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Tampa Bay Rays starter Cesar Ramos throws against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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First Published Apr 27 2014 11:14 am • Last Updated Apr 27 2014 11:30 pm

RAYS 4, WHITE SOX 0

CHICAGO • Cesar Ramos and two relievers combined for a five-hitter, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-0 win against the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.

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Ramos (1-1) pitched five innings of five-hit ball in place of Matt Moore, who had Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. Brandon Gomes then tossed three innings and Juan Carlos Oviedo finished.

James Loney had three hits for the Rays, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Ryan Hanigan hit a two-run double to give the Rays a 2-0 lead in the second after Loney singled and Logan Forsythe walked.

White Sox starter John Danks (2-1) struggled with his command and a high pitch count. He allowed four runs and seven hits in 5 2-3 innings. He struck out four, walked four and threw a career-high 123 pitches.

The White Sox threatened in the fifth, loading the bases with a walk, a single and another walk. Jose Abreu grounded out against Ramos to end the inning. Abreu hit a game-ending grand slam in Chicago’s 9-6 victory over the Rays on Friday.

YANKEES 4, ANGELS 3

NEW YORK • John Ryan Murphy hit his first big league homer and drove in three runs, Dellin Betances earned his first win in the majors and the Yankees bounced back against the Angels.

David Robertson posted his first save since coming off the disabled list. Mike Trout singled with one out in a nervy ninth and stole second, but Robertson retired Albert Pujols on a flyball and struck out Howie Kendrick to end it.


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A day after the Angels homered four times in a 13-1 romp, they started strong when Trout hit a solo shot on the seventh pitch of the afternoon.

Murphy lined a two-out, two-run single in the second that gave the Yankees a 3-1 lead. The backup catcher then homered on the first pitch in the fifth, tagging Hector Santiago (0-4) for a 4-3 lead.

Betances (1-0) took over in the fifth for shaky starter Vidal Nuno and pitched two scoreless innings.

RED SOX 7, BLUE JAYS 6

TORONTO • A.J. Pierzynski hit his eighth career grand slam and Will Middlebrooks added a solo homer, powering Boston to the road win.

Jose Bautista and Juan Francisco hit solo home runs for the Blue Jays, who have lost a season-high four straight games.

Middlebrooks has five home runs and 10 extra base hits in 13 career games at Toronto’s Rogers Centre. He had a three-homer game against the Blue Jays on April 7, 2013.

Clay Buchholz survived a shaky first inning to win for the first time in five starts this season. Buchholz (1-2) allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings. Koji Uehara got four outs for his fifth save.

Blue Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow (1-2) issued a career-worst eight walks in 2 2-3 innings, allowing four runs without giving up a hit.

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