MLB roundup: Orioles roll to a sweep of Dodgers

Wei-Yin Chen pitched six innings of three-hit ball, Chris Davis and Manny Machado homered, and the Orioles beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-1, Saturday night to complete a doubleheader sweep in Baltimore.

The Orioles won the opener, 7-5, rallying from a four-run deficit behind Nolan Reimold, who homered and hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning.

Los Angeles has lost six straight, its longest skid since a seven-game slide last June. The Dodgers will complete their first series in Baltimore since 2002 on Sunday, looking to avert a sweep.


Chen (1-2) allowed one run, walked four, and struck out two to end a six-game losing streak dating to Aug. 19, 2012. The lefthander didn’t let a runner get past first after the first inning.

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Davis hit a solo homer in the second inning and the 20-year-old Machado made it 6-1 with a three-run drive off Josh Beckett in the sixth. Beckett (0-3) has lost five consecutive starts to Baltimore, beginning in 2011 when he was with Boston.

In the opener — a makeup of Friday’s rainout — Los Angeles took a 4-0 lead in the second inning but Hyun-Jin Ryu couldn’t hold the advantage.

Angels 10, Tigers 0 — Mike Trout capped a nine-run first inning against Rick Porcello with his first career grand slam, Garrett Richards pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, and Los Angeles routed Detroit in Anaheim, Calif.

Richards (1-0) fanned eight and walked none and only allowed Prince Fielder’s leadoff single in the second and Miguel Cabrera’s leadoff double in the seventh.


Indians 19, Astros 6 — Jason Giambi and Mark Reynolds each homered and combined to drive in nine runs as visiting Cleveland routed Houston.

The Indians scored 14 runs in the first two innings but Scott Kazmir was unable to get the win in his first major league appearance since he recorded five outs in a start for the Angels on April 3, 2011. He allowed six runs in 3 innings.

Nationals 7, Mets 6 — Bryce Harper homered twice, including a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning, and also doubled to lead visiting Washington over New York.

Yankees 5, Blue Jays 3Reliever Aaron Loup made a two-run throwing error in the 11th inning, allowing New York to get past host Toronto for its ninth win in 11 games.

Rangers 5, Mariners 0— Derek Lowe pitched four hitless innings in relief after starter Nick Tepesch left with a wrist injury, A.J. Pierzynski and David Murphy homered, and host Texas blanked Seattle.


Rays 1, Athletics 0 — Jeremy Hellickson pitched three-hit ball over seven innings and Matt Joyce hit a solo homer to help host Tampa Bay squeak by Oakland.

Rockies 4, Diamondbacks 3— Jorge De La Rosa pitched six innings of two-hit ball, Michael Cuddyer homered, and host Colorado won its season-high eighth in a row by edging Arizona.

Cardinals 5, Phillies 0 — Lance Lynn allowed one hit in seven innings and Carlos Beltran homered for the third straight game to lift visiting St. Louis.

Giants 2, Padres 0 — Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer, Tim Lincecum (2-0) struck out eight in 6 innings, and host San Francisco beat San Diego.

Pirates 3, Braves 1 — James McDonald pitched six dominant innings and Gaby Sanchez hit a two-run homer for host Pittsburgh as Atlanta lost consecutive games for the first time this season.

Brewers 5, Cubs 1 — Jonathan Lucroy homered, Hiram Burgos pitched five innings in his major league debut, and host Milwaukee beat Chicago.

Twins 2, White Sox 1 — Ryan Doumit doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the 10th inning on Alexei Ramirez’s throwing error, and visiting Minnesota beat Chicago.

Reds 3, Marlins 2 — Brandon Phillips had a game-ending sacrifice fly in the 13th inning, boosting host Cincinnati over Miami.