OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Blanks homered in his home debut at the Coliseum, Derek Norris capped Oakland’s five-homer day with a grand slam and the Athletics ended a season-long four-game losing streak by routing Detroit 10-0 Monday.
Yoenis Cespedes, Brandon Moss and Josh Donaldson also homered.
Tommy Milone (3-3) allowed four hits in 6 2-3 scoreless innings. He is 3-0 with a 1.03 ERA in his past four starts.
The A’s got four solo homers against Drew Smyly (2-3) to win the first meeting of the season against the team that eliminated them in Game 5 of the division series the past two postseasons.
MARINERS 5, ANGELS 1
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Young pitched shutout ball until Albert Pujols homered in the seventh inning, Robinson Cano had three hits and two RBIs to raise his average to .332, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels.
Young (4-2) kept the Angels hitless until Kole Calhoun singled with one out in the sixth. An inning later, Pujols hit his 506th career home run, pulling within three of Gary Sheffield for 24th on baseball’s all-time homer list.
The Mariners scored five times in the first two innings off Tyler Skaggs (4-2). Three of the runs were unearned runs.
WHITE SOX 6, INDIANS 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Conor Gillaspie hit three doubles while going 4 for 4, Dayan Viciedo had a three-run homer and the Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland.
Gillaspie scored twice and drove in a run. He became the first White Sox player with three doubles in a game since Paul Konerko on May 26, 2012, against the Indians.
Viciedo connected in the third inning against Josh Tomlin (3-2).
Jose Quintana (3-4) pitched six effective innings. Scott Downs got four outs for his first save.
RANGERS 7, TWINS 2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nick Tepesch won his second consecutive start, Elvis Andrus and Chris Gimenez each had two RBIs, and the Texas Rangers beat Minnesota.
Tepesch (2-0) allowed two runs in 6 2-3 innings, striking out four to win consecutive starts for the first time in his career.
Alex Rios added two more hits and now has six straight multihit games.
Trevor Plouffe homered for the Twins, who have lost four in a row. Kevin Correia (2-6) took the loss.