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MLB Scores and More, May 25:Anibal Sanchez misses no-no; Jordan Zimmermann wins eighth, Curtis Granderson injured

Duane Burleson

Friday’s scores

Nationals 5, Phillies 2: Jordan Zimmermann gets win number eight with a seven inning, two run effort. Steve Lombardozzi went 3-4 in support of Zimmermann, knocking in two runs with a double as part of the Nationals four-run fifth.

Orioles 10, Blue Jays 6: Blue Jays rookie starter Sean Nolin didn’t last long in his major league debut, going just 1 1/3 innings. J.J. Hardy hit a three-run home run in the first and Nick Markakis speeded Nolin’s departure with a three-run double in the second. Chris Davis, Adam Jones and Danny Valencia also homered for Baltimore and Melky Cabrera, Brett Lawrie and Adam Lind went deep for Toronto.

Tigers 6, Twins 0: Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the ninth but Joe Mauer managed a one-out single to spoil it in the final frame. Sanchez struck out twelve and walked three in this near-no-no. Don Kelly hit a two run home run and Miguel Cabrera and Omar Infante each drove in two.

Reds 7, Cubs 4: The Reds continue to roll behind Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips. Both players added their eight home run of the season in this one and Ryan Hanigan chipped in with a three-run blast . Bronson Arroyo recovered from a three-run second inning to go six and earn the win.

Red Sox 8, Indians 1: John Lackey gutted it out in the rain to go seven innings, allowing one run on two hits and three walks while striking out eight. Mike Carp hit a three-run home run and Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury both drove in two.

Yankees 9, Rays 4: The Yankees roughed up Roberto Hernandez and the Rays bullpen, but they took some punishment in the process. Curtis Granderson left the game with a broken knuckle and starter David Phelps, who gave the Yankees 7 2/3 allowing four runs on six hits, took a line drive off his arm and had to leave the game.

Angels 5, Royals 2: Jason Vargas went 7 1/3 innings and allowed two runs on five hits and four walks with two Ks to lead the Angels over the punch-less Royals. The Angels got three runs in the seventh for the win following a disputed stolen base by Mike Trout.

White Sox 4, Marlins 3 (11 innings): Jeff Keppinger gave the White Sox the walk-off win with an RBI single in the 11th. John Danks was solid in his first start of the season, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out five in six innings of work.

Athletics 6, Astros 5: Chris Young balied out Tommy Milone and gave Oakland the win with a three-run home run in the ninth inning. Milone allowed five runs in the fifth inning, giving up home runs to Matt Dominguez and J.D. Martinez.

Brewers 2, Pirates 1: Marco Estrada went seven innings and allowed just one run on four hits and no walks while striking out eight to outduel A.J. Burnett, who took the loss despite allowing just two runs on three hits and two walks. Alex Gonzalez two run double in the second was the difference maker for Milwaukee.

Diamondbacks 5, Padres 2: Arizona struggled at the plate for the first six innings, getting just one hit and one walk against Eric Stults until the seventh when they exploded for five runs on doubles from Miguel Montero, Martin Prado, Wil Nieves and Paul Goldschmidt.

Cardinals 7, Dodgers 0: Lance Lynn threw six scoreless innings and struck out nine as the Cardinals cruised past the Dodgers. Allen Craig and David Freeze both homered off Dodgers starter Chris Capuano.

Rangers 9, Mariners 5: Jeff Baker tied things with a two-run shot in the second and Lance Berkman hit a three-run homer in the third to put the Rangers up as Texas batted Seattle’s Joe Saunders around. Justin Grimm allowed ten hits but held the Mariners to just three runs in 6 1/3.

Rockies 5, Giants 0: Michael Cuddyer returned from the Dl with a bang, hitting a solo homer and a two-run double to lead the Rockies past the Giants. Tyler Chatwood shutout San Francisco for six innings, allowing four hit and one walk while striking out four

Mets 5, Braves 5 (postponed): The Mets got the tying run in just in time, getting a run on a wild pitch as rain poured over CitiField. The game will resume today at 6:10 prior to the regularly scheduled game between the two clubs.


The Big Three

The Yankees lost Curtis Granderson for the second time this year when the outfielder got hit with a pitch in the fifth inning against the Rays last night. Granderson suffered a broke finger and appears to be headed to the DL. Granderson has already missed much of the season after getting hit by a pitch in spring training and suffering a broken forearm.

The Mets have lost their last nine games following Matt Harvey’s starts and they could still lose number ten if things go wrong when they resume their rained-out battle against the Braves this evening. Hope might be on the way, however. The Mets are hoping to call up top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler after two or three more starts at AAA. Wheeler is just 22 and ranked as the no 11 prospect in the game according to Baseball America prior to the start of this season. If Wheeler lives up to the hype, the Mets rotation could get some much needed help for those days that Matt Harvey doesn’t start.

The Mariners have sent Jesus Montero down to the minors following a rough start to the season that has the catcher/DH hitting just 208/.264/.327. Montero was the centerpiece of the Mariners trade with the Yankees that sent Michael Pineda to New York. Montero has been disappointing, but Pineda has not even managed to take the field, making that deal a lose-lose trade at this point.