Game roundup: Cubs C Baker earns win on mound
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The Cubs loaded the bases in the bottom of the 16th against Rockies left-hander Tyler Matzek (2-5) and finally ended a marathon game on a fly to right by shortstop Starlin Castro.
The game, which lasted 6 hours, 27 minutes, set club records for time for each team. The previous Cubs record was 6 hours, 10 minutes against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 17-18, 1982. The previous record for the Rockies was 6 hours, 16 minutes on April 17, 2008, against the San Diego Padres.
Baker (1-0) made the first pitching appearance of a pro career that began in 2002. He got the first batter to foul out. After issuing a walk, Baker induced a double-play grounder from Colorado shortstop Cristhian Adames, who was making his major league debut.
Orioles 7, Angels 6 (12 innings)
BALTIMORE -- Manny Machado led off the bottom of the 12th with a home run, giving Baltimore Orioles a victory over Los Angeles.
Machado lined a 1-2 pitch from Cory Rasmus (2-1) into the left field seats. The third baseman hit an RBI double earlier in the game.
Right-hander Ryan Webb (3-1) got the win after escaping a jam and retiring the Angels in the 12th. The Orioles improved to 12-3 in extra-inning games this season.
Phillies 6, Mets 0
NEW YORK -- Left-hander Cole Hamels concluded an impressive July by throwing eight shutout innings, and Chase Utley crushed a grand slam in the seventh inning as Philadelphia beat New York.
Hamels, who has been the subject of trade rumors leading up to Thursday's non-waivers trading deadline, allowed hits to six of the first 16 batters he faced before retiring the final 13.
Hamels allowed only two runners as far as second base and walked none while striking out eight. He improved to 4-1 with a 1.94 ERA in six starts this month.
Reds 3, Diamondbacks 0
CINCINNATI -- Mike Leake pitched seven shutout innings and Todd Frazier went 2-for-4 with an RBI, lifting Cincinnati over Arizona.
Leake (8-9) allowed only five hits with no walks and eight strikeouts. Arizona had a few scoring chances against Leake but couldn't cash in, going 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and stranding eight.
Didi Gregorius went 2-for-3 with a triple for the D-backs, who were shutout for the eighth time this season.
Rays 5, Brewers 1