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Baseball-Highlights of Saturday's Major League Baseball games

(Adds late games) April 12 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's Major League Baseball Games. - - - Yankees 7, Red Sox 4 Catcher Brian McCann hit two of five home runs for the New York Yankees in a home victory over the Boston Red Sox. Right-hander Hiroki Kuroda (2-1) allowed four runs for his second straight victory and first win over the Red Sox in four career starts. Boston starter John Lackey allowed six runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings. He also gave up a career-high four home runs. - - - Twins 7, Royals 1 The Minnesota Twins got timely hitting and a great start from pitcher Ricky Nolasco in a big home win over the Kansas City Royals. After a leadoff home run by second baseman Brian Dozier in the first inning, the Twins blew the game open in the second, capitalizing on two Kansas City errors to score six runs. - - - Indians 12, White Sox 6 Ryan Raburn hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh inning of a tied game and David Murphy drove in four runs as the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox on the road. The Indians (6-6) tacked on four runs in the ninth inning thanks to Murphy's triple with the bases loaded and a Mike Aviles RBI single off Chicago left-hander Donnie Veal. - - - Cardinals 10, Cubs 4 First baseman Matt Adams hit his first home run of the season to spark a four-run second inning and the St. Louis Cardinals won at home over the Chicago Cubs. A five-run fourth inning blew the game open. St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright allowed a home run to left fielder Junior Lake on his first pitch of the game, only the second time in 188 career starts that Wainwright has allowed a leadoff homer. - - - Rays 1, Reds 0 First baseman James Loney hit a home run and right-hander Alex Cobb pitched seven shutout innings, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a road victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Cobb (2-0) allowed only four hits through seven innings, with no walks and five strikeouts while throwing 87 pitches. The teams combined to go 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position and strand eight runners. - - - Rockies 1, Giants 0 The Colorado bullpen picked up for injured starter Brett Anderson with six innings of shutout relief, completing a combined three-hit shutout as the Rockies edged the San Francisco Giants. Right-handers Tommy Kahnle (2-0), Matt Belisle and Adam Ottavino, left-hander Rex Brothers and right-handed closer LaTroy Hawkins held the Giants scoreless on two hits over six inning after Anderson sustained an index-finger contusion on his left (pitching) hand while batting in the top of the fourth inning. - - - Phillies 5, Marlins 4 (10 innings) The Philadelphia Phillies offense struggled mightily after the fourth inning as they struggled to edge the Miami Marlins. Jimmy Rollins hit a 2-2 pitch from Dan Jennings over the left-field wall with one out in the 10th inning to give the Phillies their second straight win. - - - Orioles 2, Blue Jays 1 (12 innings) Baltimore left fielder David Lough singled home second baseman Steve Lombardozzi with one out in the 12th inning and the Orioles defeated the Toronto Blue Jays. With one out in the 12th inning, Lombardozzi tripled over the head of center fielder Colby Rasmus. Lough, who went 2-for-5, then lined a single to short left field off reliever Todd Redmond (0-1) to bring Lombardozzi home. - - - Brewers 3, Pirates 2 Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-4 and drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning streak to eight games with a home victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lucroy came through after the Brewers squandered a golden scoring opportunity in the seventh, stranding runners at second and third with nobody out. - - - Astros 6, Rangers 5 (10 innings) Second baseman Jose Altuve's sacrifice fly brought in pinch-runner Marwin Gonzalez with the winning run in the 10th inning and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers. Left-hander Kevin Chapman (1-0) earned the victory, while right-hander Anthony Bass retired the Rangers in the bottom of the 10th to earn the save. - - - Braves 6, Nationals 3 The Upton Brothers combined for five hits, three runs and two RBIs to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals. Center fielder B.J. Upton went 2-for-5 with his first homer of the year and left fielder Justin Upton was 3-for-4 with two doubles. First baseman Freddie Freeman added three hits, including his third home run in the eighth inning to provide insurance. - - - Tigers 6, Padres 2 Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander beat the San Diego Padres with his arm and bat. Verlander, who the Padres passed on with the first pick of the 2004 draft, held the Padres to two runs on eight hits over seven innings as the Detroit Tigers evened their three game-series. Verlander also got the first two hits of his major league career and scored his first run, which turned out to be the eventual winning run for the Tigers. - - - Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 5 Los Angeles first baseman Adrian Gonzalez homered for the third straight game and right-hander Zack Greinke won his third game of the season as the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks. The two-run homer by Gonzalez in the fourth inning gave the Dodgers a 4-0 lead, his fourth homer of the season and his 26th against the Diamondbacks, the most among active major leaguers. Greinke (3-0) gave up eight hits and struck out eight before leaving with a 6-1 lead in the sixth inning after throwing 103 pitches. - - - Athletics 3, Mariners 1 Sonny Gray had a two-run lead by the time he took the mound for his first pitch and that was all the Oakland starting pitcher needed in the Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners on the road. Gray (2-0) gave up five hits in seven solid innings, allowing just one run while striking out nine, before the Oakland bullpen closed out the win. - - - Mets 7, Angels 6 (13 innings) Anthony Recker hit a home run in the 13th inning as the New York Mets outlasted the Los Angeles Angels. One night after the Angels won in 11 innings, the Mets gained some revenge in another marathon game. But they had to sweat after Raul Ibanez crushed a three-run homer off Mets closer Jose Valverde with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to send the game to extra innings. (Editing By Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina/Peter Rutherford)