MLB scores: Sonny Gray throws three-hitter as Athletics beat Texas 4-0
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray (54) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP / Brandon Wade)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:16AM EDT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Sonny Gray threw a three-hitter for his first career complete game and the Oakland Athletics beat Texas 4-0 Monday night in Rangers ace Yu Darvish's shortest outing in the major leagues.
Grey (4-1) allowed only three singles while striking out six. Texas got only one runner to third base against the right-hander, who threw two wild pitches in the sixth after Robinson Chirinos singled.
Darvish (1-1) was gone after 3 1-3 innings, pulled after walking No. 9 batter Eric Sogard for the second time. Darvish is winless his last nine home starts.
Josh Donaldson had a two-run single in the third, and the A's made it 4-0 an inning later when Josh Reddick had an RBI triple before coming home on Daric Barton's sacrifice fly.
WHITE SOX 7, RAYS 3
CHICAGO -- Alejandro De Aza hit a two-run homer and Adam Eaton and Marcus Semien had two-run doubles, leading the Chicago White Sox to a comeback victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, named American League co-player of the week earlier in the day, went 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI, his 32nd.
But it was the lesser trio that did most of the damage, driving in five of the seven runs.
The White Sox (14-13) move above .500 by taking three of four from Tampa. It was Chicago's third series win this season.
Andre Rienzo (2-0) allowed five hits and three runs -- two earned -- in six innings to get the win.
Jake Odorizzi (1-3) allowed eight hits and four runs in 4 1-3 innings to get the loss.
ANGELS 6, INDIANS 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mike Trout had a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning and Raul Ibanez added a two-run triple, leading the Angels to a victory over the Indians.
Fernando Salas (2-0) got the victory with a hitless eighth inning after relieving starter Tyler Skaggs, and former Indians setup man Joe Smith got three outs for his first save after replacing the ineffective Ernesto Frieri as the Angels' closer.
Justin Masterson (0-1) gave up six runs and seven hits in 7 1-3 innings after getting a no-decision in each of his first five starts.
BREWERS 5, CARDINALS 3
ST. LOUIS -- Khris Davis overcame striking out four times earlier in the game and came through with a run-scoring triple in the 12th inning to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.
Davis drove in Jonathan Lucroy, who doubled off Seth Maness (0-2) to start the inning. Mark Reynolds then drove in Davis with a sacrifice fly. Davis, who finished 1 for 6, struck out in the second, fifth, sixth and 10th innings.
Zach Duke (2-0) picked up the win with two innings of scoreless relief, and Francisco Rodriguez recorded his 12th save in as many opportunities by getting Jhonny Peralta to fly out with two on to end the game.
Milwaukee, which leads the majors with 19 wins, has won four of five and eight of 10.
Allen Craig and Matt Holliday homered for St. Louis, which has lost four of six.
ROCKIES 8, DIAMONDBACKS 5
PHOENIX -- Troy Tulowitzki homered, had two doubles and drove in three runs to lead the big-hitting Colorado Rockies to a5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Baseball's best offensive team so far this season, the Rockies roughed up Wade Miley (2-3) for seven extra-base hits in the first six innings, including a pair of homers.
Tulowitzki led off the sixth with his sixth homer and Justin Morneau added a two-run shot later in the inning to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. Nolan Arenado had one of Colorado's six doubles to stretch his hitting streak to a baseball-best 18 games and the Rockies had 12 hits overall.
Franklin Morales (3-1) allowed four runs in five innings and LaTroy Hawkins worked a perfect ninth for his eighth straight save.
Gerardo Parra homered for Arizona.
PADRES 6, GIANTS 4
SAN FRANCISCO -- Rene Rivera hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the fifth to follow his two-run double for a career-high five RBIs, single-handedly backing Tyson Ross in the San Diego Padres' victory against the San Francisco Giants.
Ross (3-3) did just enough over 5 1-3 innings to beat the Giants for the second time in 11 days, allowing eight hits and four runs with four strikeouts and two walks.
Rivera hadn't driven in a run all season before Monday, and the five RBIs were most by a Padres player at 15-year-old AT&T Park. Brandon Hicks homered for the second straight day, following his walkoff a day earlier against Cleveland with a leadoff shot in the fifth.
Giants starter Madison Bumgarner (2-3) walked a season-high four in the loss.
First base umpire Angel Hernandez had two calls overturned by replay.