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Around the Major leagues

2013-04-05T00:00:00Z Around the Major leaguesThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 05, 2013 12:00 am  • 

National League

• Cubs 3, Pirates 2: In Pittsburgh, Travis Wood allowed one hit over six innings and the Cubs won. Wood struck out four and walked two as Chicago won a season-opening series for the first time in four years.

• Padres 2, Mets 1: In New York, Jedd Gyorko doubled in the go-ahead run in the fourth inning for his first major league RBI for San Diego. Eric Stults (1-0) and five relievers combined on a five-hitter and struck out 14 for the Padres, who had not led in their first two games.

• Nationals 6, Marlins 1: In Washington, Jordan Zimmermann worked around eight hits over six innings, Ryan Zimmerman's three hits included a two-run double, and the Nationals completed a season-opening three-game sweep. Jayson Werth tacked on a three-run homer in the seventh.

• Phillies 2, Braves 0: In Atlanta, Cliff Lee allowed two hits in eight scoreless innings and Philadelphia scored twice in the second inning to win its first game of the season. Lee (1-0) didn't win his first game last year until July 4, but the former Cy Young Award winner outpitched Kris Medlen (0-1) with temperatures in the low 40s and a light mist falling most of the game.

American League

• Orioles 6, Rays 3: In St. Petersburg, Fla., Chris Davis homered for the third straight day and drove in four runs to lead Baltimore. Davis went 7 of 11 with three homers, three doubles and a major league-leading 11 RBIs in helping the Orioles win two of three games in the season-opening series.

• Twins 8, Tigers 2: In Minneapolis, Mike Pelfrey pitched into the sixth inning in his Minnesota debut, Josh Willingham and Trevor Plouffe hit home runs and the Twins took the season-opening series. Pelfrey (1-0) wasn't charged with any earned runs, taking the mound less than a year after Tommy John surgery.

• Royals 3, White Sox 1: In Chicago, Jeremy Guthrie struck out nine and gave up one run in six innings, and the Royals won their first game. Guthrie (1-0) scattered five hits and walked one for Kansas City, which took its first lead of the season with three runs in the fifth inning and made it stick.

• Athletics 8, Mariners 2: In Oakland, Calif., Josh Reddick and Yoenis Cespedes gave Brandon Maurer a rude welcome to the big leagues by hitting two-run homers off the Seattle rookie that led the Athletics past the Mariners. A.J. Griffin (1-0) allowed two runs in six innings and John Jaso drove in a run against his former team as the Athletics won.

• Blue Jays 10, Indians 8: In Toronto, J.P. Arencibia hit two solo homers, Edwin Encarnacion added a three-run shot and the Blue Jays avoided their first 0-3 start since 2004. Jose Bautista hit a two-run homer and Colby Rasmus also connected as the Blue Jays went deep five times.

• Yankees 4, Red Sox 2: In New York, Andy Pettitte pitched the Yankees to their first win of the season and Mariano Rivera made a successful return to the mound in the Yankees' win. Brett Gardner and Francisco Cervelli homered for the Yankees, providing some unexpected power to a depleted lineup missing the "sore four" - Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson.

Interleague

• Reds 5, Angels 4: In Cincinnati, Shin-Soo Choo homered on Joe Blanton's first pitch of the game, the first of Cincinnati's three homers off the right-hander, and the Reds pulled away to a victory. The Reds took two of three during the first interleague series to open a season.

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