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RANGERS 5, ATHLETICS 4
OAKLAND, Calif. • Michael Choice singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and Texas rallied to defeat Oakland.
Josh Wilson doubled to drive in the tying run just ahead of Choice, who began his career with the A’s.
Alexi Ogando (1-1) recorded one out in the eighth to pick up the win. Joakim Soria pitched the ninth for his fifth save.
Luke Gregerson (0-1) took the loss after blowing his third save opportunity, giving up two runs on three hits. Gregerson appeared to have pitched out of trouble when he threw out pinch hitter Mitch Moreland at the plate on a safety squeeze by Leonys Martin for the second out.
Martin stole second and scored when Wilson, who cost the Rangers two runs with a fielding error in the fourth, doubled.
ASTROS 5, MARINERS 2
SEATTLE • Collin McHugh struck out a career-high 12 in his season debut, and Jason Castro, Chris Carter and Matt Dominguez homered to propel Houston past Seattle.
McHugh (1-0) was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City for the start and struck out the first three batters to set the tone for his first win in 10 career starts. The right-hander didn’t walk a batter, giving up three hits in 6 2-3 shutout innings.
Josh Fields pitched the ninth for his second save. The Astros have won six straight against the Mariners.
Justin Smoak provided Seattle’s only offense with a two-run homer in the seventh inning as the Mariners extended their losing streak to eight games.
ROYALS 8, INDIANS 2
CLEVELAND • James Shields allowed two runs in six innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer to lead Kansas City over Cleveland.
Shields (2-2) struck out nine and won his second straight start.
Moustakas’ homer sparked a four-run fourth that featured five hits. The Royals are 10-0 when scoring at least four runs.
Eric Hosmer had four hits, including an RBI double in the seventh.
Danny Salazar (0-3) didn’t allow a hit until the fourth, but unraveled quickly when Hosmer led off with a single. Billy Butler followed with another single before Salazar retired the next two hitters. Moustakas drove a 1-1 pitch into Kansas City’s bullpen in right field, breaking a 2-for-15 slump.
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