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Texas Rangers Mitch Moreland bunts during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won 5-0. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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First Published Apr 16 2014 09:25 am • Last Updated Apr 17 2014 04:25 pm

RANGERS 5, MARINERS 0

ARLINGTON, Texas • Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back homers, Robbie Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 Tuesday night.

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Fielder ended a 13-game homerless streak to start the season with his new team, hitting a line drive to right-center off former Texas first-round pick Blake Beavan (0-1) leading off the second inning. Two pitches later, Kouzmanoff went deep to left.

Kouzmanoff also had two doubles, the second one driving in two runs to put the Rangers up 4-0 in the eighth. Ross (1-0), a former reliever, got his first win as a starter in his third try as the Rangers recorded their third straight win by shutout and fourth in seven victories overall.

Fielder’s homer drought was the second-longest of his career to start the season. He twice went 14 games before his first long ball — in 2008 and 2010.

ATHLETICS 10, ANGELS 9, 11 INNINGS

ANAHEIM, Calif. • Josh Donaldson drove in Jed Lowrie with an 11th-inning double, and Oakland overcame Mike Trout’s tying homer in the ninth to beat Los Angeles.

Lowrie led off the 11th with a single against Yoslan Herrera (0-1), the Angels’ seventh pitcher. Donaldson hit a sharp grounder inside third base for the AL-leading A’s, who have won four straight and eight of nine.

Jim Johnson (2-2) pitched two innings for Oakland, getting Howie Kendrick on a groundout with Trout and Albert Pujols in scoring position to end it.


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Trout hit a two-run shot in the ninth for the Angels, who have lost three of four.

Both teams erased late three-run deficits during two dismal bullpen performances. The Angels trailed 9-6 in the eighth after leading 6-3 heading to the seventh.

WHITE SOX 2, RED SOX 1

CHICAGO • Alexei Ramirez scored the winning run in the ninth inning on a two-out throwing error by Xander Bogaerts, and Chicago edged Boston on a frigid night.

With the score tied at 1, Red Sox reliever Burke Badenhop (0-2) allowed a one-out single to Ramirez. After Tyler Flowers struck out, Chris Capuano walked Adam Eaton. On a 3-2 count, Marcus Semien hit a grounder to Bogaerts, who one-hopped his throw to first baseman Mike Carp.

Carp wasn’t able to scoop the ball and Ramirez, already running on the pitch, never stopped while rounding third and scored without a throw.

Daniel Webb (1-0) got one out for the victory.

The temperature at first pitch was 40 degrees. The upper deck was closed because of ice on the ramps.

Adam Dunn homered for the White Sox, who have won four of five. Daniel Nava homered for Boston, which has lost three straight.

Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli left in the ninth after injuring his left ring finger sliding into second base.

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