DETROIT – Max Kepler, Miguel Sano and Robbie Grossman homered Thursday, and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of an uncharacteristically wild outing by Jordan Zimmermann in an 11-5 rout of the Detroit Tigers.
Zimmermann (1-1) allowed five runs and four hits in 42/3 innings, walking a career-high five. Anibal Sanchez was even worse for the Tigers in relief, allowing six runs in 11/3 innings and letting two of Zimmermann’s runners score on Kepler’s three-run homer in the fifth.
Grossman hit a two-run shot in the third, and Sano connected for a three-run homer in the sixth.
Phil Hughes (2-0) allowed four runs and five hits in 52/3 innings. Justin Haley, a former Portland Sea Dog, worked the final 31/3 innings to earn his first career save, striking out six.
RANGERS 8, ANGELS 3: Yu Darvish pitched seven scoreless innings and Carlos Gomez hit a leadoff homer as Texas won at Anaheim, California.
Nomar Mazara also homered and Robinson Chirinos drove in three runs for the Rangers, who took 2 of 3 from their AL West rivals.
WHITE SOX 10, INDIANS 4: Tim Anderson homered on the game’s first pitch, Matt Davidson added a three-run shot in a five-run first inning and Chicago won at Cleveland.
The Indians have lost 5 of 6 after sweeping Texas to begin the season and dropped to 4-5.
ORIOLES 2, BLUE JAYS 1: Closer Zach Britton escaped a nervy ninth inning and visiting Baltimore handed Toronto its sixth straight loss.
YANKEES 3, RAYS 2: Aaron Hicks homered twice, including a go-ahead, two-run drive in the seventh inning, and New York won at home to move above .500 for the first time this season.
Luis Severino (1-0) struck out a career-high 11 in seven innings, including four of his last five batters. The Yankees completed a three-game sweep.
BREWERS 5, REDS 1: Ryan Braun and Eric Thames homered, Jimmy Nelson turned in his second straight strong start and visiting Milwaukee snapped Cincinnati’s four-game winning streak.
CUBS 4, DODGERS 0: Brett Anderson beat his former team with five solid innings, center fielder Albert Almora Jr. made two outstanding catches against the ivy and Chicago won at home.
INDIANS: Already on the disabled list with a sore right shoulder, second baseman Jason Kipnis has a bruised and swollen left hand after being hit by pitch while on a minor league rehab assignment at Double-A Akron.
MARLINS: Miami plans a bronze statue of pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died in a boating accident last September, that will stand at least nine feet high on the ballpark plaza.
LOU BROCK, 77, a Hall of Fame outfielder with St. Louis, was recently diagnosed with bone cancer.
METS: Outfielder Juan Lagares was activated from the disabled list and reliever Paul Sewald was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.