Trout sprains thumb as Angels lose to Marlins
ABS-CBN Sports on May 29, 2017 12:31 PM
Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout grimaces after stealing second during the fifth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Miami. Trout injured his thumb on the play. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
The Associated Press
MIAMI (AP) — Mike Trout sprained his left thumb stealing second base Sunday as the Los Angeles Angels took a thumping without him, losing 9-2 to the Miami Marlins.
Trout yelled in pain as he rose after sliding headfirst in the fifth inning. He was examined by a trainer, stayed in the game, but was replaced in the sixth. X-rays were negative and there was no immediate timetable regarding his return. The reigning American League MVP was 0 for 2 when he departed with the Angels trailing 4-2. He finished 2 for 9 in the series to drop his average to .337.
Miami's Giancarlo Stanton had three hits, including his 13th home run, and J.T. Riddle hit his third homer and drove in three runs. Jose Urena (3-2) won despite a career-high six walks in five innings.
WHITE SOX 7, TIGERS 3
CHICAGO (AP) — Miguel Gonzalez took a perfect game into the seventh inning while Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer as the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers.
Gonzalez (4-5) allowed three runs and six hits in 7 2/3 innings while breaking a five-start losing streak. The right-hander retired his first 18 batters before Andrew Romine led off the seventh with a hard one-hop liner to shortstop Tim Anderson, who couldn't field the ball cleanly and was originally charged with an error. Alex Avila followed with a single, and Romine's ball was later changed to a hit.
Melky Cabrera and Matt Davidson also homered, helping the White Sox take three of four in the series. David Robertson got two outs for his seventh save.
Detroit right-hander Jordan Zimmermann (4-4) allowed seven runs and eight hits in five innings.
YANKEES 9, ATHLETICS 5
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge hit his first career grand slam as the New York Yankees took full advantage of Oakland's shoddy defense.
Michael Pineda (6-2) tossed six innings of three-hit ball to win his third straight start. Aaron Hicks and Chris Carter each had an early sacrifice fly as the AL East leaders scored five unearned runs and took two of three in a well-pitched series.
Judge connected with two outs in the third for his 16th home run, tying Mike Trout of the Angels for the big league lead.
Khris Davis hit his 15th home run for the A's, who committed two more costly errors to raise their season total to 49. The fielding failures put starter Andrew Triggs (5-4) in tough situations. He went six innings and gave up one earned run — but even that could have been prevented if not for a poor throw by the weak-armed Davis in left.
RAYS 8, TWINS 6, 15 INNINGS
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Evan Longoria and Logan Morrison hit back-to-back homers in the 15th inning after Steven Souza Jr. drove in the tying run with a single with two outs in the ninth as the Tampa Bay Rays outlasted the Minnesota Twins in a game that lasted 6 hours, 26 minutes.
In the longest game in Target Field history, Minnesota resorted to using Wednesday's scheduled starter, Hector Santiago (4-4), in the 15th. He allowed the decisive home runs on consecutive pitches to the first two batters of the inning.
The Rays took the lead in the 14th on Corey Dickerson's single off Justin Haley to make it 6-5. Pinch-hitter Robbie Grossman answered with an RBI single in the bottom half to extend the game for the Twins.
Despite allowing the run in the 14th, Alex Colome (1-2) got the win. Erasmo Ramirez, the scheduled starter Monday for the Rays, pitched a perfect 15th for his first save.
RANGERS 3, BLUE JAYS 1
TORONTO (AP) — Joey Gallo hit his 15th home run and Andrew Cashner posted a rare road win as the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays to snap their longest losing streak of the season at five.
Toronto had won five in a row.
Cashner (2-4) gave up one run in seven innings. The right-hander had been 0-9 in 18 road starts since September 2015. Keone Kela pitched the eighth. Matt Bush gave up a pair of singles in the ninth, but held on for his sixth save.
Gallo hit an opposite field solo shot to left off Joe Biagini (1-3) in the fourth, his eighth homer in May. Gallo ranks third among AL home run leaders, one behind Mike Trout of the Angels and Aaron Judge of the Yankees.
INDIANS 10, ROYALS 1
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis went 4 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs while Josh Tomlin pitched his first complete game in two years as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals.
Austin Jackson drove in three runs for Cleveland and Carlos Santana had three hits and two RBIs. Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez also had three hits apiece.
Tomlin (3-6) tossed a six-hitter for his first win since April 30. It was the right-hander's first complete game since Sept. 15, 2015, also against Kansas City and No. 5 for his career.
Danny Duffy (4-4) allowed six runs in four-plus innings in his shortest outing of the season for the Royals, who got a homer from rookie Jorge Bonifacio in the fifth.
MARINERS 5, RED SOX 0
BOSTON (AP) — Christian Bergman rebounded from a miserable start with seven shutout innings as the Seattle Mariners halted Boston's season-high six-game winning streak.
Bergman (2-2) allowed four hits, walked two and struck out two. Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer and Guillermo Heredia a solo shot for the Mariners, who averted a three-game sweep with just their second win in nine games. Seattle was shut out the first two games.
Rick Porcello (3-6) gave up 11 hits, but only two runs in 6 1/3 innings.
PADRES 5, NATIONALS 3
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run homer as the San Diego Padres avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Washington Nationals.
The Padres had only one run and six hits with 31 strikeouts in back-to-back losses in games started by Washington's Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg to begin the series. San Diego bounced back by matching its season high with 14 hits, with 12 coming off starter Joe Ross (2-1).
NL home run leader Bryce Harper was among four starters out of the lineup for Washington. The game was delayed 1 hour, 20 minutes by rain.
Four relievers, including Kirby Yates (1-0), pitched 4 2/3 hitless innings following starter Jhoulys Chacin's latest bumpy road appearance. Brandon Maurer worked the ninth for his sixth save.
DODGERS 9, CUBS 4
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger and Kike Hernandez led an offensive outburst with three-run homers that upstaged the anticipated duel between aces Jon Lester and Clayton Kershaw to help the Dodgers beat Chicago and sweep the Cubs in three games at home for the first time since August 2012.
Lester and Kershaw were rocked for 10 runs and 18 hits in a combined 7 2/3 innings of their first career matchup. The left-handers that own three World Series titles (Lester), three Cy Young Awards (Kershaw) and 10 All-Star nods failed to retire the side in order in any inning. Lester (3-3) gave up six runs and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings for Chicago. Kershaw allowed four runs and a career high-tying 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings. The Cubs stranded 10 runners against him.
Josh Fields (2-0) got the victory, striking out two in 1 2/3 innings.
REDS 8, PHILLIES 4
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Adam Duvall hit a pair of two-run homers while Patrick Kivlehan had two solo shots as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies.
Scott Schebler also connected for the Reds and Scott Feldman (4-4) allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings. The Reds took two of three to win a series in Philadelphia for the first time since August 2006.
Andrew Knapp hit a three-run homer for the struggling Phillies, who have lost nine consecutive series. They're 6-22 in that span. Phillies starter Zach Eflin (0-3) allowed seven runs and nine hits, including four homers, in five innings.
ROCKIES 8, CARDINALS 4
DENVER (AP) —Gerardo Parra hit a three-run homer as the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals.
Colorado built a 4-0 lead on Alexi Amarista's run-scoring groundout in the second and Parra's drive in the fourth off Lance Lynn (4-3). St. Louis got back into it on homers from Jedd Gyorko and Greg Garcia in the sixth. Tommy Pham's solo shot to center off Chris Rusin in the seventh made it 4-3.
ASTROS 8, ORIOLES 4
HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer homered during a six-run second inning, sending Lance McCullers and the Houston Astros over Baltimore for the Orioles' season-worst seventh straight loss.
Springer connected for the second straight game, helping the Astros overcome a 3-0 deficit against Alec Asher (1-3).
McCullers (6-1) allowed five hits and three runs — two earned — in six innings. His streak of 22 scoreless innings ended when Jonathan Schoop hit a two-run homer in the first.
Mark Trumbo added a solo homer for the Orioles.
BREWERS 9, DIAMONDBACKS 5
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Domingo Santana hit his first career grand slam as the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers held off the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Nelson (3-3) departed after striking out 10 in seven innings and Arizona scored four times in the eighth off relievers Oliver Drake and Carlos Torres. With the tying run at the plate, Jacob Barnes forced pinch-hitter Paul Goldschmidt to fly out to end the threat. Barnes also worked the ninth for his second save this year.
Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin (4-5) gave up seven runs on 10 hits.
GIANTS 7, BRAVES 1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched six strong innings and Brandon Crawford drove in three runs for the Giants.
Cueto (5-4) bounced back from his roughest stretch with San Francisco. The two-time All-Star was 0-3 with a 4.33 ERA in his previous four starts.
The Giants won their third straight home series and posted their 11th victory in 18 games overall. Crawford's two-run single highlighted a four-run second against R.A. Dickey (3-4) that made it 6-0.
METS 7, PIRATES 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Harvey pitched one-run ball over six innings to win his second straight start as New York beat Pittsburgh.
The one-time Mets ace, hampered by injuries and off-field issues the last two seasons, scattered six hits, struck out four and walked two.
Gregory Polanco led off the second inning with his third home run to open the scoring but that was the only run the Pirates managed off Harvey.
Tyler Glasnow (2-4) was tagged for five runs in five innings.