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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Yankees rally past Blue Jays

• NEW YORK 4, TORONTO 3: Chase Headley hit a tiebreaking single that deflected off the wrist of reliever Brett Cecil, and the Yankees rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to edge the Blue Jays on Wednesday night. Michael Pineda pitched six solid innings for the Yankees on a frigid night, and Jacoby Ellsbury scored twice and reached base safely all four times up.

• TAMPA BAY 2, BALTIMORE 0: Jake Odorizzi took a two-­hitter into the seventh inning and the Rays coaxed four consecutive walks with two outs to score the go-ahead run in the sixth in a victory over the Orioles. Odorizzi allowed two hits and struck out seven in 6⅔ innings.

• KANSAS CITY 7, CHICAGO 5: Lorenzo Cain hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning for his third hit and the Royals beat the visiting White Sox.

• CLEVELAND 2, HOUSTON 0: Carlos Carrasco struck out 10 while pitching three-hit ball into the seventh inning, and Carlos Santana and Mike Aviles each homered in the Indians' win over the Astros in Houston.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Zimmermann still tough

• WASHINGTON 2, NEW YORK 1: Jordan Zimmermann didn't quite pick up where he left off in 2014, when he threw a no-­hitter to close the regular season, but he only allowed one run in six innings and Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer as the Nationals beat the Mets.

• CHICAGO 2, ST. LOUIS 0: Jake Arrieta allowed three hits over seven innings and Starlin Castro had the go-ahead RBI single in a two-run seventh inning, leading the host Cubs over the Cardinals for their first win this season. Arrieta struck out seven and walked three.

• COLORADO 5, MILWAUKEE 4 (10 INN.): Pinch-hitter Wilin Rosario homered in the 10th inning after being scratched from the starting lineup, leading the Colorado Rockies over the Brewers in Milwaukee.

INTERLEAGUE

Francoeur's HR big for Phillies

• PHILADELPHIA 4, BOSTON 2: Jeff Francoeur hit a three-run homer, and Aaron Harang took a one-hitter into the seventh inning in the Phillies' win over the visiting Red Sox. Making his Red Sox debut after signing an $82.5 million, four-year contract through 2019, Rick Porcello allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. Harang gave up two hits, walked one and struck out eight in 6⅓ innings.

NOTE

Tigers put Nathan on DL

•Joe Nathan of the Tigers was put on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right elbow. The Detroit closer struck out the only batter he faced in Monday's opener, getting the save in a 4-0 victory over Minnesota.

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