Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Associated Press
BALTIMORE - Chris Davis homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 30, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Yankees 11-3 Saturday night to extend New York's losing streak to four games.
Atlanta’s Dan Uggla reacts after stroking an RBI double in the eighth inning of the Braves’ 11-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday.
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Davis hit a three-run drive in the first inning and added a two-run shot in the sixth for his third multihomer game of the season. The five RBI gave him 79, second-most in the big leagues and just six short of his career high.
Deering High graduate Ryan Flaherty also homered for the Orioles, who took a 9-0 lead in the third against David Phelps (5-5).
Zach Britton (2-2) limited the offensively challenged, injury-riddled Yankees to one earned run over 52/3 innings. New York began the day ranked 26th in batting average and 23rd in runs among the 30 major league teams.
The Yankees have lost 12 of 17.
INDIANS 4, WHITE SOX 3: Nick Swisher singled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, and Cleveland beat Chicago for the third time in less than 24 hours on Saturday.
Swisher's homer in the ninth inning Friday night helped Cleveland secure a sweep of a marathon doubleheader.
RAYS 4, TIGERS 3: Yunel Escobar had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning as host Tampa Bay rallied past Detroit.
ANGELS 7, ASTROS 2: Joe Blanton pitched seven sharp innings, and Howie Kendrick and Chris Iannetta homered to give the Los Angeles Angels a win at Houston.
TWINS 6, ROYALS 2: Kyle Gibson pitched six solid innings in his major league debut, and Trevor Plouffe homered to help host Minnesota beat Kansas City.
BRAVES 11, DIAMONDBACKS 5: Jason Heyward hit a tying RBI double and Andrelton Simmons scored the go-ahead run on the same play in a seven-run eighth inning as host Atlanta rallied for its 23rd comeback victory, tops in the National League.
METS 5, NATIONALS 1: Dillon Gee beat Washington for the third time this season as New York won at home.
ROCKIES 2, GIANTS 1: Nolan Arenado hit a game-ending single with two outs in the ninth to lift host Colorado over San Francisco, losers of six straight for the first time in three years.
Michael Cuddyer singled in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 26 games.
MARLINS 7, PADRES 1: Jacob Turner pitched a seven-hitter for his first complete game in 19 career starts, helping host Miami beat San Diego.
PIRATES 2, BREWERS 1: Francisco Liriano pitched six strong innings as host Pittsburgh won its eighth straight game to post the best record in the major leagues at 50-30.
CARDINALS 7, ATHLETICS 1: Adam Wainwright pitched a five-hitter to become the NL's second 11-game winner, Matt Adams had his first two-homer game and St. Louis won at Oakland.
Wainwright (11-5) tied Washington's Jordan Zimmerman for most wins in the NL.
CUBS 5, MARINERS 3: Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning and Chicago won at Seattle.
REDS 6, RANGERS 4: Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning and Cincinnati snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory at Texas.