Angels smite Tigers in glorious 11-6 victory
AP April 20, 2014, 12:25 am TWN
DETROIT -- Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
The Angels chased Detroit starter Drew Smyly (1-1) after three innings and then added seven runs off reliever Luke Putkonen. Los Angeles finished with 13 hits, 10 for extra bases.
Kendrick hit two-run homers in the third and fourth, and Pujols lined a three-run shot to left field in the sixth to make it 11-1.
Jered Weaver (1-2) allowed a run and three hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out three.
The Angels have won 10 straight against the Tigers, the longest active streak in the majors by one team over another.
Kendrick and Ian Stewart both had three hits for the Angels, with Stewart falling a homer shy of the cycle. Mike Trout doubled twice.
Rays 11, Yankees 5 James Loney drove in four runs and Tampa Bay overcame a four-run deficit to beat New York, stopping a four-game skid.
Pinch-hitter Desmond Jennings had an RBI single before Loney's two-run single off Adam Warren (0-1) in the seventh inning gave the Rays a 6-5 lead.
Sean Rodriguez hit a two-run homer during a five-run eighth that made it 11-5. Wil Myers, who finished with three RBIs, added a two-run single.
Yankees reliever Cesar Cabral was ejected by plate umpire Joe West after hitting his third batter, Logan Forsythe, in the eighth after Myers' hit. The left-hander earlier plunked Evan Longoria and Loney.
Longoria had three hits and reached base in all five plate appearances. Jake McGee (1-0) got the win.
Scott Sizemore hit a three-run double as the Yankees took a 4-0 lead in the second. New York had won five straight.
Orioles 8, Red Sox 4 Jonathan Schoop went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs as Baltimore roughed up Boston starter John Lackey.
Every Orioles starter had at least one hit except for Chris Davis. Baltimore got 10 of those hits off Lackey (2-2), who allowed six earned runs over 5 1-3 innings. It was the second straight start in which Lackey gave up six runs and failed to make it out of the sixth inning.
The first four-hit game of Schoop's career extended his hitting streak to seven games.
Orioles starter Chris Tillman (2-1) labored through five innings. Darren O'Day got four outs for his first save of the season.
Rangers 12, White Sox 0 Martin Perez pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Leonys Martin drove in four runs and Texas routed Chicago.
Martin homered and was one of four Rangers batters with three hits apiece. Robinson Chirinos also went deep.
Perez (3-0) retired his last 12 batters and struck out eight in his second complete game, including rookie Jose Abreu three times. Perez has thrown 17 straight scoreless innings after he went eight in a 1-0 win over Houston.
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