ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jose Abreu and Jordan Danks each had two-run homers, Erik Johnson combined with three relievers on a two-hitter and the Chicago White Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 16-2 victory Sunday over the Texas Rangers, who had won five in a row.
The White Sox went ahead to stay with three unearned runs off Robbie Ross (1-1) in the fifth, including Abreu’s fifth homer of the season for a 5-2 lead.
Johnson (1-1) allowed two runs and only a single over his five innings, but the right-hander walked the leadoff batter the first four innings and threw only 44 of his 87 pitches for strikes. The Rangers also scored on a wild pitch, and had another runner thrown out trying to do the same.
Ronald Belisario threw two scoreless innings before Andre Rienzo and Matt Lindstrom each worked an inning.
Marcus Semien had four hits, including a bases-loaded triple, while Abreu added two doubles to his homer. The White Sox had 18 hits and a season high in runs after scoring a combined 12 runs their previous six games.
YANKEES 5, RAYS 1, 12 INNINGS
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Dean Anna drew a bases-loaded walk on a full-count pitch with two outs in the 12th inning and Carlos Beltran followed with a two-run single as the Yankees beat Tampa Bay for a split of a wild four-game series.
Yangervis Solarte was walked by Heath Bell (0-1) to open the 12th. After failing twice to bunt against C.J. Riefenhauser, Brett Gardner reached on a fielder’s choice and went to third on Brian McCann’s two-out single. Jacoby Ellsbury was intentionally walked before Anna checked his swing to complete an eight-pitch at-bat and score the go-ahead run.
Beltran had his hit off Josh Leuke before Alfonso Soriano added an RBI single that made it 5-1.
Preston Claiborne (1-0) went two scoreless innings for the Yankees.
RED SOX 6, ORIOLES 5
BOSTON (AP) – Dustin Pedroia scored from third on left fielder David Lough’s throwing error with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 comback win over Baltimore Orioles on Sunday night.
Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer for the Red Sox, who overcame a 5-0 deficit and improved to 4-5 in Fenway Park where they went 53-28 last season.
Adam Jones had three singles and a double, and Nelson Cruz hit a solo homer to spark a three-run first inning for the Orioles.
Boston can take three of four when the series concludes with Monday’s traditional 11 a.m. Patriots’ Day start.
Edward Mujica (1-1) got one out for the win while Brian Matusz (1-1) suffered the loss.
ATHLETICS 4, ASTROS 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Josh Donaldson homered and doubled twice to back another solid start by Jesse Chavez, and the Athletics beat the Astros to complete a series sweep.
Jed Lowrie and Eric Sogard added two hits apiece for the A’s, who have won 11 of 13.
Chavez (1-0) allowed four hits over six innings and retired seven of the final eight batters he faced after giving up a solo home run to Marwin Gonzalez in the fourth.
Gonzalez had two hits for the Astros. Houston has dropped seven straight.
Donaldson hit a two-run home run off Houston starter Brad Peacock (0-2) in the first and added an RBI double in the seventh. He also had a two-out double in the fifth.
TWINS 8, ROYALS 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Phil Hughes ended a personal losing streak that dated to last July, pitching into the seventh inning and helping the Twins top the Royals to avoid a three-game sweep.
Hughes (1-1), who signed a $24 million, three-year deal in December, allowed an RBI single to Omar Infante in the fifth and a two-run homer to Alcides Escobar in the seventh while winning for the first time in 17 appearances. He had lost eight games since that victory on July 2 for the Yankees.
Josmil Pinto homered and Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki each drove in a pair of runs for the Twins, who battered Yordano Ventura (1-1).
The loss ended Kansas City’s five-game winning streak.
TIGERS 2, ANGELS 1
DETROIT (AP) – Rick Porcello pitched seven sharp innings, and the Tigers took advantage of four errors in a victory over the Angels.
Three of those errors came on one play in the first inning, allowing Detroit’s Ian Kinsler to score from first on a walk. Then in the sixth, Angels catcher Hank Conger threw wildly to first trying to pick off Austin Jackson. It was his second error of the game, and Jackson went to second.
Nick Castellanos followed with an RBI single to put Detroit ahead 2-1.
Porcello (2-1) allowed a run and five hits, striking out four and walking one.
Hector Santiago (0-3) allowed two unearned runs and two hits in 5 2-3 innings.
INDIANS 6, BLUE JAYS 4
CLEVELAND (AP) – David Murphy hit a three-run double in the sixth inning and John Axford worked out of bases-loaded jam in the ninth, lifting the Indians to a win over the Blue Jays.
Cleveland entered the sixth trailing 4-2, but reliever Aaron Loup (1-1) walked the bases loaded before Murphy delivered a line drive past third base that kicked off the stands and caromed into shallow left field, allowing all three runners to score.
Axford, the fourth Cleveland reliever, loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth before retiring Edwin Encarnacion on a groundout for his sixth save.
Josh Outman (3-0) recorded the final out of the sixth.