Monday, March 10, 2014
CHICAGO - Chris Sale scattered nine hits in his third complete game of the season, and the Chicago White Sox overcame Miguel Cabrera's fourth homer in four games to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 on Monday night.
Josh Phegley, Gordon Beckham and Alexei Ramirez singled in runs in a three-run fifth inning as Chicago handed AL Central-leading Detroit its third loss in four games.
Beckham and Jeff Keppinger each had three hits. Phegley added a second RBI single and Alejandro De Aza hit a sacrifice fly in a two-run eighth that put away the game.
Sale (8-11) struck out six and walked none, winning his second straight start after going 1-9 in his previous 11.
Doug Fister (10-6) gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks in six innings.
YANKEES 2, ANGELS 1: Minus Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning, New York used a pair of relievers to close out visiting Los Angeles.
Hiroki Kuroda (11-7) tossed three-hit ball for eight shutout innings.
Rivera was given the night off after blowing three straight save chances, including one Sunday.
Boone Logan relieved to begin the ninth and allowed a leadoff single to J.B. Shuck.
The Angels got close after Logan struck out Kole Calhoun. David Robertson walked Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton followed with a flare just beyond the reach of third baseman Alex Rodriguez for an RBI double.
Erick Aybar was intentionally walked to load the bases. Robertson then struck out Mark Trumbo and ex-Yankee Chris Nelson on a high full-count pitch to end it for his first save this season.
TWINS 3, INDIANS 0: Andrew Albers threw a two-hitter in his second career start and Minnesota backed him with a pair of home runs to beat visiting Cleveland.
Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe homered to help the Twins win for the eighth time in 11 games.
ATHLETICS 5, BLUE JAYS 1:Alberto Callaspo hit a tie-breaking, two-run double in the ninth inning as Oakland won at Toronto.
REDS 2, CUBS 0: Mat Latos threw eight scoreless innings and Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to lead Cincinnati to a win at Chicago.
ROYALS 6, MARLINS 2: Wade Davis came off the family emergency leave list and pitched six solid innings, Billy Butler homered and Kansas City beat visiting Miami.