Trout, Angels wrap up series with 10-2 win at Texas
Mike Trout had three hits, scored twice and drove in a run to back another win in Texas for Hector Santiago as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Rangers 10-2 in a series finale Wednesday.
Santiago (1-1) allowed one run and four hits over seven innings, improving to 4-0 with a 2.15 ERA in five career starts at Texas.
Los Angeles scored six runs in the second off Anthony Ranaudo (0-1), who made his Texas debut while starting in place of injured Derek Holland.
Albert Pujols had a pair of RBI singles and David Freese added a two-run single for the Angels.
Kansas City became the last team in the majors to lose this season as Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning and Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 3-1 victory over the Royals.
The Royals (7-1) were chasing the 2003 team’s 9-0 start as the best in franchise history, but Gibson (1-1) used 12 groundball outs and three strikeouts to keep the highest-scoring team in the majors quiet for a night.
Detroit’s Alfredo Simon gave up two hits over eight dominant innings as the Tigers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0.
Rajai Davis hit a leadoff homer in the sixth against Francisco Liriano (0-1) as Detroit shut out Pittsburgh for the second straight day. Joakim Soria worked a perfect ninth for his fourth save while filling in for injured Joe Nathan.
In Los Angeles, Brett Anderson posted his first victory with the Dodgers and Scott Van Slyke hit a two-run double as the two-time defending NL West champion Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners 5-2.
Anderson (1-0) allowed two runs — one earned — and six hits over five innings and struck out three in the annual Civil Rights Game, which included a pregame ceremony celebrating the 68th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s major league debut.
Seattle’s Nelson Cruz extended his home run streak to a career-best five straight games.
The Washington Nationals trounced the Boston Red Sox 10-5 after Wilson Ramos hit a three-run double and Ian Desmond slammed a solo homer during a six-run third inning.
Boston’s Hanley Ramirez fourth homer, a two-run drive.
Dan Haren (1-0) gave up three hits in seven innings and Adeiny Hechavarria went 3 for 3 with a homer and three RBIs as the Miami Marlins won consecutive games for the first time this season after defeating the Atlanta Braves 6-2, while the St. Louis Cardinals downed the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2.
In other games, Trevor Bauer (2-0) won consecutive starts for the first time in his three-plus seasons in the major leagues to help the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2, the Baltimore Orioles downed the New York Yankees 7-5, the Toronto Blue Jays thumped the Tampa Bay Rays 12-7 and the Houston Astros had a 6-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
Justin Upton homered with two outs in the eighth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Chicago Cubs blanked the Cincinnati Reds 5-0, the New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 and the Colorado Rockies were 4-2 winners over the San Francisco Giants.