Monday’s American League results
Red Sox 3, Rays 2 — The Red Sox and Rays were making their ways out of Fenway Park when two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon were heard at the stadium. The Red Sox beat the Rays 3-2 on an RBI double by Mike Napoli in the ninth inning in Boston’s traditional Patriots’ Day morning game. The game began at 11:05 a.m. and ended at about 10 minutes after 2 p.m. A little less than an hour after that, about a mile away, the explosions from Copley Square could be heard by those in and around Fenway — but not in the clubhouses where the teams were getting ready to leave. With the scored tied at 2, Napoli drove a line-drive double off the left-field wall in the ninth inning that scored Dustin Pedroia from first with the winning run.
Blue Jays 4, White Sox 3 — Mark Buehrle pitched in and out of trouble into the seventh inning to beat his former team, J.P. Arencibia and Maicer Izturis hit solo homers and host Toronto topped the Chicago White Sox. Arencibia went deep in the first and Izturis connected to begin the second as the Blue Jays opened a seven-game homestand with their third victory in four games. Buehrle (1-0) went 6⅓ innings in his first career start against the White Sox, allowing two runs and nine hits. The left-hander walked two and struck out three.
Twins 8, Angels 2 — Joe Mauer had a home run among his four hits and drove in three runs for host Minnesota in a victory over Los Angeles on a cold, windy night that helped send several fly balls to the deepest parts of Target Field. Kevin Correia (1-1) earned his first American League win after finishing seven innings for the third time in as many starts with the Twins, getting two double-play grounders to help him limit the Angels to solo home runs by Peter Bourjos and former Twins utility infielder Brendan Harris. Angels starter Joe Blanton (0-3) was battered again for nine hits, one walk and four runs in 4⅔ innings.
Monday’s National League results
Reds 4, Phillies 2 — Brandon Phillips drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the eighth inning and host Cincinnati ended its five-game losing streak by beating Philadelphia. Cincinnati’s five-game slide matched its longest slump from last season, when it won the NL Central. The Reds still didn’t hit much, but left-hander Cliff Lee helped them by letting in a run on a wild pitch in the seventh. Todd Frazier followed with a sacrifice fly for a 2-0 lead. Bronson Arroyo (2-1) gave up pinch-hitter Chase Utley’s two-run homer in the eighth, but Cincinnati rallied against the Philadelphia bullpen.
Nationals 10, Marlins 3 — Jordan Zimmermann pitched a six-hitter for his third victory of the season, and Washington bounced back from a humbling weekend to beat host Miami. Ryan Zimmerman hit his first home run and had four RBI to lead a 16-hit outburst. Zimmermann (3-0) struck out six, walked one and threw 102 pitches in his second career complete game. The Nationals were outscored 18-5 while being swept in a three-game series at home against Atlanta. They took out any lingering frustration on the Marlins (2-11), who came into the game tied for the worst record in the majors.
Cardinals 10, Pirates 6 — Jon Jay and Matt Holliday each had two hits and two RBI as St. Louis jumped on host Pittsburgh early. Allen Craig doubled and drove in three runs for the Cardinals, who knocked around James McDonald (1-2) with a seven-run second inning. McDonald gave up eight runs, three earned, and walked two in 1⅓ innings, the shortest start of his career. Lance Lynn (2-0) labored through five innings to get the win. Lynn allowed four runs, walking three and striking out four. Starling Marte had three hits and Neil Walker homered for the Pirates, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.
Mets at Rockies — Postponed by snowstorm. Teams will play a split-doubleheader today.
— Associated Press