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Tigers Rally To Beat Blue Jays; Other MLB Scores
Saturday Aug 09, 2014 12:00am

Tigers rally past Blue Jays 5-4
(TORONTO) - After scraping together just six runs in losing three of four games to the New York Yankees this week, the Detroit Tigers rediscovered their offense at just the right time. Nick Castellanos tied the game with a two-run homer in the ninth inning and Eugenio Suarez followed with a go-ahead shot as the Tigers rallied to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Friday night. Detroit trailed 4-2 entering the ninth against Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen. J.D. Martinez started the inning with a double. After an out, Castellanos homered on a first-pitch curveball. Two pitches later, Suarez gave the Tigers their first lead with a drive to center. Janssen (3-1) was replaced by Aaron Loup after a two-out double by Ian Kinsler. The blown save was Janssen's third in 21 chances. Al Alburquerque (3-1) worked 1 2/3 innings for the win and Joe Nathan finished for his 24th save in 29 chances. Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez left in the fifth inning with a strained muscle in his right side. Sanchez will return to Detroit on Saturday for further tests, including an MRI. Left-hander Blaine Hardy took over for Sanchez, who allowed four runs and 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings.


Mariners top White Sox 4-1
(SEATTLE) - While Hisashi Iwakuma felt his command was terrible, the results looked awfully familiar. Iwakuma pitched seven innings of one-run ball despite some trouble with his off-speed repertoire, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 4-1 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory. Iwakuma (10-6) allowed just five hits despite struggling to throw strikes with his curveball and slider, and got a boost from Mike Zunino's three-run homer in the fifth. Iwakuma became the third Seattle pitcher to reach double-digit victories this season. Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his 32nd save in 35 opportunities as Seattle remained a half-game behind Kansas City for the second wild card in the American League. Zunino moved into a tie for the major league lead in home runs by a catcher with his 18th of the season. Zunino's opposite-field drive to right off Jose Quintana gave Seattle a 3-1 lead and came after Chicago third baseman Conor Gillaspie dropped a popup from Logan Morrison. Kendrys Morales added a sacrifice fly later in the inning. Dayan Viciedo continued his success against Seattle with an opposite-field homer on the first pitch he saw from Iwakuma in the fourth, but that accounted for all of Chicago's offense. The White Sox have lost four straight and six of seven. Quintana (6-8) retired 12 of his first 14 batters before falling apart in the fifth when Seattle sent nine batters to the plate.


OTHER FRIDAY A.L. SCORES
NY Yankees 10 – Cleveland 6
Houston 4 – Texas 3
Boston 4 – LA Angels 2
Oakland 6 – Minnesota 5


Tampa Bay edges Chicago 4-3 in 10 innings
(CHICAGO) – Kevin Kiermaier made an error in right field soon after he entered the game in the eighth inning and struck out as a pinch-hitter. The Tampa Bay Rays rookie got a chance to make up for those transgressions with a game-winning hit two innings later. Kiermaier drove in the game-winning run with a single in the 10th to give the Rays a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Desmond Jennings went 2 for 5 with a homer and Ben Zobrist went 3 for 5 as Tampa Bay won its second straight in a back-and-forth game. Brad Boxberger (3-1) blew the save in the ninth, but pitched a perfect 10th to get the win. Hector Rondon (3-4) took the loss. Jennings started the game-winning rally with a one-out single and advanced to third when Zobrist singled. Kiermaier, who went 1 for 2, singled to center to score Jennings and break the 3-3 tie. In his Wrigley Field debut, touted Cubs prospect Javier Baez went 1 for 5 with a run scored and four strikeouts. Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada allowed two runs and four hits in six-plus innings, while Rays starter Chris Archer allowed two runs (one earned) and five hits in six innings.


FRIDAY INTERLEAGUE SCORES
Baltimore 12 – St. Louis 2
Kansas City 4 – San Francisco 2


FRIDAY N.L. SCORES
NY Mets 5 – Philadelphia 4
Pittsburgh 2 – San Diego 1
Miami 2 – Cincinnati 1
Atlanta 7 – Washington 6
Milwaukee 9 – LA Dodgers 3
Arizona 5 – Colorado 3

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