Yankees hit 4 HRs to rout Orioles
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 30, 2017 09:40 AM
New York Yankees' Austin Romine, right, celebrates with teammate Aaron Judge, left, after Romine hit a 2-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner, Aaron Judge and the thundering New York Yankees picked up right where they left off the previous night, steamrolling past the Baltimore Orioles 12-4 on Saturday for their fourth straight victory.
Gardner homered twice from the leadoff spot and had his first four RBIs of the season. Austin Romine, the No. 9 batter, also went deep and knocked in five runs.
Judge, not to be outdone, clocked his latest colossal homer and scored four times as New York won its 14th in 17 games to boost the American League's best record to 15-7. Right-hander Michael Pineda (3-1) did not allow an earned run in 5 1/3 innings, striking out eight.
Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez (1-1) got chased with one out in the fourth for the second consecutive start. The veteran right-hander was tagged for a season-high seven runs.
METS 5, NATIONALS 3
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Conforto hit two home runs and slumping Jose Reyes also connected, leading the Mets to the victory.
The banged-up Mets had lost six in a row when they began this series at Nationals Park against the team with the best record in the majors. Behind their power and bullpen, the Mets beat Washington for the second straight day.
Hansel Robles (4-0) came in to start the sixth and retired five of the six batters he faced, striking out four. Jerry Blevins then took over and fanned Bryce Harper.
Jeurys Familia, pulled Friday night in the ninth while Washington tried to rally, retired three straight hitters to earn his first save of the season.
Washington's Stephen Strasburg (2-1) gave up three runs in seven innings. Harper was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts.
WHITE SOX 6, TIGERS 4, 10 INNINGS
DETROIT (AP) — Melky Cabrera led off the 10th inning with a homer against Justin Wilson and Avisail Garcia added an RBI triple, lifting the White Sox to their sixth straight win.
Jose Abreu homered twice in his return to the lineup for Chicago.
Detroit has lost four in a row.
The White Sox held onto a two-run lead in the 10th with David Robertson (1-0) making the most of a chance to pitch a second inning after losing a two-run advantage in the ninth.
Wilson (1-1) hadn't allowed a hit or a run in his first 11 appearances this season until Cabrera hit his first homer of the season.
BLUE JAYS 4, RAYS 1
TORONTO (AP) — Justin Smoak had three hits, including a two-run homer, and the Blue Jays broke a three-game losing streak.
Smoak went 3 for 3 and scored twice.
Toronto's Francisco Liriano (2-2) allowed one run and four hits in five-plus innings. Roberto Osuna got three outs finished for his second save.
Tampa Bay right-hander Matt Andriese (1-1) gave up four runs in seven innings.
Rays outfielder Steven Souza left in the seventh after being hit on the back of the left hand by a pitch. X-rays were negative and Souza is day to day.