September 8, 2013

Major League Roundup: Reds steal a win over Dodgers

The Associated Press

CINCINNATI - Billy Hamilton stole second in the 10th inning to set up Todd Frazier's game-winning single, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Saturday.

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Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier celebrates after hitting the game-winning single to drive home Billy Hamilton in the Reds’ 4-3 win over the Dodgers at Cincinnati on Saturday.

The Associated Press

Ryan Ludwick opened the Cincinnati 10th with a leadoff walk against Brian Wilson (1-1). Reds manager Dusty Baker then went to the dynamic Hamilton, and the speedy prospect took second as catcher A.J. Ellis dropped the ball while taking it out of his glove.

The 22-year-old Hamilton, who set a professional record with 155 steals in the minors last season, has yet to make a plate appearance in the majors, but is 4 for 4 on steal attempts since he was promoted on Monday.

Frazier followed with a line-drive single into right field to give Cincinnati five wins in its last six games.

NATIONALS 9, MARLINS 2: Ryan Zimmerman homered twice and drove in three runs at Miami. Tanner Roark (5-0) pitched six scoreless innings as the Nationals remain on the fringe of the NL wild-card race.

CARDINALS 5, PIRATES 0: Adam Wainwright threw seven shutout innings and David Freese homered to lead host St. Louis.

The victory moved the Cardinals into first place, a half-game ahead of the Pirates in the NL Central.

BREWERS 5, CUBS 3: Logan Schafer hit a three-run triple and Johnny Hellweg (1-3) pitched six innings for his first career major league victory as Milwaukee won at Wrigley Field.

PHILLIES 6, BRAVES 5: Freddy Galvis hit a game-ending homer with one out in the ninth to lift Philadelphia to a win at home.

Atlanta had trailed 5-3 going into the ninth, but Andrelton Simmons hit a two-out two-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon (5-1), who blew his seventh save in 32 opportunities.

PADRES 2, ROCKIES 1: Rookie Jedd Gyorko hit a go-ahead homer leading off the eighth in a win at San Diego.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

ORIOLES 4, WHITE SOX 3: Matt Wieters hit a two-run single in the 10th inning to give Baltimore a win at home.

ROYALS 4, TIGERS 3: Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer off Justin Verlander as Kansas City won at home.

Verlander (12-11) is 0-3 with three no-decisions in six starts since an Aug. 6 win.

ATHLETICS 2, ASTROS 1: Dan Straily (9-7) pitched seven scoreless innings to help host Oakland win for the seventh time in nine games and remain on top of the AL West.

BLUE JAYS 11, TWINS 2: Adam Lind hit a pair of three-run homers and J.A. Happ snapped a three-game losing streak as Toronto won at Minneapolis.

INTERLEAGUE

INDIANS 9, METS 4: Asdrubal Cabrera hit a three-run homer, Nick Swisher had a solo shot and surging Cleveland won at home, it's fourth victory in a row, to stay in the hunt for the AL's second wild-card slot.

NOTES

BLUE JAYS: Melky Cabrera, who recently had a benign tumor removed from his spine, is expected to be ready for spring training.

METS: Third baseman David Wright is expected to rejoin the team Monday to continue his rehab work for a strained right hamstring.

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