Yankees Top Tigers; White Sox Win Shortened Game; Other MLB Scores
Tuesday Aug 05, 2014 12:00am
Yankees double up Tigers in 2-1 win
(NEW YORK) – Brandon McCarthy has been a steady presence in the New York Yankees' rotation since his arrival in a trade with Arizona. Still, he knew the stakes were even higher against Max Scherzer and the AL Central-leading Tigers. McCarthy won his fourth start in a row with a gritty effort, and the Yankees took the first of three straight matchups against Detroit's Cy Young Award winners, beating the Tigers 2-1 Monday night. Brian McCann hit an RBI single and Jacoby Ellsbury had a sacrifice fly in the third, an inning in which the Tigers saved several runs with fine fielding. McCarthy (4-0) allowed five hits and an unearned run in 5 2/3 innings. The Yankees have won each of his five starts since being acquired July 6. Scherzer (13-4) gave up nine hits over seven innings in losing for the first time since June 17, a span of eight starts. The reigning AL Cy Young winner yielded two runs in the third, but it could've been much worse. With the bases loaded, Ellsbury sent a deep drive to center field. Ezequiel Carrera, promoted from Triple-A last week after Austin Jackson was traded in the deadline deal that sent David Price to Detroit, made a long run before diving back toward the wall. Fully extended, Carrera made the catch and slid on his stomach onto the warning track. Ian Kinsler made two nice plays at second base in the third and had an RBI single in the fifth after Eugenio Suarez reached on third baseman Martin Prado's throwing error. Suarez left in the fifth after spraining his knee sliding into second base on a steal. He will be re-evaluated Tuesday.
White Sox beat Rangers in 7 innings
(CHICAGO) - In his first at-bat Monday night, Tyler Flowers of the Chicago White Sox hit a drive that bounced off the top of the wall in right field and back into play. He had to stop at third base with a triple. Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre told Flowers it was too bad he didn't get credit for a home run. Flowers homered in his next at-bat, drove in three runs and combined with rookie slugger Jose Abreu, who had two hits and two RBI's, to lead the White Sox to a rain-shortened 5-3 victory over the Rangers. The game was called in the bottom of the seventh inning following a 57-minute delay. Flowers went 3 for 3 and scored two runs, as the White Sox snapped a two-game losing streak. Abreu, who has 86 RBIs, went 2-for-3 on the day he was named the American League's player and rookie of the month for July. Hector Noesi (6-8) bounced back from a rough outing at Detroit in his previous start to allow one earned run and four hits in seven innings. He was credited with a complete game because the game was called.
OTHER MONDAY A.L. SCORES
Oakland 3 – Tampa Bay 2
MONDAY INTERLEAGUE SCORES
Cleveland 7 – Cincinnati 1
Baltimore 7 – Washington 3
LA Angels 5 – LA Dodgers 0
MONDAY N.L. SCORES
San Francisco 4 – NY Mets 3
Tigers centerfielder Ezequiel Carrera makes a diving catch in the third inning of Monday's game against the Yankees (photo courtesy of Robert Sabo/NY Daily News).