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    MLB roundup: Indians do number on the Rays

    AL Cy Young winner David Price of the Rays got pounded by the Indians for eight runs.
    AL Cy Young winner David Price of the Rays got pounded by the Indians for eight runs.

     David Price, the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner, found nothing good about his second start of the season.

     Mark Reynolds and Lonnie Chisenhall hit three-run homers off Price, Justin Masterson pitched seven strong innings, and the Cleveland Indians hammered the Tampa Bay Rays, 13-0, on Sunday in St. Petersburg, Fla.

     ‘‘I’ve got to get out of my own way,’’ Price said. ‘‘I’m just fighting myself right now with my delivery. That’s something I’ll work on, and get it worked out.’’


     Reynolds homered twice, and Carlos Santana had a career-high five hits, including a home run off Fernando Rodney and a pair of doubles. Michael Bourn also homered for the Indians.

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     Price (0-1) gave up eight runs, 10 hits, and three walks in five innings. He had been 5-0 with a 1.64 ERA in six career starts against Cleveland.

     Reynolds made it 4-0 with his long homer in the third inning and added a solo drive in the seventh off Kyle Farnsworth. Chisenhall’s shot came in the fifth.

    Rangers 7, Angels 3 — Lance Berkman, David Murphy, and Ian Kinsler homered for Texas, which took two of three from Los Angeles in its home-opening series.

     Yu Darvish (2-0), who came within one out of a perfect game in his first start, trailed, 2-0, only five batters into the game. But Berkman had a two-run shot in the bottom of the first off Jered Weaver (0-1) and Murphy added a solo shot two batters later to put Texas ahead to stay.


     Both starters pitched only five innings. Darvish had a blister on his right ring finger and Weaver suffered a strained left (non-throwing) elbow when he fell diving out of the way of a liner.

    Twins 4, Orioles 3 — Aaron Hicks ended an 0-for-13 skid with a tiebreaking RBI single in a two-run seventh inning, rallying visiting Minnesota past Baltimore.

    J.J. Hardy homered for the Orioles, who dropped the final two games of the weekend set. It was their first series loss to the Twins since July 2010.

    A’s 9, Astros 3 — Brett Anderson struck out 10 Houston batters and visiting Oakland backed him with three home runs to finish a three-game sweep of the Astros.

    Coco Crisp homered for the third straight day, Jed Lowrie again connected against his former team, and Chris Young homered in his hometown as the A’s sent Houston to its fifth straight loss.


    Reds 6, Nationals 3 — Johnny Cueto outlasted Stephen Strasburg in a highly anticipated matchup of young aces and Jay Bruce drove in three runs as host Cincinnati topped Washington.

    Cueto allowed seven hits and three runs in six innings. Aroldis Chapman finished for his second save. Strasburg (1-1) allowed nine hits and six runs with four walks and five strikeouts in 5 innings.

    Cardinals 14, Giants 3 — Matt Cain became the first Giants pitcher to allow nine runs in an inning since 1902 when visiting St. Louis routed him in the fourth inning. Cain retired the first nine batters, then gave up seven hits while getting just two outs in the fourth. Carlos Beltran, Matt Carpenter, and Matt Adams each drove in two runs during the outburst.

    Mets 4, Marlins 3 — Marlon Byrd grounded a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth to push New York past Miami, spoiling an impressive major league debut by prized Miami pitching prospect Jose Fernandez. The 20-year-old righthander, who had never been above Single A, gave up one run and three hits in five innings while striking out eight, a record for a Marlins pitcher in his major league debut.

    Dodgers 6, Pirates 2 — Hyun-Jin Ryu earned his first major league victory, allowing two runs and three hits in 6 innings, and host Los Angeles beat Pittsburgh for a three-game sweep. Adrian Gonzalez drove in four runs with three hits and Justin Sellers homered for the Dodgers.

    Rockies 9, Padres 1 — Dexter Fowler hit an early two-run homer and Jhoulys Chacin pitched effectively into the seventh inning, helping Colorado earn its first sweep of San Diego at Coors Field in 10 years.

    White Sox 4, Mariners 3 — Dayan Viciedo hit a solo home run with one out in the 10th inning, lifting host Chicago over Seattle. Alex Rios homered in his career-best third straight game and Adam Dunn also homered for the White Sox. Michael Morse hit his fifth home run for Seattle.

    Royals 9, Phillies 8 — Billy Butler hit a grand slam off Cole Hamels and tied a franchise record with seven RBIs, and visiting Kansas City held on to edge Philadelphia.

    Braves 5, Cubs 1 — Tim Hudson pitched 6 strong innings and added an RBI and Ramiro Pena hit a two-run single to help host Atlanta beat Chicago to complete a three-game sweep.

    Diamondbacks 8, Brewers 7 — Pinch hitter Eric Hinske belted a long two-run homer in the 11th inning and visiting Arizona completed a three-game sweep of Milwaukee.