Apr. 25, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs, Max Scherzer struck out 10 and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 Thursday.
Cabrera hit a pair of two-out singles for his RBIs. Rajai Davis homered, doubled, singled and drove in two runs.
Scherzer (2-1) allowed two runs in six innings.
Joe Nathan pitched the ninth for his fourth save in six tries. He got the final two outs on a strikeout where Jose Abreu was called for interfering with catcher Bryan Holaday's throw to second base on a stolen-base attempt.
Jose Quintana (1-1) allowed three runs in six innings.
TWINS 9, RAYS 7
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Hicks hit a three-run homer, Kurt Suzuki drove in three runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays.
Former Rays outfielder Sam Fuld hit a pair of RBI doubles for the Twins, who won two of three for their first road series win against the Rays since Sept. 4-6, 2006. Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire moved past Chuck Dressen into sole possession of 59th place on the career victory list with 1,009.
Ricky Nolasco (2-2) allowed six runs and 10 hits over six-plus innings. Glen Perkins pitched the ninth for his fifth save.
Erik Bedard (0-1) gave up four runs, five hits and five walks in four innings.
INDIANS 5, ROYALS 1
CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 11 and pitched a four-hitter for his first complete game, and David Murphy and Asdrubal Cabrera drove in two runs apiece, leading the Cleveland Indians over the Kansas City Royals.
Kluber (2-2) didn't walk a batter and let Cleveland manager Terry Francona give some needed rest to his bullpen.
Murphy and Cabrera delivered big hits in the Indians' five-run fifth off Bruce Chen (1-2), who controlled Cleveland's lineup for four innings.
The Indians have won four of five to get back to .500.
YANKEES 14, RED SOX 5
BOSTON (AP) — Yangervis Solarte drove in four runs, Mark Teixeira hit his first homer of the season and the Yankees capitalized on five Boston errors to beat the Red Sox.
CC Sabathia (3-2) struck out eight while allowing two runs on three hits in six innings as the Yankees rebounded from a 5-1 loss Wednesday night in which starter Michael Pineda was ejected in the second inning for having pine tar on his neck.
Pineda was suspended for 10 games on Thursday and said he wouldn't appeal. He will miss two starts.
Neither team played a clean game Thursday. The Red Sox walked 12 — five by knuckleball throwing utilityman Mike Carp in the ninth — hit one and had three wild pitches and a passed ball. They also allowed three stolen bases, all in the third inning.
The Yankees walked six and hit a batter and had one wild pitch, one passed ball and an error.
Felix Doubront (1-3) retired the first two batters of the game before Carlos Beltran reached on an error by shortstop Xander Bogaerts and scored on a double by Alfonso Soriano.
ORIOLES 11, BLUE JAYS 4
TORONTO (AP) — Chris Davis had two hits and three RBIs, Jonathan Schoop homered and the Orioles beat the Blue Jays.
Nelson Cruz had two hits and drove in two runs for the Orioles, extending his streak of games with at least one RBI to seven.
Cruz had three homers and 10 RBIs in the three game series against Toronto. He has 22 RBIs in April, a career high for the month.
Bud Norris (1-2) pitched six innings to win for the first time in three road starts this season. Norris allowed three runs and five hits, walked one and struck out four.
Brett Cecil (0-1) was the loser.
ATHLETICS 10, ASTROS 1
HOUSTON (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit a pair of two-run homers to help the Athletics cruise to a win over the Astros.
It was the first career multihomer game for Donaldson, who connected in the first inning and pushed the lead to 10-1 with a second shot in the seventh. Alberto Callaspo added a two-run homer in the third and Jed Lowrie had three hits for the A's, who improved to 24-5 against Houston.
Scott Kazmir is off to a 3-0 start for the first time in his career after allowing five hits and a run with seven strikeouts in six innings. He lowered his ERA to 1.62.
The Athletics jumped on Houston starter Brett Oberholtzer (0-4) early and tagged him for a career-high six runs on and eight hits, which tied a career-high, in just 3 2-3 innings.