Hyun helps Orioles beat Yankees
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 04, 2016 06:14 PM
Baltimore Orioles' Hyun Soo Kim, right, of South Korea, fist-bumps first base coach Wayne Kirby after hitting a single in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Baltimore, Friday, June 3, 2016. Baltimore won 6-5. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
The Associated Press
BALTIMORE (AP) — South Korea's Hyun Soo Kim and team-mate Mark Trumbo had three hits apiece and Chris Davis homered to lift the Baltimore Orioles to a 6-5 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night.
After the Yankees used three home runs to build a 5-2 lead, Baltimore turned it around against Nathan Eovaldi and the New York bullpen. The Orioles scored three runs in the sixth inning to pull even, then used two singles and a run-scoring groundout by Manny Machado to go ahead in the seventh.
Kim scored a run in the sixth, set up the tiebreaking tally in the seventh and upped his batting average to .391, earning high praise from Orioles manager Buck Showalter.
"He's been right in the middle of just about everything for us, it seems," Showalter said.
Mychal Givens (5-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief and Zach Britton worked the ninth for his 16th save.
Carlos Beltran, Alex Rodriguez and Austin Romine homered for the Yankees, who have lost seven of 10.
South Korea's Jung Ho Kang got a home run but couldn't stop Pittsburgh suffering a 9-2 loss at home to the Los Angeles Angels and their pitcher Jered Weaver.
Weaver (5-4) allowed six hits, struck out five and walked one over six innings. He gave up consecutive homers to Starling Marte and Jung leading off the second, but did not concede another run. Weaver had been 1-4 with a 6.43 ERA in his previous six starts.
Cole Calhoun, Johnny Giavotella, Yunel Escobar, Mike Trout, Carlos Perez and Shane Robinson each had two of the Angels' 14 hits. Los Angeles scored in each of the first four innings.
Francisco Liriano (4-5) gave up seven runs — six earned — 10 hits and four walks in 3 1/3 innings. He has lost four times in five starts, walking 19 in that span.
The LA Dodgers' Corey Seager hit three solo homers, the second driving in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 at home.
Seager's superb efforts spared LA's Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda, who allowed two runs — one earned — and six hit in 6-1/3 innings.
It was the second multi-homer game of Seager's career, with the young shortstop blasting two against the Cardinals on May 15. He became the first Dodgers rookie with three homers in a game since Don Demeter on April 21, 1959, against the Giants at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
In Boston, Toronto's R.A. Dickey took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and the Blue Jays stopped Xander Bogaerts' 26-game hitting streak and the Red Sox, 5-2.
In other games, the Chicago Cubs scored five times with two outs in the eighth to beat Arizona 6-0 at home, Cincinnati beat visiting Washington 7-2, the New York Mets drew within two games of the Nationals by winning 6-2 at Miami, while Cleveland beat World Series champions Kansas City 6-1 at home.
San Diego's Matt Kemp matched the longest home run at Petco Park, a three-run 453-footer that lifted the Padres to a 4-0 win over Colorado, Texas beat fellow AL West co-leader Seattle 7-3 at home, Philadelphia beat visiting Milwaukee 6-3, Detroit beat the Chicago White Sox 10-3 at home, Houston cruised past visiting Oakland 12-2, San Francisco won 5-1 at St. Louis, and Tampa Bay won 4-2 at Minneapolis.