Sunday's American League Capsules
Games played April 27, 2014
Originally published April 27, 2014 at 8:34 p.m., updated April 27, 2014 at 11 p.m.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Abreu drove in four runs and set a major league rookie record for RBIs through the end of April and the Chicago White Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 on Sunday.
Abreu, who had a two-run home run in the sixth and a two-run single in the seventh, has 31 RBIs. Albert Pujols had the previous RBI mark of 27 in 2001.
The homer was his major league-leading 10th and extended his own record for home runs by a rookie through April.
In his major league debut, Scott Carroll (1-0) gave up two runs, one earned, in 7 1-3 innings after he was called up from Triple-A Charlotte to fill in for injured ace Chris Sale.
Rays starter David Price (3-2) allowed eight runs, six earned, in six innings.
Trailing 1-0, the White Sox scored five runs in the sixth and four runs in the seventh.
The Rays committed four errors in the sixth. Gordon Beckham reached on an error and scored from second when Price threw away the ball after fielding Marcus Semien's bunt single. Adam Eaton scored when right fielder Wil Myers fumbled the ball after Price's throwing error.
YANKEES 3, ANGELS 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Teixeira hit a tying homer and Jacoby Ellsbury scored the go-ahead run thanks to a passed ball and wild pitch in the eighth inning, sending New York past Los Angeles.
Masahiro Tanaka struck out a season-high 11, including Mike Trout twice, and overcame an early bout of wildness in a pitchers' duel with Angels right-hander Garrett Richards. Neither starter received a decision, leaving both undefeated this year.
Adam Warren (1-1) struck out two in 1 2-3 scoreless innings. David Robertson worked the ninth for his fourth save and second in two days.
The Yankees took two of three in the series and have won 10 of 14 overall.
David Freese homered for the Angels, who went 4-5 on a tough road trip to Detroit, Washington and New York.
BLUE JAYS 7, RED SOX 1
TORONTO (AP) — Melky Cabrera, one of a record six players from the Dominican Republic in Toronto's starting lineup, hit a go-ahead double and the Blue Jays ended a season-worst four-game losing streak.
The first four hitters in Toronto's lineup were all from the Dominican Republic: shortstop Jose Reyes, outfielders Cabrera and Jose Bautista and first baseman Edwin Encarnacion.
Juan Francisco served as the designated hitter, batting sixth, and outfielder Moises Sierra batted seventh.
Esmil Rogers, the seventh Dominican player on Toronto's 25-man roster, struck out the side in the ninth.
R.A. Dickey (2-3) won for the first time in four starts.
Jon Lester (2-4) allowed four runs and five hits in seven innings. He walked none, struck out seven and threw a season-high 122 pitches.
Brett Lawrie homered, doubled and drove in two runs as the Blue Jays avoided their first sweep against Boston since June 2011.
MARINERS 6, RANGERS 5
SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Seager hit a pair of home runs, including a three-run shot in the eighth, to lead Seattle over Texas.
Seager has five home runs in four games, a power surge that started with a two-homer game against the Astros on Wednesday. He's also had at least two hits in all four games, tying a career-best streak.
Seager led off the seventh inning with his first home run and then gave Seattle the lead with his two-out bomb down the right field line in the eighth off Alexi Ogando (1-2). The comeback victory also gave the Mariners their first home series win against Texas since September 2012.
Danny Farquhar (1-0) pitched the eighth to earn the win and Fernando Rodney closed out the ninth for his fifth save.
Rangers starter Matt Harrison made his first appearance in more than a year, giving up two runs on three hits in six innings.
ROYALS 9, ORIOLES 3
BALTIMORE (AP) — Omar Infante homered and tied a career high with six RBIs, James Shields pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and Kansas City coasted over Baltimore.
Nori Aoki scored three runs for the Royals, who took two of three from Baltimore to conclude a 3-4 road trip that began in Cleveland. Kansas City is 12-0 when scoring at least four runs and 0-12 when scoring three runs or fewer.
Infante hit a run-scoring groundout in the first inning, a sacrifice fly in the third, a two-run double in the fifth and a two-run shot in the seventh. He entered with one home run and 11 RBIs in 21 games.
Shields (3-2) allowed two runs, struck out six and walked two in winning his third straight start. The right-hander gave up only an infield hit in the first five innings and improved to 10-7 lifetime against Baltimore, including 7-2 at Camden Yards.
Nelson Cruz hit his seventh homer for the Orioles, who finished with five hits. Before the game, Baltimore put slugger Chris Davis on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.
Miguel Gonzalez (1-2) gave up four runs, three earned, and six hits in six innings.
ASTROS 5, ATHLETICS 1
HOUSTON (AP) — Collin McHugh allowed two hits over 8 2-3 stellar innings and Houston beat Oakland.
McHugh (2-0) followed up his first outing where he struck out 12 and allowed three hits in 6 2-3 innings at Seattle on Tuesday with another dominant performance.
He struck out seven and walked three, allowing one run in the longest outing of his career. His previous longest outing had been seven innings on Aug. 23, 2012 against Colorado when he was a member of the New York Mets.
After the first, McHugh retired 23 of the next 24 batters, including 19 straight before Brandon Moss was hit by a pitch with two outs in the ninth. Moss stole second and came around to score on Alberto Callaspo's single — McHugh's first run allowed in 15 1-3 innings this season.
Raul Valdes got the final out to complete the two hitter.
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