AL Recaps – Orioles Pitching Makes Adam Jones Home Run Stand Up

Adam Jones NewsAdam Jones slugged a two-run homer, his 22nd of the year, and Tommy Hunter and two relievers made those two runs stand up, as the Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 .

In a classic pitchers duel, Minnesota’s Francisco Liriano struck out 10 batters in six innings, allowed four hits and two runs.

The Twins outhit the Orioles 8-5 . Jim Johnson came on in the ninth-inning to record his 27th save of the season.  It was only the second victory for the Orioles since the All-Star break.

 Other American League Scores

Oakland 4 – Texas 3 –  Walkoff home run Are always cause for celebration, but for Brandon Hicks his first career homer will always be extra special. fixed it a long home run to center field to give the Oakland A’s a 4-2 over the Texas Rangers. Brendan Inge also homered for the A’s.

New York 6 – Toronto 0 – The New York Yankees completed a sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays in a rain shortened 6-0 victory at Yankee Stadium. Mark Teixeira hit his 15th home run of the season and Hiroki Kuroda pitched seven innings, which eventually turned out to be a complete game shutout.

Cleveland 10 – Tampa Bay 6 – The Cleveland Indians scored five runs in the seventh inning and overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-6. Carlos Santana‘s three-run homer keyed the rally. The Indians have won two out of three games against the Rays.

Boston 10 – Chicago 1 – the news that David Ortiz was going to the disabled list didn’t seem to affect the Red Sox offense tonight. Cody Ross hit two three-run homers, and Red Sox starter Felix Doubront earn his 10th victory, as the Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 10-1 . The Red Sox had 14 hits compared to the White Sox four.

Detroit 7 – Los Angeles 2 – the Detroit Tigers scored seven runs off Los Angeles Angels starter CJ Wilson and beat the Angels 7-2 .  Doug Fister gave up one earned run in eight innings and struck out a season-high 10 batters

Kansas City 8 – Seattle 7 – Billy Butler led off the ninth inning with a solo home run in the Kansas City Royals walked off in victory over the Seattle Mariners 8-7 .

 


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