Bundy sets up 5-1 win for Orioles against Rangers
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 03, 2016 05:12 PM
Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy throws to the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball in Baltimore, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
The Associated Press
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore pitcher Dylan Bundy held Texas hitless over the first five innings to set up a 5-1 win for the Orioles in Tuesday's clash of divisional leaders, keeping them top of the tightly fought American League East.
The Orioles remained a game ahead of Toronto, which won a close game at Houston.
The key National League games saw the Chicago Cubs edge Miami and surging Colorado defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Bundy, making his fourth career start, Bundy allowed one hit over seven sparkling innings against a potent Texas lineup featuring big-name new signings Carlos Beltran and Jonathan Lucroy.
Bundy retired the first 10 batters before issuing a fourth-inning walk and remained on track for a no-hitter until giving up a hit with two outs in the sixth inning.
Pedro Alvarez hit two of Baltimore's four solo homers.
Toronto knuckleballer R.A. Dickey threw seven solid innings to steer the Blue Jays to a 2-1 win at Houston.
Dickey allowed one run with five strikeouts.
Jose Bautista hit his 300th career homer in the third inning to put Toronto up 1-0 and Edwin Encarnarcion also went long for the Blue Jays.
Chicago's Jason Hammel threw six scoreless innings to guide the Cubs past Miami 3-2.
Hammel extended Chicago's scoreless streak to 24 innings and was lifted for a pinch-hitter after 80 pitches.
Dexter Fowler had three hits for the Cubs, who have won six of seven.
Miami ace Jose Fernandez allowed eight hits over six innings, losing consecutive starts for the first time since his 2013 rookie season.
Colorado's Jon Gray labored through five scoreless innings to lay the foundation for the Rockies' 7-3 win against the Dodgers.
Gray struck out six for the Rockies, who have been in hot form since the All-Star break and have won 10 of their past 12 games to put themselves into wildcard contention.
Carlos Gonzalez had four RBIs and three hits for Colorado.
Seattle's Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run eighth inning that lifted the Mariners over Boston 5-4.
Cano capped the comeback from a 4-0 deficit with his 24th homer of the season off newly acquired Red Sox reliever Fernando Abad.
Edwin Diaz got his first major league save for the Mariners.
Philadelphia also scored five runs in the eighth inning to beat San Francisco 13-8.
Aaron Altherr broke a tie with a two-run single in the eighth, while Maikel Franco homered and went 4-for-4 for the Phillies, who blew a six-run lead before surging again in the eighth.
Detroit extended its winning streak to seven with an 11-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox, as Miguel Cabrera hit his third home run in two games.
Cabrera had three RBIs while Victor Martinez also went deep for the Tigers, who got going after being scoreless after four innings.
The Mets beat the Yankees 7-1 in their Subway Series, led by seven scoreless innings by Jacob deGrom.
DeGrom escaped a two-out jam in the first by striking out Didi Gregorius, then got out of runners-at-the-corners trouble in the second by fanning rival pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.
Tanaka gave up seven runs in 6-1/3 inning, allowing homers by Alejandro De Aza and Travis d'Arnaud.
Washington's Wilson Ramos hit a three-run homer to break a fifth-inning tie, and the Nationals went on to beat Arizona 10-4.
Minnesota rookie Max Kepler homered for the fourth time in two games to power the Twins past Cleveland 10-6.
Cincinnati's Scott Schebler hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to rally the Reds over St. Louis 7-5.
Los Angeles' Matt Shoemaker continued his impressive home form by pitching seven solid innings to help the Angels defeat Oakland 5-4.
Kansas City's Salvador Perez hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning that carried the Royals past Tampa Bay 3-2.
Milwaukee's Zach Davies won for the ninth time in 10 decisions, guiding the Brewers to a 3-2 victory over San Diego.
Pittsburgh's Gerrit Cole gave up one earned run in five innings in a 5-3 win for the Pirates at Atlanta.