Baseball Roundup

White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham jumps over Reed Johnson of the Cubs while turning a double play in the sixth inning of Saturday's game.
White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham jumps over Reed Johnson of the Cubs while turning a double play in the sixth inning of Saturday's game. Jim Prisching/AP Photo

Rays 5, Braves 2

Alex Cobb won his first start of the season, Matt Joyce hit a grand slam and Tampa Bay beat Atlanta Saturday.

Cobb (1-0) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings. He retired his last 10 batters.

Cobb was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Friday night to take the place of Jeff Niemann, who is on the 60-day disabled list with an injured right leg. The 24-year-old righty went 3-2 in nine starts for Tampa Bay last season.

Joel Peralta pitched the eighth before Fernando Rodney got the final three outs for his 13th save.

White Sox 7, Cubs 4

John Danks pitched shutout ball into the seventh for his first win in nearly a month and Dayan Viciedo, A.J. Pierzynski and Adam Dunn homered as the Chicago White Sox beat the Cubs.

The White Sox made it two in a row over the Cubs and played without star first baseman Paul Konerko, who'd been hit near the left eye with a pitch Friday and had to leave the game. Konerko had a shiner Saturday, but tests revealed no major damage and he hopes to play again Tuesday.

Danks (3-4) got his first win since April 22, allowing three hits in 6 1-3 innings. It was his third career start at Wrigley Field, where he has allowed just two earned runs in 19 1-3 innings and is 2-0.

Pirates 4, Tigers 3

Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of two-run homers and A.J. Burnett pitched six solid innings to lead Pittsburgh to a win over Detroit.

A day after Detroit's Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the ninth while shutting out the Pirates, McCutchen went deep twice off Tigers rookie Drew Smyly (1-1). It was McCutchen's sixth career multihomer game and second in three days. He has seven home runs on the season.

Giants 4, Athletics 0

Ryan Vogelsong allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings and played a key role in San Francisco's go-ahead rally as the Giants beat Oakland for the 11th straight time at home.

Vogelsong (2-2) retired the first 13 batters he faced and allowed only a soft single to right-center by Seth Smith with one out in the fifth. But he was still locked in a scoreless duel with Tyson Ross before the Giants broke through for four runs with help of a disputed call in the seventh.

Indians 2, Marlins 0

Jeanmar Gomez pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and Asdrubal Cabrera homered to lead Cleveland past Miami.

Gomez (3-2) allowed two Marlins to reach base in an inning only once, striking out four over 6 1-3 innings. Cabrera connected off Anibal Sanchez (2-2) to put Cleveland ahead in the fourth inning. Three relievers finished off the Indians' third shutout of the season.

Twins 5, Brewers 4

Trevor Plouffe hit a solo home run in the top of the 11th inning to lift Minnesota over Milwaukee.

Plouffe's fourth homer of the season came off Manny Parra (0-1) with two outs. Parra had retired the first two batters before Plouffe connected on a 2-0 pitch that landed in the Brewers' bullpen.

Matt Capps, the fifth Twins reliever, got three outs for his ninth save while wrapping up the Twins' fourth straight win.

Mariners 10, Rockies 3

Jason Vargas threw seven strong innings, Kyle Seager homered and drove in three runs, and Seattle beat Colorado.

One day after being victimized by Kevin Millwood's two-hitter - his first shutout in nine years - the Rockies looked lost against Vargas (5-3), who took a two-hitter into the seventh to help hand Colorado its 12th loss in 15 games.

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