MLB roundup: Tigers take down ChiSoxDETROIT (AP) — Johnny Damon had a season-high four hits and scored two runs, helping the Detroit Tigers beat Chicago 6-3 Thursday and hand the White Sox their third straight loss.
DETROIT (AP) — Johnny Damon had a season-high four hits and scored two runs, helping the Detroit Tigers beat Chicago 6-3 Thursday and hand the White Sox their third straight loss.
The White Sox fell six games behind idle Minnesota in the AL Central, their largest deficit since June 17.
Detroit has won six of eight to get back above .500 for the first time since July 31.
Rangers 4, Blue Jays 2
TORONTO (AP) — Colby Lewis won for the first time since mid-July and Mitch Moreland drove in three runs to lead Texas to the victory.
The Rangers, who lead the AL West, won their second straight after losing nine of 12.
Rockies 6, Reds 5
DENVER — Chris Nelson swiped home in the eighth inning to send the Colorado Rockies to a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, completing a four-game series sweep and extending their winning streak to season-best seven games.
Cardinals 11, Braves 4
ATLANTA — Colby Rasmus hit a pair of homers, Albert Pujols and Skip Schumaker also connected, and Adam Wainwright bounced back from a shaky first inning to lead the Cardinals past the slumping Atlanta Braves 11-4.
The Braves jumped ahead 3-0 in the first, but the Cardinals rocked Jair Jurrjens (7-5) for five runs in the second — capped by Schumaker’s two-out, two-run drive — and the rout was on.