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Around the Major leagues

2013-04-17T00:00:00Z Around the Major leaguesThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 17, 2013 12:00 am  • 

National League

• Rockies 8, Mets 4, first game: In Denver, Carlos Gonzalez homered and tripled, Todd Helton hit a go-ahead single, and Colorado beat New York in the opening game of a doubleheader that was delayed 2 hours as 8 inches of snow was cleared off the field.

One day after a spring storm postponed the first game of the series, the teams were scheduled to play two in frigid conditions. The temperature at first pitch was 39 degrees and dipped to 36 for the nightcap.

• Rockies 9, Mets 8, second game: Jordan Pacheco singled home the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning, and Colorado rallied from a six-run deficit to sweep a frigid doubleheader.

• Padres 9, Dodgers 2: In Los Angeles, Jason Marquis pitched three-hit ball over 7 2/3 innings for his first win of the season, and Alexi Amarista tied a career high with four RBIs.

• Brewers 10, Giants 8: In Milwaukee, Yuniesky Betancourt hit a grand slam, and Carlos Gomez and Norichika Aoki also homered as Milwaukee used an eight-run third inning to beat Barry Zito.

Betancourt's fifth career grand slam highlighted the seven-hit inning that chased Zito, who hadn't lost since last August.

• Marlins 8, Nationals 2: In Miami, Adeiny Hechavarria ended Miami's nine-game home run drought with a three-run shot against Washington.

• Phillies 0, Reds 0, susp.: In Cincinnati, the Phillies and the Reds managed only two singles apiece, staying scoreless until their game was suspended because of heavy rain in the middle of the ninth inning. The game will be picked up at the same point today at 2:30 p.m., before the teams play the finale of their series no earlier than 4:10 p.m.

• Cardinals-Pirates. ppd.: In Pittsburgh, rain wiped out the game after two innings and a delay of 1 hour 24 minutes. No makeup date was announced.

American League

• Twins 8, Angels 6: In Minneapolis, Joe Mauer led Minnesota with four hits and three RBIs.

Mauer is 8 for 10 in the series through two games, raising his average to .386.

• White Sox 4, Blue Jays 3: In Toronto, Dayan Viciedo doubled home the go-ahead run in the ninth inning.

Paul Konerko hit a game-tying homer and scored three runs as the White Sox won for just the second time in eight games.

• Orioles 5, Rays 4: In Baltimore, Matt Wieters homered, Nate McLouth scored twice, and Baltimore beat struggling Tampa Bay despite allowing three home runs.

• Athletics 4, Astros 3: In Oakland, Calif., Josh Donaldson's eighth-inning triple drove in Josh Reddick for the winning run.

• Tigers 6, Mariners 2: In Seattle, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and drove in Detroit's first four runs.

Interleague games

• Braves 6, Royals 3: In Atlanta, Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Dan Uggla homered in the eighth inning, and Juan Francisco hit a pair of solo shots earlier in the game to help Atlanta win its 10th straight.

The Braves are 12-1 and off to their best start since they began the 1994 season 13-1.

• Rangers 4, Cubs 2: In Chicago, Derek Holland pitched seven shutout innings, Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer, and Craig Gentry made a diving catch for the final out.

Holland at one point retired nine straight against the Cubs, who have lost three straight.

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