[QODLink]
Baseball

Gonzalez takes Washington top

Gio Gonzalzez pitches six scoreless innings to take his side to the top of the National League East division.

Last updated: 09 Apr 2014 08:41
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Gonzalez allowed only one runner to get as far as second base, and struck out five. [AFP]

Washington leapfrogged Miami to the top of the National League East division by beating the Marlins 5-0, with Gio Gonzalez pitching six scoreless innings.

In another game, Los Angeles' Carl Crawford hit an RBI double in the 10th inning to give the Dodgers a 3-2 win over Detroit.

Milwaukee's Ryan Braun hit three home runs and tied a franchise record with seven RBIs to lead the Brewers over Philadelphia 10-4.

San Francisco's Tim Hudson (2-0) shut down Arizona for the second time in seven days with an eight-inning gem, leading the Giants to a 7-3 win in his first home outing at AT&T Park.

The Chicago White Sox reveled in the thin air of Denver, hitting six homers en route to a 15-3 thrashing of Colorado.

Tampa Bay's James Loney hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to end a scoreless stalemate and give the Rays a 1-0 win over Kansas City.

Seattle won its home opener, beating the Los Angeles Angels 5-3, thanks to Corey Hart's three-run homer and a solo shot.

New York's Bartolo Colon combined with two relievers to shut out Atlanta, while Ruben Tejada drove in two runs with two hits as the Mets beat the Braves 4-0.

St. Louis' Matt Holliday hit a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning that glanced off the right fielder's glove on the warning track, lifting the Cardinals to a 7-5 win over Cincinnati.

Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez had two hits and two RBIs in the Pirates' 7-6 win over the Chicago Cubs.

Texas pulled off five double-plays in a 10-7 win at Boston, with Robinson Chirinos starting a five-run third inning with his first homer of the season.

Baltimore had 20 hits in a 14-5 battering of the New York Yankees, with Delmon Young, Adam Jones and Matt Wieters all hitting homers.

Toronto handed Houston its fifth loss in six games, beating the Astros 5-2 with Melky Cabrera homering for the fourth straight game.

Cleveland capitalised on some San Diego sloppiness to beat the Padres 8-6, with David Murphy hitting a three-run homer.

329

Source:
AP
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
< >