Reds go over Phillies 4-2 to break skid
April 17, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
AP--Brandon Phillips hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning as hosts the Cincinnati Reds downed the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 to snap a five-game losing streak.
The Reds, who were held to two runs and five hits by Phillies starter Cliff Lee through seven innings, jumped all over Jeremy Horst (0-1) in the eighth.
Bronson Arroyo (2-1) earned the win despite allowing Chase Utley's pinch-hit, two-run homer in the eighth that knotted the game at two.
Red Sox 3, Rays 2 Mike Napoli doubled off the left-field wall to score Dustin Pedroia from first base in the bottom of the ninth inning as Boston completed a three-game sweep of visiting Tampa Bay.
Pedroia walked with one out to set up Napoli's hit off reliever Joel Peralta (0-1), which made Andrew Bailey (1-0) a winner after he had blown the save in the top of the ninth.
Boston starter Ryan Dempster pitched seven strong innings, allowing two hits and one run.
Evan Longoria homered for the Rays, who lost for the sixth time in seven games.
Nationals 10, Marlins 3 Ryan Zimmerman homered and had four RBIs and Washington racked up 16 hits while routing hosts Miami to snap a three-game losing streak.
Ian Desmond had four hits, Tyler Moore recorded three RBIs and Jordan Zimmermann pitched well for the third straight outing for the Nationals. The Marlins drop to 2-11 overall and 1-6 at home.
Zimmermann (3-0) struck out six and allowed three runs, six hits and one walk while pitching his second career complete game.
Twins 8, Angels 2 Joe Mauer had four hits and three RBIs to lead hosts Minnesota in the opener of the three-game series on another chilly night at Target Field.
Trevor Plouffe doubled and homered for the Twins, Pedro Florimon had two hits and two RBIs and Kevin Correia (1-1) worked seven innings, allowing two runs and scattering eight hits.