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MLB: Tigers Shut Out Braves


Major League Baseball's defending American League champion Detroit Tigers have won their seventh straight game, shutting down the Atlanta Braves, 5-0.

Detroit's rookie pitcher Andrew Miller threw six sharp innings Sunday, handing the Braves their fourth shutout in their past five games.

The Tigers finished interleague play Sunday with a 14-4 record against National League teams, tying the Los Angeles Angels for the best mark in the majors.

The Angels beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3, in 10 innings. Erick Aybar drove in the game-ending run.

The Seattle Mariners edged the Cincinnati Reds, 3-2. Former Mariner star Ken Griffey hit two home runs for the Reds, passing Mark McGwire for seventh place on the career homer list with 584.

The San Francisco Giants beat the New York Yankees, 7-2. Boston's Josh Beckett became the first pitcher to win 11 games this season, leading the Red Sox to a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres. The Toronto Blue Jays downed the Colorado Rockies, 5-0. Minnesota's Joe Mauer hit two homers in the Twins' 7-4 win over the Florida Marlins.

The Arizona Diamondbacks moved into first place in the National League West division by defeating the Baltimore Orioles, 8-3. The New York Mets eclipsed the Oakland Athletics, 10-2. The Chicago Cubs got by the cross-town rival White Sox, 3-0. The Washington Nationals earned a 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 9-4.

The Kansas City Royals downed the Milwaukee Brewers, 4-3, on a bases-loaded walk in the top of the 11th inning. The Houston Astros needed 10 innings to beat the Texas Rangers, 12-9.

In a National League matchup, the Philadelphia Phillies beat the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, 5-1.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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