May 2, 2013

Major League Roundup: Wage-gap series: Yanks vs. Astros

The Associated Press

NEW YORK - Robinson Cano homered and Eduardo Nunez scored the tiebreaking run after a sixth-inning double to send the New York Yankees past the Houston Astros 5-4 Wednesday night.

Ben Francisco, Lyle Overbay
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The Yankees’ Ben Francisco, right, is greeted by Lyle Overbay after Francisco homered in the third inning of New York’s 5-4 win over the Houston Astros at New York on Wednesday.

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Ichiro Suzuki's double-play grounder put the Yankees ahead and they held on to take two of three games in a series between the teams with the highest and lowest payrolls in the majors.

The active roster New York took into opening day added up to $233 million in salaries, dwarfing a $22 million total for the rebuilding Astros.

ANGELS 5, ATHLETICS 4: Mark Trumbo hit a home run for the third straight day, Howie Kendrick and Mike Trout also homered as Los Angeles ended a four-game losing streak with a win at Oakland.

TWINS 6, TIGERS 2: Scott Diamond (2-2) pitched six solid innings, and visiting Minnesota got to Anibal Sanchez early, snapping the Tigers' five-game win streak.

WHITE SOX 5, RANGERS 2: Conor Gillaspie and Alejandro De Aza homered in the seventh inning as visiting Chicago ended a three-game losing streak.

ROYALS 9, RAYS 8: Elliot Johnson homered against his former team and Kansas City rallied from an early five-run hole at home.


CARDINALS 4, REDS 2: Lance Lynn won his 10th straight decision, allowing one run and five hits in seven innings at St. Louis.

Lynn (5-0) struck out five and walked two in becaming the NL's first five-game winner.

METS 7, MARLINS 6: Jordany Valdespin hit a three-run, pinch-homer, and New York rallied to break a six-game losing streak and avert a series sweep at Miami.

John Buck and David Wright split six of New York's 13 hits.

PIRATES 6, BREWERS 4: Starling Marte hit a tying two-run homer in the eighth inning and Brandon Inge had a go-ahead RBI single to rally visiting Pittsburgh and snap a nine-game skid to the Brewers.

Pedro Alvarez added a homer and run-scoring single as Pittsburgh won for the 10th time in its last 15 games.

NATIONALS 2, BRAVES 0: Jordan Zimmermann (5-1) turned in another dominant performance with two-hit ball over eight innings, Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer in the fourth and visiting Washington finally beat Atlanta after five losses in a row this year.

CUBS 6, PADRES 2: Scott Feldman (2-3) retired 18 straight on his way to his first career complete game and host Chicago took advantage of former No. 1 pick Andrew Cashner's wildness on the mound.


INDIANS 6, PHILLIES 0: Ryan Raburn tied a career high with four hits, Trevor Bauer allowed one hit in five strong innings for his first American League win, and Cleveland won easily at home.

The Indians have won a season-high four straight games, outscoring their opponents 39-5.

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