Baseball roundup

Oakland catcher Derek Norris slides after catching a pop up bunt by Seattle's Brendan Ryan in the ninth inning of Friday's game in Oakland. The Mariners won, 3-2.
Oakland catcher Derek Norris slides after catching a pop up bunt by Seattle's Brendan Ryan in the ninth inning of Friday's game in Oakland. The Mariners won, 3-2. Ben Margot/AP Photo

American League

Blue Jays 8, Rangers 0

Mark Buehrle threw four-hit ball for seven innings, Colby Rasmus and J.P. Arencibia homered and the Blue Jays handed the Rangers their fourth straight loss on Friday.

Buehrle (3-4) improved to 13-5 against the Rangers. The left-hander equaled his season high with seven strikeouts to win his first road game of the year.

Rasmus hit a three-run shot in the fourth, and Arencibia capped the inning with a solo shot as the Blue Jays won for the sixth time in eight games.

Texas starter Justin Grimm (5-5) allowed 10 hits and seven runs in 7 2-3 innings. The rookie is 0-2 with an 11.66 ERA in his last three starts.

Royals 7, Rays 2

Luis Mendoza pitched six innings to win for the first time in six starts and Elliot Johnson had another big hit against his former team, leading Kansas City over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Mendoza (2-3) gave up two runs and six hits and three Royals relievers pitched three hitless innings as Kansas City held a 13th straight opponent to three runs or fewer.

Johnson had a tying triple among his two hits and Billy Butler drove in three runs for the Royals, who have won nine of 10.

Tampa Bay starter Matt Moore (8-3) gave up five runs on seven hits and four walks in 5 1-3 innings with four strikeouts. He is 0-3 in five starts since winning his first eight starts of the season.

Mariners 3, Athletics 2

Mike Zunino hit his first career home run on a tiebreaking solo shot in the seventh inning and the Mariners held on for a win over the Athletics.

Two days after making his big league debut, Zunino connected on a 1-1 pitch from Oakland starter Tommy Milone (6-6) and hit a towering shot to center field to help snap Oakland's 11-game home winning streak.

Raul Ibanez added two hits and an RBI for the Mariners, while Joe Saunders (5-6) allowed five hits over seven innings for his first road victory of the season.

Chris Young homered and had three hits but the A's, coming off an 18-inning win against the New York Yankees, couldn't get much else going.

Astros 2, White Sox 1

Erik Bedard pitched six solid innings and Jose Altuve hit a go-ahead RBI single to give the Astros a win over the White Sox.

Bedard (2-3) yielded three hits and one run with six strikeouts to bounce back from his previous outing when he allowed six runs in 4 2-3 innings.

Alexei Ramirez committed two errors in the fifth inning to help the Astros take the lead. The miscues ruined a great outing by Chris Sale (5-5), who allowed five hits and no earned runs with a season-high 14 strikeouts in eight innings.

Tigers 4, Twins 0

Prince Fielder broke open a scoreless game with a two-run double in the sixth inning, the spark that Rick Porcello and the Tigers used to beat the Twins.

Victor Martinez and Jhonny Peralta followed Fielder's soaring drive with RBI doubles of their own, ending the night for Twins starter Scott Diamond (4-6).

Porcello (4-3) breezed through seven innings, allowing just two singles and one double without a walk.

National League

Giants 6, Braves 0

Madison Bumgarner allowed two hits in seven innings and combined with Sandy Rosario for a three-hit shutout in San Francisco's victory over Atlanta.

Bumgarner (6-4) was dominant in earning his second straight win. The left-hander did not allow a baserunner for 4 2-3 innings before losing his bid for a perfect game in the fifth and shot at a no-hitter in the sixth.

Bumgarner matched his season high with 10 strikeouts while walking one.

Atlanta's Kris Medlen (3-7) lasted six innings and gave up four runs on nine hits, including a homer by Gregor Blanco to lead off the game. The Giants had five doubles off Medlen.

Buster Posey had three doubles. Blanco had two hits, including a run-scoring single in the second.

Marlins 5, Cardinals 4

Rookie Jose Fernandez outpitched a rusty Jake Westbrook, and the team with the worst record in the majors beat the team with the best record.

Fernandez had a career-high 10 strikeouts in seven innings, and Miami Marlins Westbrook's return from an elbow injury by defeating the St. Louis.

The 20-year-old Fernandez (4-3) became the first pitcher under 21 to strike out 10 or more since Felix Hernandez with Seattle in 2007. Relying heavily on breaking balls, he threw a career-high 107 pitches and allowed three runs, two earned.

Westbrook (2-2), who had been sidelined with elbow inflammation, went five innings in his first game since May 8. He allowed five runs, two of them unearned because of a misplayed grounder by second baseman Matt Carpenter, and his ERA rose to 2.05.

Phillies 8, Rockies 7

Freddy Galvis hit two 2-run triples and scored the go-ahead run on Humberto Quintero's single, and Philadelphia rallied from a five-run deficit to beat Colorado.

The Phillies overcame home runs by Carlos Gonzalez and Josh Rutledge, who was recalled from Triple A Colorado Springs to fill the roster spot left by the loss of slugging shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to a broken rib.

Trailing 7-2 going into the sixth, the Phillies chased Rockies starter Juan Nicasio and pulled to within 7-5 on the first of Galvis' triples and a run-scoring groundout by Quintero.

They went ahead in a three-run seventh keyed by Galvis' second triple and Quintero's single.

Jonathan Papelbon got his 13th save in as many chances and Michael Stutes (2-0) pitched a scoreless inning of relief for the win.

Pirates 3, Dodgers 0

Jeff Locke allowed just two hits over seven innings and Pittsburgh sent Los Angeles to its fifth loss in six games.

Locke (6-1) struck out five and walked one to win his sixth straight decision while shaving his ERA to 2.19. Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run double in the third inning off Stephen Fife (1-2).

Jason Grilli worked out of a two-on, no-out jam in the ninth for his National League-leading 24th save.

The Dodgers played without manager Don Mattingly, who served a one-game suspension for his role in the brawl with Arizona earlier in the week. Bench coach Trey Hillman filled in for Mattingly. Los Angeles has fallen a season-worst 10 games under .500 (28-38).

Reds 4, Brewers 3 (10)

Jay Bruce homered off Burke Badenhop with one out in the 10th inning, rallying Cincinnati to victory over Milwaukee in a game full of errors and wasted chances.

It was Cincinnati's second straight extra-inning game. The Reds fell 6-5 in 14 innings at Wrigley Field on Thursday, leaving their bullpen depleted.

Bruce connected on a 1-2 pitch from Badenhop (0-3) for his fifth game-ending homer. Alfredo Simon (5-2) retired the side in the 10th.

The teams combined for five errors — including a season-high three by Cincinnati. Bronson Arroyo hit Martin Maldonado with the bases loaded to force in a run, and Maldonado homered off him to tie it in the eighth.

Padres 2, Diamondbacks 1

Left-hander Eric Stults threw a career-best two-hitter and Logan Forsythe hit a bases-loaded, two-run single with two outs in the sixth to give San Diego the victory against NL West-leading Arizona.

Arizona's Gerardo Parra doubled opening the game and scored on Cody Ross' sacrifice fly. Stults didn't give up another hit until Willie Bloomquist singled with one out in the ninth.

Stults (6-5) retired 16 of the last 17 batters for his third career complete game. He struck out three and walked one. He previously had thrown two four-hitters.

The fourth-place Padres pulled within four games of the Diamondbacks. San Diego has won four straight and seven of nine.

Bench coach Alan Trammell managed the Diamondbacks while Kirk Gibson served his one-game suspension stemming from Tuesday night's brawl against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Interleague

Indians 2, Nationals 1

Jason Kipnis' run-scoring fielder's choice in the ninth inning lifted the Indians to a victory over the Nationals.

With runners on second and third and one out, Kipnis hit a hard groundball to the right side. First baseman Adam LaRoche made a diving backhanded stop and fired a throw to catcher Kurt Suzuki, but Drew Stubbs slid in with the winning run.

Stubbs' one-out single off Fernando Abad (0-1) started the rally before the Indians executed a perfect hit-and-run play.

Joe Smith (3-0) retired the side in order in the ninth for the Indians, who have won three straight after losing eight in a row.

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