Claremore Daily Progress

Sports

August 20, 2012

AL CAPSULES: Rays sweep Angels 8-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Matt Moore shrugged off home runs by Mike Trout and Albert Pujols to win his fourth straight decision, and the Tampa Bay Rays completed a four-game sweep of the fading Los Angeles Angels with an 8-3 victory on Sunday.

Tampa Bay tagged Zack Greinke (1-2) and outscored the Angels 37-14 in the series - the Rays set a team record for runs in a four-game set, erupting right after Seattle's Felix Hernandez pitched a perfect game against them.

Ryan Roberts hit a two-run homer and Matt Joyce and Carlos Pena also drove in two runs apiece for the Rays.

Tampa Bay won the season series 9-1 for its best showing against the Angels in the club's 15-year history.

The Angels lost for the 13th time in 18 games overall.

Moore (10-7) allowed two runs and five hits in 6 1-3 innings.

ORIOLES 7, TIGERS 5

Nate McLouth hit a go-ahead, two-run triple as Baltimore rallied for the win.

McLouth, Nick Markakis and Mark Reynolds each had two hits for the Orioles, who have won five of seven, including the last two of the key weekend series at Detroit. Chris Davis homered for the second straight game and J.J. Hardy had a two-run double.

Baltimore leads Detroit by two games in the race for the second wild-card spot in the American League.

Jhonny Peralta hit a three-run homer for the Tigers, who led 5-0 after the first inning. Doug Fister (7-8) allowed seven runs and eight hits in 3 2-3 innings.

Wei-Yin Chen (12-7) managed to last five innings despite the rocky start for Baltimore. Jim Johnson worked the ninth for his 37th save in 40 chances.

YANKEES 4, RED SOX 1

Ichiro Suzuki homered twice and Hiroki Kuroda pitched eight innings of four-hit ball to lead New York past Boston.

Derek Jeter had three hits and scored twice for the Yankees, who took two of three from Boston despite playing the entire series without slugger Mark Teixeira. The AL East leaders won for the ninth time in 12 games, ending a two-year streak of futility against Josh Beckett (5-11).

The right-hander was 5-0 in his previous seven starts against the Yankees since losing to them on Aug. 8, 2010. He kept his team in the game this time, but dropped to 0-4 in his past six outings overall. He is 1-7 in 13 starts since May 20 and has served up seven homers in his past three appearances covering 16 1-3 innings.

While Beckett has struggled when the Red Sox needed him, Kuroda (12-8) has provided a major boost to the Yankees with ace CC Sabathia and veteran Andy Pettitte on the disabled list. The 37-year-old right-hander, coming off a two-hit shutout against Texas, struck out four and walked none while reaching 100 pitches for the 11th straight start.

His only blemish was Adrian Gonzalez's homer in the seventh. Rafael Soriano worked a one-hit ninth for his 31st save in 33 tries.

ROYALS 5, WHITE SOX 2

Jeremy Guthrie flirted with a no-hitter, Salvador Perez drove in three runs and Kansas City completed a three-game series sweep of the AL Central leaders.

Paul Konerko reached on an infield single with two out in the seventh for Chicago's first hit. Shortstop Alcides Escobar fielded Konerko's grounder on the outfield grass and his one-hop throw was dropped by first baseman Eric Hosmer.

Official scorer Del Black ruled it a hit and the Kauffman Stadium crowd of 22,401 loudly booed when the "H'' was flashed on the scoreboard.

Guthrie allowed two unearned runs and three hits in 7 2-3 innings. Greg Holland (6-3) retired the final four batters to pick up the victory.

Perez hit a tiebreaking RBI single off Jesse Crain (2-2) in the eighth inning.

RANGERS 11, BLUE JAYS 2

Michael Young hit a three-run homer and a two-run double to power Texas to the victory.

David Murphy also connected and doubled twice and Geovany Soto had three hits as baseball's highest scoring offense passed 600 runs for the season. The AL West leaders top the majors with 606 runs scored.

Matt Harrison (14-7) pitched eight strong innings to match his career high for wins, set last season. The left-hander allowed two runs and two hits, struck out seven and walked one.

Held to four runs while splitting the first two games of the series, Texas pounded out 19 hits in the finale.

Henderson Alvarez (7-11) allowed career highs of eight runs and 12 hits in 4 1-3 innings and lost his fourth straight start.

MARINERS 5, TWINS 1

Michael Saunders hit a two-run homer, Blake Beavan pitched into the sixth inning and Seattle picked up its fifth straight victory.

The Mariners held a slim 2-1 lead before Saunders drove a 1-0 pitch from Jeff Gray over the wall in right in the seventh. Dustin Ackley, who led off with a double, was aboard for Saunders' career-best 11th homer.

Seattle completed a three-game series sweep and has won 12 of 13 at Safeco Field. Minnesota lost its fifth in a row.

Blake Beavan (8-7) allowed one run and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings for the Mariners. The right-hander improved to 5-1 with a 3.74 ERA in his last seven starts.

Samuel Deduno (4-1) issued six walks in six innings for Minnesota, but limited Seattle to two runs and five hits.

ATHLETICS 7, INDIANS 0

Jarrod Parker pitched eight sharp innings and Coco Crisp homered and drove in five runs to help Oakland finish off the three-game sweep.

Brandon Moss also homered and Cliff Pennington scored three times. The A's won their fourth in a row and moved 10 games over .500, matching their high mark of the season.

Shin-Soo Choo singled twice for the Indians, who have lost five straight on their nine-game road trip.

Parker (8-7), possibly pitching to keep his spot in the rotation following three consecutive losses, gave up six hits, struck out two and walked one.

Oakland scored in four consecutive innings against starter Justin Masterson (9-11).

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • DSC_0237web.jpg Hrdlicka, Teter pour ‘heart’ into Zebra soccer program

    For the past four years, Claremore High School seniors Katelin Teter and Nick Hrdlicka have represented the ‘heart and soul’ of the Lady Zebra and Zebra soccer programs.
    The soccer duo will join seven other seniors on Friday night for Homecoming against Collinsville at Lantow Field.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • DSC_0114web.jpg SOCCER: JV Lady Zebras edge Verdigris, 2-1

    Claremore sophomore forward Brylee Brasher may have felt a little out of position Monday night during the junior varsity game against Verdigris.
    Normally, starting in the goal for the Lady Zebras varsity team, Brasher came out of her comfort zone to start at forward for the Claremore JV.
    The position switch proved to be a great decision for head coach Robin Sutherland, as Brasher showed a tenacity on offense that led to Claremore’s 2-1 win over Verdigris.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Hart: Vols hoops job still 'extremely attractive'

    Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart believes the criticism former men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin encountered this season won't hinder the Volunteers' search for a successor.

    April 17, 2014

  • BIG 12 MBB: Kansas State gives Weber 1-year contract extension

    Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber has received a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 school year after leading the Wildcats to 47 wins in his first two seasons, the most victories by any coach in his first two years in school history.

    April 17, 2014

  • NCAA MEN'S BB: Manning completes Wake Forest coaching staff

    New Wake Forest basketball coach Danny Manning is bringing three members of his Tulsa coaching staff with him.

    April 17, 2014

  • NCAA MEN'S BB: Duke's Parker declares for NBA Draft

    Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft.
    Coach Mike Krzyzewski says in a statement Thursday it was ''an honor for us to have him in our program.'' In an essay posted on SI.com, Parker says the NBA offers him the best chance to develop both as a player and off the court.

    April 17, 2014

  • NBA: Blake Griffin's 16th technical triggers 1-game suspension

    Blake Griffin has picked up his 16th technical foul of the season, triggering a league-mandated one-game suspension.

    April 17, 2014

  • NBA CAPSULES: Wizards top Celtics, clinch playoff berth

    Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
    The Wizards will be facing Chicago in their first playoff appearance since 2008.

    April 17, 2014

  • Let the (real) games begin: It's NBA playoff time

    Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.
    It took the entire season to fill out those brackets.
    Overtime thrillers in Memphis and Charlotte, a go-ahead dunk in Oklahoma City to win a game and cap another scoring title for Kevin Durant, plus some good old-fashioned disinterest by Brooklyn ... all that, and more, on the final night of the season was needed before the eight conference-quarterfinal matchups in this season's NBA playoffs could be decided.

    April 17, 2014

  • Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback

    The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium.
    Though silent for decades, the former home of several Negro Leagues teams is getting another chance at bat as baseball's first National Historic Landmark.

    April 17, 2014