Reimold's double pushes Blue Jays past Tigers to win 3-2
August 11, 2014, 12:01 am TWN
TORONTO -- Nolan Reimold hit a game-winning double in the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied past the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Saturday, spoiling Max Scherzer's bid to become the first 14-game winner in the American League.
Danny Valencia singled off Joba Chamberlain to begin the 10th and Reimold followed with a double to the wall in left-center as Valencia scored without a play.
Scherzer allowed one run and four hits in eight innings. He walked none and struck out 11, two shy of his season high.
Chamberlain (1-5) came on to start the 10th after Joakim Soria, who finished the ninth, appeared to suffer a back injury while warming up before the inning.
Aaron Loup (4-3) worked one inning for the victory.
Toronto trailed 2-1 through eight innings but Jose Reyes singled off Tigers closer Joe Nathan to begin the ninth, then stole second before advancing to third on Melky Cabrera's fly ball to right. Jose Bautista was intentionally walked to bring up Dioner Navarro, who grounded a tying single past a diving Miguel Cabrera at first base.
Detroit took a 2-0 lead in the sixth on a two-out double by Victor Martinez, but Toronto cut the deficit to one in the bottom half on a two-out double by Cabera.
Blue Jays rookie right-hander Marcus Stroman rallied after allowing a season-high five runs in a loss at Houston last week. Stroman allowed two runs and four hits in a career-high nine innings. He walked three and struck out four.
Corey Kluber pitched four-hit ball for a superb six innings and Jose Ramirez hit his first career homer as the Cleveland Indians ended a four-game skid with a 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees.
Michael Brantley also homered and had three hits for Cleveland, which won at Yankee Stadium for the first time in eight games. Ramirez hit a two-run drive in the second inning and had three hits.
Derek Jeter had an infield single in the sixth inning to pass Honus Wagner for sixth on the career list with No. 3,431.
Caleb Joseph homered in his fifth consecutive game, Nelson Cruz hit his 30th and Delmon Young also went deep as the AL East leading Batlimore Orioles beat John Lackey and the St. Louis Cardinals 10-3.
All three home runs came with a man on against Lackey (1-1), making his second start since coming from Boston in a July 31 trade. The right-hander gave up nine runs and 13 hits in five-plus innings.
At Milwaukee, Mike Fiers held the Los Angeles Dodgers to three hits in his first big league start in more than a year, and Khris Davis and Carlos Gomez homered to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-1 win.
Fiers (1-1) struck out five in eight strong innings, as the Dodgers mustered only a solo homer by Adrian Gonzalez into the second deck in right field.
Fiers won the duel with former Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke (12-8), who gave up Gomez's homer off the left-field foul pole that made it 3-1 leading off the sixth.
Elsewhere, Jon Singleton drove in three runs, and the Houston Astros handled Yu Darvish again in an 8-3 win over the Texas Rangers to stretch the streak against their in-state rival to seven victories in a row.
Also Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays shut-out the Chicago Cubs 4-0, the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-0, the San Diego Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 and the Miami Marlins had a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Former New York Yankee player Paul O'Neill and his wife Nevalee unveil a plaque that will be displayed in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park as O'Neill is honored in a pre-game ceremony before a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians in New York, Saturday, Aug. 9. (AP)