LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Dan Haren pitched into the seventh inning and hit a tiebreaking three-run double, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
Dee Gordon hit a rare home run for the Dodgers, who are 10-3 against the Diamondbacks and 27-30 against everyone else. With six games left between the NL West rivals, this is the earliest the Dodgers have ever clinched a season series with Arizona. They began the year by sweeping a two-game set in Australia.
|Texas Rangers outfielder Choo Shin-soo scores a run in the sixth inning on Saturday. The Korean went 1 for 3 with a walk. (AFP-Yonhap)|
Haren (7-4) allowed three runs and eight hits, including a one-out single in the seventh by pinch-hitter Jordan Pacheco that chased the former Diamondbacks right-hander. Haren, coming off a 6-2 victory last Monday at Cincinnati, has won back-to-back starts first the first time since beating Arizona by identical 8-6 scores in a span of seven days in April.
Kenley Jansen got three outs for his 19th save despite giving up a leadoff homer in the ninth by Martin Prado ― his third hit of the game and 1,000th of his career.
Arizona right-hander Josh Collmenter (4-4) gave up six runs and eight hits through six innings. He is winless in three starts since his three-hit shutout against the Reds on May 29.Martin lifts Rangers
SEATTLE (AP) ― Leonys Martin hit a run-scoring single with two outs in the ninth to send the Texas Rangers past the Seattle 4-3 Saturday night, extending the Mariners’ losing streak to five games.
Luis Sardinas singled off Fernando Rodney (1-3) with one out in the ninth and moved to second on a groundout. Martin then hit a grounder just past the glove of a diving Kyle Seager at third base, scoring Sardinas without a play at the plate.
Neal Cotts (2-3) earned the win with 1 2/3 innings of relief, striking out four. Joakim Soria pitched a perfect ninth for his 15th save in 16 chances.Rockies stun Giants
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ― Brandon Barnes isn’t a classic power hitter. In fact, neither of the Colorado right fielder’s two home runs this season even left the park.
They did help the Rockies to victories, however, and for that Barnes isn’t making any apologies. Barnes hit a two-run, inside-the-park home run in the ninth inning and Colorado rallied for the second straight day to stun the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Saturday.
Charlie Blackmon singled with two outs off Giants closer Sergio Romo (3-3) before Barnes lined a hit to center field. San Francisco’s Angel Pagan misplayed the ball and it skipped to the fence as Blackmon and Barnes raced around the bases.
Kansas City 9, Chicago White Sox 1
Philadelphia 7, Chicago Cubs 4
Baltimore 3, Toronto 2
Cleveland 3, Boston 2
Detroit 12, Minnesota 9
Houston 7, Tampa Bay 3
San Diego 5, NY Mets 0
Pittsburgh 8, Miami 6
Milwaukee 4, Cincinnati 2
LA Angels 11, Atlanta 6
St. Louis 4, Washington 1
Oakland 5, NY Yankees 1