MLB roundup — May 11

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Saturday’s American League results

Yankees 3, Royals 2 — Vernon Wells hit a go-ahead two-run homer and made a long running catch to preserve a victory for Andy Pettitte (4-2) and visiting New York. Pettitte allowed a run-scoring groundout by Lorenzo Cain and a solo homer by Billy Butler in seven stellar innings. He gave up five hits and struck out seven. Kansas City hasn’t beaten Pettitte in 14 starts dating to 2000.

Blue Jays 3, Red Sox 2 — Adam Lind hit a tie-breaking homer off Boston closer Junichi Tazawa leading off the ninth inning to lift visiting Toronto. The Blue Jays blew a 2-0 lead in the eighth. Lind belted a 2-2 pitch from Tazawa (2-2) into the center field bleachers, sending Boston to its seventh loss in nine games. Darren Oliver (2-1) got the win despite giving up the tying run.

Angels 3, White Sox 2 — Mike Trout hit a two-run homer and Jerome Williams pitched into the seventh inning to help Los Angeles beat host Chicago. Williams (2-1) allowed two runs and scattered seven hits in 6⅔ innings. He struck out three and walked one.

Twins 8, Orioles 5 — Ryan Doumit homered, Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau each had three hits, and host Minnesota beat Baltimore. Vance Worley (1-4) struggled through 5⅓ innings, but a strong performance by Minnesota’s bullpen enabled him to earn his first win in 13 starts dating to Aug. 1, 2012.

Rangers 8, Astros 7 — Adrian Beltre, Nelson Cruz and Lance Berkman all homered to back up Yu Darvish (6-1), and visiting Texas beat Houston. Darvish yielded three hits and three runs in seven innings.

Saturday’s National League results

Reds 13, Brewers 7 — Jay Bruce homered and doubled twice as host Cincinnati battered Milwaukee. Six different Reds players drove in two runs each, including starter Mat Latos (4-0). The bottom five hitters in Reds’ lineup were a combined 8-for-9 in the first three innings.

Pirates 11, Mets 2 — Francisco Liriano (1-0) struck out nine and pitched into the sixth inning to win his debut with visiting Pittsburgh. Jordy Mercer homered twice and Jose Tabata had four hits, including a two-run shot for the Pirates, who teed off on left-hander Jonathon Niese (2-4), finally chasing him during a big fifth inning.

Cardinals 3, Rockies 0 — Adam Wainwright (5-2) carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning and was one out from St. Louis’ second straight one-hitter over visiting Colorado. The Rockies had been hitless in 49 consecutive at-bats before Nolan Arenado lined to center with one out in the eighth. Wainwright gave up a two-out single to Dexter Fowler and tied his career best with a two-hitter.

Giants 10, Braves 1 — Madison Bumgarner struck out a season-high 11 over seven innings, Gregor Blanco entered in the fifth as a pinch hitter and drove in four runs and host San Francisco routed Atlanta. Bumgarner (4-1) gave up just four hits and walked two. Paul Maholm (4-4) lasted just 4· innings, giving up six runs and eight hits.

Cubs 8, Nationals 2 — Washington starter Stephen Strasburg (1-5) fell apart after one of Ryan Zimmerman’s two errors and dropped his fifth consecutive decision. Cubs starter Edwin Jackson (1-5) retired 12 of the Nationals’ first 13 batters. Strasburg set down the Cubs’ first 11 hitters before Zimmerman’s off-target throw put a runner on base in the fifth inning with two outs.

Saturday’s interleague result

Rays 8, Padres 7 — Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning off Padres closer Huston Street (0-2), rallying host Tampa Bay over San Diego. Street blew his first save in nine tries.

Associated Press

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