Jackie Bradley Jr hit his first career homer and had three RBIs as the Boston Red Sox set season highs for hits and runs in a 17-5 rout of the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.
Stephen Drew, Mike Carp and Jarrod Saltalamacchia also homered for the Red Sox, who scored at least one run in every inning through the first seven and hit for the cycle as a team in the second. The Red Sox finished with 19 hits, eight of them doubles.
It was an abundance of run support for Ryan Dempster (3-6), who ended a streak of five winless starts with his first victory in a month. He allowed three runs on five hits over seven innings.
David Ortiz had three RBIs, driving in one run with a double in the first and then a pair, while legging out a rare triple during Boston’s six-run second. Carp also drove in three runs as the Red Sox ended a five-game losing streak against the Rangers.
Five of Boston’s six hits in the second were for extra bases and the Red Sox chased Justin Grimm (5-4) after 60 pitches. The Texas rookie allowed eight runs, all earned, in 1-2/3 innings.
TIGERS 10, RAYS 1
In Detroit, Michigan, Prince Fielder homered and drove in four runs as Detroit handed Matt Moore his first loss of the season with a victory over Tampa Bay.
Fielder also hit a two-run single that capped a four-run second inning for the Tigers.
Moore (8-1) got only six outs, while allowing six runs, seven hits and six walks. He was pitching on three days’ rest after his previous start in Cleveland was limited to one inning because of rain.
Anibal Sanchez (6-5) allowed a run and four hits in seven innings. He struck out nine with one walk. Omar Infante homered and had three RBIs for Detroit, which won for the second time in seven games. It was Tampa Bay’s second loss in nine.
In other AL play, it was:
‧ Yankees 4, Indians 3
‧ Twins 3, Royals 0
‧ Mariners 7, White Sox 4
‧ Orioles 4, Astros 1
AP, LOS ANGELES
Yasiel Puig homered twice and drove in five runs in his second major league game, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers rally for a 9-7 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
The 22-year-old Cuban defector made a curtain call from the top of the dugout steps after his second homer, a two-run shot with two outs in the sixth, when the Dodgers scored three runs to snap a 6-all tie.
J.P. Howell (2-0) got the win in relief, allowing one run and two hits in 1-2/3 innings, struck out one and walked none.
Brandon League pitched the ninth to earn his 13th save in 16 chances.
Tyson Ross (0-2) gave up three runs and four hits in 2-1/3 innings, struck out four and walked one.
PHILLIES 7, MARLINS 3, 11 INNINGS
In Philadelphia, John Mayberry Jr hit a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning after his tying homer in the 10th as Philadelphia beat Miami.
Mayberry tied it off Steve Cishek in the 10th after Juan Pierre scored on a wild pitch in the top of the inning.
Domonic Brown reached on a fielding error by pitcher Edgar Olmos (0-1) with one out in the 11th and advanced on pinch-hitter Kyle Kendrick’s sacrifice.
Mayberry followed with a line-drive homer to left.
Michael Stutes (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.
In other NL play, it was:
‧ Diamondbacks 7, Cardinals 6,
‧ Braves 5, Pirates 4, 10 innings
‧ Rockies 5, Reds 4
‧ Nationals 3, Mets 2
AP, San Francisco