Athletics top Rangers; White Sox beat Rays
The Associated Press | April 29,2014
ARLINGTON, Texas — Sonny Gray threw a three-hitter for his first career complete game and the Oakland Athletics beat Texas 4-0 Monday night in Rangers ace Yu Darvish’s shortest outing in the major leagues.
Gray (4-1) allowed only three singles while striking out six. Texas got only one runner to third base against the right-hander, who threw two wild pitches in the sixth after Robinson Chirinos singled.
Darvish (1-1) was gone after 3 1-3 innings, pulled after walking No. 9 batter Eric Sogard for the second time. Darvish is winless his last nine home starts.
Josh Donaldson had a two-run single in the third, and the A’s made it 4-0 an inning later when Josh Reddick had an RBI triple before coming home on Daric Barton’s sacrifice fly.
WHITE SOX 7, RAYS 3
CHICAGO — Alejandro De Aza hit a two-run homer and Adam Eaton and Marcus Semien had two-run doubles, leading the Chicago White Sox to a comeback victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, named American League co-player of the week earlier in the day, went 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI, his 32nd.
But it was the lesser trio that did most of the damage, driving in five of the seven runs.
The White Sox (14-13) move above .500 by taking three of four from Tampa. It was Chicago’s third series win this season.
Andre Rienzo (2-0) allowed five hits and three runs — two earned — in six innings to get the win.
Jake Odorizzi (1-3) allowed eight hits and four runs in 4 1-3 innings to get the loss.