Mariners hold off late Athletics rally
SEATTLE — Felix Hernandez (3-0) took a shutout into the eighth and struck out 11, and Mike Zunino and Brad Miller both homered in Seattle's 6-4 win over Oakland on Friday. Hernandez became the first Seattle pitcher to win three times in the first nine games of a season.
Zunino chased starter Tommy Milone (0-1) with a two-run homer in the sixth. Miller followed two batters later with a solo homer to center field with the wind blowing in.
Hernandez was charged with two runs and walked none. He has 30 strikeouts and two walks in his three starts.
Red Sox 4, Yankees 2
At New York, Grady Sizemore hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox finally gave Jon Lester enough run support for his first win of the year.
Jonny Gomes homered leading off the sixth against CC Sabathia (1-2), and the four-run inning was more than Boston had scored for Lester in his first two starts combined. Despite a 2.51 ERA coming in, Lester (1-2) was at risk of falling to 0-3 for the first time in his career.
Blue Jays 2, Orioles 0
At Baltimore, Dustin McGowan allowed five hits over 61/3 innings to earn his first win since 2008, and Toronto used two unearned runs to beat Chris Tillman and Baltimore.
Making his second start since September 2011, the oft-injured McGowan (1-1) walked one, hit two batters and struck out two. He had faced the Orioles 13 times previously — going 0-3 with a 6.99 ERA in 371/3 innings.
Rangers 1, Astros 0, 12 innings
At Arlington, Texas, Yu Darvish took a perfect game into the sixth inning and Texas finally finished off Houston on Robinson Chirinos' RBI single in the 12th.
Darvish retired his first 15 batters before Matt Dominguez singled softly to center. The right-hander allowed just the one hit and one walk in eight innings with nine strikeouts.
White Sox 9, Indians 6
At Chicago, Conor Gillaspie had a career-high four RBIs, leading Chris Sale and Chicago over Cleveland.
Sale (3-0) pitched five innings in his first win against Cleveland since May 1, 2012. The left-hander allowed three runs and six hits while throwing 105 pitches.
Twins 10, Royals 1
At Minneapolis, Chris Colabello drove in three runs, Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning and Minnesota beat Kansas City to end a nine-game home losing streak that dated to last season.
Josmil Pinto homered for the Twins, who reached double digits in runs for the third time this year.
Giants 6, Rockies 5
At San Francisco, Madison Bumgarner hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs to overcome a shaky outing on the mound.
Bumgarner hit a sacrifice fly off Jorge De La Rosa (0-2) in the third and one inning later his only the second slam by a Giants pitcher since the team relocated from New York to San Francisco in 1958. Shawn Estes did it against Montreal on May 24, 2000.
Bumgarner (2-0) struck out seven, walked two and allowed four runs and nine hits in six innings. Sergio Romo struck out the side in the ninth for his third save.
Brewers 4, Pirates 2
At Milwaukee, Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer that backed Wily Peralta, and the Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning streak to seven.
Francisco Liriano befuddled the Brewers with his slider over the first three innings before Ramirez sent a 1-2 fastball over the left-field wall for a 2-0 lead.
Phillies 6, Marlins 3
At Philadelphia, Marlon Byrd drove in two runs and Philadelphia knocked around Jose Fernandez in one of his worst major league starts, beating Miami to snap a four-game skid.
Phillies starter A.J. Burnett left in the fourth inning because of a sore groin, but Philadelphia chased Fernandez (2-1) with three runs in the fifth en route to its first home win of the season.
Braves 7, Nationals 6, 10 innings
At Atlanta, Jordan Schafer scored from first base on Justin Upton's bloop single to right field with two outs in the 10th inning, giving Atlanta the win.
Chris Johnson singled with two outs off left-hander Jerry Blevins (1-1), and Schafer came in to run. With a 2-2 count, Schafer ran on the pitch and Upton dropped a single in front of Bryce Harper.
Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 0
At Phoenix, Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven innings of two-hit ball and Adrian Gonzalez drove in five runs for the Dodgers.
Ryu (2-1) struck out eight and walked one, retiring 18 of his last 19 batters. The only hits off the South Korean left-hander were a pair of singles by Miguel Montero.
Cubs 6, Cardinals 3, 11 innings
At St. Louis, Welington Castillo hit a three-run homer off closer Trevor Rosenthal in the 11th inning, leading Chicago to the win.
Rosenthal also struck out with a chance to win the game in the 10th. The Cardinals had runners on first and second with two outs when manager Mike Matheny decided against a pinch hitter. Rosenthal (0-1) took a called third strike in his second career at-bat.
Padres 6, Tigers 0
At San Diego, Andrew Cashner threw his second career one-hitter and struck out a career-high 11, and Chase Headley hit a two-run homer for San Diego.
Cashner took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Rajai Davis hit a one-out flare single into center field, just past the glove of outstretched second baseman Jedd Gyorko. Davis stole second and third, and Ian Kinsler walked before Miguel Cabrera hit into a double play.
Rays 2, Reds 1
At Cincinnati, David Price took a shutout into the ninth and Matt Joyce homered, helping Tampa Bay earn its first victory in Cincinnati.
The teams have a brief and lopsided interleague history. The Reds had won eight of their nine previous games, with Tampa Bay's only win coming at Tropicana Field on June 28, 2011, on Evan Longoria's game-ending homer.
Angels 5, Mets 4, 11 innings
At Anaheim, Calif., Hank Conger was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the 11th inning after rookie Jeurys Familia (0-2) intentionally walked the previous two batters, and Los Angeles got home runs from Mike Trout and J.B. Shuck.