Thirteen OK for Tribe
Baltimore Orioles second baseman Alexi Casilla, top, tags out Minnesota Twins' Darin Mastroianni on a steal-attempt in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 7, 2013, in Baltimore. The Twins won 4-3. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
St. Petersburg, Fla. (ap) — Mark Reynolds and Lonnie Chisenhall hit three-run homers off AL Cy Young Award winner David Price, Justin Masterson pitched seven strong inning and the Cleveland Indians hammered the Tampa Bay Rays 13-0 yesterday.
Reynolds homered twice. Carlos Santana had a career-high five hits, including a home run off Fernando Rodney and a pair of doubles. Michael Bourn also homered for the Indians.
Price (0-1) gave up eight runs, 10 hits and three walks in five innings. He had been 5-0 with a 1.64 ERA in six career starts against Cleveland.
It was a tough day for top pitchers. The reigning NL winner, R.A. Dickey, was roughed up by Boston by the same 13-0 score in a romp over Toronto.
Reynolds made it 4-0 with his big homer in the third inning and added a solo drive in the seventh off Kyle Farnsworth. Chisenhall’s shot came in the fifth.
Masterson (2-0) allowed two hits against a team that’s often tagged him. He was 1-7 with a 7.74 ERA in his previous 13 games against Tampa Bay, with the other win coming in 2008 when he was with Boston.
Yankees 7, Tigers 0
Detroit — CC Sabathia pitched seven scoreless innings and Jayson Nix homered off Justin Verlander in the three-run second, lifting New York.
The Yankees (2-4) avoided a sweep and dropping to their worst six-game record since starting the 1989 season 1-7.
Sabathia (1-1) gave up four hits and three walks while striking out four in 114 pitches, bouncing back from a dreadful opening-day start.
Verlander (1-1) allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks.
Twins 4, Orioles 3
Baltimore — Aaron Hicks ended an 0-for-13 skid with a tiebreaking RBI single in a two-run seventh inning, rallying Minnesota past Baltimore.
J.J. Hardy homered for the Orioles, who dropped the final two games of the weekend set. It was their first series loss to the Twins since July 2010.
Trailing 3-2, the Twins started their comeback when Jason Hammel (1-1) plunked Trevor Plouffe on the left elbow leading off the seventh.
Athletics 9, Astros 3
Houston — Brett Anderson struck out 10 more Houston batters and Oakland backed him with three home runs for win and a three-game sweep of the Astros.
Coco Crisp homered for the third straight day, Jed Lowrie again connected against his former team and Chris Young homered in his hometown. The A’s sent Houston to its fifth straight loss.
White Sox 4, Mariners 3 (10)
Chicago — Dayan Viciedo hit a solo home run with one out in the 10th inning Sunday, lifting Chicago over Seattle.
Viciedo hit the first game-ending homer of his career, connecting against Kameron Loe (1-1).
Addison Reed (1-0) pitched a scoreless 10th.
Royals 9, Phillies 8
Philadelphia — Billy Butler hit a grand slam that was confirmed by video review and tied a Royals franchise record with seven RBIs as Kansas City held on for a win over Philadelphia.
Butler’s fifth-inning homer, the first slam of his career and the first ever allowed by Philadelphia left-hander Cole Hamels, put Kansas City ahead 6-4.