ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Sonny Gray threw a three-hitter for his first career complete game and the Oakland Athletics beat Texas 4-0 Monday night in Rangers ace Yu Darvish’s shortest outing in the major leagues.
Gray (4-1) allowed only three singles while striking out six. Texas got only one runner to third base against the right-hander, who threw two wild pitches in the sixth after Robinson Chirinos singled.
Darvish (1-1) was gone after 3 1-3 innings, pulled after walking No. 9 batter Eric Sogard for the second time. Darvish is winless his last nine home starts.
Josh Donaldson had a two-run single in the third, and the A’s made it 4-0 an inning later when Josh Reddick had an RBI triple before coming home on Daric Barton’s sacrifice fly.
WHITE SOX 7, RAYS 3
CHICAGO (AP) – Alejandro De Aza hit a two-run homer and Adam Eaton and Marcus Semien had two-run doubles, leading the Chicago White Sox to a comeback victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, named American League co-player of the week earlier in the day, went 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI, his 32nd.
But it was the lesser trio that did most of the damage, driving in five of the seven runs.
The White Sox (14-13) move above .500 by taking three of four from Tampa. It was Chicago’s third series win this season.
Andre Rienzo (2-0) allowed five hits and three runs – two earned – in six innings to get the win.
Jake Odorizzi (1-3) allowed eight hits and four runs in 4 1-3 innings to get the loss.
ANGELS 6, INDIANS 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Mike Trout had a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning and Raul Ibanez added a two-run triple, leading the Angels to a victory over the Indians.
Fernando Salas (2-0) got the victory with a hitless eighth inning after relieving starter Tyler Skaggs, and former Indians setup man Joe Smith got three outs for his first save after replacing the ineffective Ernesto Frieri as the Angels’ closer.
Justin Masterson (0-1) gave up six runs and seven hits in 7 1-3 innings after getting a no-decision in each of his first five starts.