Major league roundup: Rally keeps Braves rolling

Published: Saturday, July 14 2012 11:57 p.m. MDT

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws to the Texas Rangers in the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Associated Press

ATLANTA — Jason Heyward hit a tiebreaking RBI single to cap a three-run rally and the Atlanta Braves took advantage after the umpires reversed a call, beating the New York Mets 8-7 Saturday for their sixth straight win.

The Braves' comeback prevented R.A. Dickey from getting his 11th win in a row. Bobby Parnell (2-2) gave up RBI singles with two outs in the eighth to Michael Bourn, Martin Prado and Heyward.

Mets manager Terry Collins was ejected while disputing a call in Atlanta's two-run fifth, when Prado was initially called out on an apparent inning-ending double play before umpires conferred and reversed the call.

REDS 3, CARDINALS 2 (10 INNINGS): At Cincinnati, former Cardinal Ryan Ludwick homered in the 10th as the Reds claimed their fifth consecutive victory and stayed atop the NL Central.

CUBS 4, DIAMONDBACKS 1: At Chicago, Ryan Dempster (5-3) pitched six innings to extend his scoreless streak to 33, matching the Cubs' franchise record set by Ken Holtzman in 1969.

PHILLIES 8, ROCKIES 5: At Denver, Vance Worley (5-5) pitched into the seventh inning and hit a two-run double, and Carlos Ruiz added a three-run homer for Philadelphia.

MARLINS 2, NATIONALS 1: At Miami, Mark Buehrle (9-8) outdueled All-Star Gio Gonzalez (12-4) for the Marlins.

PIRATES 6, BREWERS 4: At Milwaukee, Andrew McCutchen hit his fourth homer in the last three games as Pittsburgh remained tied with Cincinnati for the NL Central lead.

PADRES 7, DODGERS 6: At Los Angeles, pinch-runner Everth Cabrera stole home to tie the game with two out in the ninth inning and Will Venable came around with the winning run when closer Kenley Jansen threw the ball away, ending the Padres' 10-game losing streak at Dodger Stadium.

GIANTS 3, ASTROS 2 (12 INNINGS): At San Francisco, Hector Sanchez's RBI single in the 12th inning, his career-best fourth hit of the night, brought home the winning run for the Giants.

American League

ORIOLES 8, TIGERS 6 (13 INNINGS): At Baltimore, Taylor Teagarden, activated off the disabled list, ended his first game with the Orioles by hitting a two-run homer in the 13th to snap Detroit's six-game winning streak.

RAYS 5, RED SOX 3: At St. Petersburg, Fla., David Price (12-4) outpitched Clay Buchholz and Tampa Bay scored twice in the seventh inning without getting a hit to rally past Boston.

ROYALS 6, WHITE SOX 3: At Kansas City, Mo., Alcides Escobar hit a pair of homers off Jake Peavy, the second a go-ahead shot with two outs in the seventh inning, to lift the Royals.

BLUE JAYS 11, INDIANS 9: At Toronto, Edwin Encarnacion hit two home runs and the Blue Jays used an eight-run third inning to beat Cleveland.

YANKEES 5, ANGELS 3: At New York, Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson each hit two-run homers and four pitchers kept Mark Trumbo in the ballpark, denying him a homer in a record sixth straight game against the Yankees.

ATHLETICS 9, TWINS 3: At Minneapolis, Chris Carter and Yoenis Cespedes each homered and drove in three runs apiece for Oakland.

MARINERS 7, RANGERS 0: At Seattle, Felix Hernandez (7-5) struck out 12, allowing just three singles in a complete-game shutout for the Mariners.

Baseball notes: Atlanta acquires shortstop from Reds

Associated Press

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves acquired shortstop Paul Janish in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, and manager Fredi Gonzalez said he will be in the lineup when veteran pitcher Ben Sheets makes his first start of the season today against the New York Mets.

Atlanta sent minor league right-hander Todd Redmond to Cincinnati for Janish, who has a .981 fielding percentage in 283 career games at shortstop.

To make room for Sheets and Janish, the Braves will send Randall Delgado to Triple-A Gwinnett and place shortstop Jack Wilson on the 15-day disabled list.

The 33-year-old Sheets hasn't appeared in a major league game since he started Oakland's 2-1 loss to Boston on July 19, 2010. The right-hander is 90-92 with a 3.79 ERA in 241 career starts over nine seasons with Milwaukee and Oakland.

Atlanta traded for Janish after it lost starting shortstop Andrelton Simmons to a broken right little finger last Sunday.

CARDS ACTIVATE BERKMAN: The St. Louis Cardinals activated first baseman Lance Berkman off the disabled list Saturday. Berkman had been sidelined since he tore cartilage in his right knee on May 19.

SAUNDERS RETURNS TO D-BACKS: The Arizona Diamondbacks activated left-hander Joe Saunders from the 15-day disabled list.

BUCHHOLZ BACK WITH RED SOX: Boston Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz re-joined the rotation Saturday after being sidelined by a stomach illness.

TIGERS' ROOKIE PLACED ON DL: The Detroit Tigers placed rookie left-hander Drew Smyly on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle in his right side. Smyly is 4-3 with a 4.42 ERA.

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