Here are your scores and notes from around MLB's games on Tuesday.
Padres 7, Rockies 5: Both teams started off the scoring en masse, with each posting a four-run inning within the first two frames. In the end, it was the Padres who showed the more prolonged success with the bats. Will Venable and Nick Hundley led the way for San Diego. Venable went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI while Hundley added in a two-run homer.
Marlins 1, Royals 0 (10 innings): For nine innings, neither team could get on the board. Bruce Chen and rookie Jose Fernandez were about as tightly contested as a pitching duel can get. Each pitched seven innings and each allowed just three hits. Both starting pitchers also struck out six batters. Miami finally took the lead and the win in the 10th inning when Christian Yelich singled home Jake Marisnick.
Indians 5, Twins 2: Zach McAllister put Cleveland in a position to win. The team's bats did the rest. McAllister threw six innings of four-hit ball, striking out seven and allowing just four hits and a walk. Two runs scored on him, just one of which was earned. The Indians scored in four straight innings to give some run support, capped off by a two-run Ryan Raburn homer.
Brewers 5, Rangers 1: Diminutive second baseman Scooter Gennett powered the way for the Brewers, blasting two home runs, including one that traveled all the way to the second deck. Khris Davis also homered for Milwaukee while Marco Estrada, in just his second start after missing two months, pitched six innings and allowed just one run on four hits.
Mariners 5, Rays 4: For just the second time since 1916, the leadoff hitters for both clubs in a contest homered in their first at-bat and then hit another later in the game. Ben Zobrist and rookie Brad Miller were the two players to accomplish that feat Tuesday. However, it was Dustin Ackley's RBI triple in the sixth inning that would break a 4-4 tie.
Braves 3, Phillies 1: The Phillies could not get their bats going against Kris Medlen in this game. The Braves starter went seven efficient innings, allowing just one run on five hits. Chris Johnson hit a two-run home run in support, adding on to a run the Phillies had scored earlier in the game. MLB.com's headline is worth mentioning here: "Phillies' plans foiled by those Medlen kids."
Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 2 (11 innings): The Blue Jays used a total of eight pitchers in this game, but in the end it was all for nothing. Ryan Dempster and Todd Redmond each made excellent starts, but late runs would send the two teams into extras. A Shane Victorino single up the middle in the 11th inning brought home two runs and Koji Uehara pitched a clean frame to clinch the win.
Nationals 4, Giants 2: A rain delay of more than an hour couldn't help San Francisco pull out a victory. Both Gio Gonzalez and Madison Bumgarner had been pitching well when their starts were cut short with the rain falling. The Nationals bullpen proved to be the better of the two on this night, giving up two runs (one earned) to the Giants bullpen's three.
Out of his control, obviously, but Bumgarner's streak ends after 10 starts w/ at least 7 IP. Was longest by a Giant since Reuschel in 1988.— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) August 14, 2013
Yankees 14, Angels 7: The Yankees traded for Alfonso Soriano in the hopes that he could inject some power into what had been a weak lineup. He came through on Tuesday night, launching two homers and a single while driving in six runs overall and scoring three of his own. Another trade acquisition, Vernon Wells, also went deep as the Angels couldn't keep up with the Yankees scoring, despite a four-run ninth inning.
Reds 6, Cubs 4 (11 innings): Once again, two starting pitchers had two nearly identical lines. Unlike the Marlins/Royals game, these weren't as good. Jeff Samardzija and Homer Bailey pitched six and 6⅓ innings, respectively, with four earned runs apiece. Each pitcher gave up six hits and struck out five batters. The game would take two extra innings before Shin-Soo Choo singled in two runs to take the win.
Diamondbacks 4, Orioles 3: Chris Davis hit his 44th homer of the season, but it was Paul Goldschmidt who shone today. Goldschmidt hit two crucial solo home runs. The first came in the ninth inning to send the game into extra innings. The second one was the key as it came in the 11th inning of a tie ballgame to give Arizona the walk-off victory.
White Sox 4, Tigers 3: Detroit battled back in the eighth inning to at least get starter Max Scherzer a no-decision -- his record stands at 17-1 -- but could not do enough in extra innings to snap a losing streak that has now reached three. Alejandro de Aza knocked in former Tigers outfielder Avisail Garcia for Chicago's walk-off win.
Dodgers 4, Mets 2: Hyun-Jin Ryu got the better of a pitching duel with Matt Harvey, allowing just one run in seven innings on the mound. The Dodgers are now 39-8 in their last 47, matching a run not seen since the New York Giants did the so in 1951.
Astros 5, Athletics 4: Oakland had a chance to win in walk-off fashion, but the umpires ruled a long fly ball off the bat of Chris Young went foul. Young struck out to end the game, stranding the game-tying runner on first base. Earlier, Houston chased Bartolo Colon away after four innings and five runs allowed.
Cardinals 4, Pirates 3: When Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte dropped what would have been the second out of the ninth inning, it seemed kind of funny and harmless. Then the Cardinals went on to force extra innings thanks to that base-runner before eventually winning in the 14th. Then it's only funny if you're not a Pirates fan.