Torres takes Giants to 4-3 win over Phillies
May 10, 2013, 12:09 am TWN
SAN FRANCISCO -- Andres Torres lined a game-ending single to right field with two outs in the 10th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday to avoid a sweep.
Javier Lopez (1-0) pitched the 10th for the win after Sergio Romo blew his second save in 14 opportunities, failing to finish off Barry Zito's gem.
Buster Posey hit a pinch-hit single to start the 10th against Antonio Bastardo (1-1) and was sacrificed to second by Joaquin Arias. Posey advanced to third on a wild pitch before Torres came through with his fourth career game-ending hit.
The Giants earned their fifth walkoff victory.
Hunter Pence homered against his former club for the second time during the three-game series, but Romo wasn't his usual spot-on self in the ninth.
Pence sent a 2-2 pitch into the stands in left field leading off the second for his seventh homer. Marco Scutaro hit a go-ahead single in the fifth to score Gregor Blanco after he singled and stole second.
Padres 1, Marlins 0 Jason Marquis outpitched Ricky Nolasco, Yonder Alonso had a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and San Diego completed a three-game sweep of Miami.
Marquis (4-2) allowed five hits, walked one and struck out three in eight innings, his longest stint since last Aug. 11th when he had a 5-0 shutout at Pittsburgh.
Huston Street pitched the ninth to pick up his eighth save in eight chances.
The Padres have won four straight and 11 of their last 14.
Nolasco (2-4) gave up one run and four hits, with one walk and a season-high nine strikeouts in seven innings. He had won his four previous decisions at San Diego, where he dropped to 4-2 with a 2.11 ERA in his career.
Yankees 3, Rockies 2 Pinch-hitter Brennan Boesch hit a tiebreaking infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth off closer Rafael Betancourt and New York snapped a five-game skid at Coors Field.
Vernon Wells had a two-run homer in the first and scored the decisive run when third baseman Nolan Arenado couldn't throw out a hustling Boesch after a diving stop.
David Robertson (2-0) earned the win by working out of a jam in the eighth and Mariano Rivera pitched the ninth for his 12th save in 12 chances.
It's the first time New York has won in the Mile High City since June, 19, 2002.
Other games on Wednesday:
Cardinals 5, Cubs 4
Braves 7, Reds 2
Diamondbacks 3, Dodgers 2
Rangers 4, Brewers 1
Nationals 3 Tigers 1
White Sox 6, Mets 3
Mariners 2, Pirates 1