Michael Brantley's three-run homer and Travis Hafner's bases-loaded double keyed a 10-run fourth inning last night that sent Cleveland to a 19-1 win over host Kansas City and put Vin Mazzaro in the record book as pitching the worst game in Royals history.
Mazzaro, the third Royals' pitcher, was charged with 14 runs and 11 hits in 21/3 innings. The 25-year-old righthander is the third major-league pitcher since 1947 to allow 14 runs in a game, according to STATS LLC. Cleveland totaled 20 hits.
Rangers 8, Orioles 7: Adrian Gonzalez smacked a two-run double off the leftfield wall with one out in the bottom of the ninth to propel the Red Sox. Trailing 6-0, Boston scored five runs in the sixth.
Cardinals 3, Phillies 1: Jake Westbrook allowed one run in seven innings and the host Cardinals snapped a three-game losing streak in manager Tony La Russa's first game back from illness. Albert Pujols started at third base for the first time since 2002. Phillies starter Cliff Lee (2-4) allowed a career-high six walks.
Nationals 4, Pirates 2: Danny Espinosa broke out of a slump with a two-run homer in the seventh for host Washington.
Reds 7, Cubs 4: Jonny Gomes hit his first homer in nearly a month during the host Reds' seven-run sixth. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano (4-2) had won his previous 10 road starts, the second-longest such streak in Cubs history since 1919.
Deal to sell AstrosThe Houston Astros have reached an agreement to sell the team to a group led by Houston businessman Jim Crane for $680 million. The sale is subject to approval by Major League Baseball.
Lackey goes on DL
The Red Sox placed righthander John Lackey on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow. Lackey is 2-5 with an 8.01 ERA . . . Cleveland's Grady Sizemore was placed on the 15-day DL with a bruised right knee, an injury he suffered on a hard slide into second base last week . . . The Reds placed lefthander Aroldis Chapman on the 15-day DL with an inflamed pitching shoulder.
New monitor for Dodgers
Former Reds chief operating officer John Allen will assist Tom Schieffer in monitoring the Dodgers for Major League Baseball. Allen replaces former San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates executive Dick Freeman, who was removed when it was discovered he was a paid consultant last year to the former wife of Dodgers owner Frank McCourt. -- AP