First Posted: 5/13/2014
PHILADELPHIA — Luis Jimenez hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the sixth inning, Matt Shoemaker tossed five effective innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Mike Trout went 1 for 5 with more than 4,000 fans from his hometown of Millville, New Jersey in the crowd. The two-time All-Star centerfielder grew up in the small town 45 minutes south of Philadelphia.
Shoemaker (1-1) allowed two runs and three hits to beat Cliff Lee (3-4). Shoemaker made his second career start and first this season. The righty was called up to replace Hector Santiago, who was sent to the bullpen after going 0-6 with a 5.19 ERA in seven starts.
Lee allowed four unearned runs and six hits, striking out seven in seven innings. He was hurt by three errors by third baseman Cody Asche.
Ernesto Frieri pitched the ninth for his fifth save in seven tries.
Lee took a 2-0 lead into the sixth, but Asche’s fielding and throwing errors led to four unearned runs. Collin Cowgill led off the inning with a double to left. After Trout struck out, Albert Pujols reached when Asche let his high bouncer go off his glove. Howie Kendrick walked to load the bases.
Chris Iannetta then hit a bouncer to Asche, who pulled catcher Carlos Ruiz off the plate with his throw home. Grant Green’s sacrifice fly tied it at 2. Jimenez followed with a two-run double on a 3-0 pitch, giving the Angels a 4-2 lead.
Jimenez just came up from Triple-A on Monday to replace third baseman Ian Stewart, who went on the 15-day disabled list one day after he was hit on the left hand by a pitch.
In the bottom half, Jimenez made a diving grab on Marlon Byrd’s liner and tagged Chase Utley for a double play.
Domonic Brown hit a triple off reliever Fernando Salas and scored on Ruiz’s sacrifice fly in the seventh to get the Phillies within 4-3.
Shoemaker retired the first nine batters before Ben Revere hit a hard single just past second baseman Kendrick. One out later, Utley ripped an RBI triple into the right-field corner to make it 1-0.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia challenged the safe call at third, but a video review upheld it following a delay of 3:33.
Ryan Howard hit an RBI single through the vacated hole at shortstop for a 2-0 lead.
Padres 2, Reds 1
CINCINNATI — Chase Headley homered in the ninth inning off Aroldis Chapman, the first hit the hard-throwing lefty allowed since his return from being hit in the head by a line drive, and the San Diego Padres beat the Cincinnati Reds.
The Padres got their season-high fourth straight win despite managing only three hits. Seth Smith had the only two hits that Mike Leake allowed in the first eight innings.
Headley connected on a 99 mph fastball from Chapman (0-1), who was making his second appearance since undergoing surgery to repair damage after being struck in the left eye and nose during a spring training game.
Joaquin Benoit (1-0) allowed a walk in the eighth. Huston Street got the last three outs for his 12th save in as many chances. Street hasn’t allowed a run in his last 10 innings.
Tigers 4, Orioles 1
BALTIMORE — Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer off Tommy Hunter with two outs in the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers, down to their last strike, rallied past the Baltimore Orioles.
After being held scoreless on three hits over the first eight innings, the Tigers used a reversed call to win. Detroit was 0-12 when trailing going into the ninth before mounting the improbable comeback.
Hunter held a 1-0 lead before giving up a leadoff single to Alex Avila. Pinch-runner Rajai Davis was called out trying to steal, but Detroit manager Brad Ausmus challenged the call and after looking at the replay, umpires overturned the call.
Hunter (1-1) got two straight outs before working the count on Torii Hunter to 1-2. The at-bat ended in a walk, and Cabrera hit an 0-1 curveball over the center-field wall for his sixth home run.
Victor Martinez then homered, too.
Blue Jays 5, Indians 4
TORONTO — R.A. Dickey won for the third time in four starts, Juan Francisco homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians.
Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera threw out Carlos Santana at the plate to end the eighth inning, preserving Toronto’s one-run lead.
Dickey (4-3) allowed two earned runs and four hits in six-plus innings. He walked two and struck out six.
Casey Janssen, activated off the disabled list Sunday, finished for his first save.
Justin Masterson (2-2) matched a season high by allowing five runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings.
Sandberg says he got
food poisoning at Citi Field
PHILADELPHIA — Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg says a Shake Shack hamburger at Citi Field gave him food poisoning during Philadelphia’s weekend series at the New York Mets.
Sandberg says he lost six pounds in two days because he became sick after eating the burger. Mets first baseman Lucas Duda also says a burger from the same place made him ill.
“A couple of coaches took a bite and didn’t like what they saw and threw the rest away,” Sandberg told reporters before Tuesday’s game. “I was in a rush, so I ended up putting it away. I had one piece of toast in two days, and I’m feeling fine about that. I don’t want anything in my stomach.”
Shake Shack runs one of the most popular concession stands at the Mets home, with long lines every game.