Baseball - Highlights of Sunday's MLB games

April 14 (SportsDirect) - Highlights of games in Major League Baseball on Sunday:


White Sox 3, Indians 1

Paul Konerko hit a two-run homer and Jake Peavy struck out 11 in seven innings as visiting Chicago ended a five-game losing streak.

Peavy (2-1) allowed one run and five hits and didn't walk a batter as the White Sox salvaged the finale of the three-game series and won for the first time away from home. Matt Thornton worked the eighth and Addison Reed pitched the ninth for his fourth save.

Michael Bourn went 3-for-4 and hit Peavy's first pitch of the afternoon over the right-field fence for Cleveland's lone run.

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Mariners 4, Rangers 3

Raul Ibanez homered and rookie Brandon Maurer tossed six solid innings for his first major-league win as host Seattle edged Texas in the series finale.

Maurer (1-2) allowed three runs (two earned) after giving up 12 over 6 2/3 innings in his first two starts while Tom Wilhelmsen worked a perfect ninth for his fifth save.

Ibanez put Seattle ahead 2-1 with a solo homer in the fourth off Texas starter Nick Tepesch (1-1), who gave up four runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings. Tepesch escaped further damage when the Mariners stranded runners on the corners on Dustin Ackley's groundout to second.

Texas, which scored first on Mitch Moreland's run-scoring double in the second, took back the lead in the fifth when Elvis Andrus scored on Lance Berkman's RBI single and Chris Gentry scored on a passed ball.

Seattle evened the series at two games apiece after pulling ahead in the sixth when Kyle Seager sparked a one-out rally with a double off Tepesch. Jesus Montero and Ackley followed with back-to-back RBI singles, helping the Mariners improve to 2-3 in one-run games.

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Phillies 2, Marlins 1

Laynce Nix delivered a tiebreaking, pinch-hit solo home run in the ninth inning and Roy Halladay collected his 200th career win as visiting Philadelphia took two of three from Miami.

Nix, who replaced Halladay at the plate with one out, crushed a fastball from Jon Rauch (0-2) into the second deck of the right-field stands to give Philadelphia a 2-1 lead. Halladay (1-2) needed only 87 pitches to get through eight innings, allowing a run on five hits in his longest outing in 12 starts.

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Tigers 10, Athletics 1

Austin Jackson homered and drove in three runs as visiting Detroit routed Oakland in the series finale.

Jackson had four hits and Torii Hunter went 3-for-5 for Detroit, which tagged Athletics starter Jarrod Parker (0-2) for eight runs over 3 1/3 innings. Anibal Sanchez (2-0) gave up one run with eight strikeouts over seven innings.

The Tigers scored two runs in the first and extended their lead in the second on Jackson's two-run homer. Detroit added four more runs in the fourth, when Miguel Cabrera sparked the rally with a two-run single off Parker.

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Rockies 2, Padres 1

Todd Helton snapped a scoreless tie with a two-run pinch-hit homer in the seventh, lifting visiting Colorado to a sweep of struggling San Diego.

Helton came off the bench and connected for his first homer of the season off reliever Dale Thayer (0-1), scoring Chris Nelson. Jorge De La Rosa (1-1) gave up two hits with seven strikeouts in six scoreless innings. Rafael Betancourt pitched around a pair of walks and Jedd Gyorko's sacrifice fly in the ninth for his fifth save.

Clayton Richard held the Rockies to no runs on two hits in six innings, but it wasn't enough to keep San Diego from losing its fifth in a row and eighth of its past nine.

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Diamondbacks 1, Dodgers 0

Paul Goldschmidt delivered a walk-off RBI grounder past diving second baseman Mark Ellis, allowing host Arizona to take two of three from Los Angeles.

Josh Beckett (0-2) retired 12 straight Diamondbacks after yielding Cliff Pennington's one-out double in the fifth, but A.J. Pollock ended the drought with a one-out double to left-center.

Los Angeles failed to convert its best scoring opportunity in the eighth when Nick Punto singled to open the inning. He advanced to third following a sacrifice from Beckett and a groundout by Carl Crawford, but Ellis grounded out to third to end the threat.

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Angels 4, Astros 1

Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton homered to lift host Los Angeles to its second straight victory.

Hamilton had three hits and three RBIs and Trout had two hits and scored three runs for the Angels, who have won two in a row for the first time this season. Angels starter C.J. Wilson (1-0) pitched six innings, allowing one run and five hits to lower his ERA to 4.00.

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Giants 10, Cubs 7 (10)

Hector Sanchez scored the go-ahead run on a balk in the 10th inning as visiting San Francisco outlasted Chicago.

Hunter Pence hit a solo home run in the ninth to force extra innings and Nick Noonan capped a four-run rally in the sixth with a two-run single for the Giants, who took three of four in the series. George Kontos (1-1) pitched the ninth for the win and Sergio Romo worked around a leadoff double to earn his seventh save.

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Pirates 10, Reds 7

Starling Marte hit a two-run homer to snap an eighth-inning tie as host Pittsburgh rallied from a 5-0 deficit to sweep Cincinnati.

Michael McKenry homered twice, including a two-run shot to left off Jonathan Broxton (0-1) in the eighth to tie the game at 6. Marte connected off Broxton later in the inning, his shot to left pushing the Pirates ahead 8-6.

Jared Hughes (1-0) gave up a run in the eighth but earned the victory. Broxton was rocked for six runs on three hits with three walks in two-thirds of an inning as the Reds lost their fifth in a row.

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Brewers 4, Cardinals 3 (10)

Jonathan Lucroy hit a tiebreaking homer in the 10th inning as visiting Milwaukee rallied to end St. Louis' four-game winning streak.

The Brewers trailed for most of the day, but snapped St. Louis' consecutive scoreless inning streak at 39 on Ryan Braun's two-run homer to right in the eighth. Yuniesky Betancourt tied the game in the ninth with an RBI double to right-center and Lucroy connected off Fernando Salas (0-2) with one out in the 10th.

Brandon Kintzler (1-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the victory. Burke Badenhop got the final out in the 10th for his first save.

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Braves 9, Nationals 0

Andrelton Simmons hit a three-run homer and Paul Maholm tossed 7 2/3 shutout innings as visiting Atlanta completed a three-game sweep of Washington to stretch its winning streak to nine.

Chris Johnson went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and Justin Upton hit his major league-leading seventh homer as the Braves improved to 11-1, the franchise's best start since winning 13 of 14 games to begin the 1994 season.

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Royals 3, Blue Jays 2

Alex Gordon delivered a walk-off single with one out in the ninth to lift host Kansas City to the victory in the series finale.

Chris Getz started the rally with a one-out double to right-center off Blue Jays reliever Darren Oliver (0-1). Gordon then stepped up and rolled a single into right field, easily scoring Getz with the winning run.

Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson had two hits each for the Royals. Kansas City starter Ervin Santana worked eight innings and allowed seven hits and two runs (one earned) before Kelvin Herrera (1-0) worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Edwin Encarnacion homered to deep center off Santana with one out in the sixth to give the Blue Jays a 2-1 lead. The Royals answered in their half of the sixth when Billy Butler came home on a two-out single to center by Cain.

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Red Sox 5, Rays 0

Clay Buchholz pitched eight shutout innings, allowing no hits throug

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