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Buehrle improves to 4-0 as Jays blank Indians, 5-0

Mark Buehrle pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and remained unbeaten this season, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Cleveland Indians, 5-0, yesterday.

Jose Reyes hit an RBI single in his first game since opening day, when he strained his left hamstring in his first at-bat of the season and went on the disabled list.

Buehrle (4-0) lowered his ERA to 0.64 in four starts.

Corey Kluber (1-2) allowed five runs in 6.2 innings.

RAYS 16, YANKEES 1

Ryan Hanigan homered twice and had six RBI and Tampa Bay starter Chris Archer continued his dominance over the Yankees.

Hanigan drove in his final two runs with a single off New York infielder Dean Anna, who gave up two runs and three hits in the eighth inning.

Archer (2-1) allowed one run and three hits in 6.2 innings. He has won all four career starts against the Yankees, allowing four earned runs in 28.2 innings.

Wil Myers and Evan Longoria both drove in four runs for the Rays.

Yankees starter Ivan Nova (2-2) gave up a career-high four home runs before leaving in the fifth with right elbow soreness. The right-hander allowed eight runs and eight hits in four-plus innings.

TIGERS 5, ANGELS 2

Max Scherzer struck out nine in seven innings and Detroit finally managed to beat Los Angeles.

Detroit had lost 10 straight to the Angels and hadn’t beaten them since Aug. 26, 2012. The Tigers snapped that skid behind a sharp outing by Scherzer and home runs from Nick Castellanos and Victor Martinez.

Albert Pujols hit his 498th homer, connecting for a solo shot in the ninth.

Scherzer (1-1) allowed a run and three hits with two walks. The AL Cy Young winner earned his first victory of the season, striking out Mike Trout three times and Pujols twice.

ROYALS 5, TWINS 4

Bruce Chen labored through five innings before the Kansas City bullpen took over, shutting down Minnesota.

The Royals have won five straight after getting swept last weekend in Minnesota.

Chen (1-1) allowed all four runs on eight hits and four walks, but the damage could have been worse. He twice walked the bases loaded, and his only clean inning was the first, when Brian Dozier hit a fly out that nearly left the park.

ATHLETICS 4, ASTROS 3

Josh Reddick hit an RBI single that capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning as Oakland handed Houston its sixth straight loss.

Jed Lowrie started the comeback with a leadoff home run against Chad Qualls (0-1).

Josh Donaldson walked and Yoenis Cespedes then singled. After Qualls struck out pinch-hitter John Jaso, Alberto Callaspo hit a tying single and Reddick followed with a one-out liner to right-center.

RANGERS 6, WHITE SOX 3

Colby Lewis pitched into the sixth inning for his first win in nearly two years and Prince Fielder homered to lead Texas.

Lewis (1-1) struck out four while allowing only one run over 5.1 innings. The right-hander, the first known major league pitcher to return from a unique hip procedure, won for the first time since June 17, 2012.

Shin-Soo Choo and Alex Rios each had three hits for the Rangers, who won their fifth consecutive game. Kevin Kouzmanoff homered leading off the eighth, giving him a 10-game hitting streak to start his Rangers career.

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