AL West-leading A's blast Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Brandon Moss tied a career high with five RBIs, including his second homer in two games, and Oakland extended its winning streak to seven games with an 11-5 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Moss finished with four hits. His other five-RBI game was on Sept. 29 against Seattle, when he hit a game-ending, three-run homer in the 10th inning to give Oakland a 7-4 victory. It came during a season-ending six-game winning streak that propelled the A's to their first AL West title since 2006.
Tommy Milone (2-0) threw 106 pitches over five innings, allowing four runs, seven hits and three walks.
Joe Blanton (0-2) was charged with six runs and 10 hits in five-plus innings and did not record a strikeout in his second outing with his new club.
Orioles 8, Red Sox 5
At Boston, Manny Machado's three-run homer capped a five-run ninth inning and gave the Baltimore Orioles a win over Boston.
The Red Sox had gone ahead 5-3 in the sixth on consecutive homers by Daniel Nava and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. But closer Joel Hanrahan couldn't hold the lead on a night when their nearly 10-year home sellout streak ended after two seasons in which they missed the playoffs.
Boston's sellout streak began on May 15, 2003, lasted 820 games, including the postseason, and was the longest in major pro sports history. It broke the record of 814 set by the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers from 1977-95.
Blue Jays 8, Tigers 6
At Detroit, J.P. Arencibia hit a three-run double in the seventh inning and Toronto rallied from a five-run deficit to beat Detroit.
Detroit led 6-1 in the sixth, but starter Rick Porcello allowed hits to the first three batters. They all eventually scored, and Toronto added four more runs the following inning.
Rays 2, Rangers 0
At Arlington, Texas, Matt Moore and four Rays relievers combined on a five-hitter and Tampa Bay beat Texas in the coldest day game ever at Rangers Ballpark.
It was only 39 degrees when the game started after a rain delay of 1 hour, 29 minutes. That was 40 degrees colder than Tuesday night.
Royals 3, Twins 0
At Kansas City, Mo., Wade Davis pitched out of bases loaded jams in the first two innings, Billy Butler and Jeff Francoeur homered and Kansas City the Minnesota to sweep the three-game set.
Astros 8, Mariners 3
At Seattle, Rick Ankiel and Chris Carter each hit a two-run homer to help Houston beat Seattle before the smallest crowd in Safeco Field history.
Carlos Pena had three hits and scored twice for the Astros, who also got two RBIs from J.D. Martinez and a late home run by Marwin Gonzalez. Brad Peacock (1-1) earned first major league win since 2011 with Washington.
Giants 10, Rockies 0
At San Francisco, Buster Posey drove in three runs while NBA star Kevin Durant cheered him from the stands, Barry Zito pitched another gem and San Francisco completed a three-game sweep of Colorado.
Staked to a quick lead, Zito (2-0) won his 11th straight decision, dating to last year's postseason. San Francisco earned its 16th consecutive victory in games he has started, the longest such run by a Giants pitcher since 16 in a row by Carl Hubbell for New York in 1936, STATS said.
Zito has thrown 14 scoreless innings so far, the deepest the lefty has gone without giving up a run to start a season in his 14-year career.
Posey hit an RBI triple in the first, a run-scoring double in the second and an RBI single in the fifth. He scored twice.
The Giants won their ninth in a row overall against Colorado. They also have beaten the Rockies nine straight times at AT&T Park.
Andres Torres hit a two-run single for the Giants, who chased Jeff Francis (1-1) in the second inning for the shortest start of his career. San Francisco had a season-high 16 hits a day after getting 14.
Cardinals 10, Reds 0
At St. Louis, Jake Westbrook pitched a five-hiter and the St. Louis Cardinals backed him with four home runs in routing the Cincinnati Reds.
Jon Jay, Carlos Beltran and Matt Adams homered in a span of seven at-bats off Homer Bailey as the Cardinals took two of three from the NL Central champions.
Braves 8, Marlins 0
At Miami, Evan Gattis hit a three-run homer and Atlanta completed its second consecutive three-game sweep when it beat the reeling Miami Marlins.
Mike Minor (2-0) pitched 52/3 innings for the Braves, whose 8-1 record leads the majors. They're off to their best start since 1994, when they began the season 13-1.
Diamondbacks 10, Pirates 2
At Phoenix, A.J. Pollock homered twice, doubled and drove in four runs as Arizona salvaged the finale of its three-game series against Pittsburgh.
Pollock began the day in an 0-for-14 rut. He also made a diving catch in center field to rob Andrew McCutchen in the first inning.
Phillies 7, Mets 3
At Philadelphia, Domonic Brown and Chase Utley homered in a five-run first, Kyle Kendrick threw six effective innings and Philadelphia beat New York.
Pinch-hitter Laynce Nix also went deep for the Phillies, who took two straight from the Mets to earn their first series win of the year.
Dodgers 4, Padres 3
At San Diego, Carl Crawford led off with an opposite-field homer and A.J. Ellis added a two-run shot to back Chad Billingsley's strong season debut and lead Los Angeles over San Diego.
Billingsley (1-0) opened the season on the disabled list after bruising his right index finger during a bunting drill on March 15. He held San Diego to one run and five hits in six innings.
Nationals 5, White Sox 2
At Washington, Bryce Harper homered, Ian Desmond had three extra-base hits and Washington beat Chicago to stay unbeaten at home.
In a game that began 16 minutes late because, the Nationals explained, the umpires got stuck in traffic, Washington starter Jordan Zimmermann (2-0) limited the White Sox to two runs and seven hits in seven innings. Both runs scored on groundouts.