MLB: Workman, Napoli shine as Sox edge out Orioles 1-0

June 12, 2014 - 12:00:00 am
Seattle Mariners’ starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma is relieved in the eighth inning in their game against the New York Yankees yesterday in Seattle. The Yankees beat the Mariners 3-2.

NEW YORK: Boston right-hander Brandon Workman allowed just one hit over 6 2/3 innings and Mike Napoli knocked in the game’s only run with a single in the third as the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 1-0.

Workman struck out four with just one walk for the Red Sox (29-35) in the longest outing of his career. It was his first win since July 30, 2013.

Baltimore (32-31) starter Chris Tillman (5-3) allowed just one run on seven hits with three strikeouts and three walks over six innings.

Adam Wainwright became the first National League pitcher to win nine games this season, and the St. Louis Cardinals sent the Tampa Bay Rays to their third straight shutout loss.

Wainwright (9-3) was hardly dominating, allowing seven hits and two walks in seven innings, while Tampa Bay’s Jake Odorizzi surrendered a run in 7 1/3 innings. St. Louis (34-31) won by shutout for the third consecutive game. Tampa Bay (24-42) lost its 14th of 15, the Rays’ worst 15-game stretch in seven seasons.

Taylor Teagarden returned to the Major Leagues in impressive fashion when the New York Mets’ catcher hit a sixth-inning grand slam to blow open a close game and lift the Mets to a win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Teagarden was called up from the minor leagues and making his first appearance since last August.

The Mets (29-35) snapped a six-game losing streak, while the Brewers (38-27) fell to 3-3 on their current eight-game road trip.

In other game, Twins outclassed Blue Jays 4-0 to earn winning points. REUTERS

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