Baseball notables

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.

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 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.