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>American League

Oakland 5, Chicago White Sox 4 (14): Kila Ka'aihue blooped a winning single in the 14th inning soon after Yoenis Cespedes' tying two-run homer as the Athletics rallied past Chicago. Paul Konerko hit his 400th career home run for the White Sox.

Kansas City 8, Cleveland 2: The Royals snapped a 12-game losing streak as Alex Gordon went 3 for 5 with a homer.

Seattle 9, Detroit 1: Felix Hernandez became the first pitcher in 23 years to win nine straight decisions against Detroit as he limited the Tigers to four hits and one run in seven innings, while Jesus Montero went 3 for 5 with two RBIs.

Baltimore 3, Toronto 0: Wilson Betamit and Chris Davis hit solo homers and Jason Hammel gave up four hits in seven innings to drop his ERA to 1.73 for the Orioles.

Tampa Bay 3, L.A. Angels 2: Ben Zobrist homered for the winners, while slumping Albert Pujols is now hitless in 19 at-bats for the Angels.

Texas 7, N.Y. Yankees 3: Adrian Beltre homered and had two RBI singles as the Rangers won their sixth consecutive series to start a season for the first time in franchise history.

Boston 7, Minnesota 6: Red Sox earned their first sweep in Minnesota in nearly 12 years as Alfredo Aceves struck out Denard Span with the bases loaded in the ninth inning for his fourth save in six chances.


>National League

Colorado 2, Pittsburgh 1 (first game): Troy Tulowitzki broke up James McDonald's no-hit bid in the seventh and Tyler Colvin hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth that lifted the Rockies to a victory.

Pittsburgh 5, Colorado 1 (second game): Pedro Alvarez hit his second home run of the day, Charlie Morton pitched seven solid innings and the Pirates set a major league record by playing their 18th straight game starting the season in which neither team scored more than five runs in a game, breaking the standard set by the 1943 Detroit Tigers.

Houston 7, Milwaukee 5: Jose Altuve had a career-best four hits as the Astros snapped an 11-game losing streak to Milwaukee.

St. Louis 5, Chicago Cubs 1: David Freese's two-run homer capped a three-run sixth by the Cardinals, while Lance Lynn yielded just four hits in eight innings as St. Louis avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of its rival.

Philadelphia 7, Arizona 2: Pitcher Cole Hamels' single capped a five-run sixth by the Phillies as he held Arizona to four hits and two runs in eight innings.

Washington 7, San Diego 2: Jordan Zimmermann held San Diego without a run for four innings to give Washington starters a record 26 straight scoreless frames and Orlando Hudson homered for the NL-East leaders.

N.Y. Mets 5, Miami 1: Mired in a 1-for-16 slump, David Wright homered and drove in two runs in three at-bats to become the Mets' all-time leader in career RBIs (735), while winning pitcher R.A. Dickey limited the Marlins to three hits over seven innings.

Cincinnati 4, San Francisco 2: The Giants' Pablo Sandoval singled in the third inning to match the Giants record for the longest hitting streak to open the season. He tied the 1945 mark set by Johnny Rucker during the franchise's days in New York.

Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers: Atlanta starter Brandon Beachy entered with the top ERA (0.47) in the majors while Dodgers starter Ted Lilly won his first two starts and had a 0.69 ERA since returning from the disabled list.


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