Max Scherzer pitched eight scoreless innings, and Magglio Ordonez homered for the first time this season to lead the Tigers to a 4-0 win over the New York Yankees last night at Detroit.
Ordonez has been in a horrendous slump to start the year, but he had two hits, including a two-run homer in the third that gave the Tigers a four-run lead. Detroit has won its last two since a seven-game losing streak.
Scherzer allowed four hits and two walks. He struck out nine.
He struck out every Yankees starter except Curtis Granderson. The righthander breezed into the eighth inning before encountering trouble.
Derek Jeter left in the middle of the eighth. After the game, the Yankees said Jeter was day-to-day with an injured right hip.
Braves sweep Brewers, 8-3; 8-0 — Tim Hudson pitched a one-hitter, Nate McLouth homered, and host Atlanta ruined the Milwaukee debut of Zack Greinke, rocking the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner to complete a doubleheader sweep.
The Braves romped in the first game, too, as Tommy Hanson pitched six strong innings and Martin Prado drove in three runs.
Greinke opened the season on the disabled list after breaking a rib playing pickup basketball. The righthander struggled in four innings, giving up five hits and five runs (four earned), though he did have six strikeouts.
Reds 3, Astros 2 — Jay Bruce pulled a double just inside first base, completing Cincinnati’s three-run rally off closer Brandon Lyon in the ninth inning against visiting Houston.
Lyon came on to try to finish off a one-hitter, but failed to retire any of the five batters he faced. Singles by Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips tied it. Bruce then pulled his double down the line, setting off a celebration in the infield.
Blue Jays 3, Rays 2 — Adam Lind hit a two-run homer in the first inning, Brandon Morrow pitched into the seventh inning and Toronto edged Tampa Bay at St. Petersburg, Fla.
Morrow allowed one run and five hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked four.
Twins 3, White Sox 2 — Nick Blackburn earned his first win in a month, Jason Kubel had a pair of RBIs, and Minnesota swept a two-game series at Chicago.
Giants 2, Mets 0 — Tim Lincecum struck out 12 to surpass Christy Mathewson for most double-digit strikeout games (29) in franchise history and Pat Burrell hit a tiebreaking single to lift San Francisco over New York.
Cubs 5, Dodgers 1 — Carlos Zambrano outpitched Ted Lilly with eight solid innings, and Chicago scored all of its runs on homers by Geovany Soto, Carlos Pena, and Marlon Byrd in Los Angeles.
Pirates 7, Padres 4 — Ryan Doumit’s grand slam highlighted a six-run third inning and Kevin Correia allowed two runs and five hits in six-plus innings as Pittsburgh took two of three from host San Diego.
Phillies 7, Nationals 4 — Vance Worley threw six sharp innings, Raul Ibanez homered and had three hits, and host Philadelphia battered Washington.
Orioles 3, Royals 2 — Nick Markakis homered, Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings and visiting Baltimore snapped Kansas City’s four-game winning streak.
Marlins 8, Cardinals 7 — Mike Stanton hit a tiebreaking two-run drive in the ninth inning for his third homer in four games to propel Florida at St. Louis.
Rockies 6, Diamondbacks 4 — Jhoulys Chacin pitched seven effective innings, Chris Iannetta hit a two-run homer to help Colorado hold off Arizona at Phoenix.
Rangers 5, Mariners 2 — C.J. Wilson struck out 12 in a six-hitter while Mitch Moreland and Chris Davis homered off Seattle rookie Michael Pineda for visiting Texas.
Athletics 3, Indians 1 — David DeJesus hit his first two home runs of the season to help host Oakland stop Cleveland’s seven-game winning streak.