Payback for Overbay with Fenway double
April 6, 2014, 12:01 am TWN
BOSTON--Lyle Overbay watched the Red Sox receive their championship rings, knowing how close he came to getting one.
Then he got back at the team that released him five days before the start of last season, hitting a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning of the first game at Fenway Park since Boston won the World Series last October.
That sparked a four-run inning against Edward Mujica that lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-2 win Friday.
Khris Davis doubled off Mujica (0-1), who made his Boston debut, and took third when Scooter Gennett reached on a sacrifice bunt. Overbay doubled to right for a 4-2 lead, advanced on the throw and scored on Carlos Gomez's fourth single of the game. Aramis Ramirez added an RBI single.
Brandon Kintzler (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win, and Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth in a non-save situation.
Tigers 10, Orioles 4 Miguel Cabrera homered in eighth inning for his 2,000th career hit.
Cabrera also hit three singles. His two-run drive made him the ninth player to reach 2,000 hits before turning 31.
Rajai Davis and Torii Hunter also homered for the Tigers. Drew Smyly (1-0) relieved Anibal Sanchez after a fourth-inning rain delay and pitched three scoreless innings.
Miguel Gonzalez (0-1) allowed seven runs and nine hits in 3 1-3 innings.
Indians 7, Twins 2 Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, two batters after Yan Gomes connected for a solo shot.
Swisher's homer off Mike Pelfrey (0-1) allowed the Indians to cap a day of pomp and pageantry as they celebrated Progressive Field's 20th anniversary. Before the sixth, the Indians had been shut out by Pelfrey and were in danger of disappointing a sellout crowd that stuck around following a 2-hour, 13-minute rain delay and plummeting temperatures.
Indians reliever Josh Outman (1-0) recorded two outs after coming in for Danny Salazar in the sixth and got the win.
Royals 7, White Sox 5 Alex Gordon drove in three runs and Jeremy Guthrie (1-0) pitched effectively into the sixth inning.
Gordon hit a bases-clearing double in the first inning and Guthrie allowed four runs on seven hits, four walks and a hit batter in 5 2-3 innings.
Lorenzo Cain drove in two runs with a two-out fifth inning single that put Kansas City ahead 7-2.
The Royals jumped on White Sox rookie right-hander Erik Johnson (0-1) for six hits and four runs in the first two innings. Johnson retired only 14 of the 28 batters he faced, yielding seven runs on 10 hits, three walks and a hit batter to take the loss.