Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Vance Worley's CG Powers Pirates over Giants, 5-0; Melky Cabrera Stars as Blue Jays Club Red Sox

Players of the Day for Monday, July 28, 2014

American League

Cabrera: 2HR 5RBI
R.A. Dickey (9-10) held the Red Sox to one run on three hits over seven innings while his Toronto teammates piled on Boston starter, Clay Buchholz and reliever Felix Doubront for a 14-1 Blue Jay win.

The main protagonist for Toronto was Melky Cabrera, who got the Jays started early, with a two-run homer in the first inning, then followed up with a three-run blast in the 6th off Doubront, amidst of a nine-run outburst which saw 14 Toronto players parade to the plate.

Cabrera also walked in the seventh and came around to score Toronto's final run eventually on a wild pitch, finishing his night at 2.for-5 with five RBI and three runs. He's batting .313 (7th in AL) with 14 homers and 58 RBI.

Toronto's win got them to within 2 1/2 games of the idle Orioles in the AL East. Last place Boston fell 11 games off the pace.

Game two of the series starts at 7:10 pm EDT at Fenway Park.

National League

Worley: 4-hit SO
Sending the Giants to their fifth straight loss, Vance Worley twirled a complete game shutout in a 5-0 Pirates win to open a three-game series in San Francisco.

Worley (4-1) needed just 100 pitches to complete the 4-hitter, getting help from his infield, which turned two double plays. He faced 29 batters, just two over the minimum, throwing 71 strikes, fanning three and issuing one walk.

Called up from Indianapolis of the AAA International League earlier this year, Worley has been a welcome addition to the rotation. In seven starts and one relief appearance he's compiled a 2.54 ERA. The win was his first major league shutout and second complete game. He had a complete game win in 2011 when he went 11-3 with the Phillies.

The Pirates gained to within two games of Milwaukee in the Central, as the Brewers fell, 2-1, to Tampa Bay. The Giants dropped to two games behind idle LA in the West.

Game two of the series is Tuesday, at 7:15 PDT.

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