Conley steers Marlins to 5-3 victory at Philadelphia
ABS-CBN Sports on May 17, 2016 05:31 PM
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Adam Conley (61) throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, May 16, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Miami pitcher Adam Conley set up the road victory with six stingy innings as the Marlins beat Philadelphia 5-3 on Monday, cutting the gap between the National League East rivals to half a game.
Elsewhere, Oakland pitcher Sean Manaea struck back after a woeful start to the season and steered the Athletics past Texas, while star sluggers Albert Pujols and Mike Trout were to the fore as the Angels edged the Dodgers in the opener of the latest Los Angeles Freeway Series.
Miami's Conley gave up one run and struck out five to help the Marlins notch a third straight win.
Marcell Ozuna and Justin Bour hit solo homers for Miami.
Oakland's Marcus Semien homered in support of Manaea as the Athletics downed Texas 3-1.
Manaea earned his first major-league victory in his fourth career start, having been punished over the first three. He entered the game with a discouraging earned run average of 11.37 per nine innings.
This time he was much improved, giving up only one run in 6-2/3 innings.
The Angels extended their winning run to four games by defeating the Dodgers 7-6.
Albert Pujols went 3 for 4 at the plate with three runs batted in; two in the seventh inning as the Angels went ahead 6-3. Mike Trout also had three RBIs.
Tampa Bay had four home runs, including Curt Casali's three-run shot, in its 13-2 rout of host Toronto.
Tim Beckham and Steve Pearce each hit two-run blasts.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was ejected for arguing a called third strike in the fourth inning. It was the third ejection of the season for Gibbons and his second in two games.
Arizona emphatically ended a five-game losing skid, thrashing the New York Yankees 12-2, with Jake Lamb breaking open the game with a three-run home run.
Cleveland came from four runs down to beat Cincinnati 15-6, led by Yan Gomes' three-run homer in the sixth inning.
Pittsburgh's Matt Joyce homered among his three hits and drove in three runs to help the Pirates beat Atlanta 8-5.
Detroit came from 8-0 down after the first inning to beat Minnesota 10-8, hitting the lead in the seventh with a Nick Castellanos homer.