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  • Pujols belts 497th homer in victory

  • DETROIT — Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
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  • DETROIT — Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
    The Angels chased Detroit starter Drew Smyly (1-1) after three innings and then added seven runs off reliever Luke Putkonen. Los Angeles finished with 13 hits, 10 for extra bases.
    Kendrick hit two-run homers in the third and fourth, and Pujols lined a three-run shot to left field in the sixth to make it 11-1.
    Jered Weaver (1-2) allowed a run and three hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out three.
    The Angels have won 10 straight against the Tigers, the longest active streak in the majors by one team over another.
    Kendrick and Ian Stewart both had three hits for the Angels, with Stewart falling a homer shy of the cycle. Mike Trout doubled twice.
    Rays 11, Yankees 5
    At St. Petersburg, Fla., James Loney drove in four runs and Tampa Bay overcame a four-run deficit to beat New York, stopping a four-game skid.
    Pinch-hitter Desmond Jennings had an RBI single before Loney's two-run single off Adam Warren (0-1) in the seventh inning gave the Rays a 6-5 lead.
    Orioles 8, Red Sox 4
    At Boston, Jonathan Schoop went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs as Baltimore roughed up Boston starter John Lackey.
    Every Orioles starter had at least one hit except for Chris Davis. Baltimore got 10 of those hits off Lackey (2-2), who allowed six earned runs over 51/3 innings. It was the second straight start in which Lackey gave up six runs and failed to make it out of the sixth inning.
    Rangers 12, White Sox 0
    At Arlington, Texas, Martin Perez pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Leonys Martin drove in four runs and Texas routed Chicago.
    Martin homered and was one of four Rangers batters with three hits apiece. Robinson Chirinos also went deep.
    Royals 5, Twins 0
    At Kansas City, Mo., Jason Vargas pitched seven sharp innings, Mike Moustakas cracked a two-run homer and Kansas City romped to a victory over Minnesota.
    Alcides Escobar had three hits and Omar Infante also drove in two runs for the Royals, who have won four straight after getting swept in Minnesota last weekend.
    Blue Jays 3, Indians 2
    At Cleveland, Melky Cabrera had four hits and scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Edwin Encarnacion's single, and Toronto held on to beat Cleveland.
    Athletics 11, Astros 3
    At Oakland, Calif., Alberto Callaspo hit a three-run homer and Oakland scored seven times in the first inning against Houston to back Sonny Gray.
    Josh Reddick and Coco Crisp each added a two-run shot for the Athletics, who have won nine of 11. Yoenis Cespedes hit a solo homer in the second inning to follow up his two-run single in the first against Jarred Cosart (1-2).
    National League
    Braves 6, Mets 0
    At New York, Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets.
    As Harang's pitch count increased on a chilly evening, it seemed doubtful manager Fredi Gonzalez would let him go the distance. Harang worked around six walks, including two in the sixth inning and another pair in the seventh.
    Brewers 5, Pirates 3
    At Pittsburgh, Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning and Carlos Gomez homered to lead Milwaukee past Pittsburgh.
    Reds 4, Cubs 1
    At Chicago, Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and Cincinnati won for the 16th time in its last 17 games at Wrigley Field.
    Making his third start, Simon (2-1) allowed an unearned run in six-plus innings and sent the Cubs to their fifth straight loss. Jonathan Broxton pitched a hitless ninth for his second save, completing a six-hitter as the Reds stretched their winning streak to a season-best three.
    Nationals 3, Cardinals 1
    At Washington, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina's throwing error combined with Michael Wacha's wild pitch to allow two unearned runs in the seventh inning, breaking a tie and helping Gio Gonzalez and Washington get the win.
    Rockies 12, Phillies 1
    At Denver, Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run home run after No. 3 hitter Carlos Gonzalez was intentionally walked in front of him, Tyler Chatwood pitched seven strong innings for his first win of the season, and Colorado routed Philadelphia.
    Interleague
    Marlins 8, Mariners 4
    At Miami, Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam with none out in the ninth inning, and Miami took advantage of an overturned call on a replay review to beat Seattle.
    Reed Johnson was called out on a force play following a bunt, but the umpires reviewed the ruling and determined third baseman Kyle Seager had juggled the ball. The Mariners then deployed five infielders, and Stanton cleared them all with a towering homer to the left of the home-run sculpture.
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