Dodgers Keep Streaking...Another Walkoff for the D-Backs...7-RBI Night for Soriano 8/15/13
UNDATED -- The miracle summer for the Los Angeles Dodgers continues. The Dodgers ran their winning streak to eight by rallying for a 5-4 win over the New York Mets in 12 innings. That's the Dodgers' 40th win in their last 48 games, a surge that has them leading the National League West by seven and a-half games over Arizona.
Dodgers' rookie Yasiel Puig (yah-SEEL' pweeg) opened the rally with a double. Then Adrian Gonzalez ended it with an opposite field single down the third base line. The Dodgers rallied from an early 4-0 deficit.
Andre Ethier (EE'-thee-ur) tied it with a pinch-hit two-run homer in the ninth off Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins.
The Mets' Marlon Byrd came a triple short of the cycle. He hit his 18th home run, a three-run shot.
In other NL action:
- The Pittsburgh Pirates' lead in the NL Central is back up to three games over St. Louis after they beat the Cardinals 5-1 last night. Francisco Liriano (leer-ee-AH'-noh) tossed a four-hitter for his 13th victory. Pedro Alvarez and Garrett Jones homered for the Pirates, who snapped a season-worst four-game losing streak.
-- Atlanta doubled up Philadelphia 6-3. Chris Johnson drove in three runs. Jason Heyward homered for the Braves, who've won two straight and 17 of 19 to lead the majors with a .612 winning percentage.
-- Washington won its fifth in a row by holding off San Francisco 6-5 for Jordan Zimmermann's 14th victory. Anthony Rendon (rehn-DOHN') delivered a two-run double in the Nats' five-run fourth inning. Ian Desmond hit his 17th homer for the Nats. Denard (deh-NARD') Span saved the game with a diving catch in center field for the final out with two runners on base.
- Bronson Arroyo gave up just two hits over seven innings to lead Cincinnati to 5-0 win over the Cubs. Arroyo faced the minimum number of hitters through six innings on the way to improving to 11-9. He struck out seven and walked none. Todd Frazier supplied all the offense Cincinnati would need with a first inning homer. He drove in two runs.
- Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIT'-skee) and Corey Dickerson each drove in a pair of runs in Colorado's 4-2 win over San Diego.
Over in the AL:
- Miguel Cabrera hit a towering three-run homer to help Detroit end a three-game skid with a 6-4 win over the White Sox. Cabrera's third inning homer tied the score, then Omar Infante put the Tigers ahead for good with an RBI single in the three-run sixth inning. The AL Central-leading Tigers had lost four of five following a 12-game winning streak.
- The New York Yankees pounded the L.A. Angels 11-3. Alfonso Soriano homered twice for the second straight night and drove in a career-high seven runs. That gives him a staggering 13 RBIs in two games.
- Toronto outlasted Boston 4-3 in 10 innings. Brett Lawrie drove in the winning run with a line-drive single. David Ortiz and Mike Napoli (NAP'-oh-lee) homered for the Red Sox, who've lost four of six.
- Tampa Bay is three games back of Boston in the AL East because the Rays rallied with two in the ninth to nip Seattle 5-4. Recently acquired Jason Bourgeois (BOOJ'-wah) delivered the game-winning hit for the Rays.
- Michael Branley's sacrifice fly in the top of the 12th inning completed a comeback for Cleveland with a 9-8 win over Minnesota. The Indians trailed 7-3 heading into the eighth inning. Carlos Santana and Jason Giambi homered for the Indians, who won for just the third time in 10 games.
-- Houston edged Oakland 2-1 in 11 innings. Carlos Corporan hit an RBI double in the 11th inning for the tiebreaking run.
In interleague action:
- The Arizona Diamondbacks are making a habit out of walkoff victories. For the third straight game, the D-Backs scored in their final at-bat. Aaron Hill's single in the bottom of the 14th scored the winning run in Arizona's 5-4 win over Baltimore to complete a three-game interleague sweep of the Orioles.
-- Texas rallied with three runs in the seventh to beat Milwaukee 5-4. Elvis Andrus broke out of a slump with two hits and two RBIs. The AL West-leading Rangers had been 7-40 when trailing after six innings.
- Miami took advantage of a fielding error by third baseman Elliott Johnson in the seventh inning to score two runs and take the lead on the way to a 5-2 win over Kansas City.