ST. LOUIS —
Pierzynski became the seventh different player to homer for the Rangers in their seven games. Moreland then hit his second homer of the season, part of his three hits against the Rays after going 2 for 21 the first six games.
Even though Kinsler got caught stealing in the first, Texas went up 1-0 when Lance Berkman scored from first base on Adrian Beltre’s two-out bloop double. Left fielder Sam Fuld made a diving attempt to catch the ball, which instead went under his glove and rolled behind him.
Tampa Bay got even in the second. Evan Longoria drew a leadoff walk in the second, and scored when second baseman Kinsler made a throwing error when trying to complete a double play.
Royals 3, Twins 1: KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ervin Santana pitched eight strong innings, Alcides Escobar doubled home the go-ahead run and the Royals rallied to beat Minnesota in their home opener.
Santana (1-1), acquired from the Los Angeles Angels on Oct. 31 for minor league left-hander Brandon Sisk, gave up a run and eight singles. He struck out seven, walked one and hit a batter. Santana allowed only four hits after the first inning, when the Twins scored their lone run.
Twins right-hander Kevin Correia (0-1) limited the Royals to five singles and no runs the first seven innings before Lorenzo Cain doubled to right-center to lead off the three-run eighth. After Chris Getz’s sacrifice bunt moved Cain to third, Alex Gordon singled him home to tie the score.
Escobar’s double scored Gordon and knocked Correia out of the game.threw first pitches to injured closer Jason Motte and Adam Wainwright. ... Bruce has four consecutive multiple-hit games.
Yankees 11, Indians 6: CLEVELAND — Travis Hafner drove in four runs in his return to Cleveland and Robinson Cano homered twice as the injury-riddled New York Yankees wrecked the Indians’ opener — and manager Terry Francona’s first home game — with an 11-6 win Monday.