Sunday Baseball Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — The San Francisco Giants currently own the third-best record in the majors after going 76-86 last season.
Brandon Crawford homered twice and had three RBIs in the Giants' fifth straight victory and ninth in 10 games, 4-1 in Atlanta. Madison Bumgarner allowed an unearned run and three hits while striking out nine in six innings to help the Giants improve to 20-11.
The Braves have suffered six straight losses, their longest skid since an eight-game run in May 2012.
Elsewhere around the majors:
— Cincinnati pulled out a 4-3 win against Milwaukee on Todd Frazier's RBI double in the bottom of the 10th. Brandon Phillips forced extra innings with a game-tying homer in the eighth inning.
— Florida beat the Dodgers 5-4 on Jeff Baker's RBI double with two out in the bottom of the ninth. Giancarlo Stanton homered twice and drove in three runs for Miami, giving him the NL leads with 10 round-trippiers and 36 RBIs.
— The Phillies edged the Nationals 1-0 in Philadelphia as Roberto Hernandez outdueled Gio Gonzalez for the win. Chase Utley hit an RBI single in the first inning for the only run.
— Dillon Gee worked six scoreless innings and the New York Mets avoided a four-game sweep by downing the Rockies 5-1 in Colorado. David Wright, Chris Young, Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda hit RBI doubles for the winners.
— Yadier Molina's two-out, two-run single in the ninth gave St. Louis a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs. Mark Ellis was 3-for-4 with an RBI as the Cardinals salvaged the series finale and ended the Cubs' three-game winning streak.
— Cameron Maybin reached base after an overturned umpire's call before scoring on Yonder Alonso's slow grounder in the ninth inning as San Diego beat Arizona 4-3 to avoid a three-game sweep. Rene Rivera hit a two-run double and later set up the game-winning run by doubling Maybin to third.
— Colby Rasmus hit a grand slam and Melky Cabrera added a two-run homer to lead Toronto past Pittsburgh 7-2. It was just the fourth win in 13 games for Toronto, and it prevented the Pirates from completing their first series sweep of the season.
— Michael Choice smacked a three-run shot, J.P. Arencibia hit his first home run of the season and Prince Fielder added a pair of RBI doubles as Texas walloped the Angels 14-3 in Anaheim. Yu Darvish worked into the seventh inning to earn his first victory in almost a month.
— Wil Myers hit an inside-the-park homer and drove in four runs as Tampa Bay beat CC Sabathia and the Yankees 5-1. Erik Bedard earned his first win as a starter since last June, and Evan Longoria had an early RBI double to help the Rays finish 5-5 on their road trip.
— Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki hit two-run doubles in Minnesota's 5-2 verdict over Baltimore. Phil Hughes gave up two runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings to win his third consecutive start.
— Yoenis Cespedes drove in the go-ahead run on an infield single with the bases loaded in the 10th to give Oakland a 3-2 win at Boston. The Athletics averted a three-game sweep and finished 5-5 on their road trip.
— Justin Verlander took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and won his fourth straight decision as Detroit outscored Kansas City 9-4. Nick Castellanos and Alex Avila homered for the Tigers, who own the American League's best record at 17-9 following their season-high fifth straight win.
— Dayan Viciedo belted a three-run homer in the ninth as the Chicago White Sox stole a victory in Cleveland, 4-3. Indians starter Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 13 over eight innings and left with a 3-1 lead.
— Robinson Cano and Willie Bloomquist each had two RBIs and Seattle scored four times in the third inning of an 8-7 victory at Houston. Bloomquist broke a 1-all tie with a two-run double and Cano followed with his first triple since June 3, 2012.
Tribe loses Bourne
UNDATED (AP) —Indians outfielder Michael Bourn is hoping he won't miss too many games because of a tight left hamstring. Bourn had surgery on his hamstring in October and re-injured it in spring training, forcing him to begin the season on the disabled list. The hamstring began to bother him again on Saturday.
Nyjer Morgan has been recalled from Triple-A Columbus to help fill the void while Bourn recovers.
Also in the majors:
— The Atlanta Braves have activated right-hander Gavin Floyd from the disabled list and optioned left-handed reliever Ian Thomas to Triple-A Gwinnett. Floyd signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Braves in December after his 2013 season with the White Sox was shortened by an elbow injury and surgery.
— Tampa Bay has recalled right-hander Nathan Karns from Triple-A Durham and designated reliever Heath Bell for assignment. Bell is a three-time All-Star who was 1-1 with a 7.27 ERA in 13 appearances for the Rays after being acquired from Arizona in December.