Pedroia's slam lifts Red Sox past A's
BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia hit a grand slam for his 100th career home run, Clay Buchholz earned his first win at home and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 7-1 on Friday night.
Pedroia had yet to homer this season before driving an 0-2 pitch to left field in the sixth inning to put Boston up 6-1. The cushion was plenty for Buchholz (2-2), who shut down the team with the top record in the American League.
Buchholz pitched 61/3 innings, allowing three hits while striking out five. He walked three and got himself out of several jams as the A's went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position against the right-hander.
Pedroia joined Carl Yastrzemski as the only Red Sox players with 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases.
Rays 10, Yankees 5, 14 innings
At New York, Wil Myers and the Tampa Bay Rays broke loose in the 14th inning while holding Derek Jeter to the worst hitting performance of his career, outlasting New York for a wild win.
Jeter went 0 for 7 for the first time and grounded out with the bases loaded to finish the 13th. It was already a crazy game by then, and Yankee Stadium was nearly empty when it finally ended after 5 hours, 49 minutes.
Tigers 8, Royals 2
At Kansas City, Mo., Rick Porcello cruised through seven innings and Detroit battered Kansas City right-hander James Shields again in the opener of a three-game set.
Victor Martinez had a pair of doubles and drove in two runs. J.D. Martinez and Alex Avila also drove in two runs apiece as the Tigers won their fourth straight against the Royals.
Orioles 3, Twins 0
At Minneapolis, Ubaldo Jimenez struck out a season-high 10 over 71/3 innings for his first win with Baltimore, and Nelson Cruz hit a two-run homer to pad the lead against Minnesota.
Jimenez (1-4) allowed only three hits while taking a significant step forward from five rough starts to begin his $50 million, four-year contract with the Orioles.
Indians 12, White Sox 5
At Cleveland, Michael Brantley homered and drove in three runs, Carlos Santana also went deep and Cleveland broke a six-game losing streak with a win over Chicago.
Rangers 5, Angels 2
At Anaheim, Calif., Shin-Soo Choo and Alex Rios homered in the sixth inning against winless Hector Santiago, and Texas beat Los Angeles to end a four-game losing streak.
Choo added an RBI single in the seventh and Colby Lewis (2-1) pitched 52/3 innings, allowing two runs and seven hits while striking out six.
Astros 5, Mariners 4, 11 innings
At Houston, George Springer singled home the winning run in the 11th inning to give Houston a victory over Seattle.
The touted rookie came through with an infield hit toward third after beginning the night 0 for 5 with four strikeouts in a game started by Mariners ace Felix Hernandez.
Jose Altuve singled off Charlie Furbush (0-3) to open the 11th and Dexter Fowler reached on a bunt single. A sacrifice bunt by Carlos Corporan came next, and Altuve beat the throw to third to load the bases for Springer.
Giants 2, Braves 1
At Atlanta, Michael Morse and Angel Pagan homered, Tim Lincecum allowed one run over six innings and the Giants beat the Braves.
San Francisco spoiled the season debut of Braves starter Mike Minor with its seventh victory in eight games.
Atlanta has a season-high four-game losing streak.
After missing the first month of the season with left shoulder tendinitis, Minor (0-1) allowed seven hits, two runs, no walks and struck out four.
He trailed 1-0 when Pagan led off the game with his third homer and was down 2-1 in the sixth after Morse added his seventh homer.
Lincecum (2-1) gave up six hits and three walks with four strikeouts and kept Braves hitters off balance by keeping his pitches low in the strike zone and added a sharp curveball and slider.
Cubs 6, Cardinals 5
At Chicago, Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run single in the first that ended Adam Wainwright's scoreless streak at 25 innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals for their third win in four games.
Wainwright (5-2) had allowed six runs in 45 innings coming in, but the Cubs matched the runs total in just five innings against the St. Louis ace, who gave up 10 hits. His ERA rose from 1.20 to 2.16.
Marlins 6, Dodgers 3
At Miami, surprising Tom Koehler outpitched Josh Beckett, and the Marlins extended their home winning streak to seven games by beating the Dodgers.
Koehler (3-2) allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings. The right-hander began the year with a career record of 5-11, made the rotation as a fifth starter and now has an ERA of 2.41.
Brewers 2, Reds 0
At Cincinnati, Wily Peralta doubled home two runs — the first RBIs of his career — and repeatedly escaped trouble during his eight innings, leading the Brewers to a victory over the Reds.
Nationals 5, Phillies 3
At Philadelphia, Adam LaRoche's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning helped the Nationals rally from an early deficit to beat the Phillies.
Cliff Lee outpitched Stephen Strasburg, but the Phillies' bullpen struggled again. Mike Adams (1-1) and Jake Diekman allowed three runs and five hits in an inning.
Diamondbacks 2, Padres 0
At San Diego, Bronson Arroyo and two relievers held the punchless Padres to three hits and Aaron Hill hit a two-run single to lead the Diamondbacks to a victory in a matchup of the bottom two teams in the NL West.
Rockies 10, Mets 3
At Denver, Charlie Blackmon homered among his three hits, Jorge De La Rosa pitched effectively for six innings and the Rockies beat the Mets for their sixth win in seven games.
Troy Tulowitzki added three hits and three RBIs, and Nolan Arenado extended the majors' longest hitting streak to 22 games with a single in the seventh.
Pirates 6, Blue Jays 5
At Pittsburgh, Pedro Alvarez hit a tying two-run homer off Sergio Santos in the ninth inning and Starling Marte following one out later with a winning drive into the bullpen in left-center, giving the Pirates a win over the Blue Jays.
Santos (0-2) entered with a 5-3 lead and allowed a leadoff single to Neil Walker. He struck out Andrew McCutchen, and Alvarez followed with his seventh homer this season. Pinch-hitter Ike Davis flied out, and Marte hit the first game-ending homer of his big league career.