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Gibson, Twins shut down Tigers

2014-06-13T21:30:00Z 2014-06-13T22:42:27Z Gibson, Twins shut down TigersThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 13, 2014 9:30 pm  • 

Kyle Gibson threw seven innings and Eduardo Escobar hit a solo homer in the third and drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

Detroit left seven on base against Gibson. The right-hander escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fifth inning by getting Miguel Cabrera to ground into a double play.

Gibson (6-5) allowed five hits and two walks while striking out three. He threw seven scoreless innings for a second straight start and held an opponent without a run for the third time in four outings.

Blue Jays 4, Orioles 0: Drew Hutchison scattered six hits over seven innings in another sparkling performance on the road, and Toronto got a two-run homer from Juan Francisco.

Hutchison (5-4) outpitched Ubaldo Jimenez (2-8), who allowed two runs and three hits in six innings but fell to 0-6 at home.

The difference was Francisco's 11th home run, a second-inning drive into the Baltimore bullpen following a walk to Brett Lawrie.

Red Sox 10, Indians 3: A.J. Pierzynski, Mike Napoli and Dustin Pedroia hit two-run doubles and Boston scored its season-high in runs.

After managing just one run in a three-game series at Baltimore, Boston won its second straight over Cleveland, which has lost four in a row.

The Red Sox entered the game with the fourth-lowest batting average in the AL. But they are 4-2 after a five-game losing streak that began with three consecutive losses in Cleveland.

Braves 4, Angels 3: Evan Gattis and Chris Johnson hit back-to-back homers in the first inning and the Atlanta edged Los Angeles for its first interleague win.

The Braves were 0-6 against American League teams before taking advantage of four runs in the first on the two homers off C.J. Wilson (7-6), including a three-run shot by Gattis.

Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left the game with a bruised right hand after being hit by a pitch from Wilson in the first inning. The Braves said X-rays were negative and Heyward is day to day.

Cardinals 1, Nationals 0: Lance Lynn threw eight innings of two-hit ball and Matt Adams homered on his first swing since coming off the disabled list, leading St. Louis over Jordan Zimmermann and Washington.

Lynn (7-4) struck out eight with no walks against the National League East leaders, who had won 10 of 13. Trevor Rosenthal added three more strikeouts in the ninth, working around rookie second baseman Kolten Wong's two-out error on Dennard Span's routine grounder for his 18th save in 21 chances.

Zimmermann (5-3) gave up three hits, two of them by Adams, in eight innings. He is 0-5 against the Cardinals and 0-2 against the Pirates, the only two NL teams he hasn't beaten.

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