MLB roundup: Andy Dirks homers in place of Young Williams' MVP plaque sells for $300K

Published: Saturday, April 28 2012 11:00 p.m. MDT

Detroit Tigers' Andy Dirks hits a three-run home run off New York's Freddy Garcia.

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in three runs and Drew Smyly pitched into the seventh inning for his first major league win to help Detroit snap a five-game losing streak with a 7-5 win over the Yankees on Saturday.

Andy Dirks hit a three-run homer in the first inning off Freddy Garcia (0-2) and made two nice defensive plays in left field as he replaced regular Delmon Young.

ANGELS 2, INDIANS 1: At Cleveland, Dan Haren pitched eight strong innings for Los Angeles and Albert Pujols remained homerless.

Torii Hunter hit a solo homer for Los Angeles, which snapped a five-game losing streak.

BLUE JAYS 7, MARINERS 0: At Toronto, Brandon Morrow pitched six innings and Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam as Toronto snapped a four-game losing streak.

Morrow (2-1) won his second straight start and improved to 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA in three starts against the team that drafted him fifth overall in 2006.

RED SOX 1, WHITE SOX 0: At Chicago, Jon Lester outdueled Jake Peavy, lifting the Boston Red Sox to their sixth straight win.

ORIOLES 10, ATHLETICS 1: At Baltimore, Wei-Yin Chen pitched seven strong innings and Chris Davis had four RBIs.

RANGERS 7, RAYS 2: At Arlington, Texas, Colby Lewis allowed one run in six innings, Josh Hamilton had a two-run single and the Texas Rangers snapped Tampa Bay's six-game winning streak.

National League

CARDINALS 7, BREWERS 3: At St. Louis, Yadier Molina tied his career high by going 4-for-4 with a two-run homer, and Kyle Lohse allowed three runs over six innings to run his record to 4-0 for the first time.

Molina's home run with one out in the sixth off Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada (0-1) broke a 3-3 tie.

REDS 6, ASTROS 0: At Cincinnati, Jay Bruce homered for the third consecutive game and drove in four runs to back Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto.

Bruce had a two-run double and Brandon Phillips added two hits for the Reds.

PHILLIES 5, CUBS 2: At Philadelphia, Carlos Ruiz homered and drove in three runs and Joe Blanton threw 71/3 sharp innings.

Jimmy Rollins, back in the leadoff spot for the first time this season, added a two-run double for the Phillies.

MARLINS 3, DIAMONDBACKS 2: At Miami, Hanley Ramirez hit a run-scoring single with two outs in the ninth inning to snap Miami's losing streak at six games.

METS 7, ROCKIES 5: At Denver, Dillon Gee shook off one tough inning in an otherwise strong outing and Lucas Duda homered and singled to drive in four runs.

PIRATES 4, BRAVES 2: At Atlanta, Alex Presley had two hits to extend his career-best hitting streak to 12 games, scoring two runs to provide Erik Bedard some support.

GIANTS 2, PADRES 1: At San Francisco, Tim Lincecum pitched eight sharp innings in his longest start of the season and had an infield single with two outs in the sixth.

DODGERS 4, NATIONALS 3 (10 INNINGS): At Los Angeles, Matt Kemp homered leading off the 10th inning, spoiling Bryce Harper's major league debut.



BOSTON — Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams' 1949 MVP plaque sold Saturday for nearly $300,000 at the first major auction of his sports, military and personal memorabilia.

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