Around the Major leagues

2013-04-11T00:00:00Z Around the Major leaguesThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 11, 2013 12:00 am  • 

National League

• Braves 8, Marlins 0: In Miami, Evan Gattis hit a three-run homer and Atlanta completed its second consecutive three-game sweep when it beat the reeling Marlins. Mike Minor (2-0) pitched 5 2/3 innings for the Braves, whose 8-1 record leads the majors. They're off to their best start since 1994. The Marlins have the worst record in the big leagues at 1-8.

• Cardinals 10, Reds 0: In St. Louis, Jake Westbrook pitched a five-hitter and the Cardinals backed him with four home runs in routing Cincinnati. Jon Jay, Carlos Beltran and Matt Adams homered in a span of seven at-bats off Homer Bailey as the Cardinals took two of three. Matt Carpenter added a two-run homer on a four-hit day.

• Giants 10, Rockies 0: In San Francisco, Buster Posey drove in three runs, Barry Zito pitched another gem and San Francisco completed a three-game sweep of Colorado. Staked to a quick lead, Zito (2-0) won his 11th straight decision, including last year's postseason wins. San Francisco earned its 16th consecutive victory in games he has started, the longest such run by a Giants pitcher since 16 in a row by Carl Hubbell for New York in 1936, STATS said.

• Phillies 7, Mets 3: In Philadelphia, Domonic Brown and Chase Utley homered in a five-run first, Kyle Kendrick threw six effective innings as the Phillies beat New York. Pinch hitter Laynce Nix also went deep for the Phillies, who took two straight from the Mets to earn their first series win of the year.

• Dodgers 4, Padres 3: In San Diego, Carl Crawford led off with an opposite-field homer and A.J. Ellis added a two-run shot to back Chad Billingsley's strong season debut for L.A.

• Brewers at Cubs, ppd.: In Chicago, the game between the Brewers and Cubs was postponed because of inclement weather that included subfreezing wind chill temperatures.

American League

• Rays 2, Rangers 0: In Arlington, Texas, Matt Moore and four Rays relievers combined on a five-hitter and Tampa Bay beat Texas in the coldest day game ever at Rangers Ballpark. It was only 39 degrees when the game started after a rain delay of 1 hour 29 minutes. That was 40 degrees colder than Tuesday night.

• Royals 3, Twins 0: In Kansas City, Mo., Wade Davis pitched out of bases-loaded jams in the first two innings, Billy Butler and Jeff Francoeur homered and Kansas City swept the three-game set. Butler homered in the first, while Francoeur led off the seventh with a home run to extend his hitting streak to seven games.

• Athletics 11, Angels 5: In Anaheim, Calif., Brandon Moss tied a career high with five RBIs, including his second homer in two games, and the Athletics extended their winning streak to seven games. Moss finished with four hits.

• Blue Jays 8, Tigers 6: In Detroit, J.P. Arencibia hit a three-run double in the seventh inning and Toronto rallied from a five-run deficit.

• Astros 8, Mariners 3: In Seattle, Rick Ankiel and Chris Carter each hit a two-run homer to lead Houston.

• Yankees at Indians, ppd.: In Cleveland, the game between the Yankees and Indians was postponed because of rain. No makeup date was announced.

Interleague

• Nationals 5, White Sox 2: In Washington, Bryce Harper homered, Ian Desmond had three extra-base hits, Danny Espinosa provided his first two RBIs of the season, and the Nationals stayed unbeaten at home. The game began 16 minutes late because the umpires got stuck in traffic.

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