Yanks beat Nationals for 8 straight wins
AP June 18, 2012, 12:12 am TWN
WASHINGTON -- Mark Teixeira hit a two-run double in the 14th inning Saturday and the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 5-3 for their eighth consecutive victory.
Teixeira's drive to the right-field corner off Brad Lidge (0-1) brought home Jayson Nix and Derek Jeter in the longest game by innings for either team this season.
Freddy Garcia (1-2) pitched two innings to get the win. Rafael Soriano finished for his 12th save, but only after allowing consecutive one-out singles to Jesus Flores and Steve Lombardozzi. The game ended when Soriano got Bryce Harper to ground out, ending an 0-for-7 day for the Nationals' teen sensation that included five strikeouts.
Ian Desmond hit a solo homer for Washington.
Cardinals 10, Royals 7 At St. Louis, Matt Holliday homered and drove in five runs to power St. Louis to the victory.
Yadier Molina also went deep and finished with four RBIs as the Cardinals won for the third time in four games. Mitchell Boggs (1-1) pitched 1-1/3 scoreless innings for the win and Jason Motte recorded his 14th save in 17 chances.
Holliday also doubled twice and singled. Molina hit a tiebreaking two-run single off Greg Holland in the seventh inning.
Kansas City had won four straight. Tim Collins (4-1) was charged with the loss.
Blue Jays 6, Phillies 5, 10 innings At Toronto, Rajai Davis drove home the winning run with a two-out drive in the 10th inning that bounced over the wall and Toronto extended Cliff Lee's winless streak to 11 starts.
Yunel Escobar connected for a solo homer among his three hits and also scored the winning run. Francisco Cordero (2-4) pitched one inning for the victory.
After Toronto scored three times in the eighth to make it 5-all, Escobar drew a leadoff walk in the 10th from Joe Savery (0-2). Escobar moved up on a balk, advanced to third on Mike McCoy's groundout and scored when Davis hit a drive that hopped over the left-center field wall.
John Mayberry Jr. hit a three-run homer for the Phillies, who have dropped 11 of 14. Lee allowed five runs and 12 hits in seven-plus innings.
Brewers 6, Twins 2 At Minneapolis, Ryan Braun hit two home runs and Michael Fiers pitched seven strong innings for Milwaukee.
Braun added a double and a walk to back Fiers (2-2), who gave up one run and four hits. Aramis Ramirez and Cody Ransom also homered for the Brewers, who have taken the first two games in this interleague series.
Liam Hendriks (0-3) gave up five runs — two earned — and eight hits in five innings. Trevor Plouffe went 0 for 1 with three walks, ending his streak of four straight games with a homer as the Twins lost their fourth straight.
Tigers 4, Rockies 1 At Detroit, Doug Fister pitched six shutout innings in his return from the disabled list and Miguel Cabrera homered to lead Detroit to the win.
Fister (1-3) had been out since aggravating a ribcage strain on May 28. He missed a month after sustaining the original injury in his first start of the season.
Fister allowed three hits and struck out six, sending the Rockies to their ninth loss in 10 games.
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