DETROIT (AP) Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs, Max Scherzer struck out 10 and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 Thursday.
Cabrera hit a pair of two-out singles for his RBIs. Rajai Davis homered, doubled, singled and drove in two runs.
Scherzer (2-1) allowed two runs in six innings.
Joe Nathan pitched the ninth for his fourth save in six tries. He got the final two outs on a strikeout where Jose Abreu was called for interfering with catcher Bryan Holaday’s throw to second base on a stolen-base attempt.
Jose Quintana (1-1) allowed three runs in six innings.
TWINS 9, RAYS 7
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Aaron Hicks hit a three-run homer, Kurt Suzuki drove in three runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays.
Former Rays outfielder Sam Fuld hit a pair of RBI doubles for the Twins, who won two of three for their first road series win against the Rays since Sept. 4-6, 2006. Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire moved past Chuck Dressen into sole possession of 59th place on the career victory list with 1,009.
Ricky Nolasco (2-2) allowed six runs and 10 hits over six-plus innings. Glen Perkins pitched the ninth for his fifth save.
Erik Bedard (0-1) gave up four runs, five hits and five walks in four innings.
INDIANS 5, ROYALS 1
CLEVELAND (AP) – Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 11 and pitched a four-hitter for his first complete game, and David Murphy and Asdrubal Cabrera drove in two runs apiece, leading the Cleveland Indians over the Kansas City Royals.
Kluber (2-2) didn’t walk a batter and let Cleveland manager Terry Francona give some needed rest to his bullpen.
Murphy and Cabrera delivered big hits in the Indians’ five-run fifth off Bruce Chen (1-2), who controlled Cleveland’s lineup for four innings.
The Indians have won four of five to get back to .500.