CHICAGO (AP) — Melky Cabrera capped Chicago’s four-run ninth inning with an RBI single off Cody Allen, sending the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Six consecutive batters reached safely before Cabrera drove a fastball into left-center for the game-ending hit. Alexei Ramirez doubled home two runs and Gordon Beckham had a tying RBI single.
David Robertson (1-0) worked a perfect ninth for his first win with the White Sox. Allen (0-2) recorded just one out in his first blown save in four chances.
Chicago had managed just four hits before the big finish.
Trevor Bauer pitched seven sparkling innings for Cleveland, which has dropped seven of nine. Ryan Raburn and Brett Hayes homered, and Michael Brantley had an RBI double.
RED SOX 7, ORIOLES 1, 6 1/2 INNINGS, RAIN
BOSTON (AP) — Justin Masterson benefited from five unearned runs, and Boston beat Baltimore in a soggy Patriots’ Day game shortened by rain.
The first pitch was thrown at 11:04 a.m. under cloudy skies on the Massachusetts holiday after Boston Marathon runners already were on the course that passes close by Fenway Park. Rain began falling steadily in the fourth and intensified, and the game was called after a 1-hour, 42-minute wait.
With the score tied at 1, Boston scored four runs in the third when Wei-Yin Chen (0-1) walked four and made an error, and third baseman Manny Machado committed another error.
Masterson (2-0) allowed one run, three hits and three walks in five innings with six strikeouts.
CUBS 5, PIRATES 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Bryant turned his tiebreaking two-run double into a Little League homer with some heads-up baserunng, and the star rookie had three hits and three RBIs to lead Chicago.
Bryant’s double off Arquimedes Camninero (0-1) hit off the base of the left-center field fence in the seventh inning and snapped a 1-all tie. He advanced to third base on the throw home, and raced across the plate when catcher Francisco Cervelli missed the throw for an error.
Bryant, who tied the game with an RBI single in the fifth, is 6 for 14 (.429) with four RBIs in four games since his much-anticipated callup from Triple-A Iowa on Friday. He was a spring training sensation, hitting nine home runs in 40 at-bats for the Cubs.
Jake Arrieta (2-1) allowed only one run and three hits in seven innings for the win while striking out seven and walking none.
TIGERS 2, YANKEES 1
DETROIT (AP) — J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes hit consecutive RBI singles in the seventh inning, and Joba Chamberlain got Jacoby Ellsbury to hit into a crucial double play in the eighth, helping Detroit beat New York.
CC Sabathia (0-3) faced the minimum number of hitters through the first six innings, but with two out and a man on second in the seventh, the Yankees intentionally walked Victor Martinez. J.D. Martinez followed with a sharp single that shortstop Didi Gregorius was unable to keep in the infield, and Cespedes’ single scored Martinez.
The Yankees had men on first and third with one out in the eighth when Chamberlain relieved Alfredo Simon (3-0). Ellsbury’s hard grounder went right to second baseman Ian Kinsler, and the double play ended the threat.
Joakim Soria pitched the ninth for his fifth save.
ROYALS 7, TWINS 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Edinson Volquez dodged trouble for seven innings, and Kansas City scored two runs on wild pitches before pounding bumbling Minnesota.
Alcides Escobar returned from a sprained knee to score a run, and Kendrys Morales and Paulo Orlando drove in a pair each as the Royals finally figured out Twins nemesis Kyle Gibson.
The right-hander gave up four runs in five-plus innings. Gibson (1-2) had earned the win in his first four starts against Kansas City, including a dominant performance in a 3-1 victory last week at Target Field.
Volquez (2-1) was more than his match Monday night at Kauffman Stadium. He allowed five hits while striking out five with only one walk, wiggling out of jams whenever he got into them.
REDS 6, BREWERS 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Anthony Desclafani pitched eight shutout innings and Zach Cozart and Joey Votto homered to lead Cincinnati.
Desclafani (2-0) held Milwaukee hitless until Adam Lind’s double with two outs in the fourth. Hector Gomez’s fifth-inning single was the only other hit off Desclafani, who struck out five and ran his scoreless innings streak to 15.
Desclafani and Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta (0-2) were locked in a scoreless battle through five innings. The Reds got to Peralta in the sixth. Brayan Pena drove in the game’s first run with a sacrifice fly and Cozart followed with a three-run homer.
Votto added a two-run homer in the seventh off Peralta.
Ryan Braun homered with one out in the ninth for the Brewers.
PADRES 14, ROCKIES 3
DENVER (AP) — Matt Kemp had three hits and four RBIs and San Diego scored nine runs in the first two innings and went on to win for the fifth time in six games.
Derek Norris had three of San Diego’s 17 hits, Will Venable homered and Odrisamer Despaigne got his first major league hit.
For the second time this season every Padres starter got a hit, including Despaigne (2-0), who led off the third with a single. It was more than enough for the Cuban right-hander, who allowed just two runs on six hits in 6 2-3 innings
Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa struggled in his 2015 debut, lasting two innings. The left-hander missed the first two weeks of the season with a left groin strain and was activated from the disabled list before the game.
ATHLETICS 6, ANGELS 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Vogt hit a go-ahead three-run homer, Marcus Semien also went deep against Matt Shoemaker and Oakland won the opener of a four-game series.
Athletics right-hander Kendall Graveman was staked to a 5-3 lead in his third major league start, but lasted just three-plus innings. Manager Bob Melvin pulled him after he walked Erick Aybar and C.J. Cron to open the fourth and ran his pitch count up to 73.
Dan Otero (1-1) retired the next three batters and gave up just one hit over a career-high four innings. He has not allowed a run in 13 career appearances against the Angels, spanning 19 2-3 innings.
Tyler Clippard got the last three outs for his first American League save and 35th of his career.
Shoemaker (2-1) threw 68 pitches in three-plus innings, giving up five runs and seven hits.
ASTROS 7, MARINERS 5
SEATTLE (AP) — Luis Valbuena hit two solo home runs, including a go-ahead eighth-inning shot, to help Houston beat Seattle.
Valbuena, who started the scoring with a blast in the first inning, opened the eighth with a homer to right on 1-1 pitch from Danny Farquhar (0-1). It was his fifth this season.
It was the first home run allowed by a Mariners reliever this season. Jed Lowrie added an RBI single in the inning.
Colby Rasmus also had his second home run on a 2-0 pitch from starter Hisashi Iwakuma in the fifth.
Tony Sipp (1-0), who worked the seventh and eighth, picked up the victory.