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May 14, 2013

AL CAPSULES: Yankees cruise past Indians, 7-0

CLEVELAND — Vidal Nuno pitched five innings of three-hit ball to win his first major league start, Vernon Wells and Lyle Overbay had two RBIs apiece and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 7-0 Monday for a doubleheader split.

Justin Masterson pitched a four-hitter for his third career shutout as the Indians won the opener 1-0 and stopped the Yankees' five-game winning streak.

Pitching in just his second game for the Yankees, Nuno (1-1) walked three and struck out three. The former Cleveland draft pick became the only left-hander other than CC Sabathia or Andy Pettitte to start for New York since 2008.

Yankees rookie Adam Warren finished the five-hitter for his first big league save.

New York chased Trevor Bauer (1-2) during a six-run seventh and handed the Indians just their third loss in 16 games.

In the opener, Masterson (6-2) gave up four singles - only one reached the outfield - for his third career shutout and second this season. The right-hander also blanked the Chicago White Sox on April 12.

Jason Kipnis homered in the first inning off David Phelps (1-2) for the Indians, outscored 25-7 by the Yankees in two losses last month. Consecutive postponements back then forced the teams back to Progressive Field for a one-admission twinbill.

ATHLETICS 5, RANGERS 1

Yoenis Cespedes and Brandon Moss hit consecutive home runs and A.J. Griffin matched his season high with eight strikeouts to lead Oakland over Texas.

It was Texas' first trip to Oakland since being swept in the final three games of the 2012 regular season and coughing up the AL West title to the surprising A's. The Rangers (24-14) arrived in the Bay Area having won seven of nine and began the day with the best record in the majors, but again ran into their division nemesis.

Griffin (4-3) went seven innings and didn't walk a batter for the first time this season. He improved to 3-0 in four starts against division opponents.

Mitch Moreland homered to give the Rangers the lead in the second, then Eric Sogard and John Jaso hit RBI singles for the A's in the bottom half. Texas had its four-game winning streak snapped.

Justin Grimm (2-3) lost his third straight.

TIGERS 7, ASTROS 2

Andy Dirks hit his first career grand slam, part of a six-run fourth inning for Detroit against Houston.

Victor Martinez also homered for the Tigers, who swept four straight in Houston earlier this month and opened this three-game series at Comerica Park with another convincing victory.

Anibal Sanchez (4-3) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings for the Tigers. He struck out eight with one walk.

Bud Norris (4-4) allowed seven runs and nine hits in five innings before leaving with lower back spasms. Houston has lost five straight and 15 of 18 - and the Astros also lost standout second baseman Jose Altuve in the second with a jaw injury after he collided with right fielder Jimmy Paredes on a popup.

Dirks finished a triple shy of the cycle - a fine performance in the leadoff spot after Austin Jackson went on the disabled list earlier in the day with a pulled left hamstring.

ROYALS 11, ANGELS 4

Billy Butler broke out of a severe slump with five hits and five RBIs, and Kansas City kept Joe Blanton winless in eight starts this season with a victory over Los Angeles.

Butler's hit total tied his career high, established on July 27, 2009, at Baltimore. The designated hitter has three games with five or more RBIs in the majors. He began the day in a 4-for-35 rut with a .228 average and one RBI in 23 at-bats over his previous six games.

Luis Mendoza (1-2) allowed three runs and six hits over six innings, striking out six and walking none as the Royals began a nine-game road trip following a three-game sweep by the Yankees. The right-hander was staked to a 10-1 lead and took a three-hitter into the sixth before giving up a pair of runs.

Luke Hochevar pitched three innings for his first save in seven big league seasons.

Blanton (0-7) threw 99 pitches through 4 2-3 innings, giving up seven runs and 12 hits with seven strikeouts and no walks.

TWINS 10, WHITE SOX 3

Twins rookie Aaron Hicks hit two home runs and made a leaping catch in center field to take a tying home run away from Adam Dunn in Minnesota's victory over Chicago.

Justin Morneau extended his hitting streak to nine games with three hits and four RBIs, including a three-run double that capped the scoring in the eighth inning. Trevor Plouffe had a two-run double in the third.

Hicks, who missed the previous two games with a sore right elbow, led off the fourth with a solo homer to center that gave the Twins a 5-2 lead. He robbed Dunn of a two-run shot in the sixth and connected again in the bottom half.

Dunn and Hicks entered the game tied for the lowest batting average in the majors (.137) among qualifiers. When the night was over, Hicks' average was .152 and Dunn's .133.

Twins starter Pedro Hernandez (2-0) allowed three runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings.

Hector Santiago (1-2) yielded six runs - three earned - and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings. He had only allowed one earned run in his previous two starts.



 

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