Red Sox 6, Twins 3
Rain fell on the Minnesota Twins at home for the first time in 29 years and John Lackey dampened their bats. Lackey turned in a second strong start and Jeremy Hermida gave Boston room with a three-run double in the eighth inning, leading the Red Sox to victory in the second game at Target Field. Lackey lasted 62/3 innings for his first Red Sox victory, lifted early by Marco Scutaro's two singles and Dustin Pedroia's RBI double and solo home run.
Temperature at first pitch was 73 degrees, but raindrops started to fall in the third.
Rays 9, Orioles 1
B.J. Upton homered twice and drove in four runs, Carlos Peña hit a three-run shot and Tampa Bay ended a dreadful homestand for Baltimore. David Price allowed one run and four hits in seven innings for the Rays, whose 6-3 start is the best in franchise history. Tampa Bay swept the three-game series, something it did only once on the road last year. Miguel Tejada homered for the Orioles, who went 0-6 and were outscored 37-16 during their opening homestand against Toronto and the Rays ... The Orioles placed struggling closer Mike Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder. The move is retroactive to April 10.
Royals 7, Tigers 3
Jose Guillen homered for the fourth straight game, connecting for his 200th career shot and leading visiting Kansas City. Guillen hit his fifth home run in a four-game span. His solo drive capped a two-run seventh inning that put the Royals ahead 5-3. Billy Butler added a pair of sacrifice flies for the Royals. Magglio Ordonez homered for the Tigers and Johnny Damon got his 1,000th career RBI.
White Sox 11 Blue Jays 1
Carlos Quentin hit a grand slam and drove in six runs for visiting Chicago and Andruw Jones homered. John Danks breezed, going seven innings and giving up one earned run with six strikeouts to secure his first win of the season.