Tigers Rally To Beat Dodgers, Reds Sweep DH From Cubs
Wednesday Jul 09, 2014 12:00am
Tigers rally with 14 runs to beat Dodgers
(DETROIT) – Justin Verlander had no way of knowing what Detroit's offense was about to do, so when he gave up five runs in the first inning, his goal was simply to prevent more scoring and hope for the best. Verlander settled down after his terrible first inning, and the Tigers rallied in emphatic fashion for a 14-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. The Dodgers managed only one hit off Verlander after the first, and Detroit quickly tied it with five runs in the second. The Tigers added two runs in the third and four in the fourth to pull away. Miguel Cabrera was one of five Detroit players with three hits. Verlander (8-7) allowed five runs and five hits in six innings. He struck out four and walked two. Hyun-Jin Ryu (9-5) allowed seven runs and 10 hits in 2 1/3 innings. Juan Uribe hit a two-run homer for the Dodgers in the first, but Verlander retired 13 in a row after that. The Tigers' 14 runs set a season high, as did their 20 hits. Detroit managed its offensive outburst without a single homer, but broke through for eight hits in the second against Ryu. Torri Hunter led off with a double. He was initially ruled out at second after a nice throw from right fielder Yasiel Puig, but the call was overturned on replay. The Tigers followed with four consecutive singles and Alex Avila scored on a wild pitch to make it 5-3. Ian Kinsler added an RBI single with one out, and Cabrera followed with one of his own to tie it. Rajai Davis hit an RBI single in the third to chase Ryu and give the Tigers a 6-5 lead. The blowout continued in the next inning for Detroit when the first six Tigers reached base against reliever Jamey Wright. Verlander's ERA increased to 4.84, but he won his 12th straight regular-season decision against a National League team.
OTHER TUESDAY INTERLEAGUE SCORES
Baltimore at Washington – postponed
Oakland 6 – San Francisco 1
Chicago tops Boston 8-3
(BOSTON) - A day of treatment after getting hit by a pitch may have put Conor Gillaspie back on track. He hit a tie-breaking, two-run homer for his third hit of the game and the Chicago White Sox beat the struggling Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Tuesday night. Gillaspie could just trot around the bases when his second homer of the season gave the White Sox a 5-3 lead in the sixth inning. Two days earlier, a pitch from Dominic Leone hit him in the right leg in the fifth inning of Chicago's 1-0 win over the Seattle Mariners. Gillaspie went 3 for 4 after going 4 for 29 in his previous nine games. Boston snapped Chicago pitchers' streak of 22 scoreless innings but lost for the seventh time in eight games as the defending World Series champions remained in last place in the AL East. The White Sox are 5-1 in their last six games, allowing three runs or less in all six with a scoring margin of 25-9. John Danks (8-6) started with four shutout innings on Tuesday night after Hector Noesi beat Seattle on Sunday and Scott Carroll won on Monday night when Boston had just two hits.
OTHER TUESDAY A.L. SCORES
Cleveland 5 – NY Yankees 3
Tampa Bay 4 – Kansas City 3
Houston 8 – Texas 3
Toronto 4 – LA Angels 0
Minnesota 2 – Seattle 0
Reds double up Cubs for 4-2 win
(CINCINNATI) - Move Jay Bruce to first base, and he homers. Put him back in his customary spot in right field, he homers again. Bruce is following the deepest slump of his career with one of his best stretches of homers. Bruce returned to right field and hit another two-run shot Tuesday afternoon, helping Johnny Cueto extend his winning streak against Chicago and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 victory over the Cubs in the opener of a doubleheader. The Reds put first baseman Joey Votto back on the disabled list before the game, hoping a strained muscle above his left knee will heal enough to let him play this season. They are using different players, including Bruce, at the position for now. Bruce played first base for the first time since high school and hit a two-run homer in his final at-bat during a 9-3 win on Monday night in the opener of the five-game series. He was back in the outfield and homered again in the first inning off left-hander Travis Wood (7-7). The Cubs left the bases loaded twice. They stranded six runners in scoring position on Monday night.
Reds win second game of DH 6-5 over Cubs
(CINCINNATI) – Billy Hamilton finished off Cincinnati's biggest comeback of the season with a ninth-inning single that gave the Reds a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs and a sweep of their day-night doubleheader. With three wins in two days over Chicago, the Reds moved within 3 1/2 games of first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central, their smallest deficit since April 9. The Reds fell behind 5-0 in the third inning of the nightcap. Their biggest comeback of the season had been two runs. They took advantage of a struggling team, sending Chicago to its fifth straight loss. Jay Bruce doubled home the tying run in the eighth. Hamilton then had a broken-bat RBI single in the ninth off Hector Rondon (1-3) for the Reds' first doubleheader sweep since 2009 against Pittsburgh. The Cubs have been swept in all three of their doubleheaders this season. They haven't won a game since trading starters Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for a package of prospects. Left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada made his major league debut and gave up an unearned run in five innings, leaving with a 5-1 lead.
OTHER TUESDAY N.L. SCORES
NY Mets 8 – Atlanta 2
Philadelphia 9 – Milwaukee 7
St. Louis 5 – Pittsburgh 4
Colorado 2 – San Diego 1
Miami 2 – Arizona 1