In his return from Tommy John surgery, Jose Fernandez pitched six innings and hit a home run yesterday to help the Marlins beat the Giants, 5-4, and complete a three-game sweep in Miami.
The first two batters to face Fernandez scored, and he screamed at himself after the first inning. Then he found the form that made him the 2013 NL Rookie of the Year. Pitching in the majors for the first time since May 9, 2014, he allowed seven hits and three runs. He outpitched Matt Cain, who also was making his 2015 debut after recovering from an elbow injury.
Justin Bour hit a three-run homer for the Marlins.
Indians 5, Rays 4: Mike Aviles homered on the first pitch of the 10th, giving Cleveland a four-game road series sweep. Corey Kluber struck out 14 in eight innings. Tampa Bay struck out 19 times.
Rangers 2, Orioles 0: Leonys Martin and Rougned Odor had RBI singles in the top of the ninth.
Red Sox 12, Blue Jays 6: David Ortiz, who hit a three-run shot, and Hanley Ramirez had consecutive homers in an eight-run first and Xander Bogaerts and Brock Holt had four hits each for visiting Boston, which had 19. Mookie Betts had two hits before Red Sox starter Wade Miley (8-7) threw a pitch.
A's 4, Mariners 0: Scott Kazmir (5-5, 2.56) retired 21 of his first 22 batters, allowing only a one-out double to Franklin Gutierrez on a 1-and-2 pitch in the fifth, and gave up two hits in eight innings for host Oakland.
Twins 2, Royals 0: Kyle Gibson threw eight innings of four-hit ball and Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar had RBI triples for visiting Minnesota.
Braves 2, Nationals 1: Cameron Maybin had a walk-off single off Max Scherzer (9-6) in the ninth. In his major-league debut, former Yankee Manny Banuelos held the Nationals to two hits in 52/3 scoreless innings, striking out seven.
Padres 5, Cardinals 3:Will Venable had a pinch-hit two-run homer in the top of the 11th.
Brewers 8, Phillies 7:Adam Lind hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 11th as visiting Milwaukee completed a four-game sweep.
Pirates 8, Tigers 4:Francisco Liriano pitched seven shutout innings for visiting Pittsburgh.-- AP