Around the Bases: Thursday scores & highlights

Duane Burleson

All the scores and highlights from Thursday's action.

Pirates 5, Reds 3: Pedro Alvarez drove in all five runs for Pittsburgh in this one as they improved their record to 43-30.

Twins 8, White Sox 4: Scott Diamond gave up two home runs but kept the overall damage to four runs allowed (three earned). The Twins are only three games under .500, but you didn't even know that. Pay more attention.

Rangers 4, Athletics 3: The Rangers won this one with a two-run seventh inning. A bit of a statistical oddity: the Rangers had two pitchers appear without officially recording an out.

Astros 7, Brewers 4: Carlos Pena says you can play for the three-run homer. Even when you only need one run. #blogged

Nationals 5, Rockies 1: Roy Oswalt was magnificent in this one, striking out 11 Nationals, but he did not get the win. Ian Desmond hit a home run and Jordan Zimmermann was dominant for eight innings, striking out nine.

Rays 8, Yankees 3: Evan Longoria hit two home runs and the Rays got a solid 6⅓ inning performance from Matt Moore.

Tigers 4, Red Sox 3: Jhonny Peralta hit a walk-off home run off of the ineffective Andrew Bailey in this one, and he lost his closer job as a result.

Mets 4, Braves 3: David Wright had two homers and the Mets took three out of five.

Cardinals 6, Cubs 1: Matt Holliday hit a home run and Lance Lynn allowed one run over six innings as the Cardinals cruised to yet another win.

Marlins 2, Giants 1: The Marlins stole this one from the Giants in the eighth inning with a two-out, two-run single from pinch hitter Marcell Ozuna.

Dodgers 3, Padres 6: Yasiel Puig blasted his sixth homer of the season in the first inning, but finished the game going 1-for-5 with three strikeouts, the last of which ended the game. Pedro Ciriaco had three RBIs on a triple and a home run for San Diego.

Mariners 9, Angels 10: It was an absolute slugfest at the Big A. Seattle jumped out to a 7-0 lead by the third inning, but the Halos kept chipping away. A five-run fifth inning was the crucial one for the Angels, as Peter Bourjos and Mark Trumbo both hit home runs in the frame.

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