Puig homers twice in his second Dodger game

Jun. 05, 2013 @ 02:06 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig homered twice and drove in five runs in his second major league game, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers rally for a 9-7 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.

The 22-year-old Cuban defector made a curtain call from the top of the dugout steps after his second homer, a two-run shot with two outs in the sixth, when the Dodgers scored three runs to snap a 6-all tie.

J.P. Howell (2-0) got the win in relief, allowing one run and two hits in 1 2-3 innings, struck out one and walked none.

Brandon League pitched the ninth to earn his 13th save in 16 chances.

Tyson Ross (0-2) gave up three runs and four hits in 2 1-3 innings, struck out four and walked one.

PHILLIES 7, MARLINS 3, 11 INNINGS

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John Mayberry Jr. hit a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning after his tying homer in the 10th, and the Phillies beat the Marlins.

Mayberry tied it off Steve Cishek in the 10th after Juan Pierre scored on a wild pitch in the top of the inning.

Domonic Brown reached on a fielding error by pitcher Edgar Olmos (0-1) with one out in the 11th and advanced on pinch-hitter Kyle Kendrick's sacrifice. After Freddy Galvis was intentionally walked, Erik Kratz walked to load the bases.

Mayberry followed with a line-drive homer to left.

Michael Stutes (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.

DIAMONDBACKS 7, CARDINALS 6, 14 INNINGS

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit a run-scoring single in the 14th inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Cardinals for their third win in four games.

Arizona improved to 7-2 in extra innings. Louis (38-20), which still has the best record in the majors, has lost all four of its extra-inning games this season.

A.J. Pollock hit a three-run homer for Arizona, and Willie Bloomquist had four hits in the 4-hour, 53-minute game. Josh Collmenter (2-0) earned the win with four innings of scoreless relief. Heath Bell recorded his 10th save in 12 opportunities.

Allen Craig and Shane Robinson homered for St. Louis, which fell to 4-3 on its nine-game homestand.

Goldschmidt drove in Gerardo Parra with a one-out, line-drive single up the middle off Victor Marte (0-1), who walked two batters before the winning hit.

BRAVES 5, PIRATES 4, 10 INNINGS

ATLANTA (AP) — Andrelton Simmons hit a game-ending double off Mark Melancon in the 10th inning, lifting the Braves to a win over the Pirates.

Melancon (1-1) walked Dan Uggla to open the 10th. B.J. Upton struck out after fouling off an attempted sacrifice bunt. Melancon then hit pinch-hitter Reed Johnson with a pitch, bringing Simmons to the plate.

Simmons, who had three hits and a walk, sent a long fly ball to the gap in right-center.

Anthony Vavaro (3-0) pitched a perfect 10th. Four Braves relievers combined to allow one hit in four scoreless innings in the Braves' fourth straight win.

Upton hit a two-run homer for Atlanta. Pittsburgh's Gaby Sanchez and Pedro Alvarez also connected.

ROCKIES 5, REDS 4

CINCINNATI (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning — a call changed after the umpires initially ruled fan interference — and the Rockies held on for a victory that ended their streak of six consecutive losses to the Reds.

A fan with a glove in left field reached and grabbed Tulowitzki's fly ball off Sam LeCure (1-1). The umpires initially ruled fan interference, but changed the call and awarded Tulowitzki his 13th homer after reviewing video that showed the ball had cleared the wall.

The Reds took a 4-3 lead in the seventh on Edgmer Escalona's balk for a third-to-first pickoff fake — a play that was outlawed this season. Josh Outman (2-0) fanned Joey Votto and Jay Bruce to end that rally.

The Rockies are 2-6 against the Reds over the last two seasons.

NATIONALS 3, METS 2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Lombardozzi's sacrifice fly in the ninth gave the Nationals their first late-inning comeback win of the season, capping a two-run rally for a victory over the Mets.

The Nationals won for the first time this season when trailing after six innings. They snapped a two-game skid and moved back to .500 at 29-29.

Against closer Bobby Parnell (4-2), Ryan Zimmerman led off the ninth with a double to right-center, barely beating the tag at second, and then advanced to third on a wild pitch.

Adam LaRoche singled Zimmerman home to tie it. Ian Desmond doubled to left-center and Roger Bernadina was intentionally walked to load the bases with none out for Lombardozzi, whose fly ball down the left-field line was more than sufficient to score LaRoche.

Tyler Clippard (4-1) pitched the top of the ninth to get the victory.

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INTERLEAGUE

GIANTS 2, BLUE JAYS 1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Lincecum ended a three-start losing streak, Andres Torres hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat Melky Cabrera and the Blue Jays.

Cabrera had two hits in his return to AT&T Park with Toronto for the first time since his 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test last Aug. 15.

Lincecum (4-5) allowed Edwin Encarnacion's first-inning solo home run, then retired the next 14 Blue Jays in order.

Coming off his shortest outing of the year of 4 1-3 innings last Wednesday in a 9-6 loss to Oakland, Lincecum allowed three hits and one run, struck out six and walked one in seven impressive innings.

The Giants handed Josh Johnson (0-2) a loss in his return from the disabled list.

BREWERS 4, ATHLETICS 3, 10 INNINGS

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carlos Gomez scored from first on Yuniesky Betancourt's line drive to right-center in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the Brewers to a victory over the Athletics.

John Axford (2-3) got the win with a scoreless 10th. He retired Yoenis Cespedes, whose first career multihomer game had given the Athletics a 3-0 lead through seven innings, and after walking Jed Lowrie he struck out Josh Donaldson and got Josh Reddick on a flyout.

Pat Neshek (1-1) took over in the bottom of the 10th and retired Ryan Braun on a grounder to third before Aramis Ramirez blooped an 0-2 pitch into short left and was replaced by pinch-runner Jeff Bianchi. Gomez reached on a fielder's choice and scored with a head-first slide on Betancourt's line drive.