MLB game capsules for April 15

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Final Score: Texas 5, New York 3

Bronx, NY - The New York Yankees set a team record they'd like to forget, hitting into six double plays Friday night in a 5-3 loss to the Rangers. Matt Harrison (3-0) was the beneficiary of the solid defense, as the Texas lefty allowed seven hits, including a solo homer to Curtis Granderson, over eight innings. Ivan Nova (1-1) gave up four hits, five walks and five runs over 4 1/3 innings for the Yankees, who had won their previous two games.

Final Score: Cleveland 8, Baltimore 2

Cleveland, OH - Asdrubal Cabrera hit a pair of two-run singles, as the Cleveland Indians pounded the Baltimore Orioles, 8-2, to start a three-game set at Progressive Field. Travis Hafner belted a solo home run and knocked in two for the Indians who, snapped a two-game losing streak. Justin Masterson (3-0) was masterful in a seven-inning outing, as he gave up one run on four hits while striking out three. Luke Scott and Mark Reynolds each had an RBI for the Orioles, who dropped five straight after starting the season hot with a 6-1 record. Zach Britton (2-1) was tagged for five runs on eight hits in six innings to get his first career loss.

Final Score: Toronto 7, Boston 6

Boston, MA - Aaron Hill went 3-for-4 and drove in the final run in Toronto's four-run seventh inning, proving to be the difference as the Blue Jays kept the Red Sox in a rut with a 7-6 victory. The loss dropped Boston to 2-10, matching the worst start in club history. Corey Patterson hit a two-run triple for Toronto, which snapped a four-game losing streak with an 8-3 win at Seattle on Wednesday. Brett Cecil (1-1) was credited with the win after allowing three runs on two hits and four walks in his six-inning start. Bobby Jenks (0-1) gave up four runs in the seventh while recording just one out behind starter Clay Buchholz, who also struggled on the hill and failed to get through the sixth. Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis each homered for Boston.

Final Score: Tampa Bay 5, Minnesota 2

St. Petersburg, FL - Kelly Shoppach belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh while Johnny Damon hit a two-RBI single in the sixth, as the Tampa Bay Rays topped the Minnesota Twins, 5-2, in the second installment of a four-game set Sam Fuld went 3-for-4 with a double and run scored for the Rays, who have won four straight. Wade Davis (1-2) pitched seven innings to get the win. He allowed one run on four hits while yielding two walks. Nick Blackburn (1-2) took the loss for surrendering all five runs on 10 hits in six-plus innings, striking out six. Danny Valencia hit an RBI double in the fifth inning and Jason Kubel scored on a fielder's choice in the ninth. Minnesota has now dropped five of six.

Final Score: Kansas City 6, Seattle 5

Kansas City, MO - Jeff Francoeur roped a two-run homer in the third inning, and the Royals worked out of a ninth inning jam, topping the Mariners, 6-5, in the second of a four-game set. Francoeur finished 3-for-4 with three RBI and scored two runs, and Matt Treanor added a solo homer in the fourth for Kansas City, which has won five of six. Luke Hochevar (2-1) got the win for allowing one run on one hit in seven innings, while striking out four. Erik Bedard (0-3) took the loss for Seattle, allowing five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits with six strikeouts, in 4 2/3 innings. Ichiro Suzuki finished 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in the loss, Seattle's third straight.

Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 4, Chicago 3

Chicago, IL - Macier Izturis drove in two runs as part of a four-run fourth inning, and that's all the Angels needed to beat the White Sox, 4-3, to start a three-game set. Jered Weaver (4-0) continued his hot start with seven solid innings. He gave up three runs -- two earned -- on four hits and struck out four. Izturis and Alberto Callaspo each had three hits for the Angles, who have won three straight games. Adam Dunn had a two-run homer for Chicago, which has fallen to 4-4 during a 10- game homestand. White Sox starting pitcher Philip Humber (1-1) got the loss, allowing four runs -- two earned -- on six hits in five innings.

Final Score: Detroit 8, Oakland 4 (10 innings)

Oakland, CA - Miguel Cabrera sent the game to extra innings with a homer in the ninth, and the Tigers scored seven runs in the 10th to get by the Oakland Athletics, 8-4. Brennan Boesch finished with three hits and highlighted the extra frame with a two-run double for Detroit's fourth straight win. Brayan Villarreal (1-0) got the final two outs of the ninth to earn his first major league victory. Brian Fuentes (0-2), Oakland's closer with Andrew Bailey on the disabled list, surrendered Cabrera's homer and five more runs -- two earned -- in the tenth to take the loss.

Final Score: Washington 4, Milwaukee 3 (10 innings)

Washington, DC - Jayson Werth scampered home with the winning run on an infield bouncer hit by Adam LaRoche in the 10th inning, boosting Washington to a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Wilson Ramos went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored for Washington to up his batting average to .480. The Nationals, who had just five hits, snapped a two-game skid. Rickie Weeks went 3-for-5 with two RBI for the Brewers, who had a four-game winning streak snapped.

Final Score: Florida 4, Philadelphia 3

Philadelphia, PA - Former Phillie Greg Dobbs delivered a pinch-hit, two-run single in the seventh inning, as the Florida Marlins downed Philadelphia, 4-3, in the opener of a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park. Logan Morrison belted a solo home run and Omar Infante added an RBI double for the Marlins, who improved to 5-2 on their nine-game road trip. Florida starter Javier Vazquez gave up three runs on five hits and walked four in five innings. Edward Mujica (2-1) tossed one frame to pick up the win. Raul Ibanez drove in two runs for Philadelphia, which returned home after a 4-2 road swing. Phillies starter Roy Oswalt allowed two runs on four hits and struck out six before exiting in the top of the seventh inning with a lower back strain.

Final Score: Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 1

Cincinnati, OH - Charlie Morton went the distance, while Garrett Jones and Neil Walker each homered in Pittsburgh's 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Morton (2-0) was one out away from his second career shutout, but yielded a home run to Jay Bruce. Nevertheless, the right-hander matched his win total from 2010 by allowing just five hits and two walks while fanning three. Jose Tabata had four hits, while Chris Snyder went 3-for-5 with two runs driven in for the Pirates, who knocked around Cincinnati pitching for 14 hits. Bronson Arroyo (2-1) was pulled after four innings, having surrendered five runs on nine hits for the Reds, who were coming off a 3-2 loss in their series-finale at San Diego.

Final Score: San Diego 4, Houston 2

Houston, TX - Ryan Ludwick hit the tie-breaking two-run single in the seventh inning, helping the Padres defeat the Astros 4-2 to split the first two of a four-game series. Aaron Harang (3-0) allowed one run on three hits and one walk while fanning eight in six innings for the Padres. Michael Bourn went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base for Houston. J.A. Happ (1-2) gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks. He also struck out three in a losing effort.

Final Score: Colorado 5, Chicago 0

Denver, CO - Jhoulys Chacin threw 114 pitches to record his first major league complete game, a six-hit shutout, as the Rockies topped the Chicago Cubs, 5-0, to win their seventh in a row. Chacin (3-0) allowed six hits with seven strikeouts and yielded two walks. Colorado's offense gave him support early, plating four runs on a Chris Iannetta triple in the second, in which Iannetta scored thanks to a Cubs throwing error. Matt Garza (0-2) took the loss for allowing five runs on seven hits while striking out five. Aramis Ramirez finished 3-for-4 with a double in the loss, Chicago's fourth in six games.

Final Score: San Francisco 5, Arizona 2

Phoenix, AZ - Pablo Sandoval clubbed a three-run homer in the opening inning and Matt Cain pitched into the seventh in San Francisco's 5-2 win over Arizona. Cain (2-0) allowed just four hits and was charged with one run over six-plus frames. The right-hander walked two and had three strikeouts in the opener of the three-game series, helping the Giants win for the sixth time in eight contests. Another game, another case of no run support for Daniel Hudson. The 24-year- old righty gave up six hits and five runs -- four earned -- over six innings. Hudson (0-3), who tied a career-high with 10 strikeouts, had received just one run offensively in each of his first two starts. Hudson, got no runs Friday while he was in the game. Willie Bloomquist knocked in both runs for the Diamondbacks, who lost for the second straight time.

Final Score: St. Louis 11, Los Angeles 2

Los Angeles, CA - Albert Pujols and Lance Berkman each belted a pair of home runs as part of a 19-hit attack, and the Cardinals pounded the Los Angeles Dodgers, 11-2, to continue a four-game series. It was a night where the number 1,000 signified the success of the Cardinals. They secured their 1,000th win against the Dodgers, but lead the all-time series by only three games. Also, Kyle Lohse (2-1) reached the 1,000-strikeout mark in his career. The right-hander allowed six hits and two runs, while fanning six batters. Colby Rasmus had three doubles and scored twice for St. Louis, which won for the fifth time in six games and the Cardinals have been scoring runs in bunches. They have 57 over their last six contests. Yadier Molina and David Freese joined the hit parade with four and three, respectively. St. Louis has 35 hits over the first two games of this series. This was their fifth straight game with at least 14 hits. Jon Garland (0-1) lost in his 2011 debut, giving up nine hits and five runs over four-plus innings. Garland was signed in the offseason to bolster an already promising rotation, but suffered an oblique injury during spring training and was placed on the disabled list.

New York at Atlanta, postponed

Atlanta, GA - Friday's series opener between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves at Turner Field has been postponed due to rain. The opener of the three-game series will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday with the first game taking place at 4:10 p.m. (et) and the second starting 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first. It's the second time this week the Mets had a game postponed, as Tuesday's meeting with the Rockies was pushed back to Thursday for a doubleheader. New York lost both games to extend its losing streak to five. New York's D.J. Carrasco was scheduled to pitch opposite Derek Lowe on Friday.


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