ARLINGTON, Texas — Jose Abreu and Jordan Danks each had two-run homers, Erik Johnson combined with three relievers on a two-hitter and the Chicago White Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 16-2 victory Sunday over the Texas Rangers, who had won five in a row.
Marcus Semien had four hits, including a bases-loaded triple, while Abreu added two doubles to his homer. The White Sox had 18 hits and a season high in runs after scoring a combined 12 runs their previous six games.
Athletics 4, Astros 1
OAKLAND, Calif. — Josh Donaldson homered and doubled twice to back another solid start by Jesse Chavez, and the Athletics beat the Astros to complete a series sweep.
Jed Lowrie and Eric Sogard added two hits apiece for the A’s, who have won 11 of 13.
Twins 8, Royals 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Phil Hughes ended a personal losing streak that dated to last July, pitching into the seventh inning and helping the Twins top the Royals to avoid a three-game sweep.
Hughes (1-1), who signed a $24 million, three-year deal in December, allowed an RBI single to Omar Infante in the fifth and a two-run homer to Alcides Escobar in the seventh while winning for the first time in 17 appearances. He had lost eight games since that victory on July 2 for the Yankees.
Tigers 2, Angels 1
DETROIT — Rick Porcello pitched seven sharp innings, and the Tigers took advantage of four errors in a victory over the Angels.
Three of those errors came on one play in the first inning, allowing Detroit’s Ian Kinsler to score from first on a walk. Then in the sixth, Angels catcher Hank Conger threw wildly to first trying to pick off Austin Jackson. It was his second error of the game, and Jackson went to second.
Indians 6, Blue Jays 4
CLEVELAND — David Murphy hit a three-run double in the sixth inning and John Axford worked out of bases-loaded jam in the ninth, lifting the Indians to a win over the Blue Jays.
Cleveland entered the sixth trailing 4-2, but reliever Aaron Loup (1-1) walked the bases loaded before Murphy delivered a line drive past third base that kicked off the stands and caromed into shallow left field, allowing all three runners to score.