Rookie Leads Yankees
Baltimore — Rookie Shane Greene pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning of his second major league start, Derek Jeter had two hits and an RBI and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 Saturday.
Greene (2-0) struck out nine and walked two in his third big league appearance. The right-hander didn’t give up a hit until the fifth inning and allowed only two runners past second base in 7 1-3 innings.
It was Greene’s second win in six days with the Yankees, the first coming at Cleveland. For most of the season, the 25-year-old put up unspectacular numbers (5-2, 4.61 ERA) for Scranton-Wilkes-Barre of the International League.
David Robertson, the third New York reliever, worked a perfect ninth for his 23rd save.
Brian McCann had three hits for the Yankees, who moved within four games of the first-place Orioles in the AL East.
Rays 10, Blue Jays 3
St. Petersburg, Fla. — Rookie Jake Odorizzi pitched into the seventh inning and Kevin Kiermaier, Matt Joyce and Ben Zobrist delivered key hits during a six-run outburst that helped Tampa Bay over Toronto.
Odorizzi (5-8) allowed three runs and six hits over 62⁄3 innings. The 24-year-old right-hander walked two and struck out seven to improve to 3-1 over his last five starts.
Kiermaier and Joyce had three RBIs apiece and Zobrist finished with two.
White Sox 6, Indians 2
Cleveland — Jose Abreu hit his major league-leading 29th homer, a two-run shot that sent Chicago over Cleveland. Abreu, picked for the AL All-Star team in his rookie season, broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning with his drive off Zach McAllister (3-5).
Angels 5, Rangers 2
Arlington, Texas — Howie Kendrick celebrated his 31st birthday with three hits, including an RBI single during a four-run sixth inning as Los Angeles sent the Rangers to their seventh straight loss.
Kendrick’s third single tied it at 2 in the sixth. The Angels chased Miles Mikolas (0-2) and pulled away for their ninth win in 10 games.
Tigers 5, Royals 1
Kansas City, Mo. — Rick Porcello outdueled James Shields and the Tigers won their fifth in a row.
Porcello (12-5) raised his career record against Kansas City to 8-3 while yielding six hits and one run through seven innings.
Cardinals 10, Brewers 2
Milwaukee — Adam Wainwright pitched seven strong innings and St. Louis sent Milwaukee to its seventh straight loss, as the Brewers mourned the death of shortstop Jean Segura’s young son.
Segura left the team and traveled home to the Dominican Republic, a day after his 9-month-old son died. The Brewers observed a moment of silence for Janniel Segura, and the clubhouse was closed before the game.
Braves 11, Cubs 6
Chicago — Chris Johnson homered twice and pitcher Mike Minor hit his second career home run, leading Atlanta over Chicago.
Johnson and Justin Upton each drove in four runs for the Braves. Johnson and Minor homered and Upton hit a three-run double as Atlanta scored six times in the fourth inning for a 9-3 lead.
Mets 5, Marlins 4
New York — Chris Young and rookie Eric Campbell delivered big hits off the bench in the late innings to rally surging New York past Miami.
Young’s pinch-hit, two-run homer off Bryan Morris tied it at 4 in the seventh, and Campbell came through with a pinch-hit single in the eighth to put the Mets ahead.
Diamondbacks 2, Giants 0
San Francisco — Aaron Hill homered, doubled and scored twice, Wade Miley pitched seven shutout innings and Arizona beat San Francisco.
Marco Scutaro went hitless in two at-bats with a walk in his season debut for the Giants, who were shut out for the fifth time in 13 games.
Twins 9, Rockies 3
Denver — Kevin Correia pitched six innings of one-run ball, Eduardo Escobar homered, and Minnesota pulled away late to beat Colorado.
Correia (5-11) scattered seven hits and cooled off the power-hitting Rockies, who stranded 10 baserunners and were kept in the yard after slugging eight home runs in their previous two games. He walked one and struck out one in snapping a hard-luck three-game losing streak during which he had received no run support.
The Twins were shut out in the last two losses for Correia, who helped the Twins offense with a run-scoring double for his first hit of the season and first RBI in three years.