MLB roundup: Giants post historic shutout

Published: Wednesday, June 27 2012 11:00 p.m. MDT

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum fanned eight batters in seven innings.

Associated Press




SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum won for the first time in nearly two months to end the worst drought of his career, throwing four-hit ball over seven innings and the San Francisco Giants held the Dodgers scoreless for the third straight game in a 3-0 win Wednesday.

Angel Pagan added an RBI single and drew a bases-loaded walk to back Lincecum (3-8) as the Giants moved into a first-place tie in the NL West with just their second sweep of the season — and the first time in franchise history shutting out the Dodgers in a three-game series spanning 123 seasons.

BREWERS 8, REDS 4: At Cincinnati, Rickie Weeks and Cody Ransom hit two-run homers off Homer Bailey and the Milwaukee Brewers avoided a three-game sweep.

METS 17, CUBS 1: At Chicago, Daniel Murphy homered twice, Scott Hairston hit a grand slam and David Wright drove in five runs in a rout.

BRAVES 6, DIAMONDBACKS 4: At Atlanta, Chipper Jones and Jason Heyward homered and the Atlanta Braves withstood Arizona's comeback attempt.

MARLINS 5, CARDINALS 3: At Miami, John Buck and pinch hitter Logan Morrison connected for consecutive home runs in the seventh inning to end the Marlins' eight-game losing streak against the Cardinals.

ASTROS 1, PADRES 0: At Houston, Lucas Harrell pitched his first complete game and left fielder J.D. Martinez threw out a runner at the plate in the ninth inning.

PIRATES 11, PHILLIES 7: At Philadelphia, Chase Utley homered in his first at-bat of the season, but Pittsburgh spoiled his return by connecting for three home runs.

NATIONALS 11, ROCKIES 5: At Denver, Jordan Zimmermann pitched seven strong innings and Ryan Zimmerman and Tyler Moore both homered for the second straight game.

American League

RED SOX 10, BLUE JAYS 4: At Boston, the Red Sox scored six runs in the first inning against a wild Ricky Romero, David Ortiz hit his 399th career homer and Boston earned its fifth straight series win.

YANKEES 5, INDIANS 4: At New York, Andy Pettitte broke his ankle on the same day the Yankees put CC Sabathia on the disabled list and Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead homer to help New York to a three-game sweep.

WHITE SOX 12, TWINS 5: At Minneapolis, Chris Sale won again, pitching seven easy innings with support from a three-run homer by Adam Dunn.

ROYALS 5, RAYS 4: At Kansas City, Mo., Billy Butler greeted reliever Burke Badenhop with a solo home run in the eighth inning, powering Kansas City to a three-game sweep.

ATHLETICS 2, MARINERS 1: At Seattle, Jarrod Parker struck out a career-high nine in seven dominant innings, Yoenis Cespedes and Coco Crisp homered for Oakland's only two hits.

ANGELS 13, ORIOLES 1: At Baltimore, Torii Hunter homered and scored four runs, Jered Weaver pitched into the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Angels earned a two-game sweep.

RANGERS 13, TIGERS 9: At Arlington, Texas, David Murphy went 4-for-5 with two home runs and matched his career high with five RBIs to make a winner out of Roy Oswalt.

Sabathia on DL; Pettitte breaks ankle


NEW YORK — Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained groin before New York's rotation took another hit when fellow lefty Andy Pettitte broke his left ankle on a line drive.

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