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Published April 17, 2014 9:55 am

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YANKEES 3, CUBS 2

YANKEES 2, CUBS 0

NEW YORK • Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda pitched the New York Yankees to a 3-0, 2-0 sweep of the Chicago Cubs in a chilly day-night-doubleheader Monday.

In the Cubs' first regular-season game at new Yankee Stadium, Tanaka (2-0) allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings and struck out 10 for his second straight start. Carlos Beltran homered in the first off Jason Hammel (2-1).

Michael Pineda (2-1) had a clean hand in his first outing since he was spotted with a mysterious brown goo on his right palm last week against Boston. He allowed four hits in six innings to beat Travis Wood (0-2).

Shawn Kelley and Adam Warren got saves for New York, which had not won by shutout twice in one day since April 9, 1987, against Kansas City, according to STATS. No team in the major leagues had done it since Minnesota swept Oakland on June 26, 1988.

The Cubs had not been blanked twice on the same day since Larry Jackson and Ray Sadecki pitched complete games for St. Louis on June 27, 1962.

Chicago was 9 for 61 (.148) at the plate, dropping its season average to .230, and struck out 17 times.

ORIOLES 2, RAYS 0

BALTIMORE • Miguel Gonzalez (1-1) and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, and Baltimore capitalized on two infield singles by Adam Jones.

Nick Markakis also had two hits for the Orioles, who outscored the Rays 10-1 in the rain-abbreviated, two-game series. Baltimore has won five of seven to reach .500 at 7-7.

Gonzalez (1-1) gave up three hits and three walks in five innings, and Tommy Hunter got three outs for his fourth save. Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi (1-2) allowed three runs and five hits in five innings.

INDIANS 3, TIGERS 2

DETROIT • Yan Gomes hit a two-run triple, and Zach McAllister (2-0) allowed one run and four hits in six innings.

John Axford pitched the ninth for his fifth save for Cleveland, which had lost 18 of its previous 23 against Detroit.

Miguel Cabrera drove in both runs for the Tigers. Anibal Sanchez (0-1) gave up three runs — two earned — two hits and four walks in five innings.

ROYALS 6, ASTROS 4, 11 INNINGS

HOUSTON • Mike Moustakas homered in the 11th to lift the Kansas City Royals over the Houston Astros.

Moustakas has been off to a tough start this season and was hitting .098 before his solo shot to the seats in right field off Jerome Williams (0-1) to lead off the 11th.

Jarrod Dyson singled and added an insurance run on a fielder's choice.

Danny Duffy (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win and Greg Holland allowed a hit and a walk in a scoreless 11th for his fifth save.

Jason Castro and Marc Krauss both had two-run homers for the Astros.

RANGERS 3, MARINERS 2

ARLINGTON, Texas • Leonys Martin had a game-winning RBI single in the ninth inning as the Texas Rangers scored two unearned runs in a two-out rally against Fernando Rodney (0-1), beating the Seattle Mariners in a game that started as a battle of aces.

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez struck out nine and had retired 10 in a row before Martin's leadoff triple in the eighth ended the big right-hander's night. Yu Darvish struck out eight in seven innings for the Rangers.

Pedro Figueroa (1-0) worked a perfect ninth for his first major league victory.

RED SOX 6, WHITE SOX 4, 14 INNINGS

CHICAGO • Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run double off Chicago infielder Leury Garcia in the top of the 14th and the Boston Red Sox outlasted the White Sox in a game that lasted 5 hours and 17 minutes.

With the score tied at 4 after 13 innings, the White Sox ran out of pitchers after Daniel Webb threw 59 pitches in three innings, so manager Robin Ventura turned to Garcia (0-1) to start the 14th. Garcia is the first White Sox position player to take the mound since Casper Wells pitched a scoreless inning last June.

Garcia retired the first two batters, but then walked Daniel Nava and Jonathan Herrera, and Bradley followed with his big hit.

Chris Capuano (1-0) pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the win. Burke Badenhop got the final out for his first save of the season.

ANGELS 5, ATHLETICS 4, 12 innings

ANAHEIM, Calif. • Chris Iannetta homered with two outs in the 12th inning against Drew Pomeranz, giving Los Angeles a victory over Oakland.

Pomeranz (1-1) retired David Freese on a grounder to second base and Raul Ibanez on a foul pop to the catcher before Iannetta drove the next pitch to center field and just out of the reach of a leaping Craig Gentry, ending Oakland's four-game winning streak.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia got six scoreless innings out of his much-maligned bullpen, as the Athletics stranded runners in scoring position in the 10th, 11th and 12th. Joe Smith (1-0), who failed to retire any of the five batters he faced in the eighth inning of the Angels' 10-9 loss on Tuesday night, pitched a scoreless inning for the victory.