Babe Ruth season opens in extra frames
Brandon Lee tripled with one out in the eighth inning and scored on Jason VanSooey’s fielder’s choice as the Cardinals edged the Yankees, 5-4, during the opening week of the South Lake Tahoe Babe Ruth season.
Matt Connelly and Carlos Romero combined for seven of the Cards’ nine hits.
Lee relieved Connelly in the eighth inning to pick up the victory.
Troy Denkler and Jared Uppendahl tripled for the Yankees, and Steve Gerken picked up two hits.
Marlins 16, Diamondbacks 4
Toby O’Brien stroked two triples and a double and knocked in two runs as the Marlins hammered the Diamondbacks.
Justin Osbourne and Matt McGuffin also tripled for the Marlins. David Bosson, Corey Poulen, McGuffin and Osbourne had two hits for the winners.
Marlins pitchers O’Brien and Ben Troglia combined on a two-hitter and eight strikeouts.
Mariners 19, Pirates 4
Mike Hennessy and John Capitani singled twice during an 11-run third inning as the Mariners rolled to the easy win.
Chris Hannum drove in four Mariners runs with a pair of triples. Hennessy and Capitani led the M’s with three hits.
Garrett McIntyre and T.J. Prevost clubbed two hits for the Pirates.
Hennessy and Hudson Wilvers teamed up for an eight-hitter and six strikeouts.
Rangers 21, Devil Rays 8
The Rangers used 14 hits and nine bases on balls to cruise past the Devil Rays.
Tommy Araujo had four hits, including a triple, and scored three Rangers runs. Brandon Tinlin chipped in with three hits; Matt Woronkiewicz had two hits and scored five runs; and Cary White delivered two hits and stepped on home plate four times.
Jarrad Xavier topped the Devil Rays with three hits and Jarrod Beer had two hits, including a triple.
A’s 17, Rockies 13
Anthony Miranda swatted a three-run homer and Thomas Hunter scored five runs as the A’s outlasted the Rockies.
The A’s broke a 13-13 tie with four runs in the sixth inning. Adam McGucken tripled and Peter Chiarpotti doubled during the game-turning sixth frame.
Miranda led the A’s with three hits, while Chiarpotti, Hunter, Travis Purdy and Chris Rothenburger supplied two hits.
Andy Mora came through with three hits and two runs for the Rockies.
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