Game roundup: Tigers' Porcello blanks A's
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EditorsNote: update3; late games will be added Game roundup: Tigers' Porcello blanks A's
J.D. Martinez clubbed a two-run home run to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the visiting Oakland Athletics.
Porcello blanked the Texas Rangers on three hits in his previous start for his first career shutout and turned in only the third complete game of his career Tuesday, throwing just 95 pitches. The right-hander did not walk a batter nor did he strike one out. Porcello became the first Detroit pitcher to throw consecutive shutouts since right-hander Jack Morris in 1986.
Martinez, subbing for injured designated hitter Victor Martinez a second straight night, hit a first-pitch changeup from lefty Brad Mills (1-1) into the left field seats one out after second baseman Ian Kinsler led off the sixth with a single. It was Martinez's 10th home run of the season.
Angels 8-7, White Sox 4-5
Even though Angels starter Jered Weaver (9-6) allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings against a team he usually dominates, he still earned a win as Los Angeles completed a doubleheader sweep at Chicago.
Kole Calhoun (2-for-4) and Howie Kendrick (2-for-3) each scored twice and drove in two runs for Los Angeles in the nightcap. Calhoun hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning.
In the opener, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning to turn a 3-0 deficit into a 4-3 lead -- Trout's just clearing the fence in left field for a three-run shot.
Angels right-hander Garrett Richards (9-2) allowed the 26th homer of the season by Chicago rookie first baseman Jose Abreu in the first inning, but he gave up only one other hit in his eight-inning outing.
Rays 2, Yankees 1
David Price struck out nine in seven innings, and Tampa Bay extended its winning streak to four games with a victory over New York in the Bronx.
Price (7-7) held the Yankees to one run on four hits and three walks while winning for the third time in four starts. He nearly joined Nolan Ryan (six times), Randy Johnson (five times) and Pedro Martinez (three times) as the only pitchers with six consecutive double-digit strikeout games.
Rays first baseman James Loney hit the go-ahead home run off New York right-hander Hiroki Kuroda (5-6) to open the sixth inning.
Braves 5, Mets 4
Four Atlanta relievers combined to retire 15 of the game's final 16 hitters, helping the Braves top New York for their sixth straight victory.
Rookie Shae Simmons (1-0) picked up his first major league win by retiring all five batters he faced.
Andrelton Simmons' two-run single in the fourth inning gave Atlanta a 5-2 lead. Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy homered for the Mets.
Orioles 8, Rangers 3