Gray throws 3-hitter for A's in 4-0 win at Texas
April 30, 2014, 12:01 am TWN
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Sonny Gray allowed just three hits in his career complete game as the Oakland Athletics beat Texas 4-0 Monday in Rangers ace pitcher Yu Darvish's shortest outing in the major leagues.
Gray (4-1) allowed only three singles while striking out six batters. Texas got only one runner to third base against the right-hander, who threw two wild pitches in the sixth after Robinson Chirinos singled.
Darvish (1-1) was gone after 3 1-3 innings, pulled after walking No. 9 batter Eric Sogard for the second time. Darvish is winless his last nine home starts.
Josh Donaldson had a two-run single in the third, and the A's made it 4-0 an inning later when Josh Reddick had an RBI triple before coming home on Daric Barton's sacrifice fly.
Also in the American League, Alejandro De Aza hit a two-run homer, and Adam Eaton and Marcus Semien had two-run doubles, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, named American League co-player of the week earlier in the day, went 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI, his 32nd.
The White Sox (14-13) move above .500 by taking three of four from Tampa. It was Chicago's third series win this season.
Andre Rienzo (2-0) allowed five hits and three runs — two earned — in six innings to get the win.
The Los Angeles Angels downed the Cleveland Indians 6-3 in the day's other AL game, as Mike Trout hit a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning and Raul Ibanez added a two-run triple.
In the National League Khris Davis was struck out four times before coming through with a run-scoring triple in the 12th inning to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Davis drove in Jonathan Lucroy, who doubled off Seth Maness (0-2) to start the inning. Mark Reynolds then drove in Davis with a sacrifice fly. Davis, who finished 1 for 6, struck out in the second, fifth, sixth and 10th innings.
Zach Duke (2-0) picked up the win with two innings of scoreless relief, and Francisco Rodriguez recorded his 12th save in as many opportunities by getting Jhonny Peralta to fly out with two on to end the game.
Allen Craig and Matt Holliday homered for St. Louis.
At Phoenix, Troy Tulowitzki homered, hit two doubles and drove in three runs to lead the big-hitting Colorado Rockies to an 8-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Tulowitzki led off the sixth with his sixth homer and Justin Morneau added a two-run shot later in the inning to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. Nolan Arenado had one of Colorado's six doubles to stretch his hitting streak to a baseball-best 18 games and the Rockies had 12 hits overall.
Gerardo Parra homered for Arizona.
San Diego's Rene Rivera hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the fifth inning to follow his two-run double for a career-high five RBIs, single-handedly backing Tyson Ross in the San Diego Padres' 6-4 victory against the San Francisco Giants.