Baseball roundup: Reds stay red-hot, top Padres

Published: Friday, Aug. 3 2012 12:25 a.m. MDT

Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto, left, and Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler, right, sit in the team dugout before the start of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/John F. Rhodes)

Associated Press

CINCINNATI — Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer and Johnny Cueto overcame a pair of rare long balls to pitch into the eighth inning Thursday and lead the surging Cincinnati Reds to their 13th win in 14 games, 9-4 over the San Diego Padres.

Scott Rolen had three hits, Frazier had three RBIs and Jay Bruce drove in two runs, helping push the Reds to 23 games over .500 (64-41) for the first time since Sept. 4, 2010.

METS 9, GIANTS 1: At San Francisco, Ronny Cedeno drove in five runs to match his career high, Jason Bay had only his second multi-RBI game this year.

NATIONALS 3, PHILLIES 0: At Washington, Ross Detwiler pitched three-hit ball for seven innings and Adam LaRoche homered.

BRAVES 6, MARLINS 1: At Atlanta, Chipper Jones and Freddie Freeman each hit a two-run double, and Atlanta scored six runs in the first two innings to beat Miami.

ROCKIES 8, CARDINALS 2: At Denver, Tyler Colvin hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning and rookie Josh Rutledge homered in his fourth straight game, lifting Colorado over St. Louis to avert a three-game sweep.

American League

TWINS 5, RED SOX 0: At Boston, Samuel Deduno allowed two hits in six innings in his third straight strong performance.

ROYALS 7, INDIANS 6 (11): At Kansas City, Mo., Alcides Escobar's RBI single with two outs in the 11th inning gave the City Royals a victory.

RANGERS 15, ANGELS 9: At Arlington, Texas, Josh Hamilton drove in four runs and the Rangers offense bailed out Ryan Dempster in his Texas debut in a victory over the Angels.

The Rangers broke an 8-8 tie after six innings when they scored four runs in the seventh, including Hamilton's two-run double, and added three in the eighth.

ATHLETICS 4, BLUE JAYS 1: At Oakland, Calif., Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer to back another strong outing by Bartolo Colon.

Facebook pages of MLB clubs hacked

Combined reports

ATLANTA — The Facebook pages of several Major League Baseball teams were hacked Thursday afternoon. In some cases, existing content was replaced with status updates ranging from mildly amusing to downright vulgar.

Teams affected included the Miami Marlins, San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs.

According to sports blog Deadspin, the Marlins' page announced: "Just a reminder tonight is FREE PITBULL NIGHT at Marlins Park. The first 10,000 fans ages 18 and under will receive a free rescued fighting Pitbull courtesy of the Dade County Animal Rescue League."

Pit bulls are banned in Miami-Dade County.

DJ EJECTED FROM GAME: The music stopped at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach after a minor league umpire ejected the music DJ for playing "Three Blind Mice" during the game.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Cubs manager Brian Harper was arguing a call at first base when he heard home plate umpire Mario Seneca bellow "you're out."

Harper says he thought he was being kicked out of the game. Instead, the umpire ejected the music man.

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