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May 4, 2014

Tanaka goes to 4-0 in Yanks’ win

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NEW YORK —

Mariners 9, Astros 8: HOUSTON — Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer off Raul Valdes that capped an eight-run seventh inning that built a 9-2 lead.

Dallas Keuchel (2-2) left after walking the first three batters of the seventh, and Jose Cisneros forced in the run that made it 2-2 when he walked Mike Zunino. Michael Saunders followed with a two-run double.

Hisashi Iwakuma (1-0) made his first appearance after starting the season on the disabled list because of a sprained middle finger and allowed four runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings. Fernando Rodney pitched 1 1-3 innings for his seventh save.

Indians 2, White Sox 0: CLEVELAND — Justin Masterson (1-1) held the AL’s highest-scoring offense in check, allowing four hits and striking out six in 7 1-3 innings to win for the first time in nine starts since Aug. 21. John Axford pitched the ninth for his ninth save, sending Chicago to its fourth straight loss.

Chicago rookie first baseman Jose Abreu, who leads the majors in homers and RBIs, fielded Lonnie Chisenhall’s sixth-inning grounder and, unable to get the ball out of his mitt, flipped the glove about 10 feet to pitcher Scott Carroll (1-1) covering the bag for the out.

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