ShareThis Page

Roundup: Reyes snaps lengthy winless streak

| Tuesday, May 31, 2011

TORONTO -- Jo-Jo Reyes won for the first time in 29 starts by throwing his first career complete game, and Jayson Nix hit a two-run homer to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to an 11-1 rout of the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.

Reyes (1-4) allowed one run and eight hits, earning a win for the first time in nearly three years. His previous victory came with Atlanta against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 13, 2008. The left-hander went 0-13 with a 6.59 ERA in his 28 starts between wins.

• Yankees 5, Athletics 0 -- In Oakland, Calif., Bartolo Colon pitched a four-hitter for his first shutout in nearly five years, and Mark Teixeira homered in the first inning to help New York Yankees beat the Athletics for the eighth straight time.

The offensively challenged A's were shut out for the sixth time this year, getting only four baserunners against Colon (3-3) to snap a season-longest four-game winning streak.

• Tigers 6, Twins 5 -- In Detroit, Alex Avila's double in the eighth inning that appeared to hit a fan in the stands down the left-field line scored Jhonny Peralta from first base, and the Tigers beat Minnesota.

Al Alburquerque (2-1) pitched an inning of scoreless relief, and Jose Valverde pitched the ninth for his 13th save.

• Mariners 4, Orioles 3 -- In Seattle, Jack Cust hit the second triple of his career, driving in two runs to help the Mariners beat Baltimore.

Ichiro Suzuki, steeped in his worst career slump -- 1 of 22 over his previous five games -- had a pair of singles and scored twice.

• Angels 10, Royals 8 -- In Kansas City, Mo., Torii Hunter's second home run, a two-run shot off Joakim Soria in the ninth, powered Los Angeles to a come-from-behind victory.

Hunter, who had a solo home run off Everett Teaford in the seventh, drove in the 1,000th run of his career with the long drive that put the Angels on top, 9-8.

National League

• Phillies 5, Nationals 4 -- In Washington, Roy Halladay (7-3) allowed 10 hits and four runs over seven innings, Ryan Howard and Raul Ibanez hit back-to-back homers in the fourth and each drove in a run in Philadelphia's seventh-inning rally, and the Phillies clipped the Nationals.

• Astros 12, Cubs 7 -- In Chicago, Jeff Keppinger and J.R. Towles homered, and Houston rallied to beat the Cubs.

Clint Barmes and Hunter Pence added back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning to help the Astros end a three-game losing streak.

• Padres 3, Braves 2 -- In Atlanta, pinch hitter Kyle Philips broke a 2-all tie in the 10th inning with his first career home run, and the San Diego won its third straight.

Phillips, a rookie with a .167 average in 30 at-bats, led off the inning and hit the second pitch from George Sherrill (1-1).

• Giants 7, Cardinals 3 -- In St. Louis, Madison Bumgarner won his second straight after losing his first six decisions, and Andres Torres gave the National League's worst offense a big boost with his first career grand slam.

Kyle McClellan (6-2) was knocked out after four innings in the worst outing of his first season in the Cardinals' rotation, missing a chance to tie for the major league victory lead. Albert Pujols hit his ninth homer.

• Reds 7, Brewers 3 -- In Cincinnati, Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer, and Travis Wood turned in six mostly solid innings as the Reds rebounded from a 2-8 road trip and defeated Milwaukee.

Additional Information:

Around the majors

• Former major league catcher Mike Matheny, whose career was ended by concussions, said the hit that knocked out the Giants' Buster Posey for the rest of the season could have easily been avoided. Matheny, who won four Gold Gloves, isn't in favor of rules changes to protect catchers and believes hard contact plays at the plate are just part of the game. But he said Cousins had an opening to slide while Posey was defenseless while awaiting a throw and instead hit him in the opposite shoulder.

• Hedge fund manager David Einhorn, who has agreed to buy a minority stake in the New York Mets, said the deal is a 'win-win agreement' for both sides. Einhorn was at Citi Field yesterday to attend his second game in three days. The club's cash-strapped owners announced Thursday that they had agreed to sell a minority share of the team to Einhorn for $200 million. It was not revealed how much of the team Einhorn would own, and negotiations are ongoing.

• Minnesota left-hander Francisco Liriano was placed on the disabled list with inflammation of his throwing shoulder, less than a month after pitching a no-hitter.

• Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda is recovering from a bacterial infection that caused the 83-year-old to be hospitalized. Team spokesman Josh Rawitch said Lasorda was resting at home yesterday. He spent four days in the hospital last week.

• Authorities said a small, pre-dawn fire occurred at Dodger Stadium in the same storage area where a blaze broke out Saturday night. The fire was reported shortly after 5 a.m. yesterday and was quickly extinguished. Los Angeles fire spokesman Erik Scott said it appears the first fire rekindled in an upper-deck storage area.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.