Quentin Charges The Mound – MLB Roundup For April 12th
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres slugger Carlos Quentin rushed the mound and wrestled Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke (GREHN’-kee) to the ground after getting hit by a pitch last night, leading to a bench-clearing brawl between the teams.
After he was plunked on the left shoulder in the sixth inning, Quentin started walking toward the mound. Greinke appeared to say something and Quentin then charged the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner.
They dropped their shoulders and collided, and Quentin tackled the pitcher to the grass. Both ended up on the bottom of a huge scrum as players from both sides ran onto the field and jumped in.
When they were finally pulled apart, Quentin was led off the field by teammate Mark Kotsay. Greinke walked off toward the Dodgers’ dugout, his uniform top disheveled.
The Dodgers won 3-2.
UNDATED (AP) — Angel Pagan (pah-GAHN’) had a go-ahead sacrifice fly after pitcher Ryan Vogelsong walked with the bases loaded to tie it in the fifth inning, and the San Francisco Giants rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 at Wrigley Field. Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run double in a four-run fourth inning for the defending World Series champion Giants.
In other baseball action:
__ Oakland finished a three-game sweep of the L.A. Angels, 8-1. The Athletics rapped out 16 hits in winning their eighth straight game. Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the sixth inning. Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EHN’-ehs SEHS’-peh-dehs) also went deep.
— A.J. Pierzynski (peer-ZIN’-skee) homered, David Murphy snapped a 2-all tie with an RBI single in the fifth, and the Texas Rangers toppled Seattle ace Felix Hernandez in a 4-3 win over the Mariners.
__ The Washington Nationals improved to 6-0 at home by sweeping a three-game interleague series with the Chicago White Sox, winning the finale 7-4. Dan Haren got his first win as a National by going five innings. After the White Sox chose to intentionally walk Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman delivered a two-run double.
__ Chris Davis hit his sixth homer and Adam Jones drove in two runs, including a tiebreaking double, to lead the Baltimore Orioles past the Boston Red Sox 3-2. The Orioles took two of three in Fenway.
__ Prince Fielder drove in four runs and Torii Hunter knocked in three to help Detroit rout Toronto 11-1. Miguel Cabrera tripled, scored twice and stole a base in the Tigers win. Detroit posted a five-run second inning to knock Blue Jays starter Josh Johnson out of the game. Doug Fister scattered eight hits over eight innings to improve to 2-0.
__ For the second straight night, the Yankees and Indians were rained out in Cleveland. No makeup date was announced. However, both teams have an open date May 13 and it’s possible they will play a doubleheader that day.
UNDATED (AP) — Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham is expected to miss about six weeks because of a broken bone in his left wrist that will require surgery.
Beckham suffered the injury in a game against Washington on Tuesday and an MRI showed the extent of the damage.
In other baseball news:
__ Seattle acquired pitcher Aaron Harang from the Colorado Rockies for minor league right-hander Steven Hensley and cash. Harang was 10-10 with the Dodgers last year.
__ Seattle outfielder Michael Saunders was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained AC joint of his right shoulder.