MLB Wrap: Simmons homers twice in Braves' victory

MLB Wrap: Simmons homers twice in Braves' victory
May 6, 2013, 11:15 pm
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The Phillies on Monday placed Roy Halladay on the disabled list, and his rotation replacement won't be Jesse Biddle.

"He's a very young kid and he's not ready for the big leagues -- period," Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said.

Here is a look at Monday's games in baseball:

Braves snap Reds' winning streak
CINCINNATI -- Andrelton Simmons homered twice and drove in a career-high four runs on Monday night, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 7-4 victory that ended the Cincinnati Reds' winning streak at three games.

The Braves won at a place where they've had little success lately. They were 0-4 at Great American Ball Park last season and 14-25 overall since it opened for the 2003 season.

Paul Maholm (4-3) held down an offense that's been all-or-nothing. The left-hander allowed four hits and two runs in 5 2-3 innings. Craig Kimbrel gave up a pair of hits in the ninth while getting his 10th save in 12 opportunities (see full recap).

- The Associated Press

White Sox beat Royals in extras
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jordan Danks atoned for a baserunning blunder in the ninth inning by hitting a solo home run in the 11th that lifted the Chicago White Sox over the Kansas City Royals 2-1 Monday.

Danks connected with two outs off Kelvin Herrera (2-3) for his first homer of the season. The White Sox avoided a three-game sweep.

Down 1-0, the White Sox loaded the bases with no outs in the ninth. After Paul Konerko grounded into a home-to-first double play, Danks entered as a pinch-runner at second base for Adam Dunn.

Conor Gillaspie was intentionally walked to load the bases. Alexei Ramirez followed with an infield single up the middle that made it 1-all, but Danks was caught in a rundown between third and home and tagged out, ending the rally (see full recap).

- The Associated Press

Cabrera powers Indians past A's
CLEVELAND -- Asdrubal Cabrera homered twice and Mark Reynolds hit one to the deepest reaches of Progressive Field, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.

Jason Kipnis and Cabrera hit consecutive homers in the first inning off Jarrod Parker (1-5). In the fifth, Cabrera homered again and Reynolds launched a 460-foot shot -- his 10th this season -- that nearly cleared the left-field bleachers.

The four homers backed Ubaldo Jimenez (2-2), who had his second straight solid outing. Jimenez struck out a season-high eight in 5 2-3 innings as Cleveland won for the seventh time in eight games.

Jason Giambi hit a clutch, two-run single and Ryan Raburn doubled home a run in the seventh for the Indians, who had their six-game winning streak stopped Sunday (see full recap).

- The Associated Press

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