Fri, May 13, 2011 - Page 19 News List

Indians’ home winning streak ends at 14


In other AL play, it was:

‧ Blue Jays 9, Red Sox 3

‧ Orioles 4, Mariners 2

‧ Tigers 9, Twins 7



Jimmy Rollins hit a two-out, two-run single in the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-3 win over the Florida Marlins on Wednesday in a clash of the National League’s two top teams.

The Phillies fell behind 3-0, but their bats came alive late.

Shane Victorino extended his hitting streak to 14 games when he led off the eighth with a homer to tie the game 3-3. Pete Orr entered the game in the seventh and had two doubles for Philadelphia.

Dane Sardinha singled in the ninth off Leo Nunez (0-1), then took third on a double by Orr. Both scored on the single by Rollins.


In Chicago, the hosts delivered their biggest offensive output of the season to beat St Louis.

Chicago scored six runs in the third after a 53-minute rain delay, added four more in the fifth and finished with 17 hits, four by Starlin Castro.

The Cardinals are 1-1 without manager Tony La Russa, who missed his second straight game as he recovers from shingles. He’ll be absent for the remainder of St Louis’ six-game road trip that ends Sunday in Cincinnati.

Cubs starter Matt Garza (2-4) got his first win at Wrigley Field, allowing one run in five innings. St Louis starter Jake Westbrook (2-3) took the loss.


In Atlanta, Georgia, Ian Desmond hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the 11th and Jayson Werth followed with a two-run homer as Washington beat Atlanta.

Alex Cora had driven in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the ninth as Braves closer Craig Kimbrel blew a 3-1 lead.

Drew Storen (3-1) pitched the 10th and Tyler Clippard took over in the 11th for his first save as the Nationals improved to 5-1 in extra-innings games. Scott Linebrink (0-1) took the loss.

In other NL play, it was:

‧ Dodgers 2, Pirates 0

‧ Giants 4, Diamondbacks 3

‧ Astros 4, Reds 3

‧ Padres 13, Brewers 6

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