No-Hitter Slips Away From Verlander in 9th


Photo

Justin Verlander finished the Tigers’ victory over the Angels with a one-hit shutout, missing out on his third career no-hitter.

Credit
Carlos Osorio/Associated Press

Justin Verlander lost a bid for his third no-hitter when Chris Iannetta lined a double that landed just fair of the left-field line to lead off the ninth inning, but the Detroit Tigers beat the visiting Los Angeles Angels, 5-0, on Wednesday night.

Trying to become the sixth major leaguer to have thrown three no-hitters, Verlander settled instead for a one-hit shutout.

He was an inch away from so much more.

Iannetta’s shot kicked up chalk and rolled into the left-field corner. Verlander gestured, trying to will it foul, and then arched his back in disappointment after the ball hit right on the line.

Verlander (2-6) faced only 28 hitters — one more than the minimum — having induced a double play after each walk.

BLUE JAYS 12, RANGERS 4 Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam to extend his hitting streak to 21 games, helping David Price earn a win on his 30th birthday as Toronto beat host Texas.

Encarnacion sent his 26th home run into the Blue Jays’ bullpen in left-center after Kevin Pillar opened a six-run sixth inning with a homer that chased Texas starter Colby Lewis (14-6). Lewis issued four of the 11 walks given up by Rangers pitchers, a season high.

Continue reading the main story

Pitching on his birthday for the first time in the major leagues, Price (13-4) threw five scoreless innings after allowing a two-run homer by Adrian Beltre in the first.

TWINS 5, RAYS 3 Eduardo Escobar homered twice, and Joe Mauer hit a tiebreaking single as Minnesota beat host Tampa Bay for its sixth consecutive win.

Escobar hit solo shots in the sixth and eighth innings, with the second one making the score 5-3.

ORIOLES 8, ROYALS 5 Chris Davis, Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop each hit a two-run homer off Johnny Cueto, and Baltimore Orioles hit five home runs in all to power their way to a victory at Kansas City that ended a six-game skid.

Wei-Yin Chen (8-6) allowed nine hits and three runs in six innings for the Orioles. Cueto (9-9) labored through five innings for Kansas City, allowing 10 hits and walking one.

PIRATES 7, MARLINS 2 Andrew McCutchen homered and drove in four runs to help Pittsburgh to a victory at Miami.

Jeff Locke (7-8) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs and five hits for the Pirates, who have won four of five.

Miami’s Chris Narveson (1-1) struggled in his first start since April 15, 2012, when he was with Milwaukee. He allowed seven runs and eight hits in three and two-thirds innings.

DODGERS 7, REDS 4 Scott Van Slyke, A. J. Ellis and Yasiel Puig homered during a five-run fourth inning, and Los Angeles held on for a victory at Cincinnati.

Kike Hernandez added three hits, and Adrian Gonzalez chipped in a ninth-inning R.B.I. double for the Dodgers.

PADRES 6, NATIONALS 5 Justin Upton homered twice and had three R.B.I., Matt Kemp added a two-run double, and San Diego held on to win at Washington.

Denard Span doubled twice for the Nationals in his second game back from a stint on the disabled list for back spasms, but Gio Gonzalez (9-7) failed to pitch more than five innings for the sixth time in seven starts.

RED SOX 3, WHITE SOX 0 Rick Porcello pitched seven sparkling innings in his return from a triceps injury, leading Boston to a victory at Chicago.

Porcello and Chris Sale had nearly identical lines, but Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer off Nate Jones (1-1) with two outs in the eighth.

ROCKIES 6, BRAVES 3 Brandon Barnes had three hits, including a two-run homer, and Colorado beat host Atlanta.

Atlanta’s Shelby Miller (5-11) looked as if he might break his winless streak, with the Braves leading by 3-0 in the seventh, but he gave up four runs that inning before leaving with two outs, extending his streak to 18 starts.

MARINERS 8, ATHLETICS 2 Felix Hernandez made just two costly mistakes in eight innings, Nelson Cruz hit his 39th home run of the season and drove in three runs, and Seattle beat visiting Oakland.

Hernandez (15-8) allowed a home run to Billy Burns on the first pitch of the game and a solo home run to Brett Lawrie on the first pitch of the seventh inning.



Source link

About admin

Check Also

How the Astros Went From Nowhere to the Brink of the World Series

In 2012, the Astros used the first pick to choose Carlos Correa, now their superstar ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *