Saturday, May 23
DETROIT (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer and Alfredo Simon pitched seven strong innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 6-2 Friday night. Collin McHugh lost for just the second time in his last 14 decisions, giving up three runs on nine hits and a walk in seven innings at Comerica Park.
NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Fielder launched two long homers, drove in four runs and helped the Texas Rangers hold off the New York Yankees 10-9 Friday night for their third straight win. Back home after a 2-7 trip, the Yankees watched Fielder's three-run shot sail into the second deck in the Bronx during a seven-run burst in the third inning.
NEW YORK (AP) — Japanese reliever Kyuji Fujikawa was placed on waivers Friday by the Texas Rangers to give the 34-year-old his unconditional release. The Rangers also put first baseman/outfielder Kyle Blanks on the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Jake Smolinski from Triple-A Round Rock.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Adam Toth hit a two-run homer to help give Baylor an early lead and the Bears held on to edge Texas Tech 5-4 in a pool play elimination game Friday in the Big 12 Tournament. Toth's homer off Texas Tech starter Dylan Dusek came during the second inning in Tulsa. It gave eighth-seeded Baylor a 3-0 lead after Mitch Price's RBI single in the first.