Around the Bases: Wednesday scores and highlights

Jamie Sabau

There was some clutch hitting and there was some not-so-clutch hitting during Wednesday's games.

Here are your MLB scores and highlights from Wednesday's action:

Rays 6, Red Sox 2: Wil Myers picked up his first major-league RBI as he hammered a two-run double in the seventh inning. The normally steady Craig Breslow was charged for three runs in that inning as the Rays put the game out of reach.

Braves 5, Mets 3: Shaun Marcum may have sealed his fate after he gave up five runs over 4⅔ innings. Chris Johnson hit a three-run homer for the Braves, while Kris Medlen had a very nice start and even swiped his first career stolen base.

Blue Jays 5, Rockies 2: Adam Lind continued his hot hitting, belting a three-run homer in the first inning that would prove to be enough to beat Colorado. Mark Buerhle didn't have his best stuff, but he was still able to limit the Rockies to two runs over five innings, including Carlos Gonzalez's NL-leading 21st home run of the year. This was the Blue Jays eighth-straight victory.

Nationals 6, Phillies 2 (11 innings): The Phillies got off to a quick start as Ben Revere led off the first inning with a single and Michael Young followed with his third home run of the year. Philadelphia must have decided that was enough offense for the game though, as they then recorded 29 consecutive outs without a hit. Ian Desmond blasted a grand slam in the eleventh to win the game for Washington.

Indians 6, Royals 3: Luis Mendoza worked a no-hitter through four innings and allowed just one run through the fifth, but he let the first five hitters in the sixth on base and ended up being tagged for three more runs during the inning. Cleveland managed six runs on just seven hits. Eric Hosmer went 3-4 with a double, a run, an RBI and two stolen bases.

Giants 4, Padres 2: Half of the Padres' hits were home runs, but that usually won't get a team very far when they only had four hits on the game. Both starting pitchers -- Madison Bumgarner and Eric Stults -- were excellent during this game. Stults left with the lead, but the usually reliable Luke Gregerson struggled in relief for the Padres and took the loss. Gregerson threw just six pitches, but four resulted in hits. The benches cleared briefly early in the game after Bumgarner threw a pitch behind Jesus Guzman, though order was restored quickly.

Diamondbacks 3, Marlins 1: The Diamondbacks lost starting pitcher Trevor Cahill after he was struck by a line drive in the first inning, but Josh Collmenter came through in a big way by pitching six one-hit innings with seven strikeouts in relief. The two teams combined for a whopping nine hits with the first runs (and the deciding runs) being scored in the eight inning as Cody Ross launched a three-run homer.

Orioles 13, Tigers 3: The Orioles may have the second-worst ERA in the majors, but that doesn't matter if they score 13 runs in a game. Chris Davis hit his 25th and 26th home runs of the season and also doubled as the Orioles combined for 17 hits. The Tigers were no slouches at the plate themselves with 11 hits of their own, but the timeliness wasn't there like it was for Baltimore.

Yankees 6, Dodgers 4 (Game 1): Don Mattingly was back at Yankee Stadium for the first time as a Dodger, but it wasn't as happy an ending as he may have hoped for. Hanley Ramirez may have gone 4-4 with a two-run homer, but Ichiro Suzuki (3-4 with a home run) and the Yankees had the more timely hitting. A dual fielding-throwing error by reliever Ronald Belisario in the seventh hurt LA.


Dodgers 6, Yankees 0 (Game 2): The Dodgers got their revenge in the second game of the double-header, however. New York collected just three hits as Chris Capuano and two Los Angeles relievers combined to shut the Yankees out. Five Dodgers had multiple-hit games, including Yasiel Puig, who also crushed his fifth home run in just his 15th career game.


Cardinals 4, Cubs 1: Jake Westbrook and Edwin Jackson had been locked in a pitchers duel through the first five innings, but Jackson blinked first and allowed a three-run homer to Yadier Molina in the sixth. The Cubs managed just two hits against Westbrook over seven innings and were held hitless the rest of the game by the St. Louis bullpen.

Brewers 3, Astros 1: Erik Bedard was excellent, holding Milwaukee to just one earned run on four hits over 7⅓ innings while striking out eight Brewers. The Astros looked like they might escape with a 1-0 victory, but Rickie Weeks hit a go-ahead two-run home run off Hector Ambriz to steal away the victory.

Angels 1, Mariners 0: Joe Saunders pitched eight innings and allowed just one run on six hits. Unfortunately, C.J. Wilson was that much better, holding Seattle scoreless on two hits over seven innings. The difference in this game was a wild pitch from Saunders that allowed Mike Trout to score from third.

Twins 7, White Sox 4: Brian Dozier and Justin Morneau each hit multi-run homers to doom Chicago's hopes. Minnesota also received a nice start from Kevin Correia, who allowed two runs on five hits over 6⅔ innings while striking out six batters.

Rangers 9, Athletics 4: Nine of the Rangers' 14 hits came between the 5th and 7th innings as the Rangers scored seven runs to put the game out of reach. The Athletics had just scored three runs of their own in the top of the fifth inning to take the lead before it all came apart.

Reds 2, Pirates 1 (13 innings): Starling Marte drew first blood in the third inning by hitting a triple and scoring on an error by Bronson Arroyo. However, Jason Grilli blew the 1-0 lead in the ninth inning on a Jay Bruce home run after Jeff Locke pitched seven four-hit shutout innings. The Reds walked off on a one-out Brandon Phillips single with the bases juiced in the 13th inning.

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