Rockies Win 6th Straight – MLB Roundup For April 19th
UNDATED (AP) — Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey hurled six shutout innings before leaving with soreness in his neck and back, Rajai (RAH’-jy) Davis had two hits and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1.
Dickey improved to 2-2 with the win. He allowed two hits, both singles. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, walked one, struck out a season-high seven and lowered his ERA from 5.82 to 4.30.
Dickey retired the first 11 White Sox batters before Alex Rios (REE’-ohs) singled in the fourth.
In other MLB action:
__ Jon Lester pitched seven strong innings, Jarrod Saltalamacchia (sahl-tah-lah-MAH’-kee-ah) hit a tiebreaking home run in the fourth and the Boston Red Sox got their sixth straight win with a 6-3 victory over Cleveland.
— Carlos Beltran hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth, Adam Wainwright pitched seven solid innings and the St. Louis Cardinals escaped a ninth-inning jam for a 4-3 win over Philadelphia.
__ Matt Wieters (WEE’-turz) slugged a grand slam homer in the 10th inning to give Baltimore a 10-6 win over Tampa Bay.
__Southpaw Tony Cingrani get a victory in his first major league start, and the Cincinnati Reds won their fourth in a row, beating the Miami Marlins 11-1.
__ Atlanta improved to 13-2 in the early going with a 6-4 win over Pittsburgh. Evan Gattis snapped a tie with a pinch-hit two-run homer in the eighth.
__ Kyle Seager hit a two-out RBI double off Justin Verlander in the seventh inning to break a scoreless tie and help give the Seattle Mariners a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers. The teams played the series finale about 13 hours after the Tigers’ 2-1 victory in 14 innings.
— In Milwaukee, winning pitcher Yovanni Gallardo (gy-YAR’-doh) did it all as the Brewers beat the Giants 7-2 for a three-game sweep. Gallardo, who was arrested early Tuesday morning for drunk driving, homered and struck out six in his first start since being arrested. Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy also homered for Milwaukee, which swept San Francisco for the first time since July 18-20, 2008.
— At a wet Wrigley field, Alfonso Soriano hit his first home run of the season as the Cubs beat the Texas Rangers 6-2. The game was played despite torrential rains that caused citywide floods. Soriano’s homer accounted for his first RBI of the season.
— Jon Garland pitched seven solid innings in bitter cold and Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIHT’-skee) homered and hit a go-ahead single as the Colorado Rockies beat the New York Mets 11-3. It was 28 degrees at game time in Denver, tying the Rockies’ record for the coldest home start. Dexter Fowler and Josh Rutledge also hit home runs as the Rockies won their sixth in a row at Coors Field.
__ In the interleague game at Yankee Stadium, Arizona scored four times in the 12th inning and beat the Yankees 6-2. Cody Ross hit a go-ahead single in the 12th inning. Eric Chavez followed with a three-run double against his former team.
UNDATED (AP) — Yankees captain Derek Jeter will be sidelined until after the All-Star break because of a new fracture in his injured left ankle.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman says the injury to the 38-year-old shortstop “is obviously a setback.” Jeter could be out at least three months.
Jeter was hurt last October in the opener of the AL championship series. He played sparingly in spring training and started the season rehabbing at the team’s spring training complex in Tampa, Fla.
In other baseball news:
— Boston designated hitter David Ortiz is expected to return to the Red Sox lineup when they open a home series Friday against Kansas City. Ortiz hasn’t played this season because of an injured right Achilles, which limited him to 90 games in 2012. He began a rehabilitation assignment last week and went 4 for 20, including a home run on Thursday.
— Philadelphia Phillies pitcher John Lannan has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained quadriceps tendon in his left knee. The Phils recalled lefty Joe Savery from the minors to replace Lannan.