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  • A's rally in ninth to upend Astros

  • OAKLAND, Calif. — Josh Reddick hit an RBI single that capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning as Oakland handed Houston its sixth straight loss with a 4-3 decision on Saturday.
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  • OAKLAND, Calif. — Josh Reddick hit an RBI single that capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning as Oakland handed Houston its sixth straight loss with a 4-3 decision on Saturday.
    Jed Lowrie started the comeback with a leadoff home run against Chad Qualls (0-1).
    Josh Donaldson walked and Yoenis Cespedes then singled. After Qualls struck out pinch-hitter John Jaso, Alberto Callaspo hit a tying single and Reddick followed with a one-out liner to right-center.
    Dan Otero (3-0) pitched the ninth for the win after starter Scott Kazmir had gone eight strong innings.
    Blue Jays 5, Indians 0
    At Cleveland, Mark Buehrle pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and remained unbeaten this season, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Cleveland Indians.
    Jose Reyes hit an RBI single in his first game since opening day, when he strained his left hamstring in his first at-bat of the season and went on the disabled list.
    Buehrle (4-0) lowered his ERA to 0.64 in four starts.
    Tigers 5, Angels 2
    At Detroit, Max Scherzer struck out nine in seven innings and Detroit finally managed to beat Los Angeles.
    Detroit had lost 10 straight to the Angels and hadn't beaten them since Aug. 26, 2012.
    Albert Pujols hit his 498th homer, connecting for a solo shot in the ninth.
    Red Sox 4, Orioles 2
    At Boston, Brock Holt hit a tiebreaking triple in the seventh inning and scored on Jonathan Herrera's suicide squeeze, lifting Boston over Baltimore.
    David Ortiz had a solo homer and two hits for the World Series champion Red Sox, who have won three of four.
    Royals 5, Twins 4
    At Kansas City, Mo., Bruce Chen labored through five innings before the Kansas City bullpen took over, shutting down Minnesota.
    The Royals have won five straight after getting swept last weekend in Minnesota.
    Rays 16, Yankees 1
    At St. Petersburg, Fla., Ryan Hanigan homered twice and had six RBIs, and Tampa Bay starter Chris Archer continued his dominance over the Yankees.
    Hanigan drove in his final two runs with a single off New York infielder Dean Anna, who gave up two runs and three hits in the eighth inning.
    Rangers 6, White Sox 3
    At Arlington, Texas, Colby Lewis pitched into the sixth inning for his first win in nearly two years and Prince Fielder homered to lead Texas.
    Lewis (1-1) struck out four while allowing only one run over 51/3 innings. The right-hander, the first known major league pitcher to return from a unique hip procedure, won for the first time since June 17, 2012.
    National League
    Padres 3, Giants 1
    At San Diego, Eric Stults and three relievers combined on a four-hitter and Everth Cabrera hit a go-ahead triple to lead San Diego.
    The Giants lost their third straight game and have scored only three runs in their last 28 innings. It was the first time in nine games the Giants weren't involved in a one-run decision.
    Stults (1-2) kept the already struggling Giants off balance and largely off the base paths, allowing one run and three hits in six innings, with two strikeouts and no walks.
    Tim Hudson (2-1) allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings, struck out four and walked none.
    Cardinals 4, Nationals 3
    At Washington, Nationals star Bryce Harper was pulled by first-year manager Matt Williams after failing to run out a grounder in Washington's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
    Harper hit a grounder back to pitcher Lance Lynn in the sixth inning, jogged to first base and took a right turn to the dugout before getting halfway down the basepath.
    Williams yanked the 21-year-old Harper after the play. Known for his aggressive approach, Harper is a two-time All-Star.
    Cubs 8, Reds 4
    At Chicago, Darwin Barney and Welington Castillo hit two-run homers, Mike Olt added a solo shot and the Chicago Cubs ended a five-game losing streak, beating the Cincinnati Reds.
    Since scoring four times last Sunday in St. Louis, the Cubs had managed just one run before defeating the Reds. Cincinnati had won 16 of the last 17 at Wrigley Field.
    Brewers 8, Pirates 7
    At Pittsburgh, Ryan Braun hit two homers, including a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning that sent Milwaukee past Pittsburgh.
    Braun has five home runs this season after being suspended for the final 65 games last year for his involvement in the Biogenesis drug scandal. The other three homers came in one game on April 8 at Philadelphia.
    Braves 7, Mets 5
    At New York, Jordan Walden got the final out with the bases loaded after Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled star closer Craig Kimbrel, and the Braves held off New York.
    Freddie Freeman had three hits and hustled his way through a weird play that brought the Braves two runs when the Mets were unable to challenge a costly incorrect call.
    Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 6
    At Los Angeles, Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer and Los Angeles rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat Arizona.
    Dan Haren (3-0) was charged with five runs — two earned — and seven hits over 71/3 innings. The right-hander struck out five in his fourth start of the season, six days after his 8-6 victory over the Diamondbacks at Phoenix.
    Rockies 3, Phillies 1
    At Denver, Jordan Lyles pitched effectively into the eighth inning and Justin Morneau hit a two-run homer to lead Colorado.
    The Rockies were also helped by a reversed call that produced their first run.
    Interleague
    Marlins 7, Mariners 0
    At Miami, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time since his no-hitter to end the 2013 season, pitching a two-hitter to help Miami beat Seattle.
    Alvarez (1-2) retired the first 15 batters en route to the third complete game of his career. He struck out four, walked none and threw 90 pitches. He also had a two-out RBI single in the sixth to make it 3-0.
    The Mariners lost their fifth game in a row and were shut out for the fourth time.
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