Adam Dunn homered twice, doubled and drove in five runs, powering visiting Chicago past Minnesota.
Dunn has hit three home runs in the last two games and has nine this year. Dayan Viciedo also went deep for the second straight day, helping Dylan Axelrod (1-3) pick up his first win.
DIAMONDBACKS 5, BRAVES 3: Paul Goldschmidt hit three doubles, Eric Chavez drove in three runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Tim Hudson and the Atlanta Braves. Cody Ross added an RBI double as the Diamondbacks won the series' final two games.
REDS 4, MARLINS 0: Shin-Soo Choo hit two homers and four pitchers combined on an 11-hit shutout to help Cincinnati beat host Miami and extend its winning streak to a season-best five games.
PIRATES 3, BREWERS 1: Wandy Rodriguez allowed one run over seven strong innings and Neil Walker hit a two-run single as the host Pittsburgh Pirates beat Milwaukee.
CUBS 6, ROCKIES 3: Jeff Samardzija hit a two-run home run and pitched eight strong innings for his first win since opening day and host Chicago Cubs beat Colorado to win back-to-back series for the first time this season.
CARDINAL 4, METS 2: Rookie Shelby Miller followed up his nearly perfect one-hitter with 5 2/3 scoreless innings and host St. Louis scored the go-ahead run in the seventh on a wild pitch in a victory over the Mets.
PADRES 8, ORIOLES 4: Alexi Amarista had three extra-base hits and the San Diego Padres matched their season-high with 17 hits, in beating visiting Baltimore for a two-game sweep.
BLUE JAYS 11, GIANTS 3: J.P. Arencibia and Adam Lind each hit two-run home runs, Ramon Ortiz won for the first time since 2011 and host Toronto won its season-high fourth straight game by beating San Francisco.
The last-place Blue Jays have 33 runs and 41 hits in their past three games.
INDIANS 10, PHILLIES 4: Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer, Nick Swisher and Mike Aviles also went deep to back Corey Kluber, and the Cleveland Indians trounced the Philadelphia Phillies and their ace pitcher Cole Hamels.