Vidal Nuno pitched five innings of three-hit ball to win his first major league start, Vernon Wells and Lyle Overbay had two RBIs apiece, and the New York Yankees beat the Indians, 7-0, Monday for a doubleheader split in Cleveland.
Justin Masterson pitched a four-hitter for his third career shutout as the Indians won the opener, 1-0, and stopped the Yankees’ five-game winning streak.
Pitching in just his second game for the Yankees, Nuno, a former Cleveland draft pick, walked three and struck out three.
Rookie Adam Warren finished the five-hitter for his first big league save.
New York chased Trevor Bauer (1-2) during a six-run seventh and handed the Indians just their third loss in 16 games.
Consecutive postponements last month forced the teams back to Progressive Field for the rare, one-admission twinbill. The Indians returned home for one day from a trip to Detroit and Philadelphia.
Selected by the Indians in the 48th round of the 2009 amateur draft, Nuno gave the Yankees everything they could have hoped for in the second game.
The 25-year-old gave up consecutive two-out singles in the fifth. However, Nuno struck out Asdrubal Cabrera with runners at first and third to end the threat and preserve a 1-0 lead.
In the opener, Masterson (6-2) gave up four singles — only one reached the outfield. The righthander struck out nine in his second shutout this year following a blanking of the White Sox April 12.
Jason Kipnis homered in the first inning off David Phelps (1-2) for the Indians.
Braves 10, Diamondbacks 1 — Justin Upton snapped a 14-game homerless drought and had four hits to help Atlanta rout Arizona in his return to Phoenix.
Upton, the first overall pick by Arizona in the 2005 amateur draft, was playing his first game at Chase Field since the offseason trade that sent him and third baseman Chris Johnson to Atlanta in a seven-player deal.
Upton followed his brother B.J., who was hit on the left shoulder by Wade Miley (3-2) to lead off the sixth, and powered a fastball onto the porch above the center-field fence for his 13th home run and first since April 27 at Detroit.
Tigers 7, Astros 2 — Andy Dirks hit his first career grand slam, part of a six-run fourth inning for Detroit in a home victory over Houston.
Victor Martinez also homered for the Tigers, who swept four straight from the Astros in Houston earlier this month.
The Astros have lost five straight and 15 of 18 — and also lost second baseman Jose Altuve (jaw) and starter Bud Norris (back spasms).
Cubs 9, Rockies 1 — Travis Wood pitched seven scoreless innings and host Chicago came within two outs of their first shutout since last August in a win over Colorado.
Josh Rutledge hit a home run off Carlos Marmol with one out in the ninth, ruining the Cubs’ shutout bid.
Nationals 6, Dodgers 2 — Jordan Zimmermann won his major league-leading seventh game, Ryan Zimmerman drove in three runs, and Washington defeated host Los Angeles.
Royals 11, Angels 4 — Billy Butler broke out of a severe slump with five hits and five RBIs, and Kansas City kept Joe Blanton winless in eight starts this season with a win at Los Angeles.
Athletics 5, Rangers 1 — Yoenis Cespedes and Brandon Moss hit consecutive home runs in the third inning, A.J. Griffin matched his season high with eight strikeouts, and host Oakland beat Texas.
Cardinals 6, Mets 3 — Lance Lynn overcame early control woes and St. Louis used a three-run seventh inning to beat visiting New York.
Brewers 5, Pirates 1 — Marco Estrada allowed three hits over seven innings and host Milwaukee beat sloppy Pittsburgh to snap a four-game losing streak.
Twins 10, White Sox 3 — Rookie Aaron Hicks hit two home runs and made a leaping catch in center field to take a home run away from Adam Dunn in Minnesota’s win at Chicago.