Baseball - Highlights of Sunday's MLB games

May 12 (SportsDirect) - Highlights of Sunday's Major League Baseball games


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Pirates 3, Mets 2

Pedro Alvarez's RBI single in the eighth broke open a tie game as visiting Pittsburgh took three of four from New York.

Clint Barmes homered and joined Alvarez and Travis Snider with two hits for the Pirates, who won their first road series against the Mets since 2004.

Justin Wilson (3-0) allowed the game-tying run in the seventh to make it 2-2, but struck out four of the other five batters he faced for the win.

The Mets' Matt Harvey settled for his fourth straight no-decision, allowing two runs and five hits over seven innings. The 24-year-old, who struck out a season-low four, has yet to allow more than three runs in nine career home starts.

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Yankees 4, Royals 2

Robinson Cano homered and Vernon Wells went deep for the second straight game as visiting New York completed a three-game sweep of Kansas City.

Hiroki Kuroda (5-2) allowed only a sacrifice fly by the Royals' Alex Gordon and an RBI groundout by Alcides Esocbar over 7 2/3 innings.

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Indians 4, Tigers 3 (10)

Mark Reynolds delivered a two-out, pinch-hit single in the 10th inning to give Cleveland a dramatic victory over host Detroit.

Carlos Santana scored from second on Reynolds' grounder to left off Darin Downs (0-1).

The victory moved the Indians into a first-place tie with the Tigers in the American League Central.

Cleveland staved off defeat in the ninth when Michael Brantley hit a game-tying, two-out single to left off closer Jose Valverde.

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Rockies 8, Cardinals 2

Jorge De La Rosa turned the tables on St. Louis with seven dominant innings as visiting Colorado avoided a three-game sweep.

The Rockies had been shut out in the first two games of the series, but Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run homer and Charlie Blackmon added a two-run shot to spark the offense. De Le Rosa went the first 6 2/3 without yielding a hit en route to seven scoreless innings.

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Orioles 6, Twins 0

Chris Davis belted his 11th homer and knocked in three runs while Chen Wei-yin pitched five shutout innings before leaving with an injury as visiting Baltimore rolled over Minnesota.

Chen (3-3) suffered a right oblique strain to end his day during an otherwise spotless game for the Orioles.

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Rangers 12, Astros 7

Adrian Beltre went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs as visiting Texas completed a three-game sweep of Houston.

David Murphy and Leonys Martin also homered and Leury Garcia scored four times as the Rangers improved to 19-4 in their last 23 games against the Astros.

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Blue Jays 12, Red Sox 4

Emilio Bonifacio broke out of a prolonged slump with three hits, including a homer, and Jose Bautista went deep twice as visiting Toronto trounced Boston.

Bonifacio, who came into the game mired in a 3-for-37 funk, came within a triple of hitting for the cycle as the Blue Jays belted five home runs en route to their second series victory of the season.

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Rays 4, Padres 2

Yunel Escobar knocked in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and James Loney homered for the second straight day as host Tampa Bay finished a three-game sweep.

Loney had a pair of hits to raise his average to .376, including an eighth-inning solo blast as the Rays won their season-high fifth straight contest.

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Cubs 2, Nationals 1

Kurt Suzuki's throwing error in the ninth inning allowed the go-ahead run to score as visiting Chicago claimed the rubber match of the three-game series.

Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez did not allow a baserunner until an infield single in the sixth, but the Cubs rallied against Washington's bullpen with Starlin Castro's tying RBI single in the eighth.

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Reds 5, Brewers 1

Bronson Arroyo allowed five hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings and rookie Donald Lutz hit his first career homer as Cincinnati completed a three-game sweep of visiting Milwaukee.

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