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Reds cruise past Mariners after rally

July 7, 2013 - 20:13 By Korea Herald
Cincinnati Reds center fielder Choo Shin-soo bats in the first inning on Saturday. The Korean went 2 for 4 with a walk. (AP-Yonhap News)
CINCINNATI (AP) ― Cesar Izturis drove in three runs, matching his season total, and Mat Latos doubled home two more on Saturday, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 13-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

The Reds got only their second win over Seattle in interleague play. The Mariners are 9-2 overall in the series.

Manager Dusty Baker decided to give Izturis his ninth start at shortstop so he could get some at-bats and stay sharp. Izturis singled home a run in the second and doubled home two more in the fifth off Jeremy Bonderman (1-3).

The Reds scored more runs than in any game since a 13-7 win over Milwaukee on May 11. It was the second-most runs allowed by the Mariners, trailing a 16-9 loss to Houston on April 9.

Latos (8-2) matched his season high with four walks in six innings, but also doubled his RBI total by driving in a pair of runs with a double. He allowed six hits and fanned 11 while throwing 111 pitches.

Giants 4, Dodgers 2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ― Madison Bumgarner drove in two runs and struck out nine in seven innings, and the San Francisco Giants overcame an embarrassing lineup mistake to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Saturday night.

The Giants were caught batting out of order in the first inning, wiping away Buster Posey’s RBI double. Manager Bruce Bochy submitted a lineup with Posey batting fourth, but the reigning NL MVP and batting champion hit third.

On the day he earned his first All-Star selection, Bumgarner (9-5) helped erase Bochy’s big blunder by retiring his first 14 batters. Tim Federowicz’s two-run homer off Bumgarner accounted for each of Los Angeles’ runs.

Minnesota 6, Toronto 0

NY Yankees 5, Baltimore 4

Kansas City 4, Oakland 3

St. Louis 5, Miami 4

Detroit 9, Cleveland 4

Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 1

Washington 5, San Diego 4

Milwaukee 7, NY Mets 6

Houston 9, Texas 5

Atlanta 13, Philadelphia 4

Tampa Bay 3, Chicago White Sox 0

Arizona 11, Colorado 1

LA Angels 9, Boston 7