Tampa Bay Rays beat Boston Red Sox to go top in American League East
Tampa Bay leapfrogged Boston to reclaim beginning during the American League East division, as David Price squeeze in a commanding pitching performance to influence the Rays towards a 2-1 attract the Red Sox on Monday.
Tampa Bay moved equal the top of American League overall along with Oakland, which beat Toronto to remain six games clear in the West.
In the day’s key National League games, Pittsburgh beat St. Louis to close the gap in the Central division only to half a casino game, while Atlanta edged Colorado in 10 innings to stretch its advantage within the East to nine games.
Tampa Bay’s Price (6-5) was dominant, allowing just two hits until a downpour part way through the eighth inning. He stayed amongst players as soon as the 39 minute break, but retired just another batter before departing.
Rays closer Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his 26th save. He lost a single, a walk then the wild pitch before striking out Mike Napoli that has a full-count changeup to terminate the sport.
Pittsburgh’s Francisco Liriano allowed one go over seven dominant innings to influence the Pirates to your 9-2 make an impression on St. Louis.
Liriano (11-4) struck out eight and walked just two to win his fifth straight start. The Pirates kicked off the crucial element series at PNC Park by sending the Cardinals for their fourth straight loss, scoring just four runs in the skid.
Pittsburgh’s Pedro Alvarez hit his NL-leading 27th great hit of this year.
Atlanta’s Andrelton Simmons drove in Dan Uggla from first base which has a triple inside 10th inning, giving the Braves a 9-8 stand out Colorado. After Uggla led served by a walk, Simmons hit Edgmer Escalona’s pitch into the gap in left-center field.
Atlanta’s Scott Downs (1-0) earned the win after being acquired within a do business with the Los Angeles Angels earlier from the day and reaching Turner Field shortly until the first pitch. He allowed one hit in 1 1-3 innings.
Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes homered and hit a two-run triple to support the Athletics down Toronto 9-4. Josh Reddick added a two-run double with three RBIs, with a sacrifice fly in Oakland’s four-run first inning. Cespedes led from the eighth regarding his 16th home run, snapping a career-worst 25-game homerless streak with the Home Run Derby champion.
San Diego’s Chris Denorfia hit a two-run, pinch-hit homer off Aroldis Chapman towards the end of your ninth inning to own Padres a 2-1 stand out Cincinnati.
Texas’ Geovany Soto hit a game-ending homer from a.J. Pierzynski went deep to tie the game earlier in the ninth, giving the Rangers a 4-3 comeback stand out the Los Angeles Angels in addition to their first victory in five games.
Cleveland pinch-hitter Jason Giambi homered leading off the ninth inning to own Indians their fifth straight victory, 3-2 on the Chicago White Sox.
Milwaukee’s Carlos Gomez broke a scoreless tie in the ninth inning with the RBI single and also the Brewers proceeded to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-0.
New York’s Ike Davis has a go-ahead RBI double in a three-run seventh inning which lifted the Mets with a 6-5 conquer Miami.