Sale fans 13 as Red Sox win
TORONTO — Chris Sale struck out 13 over eight shutout innings, Mookie Betts hit a three-run double in the 10th and the Boston Red Sox beat the struggling Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Thursday.
At 3-12, Toronto is off to the worst start in team history and has lost its first five series for the first time.
Sandy Leon drew a one-out walk from Jason Grilli (0-2), Brock Holt singled to stop an 0-for-12 slide, Andrew Benintendi walked with two outs, and Betts pulled a 2-0 fastball down the left-field line.
Mitch Moreland hit a two-out double in the ninth off Roberto Osuna and scored on Xander Bogaerts’ single, but Kendrys Morales homered against Craig Kimbrel (1-0) leading off the bottom half.
RAYS 8, TIGERS 1: Steven Souza Jr. came within a single of hitting for the cycle, Erasmo Ramirez and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and Tampa Bay defeated visiting Detroit to complete a three-game sweep.
ORIOLES 2, REDS 1 (10): J.J. Hardy singled home the tiebreaking run off Blake Wood (0-2) in the 10th inning, and Baltimore took two of three in the series, leaving the team 8-4 in interleague play against Cincinnati.
RANGERS 1, ROYALS 0 (13): Delino DeShields had an RBI single with one out in the 13th inning to score Joey Gallo from second base as Texas beat visiting Kansas City.
PHILLIES 6, METS 4: Maikel Franco homered and doubled while breaking a career-worst 0-for-22 hitless streak, and Philadelphia capitalized on an error by untested first baseman Jay Bruce to win at New York. Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes limped off in the fifth with a left hamstring cramp.
NATIONALS 3, BRAVES 2: Ryan Zimmerman hit a tworun homer in the sixth that erased a 2-1 deficit, and visiting Washington completed a three-game sweep.
BREWERS 7, CARDINALS 5: Jett Bandy, Eric Thames and Travis Shaw each hit home runs to help host Milwaukee beat St. Louis.
INDIANS 6, TWINS 2: Trevor Bauer struck out seven in 61⁄3 innings, and Carlos Santana had two doubles and two RBIs to lead Cleveland to a win at Minnesota.
PADRES 4, DIAMONDBACKS 1: Clayton Richard pitched into the seventh inning, and Wil Myers and Austin Hedges homered to lead San Diego to a win over visiting Arizona.