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After hitting a two-run home run, Chicago White Sox designated hitter Jose Abreu celebrates with teammate Marcus Semien, who scored, during the sixth inning Sunday.
After hitting a two-run home run, Chicago White Sox designated hitter Jose Abreu celebrates with teammate Marcus Semien, who scored, during the sixth inning Sunday.
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CHICAGO — Jose Abreu drove in four runs and set a major league rookie record for RBIs through the end of April and the Chicago White Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 on Sunday.


Abreu, who had a two-run home run in the sixth and a two-run single in the seventh, has 31 RBIs. Albert Pujols had the previous RBI mark of 27 in 2001.


The homer was his major league-leading 10th and extended his own record for home runs by a rookie through April.


In his major league debut, Scott Carroll (1-0) gave up two runs, one earned, in 7 1-3 innings after he was called up from Triple-A Charlotte to fill in for injured ace Chris Sale.


Astros 5, Athletics 1


HOUSTON — Collin McHugh allowed two hits over 8 2-3 stellar innings as the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics.


McHugh (2-0) followed up his first outing where he struck out 12 and allowed three hits in 6 2-3 innings at Seattle on Tuesday with another dominant performance.


He struck out seven and walked three, allowing one run in the longest outing of his career. His previous longest outing had been seven innings on Aug. 23, 2012 against Colorado when he was a member of the New York Mets.


Mariners 6, Rangers 5


SEATTLE — Kyle Seager hit a pair of home runs, including a three-run shot in the eighth, to lead the Seattle Mariners to a win against the Texas Rangers.


Seager has five home runs in four games, a power surge that started with a two-homer game against the Astros on Wednesday. He’s also had at least two hits in all four games, tying a career-best streak.


Seager led off the seventh inning with his first home run and then gave Seattle the lead with his two-out bomb down the right field line in the eighth off Alexi Ogando (1-2). The comeback victory also gave the Mariners their first home series win against Texas since September 2012.


Blue Jays 7, Red Sox 1


TORONTO — Melky Cabrera, one of a record six players from the Dominican Republic in Toronto’s starting lineup, hit a go-ahead double and the Blue Jays ended a season-worst four-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-1 Sunday.


The first four hitters in Toronto’s lineup were all from the Dominican Republic: shortstop Jose Reyes, outfielders Cabrera and Jose Bautista and first baseman Edwin Encarnacion.


Juan Francisco served as the designated hitter, batting sixth, and outfielder Moises Sierra batted seventh.


R.A. Dickey (2-3) won for the first time in four starts.


Royals 9, Orioles 3


BALTIMORE — Omar Infante homered and tied a career high with six RBIs, James Shields pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the Kansas City Royals coasted to a 9-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.


Nori Aoki scored three runs for the Royals, who took two of three from Baltimore to conclude a 3-4 road trip that began in Cleveland. Kansas City is 12-0 when scoring at least four runs and 0-12 when scoring three runs or fewer.


Infante hit a run-scoring groundout in the first inning, a sacrifice fly in the third, a two-run double in the fifth and a two-run shot in the seventh. He entered with one home run and 11 RBIs in 21 games.


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