MLB Wrap: Trout's slam keys Angels' comeback

MLB Wrap: Trout's slam keys Angels' comeback
June 8, 2014, 1:45 am
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Mike Trout reacts after hitting a game-tying grand slam in the eighth inning of the Angels' 6-5 win over the White Sox. (AP)

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mike Trout hit a game-tying grand slam in the bottom of the eighth, Josh Hamilton had three hits and scored the go-ahead run, and the Los Angeles Angels erased five-run deficit to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-5 Saturday night.

Chicago starter Chris Sale took a three-hit shutout into the eighth and the White Sox held a commanding 5-0 lead.

Erick Aybar led off the eighth with a double and scored on Chris Iannetta's single, and after an error and another single loaded the bases, Trout hit a full-count changeup over the left-center field fence to tie it. Aybar stroked a two-out RBI single later in the inning, and Ernesto Frieri closed it out for the Angels (see full recap).

Cubs use homers to beat Wolf, Fish
CHICAGO -- A couple of weeks ago, Jeff Samardzija was a symbol of the Chicago Cubs' struggles when he was winless despite leading the major leagues in ERA.

Now Samardzija has his second win in three starts for a team trying to turn around its season.

Samardzija tossed seven solid innings, Junior Lake hit two home runs and Emilio Bonifacio added a two-run shot as the Cubs extended their winning streak to five with a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday.

The Cubs went in front in the bottom half of the third inning when Samardzija singled and Bonifacio hammered a 3-2 pitch from Miami starter Randy Wolf (1-2) into the left-field bleachers for a 2-1 lead. It was Bonifacio's first homer since July 30 last season (see full recap).

Padres top Nationals in 11 innings
SAN DIEGO -- Yonder Alonso homered with two outs in the ninth inning to tie the game and Cameron Maybin hit an RBI bloop single with two outs in the 11th to give the San Diego Padres a 4-3 victory against the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.

Chase Headley started the winning rally when he singled to left with two outs off Craig Stammen (0-2). Alonso walked before Maybin singled in front of right-fielder Jayson Werth. Headley easily beat the throw home.

Joaquin Benoit (2-0) pitched a perfect 11th for the win (see full recap).

Kimbrel blows save, D-Backs beat Braves
PHOENIX -- Gerardo Parra's bloop single brought Cody Ross home from second in the 11th inning to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

One night after he set the Braves franchise record for career saves, Craig Kimbrel blew his third of the season in 19 opportunities.

The Diamondbacks were 0 for 12 with runners in scoring position before Aaron Hill's pinch-hit double off Kimbrel down the right field line scored Ender Inciarte from second to tie it at 2-2 (see full recap).

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