Cabrera Bashes Yanks
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera beats the tag of New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli to score on a sacrifice fly by Victor Martinez during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Saturday, April 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Detroit (ap) — Miguel Cabrera drove in one of four runs in the fifth inning on a 4-for-4 day and the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 8-4 yesterday.
Max Scherzer (1-0) gave up four runs in five-plus innings to pick up the win in a shaky start, his first of the season.
Phil Hughes (0-1) allowed four runs — three earned — on eight hits in four-plus innings on a day he was originally scheduled to make a rehabilitation start in the minors.
Darin Downs and Joaquin Benoit combined to pitch three scoreless innings to end the game for the Tigers.
Detroit led 5-1 after five innings. New York pulled within a run in the sixth, then let Detroit go ahead 7-4 in the home half.
The Tigers will play for a series sweep today in a matchup of aces, Detroit’s Justin Verlander and New York’s CC Sabathia.
White Sox 4, Mariners 3
Chicago — Alex Rios hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer off Felix Hernandez in the sixth inning, and Chicago beat Seattle.
With one out and Alejandro De Aza aboard after a leadoff single, Rios drove an 0-2 pitch through a tricky wind and way over the wall in left for his second homer in two days. He also connected for a solo shot Friday night, but the White Sox lost 8-7 in 10 innings.
Angels 8, Rangers 4
Arlington, Texas — Albert Pujols homered twice to offset another tough day for Josh Hamilton in his second game back in Texas as Los Angeles beat the Rangers.
Pujols hit a two-run shot to the lawn in center field off Matt Harrison in the first inning and watched Hamilton strike out twice and fly out behind him after taking three intentional walks.
Twins 6, Orioles 5
Baltimore — Justin Morneau singled in the tiebreaking run with two outs in the ninth inning after an error by Chris Davis, and Minnesota got a home run from Chris Parmalee in a victory over Baltimore.
Although Davis picked up his 17th RBI, he failed to become the first player in major league history to homer in the first five games of the season. The first baseman also opened the door for the Twins to snatch their first win in Baltimore since April 21, 2011.
Athletics 6, Astros 3
Houston — Coco Crisp, Jed Lowrie and Seth Smith homered to back up a solid performance by starter Bartolo Colon in his return from a drug suspension, and Oakland beat Houston.
It was the first appearance for Colon (1-0) since he received a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test Aug. 22. He allowed eight hits and three runs without a walk in six innings for the win.
Rays 6, Indians 0
St. Petersburg, Fla. — Alex Cobb scattered four hits in 7 1-3 innings, Kelly Johnson homered and Tampa Bay beat Cleveland.
Cobb (1-0) struck out six and walked three as the Rays blanked Cleveland for the second consecutive game. Joel Peralta and Cesar Ramos completed a five-hitter.
Tampa Bay got its first hit when Jose Molina had a one-out single in the fourth. Johnson followed with a two-run homer that put the Rays up 3-0.
Indians catcher Lou Marson left the game in the fourth with a cervical-neck strain, when he had a jarring collision with Desmond Jennings.
Jennings walked leading off the third, stole second and third before being thrown out at home on Matt Joyce’s grounder. Jennings slammed hard with Marson, who held onto third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall’s throw.