Friday’s American League results
Mariners 4, Blue Jays 0 — Felix Hernandez pitched eight shutout innings to win his third consecutive start, Kyle Seager and Jason Bay homered and the visiting Seattle Mariners blanked the Toronto Blue Jays. Seager had three hits as the Mariners won for the sixth time in eight games. Hernandez (4-2) allowed five hits, walked none and struck out seven, improving to 3-0 with a 0.60 ERA in his past four starts. He’s 95-24 in his career when he receives two or more runs of support.
Rangers 7, Red Sox 0 — Derek Holland (2-2) allowed no runs on six hits over eight innings and Adrian Beltre had four hits and three RBI to power the host Texas Rangers.
Athletics 2, Yankees 0 — A.J. Griffin pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning and Adam Rosales homered on CC Sabathia’s first pitch to lead the visiting Oakland Athletics. Derek Norris hit an RBI single in the sixth inning to help Oakland open its 10-game road trip with its fourth win in five games. Griffin (3-2) struck out four.
Tigers 4, Astros 3 — Alex Avila hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning to lift the visiting Detroit Tigers. After Houston closer Jose Veras (0-2) walked Don Kelly to open the inning, Avila hit a 3-1 pitch to deep center field.
White Sox at Royals, ppd. — The Kansas City Royals’ game against the White Sox was postponed due to freezing rain and will be made up Monday, when the teams were scheduled to have a day off.
Friday’s National League results
Reds 6, Cubs 5 — Jay Bruce had two RBI and scored a run, Shin-Soo Choo drove in a run and scored twice and the Cincinnati Reds held off the host Chicago Cubs. The Cubs scored three runs in the ninth against Reds closer Aroldis Chapman before reliever J.J. Hoover came on and struck out Darwin Barney with the bases loaded to pick up his first save. Nate Schierholtz drew a two-out bases-loaded walk and Welington Castillo followed with a two-run single to pull the Cubs within one. After pinch-hitter Cody Ransom drew a walk to load the bases again, Hoover replaced Chapman. Mike Leake (2-1) gave up two runs and nine hits in 5⅔ innings, earned his fourth consecutive decision over the Cubs with help from five relievers.
Pirates 3, Nationals 1 — A.J. Burnett allowed one run and struck out nine in seven shutout innings, and call-up Jordy Mercer hit a tiebreaking home run to lead the host Pittsburgh Pirates. Burnett (3-2) gave up five hits and one walk in winning his third in a row after going 0-2 in his first three starts. He also raised his NL-leading strikeout total to 57. Mercer’s two-run home run off Ross Detwiler (1-3) in the fifth inning put the Pirates ahead for good 3-1. Andrew McCutchen had three hits, including a home run, for Pittsburgh.
Phillies 4, Marlins 1 — Jonathan Pettibone pitched neatly into the seventh, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Domonic Brown hit solo homers and the host Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins. Pettibone (2-0) allowed one run and five hits in 6⅓ innings in his third start filling in for injured lefty John Lannan. Donovan Solano hit a solo homer for the Marlins, who’ve lost three in a row.
Cardinals 6, Brewers 1 — Shelby Miller (4-2) allowed one run in six innings and Matt Holliday and Allen Craig both had three hits to lead the visiting St. Louis Cardinals. Holliday hit a two-run homer to center in the first inning.
Mets 7, Braves 5 — New York third baseman David Wright homered to center with one out in the ninth off Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel to tie the score 5-5 and then Ruben Tejada delivered a run-scoring single with two out in the 10th to lift the visiting Mets. New York catcher John Buck hit his 10th home run in the first.
— Associated Press