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St. Petersburg, Fla. — R.A. Dickey pitched a two-hitter for his first complete game of the year, helping the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 yesterday for their 12th win in 14 games.
Dickey (7-8) retired his first 13 batters before James Loney grounded a single between shortstop and third base with one out in the fifth. Yunel Escobar had a one-out single in the sixth, and then was erased when Matt Joyce hit a double-play grounder.
Dickey struck out six and walked one. The knuckleballer pitched a one-hitter for the New York Mets against the Rays on June 13 last year, allowing B.J. Upton’s first-inning infield single.
Rangers 8, Yankees 5
New York — Nelson Cruz homered and Texas got consecutive two-run doubles from Adrian Beltre and A.J. Pierzynski in a victory over New York.
Rangers rookie Justin Grimm pitched just well enough to beat Andy Pettitte, and the AL West leaders won for the seventh time in nine games following a six-game slide — their longest of the season. Texas improved to 6-12 against the Yankees since the start of 2011, both perennial playoff teams this decade.
Lyle Overbay and Ichiro Suzuki homered for New York.
Angels 7, Tigers 4
Detroit — Mike Trout homered and drove in three runs, and Erick Aybar’s two-run shot gave Los Angeles the lead for good as the Angels beat Detroit for their eighth consecutive win over the Tigers.
Miguel Cabrera and former Angels outfielder Torii Hunter homered for Detroit.
Indians 4, Orioles 3
Baltimore — Scott Kazmir took a no-hitter into the seventh, and Cleveland scored two ninth-inning runs off Baltimore closer Jim Johnson.
A leadoff double in the seventh by Manny Machado was the only hit allowed by Kazmir, who gave up one unearned run in seven innings. He came out to the mound for the eighth but left with an apparent injury before throwing a pitch.
Nationals 3, D-backs 2
Washington — Jordan Zimmermann dominated after a shaky start and rookie Anthony Rendon had his third three-hit performance as Washington defeated Arizona.
The NL West-leading Diamondbacks have lost three straight, including the first two games of their current 10-game road trip.
Athletics 5, Reds 0
Oakland, Calif. — A.J. Griffin pitched a two-hitter for his first win in more than a month, and Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer for Oakland.
Griffin (6-6) struck out seven and walked two in a 108-pitch gem for his first career complete game, helping the A’s sweep the two-game series.
Pirates 4, Mariners 2
Seattle — Jordy Mercer hit a go-ahead single with two outs in the ninth inning, leading Pittsburgh to the victory.
Marlins 5, Twins 3
Miami — Placido Polanco homered for the first time in more than a year and Jeff Mathis hit his first since last August, helping Miami overcome a three-run deficit.
Mets 3, White Sox 0
Chicago — Shaun Marcum pitched eight shutout innings for his first win of the season, and Eric Young Jr. had three hits and drove in a run to lead New York over Chicago.
Marcum (1-9) won for the first time since Oct. 1, 2012, while pitching for Milwaukee.