MLB Wrap: Jays beat Rays in game under protest

MLB Wrap: Jays beat Rays in game under protest
August 23, 2014, 11:00 pm

The Blue Jays celebrate after beating the Rays, 5-4, in 10 innings in a game played under protested Saturday. (USA Today Images)

TORONTO -- Jose Reyes singled home the winning run in the 10th inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Saturday.

Colby Rasmus reached on a bunt single to begin the 10th against Joel Peralta (2-4) and stole second as Munenori Kawasaki struck out for the second out.

Jeff Beliveau came on to face Reyes, who grounded a single between second and third. Rasmus slid home safely, knocking over catcher Curt Casali as the ball rolled away.

Dustin McGowan (5-3) worked one inning for the win, and the Blue Jays improved to 6-13 in August.

Toronto took a 4-3 lead in the seventh when Dioner Navarro hit a two-run homer off Brad Boxberger, but closer Casey Janssen couldn't hold on. Pinch-hitter James Loney singled home the tying run with one out in the ninth, handing Janssen his fourth blown save (see full recap).

Ackley's 3-run HR lifts Sox past Mariners
BOSTON -- Dustin Ackley's three-run homer capped a seven-run fourth inning that carried the Seattle Mariners to a 7-3 win over Boston on Saturday, sending the Red Sox to their seventh straight loss.

It was the ninth win in 12 games for the Mariners, who increased their slim lead over Detroit for the second AL wild-card spot.

Boston designated hitter David Ortiz had his streak of reaching base four times in four straight games halted, but he did walk and was hit by a pitch before leaving with a bruised left elbow.

Dustin Pedroia had a double and two singles for the Red Sox.

Trailing 3-0 in the fourth, the Mariners chased starter Brandon Workman (1-8) with their big inning (see full recap).

Zimmermann, Nationals top Giants
WASHINGTON -- Jordan Zimmermann pitched eight strong innings, Asdrubal Cabrera homered and the Washington Nationals kept up their dominance of two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, beating the San Francisco Giants 6-2 Saturday.

Jayson Werth added a pair of RBI singles and Denard Span had a triple and single for the NL East-leading Nationals, one night after San Francisco ended their 10-game winning streak.

Zimmermann (9-5) got off to a shaky start when Angel Pagan led off with a double and Hunter Pence followed with a home run. Zimmermann quickly settled in and allowed seven hits overall, striking out eight without a walk.

Lincecum (10-9) was seeking his 100th career win, but turned in the second-shortest start of his career. He gave up six runs, four of them earned, on six hits and four walks in 2 2-3 innings.

In his last seven starts against Washington, he's 0-6 and has permitted 34 earned runs in 32 2-3 innings (see full recap).

Twins rout Tigers
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins aren't used to scoring runs like this.

Kennys Vargas drove in a career-high five and Joe Mauer had three RBIs to help Yohan Pino win his first start in more than a month as Minnesota beat the Detroit Tigers 12-4 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Saturday.

Asked if his team saved any runs for the nightcap, Mauer said: "I hope so. There's plenty of them out there, right?"

Vargas went 2 for 4 with two doubles and a sacrifice fly. The rookie has 22 RBIs in his first 21 major league games since making his debut on Aug. 1 - the most in a big league player's first 21 games since Albert Pujols had 22 in April 2001 (see full recap).

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