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Tigers Thump Diamondbacks; Other MLB Scores
Thursday Jul 24, 2014 12:00am

Tigers thump Diamondbacks 11-5
(PHOENIX) - The Detroit Tigers raced out to a seven-run lead, saw Arizona rally and then got a big hit late in the game in their 11-5 win over the Diamondbacks. The Tigers won 2 of 3 from Arizona in their interleague series. Austin Jackson hit a three run double in the fourth inning and Miguel Cabrera his a three run homer in the eighth after seeing their lead cut to two. Alex Avila had three RBI's and Rajai Davis had three of Detroit's 13 hits to improve the best road record in baseball to 30-17. Detroit appeared to be cruising after roughing up Trevor Cahill (1-7) for seven runs in four innings. Arizona clawed its way back against Anibal Sanchez (7-4), scoring three runs off him in the fifth and two more over the next two innings. Didi Gregorius homered and had two RBIs for Arizona.

NY Mets 3 – Seattle 2
Tampa Bay 3 – St. Louis 0

Royals beat White Sox 2-1 in 9th inning
(CHICAGO) - Mike Moustakas scored the tiebreaking run in the top of the ninth inning when White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers couldn't handle a throw home and the Kansas City Royals beat Chicago 2-1 Wednesday in the rubber game of a three-game series. Moustakas triggered the decisive rally with a lead-off single off Zach Putnam (3-2), the last of four White Sox pitchers. Alcides Escobar bunted Moustakas over before Aoki flared a single to center field. Adam Eaton's strong throw beat Moustakas to the plate, but Flowers lost control of the ball when the runner slid into him. Flowers was charged with an error on the play. Wade Davis (6-2) pitched a scoreless inning and Greg Holland retired the side in order in the ninth inning for his 26th save. After the teams traded runs in the opening frame, starters James Shields and Jose Quintana matched each other with six scoreless innings. Neither was overwhelming, but both were able to get key outs when necessary. Shields allowed six hits in seven innings He walked one batter and struck out seven. In seven innings, Quintana gave up seven hits and two walks and struck out three. He remained winless (0-5) against the Royals in 11 career starts. The no-decision was the 36th for Quintana since the 2012 season, the most for any major leaguer in that span.

Minnesota 3 – Cleveland 1
NY Yankees 2 – Texas 1
Toronto 6 – Boston 4
LA Angels 3 – Baltimore 2
Oakland 9 – Houston 7

Padres beat Cubs 8-3
(CHICAGO) – Tommy Medica hit a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth inning, Ian Kennedy pitched six strong innings, and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday night. On a cool, unseasonably summer night in Chicago, Kennedy (8-9) won his third straight decision. He allowed three runs, three hits, while striking out six and pitching around a season-high five walks. He worked out of a bases loaded jam in the fifth inning. Medica finished with three hits and drove in two runs for the Padres, who came into the game with baseball's worst batting average at .215. Luis Valbuena hit a three-homer for the Cubs, who have lost 12 of its last 15 games. Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada (0-1) allowed five runs on five hits and four walks in four-plus innings. It was his second career start after receiving a no-decision against the Cincinnati Reds on July 8. Jeff Francoeur, who had his contract purchased by the Padres from Triple-A El Paso before the game, singled in his major league season debut, then scored from first on Chris Nelson's double. He finished the game 1 for 3 with a walk a sacrifice fly.

Milwaukee 5 – Cincinnati 1
Colorado 6 – Washington 4
San Francisco 3 – Philadelphia 1
Pittsburgh 6 – LA Dodgers 1
Atlanta 6 – Miami 1

Detroit's Miguel Cabrera and home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez watch to see if Cabrera's hit is a home run or foul ball (photo courtesy of Matt Yoder/AP).
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