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Rockies Drop Close One To Nationals – MLB Roundup For June 14th

Washington Nationals v Colorado Rockies - Getty Images
Washington Nationals v Colorado Rockies – Getty Images

UNDATED (AP) — In this season of long games the Oakland Athletics prevailed over the New York Yankees, 3-2, in 18 innings. Nate Feiman drove in the game winner with a hit off Mariano Rivera. The Yankees took a 2-0 lead in the first and the A’s tied things up with two in the third before getting the win and a three-game sweep.

Oakland became the first American League team to play two 18-inning games in one season since the A’s and Washington did so in 1971. They beat the Angels in 19 innings on April 29.

— Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals became the major leagues’ first 10-game winner as St. Louis beat the Mets in New York 2-1. Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings and in the process sent Matt Harvey to his first loss of the season. The 10-3 Wainwright retired his first 11 batters before a single by David Wright. The win was his fifth straight and dropped his earned run average to 2.18. Harvey took the loss and is now 5-1.

— Cliff Lee allowed two runs in seven innings and Ben Revere had four hits and scored the go-ahead run as the Phillies rallied to beat the Twins 3-2. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Phillies. Revere slid home with nobody out in the eighth, scoring from third base on Jimmy Rollins’ chopper. Lee is now 8-2.

— It took 13 innings in Baltimore and the Orioles came away with a 5-4 win over Boston. Chris Davis singled home the tiebreaking run with two outs, giving the Orioles a win in the opener of a four-game series between AL East contenders.

— Ryan Zimmerman had a big day for the Nationals with a home run, double and three runs batted in as Washington beat Colorado 5-4. In more ways than one it wasn’t a very happy day for the Rockies who saw three players, Carlos Gonzalez, Dexter Fowler and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIHT’-skee), leave with an injury. To add insult to injury, reliever Wilton Lopez and pitching coach Jim Wright were ejected in the seventh. The winner was Craig Stammen and Rafael Soriano got his 17th save.

— Pinch-hitter Julio Borbon (bohr-BOHN’) had a two-out RBI single in the 14th inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Reds 6-5. The loss snapped Cincinnati’s record 12-game winning streak at Wrigley Field. With the win, the Cubs avoided a four-game sweep and improved to 3-10 against the Reds this season.

— Matt Cain allowed two hits over 6 2/3 innings as the Giants pounded the Pirates 10-0. Hunter Pence hit his 11th homer of the season, while Buster Posey, Gregor Blanco and Joaquin Arias had three hits apiece for San Francisco.

— It was a high-scoring win for the Royals as they beat the Rays 10-1. Elliot Johnson had a three three-run homer for his second hit of an eight-run sixth inning. The Royals have won eight of nine and have held an opponent to three runs or less in 12 straight games. Johnson by the way joined the Royals in a trade with the Rays in February.

— Edwin Encarnacion (en-kar-nah-see-OHN’) hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning and the Blue Jays beat the Rangers 3-1. The Rangers, who have lost three straight, wasted another solid outing by Yu Darvish, who has made five consecutive starts without a victory. In that time span he has a 2.08 earned run average over 34 2/3rds innings of work. Esmil Rogers allowed one run over seven innings to get the win, the same as Darvish, who struck out nine.

NEW YORK (AP) — With next month’s MLB All-Star game taking place at the home of the Mets, current Mets manager Terry Collins and former skipper Davey Johnson, who now calls the shots for the Nationals, have been selected as coaches for July’s game at Citi Field. They were picked for the National League staff by San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy (BOH’-chee), who will skipper the National League team.

Detroit’s Jim Leyland (LEE’-lind), also chose coaches with Mets’ ties for his American League staff. Managers Robin Ventura (vehn-TUR’-ah) of the Chicago White Sox and John Gibbons of the Toronto Blue Jays.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets are willing to do most anything to get David Wright elected to the All-Star team. Almost.

The club admits that it did contact a racy dating website that caters to women looking to meet younger men. The team said it approached CougarLife.com about trying to help Wright get picked for the All-Star game the Mets will host next month, but later decided to pass. Mets’ spokesman Jay Horwitz says, “CougarLife voted David Wright as the hottest cub” and that, “we did reach out to CougarLife.”

The Mets now say they have backed off and “the hottest cub” will have to get his own votes.

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