MLB: Holliday hits grand slam to cap 11-4 victory for St Louis Cardinals over Cincinnati Reds
Last Updated: 10/06/13 7:55am
Matt Holliday: Smashed a grand slam as Cardinals overcame Reds
Matt Holliday crushed a grand slam to cap off a seven-run 10th as the St Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-4.
Both sides had a pair of two-run innings to take the game into extras, before the Cards blew the game wide open.
Daniel Descalso doubled in Allen Craig, Matt Carpenter's single scored David Freese and Descalso before Holliday came to the plate with the bases loaded and duly dispatched a 2-2 pitch from debutant Curtis Partch into the upper deck.
Nelson Cruz, Adrian Beltre and David Murphy all homered as the Texas Rangers rallied from four runs down to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4.
Adam Lind's three-run homer in the fourth had helped put Toronto in control before the Rangers chipped away and finally went ahead in the seventh through Beltre's long ball.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered twice as the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-5 in their series decider.
David Ortiz and Mike Carp also went yard, while Ryan Dempster recorded his 2,000th career strikeout.
Dan Uggla belted a pair of dingers in the Atlanta Braves' 8-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Mike Minor allowed one run on six hits in six innings for the win, striking out six and walking three.
Alvarez on song
Jose Alvarez threw six stellar innings in his MLB debut to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 4-1 win over the Cleveland Indians.
Alvarez, making a spot start for the injured Anibal Sanchez, threw six innings of one-run ball on three hits, fanning seven, while Don Kelly hit a three run-homer.
Jordan Zimmermann struck out eight in seven scoreless innings to help the Washington Nationals beat the Minnesota Twins 7-0, the first part of a day-night sweep.
Jayson Werth knocked in a pair as the Nationals rallied from 4-1 down to win game two 5-4.
Dexter Fowler knocked in the winning run with his fourth hit of the day in the 10th as the Colorado Rockies walked off with an 8-7 win over the San Diego Padres.
A day after needing 20 innings to beat the New York Mets, the Miami Marlins got the job done in half the time as Miguel Olivo's two-run homer in the 10th helped them to an 8-4 win.
Chris Stewart's RBI single in the ninth lifted the New York Yankees to a 2-1 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Kyle Lohse hurled eight innings of one-run ball to help the Milwaukee Brewers see off the Philadelphia Phillies 9-1.
Cody Ransom's three-run homer lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates while Alex Rios and Tyler Flowers went yard in the Chicago White Sox's 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
The Kansas City Royals won their fifth straight, beating the Houston Astros 2-0, the San Francisco Giants overcame the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 and the Baltimore Orioles saw off the Tampa Bay Rays 10-7.