Red Sox pile up 17 runs to rout Rangers
BOSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. hit his first career homer and had three RBIs, and the Boston Red Sox set season highs for hits and runs in a 17-5 rout of the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
Stephen Drew, Mike Carp and Jarrod Saltalamacchia also homered for the Red Sox, who scored at least one run in every inning through the first seven and hit for the cycle as a team in the second. The Red Sox finished with 19 hits, eight of them doubles.
It was an abundance of run support for Ryan Dempster (3-6), who ended a streak of five winless starts with his first victory in a month. He allowed three runs on five hits over seven innings.
David Ortiz had three RBIs, driving in one run with a double in the first and then a pair while legging out a rare triple during Boston's six-run second. Carp also drove in three runs as the Red Sox ended a five-game losing streak against the Rangers.
Five of Boston's six hits in the second were for extra bases and the Red Sox chased Justin Grimm (5-4) after 60 pitches. The Texas rookie allowed eight runs, all earned, in 1 2-3 innings.
TIGERS 10, RAYS 1
DETROIT (AP) — Prince Fielder homered and drove in four runs, and Detroit handed Matt Moore his first loss of the season with a victory over Tampa Bay.
Fielder also hit a two-run single that capped a four-run second inning for the Tigers.
Moore (8-1) got only six outs while allowing six runs, seven hits and six walks. He was pitching on three days' rest after his previous start in Cleveland was limited to one inning because of rain.
Anibal Sanchez (6-5) allowed a run and four hits in seven innings. He struck out nine with one walk. Omar Infante homered and had three RBIs for Detroit, which won for the second time in seven games. It was Tampa Bay's second loss in nine.
ANGELS 4, CUBS 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning and drove in three runs, leading Los Angeles to a victory over Chicago.
Pujols' 484th career homer and ninth of the season not only got Jered Weaver off the hook, but also third baseman Alberto Callaspo, whose third-inning error led to a pair of unearned runs.
Cubs starter Scott Feldman took a 3-1 lead into the seventh before former Texas Rangers teammate Josh Hamilton led off with a double and scored on Howie Kendrick's third single of the game.
Robert Coello (2-1) pitched a scoreless eighth and Ernesto Frieri got his 13th save.
Carlos Villanueva (1-4) took the loss.
YANKEES 4, INDIANS 3
NEW YORK (AP) — David Phelps allowed only an infield single in six shutout innings and got home run help from Mark Teixeira as New York beat Cleveland.
Teixeira hit his second homer since coming off the disabled list last Friday. His three-run shot made it 4-0 in the third inning, and came a day after he lined a grand slam against Cleveland.
Drew Stubbs hit a three-run homer for the Indians in the seventh off Joba Chamberlain.
Phelps (4-3) wound up fanning seven with four walks.
Scott Kazmir (3-3) breezed through the first two innings, then gave up five straight hits to open the third. Teixeira capped the burst with his homer.
TWINS 3, ROYALS 0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ryan Doumit homered and drove in a pair of runs, helping Minnesota send Kansas City to its franchise-record 11th straight home loss.
Samuel Deduno (2-1) allowed four hits over six-plus innings for the Twins, who have rebounded nicely from a 10-game losing streak to win eight of their last 10.
While the Twins have soared, the Royals have lost 22 of their last 28 games.
The way Kansas City has been hitting lately, the game was basically decided when Doumit went deep off Luis Mendoza (1-3) leading off the fourth inning.
Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth for his 12th save.
MARINERS 7, WHITE SOX 4
SEATTLE (AP) — Raul Ibanez hit a two-run homer and a two-run double in his first two at-bats, and Felix Hernandez pitched with a comfortable lead as Seattle handed Chicago its eighth straight loss.
Seattle scored three times in the first inning and three times in the third to give Hernandez (7-4) a cushion on a night when he wasn't at his best early. Hernandez eventually found a groove and he ended up pitching into the eighth inning to win his second straight start.
The anticipated matchup between former Cy Young Award winners Hernandez and Jake Peavy (6-4) never materialized into a pitching showdown. Peavy was knocked around for six earned runs and seven hits in just 2 1-3 innings before leaving with an injury to his ribs.
ORIOLES 4, ASTROS 1
HOUSTON (AP) — Danny Valencia homered, Chris Tillman threw seven solid innings and Baltimore ended Houston's six-game winning streak.
Brandon Barnes had a solo homer in the sixth for the Astros, who came in with the longest winning active streak in the majors. Tillman (5-3) allowed four hits and a run, and tied a career high with eight strikeouts in seven innings.
Jim Johnson struck out two in a scoreless ninth for his 19th save.
Houston starter Lucas Harrell (4-7) yielded five hits and two runs — one earned — with a season-high six strikeouts in seven innings.