Bruce hits 3-run homer to lead Colon, Mets over Yankees 4-1
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 05, 2016 08:26 PM
New York Mets' Alejandro de Aza, left, and Curtis Granderson (3) greet Jay Bruce (19) after they scored on Bruce's three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Bruce launched a three-run homer for his first hit since being traded and Bartolo Colon took a shutout into the seventh inning as the New York Mets beat the Yankees 4-1 in Major League Baseball on Thursday for a split of the Subway Series.
After each team won once at Citi Field earlier this week, the Mets took the wrap-up of the two-game set at Yankee Stadium.
Bruce had been 0 for 10 since being acquired from Cincinnati on Monday before his drive into the Yankees' bullpen in right-center field made it 4-0 in the fifth inning against Nathan Eovaldi (9-8).
Bruce's 26th homer gave him the National League RBIs lead with 83, ended an 0-for-19 rut overall and made him 5-for-56 against the Yankees. He cracked a smile on the way back to the dugout, where Colon and his new teammates greeted him with hearty high-fives.
Colon (10-6) gave up six hits in 6 2/3 innings in earning his 228th victory, most among active pitchers. The 43-year-old right-hander, who spent 2011 with the Yankees, became the first pitcher to win a Subway Series game for each New York team, the Elias Sports Bureau said.
Elsewhere, Denard Span homered leading off the 10th inning as San Francisco beat Philadelphia 3-2 for just its fifth victory since the All-Star break.
Matt Moore made his first start for the NL West leader following his acquisition Monday from Tampa Bay. He allowed two runs and three hits in six innings and walked six — matching his career high.
Span led off the 10th by sending a fastball from Severino Gonzalez (0-2) just inside the right-field foul pole, his third hit of the game.
In Cleveland, Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer and Francisco Lindor added a two-run shot as the Indians salvaged the finale of a four-game series against Minnesota with a 9-2 win.
The AL Central-leading Indians were outscored 35-16 by the last-place Twins in the first three games. Cleveland is 5-8 against Minnesota and 26-8 against the rest of the division.
Santana homered in the third off Hector Santiago (10-5), who made his first start with the Twins since being acquired from the Angels on Monday. Lindor homered in a three-run seventh.
Chicago's Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia homered in a five-run second inning as the White Sox beat Detroit 6-3, ending the Tigers' eight-game winning streak.
Jordan Zimmermann (9-5) allowed six runs and six hits in 1 2/3 innings in his return from the disabled list, failing to strike out a batter in his first outing since June 30. He had been out with a right neck strain.
Jose Quintana (9-8) allowed three runs and eight hits in 7 1/3 innings.
In Baltimore, Jonathan Lucroy hit his first homer with Texas and Ian Desmond drove in two runs as the Rangers beat the Orioles 5-3 to avoid a three-game sweep.
Texas received contributions from all three players it acquired before Monday's non-waiver trade deadline. Lucroy homered in the second inning, Carlos Beltran singled in a run in the fifth and Jeremy Jeffress pitched a scoreless seventh.
Shin-Soo Choo came off the disabled list to get two hits and scored a run for the Rangers, who took back from Baltimore the distinction of owning the best record in the American League.
Seattle's Brock Holt's RBI single in the 11th inning lifted Boston past the Mariners 3-2.
Travis Shaw, who had a solo homer in the second, opened the 11th against Cody Martin (1-2) with an opposite-field single to left against the shift. Sandy Leon sacrificed Shaw to second and Holt then bounced a single up the middle off the glove of diving shortstop Sean O'Malley.
Craig Kimbrel (2-3) retired all four batters he faced — including striking out the side in the 10th — for the victory.
Oakland's Yonder Alonso hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the 10th inning as the Athletics beat Los Angeles 8-6 to avoid a three-game sweep and end a five-game losing streak.
Mike Morin (2-2) got the first two outs of the 10th inning before the A's scored twice. Danny Valencia and Tyler Ladendorf singled, and Alonso's double to center scored Valencia with the go-ahead run.
In Cincinnati, Brandon Phillips had three hits and left-hander Brandon Finnegan limited St. Louis to two hits in six innings, leading the Reds to a 7-0 win over the Cardinals — and a rare series victory.
Cincinnati took two of three, giving it its fifth series win in the last 23 between the NL Central clubs. The Reds have won six straight series after the All-Star break for the first time since 1999.
Phillips had a single and a pair of doubles, scored three times and drove in a run against former teammate Mike Leake (8-9).
Atlanta's Adonis Garcia scored from second on a stolen base attempt in the seventh inning as the Braves beat Pittsburgh 5-2 despite Ryan Vogelsong allowing only one run in six innings.
In Houston, J.A. Happ won his ninth consecutive decision and Edwin Encarnacion reached 30 home runs for the fifth straight season as Toronto beat the Astros 4-1 for its eighth victory in 11 games.
Brad Miller hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to help Tampa Bay beat Kansas City 3-2 for a series split.