Hutchison pitches Blue Jays past Darvish, Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas — Drew Hutchison outdueled Yu Darvish and Melky Cabrera hit a two-run double in the eighth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 2-0 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
Cabrera's liner sailed just beyond the outstretched glove of Texas first baseman Mitch Moreland, scoring Erik Kratz and Anthony Gose.
Hutchison (2-3) shut out Texas on three singles in his first career complete game, earning his first victory since his first start of the season on April 1.
Kratz and Gose each reached against Darvish (3-2) on infield bunts. The right-handed hitting Kratz bunted to third and beat an off-balance throw by Adrian Beltre. Gose, a left-handed hitter, drag bunted up the first-base line. Moreland's throw to second baseman Rougned Odor covering first base wasn't in time.
Darvish was making his first start since throwing a one-hitter against Boston last Friday that Major League Baseball ruled on Wednesday was a two-hitter.
Tigers 1, Red Sox 0
At Boston, Max Scherzer tossed six shutout innings, outdueling Jon Lester and leading Detroit over Boston in the opener of a three-game series.
Torii Hunter delivered an RBI single in the first inning for the Tigers, playing their first game against the defending champion Red Sox since losing last year's American League Championship Series in six games.
Athletics 11, Indians 1
At Cleveland, Josh Reddick homered twice, including a grand slam, and drove in a career-high six runs, and Josh Donaldson added a three-run shot in Oakland's rout of Cleveland.
Reddick's second career grand slam and Donaldson's homer sparked an eight-run second inning. Reddick added a two-run homer in the seventh.
Sonny Gray (5-1) allowed one run and two hits with nine strikeouts in six innings for Oakland, which has won seven of eight.
Rays 3, Angels 0
At Anaheim, Calif., Yunel Escobar homered off Jered Weaver, and James Loney and Evan Longoria had RBI singles to lead Tampa Bay to victory.
Chris Archer (3-2) allowed two hits over 52/3 innings and won for the first time in his last five starts, striking out five and walking five.
Orioles 4, Royals 0
At Kansas City, Mo., Chris Tillman tossed his first career shutout and Nelson Cruz drove in two runs for Baltimore.
Tillman (4-2) scattered five hits and a walk while striking out three.
Ashland native Jeremy Guthrie (2-3) lasted eight innings against his former team, allowing four runs, eight hits and a walk while striking out two. He is 0-3 with four no-decisions in his last seven starts.
Twins 5, Mariners 4
At Minneapolis, Kyle Gibson allowed one run in seven innings, Brian Dozier and Josmil Pinto homered, and Minnesota held on to beat Seattle.
Dozier and Trevor Plouffe each hit RBI doubles in the third inning against Chris Young (3-1) to give the Twins an early lead on their way to their fifth win in their last six home games.
White Sox 7, Astros 2
At Houston, Adam Dunn hit a three-run home run and Conor Gillaspie added two RBIs to lead Chicago over Houston.
Rockies 3, Padres 1
At Denver, Jorge De La Rosa carried a no-hitter through six innings and pitched seven scoreless innings, as the Colorado Rockies withstood a late rally to beat the San Diego Padres.
De La Rosa's bid for the first no-hitter by a Rockies pitcher at Coors Field ended in the seventh inning, when Chris Denorfia led off with a triple off the scoreboard in right field, just the second time a Padres batter had gotten the ball out of the infield to that point.
Marlins 7, Giants 5
At San Francisco, Casey McGehee singled home the winning run with one out in the ninth inning to help Miami earn a rare road win.
Derek Dietrich and Christian Yelich homered, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia snapped an 0-for-26 skid by tying his career high with four singles to stop Miami's slide. The Marlins entered the game losers of six of their past seven games and with a majors-worst 4-16 record away from home.
Santiago Casilla (1-1) got out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth but couldn't escape trouble in the ninth. The right-hander allowed two baserunners before McGehee's tiebreaking single to right field.
Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 0
At Phoenix, Zack Greinke threw eight sharp innings, Yasiel Puig and Scott Van Slyke homered and Los Angeles added to its mastery of Arizona.
Los Angeles improved to 8-1 against Arizona this season, and the Dodgers are 15-19 against everybody else.
Reds 3, Phillies 0
At Philadelphia, Alfredo Simon allowed five hits over 72/3 strong innings, Devin Mesoraco hit a three-run homer and Cincinnati beat struggling Philadelphia.
Simon (5-2) had a season-high eight strikeouts, walked one and hit one batter.
Cardinals 5, Braves 2
At St. Louis, Allen Craig had three hits, drove in a run and scored twice and Lance Lynn allowed two runs over seven innings to lead St. Louis.
Lynn (5-2) allowed seven hits, walked two and struck out three. Carlos Martinez retired the Braves on four pitches in the eighth and Trevor Rosenthal set down the side in order for his 12th save in 13 opportunities.
Nationals 5, Mets 2
At Washington, Tyler Moore had two hits and drove in a pair of runs, and Washington's relievers threw four scoreless innings in the win over New York.
Scott Hairston had an RBI double and a single for Washington, which has won nine straight against the Mets going back to last season.
Brewers 4, Cubs 3
At Chicago, Kyle Lohse pitched seven effective innings in his first victory in three weeks, and Milwaukee beat sloppy Chicago.
Lohse allowed three runs and seven hits as NL Central-leading Milwaukee won for the fifth time in six games. He retired his last 13 batters in his first win since April 23 against San Diego, ending a streak of three starts without a decision.