Yanks Rookie Earns 1st Win
New York — John Ryan Murphy hit his first big league homer and drove in three runs, Dellin Betances earned his first win in the majors and the New York Yankees bounced back to beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 Saturday.
David Robertson posted his first save since coming off the disabled list. Mike Trout singled with one out in a nervy ninth and stole second, but Robertson retired Albert Pujols on a flyball and struck out Howie Kendrick to end it.
Betances (1-0) took over in the fifth for shaky starter Vidal Nuno and pitched two scoreless innings.
Rays 4, White Sox 0
Chicago — Cesar Ramos and two Tampa Bay relievers combined to five-hit Chicago.
Ramos (1-1) gave up all five hits over five innings in his first scoreless start of the season. He started in place of Matt Moore, who had Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.
Orioles 3, Royals 2 (10)
Baltimore — Nick Markakis singled in the winning run in 10th inning after two throwing errors by pitcher Danny Duffy laid the groundwork for the Orioles’ victory over Kansas City.
The Orioles went eight straight innings without scoring before facing Duffy, who had pitched 81⁄3 scoreless innings on the season.
Twins 5, Tigers 3
Minneapolis — Phil Hughes threw seven strong innings and Josmil Pinto hit his fifth homer, leading Minnesota to the victory. Hughes (2-1) had six strikeouts with no walks.
Astros 7, Athletics 6
Houston — Dexter Fowler hit a tiebreaking RBI single in Houston’s four-run eighth inning, and the Astros beat Oakland.
Nationals 4, Padres 0
Washington — Tanner Roark pitched a three-hitter for the first complete game of his career as Washington beat San Diego .
Pirates 6, Cardinals 1
St. Louis — Gaby Sanchez had two RBIs in a four-run fourth inning and Pittsburgh’s bullpen worked seven strong innings after starter Francisco Liriano left with flu-like symptoms and dizziness in a victory over St. Louis.
Brewers 5, Cubs 3
Milwaukee — Jeff Bianchi had a two-run single, and Marco Estrada threw 72⁄3 strong innings to lead Milwaukee past Chicago.
Braves 4, Reds 1
Atlanta — Rookie right-hander David Hale allowed only two hits over eight innings in a performance that may not be enough to save his spot in Atlanta’s rotation and the Braves beat Cincinnati.
Giants 5, Indians 3
San Francisco — Hunter Pence hit a two-run single in San Francisco’s four-run fifth inning, leading the Giants over Cleveland.
Buster Posey added a solo homer in the sixth as San Francisco earned its third consecutive win. Posey, who won the NL MVP award in 2012, went 1 for 3 and is batting .103 (4 for 39) over his last 13 games.
Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher and David Murphy had two hits apiece for Cleveland, which blew a 3-0 lead. Jason Kipnis drove in two runs.
Indians right-hander Zach McAllister was in complete control before he got into trouble in the fifth. He needed just seven pitches to get through the third and seven more to retire the side in the fourth.
McAllister (3-1) retired 12 in a row before Michael Morse led off the fifth with a single to center. Morse advanced to third on Brandon Crawford’s one-out single and scored on Gregor Blanco’s pinch-hit single.