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Around the Major leagues

2013-04-04T00:00:00Z Around the Major leaguesThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 04, 2013 12:00 am  • 

National League

• Nationals 3, Marlins 0. In Washington, Gio Gonzalez hit his second career homer and pitched six scoreless innings, sparking the reigning NL East champions. Gonzalez allowed only two hits, along with five strikeouts and two walks.

• Mets 8, Padres 4: In New York, Matt Harvey allowed one hit and struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings for his first win at Citi Field. Lucas Duda, John Buck and Ike Davis all homered for New York.

• Pirates 3, Cubs 0: In Pittsburgh, Wandy Rodriguez allowed just two hits over 6 2/3 innings, and Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte and Gaby Sanchez had RBIs.

• Rays 8, Orioles 7: In St. Petersburg, Fla., Matt Joyce led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a towering home run against Tommy Hunter for Tampa Bay. Former Arizona Wildcats standout Shelley Duncan hit a three-run homer and Ben Zobrist had a pair of RBI singles for the Rays.

• Braves 9, Phillies 2: In Atlanta, Justin Upton, Jason Heyward and rookie Evan Gattis homered for Atlanta. Freddie Freeman had three RBIs as the Braves chased Roy Halladay in the fourth inning.

• Rockies 7, Brewers 3: In Milwaukee, Juan Nicasio pitched six effective innings for his first victory in almost a year while Wilin Rosario, Michael Cuddyer and Dexter Fowler homered to lift Colorado.

• Giants 5, Dodgers 3: Tim Lincecum walked seven, matching a career worst, yet still managed to get the win when Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence homered for San Francisco. Lincecum, (1-0), threw 91 pitches in five innings, but limited the Dodgers to two unearned runs and three hits.

American League

• Twins 3, Tigers 2: In Minneapolis, Eduardo Escobar's two-run double with one out in the ninth inning lifted Minnesota over Detroit.

• White Sox 5, Royals 2: In Chicago, Adam Dunn homered and Chicago went deep four times to back a solid outing by Jake Peavy. Tyler Flowers, Dayan Viciedo and Alexei Ramirez also connected, and the White Sox made it two straight wins after dropping 12 of 18 to the Royals a year ago.

• Rangers 4, Astros 0: In Houston, Alexi Ogando and four Texas relievers shut out the Astros. Ogando (1-0) allowed four hits with a career-high 10 strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. The inexperienced Astros have struck out 43 times in their first three games.

• Red Sox 7, Yankees 4: In New York, Clay Buchholz chilled the Yankees' bats and speedy Jackie Bradley Jr. got his first major league hit for Boston, which opened a season with consecutive wins for the first time since 1999.

• Indians 3, Blue Jays 2, 11 innings: In Toronto, Mark Reynolds hit a tiebreaking home run in the 11th inning for Cleveland. Cleveland's Michael Brantley went 4 for 5 with an RBI, the fifth four-hit game of his career.

• A's 6, Mariners 3: In Oakland, Jed Lowrie and Chris Young hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh for Oakland. Tommy Milone allowed a pair of first-inning home runs but settled down to retire 17 of his final 18 batters. Michael Morse had one of the homers for Seattle, his third in two days.

Interleague

• Reds 5, Angels 4: In Cincinnati, Brandon Phillips hit a three-run homer in his new role as cleanup hitter, and Joey Votto drove in the winning run with a ninth-inning single. Votto's first hit of the season off left-hander Scott Downs (0-1) deflected off the glove of first baseman Albert Pujols.

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