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>American League

Detroit 13, Boston 12 (11): Alex Avila's two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Tigers a stunning victory over the Red Sox. Detroit trailed 10-7 when Miguel Cabrera tied the game with a three-run shot off Alfredo Aceves in the ninth. Boston fell to 0-3 under manager Bobby Valentine.

Cleveland 4, Toronto 3: Carlos Santana hit two home runs on his 26th birthday, Derek Lowe pitched seven strong innings and the Indians earned their first win. Lowe (1-0) got 15 outs on grounders in his Indians debut.

Baltimore 3, Minnesota 1: Jason Hammel took a no-hitter into the eighth inning in his Baltimore debut, as the Orioles completed a three-game sweep. Hammel (1-0) faced the minimum 21 batters through seven innings, allowing two walks, before Justin Morneau ended the no-hit bid with a leadoff double in the eighth.

Kansas City 7, L.A. Angels 3: Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler homered and drove in three runs apiece for the Royals, who took two of three in their season-opening series. Albert Pujols went 2 for 3 with a double and two walks, driving in his first run for the Angels with a first-inning groundout.

Texas 5, Chicago White Sox 0: Matt Harrison pitched six scoreless innings while Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre and David Murphy homered for the Rangers.


>National League

N.Y. Mets 7, Atlanta 5: Jonathon Niese took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his first start since signing a rich contract and the Mets completed a season-opening sweep of the Braves. New York has played 7,971 games in its 51-season history and is the oldest team in the majors without a no-hitter.

St. Louis 9, Milwaukee 3: Lance Lynn pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning for the Cardinals, who took two out of three games from their NL Central rivals to start the season. Ryan Braun hit his first home run of the year for the Brewers.

Chicago Cubs 4, Washington 3: Jeff Samardzija dominated into the ninth inning, outpitching Jordan Zimmermann, and the Cubs earned their first win of the Theo Epstein era.

Houston 3, Colorado 2: Brian Bogusevic drove in the Astros' go-ahead run after Jose Altuve scored on Jordan Pacheco's throwing error to tie it in the eighth inning. Colorado's Juan Nicasio, in his return from a broken neck last August, allowed five hits and one run in seven innings.

Cincinnati 6, Miami 5: Scott Rolen drove in the winning run in the ninth inning with a sharp infield single that third baseman Hanley Ramirez failed to handle, lifting the Reds.

Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 4: Andrew McCutchen singled home pinch-runner Josh Harrison with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Pirates. McCutchen finished with three hits, none bigger than his smash off the center-field wall against reliever David Herndon (0-1), allowing Harrison to waltz home from third.

San Diego 8, L.A. Dodgers 4: Clayton Richard and two relievers combined on a four-hitter, Chase Headley hit a grand slam and Andy Parrino had his first big league homer for the Padres, who avoided a four-game sweep.

Arizona 7, San Francisco 6: Ryan Roberts and Lyle Overbay hit consecutive two-out homers off Matt Cain and the Diamondbacks tied a franchise record by rallying from six runs down to beat the Giants and sweep the season-opening three-game series.


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