Thursday’s American League results
Tigers 6, Blue Jays 2 — Max Scherzer worked into the seventh inning to become the first pitcher in 27 years to get off to a 13-0 start, leading the visiting Detroit Tigers over the Toronto Blue Jays. Alex Avila hit a three-run homer and Victor Martinez belted a solo shot as Detroit beat Toronto for the eighth time in 10 meetings. Scherzer (13-0) allowed two runs and seven hits, struck out eight and walked one in 6⅓ innings. He is the first pitcher to begin the season with 13 wins and no losses since Roger Clemens was 14-0 for the Boston Red Sox in 1986.
Orioles 4, White Sox 2 — Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 32nd homer and added a tiebreaking two-run double to lead the visiting Baltimore Orioles. Scott Feldman pitched six solid innings in his debut for the Orioles, who held on to win for the fifth time in six games after the White Sox threatened against Jim Johnson in the ninth. Davis added a two-run double in eighth.
Astros 4, Rays 1 — Chris Carter hit a tiebreaking three-run home run in the seventh for his second home run of the game and Bud Norris allowed one run over seven innings to lift the host Houston Astros. Carter hit a solo homer in the second to tie the score 1-1.
Yankees 3, Twins 2 — Robinson Cano hit a game-tying two run double and then scored the go-ahead run on Lyle Overbay’s sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to lift the visiting New York Yankees. CC Sabathia (9-6) allowed two runs on seven hits in seven innings to earn the win and Mariano Rivera picked up his 28th save.
Mariners 4, Rangers 2 — Kyle Seager hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning and the Seattle Mariners won consecutive games in Texas for the first time in more than a year. Michael Saunders walked on a full-count pitch with two out before Seager connected against Robbie Ross (4-2) for his third hit of the game.
Thursday’s National League results
Brewers 4, Nationals 1 — Kyle Lohse tossed eight sharp innings on short rest and the visiting Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals, shutting down Bryce Harper and Co. for the second night in a row. Lohse (4-6) allowed one run and four hits, and had a season-high seven strikeouts.
Marlins 6, Braves 3 — Ricky Nolasco tossed seven strong innings amid persistent trade rumors and Justin Ruggiano hit a three-run homer to power the visiting Miami Marlins. Nolasco gave up only two runs on six hits. The Braves led 2-0 before Ruggiano’s homer in the fifth.
Pirates 6, Phillies 5 — Jeff Locke ran his personal winning streak to eight games, Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates hung on to win. Locke (8-1) was scored upon for the first time in four home starts but extended his unbeaten streak to 16 outings. Domonic Brown’s two-run homer with two out in the ninth pulled the Phillies within one, but Jason Grilli stuck out Young to seal his NL-best 28th save.
Reds 3, Giants 2 — Shin-Soo Choo singled to right with two out in the bottom of the 11th to break a 2-2 tie and lift the Cincinnati Reds. Six Reds relievers combined to limit the Giants to one hit in 5⅓ innings.
Dodgers 10, Rockies 8 — Hanley Ramirez, who had four hits, and Matt Kemp hit solo home runs in the ninth inning to power the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers.
Thursday’s Interleague results
Red Sox 2, Padres 1 — Pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes homered into the first row of seats above the Green Monster for his second game-ending homer of the season leading off the ninth inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a dramatic win. Mike Carp had two hits and scored a run for Boston, which is 7-1 on its nine-game homestand.
— Associated Press