MLB Wrap: Victorino taken to hospital after hitting RF wall

MLB Wrap: Victorino taken to hospital after hitting RF wall
May 12, 2013, 8:15 pm
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In an attempt to rob a home run on Sunday, Shane Victorino crashed into the Fenway Park right-field fence and was forced later to leave the game because of sore ribs.

Here's a video of the play, via

The former Phillie was taken to the hospital to be evaluated. Victorino stayed in the game for two more innings before being removed.

The Blue Jays cruised past the Red Sox, 12-4, while Victorino went 1 for 3 in the loss (see full recap).

Now, here's a recap of Sunday's action around baseball:

Pirates outlast Harvey, Mets
NEW YORK -- Reliever Mark Melancon said his heart sunk. Second baseman Brandon Inge figured, that's it, two runs. Pedro Alvarez watched from third base and tossed his head back, disappointed.

Still, Inge tracked Lucas Duda's scorching grounder up the first-base line and Melancon broke for the bag.

Good thing, too. The baseball struck first base and shot straight up in the air, maybe 20 feet.

With Duda lumbering down the line, Inge ranged behind first and took a small hop to catch the ball. He then whipped a throw to Melancon for the final out of the eighth inning, possibly saving two runs and helping Pittsburgh beat the New York Mets 3-2 Sunday (see full recap).

- The Associated Press

Cubs rally to beat Nationals
WASHINGTON -- Welington Castillo got his bat on the ball at precisely the right time.

Even though it was a complete accident and Castillo didn't get credit for a hit, his bat essentially won the game for the Chicago Cubs.

Alfonso Soriano scored the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning after a one-of-a-kind throw by Washington catcher Kurt Suzuki went for an error, and the Cubs rallied to beat the Nationals 2-1 Sunday.

The Cubs didn't have a baserunner through the first five innings and trailed 1-0 entering the eighth before coming back in the deciding matchup of a three-game series (see full recap).

- The Associated Press

Lincecum, HRs lead Giants over Braves
SAN FRANCISCO -- Pablo Sandoval splashed a home run into McCovey Cove, Brandon Belt and Marco Scutaro also connected to back Tim Lincecum, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Sunday to wrap up a strong homestand.

Lincecum (3-2) struck out seven in seven scoreless innings to end a three-start winless stretch in which he went 0-2. He also stopped a four-start skid against Atlanta, beating the Braves for the first time since April 11, 2010.

Belt hit a solo homer in the second, Sandoval connected in the third and Scutaro went deep leading off the fifth. Gregor Blanco had an RBI double.

Brandon Crawford added an RBI single in the fourth for the Giants, who wrapped up a 7-3 homestand. San Francisco won a home series against the NL East for the first time since April last year (see full recap).

- The Associated Press

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