Rays 3, Red Sox 2: David Price outpitched Jon Lester, and Tampa Bay broke a tie with host Boston for the worst record in the American League. The Rays and Red Sox began the game at 2-8. Tampa Bay, which romped 16-5 on Monday night, can complete a series sweep Wednesday night. Price (1-2) allowed five hits in 72⁄3 innings. He left with runners at first and second, and reliever Joel Peralta ended the eighth by getting Jed Lowrie to fly out. Kyle Farnsworth worked a perfect ninth for his second save.Lester (0-1) pitched well for his second straight outing but remained winless.
Rangers 5, Rangers 4: Miguel Cabrera's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth gave the Tigers a win at home. Less than two months after being arrested in Florida on suspicion of drunken driving, he's off to a fine start hitting in the middle of Detroit's order.
"He does it every year. He comes to play. He's been working hard. He's in the weight room every day," starting pitcher Brad Penny said. "He's a professional. When he comes in this clubhouse, he's a baseball player, and he handles himself how he should."
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Nationals 7, Phillies 4: Jayson Werth homered and doubled to lead host Washington in his first appearance against Philadelphia since leaving the Phillies as a free agent this winter. Werth doubled to lead off the fourth inning and later scored, starting a three-run inning that gave the Nationals the lead for good. His solo home run in the fifth gave Washington a 5-1 lead. Werth signed a $126 million, seven-year contract with the Nationals this off-season. Phillies fans made up a large percentage of the sparse crowd at Nationals Park, and they booed him each time he came to bat — or fielded a fly ball in right field.
Phillies starter and former Kentucky star Joe Blanton (0-1) worked six innings, giving up five runs on seven hits for the Phillies. In two starts this season, Blanton has allowed 12 runs in 101⁄3 innings for a 10.45 ERA.
Livan Hernandez (1-1) allowed one run on seven hits, struck out six and didn't walk a batter in 62⁄3 innings. He also picked up a sacrifice-bunt RBI as the Nationals won for the fourth time in five games.
Braves 5, Marlins 0: Tommy Hanson pitched four-hit ball over seven innings for his first win, Jason Heyward and Brian McCann homered, and Chipper Jones drove in two runs to lead host Atlanta. The Braves have struggled offensively over their first 10 games, scoring three runs or fewer seven times — including both previous starts for Hanson (1-2).