Baseball Roundup

Angels catcher Hank Conger gets his mask knocked off by a foul ball in the first inning of Sunday's game against the Tigers at Anaheim, Calif.
Angels catcher Hank Conger gets his mask knocked off by a foul ball in the first inning of Sunday's game against the Tigers at Anaheim, Calif. Chris Carlson/AP photo

American League

Rays 8, Athletics 1

Roberto Hernandez pitched six effective innings for his first win since he was known as Fausto Carmona, and Tampa Bay completed a three-game sweep of the Athletics Sunday.

Hernandez (1-3) allowed one run, three hits, three walks and had seven strikeouts in his first win since Sept. 20, 2011, while with Cleveland.

Oakland starter Tommy Milone (3-1) had his season-opening three-game winning streak end. The left-hander gave up six runs and eight hits over 6 2-3 innings.

Jake McGee and Brandon Gomes completed the three-hitter. One day after having a DJ play music in the clubhouse to help relax his team, Rays manager Joe Maddon had a magician doing card tricks Sunday.

Angels 4, Tigers 3

Mark Trumbo homered leading off the bottom of the 13th inning and Albert Pujols doubled home two runs, lifting Los Angeles to a victory over Detroit for its second straight series sweep of the Tigers.

Detroit lefty Phil Coke (0-2) intentionally walked Pujols with two outs and the bases empty in the 12th before striking out Josh Hamilton on three pitches. But Trumbo drove a 3-1 pitch into the top part of the double-decker bullpen in left field for his second homer of the season.

Jerome Williams (1-0) got the victory with three innings of two-hit relief.

Rangers 11, Mariners 3

Nelson Cruz hit his fifth career grand slam, one of four home runs by Texas in a victory that completed a three-game sweep over the Mariners.

Cruz went way deep, an estimated 431 feet to left-center field, to cap a five-run fifth that chased Aaron Harang (0-2).

Leonys Martin, Mitch Moreland and Adrian Beltre also homered for the Rangers, whose 11 runs were a season high. Martin had a triple leading off the fifth before scoring on Ian Kinsler's bloop single to right.

Justin Grimm (1-0) struck out nine and walked one over six innings in his fourth major-league start, the second this season. The right-hander allowed two runs, including an unearned run in the first that snapped the Mariners' 19-inning scoreless streak after they were shut out the first two games of the series.

Indians 5, Astros 4

Mark Reynolds' seventh homer of the season put Cleveland on top in the seventh inning and the Indians held on for a win over the Astros.

The home run by Reynolds, who also homered in Cleveland's 19-6 win Saturday, was one of four solo shots for the Indians, who took two of three in the series.

Carlos Santana, Drew Stubbs and Yan Gomes also connected for the Indians.

The game was tied at 4 in the seventh inning before the two-out full-count homer to left-center by Reynolds off Hector Ambriz (0-1).

Cody Allen (1-0) got the final out of the sixth and Chris Perez pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save in three opportunities.

Twins 5, White Sox 3

Josh Willingham atoned for an earlier misplay with a tiebreaking three-run double in Minnesota's four-run seventh inning, leading the Twins to a victory over the slumping White Sox.

Aaron Hicks singled in a run and Justin Morneau had a bases-loaded walk as Minnesota swept a pair of weekend games against Chicago to stretch its winning streak to four.

Scott Diamond (1-1) pitched six effective innings, keeping the Twins in the game while they struggled to score against Gavin Floyd. Diamond allowed two runs, one earned, and four hits in his first start since he made his season debut in a loss to the New York Mets on April 13.

Chicago led 2-1 before Hicks drove in Trevor Plouffe with a single to right against Matt Lindstrom (1-1) in the seventh. Minnesota went on to load the bases when Donnie Veal issued a two-out walk to Joe Mauer, and Willingham drove the first pitch from Jesse Crain deep to center to give the Twins a 5-2 lead.

National League

Pirates 4, Braves 2

Slumping Clint Barmes had a pair of run-scoring singles for his first two RBIs of the season, including a tiebreaking hit in the sixth inning that led the Pirates over Atlanta for their third straight win over the Braves.

Barmes began the day with an .093 batting average and was in an 0-for-14 slide.

Kris Medlen (1-2) lost for first time in 29 regular-season start in which he was given a lead. He allowed three runs and six hits in six innings with six strikeouts and one walk.

Justin Wilson (1-0) got his first major league win by giving up one hit in 1 2-3 scoreless innings.

Phillies 7, Cardinals 3

Erik Kratz hit a three-run home run to break the game open in the eighth inning and lead the Phillies to a win over the Cardinals.

Mike Adams (1-1) tossed a scoreless eighth inning to help the Phillies split the four-game series. The Phillies snapped a 3-3 tie with a four-run eighth that put the game away.

Michael Young extended his hitting streak to 12 games with an infield single off reliever Mitchell Boggs (0-2). Dom Brown singled to put runners on the corners with one out. Ben Revere made it 4-3 on a go-ahead single up the middle.

Kratz then hit the first pitch deep into the left-field seats for a three-run homer and a 7-3 lead.

Reds 10, Marlins 6

Brandon Phillips drove in the go-ahead run for the second straight day, Joey Votto homered and had three hits, and the Reds beat the Marlins for their sixth win in seven games.

Todd Frazier hit a three-run double in an eight-run seventh inning for the Reds, who won three of four from the Marlins and improved to a major league-best 10-3 at home.

With the score 2-2, Shin-Soo Choo drew Cincinnati's fifth walk off Alex Sanabia (2-2), who also hit Chin with a pair of pitches. Singles by Xavier Paul and Votto loaded the bases, and Phillips had an RBI single against Jon Rauch, and Paul scored when right fielder Giancarlo Stanton bobbled the ball for an error.

Logan Ondrusek (1-0) struck out the side in the seventh to win in relief of Homer Bailey, who allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings with eight strikeouts and three walks.

Giants 5, Padres 0

Barry Zito and Chad Gaudin combined on a six-hitter, Buster Posey homered and San Francisco beat San Diego to complete a three-game sweep.

Zito (3-1) bounced back from the worst start of big league career to beat the Padres for the first time in nearly two years. He allowed five hits in seven innings, struck out four, walked one and did not give up run for the third time in four starts.

Posey's first home run of the season was just the 11th this year for the power-starved Giants. Before the two-out, two-run drive off Eric Stults (2-2) in the fifth, Hunter Pence, Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Crawford had accounted for all of San Francisco's homers.

Brewers 4, Cubs 2

Ryan Braun hit a three-run homer in the fifth then was ejected three innings later, and the Brewers won their seventh straight.

The Brewers are 18-2 over the past 20 meetings with the Cubs at Miller Park. Milwaukee improved to 9-8 after losing eight of 10 to start the year.

Wily Peralta (1-1) pitched 6 2-3 innings for Milwaukee, giving up two runs and five hits.

Scott Feldman (0-3) gave up four runs on three hits in five innings and made an error before Braun's homer.

Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 4

Didi Gregorius hit his second major league home run and singled to start a two-run rally in the ninth inning that led the Diamondbacks over Colorado and stopped the Rockies' eight-game winning streak.

Gregorius, who homered Thursday at Yankee Stadium on the first pitch he saw with the Diamondbacks, started a comeback from a 3-0 deficit when he homered against Juan Nicasio leading off the fifth.

Colorado led 4-3 when Gregorius singled leading off the ninth against Wilton Lopez (0-1). A.J. Pollock doubled over third baseman Jonathan Herrera, and pinch-hitter Alfredo Marte grounded out to third, driving in the tying run. Gerardo Parra followed with a sacrifice fly to deep center.

Heath Bell (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth.

Interlegue

Dodgers 7, Orioles 4

Mark Ellis drove in three runs, and the Dodgers beat erratic Jake Arrieta and the Orioles to snap a six-game losing streak.

Matt Kemp singled in the go-ahead run during a four-run fifth inning, and the Dodgers received a solid performance from their bullpen in the finale of the three-game interleague series.

Making his fourth start of the season, Arrieta (1-1) allowed only two singles in four-plus innings. But he walked five — three of whom scored — and hit a batter, who also came home.

Adam Jones homered for the Orioles and Chris Davis had three hits.

Before the game, the Dodgers put scheduled starter Chad Billingsley on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow soreness and recalled Stephen Fife from Triple-A Albuquerque to take his place on the mound.

Fife, who started five games with Los Angeles last season, recovered from a rocky start to allow four runs and seven hits in 4 2-3 innings.

J.P. Howell (1-0) gave up a single before getting the final out in the fifth. Matt Guerrier and Paco Rodriguez each pitched a hitless inning, Kenley Jansen allowed a single in the eighth and Brandon League got three outs for his fifth save.

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