Showalter notches 1,000th victory
NEW YORK — Buck Showalter got his 1,000th victory as a major league manager, Brian Matusz ended his 11-month losing streak and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 7-1 Tuesday night.
Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy homered off struggling Phil Hughes (1-4), giving the Orioles their first win in five tries against the Yankees this year.
Showalter, whose first win came 20 years ago across the street at old Yankee Stadium when New York's Scott Sanderson beat Boston ace Roger Clemens, improved to 1,000-958 in 14 seasons with the Yankees, Arizona, Texas and Baltimore. He joined Dusty Baker, Bruce Bochy, Davey Johnson, Jim Leyland, Mike Scioscia and Bobby Valentine among active managers in the 1,000-win club.
Matusz (1-3) allowed six hits in 61/3 innings to win for the first time since beating Oakland last June 6.
Athletics 5, Red Sox 3
At Boston, Jarrod Parker scattered four hits over 62/3 innings for his first major league win and Oakland stopped a three-game skid by beating Boston.
Jemile Weeks ended on 0-for-12 slump with a leadoff single and finished 2 for 5 with two RBIs and two runs for the A's. Oakland scored the first five runs to back Parker (1-0), who made his third career start on a frigid night at Fenway Park.
Mike Aviles hit a two-run single in the ninth before Jordan Norberto got two outs for his first major league save.
Rays 3, Mariners 1
At St. Petersburg, Fla., Matt Joyce had two of Tampa Bay's three hits, a solo homer and an RBI triple, to help the surging Rays beat Seattle for their ninth victory in 10 games.
Tampa Bay rookie Matt Moore (1-1) scattered seven hits over five innings to get the win, which kept the first-place Rays atop the AL East standings.
Michael Saunders hit a solo homer and Jesus Montero went 4 for 4 for Seattle, but the Mariners were 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position. They have lost four straight following a four-game winning streak.
Blue Jays 8, Rangers 7
At Toronto, Brett Lawrie homered leading off the ninth inning to give Toronto a comeback victory over Texas.
Francisco Cordero blew a save opportunity in the top of the ninth, but Lawrie won it in the bottom half against Mike Adams (0-1) with a shot that bounced off the top of the wall in left-center, his third.
Tigers 9, Royals 3
At Detroit, Austin Jackson had four hits and Rick Porcello pitched eight strong innings to lead Detroit past Kansas City.
The Tigers scored five runs in the first and won for only the third time in 11 games.
Angels 4, Twins 0
At Anaheim, Calif., Jerome Williams pitched a three-hitter for his second major league shutout and Torii Hunter homered for the fourth time in five games to lead Los Angeles over struggling Minnesota.
Howie Kendrick also went deep against Francisco Liriano (0-4), but Albert Pujols was 0 for 4 with a run-scoring groundout. The three-time NL MVP has gone a career-worst 31 games and 125 at-bats since his last home run on Sept. 22, 2011, with St. Louis.
White Sox 7, Indians 2
At Chicago, Gordon Beckham snapped out of a slump with three hits and Chicago beat Cleveland on a rainy, fog-filled night in the Windy City.
Marlins 2, Giants 1
At San Francisco, Giancarlo Stanton homered for the second time in three games to help back Ricky Nolasco's third straight win, and Miami earned its second victory in 10 games.
Hanley Ramirez had an RBI single in the fourth that ended Matt Cain's home scoreless streak to start the season at 21 innings.
Nolasco (3-0) outdueled Cain (1-2) in the Marlins' sixth victory against the Giants in their last eight meetings — a stretch that includes Nolasco's 2-1 win over Cain last Aug. 12 in South Florida.
Dodgers 7, Rockies 6
At Denver, Ted Lilly threw six solid innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers got home runs from Dee Gordon, Andre Ethier and A.J. Ellis in a win over the Colorado Rockies.
Lilly gave up four hits and two runs while the Dodgers pounded out 11 hits off Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin.
Diamondbacks 5, Nationals 1
At Washington, Trevor Cahill took a four-hit shutout into the eighth inning, and the Arizona beat Washington to stretch the Nationals' losing streak to five games.
Teenager Bryce Harper went 0 for 3 in his home debut for the Nationals. Harper, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft, is 2 for 9 since being recalled from the minors on Saturday.
Cardinals 10, Pirates 7
At St. Louis, Adam Wainwright worked seven innings for his first win since September 2010, and the Cardinals got big nights at the plate from David Freese and Matt Holliday.
Freese's sixth home run and third in five games was a tiebreaking three-run shot off Charlie Morton (1-2) in the fifth. Holliday homered in the sixth off Jared Hughes to cap a three-hit night with two RBIs.
Padres 2, Brewers 0
At San Diego, pinch-hitter Mark Kotsay belted a two-run homer with one out in the eighth, lifting San Diego to the victory.
Kotsay drove a 1-1 pitch from Francisco Rodriguez (0-3) to right field. Will Venable was aboard on a single.
Phillies 4, Braves 2
At Atlanta, John Mayberry Jr. doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and Philadelphia beat in the first meeting of the season between the NL East rivals.
After Brandon Beachy gave up only two runs in seven innings to outlast Phillies starter Cole Hamels, Philadelphia broke a 2-2 tie with two runs against left-hander Jonny Venters (2-1).
Astros 6, Mets 3
At Houston, Chris Snyder hit a three-run homer and Jed Lowrie added a two-run shot to lead Houston.
Lowrie's drive off Jonathon Niese hit the inside of the foul pole in left field in the first inning. Snyder pushed the lead to 5-0 in the next inning with his first home run of the season.