Yankees Go Deep For Pettitte – MLB Roundup For April 10th
UNDATED (AP) — Robinson Cano (kuh-NOH’) hit one of New York’s five homers and drove in five runs, Andy Pettitte (PEHT’-iht) pitched seven solid innings and the Yankees romped to a 14-1 win over the Cleveland Indians,
The 40-year-old Pettitte is 4-0.
In other baseball action:
— Kris Medlen allowed only an unearned run in seven innings and the Atlanta Braves earned their fifth consecutive victory by beating the punchless Miami Marlins 3-2. The Braves improved to 7-1, their best start since 2007.
— Michael Young and Ryan Howard homered, Cliff Lee came within one out of a complete game and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 8-3.
— Will Venable homered and hit a bases-loaded triple for the San Diego Padres, who rebounded from a dreadful six-game trip to win their home opener 9-3 against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.
— Lance Lynn struck out 10 in six sharp innings and rookie Matt Adams connected for his first career pinch-hit homer as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-1.
— Pinch-hitter Scott Hairston had a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and David DeJesus (deh-HAY’-zoos) added a two-run single, lifting the Chicago Cubs over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3.
— Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to cap San Francisco’s rally from a four-run deficit and the Giants went on to beat the Colorado Rockies for the eighth straight time, 9-6.
— The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 for their first winning streak of the season. Garrett Jones had three hits and drove in two.
— In the interleague game, the Washington Nationals held off the Chicago White Sox 8-7. Adam LaRoche homered twice to end a 0-for-15 start to his season. Jayson Werth hit a two-run homer and Ian Desmond hit a solo shot to help reliever Craig Stammen win his second game of the year.
Over in the AL:
— It took Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera into the second week of the baseball season to hit his home run. It was part of a productive day for the AL MVP as Detroit topped Toronto 7-3. The homer was among four hits for Cabrera who also drove in four runs and scored three.
— Kansas City beat Minnesota 7-4. Jeremy Guthrie won his career-best seventh straight decision, dating to last season.
— Lance Berkman had a key two-run single among three hits and the Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1.
— John Jaso’s three-run homer sparked a five-run seventh inning that carried Oakland past the L.A. Angels 9-5.
— Lowly Houston routed Seattle 16-9 behind a 22-hit attack. Chris Carter had four hits and drove in three.
UNDATED (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter ran on a field for the first time in several weeks, his biggest steps yet in his comeback from injury.
Manager Joe Girardi (jer-AR’-dee) said Jeter did some sprints, took grounders and hit indoors at the team’s training complex in Tampa, Fla.
Girardi has been watching videotapes of Jeter’s workouts and said the perennial All-Star “looked as good as at any point that I had seen him in spring training.”
Jeter hasn’t played since March 23. He was placed on the disabled list on March 31 and there’s no timetable on when the 38-year-old will be activated.
In other baseball news:
— The Los Angeles Angels placed ace Jered Weaver on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left elbow. The right-hander is expected to miss at least four weeks. Weaver left Sunday’s loss against the Texas Rangers early after jamming his non-throwing arm while dodging a line drive. He was initially said to have suffered a strained elbow.
— Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke (REHN’-ih-kee) went to a Chicago hospital emergency room Tuesday because of back pain but rejoined the team hours later for a game at Wrigley Field.
— St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte (maht) faces reconstructive elbow surgery if his condition does not improve in the next three weeks or so. Motte, who had a career-high 42 saves last season, has been shut down since late March because of a strained right elbow.
— Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Jeff Niemann decided on season-ending shoulder surgery after his arm didn’t respond well to a move to the bullpen. Niemann’s surgery to repair his labrum and rotator cuff will be performed today in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by Texas Rangers team doctor Keith Meister, who gave the pitcher a second opinion Monday.