JUN 03, 2014 11:29p ET
Cruz drove the first pitch from Shawn Tolleson deep into the left-field seats, capping a six-run Orioles outburst in the eighth. The slugger, who spent the previous eight seasons in Texas, is hitting .313 and leads the majors with 21 homers and 55 RBIs.
Adam Jones matched a career high with four hits, including a homer off the right-field pole leading off the Baltimore fourth. Rookie catcher Caleb Johnson had a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth.
Alexi Ogando (2-3), the second Texas reliever, got a popup to start the eighth before allowing three straight Orioles to reach.
Yasiel Puig went 2 for 4 with a double for the Dodgers on the one-year anniversary of his major league debut.
Hector Noesi (1-3) ended a stretch of 19 winless starts, winning as a starter for the first time since May 6, 2012 with Seattle, after going 0-12 with a 5.42 ERA. The 27-year-old right-hander allowed a run and five hits over six innings with six strikeouts.
Former Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save.
Dan Haren (5-4) gave up four runs on six hits through six innings.
Returning to the lineup after missing two games with a strained right calf, Moss drilled a full-count pitch from Adam Warren (1-3) into the second deck down the right field line for his 15th homer. That gave the AL West-leading A's their first lead in a game that was delayed more than an hour at the start by rain.
Dan Otero (5-1) pitched an inning and Sean Doolittle finished off the A's fourth straight win with a perfect 10th for his sixth save.
The game was held up at the start of the eighth inning after the man fell. He was carried on a stretcher out of the bullpen in left-center field, and the Brewers said he was conscious and alert.
The man had a brace around his neck as he was put on a cart on the warning track. He was wheeled off and taken to a hospital.
Rookie Kolten Wong's first career home run was a grand slam in the second that ended the Cardinals' 20-inning scoreless drought and gave them an early four-run cushion. The defending National League champions finished a dismal 2-7 homestand when their pitchers faltered.
Omar Infante doubled off Rosenthal (0-3) with one out in the ninth ahead of Hosmer's hit.
Dustin McGowan (3-2) worked the eighth for the win.
In his first season with the Tigers, Nathan's ERA is now an unsightly 6.86 after he was charged with four runs Tuesday.
Cole (6-3) limited the Padres to one run and four hits while striking out six in 5 2-3 innings as the Pirates went to 6-1 in his last seven starts. Pittsburgh won its third straight game and 10th in its last 14.
Jason Grilli pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his ninth save.
Jesse Hahn (0-1) lasted 2 2-3 innings in his major league debut. He allowed four runs on six hits, including the homers by Alvarez and Walker, striking out five with two walks.
The Padres lost for the third consecutive time and sunk a season-high seven games under .500.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Jordan Zimmermann rebounded from a mini-slump to throw eight crisp innings for Washington, and Ryan Zimmerman hit a pair of doubles and handled two chances with aplomb in his debut in left field.
Zimmermann (4-2) allowed five hits and struck out four, recovering well from four middling starts that had raised his usually impeccable ERA to 4.07. He got all the support he needed when the Nationals scored three in the third inning off David Buchanan (1-2), making his third career start.
Zimmerman went 2 for 4 with one RBI after being reinstated before the game following 44 games on the disabled list with a broken right thumb.
Mesoraco hit his ninth homer off Tim Lincecum (4-5), who has beaten the Reds during the playoffs but never during the regular season. Bruce, who spent time on the disabled list following surgery for torn knee cartilage, knocked in his first run since April 25.
Homer Bailey (6-3) went six innings in his first game against the Giants since his no-hitter against them last July 2 at Great American Ball Park. The right-hander gave up three runs and five hits, including Hunter Pence's homer, double and single.
Josh Hamilton had a solo homer in the eighth inning in his return from the disabled list after breaking his left thumb on April 8. Fellow Angels outfielder Mike Trout was back after missing two games with a stiff back, but left in the second inning with more back trouble.
Collin Cowgill replaced Trout and homered in the eighth.
Houston starter Collin McHugh (4-3) allowed two hits over five scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 2.52.
METS 2, CUBS 1
Curtis Granderson had three hits for the Mets and drove in their run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning. The Mets failed to win a season-high four straight games.
Hector Rondon (1-1) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win.
Anthony Rizzo led off the bottom of the ninth with a single off Scott Rice (1-2). After New York third baseman David Wright was unable to turn a hard-hit grounder into a double play, Schierholtz pulled a liner into the right-field corner.
Anderson (4-0) didn't overpower the Rockies so much as keep them guessing, throwing six effective innings in his longest outing since he was recalled from Triple-A Reno on May 6. He becomes the fifth rookie since 1998 to win his opening four starts.
Addison Reed pitched a wobbly ninth - surrendering a solo homer to Troy Tulowitzki - for his 15th save.
The only run scored when Christian Yelich walked on a full-count pitch with two out and the bases loaded in the fifth inning.
Alvarez (3-3) struck out five and walked none in his third consecutive scoreless outing, a stretch covering 19 innings. He retired his last five batters to close out the win in 2 hours, 10 minutes.
The right-hander's three shutouts lead the majors.
The Rays went 0 for 3 with runners in scoring position and are hitless in their past 22 at-bats in those situations. They've scored six runs in their past six games.
The Turner Field air, normally thick with humidity, was unusually dry and that helped the teams combine for four homers.
Seattle pinch-hitter Stefen Romero hit a three-run homer in the fourth that tied it at 5. Evan Gattis and B.J. Upton homered for the Braves.
Dominic Leone (2-0) had four strikeouts in two perfect innings for the win.