DETROIT (AP) — Brennan Boesch drove in four runs on his 27th birthday Friday, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 7-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays for their fifth win in six games to start the season.
Drew Smyly gave up a run in four-plus innings in his major league debut. Despite having the American League's best record, Tigers starters have not earned a win.
Collin Balester (1-0) won this one with two innings of relief.
The Tigers trailed 1-0 until scoring three runs off Jeff Niemann (0-1) in the fifth.
RANGERS 5, MARINERS 3
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Michael Young hit a two-run homer and had four RBIs to back Derek Holland, leading the Rangers over Seattle.
Young put Texas ahead with an RBI single. Then with the Rangers leading 1-0 in the fifth inning for the third straight game, Young hit an opposite-field homer into the first row in right for a 3-0 lead against Jason Vargas (1-1). Young added a run-scoring single in the eighth off Erasmo Ramirez.
Holland (1-0) allowed two runs and five hits in 7 1-3 innings, struck out eight and walked none. He extended a scoreless streak by Texas starters to 22 2-3 innings before Alex Liddi's RBI single in the sixth.
TWINS 10, ANGELS 9
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Morneau hit a two-run, tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and Minnesota rallied from six runs down to beat the Angels.
Joe Mauer went deep, too, hitting a three-run shot off Dan Haren in the fifth that cut into a 6-0 lead the Angels built against Francisco Liriano. Every Twins batter had at least one of the team's 20 hits, enough to make up for the 14 men left on base, including eight in scoring position.
Denard Span had four hits, including an infield single that tied it at 6 in the seventh inning.
Rich Thompson (0-1) gave up Morneau's first home run of the season.
Jeff Gray (2-0) picked up the victory, and Matt Capps notched his second save despite giving the Angels two runs back.
Albert Pujols is 5 for 23 with his new team.