American League Game Capsules
(Thursday, April 24th)
Final Score: Cleveland 5, Kansas City 1
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Corey Kluber had a career day, tossing a four-hit complete game, as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Kansas City Royals, 5-1, in the finale of a four-game set at Progressive Field. Kluber (2-2) yielded just one unearned run, struck out a career-high 11 and didn't walk a batter in tossing his first career complete game. The right- hander used the strong performance to lower his ERA from 5.40 to 3.90. Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-for-4 with two RBI for the Indians, who have won four of five, including three of four in this set, to climb to the .500 mark for the season. David Murphy also drove in a pair of runs for Cleveland, which used a five-run fifth inning to give Kluber all the support he would need. Jarrod Dyson ended with two of the four hits for the Royals, who have dropped four of five overall.
Final Score: Detroit 7, Chicago 4
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs and Rajai Davis had three hits, including a solo homer, to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 7-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Max Scherzer (2-1) had 10 strikeouts in six innings and the Tigers banged out 13 hits to earn a split of the four-game series. Scherzer gave up two runs on seven hits and a walk and raised his strikeout total to 44 in 33 innings this season. Adam Dunn homered for the White Sox and Jose Quintana (1-2) took the loss in six innings after yielding three runs on seven hits with three strikeouts. The Tigers went 5-4 on a homestand and the White Sox finished off a 3-4 road trip.
Final Score: Minnesota 9, Tampa Bay 7
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Aaron Hicks hit a three-run homer and Kurt Suzuki also knocked in three runs as Minnesota upended Tampa Bay, 9-7, in the rubber match of a three-game set. Sam Fuld finished 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and drove in two for the Twins, winners in five of their last eight overall. Ricky Nolasco (2-2) won despite giving up six runs on 10 hits and two walks over six-plus innings. Glen Perkins tossed a scoreless ninth for his fifth save. David DeJesus slugged a two-run shot and James Loney added two RBI for the Rays, who have lost seven of their last 10. Desmond Jennings and Matt Joyce also knocked in a run apiece in defeat. Erik Bedard (0-1) was knocked out after four frames, having allowed five hits and four runs with five walks.
Final Score: Baltimore 11, Toronto 4
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Davis' two-run single highlighted a five-run seventh inning and helped the Baltimore Orioles rally to an 11-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to take the rubber match of a three-game set from Rogers Centre. Baltimore trailed 3-2 heading into the seventh inning. With one away, David Lough started the surge with a double to right. Nick Markakis then walked, both runners stole a bag and Nelson Cruz was intentionally walked to load the bases for Davis, who made Brett Cecil (0-1) pay for the decision with an opposite field slap to left. Adam Jones followed with an RBI double to center and Matt Wieters singled in two more runs. The Orioles tacked on four more runs in the eighth to turn it into a rout. Davis and Jones both drove in three runs for Baltimore, which capped its seven-game road trip with a 4-3 mark to move above .500 (11-10). Jonathan Schoop homered, Cruz drove in a pair and scored twice and Lough had three hits, three runs scored and two steals batting in the nine hole. Bud Norris (1-2) went six innings for Baltimore, allowing three runs on five hits to earn his first win of the season.
Final Score: New York 14, Boston 5
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Yankees put the Michael Pineda pine tar incident behind them by breaking out the bats in a 14-5 rout of the Boston Red Sox. Major League Baseball issued a 10-game suspension to Pineda on Thursday. He was ejected from Wednesday's game against Boston for using an illegal substance. New York pounded out 14 hits in the rubber match of a three-game series. The Red Sox, meanwhile, committed five errors in a game against the Yankees for the first time since Sept. 8, 1978 (seven errors). Mark Teixeira hit his first homer of the season for the Yankees, who went 4-3 on a seven-game road trip. Yangervis Solarte paced the offense with four RBI and two runs scored. New York starter CC Sabathia (3-2) gave up two runs on three hits with eight strikeouts and three walks over six innings. Jonny Gomes knocked in two runs for the Red Sox, who went 3-4 on a seven-game homestand. Felix Doubront (1-3) got the start and allowed seven runs -- three earned -- on six hits over 2 2/3 innings.
Final Score: Oakland 10, Houston 1
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Donaldson hit a pair of two-run homers, Scott Kazmir tossed six solid innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros, 10-1, in the opener of a four-game series. Alberto Callaspo added a two-run homer for the Athletics, who snapped a three-game skid. Kazmir (3-0) allowed one run on five hits with seven strikeouts. Chris Carter drove in the lone run for the Astros, who have lost two in a row. Brett Oberholtzer (0-4) got the start and gave up six runs on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings. Oakland swept the Astros last weekend, and in 2013, they dominated Houston, winning 15 of 19 meetings between the two teams. The A's are now 24-5 against the Astros all-time.
04/25 02:06:39 ET