Carp's bloop earns tiebreaking run as Red Sox defeat Orioles
APBOSTON -- Pinch hitter Mike Carp's bloop single to left in the eighth dropped just beyond the glove of Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado, scoring Jarrod Saltalamacchia from second with the tiebreaking run and lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 win over the Orioles on Wednesday night.
August 30, 2013, 12:00 am TWN
Shane Victorino drove in a run for Boston with an RBI single after collecting a career-best seven RBIs and hitting two homers in a 13-2 win on Tuesday night.
Craig Breslow (4-2) got two outs to earn the win and Koji Uehara got his 14th save with a perfect ninth for the AL East-leading Red Sox, who won their fourth straight.
Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 47th homer and added an RBI double for Baltimore, which lost for the sixth time in its last eight games.
Saltalamacchia hit a two-out double high off the left-field wall against Tommy Hunter (3-3) and Stephen Drew was walked intentionally before Carp's bloop fell just past the glove off Machado in short left field.
Rangers 12, Mariners 4 Leonys Martin homered and drove in a career-high four runs and Texas roughed up Felix Hernandez in a win over Seattle.
The AL West-leading Rangers tagged Hernandez (12-8) for nine runs and 11 hits in three-plus innings. The former AL Cy Young winner's ERA climbed from 2.63 to 2.97.
Martin Perez (8-3) limited the Mariners to two runs and five hits in six innings. The rookie won his fifth straight decision.
Adrian Beltre, who hit his 28th homer, and Elvis Andrus each got three of the Rangers' 17 hits. Mitch Moreland also homered as every Texas starter got a hit except for Alex Rios.
Athletics 14, Tigers 4 Brandon Moss homered twice and drove in six runs to lead Oakland over Detroit.
Moss has three home runs in his past two games for the A's, who had a season-high 21 hits and have won the first three games of the four-game series by a combined score of 28-13.
Josh Donaldson had three hits and drove in two runs, and Eric Sogard had two RBIs for Oakland.
Torii Hunter homered for the AL Central-leading Tigers.
Oakland starter Daniel Straily (7-7) got his first win since July 9. He allowed a run and eight hits over six innings, walking two and striking out four.
Doug Fister (11-7) gave up seven runs and 13 hits in five innings for the Tigers.
Blue Jays 7, Yankees 2 Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run home run, rookie Todd Redmond snapped a seven-start winless streak and Toronto beat New York.
The Blue Jays took two out of three from the Yankees after losing 12 of their first 13 meetings this season. They're 3-3 against New York at home and 0-10 on the road.
Redmond (2-2) left to a standing ovation after striking out Alfonso Soriano and Alex Rodriguez to begin the sixth inning. He allowed two runs and three hits, walked four and struck out seven for his first victory since beating Minnesota on July 7.
New York's Hiroki Kuroda (11-10) gave up seven runs for the second straight outing.
Other games on Wednesday:
Rays 4, Angels 1
Royals 8, Twins 1
White Sox 6, Astros 1