Red Sox spoil Orioles' debut of Ubaldo Jimenez
April 4, 2014, 12:10 am TWN
BALTIMORE -- Mike Napoli homered and drove in four runs and John Lackey allowed three hits in six innings as the Boston Red Sox spoiled the Baltimore debut of Ubaldo Jimenez by beating the Orioles 6-2 Wednesday night.
David Ortiz hit a two-run homer off Jimenez (0-1) and Dustin Pedroia had four hits for the defending World Series champion Red Sox, now 1-1 after losing to Baltimore on opening day.
Nelson Cruz homered for the second time in two games for the Orioles, who mustered only six hits off Lackey and three relievers.
Jimenez allowed four runs, five hits and three walks in six innings. He struck out six.
Mariners 8, Angels 2 James Paxton pitched seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball and Robinson Cano drove in his first run for Seattle, which completed a three-game sweep in the team's first series under new manager Lloyd McClendon.
Mike Zunino, Justin Smoak and Corey Hart all homered for Seattle.
Blue Jays 3, Rays 0 Mark Buehrle allowed four hits over 8 2-3 innings, Jose Bautista homered twice in Toronto's win over Tampa Bay.
Buehrle (1-0) struck out 11 and walked one.
Sergio Santos entered after Ben Zobrist had a two-out single off Buehrle in the ninth and walked Evan Longoria. Brett Cecil then struck out pinch-hitter Matt Joyce for his first save.
Athletics 6, Indians 1, 1st Game; Indians 6, Athletics 4, 2nd Game Scott Kazmir shut out his former team into the eighth inning in his Oakland debut, helping the Athletics beat the Indians in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
Alberto Callaspo hit a two-run homer and Yoenis Cespedes, Jed Lowrie and Brandon Moss added RBI hits for the Athletics, who broke out offensively after being shut out Monday in their big league record 10th straight opening loss.
Tigers 2, Royals 1, 10 Innings Ian Kinsler homered and drove in the winning run with a single in the 10th inning to lift the Tigers over the Royals.