Friday, September 9, 2011

Roundup: Orioles rally to beat Yankees in extras

Vladimir Guerrero homered, doubled twice and scored two runs for the Orioles, who celebrated their second consecutive extra-inning win over the Yankees by mobbing Andino at second base.
In the 10th, Nolan Reimold got an infield hit off Scott Proctor (0-1) with one out and advanced on a walk. Andino then hit a grounder inside third base that got Reimold home without a throw.
Clay Rapada (1-0) retired the only batter he faced in the 10th.
Blue Jays 7, Red Sox 4
At Toronto, Ricky Romero won for the seventh time in nine starts and J.P. Arencibia hit a three-run homer as Torfonto beat Boston.
Edwin Encarnacion and Eric Thames added solo shots as the Blue Jays won back-to-back games for the first time since Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at Baltimore.
Rookie David Cooper went 3-for-4 and had two RBI as Toronto evened its record at 72-72.
Boston lost for the fourth time in five games and failed to gain ground on the first place New York Yankees, who lost 5-4 in 10 innings to Baltimore earlier in the day. The Red Sox are 2½ games behind New York with 19 left to play.
Romero (14-10) came in 2-6 with an 8.08 ERA in 11 career starts against the Red Sox, including a 0-3 record and 10.62 ERA in five home starts. But the left-hander turned his luck around in this one, allowing three runs and five hits in 6⅔ innings.
White Sox 8, Indians 1
CHICAGO — Brent Morel hit two homers and Paul Konerko had a grand slam to lift Chicago to a victory over Cleveland.
Morel hit a solo shot off Indians starter David Huff (2-4) in the third and a three-run homer off Frank Herrmann in the seventh — both on the first pitch. It was Morel's first career multi-homer game and his four RBI were a career-high.
Konerko's 10th career grand slam tied Robin Ventura's White Sox record and capped Chicago's seven-run seventh.
Gavin Floyd struck out four and held Cleveland to one run and five hits in 5⅔ innings. Matt Thornton (1-4) retired all four batters he faced, striking out three.
Mariners 4, Royals 1
SEATTLE — Justin Smoak hit his first home run in nearly three months, a two-run shot in the sixth inning, to help Seattle beat Kansas City.
Smoak hit a 1-1 fastball from Luke Hochevar (10-11) into the right-field seats for his 13th, but first since June 12. He had gone 48 games between home runs.
Jason Vargas (8-13) picked up the victory, his first since Aug. 10. He worked six innings, allowing four hits and one run. Jamey Wright, Tom Wilhelmsen each worked a hitless inning.
Brandon League had a little trouble getting out of the ninth. He took a two-out line drive from Mike Moustakas off his left leg, with Moustakas reaching. Shortstop Brendan Ryan bobbled a Johnny Giavotella ground ball.
League got Salvador Perez to ground out to end the game and earn his 34th save in 39 opportunities.

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