LA Angels edge Detroit Tigers 4-3 in 13-inning slog
April 23, 2013, 12:11 am TWN
ANAHEIM, California--Mark Trumbo homered leading off the bottom of the 13th inning and Albert Pujols doubled home two runs, lifting the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 victory over Detroit on Sunday for their second straight series sweep of the Tigers.
Detroit lefty Phil Coke (0-2) intentionally walked Pujols with two outs and the bases empty in the 12th before striking out Josh Hamilton on three pitches. But Trumbo drove a 3-1 pitch into the top part of the double-decker bullpen in left field for his second homer of the season.
Jerome Williams (1-0) got the victory with three innings of two-hit relief.
Mets 2, Nationals 0 John Buck hit his seventh home run of the season and Dillon Gee earned his first win as the Mets beat the Nationals to take two of three games from the NL East champions.
Coming off a pair of poor starts, Gee (1-3) pitched three-hit ball for 5 2-3 innings and New York finally got a strong effort from its struggling bullpen, which entered with the highest ERA in the majors at 5.47. Buck hit a drive into the second deck at Citi Field and Mike Baxter added a sacrifice fly as New York ran up Jordan Zimmermann's pitch count in dealing the right-hander his first loss of the year.
Zimmermann (3-1) threw 96 pitches in five innings. He allowed two hits and three walks.
Reds 10, Marlins 6 Brandon Phillips drove in the go-ahead run for the second straight day, while Joey Votto homered and had three hits as the Reds beat the Marlins for their sixth win in seven games.
Todd Frazier hit a three-run double in an eight-run seventh inning for the Reds, who won three of four from the Marlins and improved to a major league-best 10-3 at home.
With the score 2-2, Shin-Soo Choo drew Cincinnati's fifth walk off Alex Sanabia (2-2), who also hit Chin with a pair of pitches. Singles by Xavier Paul and Votto loaded the bases, and Phillips had an RBI single against Jon Rauch, and Paul scored when right fielder Giancarlo Stanton bobbled the ball for an error.
Logan Ondrusek (1-0) struck out the side in the seventh to win in relief of Homer Bailey, who allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings with eight strikeouts and three walks.
Other games on Sunday:
Rangers 11, Mariners 3
Indians 5, Astros 4
Twins 5, White Sox 3
Rays 8, Athletics 1
Blue Jays 8, Yankees 4
Dodgers 7, Orioles 4
Pirates 4, Braves 2
Brewers 4, Cubs 2
Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 4
Phillies 7, Cardinals 3
Royals 4, Red Sox 2, First Game,
Royals 5, Red Sox 4, 10 Innings, Second Game