Athletics 5, Royals 4 (12): Jonathan Broxton hit Jonny Gomes on the first pitch he threw with the bases loaded in the 12th inning, forcing Jemile Weeks home for the winning run in Oakland's home victory over Kansas City.
Moments earlier, Broxton (0-1) plunked new A's cleanup hitter Yoenis Cespedes on the first pitch to load the bases and the closer received a mound visit from pitching coach Dave Eiland. It marked the third time the A's won on a game-ending hit by pitch in Oakland history and first since Olmedo Saenz on July 20, 2002, against Texas.
Blue Jays 7, Red Sox 3: Kyle Drabek won for the first time since June, Edwin Encarnacion homered and host Toronto beat Boston. The right-handed Drabek gave up one run and three hits in 51⁄3 innings and set down nine straight in one stretch. He walked three and struck out four.
White Sox 10, Indians 6: A.J. Pierzynski hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs to lead Chicago to a win over host Cleveland. Pierzynski connected off reliever Rafael Perez in Chicago's five-run, sixth inning that included a two-run shot by Alejandro De Aza off Dan Wheeler.
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Rays 4, Tigers 2: Ben Zobrist hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the ninth, and visiting Tampa Bay scored four runs in their final at-bat to beat Justin Verlander and Detroit. Verlander (0-1) took a one-hitter into the ninth and hadn't allowed a run all season, but he gave up one on a wild pitch.
Padres 2, Diamondbacks 1: Chris Denorfia hit a two-run homer with one out in the eighth inning that carried San Diego to a win over visiting Arizona. Denorfia's clutch shot to straightaway center field — his first of the season — came on a 2-1 pitch from David Hernandez (0-1).
Phillies 7, Marlins 1: Roy Halladay threw seven sharp innings and host Philadelphia broke out of its offensive slump to beat Miami. Carlos Ruiz hit a solo homer and a double. Jimmy Rollins, Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino were 7-for-13 with three RBI and four runs.
Nationals 4, Mets 0: Stephen Strasburg outpitched Johan Santana for six innings in a marquee matchup of aces on the mend, and Washington's bullpen made the lead stand up. Strasburg (1-0) allowed just two hits.
Brewers 2, Cubs 1: George Kottaras hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, and Yovani Gallardo outdueled Ryan Dempster as Milwaukee beat Chicago on the road.
Backed by Starlin Castro's first-inning sacrifice fly that followed David DeJesus' double, Dempster (0-1) had a three-hit shutout before Mat Gamel doubled leading off the seventh. Kottaras, Milwaukee's backup catcher, followed with his second homer this season.