White Sox’s Abreu connects for two more homers in victory
Rookie Jose Abreu connected for his second multihomer game in three days and the Chicago White Sox ended a 14-game losing streak against Cleveland Indians, 7-3.
Abreu hit tape-measure drives in the second and fifth innings and drove in three runs. The Cuban slugger hit the first two homers of his major league career Tuesday in Colorado.
Abreu has four homers and 14 RBI in 10 games.
Alexi Ramirez homered and drove in three runs for Chicago. The Indians had outscored the White Sox 102-45 in a streak that dated to last June.
John Danks (1-0) overcame a rocky start. Indians starter Danny Salazar (0-1) struck out 10 in 3.2 innings, but also gave up five runs and six hits.
ASTROS 6, BLUE JAYS 4
Robbie Grossman and Jonathan Villar homered off R.A. Dickey and Houston avoided a three-game sweep by beating Toronto.
Dallas Keuchel (1-1) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings. Anthony Bass got his first save.
ATHLETICS 6, TWINS 1
Dan Straily pitched three-hit ball for seven innings and Sam Fuld hit a rare home run to help Oakland complete a three-game sweep over Minnesota.
Straily (1-1) gave up one run and struck out five. Fuld hit just his sixth homer in 738 career plate appearances.