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April 10, 2014

Gordon powers KC past Rays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon hit a three-run homer and matched a career high with four RBIs to help Kansas City beat Tampa Bay 7-3 Wednesday.

Jeremy Guthrie (2-0) recovered from a sloppy start to hold the Rays to four hits over seven innings.

Kansas City broke open the game with a five-run fifth off Jake Odorizzi (1-1), part of 2012 trade that brought James Shields from Tampa Bay to Kansas City.

Indians 2, Padres 0; Padres 2, Indians 1: CLEVELAND — Robbie Erlin (1-0) gave up one run and four hits in six innings, and Chase Headley’s single in the sixth off Trevor Bauer (0-1) drove in the go-ahead run as San Diego gained a doubleheader split.

Zach McAllister (1-0) allowed five hits in 7 2-3, innings and Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer in the sixth off Eric Stults (0-2) as Cleveland won the opener.

Athletics 7, Twins 4:MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Norris hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning off Jared Burton (0-1), and Oakland Athletics bounced back from another blown save by new closer Jim Johnson.

Dan Otero (1-0) got the last eight outs for the victory in relief of Johnson, who has given up seven runs, nine hits and six walks in five appearances with the A’s.

Oakland has eight straight wins over the Twins, all with at least seven runs.

Minnesota trailed 4-0 after a rocky first inning by Phil Hughes, who needed 40 pitches to get for his first out and wound up allowing four runs, five hits and three walks in five innings.

Rockies 10, White Sox 4: DENVER — D.J. LeMahieu’s two-run single broke a tie in a six-run eighth inning. LeMahieu finished with three hits, including an RBI double in the sixth that tied the game at 4.

Rex Brothers (1-0) got two outs in the eighth as the Rockies took two of three in the series, and reliever Scott Downs (0-2) was the loser.

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