AL roundup: O’s Gonzalez throws 4-hit shutout

9/4/2014
ASSOCIATED PRESS

BALTIMORE — Miguel Gonzalez pitched a four-hitter for his first career complete game, and the Baltimore Orioles hit three home runs off Dylan Axelrod in a 6-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.

Gonzalez (8-7) had a season-high eight strikeouts, walked one, and allowed only one hit through the first seven innings — a line drive single to Ryan Ludwick in the fifth.

The Reds added two singles in the eighth before leaving the bases loaded, and Jay Bruce singled with two outs in the ninth.

David Lough and Jonathan Schoop hit solo shots before Chris Davis connected with a man on in the fourth to make it 4-0. That was more than enough offense for Gonzalez, who has given up four runs over his last 27 1/​3 innings.

American League

MARINERS 2, ATHLETICS 1: At Oakland, Kyle Seager and Corey Hart homered leading off the seventh inning to win the three-game series between the AL playoff contenders.

The home runs erased a stellar start by Jon Lester (13-10) and helped Mariners ace Felix Hernandez (14-5) win for the first time in four outings.

Adam Dunn homered in the fourth for the only run Hernandez allowed in eight innings. Hernandez gave up three hits, struck out four and walked two to outduel Lester in a matchup of two of the AL's best pitchers.

YANKEES 5, RED SOX 1: At New York, Brian McCann homered among his career high-tying four hits.

McCann homered a day earlier as the Yankees got battered by Boston, leaving them five games behind for the second AL wild-card spot. In the rematch with the last-place Red Sox, he drove in three runs and gave an early cushion to Hiroki Kuroda (10-8).

BLUE JAYS 7, RAYS 4: At St. Petersburg, Fla., Dioner Navarro and Edwin Encarnacion each hit two-run home runs and Toronto rolled to a fourth straight win. Adam Lind had four straight hits and scored twice for the Jays, who have won a road series against the Rays for the first time in more than seven years.

Marcus Stroman pitched five shutout innings before giving up two runs on four hits in the sixth.