MLB ROUNDUP \ Saturday’s other games
Angels 2, Yankees 1, 13 innings
NEW YORK — Fill-in first baseman Miguel Cairo made two errors on one play in the 13th inning, allowing Los Angeles to edge New York after a spirited pitchers’ duel between Roger Clemens and All-Star John Lackey. Cairo, subbing at first for ailing Andy Phillips, made three of New York’s five errors, its most in nearly five years. Cairo singled in the bottom of the 13th and reached third with one out, but Francisco Rodriguez (2-2) struck out Melky Cabrera and retired Derek Jeter on a close forceout with runners at the corners. Clemens went pitch-for-pitch with Lackey, who matched his career high with 11 strikeouts. Both pitchers left after eight innings with the score tied at 1.
Mariners 4, Athletics 0
OAKLAND, Calif. — Felix Hernandez held Oakland scoreless for a second straight start and Adrian Beltre homered for the third time in two games for Seattle. Beltre helped Seattle make short work of Rich Harden in his return to the Oakland rotation by hitting a three-run homer in the second inning. Harden (1-2) couldn’t make it out of the third, leaving with a 4-0 deficit after intentionally walking Beltre. That was more than enough for Hernandez (5-4), who allowed two hits, two walks and struck out two in eight innings to extend his scoreless streak to 16 innings against the A’s.
White Sox 3, Twins 1
CHICAGO — Mark Buehrle pitched eight shutout innings to cool off Minnesota’s sizzling offense and Paul Konerko hit a two-run homer for Chicago. The White Sox’s victory came a day after they were pummeled in a day-night doubleheader by the Twins, losing 20-14 and 12-0 — the most runs they’d given up in back-to-back games since 1930. Buehrle (6-4), the subject of trade speculation, allowed six hits to a Twins team that had 36 hits in the two games Friday, including eight homers. He also benefited from four double plays.
Padres 8, Braves 5
SAN DIEGO — David Wells was ejected in the fourth inning for arguing balls and strikes, and Atlanta’s Jo-Jo Reyes didn’t last much longer in his big league debut. San Diego got home runs by Mike Cameron and Khalil Greene and some nice contributions from new left fielder Milton Bradley. Andruw Jones hit a two-run triple into the right-center field gap off Heath Bell (3-2) to tie it at 5 with two outs in the seventh. But San Diego rallied with three runs in the seventh. After Tyler Yates (2-1) loaded the bases on a double and two walks with one out, Greene drove in the go-ahead run with a grounder. Second baseman Yunel Escobar was charged with an error for his off-line throw to shortstop Edgar Renteria, which allowed Bradley to slide in safely. Kevin Kouzmanoff hit a two-run single to left one pitch after fouling a ball off his left foot. He drove in three runs overall. Wells was tossed for arguing with home plate umpire Ed Hickox after allowing Jeff Francoeur’s two-run homer in the fourth. Reyes, starting in place of injured All-Star John Smoltz, allowed five runs and five hits in three innings with three walks.
Reds 5, Diamondbacks 4
CINCINNATI — Slumping Norris Hopper singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, and Cincinnati overcame another bullpen meltdown. Eric Byrnes’ three-run homer off Reds reliever Todd Coffey tied it in the top of the eighth and reminded the booing crowd of 34,410 why manager Jerry Narron was fired a week earlier. A rally started by the game’s featured player helped pull it out. Brandon Phillips, whose replica jersey was given away as a fan promotion, bunted for a single off Tony Pena (3-2) with one out. He advanced on Adam Dunn’s flyout and came around when Hopper — in a 7-for-42 slump — singled up the middle. Jon Coutlangus (4-1) took over for Coffey in the eighth and got the win. David Weathers pitched the ninth for his 17th save in 19 chances. Arizona put runners on first and second with one out but Weathers struck out pinch-hitter Tony Clark and Miguel Montero to end the game.
Nationals 5, Brewers 4
WASHINGTON — Austin Kearns’ two-run double, his first extra-base hit in 15 games, capped a four-run rally in the fifth for Washington. Jason Simontacchi (6-6) allowed eight hits and three runs — on three solo homers — in six innings for his fourth victory in six starts. He walked one and struck out five as Washington, which had lost nine of 11, halted a two-game skid. Prince Fielder hit two homers, adding to his National League lead, and Ryan Braun also connected for the Brewers, who have homered in 16 straight games. It’s their longest streak since a 19-game run from June 11-30, 1996. Johnny Estrada hit a pinch-hit home run in the ninth off Chad Cordero to pull the Brewers within one.
Giants 7, Cardinals 6
ST. LOUIS — Barry Bonds went 0-for-2, drew two more walks and stayed put at 751 homers, Randy Winn hit a two-run single and San Francisco scored three unearned runs on shortstop Aaron Miles’ trio of seventh-inning mistakes. Skip Schumaker hit a tying solo home run in the sixth for his first of the year in a rare start, the first longball allowed in six starts by Giants rookie Tim Lincecum (4-2). But the typically reliable St. Louis defense fell apart on a pair of throwing errors and a fielding error by Miles — a night after So Taguchi’s dropped ball in center allowed three runs to score in San Francisco’s 4-3 win. Braden Looper (6-7) gave up five runs — four earned — and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. Brad Hennessey pitched the ninth for his fifth save in seven chances.