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April 9, 2014

AL CAPSULES: Chirinos smashes 1st HR, Rangers top Red Sox

BOSTON — Robinson Chirinos started a five-run third inning with his first homer of the season and the Texas Rangers won 10-7 as the Boston Red Sox hit into five double plays Tuesday night.

The Red Sox scored three runs in the ninth against Joakim Soria on an RBI single by Jonny Gomes and a two-run double by David Ortiz, but Mike Napoli struck out to end the game.

Boston's five double plays were one fewer than the American League record for a nine-inning game shared by eight teams. The major league mark of seven was set by the San Francisco Giants in 1969.

All of them came against Martin Perez (1-0).

Texas won for the second time in five games as every starter reached base by the fourth inning. Boston lost its fourth game in the last five.

Chirinos' second career homer broke a scoreless tie and began an inning in which the Rangers batted around against Felix Doubront (1-0).

ORIOLES 14, YANKEES 5

Delmon Young, Adam Jones and Matt Wieters homered as the Baltimore Orioles teed off for 20 hits, battering the New York Yankees 14-5 Tuesday.

Young and Wieters each drove in three runs, and Jones delivered one of the Orioles' four doubles at a half-empty Yankee Stadium.

Everyone in Baltimore's starting lineup got a hit and scored a run. The Orioles posted their second-highest hit total in the Bronx, eclipsed only by a 22-hit outburst in 1986.

Wei-Yin Chen (1-1) weathered five innings for the win, giving up four runs and nine hits.

Ivan Nova (1-1) was tagged for seven runs and 10 hits in 3 2-3 innings.

RAYS 1, ROYALS 0

James Loney hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift Tampa Bay over Kansas City.

Rays starter Chris Archer wriggled out of two bases-loaded jams and went seven innings in an impressive pitchers' duel between top young arms. Royals rookie Yordano Ventura dazzled in his season debut, holding Tampa Bay to two hits in six shutout innings.

Loney's grounder to right scored Wil Myers, who snapped an 0-for-15 slump when he reached on an infield single to start the ninth. Myers advanced on a two-out wild pitch by Greg Holland (0-1).

Joel Peralta (1-1) struck out Danny Valencia with the bases loaded, and Grant Balfour worked the ninth for his second save.

Ventura walked none and struck out six, including Myers three times.

MARINERS 5, ANGELS 3

Corey Hart hit a three-run homer and a solo shot, sending Seattle past Los Angeles in its home opener.

The Mariners became the final major league team to open at home and improved to 4-0 against the Angels this season. Before the game, a sold-out crowd at Safeco Field gave Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll and other members of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks a raucous ovation.

Seattle scored four times with two outs in the third inning, capped by Hart's three-run drive off starter Hector Santiago (0-2).

Mariners starter James Paxton (2-0) gave up first-inning homers to Albert Pujols and David Freese, then retired 14 straight. Paxton left in the sixth after straining a muscle on the left side of his back.

Fernando Rodney earned his second save despite walking his first two batters in the ninth.

Robinson Cano's home debut in Seattle was mostly uneventful. Cano went 0 for 3 and scored a run.

Pujols hit his first homer of the season and became the second active player with 1,500 career RBIs.

BLUE JAYS 5, ASTROS 2

Melky Cabrera homered for the fourth straight game, Jose Bautista also went deep and Toronto handed Houston its fifth loss in six games.

Cabrera hit a two-run shot off reliever Kevin Chapman in the seventh, connecting on an 0-2 pitch. Cabrera has hit more home runs in eight games this season than he did in 88 last year, when he missed time with leg injuries before having a benign tumor removed from his spine on Aug. 30.

Mark Buehrle (2-0) allowed one run and eight hits in 5 1-3 innings. Sergio Santos struck out the side in the ninth for his third save.

Brett Oberholtzer (0-2) gave up three runs and three hits in 5 1-3 innings.

INTERLEAGUE

INDIANS 8, PADRES 6


David Murphy hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs as Cleveland took advantage of outdoor batting practice and San Diego's sloppiness in their delayed interleague series opener.

Murphy's shot in the fourth inning off Tyson Ross (0-2) gave the Indians a 6-2 lead. He added an RBI double in the sixth and is 6 for 8 with five RBIs in his past two games.

Corey Kluber (1-1) pitched six solid innings. John Axford stopped a rally in the ninth for his third save.

The Indians were rained out for the second time Monday and have endured wintry conditions so far at home. They've only had BP on the field twice and have scored 15 runs in those games.

Nyjer Morgan had three hits and two RBIs for the Indians, who will play their second doubleheader this season Wednesday.

 

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