MLB: Three-run homer gives LA Dodgers the edge over Toronto Blue Jays

Last Updated: 25/07/13 2:18pm

  • Share:
Adrian Gonzalez celebrates scoring for the Los Angeles Dodgers

Adrian Gonzalez celebrates scoring for the Los Angeles Dodgers

Sky Bet

Adrian Gonzalez crushed a three-run homer to help Los Angeles Dodgers to a fifth straight win on Tuesday, as they edged out the Toronto Blue Jays 10-9 at Rogers Centre.

Leading the way in the battle for supremacy at the top of the National League West after a spurt that has now seen them win 22 of 27 games, the Dodgers were trailing 8-6 when Gonzalez went deep in the eighth inning, soon backed up by Andre Ethier's homer.

Arizona kept up the pressure with a 10-4 home win against the Chicago Cubs, with AJ Pollock driving in three runs.

Devin Mesoraco also blasted a three-run homer in a 9-3 win for the Cincinnati Reds over the San Francisco Giants. The teams played twice today and in the second contest the tables were turned as the Giants posted a 5-3 success.

The Pittsburgh Pirates saw off the out-of-form Washington Nationals 5-1, while the New York Mets were 4-1 winners against the Atlanta Braves and the St Louis Cardinals prevailed, also by a 4-1 margin, over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Giancarlo Stanton homered as the Miami Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 4-2, and Nick Hundle and Will Venable did likewise for the San Diego Padres in a 6-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Boston Red Sox continue to lead the way in the American League, after a 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, which came on the back of a sharp pitching performance from Jon Lester, despite conceding a pair of home runs.

The New York Yankees edged the Texas Rangers 5-4, and it was by the same scoreline that the Houston Astros ended a six-game losing run as they beat the Oakland Athletics.

An error-ridden display from the Chicago White Sox allowed the Detroit Tigers to take a 6-2 win, aided by a homer from Jhonny Peralta, while the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2.

Leading the way in Major League winning streaks are the Seattle Mariners who notched up an eighth victory in a row as they clung on for a 4-3 success against the Cleveland Indians.

In the day's other game, Minnesota drubbed the Los Angeles Angels 10-3.

  • Share:

Most Popular

Features

Richest contracts

Richest contracts

Baseball is handing out the richest contract ever but how have other Stateside sports rewarded their stars?

Halsall targeting Rio

Halsall targeting Rio

Fran Halsall believes her gold-medal winning exploits in Glasgow will guide her to future success.

World Series preview

World Series preview

Who has the edge going into the World Series? Alex Ferguson assesses the Royals and Giants' chances.