NEW YORK — Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in three runs and Drew Smyly pitched into the seventh inning for his first major league win to help the Detroit Tigers snap a five-game losing streak by beating the New York Yankees 7-5 Saturday.
Andy Dirks hit a three-run homer in the first off Freddy Garcia. Playing Delmon Young’s usual position of left field, Dirks made a pair of nice defensive plays, too, running down balls that looked like extra-base hits off the bat.
Young was placed on the restricted list earlier Saturday to be evaluated under baseball’s employee assistance program. He was arrested early Friday on a hate crime harassment charge following an encounter at his hotel during which police say he yelled anti-Semitic epithets and appeared intoxicated.
Blue Jays 7, Mariners 0
TORONTO — Brandon Morrow pitched six innings, Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 7-0 on Saturday, snapping a four-game losing streak.
Morrow (2-1) won his second straight start and improved to 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA in three starts against the team that drafted him fifth overall in 2006.
The right-hander allowed five hits, walked none and struck out a season-high nine.
Encarnacion went 2 for 3 with a double and a sacrifice fly, matching his career-high with five RBIs. Encarnacion’s first-pitch drive to right off Hisashi Iwakuma in the eighth was his team-leading sixth home run and his fourth career grand slam.
The loss ended Seattle’s season-best four-game winning streak.
Angels 2, Indians 1
CLEVELAND — Dan Haren pitched eight strong innings for Los Angeles though Albert Pujols remained homerless as the Angels defeated the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Saturday.
Torii Hunter hit a solo homer for Los Angeles, which snapped a five-game losing streak after a cold drizzle delayed the start of the game 147 minutes.
Pujols went 1 for 4 with his single during a first-inning rally giving the Angels a 1-0 lead off Jeanmar Gomez (1-1).
Hunter’s homer in the fourth made it 2-0. The Angels have hit only five homers in their last 104 innings.
Haren (1-1) made the lead stand up. The right-hander allowed four hits and struck out seven.
Jack Hannahan’s two-out RBI single got Cleveland within 2-1 in the fourth.
Scott Downs worked a perfect ninth for his first save.
Cardinals 7, Brewers 3
ST. LOUIS — Yadier Molina tied his career high by going 4-for-4 with a two-run homer, and Kyle Lohse allowed three runs over six innings to run his record to 4-0 for the first time as St. Louis defeated Milwaukee 7-3 on Saturday.
Molina’s home run with one out in the sixth off Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada (0-1) broke a 3-3 tie. Molina has 10 four-hit games in his career.
Jon Jay had three hits, including an RBI single, and a stolen base for the Cardinals, who have won three straight.
Estrada gave up five runs (four earned) with two walks and two strikeouts in six innings. Aramis Ramirez and Alex Gonzalez had solo home runs for the Brewers.
Reds 6, Astros 0
CINCINNATI — Jay Bruce homered for the third consecutive game and drove in four runs to back Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto.
Bruce had a two-run double and Brandon Phillips added two hits for the Reds, who had lost the first two games of a 10-day, nine-game homestand.
Cueto (3-0) allowed five hits and a walk while hitting a batter and striking out three over seven innings.
Logan Ondrusek pitched a perfect eighth inning and Aroldis Chapman loaded the bases in the ninth before striking out Chris Snyder to complete Cincinnati’s second shutout of the season and Houston’s second shutout loss.
Jordan Shafer singled in the fifth to extend to 21 his streak of consecutive games reaching base to start the season, the longest by an Astro since Ricky Gutierrez had a 23-game streak in 1998.
Houston starter Lucas Harrell (1-2) allowed nine hits and six runs — five earned — with one walk and one strikeout in six innings.MORE IN Sports Wire
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