06/17 22:29 CDT Yankees beat Rays 3-0, Encarnacin hitless in New York debut
Yankees beat Rays 3-0, Encarnacin hitless in New York debut
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) --- Masahiro Tanaka pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts for
his fourth major league shutout, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay
Rays 3-0 on Monday night to increase their slim lead in the AL East.
DJ LeMahieu hit a two-run homer off Yonny Chirinos, and Cameron Maybin (3 for
3) homered in his third consecutive game. That was all a dominant Tanaka (5-5)
needed while throwing 76 of 111 pitches for strikes in his seventh complete
game since coming over from Japan.
Edwin Encarnacin received an enthusiastic ovation in his Yankees debut.
Batting fifth as the designated hitter, the veteran slugger went 0 for 4 with a
New York moved 1 games ahead of the second-place Rays.
Tanaka retired his first nine batters before Austin Meadows singled sharply off
the right field wall to start the fourth. A two-out single in the fifth by
Willy Adames was Tampa Bay's only other hit. The right-hander walked only one
and set down the final 10 Rays batters, striking out six.
Chirinos (7-3) gave up five hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked
BRAVES 12, METS 3
ATLANTA (AP) --- Mike Soroka won his eighth straight decision, Ozzie Albies
homered and drove in four runs, and surging Atlanta beat New York.
Nick Markakis hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the fifth inning as the NL
East-leading Braves improved to 13-3 in June, best in the majors this month.
Atlanta has won 10 of its last 11.
New York lost for the 12th time in 16 games away from Citi Field.
Soroka's winning streak is the longest in the majors by a pitcher under 22
since Dontrelle Willis won the same number for the 2003 Florida Marlins.
Soroka (8-1) gave up three runs, six hits and allowed just his third homer in
12 starts this year, a solo shot by Robinson Can in the sixth. He walked one
and struck out two in six innings.
Wheeler (5-5) allowed five runs --- four earned --- and 10 hits in six innings.
ANGELS 10, BLUE JAYS 5
TORONTO (AP) --- Justin Upton homered on the first pitch he saw in his return
from the injured list, Mike Trout had a solo homer among his four hits and Los
Angeles used a seven-run second inning to beat Toronto.
Shohei Ohtani and Kole Calhoun also connected in the second for the Angels, who
have won all four meetings with Toronto this season.
Toronto rookie Cavan Biggio hit two home runs for the second multihomer game of
his brief career. Randal Grichuk hit a two-run homer, but the Blue Jays lost
for the eighth time in 11 games.
Trout finished a triple shy of the cycle. He flied out in the first, doubled in
the second, singled in the fourth, homered in the sixth, and singled again in
Luis Garcia opened for the Angels and gave up Biggio's homer in the first.
Felix Pena (5-1) followed and allowed four runs and six hits in six-plus
REDS 3, ASTROS 2
CINCINNATI (AP) --- Nick Senzel returned from an eye injury and drove in a pair
of runs and Luis Castillo pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, leading
Cincinnati over Houston.
Castillo (7-1) allowed a pair of singles and walked a career-high six batters,
leaving with two on and no outs in the seventh. Shortstop Jose Peraza's
throwing error let in a run, and Michael Brantley doubled home another.
Closer Raisel Iglesias escaped an eighth-inning threat when Tony Kemp grounded
out with runners on second and third. Manager David Bell made an unorthodox
move to finish it, yanking Iglesias and bringing in Michael Lorenzen with a
runner aboard to get the last two outs and his third save.
Wade Miley walked three in the fifth inning, setting up a three-run rally.
Senzel singled home two, and Eugenio Suarez's single completed the rally. The
left-hander gave up four hits and a season-high four walks in 4 1/3 innings
around a 52-minute delay due to storms.
CARDINALS 5, MARLINS 0
ST. LOUIS (AP) --- Dexter Fowler and Matt Carpenter homered to back a strong
outing by Miles Mikolas and lead St. Louis over Miami.
Mikolas (5-7) snapped a career-high losing streak of five straight decisions.
He had not won a game since May 6 against Philadelphia. Mikolas went six
innings, scattering six hits and striking out four.
Giovanny Gallegos pitched the seventh followed by a five-pitch eighth inning by
John Gant. Jordan Hicks pitched the ninth to preserve the shutout.
It was the 13th time the Marlins have been shut out in their 45 losses this
Miami's Elieser Hernandez (0-2) gave up five hits while striking out six in six
innings in his second start,
St. Louis has won four of its last five games and six of its last eight. Miami
has lost nine of its last 11 games.
RANGERS 7, INDIANS 2
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) --- Lance Lynn had another quality start, Danny Santana
homered and the Texas spoiled Mike Clevinger's return from the injured list.
Lynn (8-4) struck out nine without a walk and gave up one run over seven
Santana hit a two-run homer after Willie Calhoun's two-out walk in the fourth.
Clevinger was done after consecutive two-out walks in the fifth, with both of
those scoring to make it 5-1 when Elvis Andrus doubled on reliever Tyler
Clippard's second pitch.
Clevinger (1-1) struck out seven and walked three in his first start since
Francisco Lindor and Oscar Mercado hit solo homers for Cleveland.
Santana singled in the sixth for his third consecutive multi-hit game.
RED SOX 2, TWINS 0
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) --- Rick Porcello pitched seven shutout innings for Boston to
outduel Minnesota ace Jose Berrios.
The Red Sox stretched their winning streak to a season-high six straight games.
Porcello (5-6) allowed only four hits and one walk with eight strikeouts.
Berrios (8-3) struck out 10 batters in a season-most eight innings, with five
hits and no walks allowed. An RBI single by J.D. Martinez in the first was the
only run he allowed. Xander Bogaerts gave the Red Sox insurance with an RBI
double in the ninth.
Ryan Brasier pitched a 1-2-3 inning for his seventh save in 10 attempts.
The Red Sox (40-34) moved a season-high six games above .500 by handing the
highest-scoring team in the major leagues its second shutout of the year. The
Twins (47-24) have their fifth two-game losing streak of the season. They've
yet to lose three in a row.
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