MLB review: Baltimore Orioles win top of the table battle

Last Updated: 15/06/13 8:06am

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Manny Machado: Three hits for Baltimore Orioles

Manny Machado: Three hits for Baltimore Orioles

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The Baltimore Orioles blanked the Boston Red Sox to win the duel between the top two teams in the American League East 2-0.

Chris Tillman took a two-hitter into the seventh inning and Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 22nd home run.

Manny Machado had three hits for the Orioles who have won five of six, including the first two in this four-game series.

Baltimore moved within one game of the division-leading Red Sox, the closest the Orioles have been to first place since May 13.

The Toronto Blue Jays thrashed the Texas Rangers 8-0, Mark Buehrle throwing four-hit ball for seven innings, Colby Rasmus and J.P. Arencibia homering.

Big hit

The Blue Jays handed the Rangers their fourth straight loss as Buehrle (3-4) improved to 13-5 against the Rangers.

The left-hander equalled his season high with seven strikeouts to win his first road game of the year.

The Kansas City Royals were 7-2 winners against the Tampa Bay Rays as Luis Mendoza pitched six innings to win for the first time in six starts and Elliot Johnson had another big hit against his former team.

Mendoza (2-3) gave up two runs and six hits and three Royals relievers pitched three hitless innings as Kansas City held a 13th straight opponent to three runs or fewer.

Johnson had a tying triple among his two hits and Billy Butler drove in three runs for the Royals, who have won nine of 10.

The Houston Astros were 2-1 winners over the Chicago White Sox as Erik Bedard pitched six solid innings and Jose Altuve hit a go-ahead RBI single.

Prince Fielder broke open a scoreless game with a two-run double in the sixth inning as the Detroit Tigers won 4-0 over the Minnesota Twins.

Seattle were 3-2 winners over Oakland and the Los Angeles Angels beat the New York Yankees.

In the inter-league game the Cleveland Indians edged the Washington Nationals, Jason Kipnis' run-scoring fielder's choice in the ninth inning lifting the Indians to the win.

The San Francisco Giants defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-0 in the National League as Madison Bumgarner allowed two hits in seven innings and combined with Sandy Rosario for a three-hit shutout.

Bumgarner (6-4) was dominant in earning his second straight win, the left-hander not allowing a baserunner for 4 2-3 innings before losing his bid for a perfect game in the fifth and shot at a no-hitter in the sixth.

Bumgarner matched his season high with 10 strikeouts while walking one.

Resurgent

Atlanta's Kris Medlen (3-7) lasted six innings and gave up four runs on nine hits, including a homer by Gregor Blanco to lead off the game.

The Los Angeles Dodgers suffered a fifth defeat in six games as the Pittsburgh Pirates won 3-0, Jeff Locke allowing just two hits over seven innings.

Locke (6-1) struck out five and walked one to win his sixth straight decision.

Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run double in the third inning off Stephen Fife (1-2).

The Miami Marlins edged the St Louis Cardinals 5-4, rookie Jose Fernandez outpitching Jake Westbrook.

The team with the worst record in the majors beat the team with the best record. Fernandez had a career-high 10 strikeouts in seven innings.

The Cincinnati Reds took 10 innings to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3, Jay Bruce homering off Burke Badenhop with one out in the 10th inning.

Cincinnati played a second straight extra-inning game after the Reds fell 6-5 in 14 innings at Wrigley Field on Thursday.

David DeJesus hit a bases-loaded triple before injuring his shoulder when he crashed into the outfield wall as the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 6-3.

Nate Schierholtz homered and Anthony Rizzo had three hits for Chicago in the opener of a three-game series.

Resurgent starter Edwin Jackson (3-8) went six innings for his second consecutive win, allowing one run and five hits while striking out seven.

San Diego beat Arizona 2-1 and Philadelphia defeated Colorado 8-7.

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