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Crawford, Red Sox open May with a win

The Red Sox ripped a page off the calendar and talked about putting their miserable April behind them. No one wanted to forget the opening month more than Carl Crawford.

The leftfielder singled to score Jed Lowrie from third and break a ninth-inning tie Sunday, giving host Boston a 3-2 victory over the Mariners. Lowrie reached when rightfielder Ichiro Suzuki lost his drive in the sun. It was Crawford's second RBI at Fenway Park in his first season in Boston under the seven-year, $142-million contract he signed in the offseason.

"After seeing it go through the middle, it was like a big weight off my shoulder," Crawford said. "It's been a while since I felt this good."

Angels 6, Rays 5: Hank Conger homered and visiting Los Angeles rallied from a five-run deficit. Angels ace Jered Weaver (6-0) was scratched because of a stomach virus.

Orioles 6, White Sox 4: Nick Markakis hit a three-run double and Zach Britton (5-1) pitched six strong innings for visiting Baltimore.

Royals 10, Twins 3: Mike Aviles homered and drove in four runs for host Kansas City. Justin Morneau hit his first homer for the Twins (9-18), who have lost six straight, have baseball's worst record and were swept in a three-game series by the Royals for the first time since Aug. 4-6, 1998.

Athletics 7, Rangers 2: Gio Gonzalez went 6 2/3 solid innings for host Oakland. -- AP

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