■ The Indians’ Justin Masterson had been 1-7 with a 7.74 ERA in his previous 13 games against the Rays before throwing seven shutout innings.
The A’s Jed Lowrie has started the season with a six-game hitting streak, going 13 for 23 with 3 homers, 4 doubles, and 6 RBIs.
■ Chris Young of the A’s extended his hitting streak against the Astros to 11 games, with 4 homers, 5 doubles, and 16 RBIs in the streak.
■ After hitting five homers in five games, the Braves’ Justin Upton fanned four times.
■ Five of the six starting pitchers the Astros have faced have either set or tied a career high for strikeouts. The Astros’ 74 strikeouts through the first six games are the most in major league history since 1921.
■ Jhoulys Chacin threw 99 pitches, nearly becoming the first Rockies starter to throw more than 100 since June 12 — a span of 108 games.
■ Josh Hamilton, booed throughout his return to Texas after signing in the offseason with the Angels, finished 3 for 13 in the series, and is batting only .160 (4 for 25) on the season.
A’s right fielder J.J. Reddick injured his right wrist trying to catch a fly ball in the fifth inning. He did not return.
■ Pirates lefthander Jeff Locke dropped to 1-7 with a 6.32 ERA and nine home runs allowed in 11 big league starts over a three-year span.
■ The Tigers drew 127,333 fans to three-game series against the Yankees, the largest opening-series crowd in Detroit since 1948.
■ Brewers shortstop Jean Segura left in the fifth inning with a bruised left quadriceps.
■ The Orioles’ Jason Hammel hit two batters, matching his total from 20 starts in 2012.