Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a three-run
homer, four RBI and three runs scored as the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto
Blue Jays, 7-3, in the opener of a three-game series. Torii Hunter added three
hits to reach 2,000 for his career. Alex Avila had a solo homer and Prince
Fielder and Matt Tuiasosopo each knocked in a run for the Tigers, who took two
of three contests from the New York Yankees over the weekend. Anibal Sanchez
(1-0) allowed two runs on five hits while striking out eight over seven
innings for Detroit, which took four of six from Toronto last season. Colby
Rasmus hit a solo homer for the Blue Jays, who fell to 2-5 on the young
season. Melky Cabrera and Jose Reyes had an RBI apiece. Brandon Morrow (0-1)
gave up five runs on nine hits over 3 2/3 innings for Toronto, which started a
six-game road trip on Tuesday.
Final Score: New York 14, Cleveland 1
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Robinson Cano finished with four hits,
including a pair of doubles and a two-run homer, part of a five-RBI
performance, as the New York Yankees rocked Cleveland, 14-1, in the middle
test of a four-game series. Kevin Youkilis and Brennan Boesch added two-run
shots, while Ichiro Suzuki and Lyle Overbay posted solo homers for the
Yankees, who have won the first two in the set and three straight overall.
Andy Pettitte (2-0) yielded five hits and one run over seven strong innings.
Asdrubal Cabrera homered and Nick Swisher posted two hits for the Indians, who
have lost five of six. In his first start since 2011, Carlos Carrasco (0-1)
lasted 3 2/3 innings, yielding seven hits and seven runs before being
ejected for hitting Youkilis.
Final Score: Texas 6, Tampa Bay 1
Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Nick Tepesch turned in a sensational major-
league debut and received plenty of support from his Texas teammates as the
Rangers cruised to a 6-1 victory over the slumping Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers
Ballpark in Arlington. Tepesch (1-0) yielded just one run and four hits
while striking out five batters before being removed with one out in top
of the eighth. The rookie retired 12 consecutive hitters before surrendering
a single to Kelly Johnson followed by a Desmond Jennings double in his final
inning of work. Lance Berkman was the offensive star in Texas' third
straight win and sixth triumph in seven outings following an Opening Night
defeat, going 3-for-4 with a two-run single. Elvis Andrus also drove in a
pair of runs for the Rangers, while Leonys Martin finished 2-for-3 and scored
three times. Jennings recorded two of his team's four hits in the setback,
the third in a row for the Rays and second straight in this series. Roberto
Hernandez (0-2) was hit with the loss after permitting six runs -- five
earned -- over 6 2/3 innings.
Final Score: Kansas City 7, Minnesota 4
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - The Royals scored five runs in the first
inning and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins, 7-4, in an
American League Central matchup on Tuesday. Alcides Escobar, Billy Butler,
Mike Moustakas, Salvador Perez, Eric Hosmer, and Jeff Francoeur drove in a run
apiece for the Royals, who saw Jeremy Guthrie (2-0) allow four runs on six
hits over 6 2/3 innings. Eduardo Escobar knocked a two-run homer while Joe
Mauer and Josh Willingham each hit solo shots for the Twins. Starter Mike
Pelfrey (1-1) lasted just two innings and surrendered six runs on eight hits.
Final Score: Oakland 9, LA Angels of Anaheim 5
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - John Jaso and Brandon Moss both homered in the
seventh inning to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 9-5 win over the Los Angeles
Angels of Anaheim on Tuesday. Jaso clubbed a three-run shot and Moss, who went
3-for-4 with four RBI, belted a two-run blast as part of a five-run seventh
for Oakland. Coco Crisp had a solo homer and Derek Norris added an RBI for
the A's, who have won six straight. Ryan Cook (1-0) earned the win after
giving up just one hit over 1 2/3 innings in relief. Oakland starter Jarrod
Parker was tagged for two runs on nine hits and three walks over 3 1/2
innings. Howie Kendrick went 3-for-4 with an RBI triple and Mark Trumbo
drove in one run and scored twice for the Angels, who also got one RBI
apiece from Josh Hamilton, Brendan Harris and Alberto Callaspo. With the
loss, LA dropped to 2-5 this season. Kevin Jepsen (0-1) was charged with the
loss after allowing four runs on three hits over one-third of an inning.
Starter C.J. Wilson allowed four runs on six hits while striking out seven
over six innings.
Final Score: Houston 16, Seattle 9
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Through seven games this season, the Houston
Astros had managed just 17 runs. They erupted for 16 in one game on Tuesday
night. Chris Carter hit two home runs and Jose Altuve went 4-for-6 with a
homer and four RBI to help guide the Astros to a 16-9 win over the
Seattle Mariners Tuesday night at Safeco Field. J.D. Martinez and Marwin
Gonzalez also hit home runs for Houston, which snapped a six-game losing
skid. Erik Bedard struck out three in four shutout innings for the Astros
while allowing just one hit. Paul Clemens (1-0) picked up his first career
win in his MLB debut despite allowing five earned runs and three long balls
in four innings of work. The Astros knocked Seattle starter Brandon Maurer
out of the game after just two-thirds of an inning pitched. Maurer
surrendered six earned runs and seven hits before giving way to the bullpen.
Jason Bay and Raul Ibanez each belted pinch-hit home runs for the Mariners in
the losing effort.
Final Score: Washington 8, Chicago White Sox 7
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Adam LaRoche clubbed a pair of homers and
drove in three runs, while Jayson Werth added a homer and three RBI to lead
the Washington Nationals to an 8-7 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.
Ian Desmond added a solo homer and Ryan Zimmerman drove in a run and scored
once for the Nationals, who have won two of their last three. Washington
starter Gio Gonzalez allowed just one run on four hits while striking
out seven over five frames. Craig Stammen (2-0) earned the win despite
allowing one run on three hits in the sixth. Rafael Soriano gave up a two-
run homer with two outs in the ninth, but was able to retire the final
batter to pick up his third save of the season. Paul Konerko went 1-for-2 with
a homer and four RBI for the White Sox, who had won back-to-back games
entering the contest. Alex Rios added a two-run homer and Alejandro De Aza
went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and scored twice. Rios also finished with
three hits in the loss. Jake Peavy (1-1) allowed six runs on nine hits while
striking out seven over 5 1/3 innings for Chicago.
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