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Twins' Santana blanks O's on 2-hitter

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

BALTIMORE (AP) Sometimes, Ervin Santana is so good it's difficult to describe in words.

Santana pitched a two-hitter for his 10th career shutout, and the surging Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 Tuesday night.

"You really can't throw enough superlatives his way when you have a performance like that," Twins manager Paul Molitor said.


Dodgers outlast Cards in 13-inning duel

LOS ANGELES (AP) Logan Forsythe doubled in a run in the 13th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Tuesday night after a stellar duel between starters Clayton Kershaw and Lance Lynn.

Forsythe played for the first time in a month because of a broken toe and struck out in his first four at-bats before walking in the 11th and delivering the winning hit in the 13th. His double off Jonathan Broxton (0-1) scored Enrique Hernandez.


Blackmon hits 2 HRs as Rockies top Phils

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Charlie Blackmon has given the Colorado Rockies a cleanup hitter's production out of the leadoff spot.

Blackmon hit a pair of two-run homers , German Marquez tossed six effective innings and the Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 Tuesday night.


Lester 4-hits Giants as Cubs beat Cueto

CHICAGO (AP) Once Jon Lester waited out the rain, it was mostly smooth sailing for the rest of the night.

Not so much for Johnny Cueto.


Encarnacion's 2 HRs help Tribe edge Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) Edwin Encarnacion talked his manager out of giving him a day off, and then delivered his best game yet for the Indians.

Encarnacion hit two of Cleveland's four homers off rookie Amir Garrett and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch Tuesday night, leading the Indians to an 8-7 victory and a split of their two-game series with the Cincinnati Reds.


Bogaerts has 3 RBI, BoSox cool off Texas

BOSTON (AP) Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox don't need help putting runs on the board right now. They got some from the Texas Rangers anyway.

Bogaerts had three RBIs and twice scored on wild pitches, Dustin Pedroia had a two-run double during a four-run sixth inning and the Red Sox beat the Rangers 11-6 on Tuesday night.


Dodgers' Pederson leaves after collision

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson left a game against the St. Louis Cardinals after a frightening collision with Yasiel Puig on the warning track Tuesday night.

Just before crashing into Pederson, Puig sprinted from right field to right-center and caught Yadier Molina's long flyball to end the 10th inning. Puig's left elbow appeared to knock Pederson on the side of his head, and Pederson's hat and glove went flying as the center fielder slammed face-first into the outfield wall.


Call-up Centeno helps Astros down Tigers

HOUSTON (AP) For the second straight night the Houston Astros got a big contribution from a role player filling on for one of their injured stars.

Juan Centeno homered to help the Astros to a 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night after Brad Peacock had a solid start in place of ace Dallas Keuchel to help Houston to the win on Monday.


Rendon, Ross lead Nats' rout of Mariners

WASHINGTON (AP) Joe Ross was at his best on Tuesday night, when even his worst might have done the job for the Washington Nationals.

Ross (2-0) allowed one run over a career high-tying eight innings in his return from the minors, Anthony Rendon homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Nationals completed a 10-1 rout over the Seattle Mariners.

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