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  • Royals' Guthrie improves to 2-0

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon hit a three-run homer and matched a career high with four RBIs as Kansas City downed the Tampa Bay Rays, 7-3 on Wednesday.
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  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon hit a three-run homer and matched a career high with four RBIs as Kansas City downed the Tampa Bay Rays, 7-3 on Wednesday.
    Ashland native Jeremy Guthrie (2-0) recovered from a sloppy start to hold the Rays to four hits over seven innings. Kansas City broke open the game with a five-run fifth off Jake Odorizzi (1-1), part of 2012 trade that brought James Shields from Tampa Bay to Kansas City.
    Athletics 7, Twins 4
    At Minneapolis, Derek Norris hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning off Jared Burton (0-1), and Oakland Athletics bounced back from another blown save by new closer Jim Johnson.
    Dan Otero (1-0) got the last eight outs for the victory in relief of Johnson, who has given up seven runs, nine hits and six walks in five appearances with the A's.
    Angels 2, Mariners 0
    At Seattle, Albert Pujols homered for the second straight game while Garrett Richards and two relievers combined on one-hitter as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners.
    On the day the Angels lost Josh Hamilton for potentially up to two months to injury, Pujols provided the biggest blow. He hit a two-run homer in the third off Seattle starter Roenis Elias (0-1). That was all the offense the Angels got, but all they needed with how Richards was pitching.
    Red Sox 4, Rangers 2
    At Boston, David Ortiz hit a three-run homer high over the Pesky Pole in the eighth inning, helping the Boston Red Sox rally for a victory over the Texas Rangers.
    Ortiz's second homer was heading down the right-field line before it curled around the pole just 302 feet from home plate. Ortiz remained in the batter's box until first-base umpire Jerry Meals signaled a home run.
    Orioles 5, Yankees 4
    At New York, Nick Markakis had an RBI single in the ninth inning against fill-in closer Shawn Kelley, and Baltimore rallied for a victory in Masahiro Tanaka's first Yankee Stadium start.
    Jonathan Schoop hit a three-run homer off Tanaka in the second inning of his first start at Yankee Stadium but Carlos Beltran and Kelly Johnson connected against Miguel Gonzalez in the bottom of the inning.
    Blue Jays 7, Astros 3
    At Toronto, Brett Lawrie hit a two-run homer and Brandon Morrow won for the first time in almost 11 months.
    Alex Presley hit a two-run homer for the Astros, who have lost six of seven following a 2-0 start.
    National League
    Diamondbacks 7, Giants 3
    At San Francisco, Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer and sacrifice fly to pound Tim Lincecum again, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants.
    Gerardo Parra hit a two-run homer and Eric Chavez added an RBI triple for his first hit in his first start of the year for Arizona.
    Goldschmidt is batting .542 (13-for-24) with seven homers and 17 RBIs all-time against Lincecum, including a two-run homer last week at Chase Field. Michael Morse and Buster Posey hit solo homers against Bronson Arroyo (1-0).
    Reds 4, Cardinals 0
    At St. Louis, Billy Hamilton had three hits and his first two steals, and scored easily after tagging up on a shallow outfield pop fly to support a strong outing from Mike Leake in the Cincinnati Reds' victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
    Leake (1-1) allowed four hits and a walk in eight scoreless innings and Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run home run for the Reds, who avoided a three-game sweep after dropping their ninth series in their last 10 in St. Louis.
    Nationals 10, Marlins 7
    At Washington, Jayson Werth hit a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning off Carlos Marmol after Bryce Harper's upper-deck, three-run homer started a comeback from an early deficit, leaidng the Washington Nationals over the Miami Marlins.
    Werth and Harper each delivered his first homer of the season as Washington overcame deficits of 5-0 and 7-6 in a topsy-turvy game.
    Cubs 7, Pirates 5
    At Chicago, Jason Hammel threw seven strong innings, Anthony Rizzo had four hits, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates despite allowing five solo home runs.
    Hammel (2-0) retired the first 12 batters until Pedro Alvarez's first homer of the game tied it to start the fifth.
    Braves 4, Mets 3
    At Atlanta, Ervin Santana allowed only three hits over eight scoreless innings in his Atlanta debut, Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs and the Braves held off the New York Mets.
    The Braves led 4-0, but the Mets rallied in the ninth after Santana was removed. Juan Lagares drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single, and Travis d'Arnaud added a run-scoring single before Craig Kimbrel fanned Ruben Tejada for his fourth save.
    Brewers 9, Phillies 4
    At Philadelphia, Ryan Braun hit a two-run triple during a four-run eighth inning rally to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to their fifth straight win.
    Tyler Thornburg (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings of relief to earn the victory.
    Interleague
    Indians 2-1, Padres 0-2
    At Cleveland, Robbie Erlin (1-0) gave up one run and four hits in six innings, and Chase Headley's single in the sixth off Trevor Bauer (0-1) drove in the go-ahead run as San Diego gained a doubleheader split.
    Zach McAllister (1-0) allowed five hits in 72/3, innings and Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer in the sixth off Eric Stults (0-2) as Cleveland won the opener.
    Tigers 7, Dodgers 6, 10 innings
    At Los Angeles, Victor Martinez hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning, his second clutch hit against Los Angeles closer Kenley Jansen in two games, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Dodgers after Joe Nathan blew a three-run lead in the ninth.
    Martinez drove a 2-2 pitch deep into the pavilion seats in right-center to make an unlikely winner of Nathan (2-0). One night earlier, Martinez tied the score with a two-out single in the ninth before the Dodgers pulled out a 3-2 victory in 10.
    Rockies 10, White Sox 4
    At Denver, D.J. LeMahieu's two-run single broke a tie in a six-run eighth inning. LeMahieu finished with three hits, including an RBI double in the sixth that tied the game at 4.
    Rex Brothers (1-0) got two outs in the eighth as the Rockies took two of three in the series, and reliever Scott Downs (0-2) was the loser.
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