Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

American League Roundup: Aviles' Walk-Off Hit Gives Indians Win

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

American League Roundup: Aviles' Walk-Off Hit Gives Indians Win

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A two-out run-scoring single by Mike Aviles in the ninth inning gave the host Cleveland Indians a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.

Asdrubal Cabrera led off the inning with a double against Casey Fien (3-1). The hit went over the head of infielder Eduardo Escobar, who misjudged the ball that landed on the warning track.

After Lonnie Chisenhall's sacrifice bunt, Yan Gomes grounded out. Aviles hit a hard ground ball on a 1-1 pitch into center field for Cleveland's first walk-off win of the season.

John Axford (1-3), who had allowed game-winning home runs in his previous two outings, survived a shaky ninth. He retired the first two hitters, but Danny Santana doubled down the right-field line. After Brian Dozier walked on a 3-2 pitch, third baseman Carlos Santana leaned into the stands to catch Sam Fuld's foul popup.

Danny Salazar, who hit 100 mph on the Progressive Field radar gun several times, took a 3-1 lead into the seventh, but Minnesota tied the game on pinch-hitter Santana's RBI single and Dozier's sacrifice fly.

Salazar allowed three runs and struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings.

Ricky Nolasco gave up three runs with nine strikeouts in six innings.


A's, Mariners split DH

Drew Pomeranz (2-1) pitched five scoreless innings and host Oakland salvaged a split of a doubleheader in the nightcap with a 2- 0 victory over Seattle. The Mariners overcame a shaky start from Felix Hernandez to win the opener 6-4 on Justin Smoak's two-out single in the 10th inning.

Tigers 3, Astros 2

Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the first and Rick Porcello pitched effectively into the seventh to lead Detroit to its eighth straight win. Victor Martinez homered for the host Tigers, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.

Orioles 4, Rays 3

Adam Jones hit a pair of solo homers and Jonathan Schoop launched a tiebreaking, two-run shot that sent visiting Baltimore past Tampa Bay. Jones hit leadoff homers in both the second and fourth off Cesar Ramos. It was his fourth multihomer game.

Yankees 9, Angels 2

Derek Jeter ended a home run drought and New York kept Hector Santiago winless in seven starts. …

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