Yankees error sees White Sox rally to 4-3 win
AP June 30, 2012, 12:15 am TWN
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO -- Chicago's Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning after a throwing error, lifting the White Sox to a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees in Thursday's clash of American League divisional leaders.
New York pitcher Clay Rapada's wild toss to second base on a potential double-play ball set up the White Sox. With closer Rafael Soriano not available after pitching the past two games, the Yankees had their five-game winning streak ended.
New York came close to responding in the bottom of the ninth, but Derek Jeter's long hit — with a man on base `— was caught by right fielder Alex Rios with his back against the wall for the final out.
Chicago's Hector Santiago (2-1) took the win, while Viciedo's homer came off David Robertson (0-2).
Rangers 7, Athletics 6 At Arlington, Texas, leadoff man Ian Kinsler got four hits, scored three runs and stole two bases, sending Texas past Oakland for its 11th win in 13 games.
Texas' Scott Feldman (2-6) won despite allowing nine hits in five innings. Joe Nathan earned his 18th save.
Oakland's Tyson Ross (2-8) was tagged for five runs in four innings.
Indians 7, Orioles 2 At Baltimore, Johnny Damon and Asdrubal Cabrera hit three-run homers and Choo Shin-soo had a solo shot as Cleveland beat Baltimore to end a five-game losing skid.
Recalled from the minors before the game, Indians rookie Zach McAllister (2-1) allowed two runs over 5-2/3 innings, striking out six and walking one in his fifth career start.
Orioles rookie Chen Wei-yin (7-4) gave up six runs in 6-1/3 innings.
Giants 5, Reds 0 San Francisco recorded a fourth straight shutout for the first time in Giants history, beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Thursday and going clear atop the National League West standings for the first time this season.
Madison Bumgarner (10-4) pitched a one-hitter, allowing only a single leading off the sixth inning. He struck out eight in winning his fifth straight decision.
The Giants became the 17th team to have four or more consecutive shutouts since 1918. The Baltimore Orioles did it most recently, with five straight in 1995.
Reds starter Johnny Cueto (9-4) had his four-game winning streak halted.
Mets 3, Dodgers 2 At Los Angeles, David Wright hit a solo homer and RBI double as New York sent Los Angeles to its fifth straight loss.
The Dodgers ended their 33-inning scoreless drought in the fourth, but couldn't break through against the Mets' bullpen and dropped from the top of the NL West.
Mets starter Chris Young (2-1) allowed two runs in 6-1/3 innings, striking out six and walking none. Bobby Parnell, getting his first save opportunity since closer Frank Francisco was injured, pitched a perfect ninth inning for his first save of the year.
L.A. starter Chris Capuano (9-3) gave up three runs in seven innings.
Other games on Thursday:
Diamondbacks 3, Braves 2 Pirates 5, Phillies 4
Rockies 11, Nationals 10, 11 Innings
Padres 7, Astros 3
Tigers 5, Rays 2
Mariners 1, Red Sox 0
Angels 9, Blue Jays 7
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