Thursday's American League Capsules
Friday, June 8, 2012
BOSTON (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched a four-hitter for his third career shutout — all against Baltimore — leading Boston Red Sox over the Orioles 7-0 Thursday night.
Buchholz (6-2) struck out six and walked one. His other complete games were a five-hitter in an 11-0 win on June 4, 2010, and a no-hitter on Sept. 1, 2007, his second big league start and appearance.
Adrian Gonzalez had three hits and two RBIs as Boston stopped a three-game losing streak. The Orioles had been 5-0 at Fenway Park this year.
Brian Matusz (5-6) allowed five runs — four earned — four hits and five walks in two-plus innings.
TIGERS 7, INDIANS 5
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera homered, Brennan Boesch broke out of a slump with a pair of hits and Casey Crosby earned his first major league win.
Cleveland nearly rallied from a 7-1 deficit but, with the Tigers leading by two, the Indians left the bases loaded in the seventh and two on in the eighth.
Detroit avoided a three-game sweep and beat the Indians for the first time in six meetings this year.
Crosby (1-1) allowed three runs and five hits in 5 1-3 innings in his second career start. Jose Valverde pitched a perfect ninth for his 10th save.
Derek Lowe (7-4) allowed seven runs and nine hits in five innings.
ATHLETICS 7, RANGERS 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coco Crisp hit a solo homer and bases-loaded triple to match his season total for extra-base hits and Oakland won a series for the first time since May 4-6 against Tampa Bay. The Athletics outscored the Rangers 24-8 in winning three of the four games.
Brandon McCarthy (5-3) allowed one run and three hits in seven innings to improve to 5-0 with a 2.31 ERA in his past six starts. Yu Darvish (7-4) gave up six runs, six hits and six walks in 5 1-3 innings as Texas lost for the seventh time in nine games.
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