Major League Baseball Roundup -- July 1
Published on July 2 2013 10:20 am
Last Updated on July 2 2013 10:20 am
Written by Millie Lange
Harper Returns As Nats Double Up Brew Crew
(Washington, DC) -- Bryce Harper returned from the disabled list and hit the second pitch he saw over the fence as the Nationals went on to a 10-5 victory over the Brewers in DC. It was the 13th homer of the year for Harper, who missed 31 games with knee bursitis. Jayson Werth went 2-for-5 with five RBI and Ryan Zimmerman added a pair of run-scoring singles. Jordan Zimmermann tossed six innings of four-run ball to improve to 12-3 for Washington while going 3-for-3 and scoring twice at the dish. The Nats have won three out of four. Rickie Weeks and Juan Francisco each poked solo homers for Milwaukee. Yovani Gallardo was tagged for eight runs in three-plus innings to fall to 6-8. The Crew saw its losing streak reach six games.
Reds Bash Giants In Rain-Shortened Game
(Cincinnati, OH) -- Todd Frazier bashed a two-run homer and drove in four to lead the Reds in an 8-1 win over the Giants from a soggy Great American Ballpark. The contest was called after six innings due to heavy rains. Derrick Robinson ripped a two-run double and Zack Cozart also drove in a pair for Cincinnati, which had lost seven out of nine. Bronson Arroyo pitched all six innings and allowed a run on two hits to improve to 7-6. Brandon Belt hit a solo homer for San Francisco. Michael Kickham allowed seven runs in 2 1/3 innings to suffer the loss. The Giants have dropped seven of their last eight.
Mets Edge D'backs In 13 Innings
(Flushing, NY) -- Andrew Brown hit a walk-off two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the 13th inning, as the Mets edged the Diamondbacks 5-4 in the opener of a four-game set at Citi Field. The Mets scored a run in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings to tie the game at three. Josh Satin had three hits including a game-tying RBI single in the ninth for the Mets, who have won four of their last six. David Aardsma picked up the win in relief. Cody Ross homered in the top of the 13th to give Arizona the lead. Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer in the first inning for the D'backs, who have lost four in-a-row and seven-of-eight overall. Josh Collmenter fell to 4-1 with the loss. J.J. Putz gave up a run in the ninth for his fifth blown save.
MLB Holds Moment Of Silence For AZ Firefighters
(New York, NY) -- Major League Baseball is paying tribute to the fallen firefighters in Arizona. Teams held a moment of silence before last night's games in memory of 19 firemen who lost their lives Sunday battling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona. The Diamondbacks are also planning to honor those lost by wearing a special uniform when they return home this weekend. The jerseys will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the families of the victims.
Dickey, Blue Jays Cruise Past Detroit
(Toronto, Ontario) -- R.A. Dickey threw seven strong innings to notch his second straight victory as the Blue Jays beat the Tigers 8-3 from Rogers Centre. The knuckleballer scattered six hits, gave up two runs and struck out four to improve to 8-8 on the season. Jose Reyes and Mark DeRosa both homered in the victory. Tigers rookie hurler Jose Alvarez gave up five runs in three innings to fall to 1-2. Omar Infante was 4-for-4 with a home run and Prince Fielder hit his 14th of the season for Detroit. The Blue Jays have won seven straight and 11 of their last 13 games at home. Detroit has dropped three in a row and six of its last seven to fall a half-game behind Cleveland in the AL Central.
Yankees Cruise Past Twins
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Robinson Cano went 3-for-4 with a pair of homers and three RBI to lead the Yankees in a 10-4 beating of the Twins at Target Field. Zoilo Almonte finished 3-for-5 with two RBI for New York, which snapped a streak of 47 straight games without scoring in double-digits. Andy Pettitte allowed four runs over five innings in the start while Joba Chamberlain recorded the win in relief. Pettitte struck out two to pass Whitey Ford as the team's all-time strikeout leader. The Yanks snapped a five-game losing streak. Chris Parmelee hit a solo homer and Ryan Doumit drove in two for Minnesota in defeat. Jared Burton took the loss out of the bullpen for the Twins, who have dropped three out of four and seven of their last ten.
Rays Rough Up Astros
(Houston, TX) -- Ryan Roberts homered twice to back seven shutout innings from Matt Moore, as the Rays roughed up the Astros 12-0 in the opener of a four-game series at Minute Maid Park. Moore struck out nine over seven innings of two-hit ball as he improved his record to 11-3. Sean Rodriguez went 4-for-6 with three RBI, while Sam Fuld had three hits, two RBI and a run scored for Tampa, which has won three in-a-row and six of its last eight. Dallas Keuchel allowed five runs in 4 2/3 frames as he slipped to 4-5 with the loss. The Astros have dropped four straight and six-of-seven overall.
Marlins Blank Padres
(Miami, FLA) -- Jason Marquis matched rookie phenom Jose Fernandez pitch-for-pitch for five innings before finally succumbing to the Marlins' red-hot lineup. A four-run sixth spoiled an otherwise solid performance from the veteran in San Diego's 4-0 loss to Miami Monday night in front of 14,669 fans at Marlins Park. All four runs Marquis surrendered were unearned. They marked the only blemishes on his 6 1/3 strong innings, which netted Marquis his fifth quality start in his past six outings. Marquis didn't allow a hit until Adeiny Hechavarria led off the fifth with a single.
Monday, July 1 Scoreboard
Washington Nationals 10, Milwaukee Brewers 5
Miami Marlins 4, San Diego Padres 0
Cincinnati Reds 8, San Francisco Giants 1 (F/6 inn)
New York Mets 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (13 inn)
Toronto Blue Jays 8, Detroit Tigers 3
New York Yankees 10, Minnesota Twins 4
Tampa Bay Rays 12, Houston Astros 0
No Games Scheduled
Tuesday, July 2 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:05 p.m. - Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh Pirates
6:05 p.m. - Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals
6:10 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds
6:10 p.m. - Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves
6:10 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets
7:40 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies
6:07 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays
7:05 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers
7:10 p.m. - Baltimore Orioles at Chicago White Sox
7:10 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals
7:10 p.m. - New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins
7:10 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros
6:10 p.m. - San Diego Padres at Boston Red Sox
9:05 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at Oakland Athletics
9:05 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Angels