RED SOX 6, ORIOLES 2
BALTIMORE — Mike Napoli homered and drove in four runs, John Lackey allowed three hits in six innings and the Boston Red Sox spoiled the Baltimore debut of Ubaldo Jimenez by beating the Orioles 6-2 Wednesday night.
David Ortiz hit a two-run homer off Jimenez (0-1) and Dustin Pedroia had four hits for the defending World Series champion Red Sox, now 1-1 after losing to Baltimore on opening day.
Nelson Cruz homered for the second time in two games for the Orioles, who mustered only six hits off Lackey and three relievers.
Jimenez allowed four runs, five hits and three walks in six innings. He struck out six.
Lackey (1-0) gave up two runs, walked one and struck out six. The right-hander is 14-5 with a 3.34 ERA in 24 career starts against Baltimore.
BLUE JAYS 3, RAYS 0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Mark Buehrle allowed four hits over 8 2-3 innings, Jose Bautista homered twice and Toronto beat Tampa Bay.
Buehrle (1-0) struck out 11 and walked one.
Sergio Santos entered after Ben Zobrist had a two-out single off Buehrle in the ninth and walked Evan Longoria. Brett Cecil then struck out pinch-hitter Matt Joyce for his first save.
Bautista put the Blue Jays ahead 1-0 on his first homer of the season, a solo shot off Matt Moore (0-1) in the fourth. He also connected against Josh Lueke during the seventh.
ATHLETICS 6, INDIANS 1, GAME 1
OAKLAND, Calif. — Scott Kazmir shut out his former team into the eighth inning in his Oakland debut, and the Athletics beat the Indians in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
Alberto Callaspo hit a two-run homer and Yoenis Cespedes, Jed Lowrie and Brandon Moss added RBI hits for the Athletics, who broke out offensively after being shut out Monday in their big league record 10th straight opening loss.
Kazmir (1-0) allowed just three hits and no walks in 7 1-3 scoreless innings, striking out five.
Corey Kluber (0-1) failed to make it out of the fourth inning and lost for the first time in 13 starts since June 27. He gave up five runs and eight hits in 3 1-3 innings.
WHITE SOX 7, TWINS 6 (11)
CHICAGO — Leury Garcia reached on a bunt single in the 11th inning and came home on a balk and a pair of wild pitches by Samuel Deduno, giving the White Sox a win over the Twins.
Before a crowd of just 10,625, Chicago came back from a 6-4 deficit in the ninth on Garcia’s run-scoring single off Glen Perkins and Adam Eaton’s RBI grounder
Ronald Belisario (1-0) pitched 1 1-3 hitless innings for the win.
The game was delayed 4 minutes, 40 seconds during the top of the seventh after Eaton appeared to catch Oswaldo Arcia’s flyball to center and then dropped it when he went to grab the ball from his glove. The play was ruled a catch, but the Twins challenged the call and it was overturned by a replay umpire in New York.
BRAVES 1, BREWERS 0
MILWAUKEE — At least in his first start, Aaron Harang came through with what the Atlanta Braves were hoping for when they signed him late in spring training.
After spending most of the exhibition season with Cleveland on a minor league contract, Harang signed with the Braves on March 24 after a series of injuries to the team’s pitchers. Making his Braves’ debut, Harang matched Matt Garza’s no-hit bid into the seventh inning Wednesday, when Chris Johnson homered with two outs and sent the Braves to a 1-0 victory.
Harang (1-0) didn’t allow a hit until Logan Schafer grounded a single leading off the bottom of the seventh. He gave up two hits in 6 2-3 innings, struck out three and walked one, throwing 63 of 97 pitches for strikes.