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POSTED April 22, 2014 12:25 a.m.


• BALTIMORE 7, BOSTON 6: Clay Buchholz allowed six runs in the third inning, and the Baltimore Orioles held on to beat the Red Sox in the annual Patriots’ Day morning game at Fenway Park, a year after the Boston Marathon bombings. Trailing by two runs, Boston loaded the bases in the ninth. Mike Napoli hit an RBI groundout before Tommy Hunter, Baltimore’s fifth reliever, retired Mike Carp on a game-ending grounder for his fifth save.

• INDIANS 4, ROYALS 3: Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley hit two-run homers, powering the Indians over the Royals when a fearless squirrel ran around Progressive Field and provided some extra entertainment. Kipnis connected in the sixth inning off Jeremy Guthrie (2-1), overcoming a 3-2 deficit. Brantley provided Cleveland a 2-0 lead in the fourth.

• WHITE SOX 3, TIGERS 1: Jose Abreu and Dayan Viciedo hit RBI doubles in the seventh inning, and the White Sox rallied for a victory over the Tigers. Chicago scored three runs in the seventh off Anibal Sanchez (0-2) after managing only one hit in the first six innings. John Danks (2-0) allowed six hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings, but the Tigers could score only one run off him.

• ASTROS 7, MARINERS 2: Matt Dominguez homered and drove in three runs, Dallas Keuchel struck out a season-high eight and the Houston Astros broke a seven-game skid.


• PIRATES 6, REDS 5: Ike Davis became the first player to hit grand slams for different teams in the same April, and Neil Walker had a winning run single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates twice overcame deficits to beat the Reds. Pittsburgh trailed 2-0 before Davis’ fourth-inning homer off Mike Leake. Davis hit a game-winning, ninth-inning slam off the Reds’ J.J. Hoover on April 5 for the New York Mets, who traded him to the Pirates on Friday.

• BRAVES 4, MARLINS 2 (10): Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Miami Marlins. Dan Uggla led off with a single up the middle off Arquimedes Caminero (0-1), and Gattis followed with a shot into the left-field seats for his fifth homer of the season — and first career walkoff homer.

• METS 2, CARDINALS 0: Jenrry Mejia pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning and David Wright delivered another key hit. Wright lined an early RBI single that extended his hitting streak to 12 games and Kyle Farnsworth earned his first save as the New York’s newest closer.

• BREWERS 4, PADRES 3: Aramis Ramirez homered and Ryan Braun drove in two runs as the Brewers improved their major league-best record to 15-5.

• PHILLIES 7, DODGERS 0: Cliff Lee scattered four hits over eight innings, struck out 10 and retired 21 of his last 22 batters to lead the Phillies.

• CUBS 5, DIAMONDBACKS 1: Travis Wood hit a three-run homer, drove in four runs and held the Diamondbacks to one run in seven innings.


• ANGELS 4, NATIONALS 2: In the first major league matchup featuring twentysomething stars Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, it was a guy born two decades earlier, Raul Ibanez, who came through with the biggest hit.

And after delivering a tiebreaking three-run double as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning to help Trout’s Los Angeles Angels beat Harper’s Washington Nationals, the 41-year-old Ibanez was showered with a particular nickname when he returned to the dugout. “After he got that hit, we were calling him ‘Viejo,’ — ‘Old’ in Spanish,” Trout said with a smile. He came through on a night that Trout and Harper went a combined 2 for 8 with zero runs or RBIs, and Albert Pujols went 0 for 5, staying on 498 homers.

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