MLB: Angels, Jays secure victories

May 15, 2014 - 7:15:56 am
Cardinals’ Greg Garcia is congratulated by team-mates during the game against the Chicago Cubs yesterday.

LOS ANGELES: Matt Shoemaker earned his first major league victory while Luis Jimenez drove in two runs as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 yesterday at the MLB.

Phillies third baseman Cody Asche committed three errors, two of which led to four unearned runs in the sixth inning.

With the Angels trailing 2-0 Asche threw wildly to the plate after fielding a high chop by catcher Chris Iannetta, allowing Cowgill to score.

Left fielder Grant Green drove in the tying run with a sacrifice fly, and Jimenez doubled in two runs to make it 4-2.

Juan Francisco homered, doubled and drove in two runs to power the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians at Rogers Center.

Francisco, getting the start at third base, homered in the fifth inning, his sixth of the season, and hit a run-scoring double in the sixth.

Toronto designated hitter Adam Lind also hit a two-run double as part of a three-run sixth.

Chase Headley’s solo home run in the ninth inning off Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman lifted the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 victory at Great American Ball Park.

Headley’s home run came was the third baseman’s fourth of the season.

Second baseman Brandon Phillips went 3-for-4 with a double and a RBI and made three nifty defensive plays for Cincinnati.

Right fielder Seth Smith collected two of San Diego’s three hits.

Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer off Tommy Hunter with two outs in the top of ninth inning while Victor Martinez added a solo shot to give the Detroit Tigers a 4-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in the other match.

Orioles centre fielder Adam Jones homered in the first inning yesterday.REUTERS