Cubs Double Rockies 6-3 – MLB Roundup For May 16th
UNDATED (AP) — Raul Ibanez (rah-OOL’ih-BAHN’-yehz) again treated Yankee Stadium as his personal playground, hitting a grand slam and two-run homer to help the Seattle Mariners rout New York 12-2.
Ibanez’s slam came during a seven-run first inning. It got so bad that Yankees backup shortstop Alberto Gonzalez got the final out in the ninth inning in his first professional pitching appearance.
In other major league results:
— Jon Lester improved to 6-0, Stephen Drew hit his second career grand slam and the Boston Red Sox roughed up AL Cy Young winner David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2. Price fell to 1-4. He left because of left triceps tightness during Boston’s eight-run third inning
__Tim Hudson is unbeaten against the Arizona Diamondbacks no more. The right-hander had been 7-0 in nine career starts against the D-Backs, who ended the Hudson Hex with a 5-3 victory.
__ The L.A. Dodgers took two of three from Washington with a 3-1 win over the Nationals. Zack Greinke (GREHN’-kee) got the win and delivered an RBI single. This was Greinke’s first game since suffering a broken left clavicle after a confrontation with San Diego’s Carlos Quentin last month.
— J.P. Arencibia (ah-REHN’-sih-bah) and Adam Lind each hit two-run home runs, Ramon Ortiz won for the first time since 2011 and the Toronto Blue Jays won their season-high fourth straight game with an 11-3 win over the World Series champion Giants.
__ Cincinnati blanked Miami 4-0. Mike Leake and three relievers combined on the 11-hit shutout. Shin-Soo Choo hit two homers as the Reds won for the fifth straight time.
— Wandy Rodriguez allowed one run over seven strong innings and Neil Walker hit a two-run single as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1. The Brewers have lost 10 of 12.
__Adam Dunn unleashed two homers and drove in five runs to lead the White Sox to a 9-4 win over Minnesota. It was the 35th multihomer game of Dunn’s career. Despite going 3-for-4, Dunn was only able to raise his batting average to .156, third lowest in the majors among hitters with a minimum number of at-bats. Nine of the slugger’s 20 hits this season have been home runs.
— Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer, Alexi Ogando earned his first career win against Oakland and the Texas Rangers took the rubber game with the Athletics 6-2.
— Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer and Nick Swisher and Mike Aviles also went deep in the Indians 10-4 win over Philadelphia. Cleveland has won 12 of 16.
— Alexi Amarista had three extra-base hits as part of a season-high 17-hit attack as San Diego bounced Baltimore 8-4.
— Carlos Corporan had a tie-breaking double in the top of the ninth inning and Houston went on to a 7-5 win over Detroit to avoid season sweep. Detroit starter Max Scherzer got a no decision in his attempt to improve to 6-0.
__ Jeff Samardzija (suh-MAR’-juh) hit a two-run home run and pitched eight strong innings for his first win since opening day and the Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3.
__ St. Louis doubled up the New York Mets 4-2. Rookie Shelby Miller followed up his nearly perfect one-hitter with 5 2-3 scoreless innings, but wasn’t involved in the decision. The win went to Cards reliever Seth Maness, who’s 3-0. St. Louis has the best record in baseball at 26-13.
__ The Kansas City Royals erupted with seven runs in the third inning of their 9-5 win over the L.A. Angels. Lorenzo Cain’s three-run triple was the big hit in the inning.
UNDATED (AP) — Right-hander Carlos Zambrano (zam-BRAH’-noh) has agreed to a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and will report this week to Clearwater, Fla., for extended spring training. The three-time All-Star hasn’t pitched in the majors since last September with Miami.
The 31-year old is 132-91 with a 3.66 ERA in 12 seasons.
In other baseball news:
— The Los Angeles Dodgers placed Josh Beckett went on the 15-day DL with a strained left groin. He is 0-5 with a 5.19 ERA in eight starts this season.