MLB roundup: Toronto keeps Cliff Lee winless

Cliff Lee sits in the dugout after being pulled in the eighth inning of the Phillies’ loss to the Blue Jays.

The Philadelphia Phillies found yet another way to cost Cliff Lee his first victory of the season.

Rajai Davis drove home the winning run Saturday with a two-out drive in the 10th inning that bounced over the wall as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied past the visiting Phillies, 6-5, extending Lee’s winless streak to 11 starts.

The Phillies, who have lost 11 of their last 14, fell to 1-8 in games decided in the final at-bat. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins also made a costly throwing error.


“That’s kind of how we play,’’ exasperated manager Charlie Manuel said. “We find a way to lose the game.’’

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John Mayberry Jr. hit a three-run homer, but Philadelphia couldn’t hold on despite taking a 5-2 lead into the eighth.

After Toronto scored three times in the eighth to make it 5-5, Yunel Escobar drew a leadoff walk in the 10th from Joe Savery (0-2). Escobar moved up on a balk, advanced to third on Mike McCoy’s groundout, and scored when Davis squared up an 0-and-2 pitch and hit a drive that hopped over the left-center field wall.

By baseball’s official scoring rules, Davis was credited with a single, even though balls bouncing over walls most often are ground-rule doubles. Since Escobar only had to advance one base, Davis’s hit went as a single.

Angels 2, Diamondbacks 0 - Ervin Santana took a perfect game into the seventh inning before finishing with a one-hitter, and Mark Trumbo hit a two-run homer in host Los Angeles’s victory over Arizona.


Santana (4-7) bounced back from several rough outings by retiring Arizona’s first 20 hitters before Justin Upton’s two-out single to center in the seventh.

Marlins 4, Rays 3 - Scott Cousins hit a tiebreaking RBI triple in the 15th inning and struggling Miami edged Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Justin Ruggiano doubled with one out and raced home when Cousins, playing his second game since being recalled from the minors, sent a pitch from Brandon Gomes (1-2) down the right-field line.

Orioles 5, Braves 0 - Jason Hammel pitched a one-hitter for his first career shutout, allowing only Jason Heyward’s two-out single in the seventh inning, and visiting Baltimore beat Atlanta. Hammel struck out eight and walked two, throwing 65 of 102 pitches for strikes.

Reds 4, Mets 1 - Homer Bailey pitched out of trouble for eight innings, Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer, and visiting Cincinnati beat New York for its fifth straight victory.


Tigers 4, Rockies 1 - Doug Fister pitched six shutout innings in his return from the disabled list for a ribcage strain, Miguel Cabrera homered and circled the bases again when Colorado twice misplayed his comebacker, and host Detroit defeated Colorado.

Cardinals 10, Royals 7 - Matt Holliday homered and drove in five runs and Yadier Molina homered and drove in four for host St. Louis.

Brewers 6, Twins 2 - Ryan Braun hit two home runs and a double and Michael Fiers pitched seven strong innings to lead visiting Milwaukee.

Mariners 7, Giants 4 - Jesus Montero and Casper Wells hit long first-inning homers off Tim Lincecum (2-8) as host Seattle beat San Francisco.

Pirates 9, Indians 2 - In Cleveland, A.J. Burnett (7-2) became the first Pittsburgh pitcher since 1990 to win six straight starts, and Pedro Alvarez homered twice.

White Sox 5, Dodgers 4 - Alexei Ramirez opened the scoring with a two-run single and scored the go-ahead run for visiting Chicago, which blew a lead to Los Angeles for the second straight game before coming back to win.

Athletics 6, Padres 4 - Jonny Gomes hit a two-run pinch homer in the seventh inning as host Oakland extended its longest winning streak of the season to five games.

Rangers 8, Astros 3 - Nelson Cruz hit a towering three-run homer the pitch after Adrian Beltre’s two-run single and host Texas went on to victory over Houston, making Justin Grimm a winner in his major league debut.