Greinke finally wins for Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Royals fired manager Trey Hillman immediately after Zack Greinke earned his first win in eight starts, 6-4 over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.
Alberto Callaspo hit a three-run homer and the Royals snapped a seven-game skid by roughing up Cleveland starter David Huff (1-5) and giving Greinke (1-4) his most run support of the season. The hard-luck right-hander made the most of it, winning for the first time since September by allowing up three runs in six innings.
The 47-year-old Hillman was in his third season with Kansas City and went 152-207. Former Brewers manager Ned Yost, who had joined the Royals’ front office in January took over the 12-23 team.
Tigers 6, Yankees 0
DETROIT (AP) – Justin Verlander pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Miguel Cabrera tagged CC Sabathia and the Tigers handed the Yankees just their second series loss of the season.
Verlander (4-2) won his third straight start, giving up four hits and four walks in 6 2-3 innings.
CC Sabathia (4-2) lost for just the third time in his last 13 road games, allowing six runs on nine hits in six innings.
Cabrera and Brennan Boesch gave the Tigers a 3-0 lead with back-to-back homers down the right-field line in the fourth. Cabrera added a two-run double in the sixth.
Orioles 6, Mariners 5
BALTIMORE (AP) – Luke Scott hit a grand slam to cap a five-run eighth inning against reliever Brandon League, and the Orioles held on to beat Seattle when left fielder Corey Patterson nailed Josh Wilson at the plate for the final out. Wilson tried to score from second on Ichiro Suzuki’s single.
Held to five hits over seven innings by Seattle starter Felix Hernandez, the Orioles promptly broke loose against League (3-3).
Patterson, promoted from Triple-A earlier this week, hit a leadoff homer in the eighth to start the comeback from a 5-1 deficit.
Mark Hendrickson (1-0) pitched 1 1-3 innings in relief for Baltimore starter Kevin Millwood, who remains winless after eight starts.