Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin signs autographs during batting practice in Anaheim, California, Wednesday. (AP-Yonhap News)
CLEVELAND (AP) ― Justin Masterson pitched six solid innings, Jason Giambi and Mark Reynolds homered, and the Cleveland Indians broke a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.
Masterson (8-3) worked out of a bases-loaded jam with nobody out in the sixth to preserve a 2-1 lead. Cincinnati’s only run off the right-hander came on Joey Votto’s two-out homer in the first.
Giambi’s three-run homer in the sixth off Bronson Arroyo (5-5) pushed the margin to four runs for Cleveland, which scored only 14 runs during the skid.
Reynolds’ homer to lead off the third tied the game before Nick Swisher’s RBI double gave the Indians a 2-1 lead in the fourth.
The Reds took the first two games of the intrastate series with wins Monday and Tuesday in Cincinnati, but the Indians bounced back after losing seven of their previous eight. Cleveland’s losing streak matched its longest of the season.
Angels edge Dodgers
The Chicago Cubs’ Dioner Navarro watches his three-run home run in the seventh inning on Wednesday. It was his third home run of the game. (AP-Yonhap News)
ANAHEIM, California (AP) ― Jered Weaver pitched six strong innings in his first start in nearly eight weeks, Mark Trumbo hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth inning and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Dodgers 4-3 on Wednesday night in the Freeway Series.
The Angels tied a season high with their fifth straight victory at home while snapping a two-game skid.
Weaver (1-1) allowed one run and five hits, struck out seven and walked none in his first home start of the season and 100th of his career at Angel Stadium.
The right-hander came off the disabled list, where he’d been since April 9 with a broken left elbow that occurred when he was trying to get out of the way of a line drive at Texas.
Minnesota 4, Milwaukee 1
Chicago Cubs 9, White Sox 3
Baltimore 9, Washington 6
NY Mets 9, NY Yankees 4
Philadelphia 4, Boston 3
Pittsburgh 5, Detroit 3
Toronto 3, Atlanta 0
Tampa Bay 3, Miami 1
St. Louis 5, Kansas City 3
Houston 6, Colorado 3
San Diego 3, Seattle 2
Oakland 9, San Francisco 6
Arizona at Texas ppd.