Recker’s home run lifts Mets over Angels, 7-6

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Anthony Recker led off the 13th inning with a home run against rookie Matt Shoemaker and also had a two-run single, leading the Mets to a victory over the Angels.

Mets new closer Jose Valverde came on in the ninth to protect a 6-3 lead for Jonathon Niese, but allowed a three-run homer to 41-year-old Raul Ibanez.

YANKEES 7, RED SOX 4

NEW YORK — Brian McCann put an emphatic end to his season-opening slump, hitting his first two home runs for the New York Yankees to help beat John Lackey and the Boston Red Sox 7-4 Saturday.

Carlos Beltran, Alfonso Soriano and Kelly Johnson also connected as the Yankees scored all their runs on homers. Lackey (2-1) was tagged for a career-high four home runs in 5 2-3 innings.

INDIANS 12, WHITE SOX 6

CHICAGO — Ryan Raburn hit a tiebreaking, two-run single with two outs in the seventh inning to lead Cleveland over Chicago.

Nick Swisher, Jason Kipnis and David Murphy homered for Cleveland, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Murphy added a bases-loaded triple in a four-run ninth against Donnie Veal.

TWINS 7, ROYALS 1

MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the season and Ricky Nolasco earned his initial win for Minnesota in a victory over Kansas City.

A day after getting his first RBI of the year, Mauer hit a three-run shot against James Shields. Brian Dozier connected for his fourth home run, a leadoff drive for the Twins.

ORIOLES 2, BLUE

JAYS 1, 12 INNINGS

BALTIMORE — Steve Lombardozzi tripled and scored on a single by David Lough in the 12th inning for Baltimore.

Toronto trailed 1-0 with two outs in the ninth when Colby Rasmus hit a solo homer off Tommy Hunter on a 1-2 pitch. After nearly going around on a check swing one pitch earlier, Rasmus drove a 98 mph fastball into the right-field seats.

ASTROS 6, RANGERS 5, 10 INNINGS

ARLINGTON, Texas — Jason Castro tripled with one out in the 10th and Jose Altuve had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly, helping the Astros beat the Rangers to end a 12-game skid against their state rival.

Marwin Gonzalez, running for Castro, scored Altuve’s fly off Rangers closer Joakim Soria (1-1).

CARDINALS 10, CUBS 4

ST. LOUIS — Matt Adams homered, Matt Carpenter drove in two runs and Adam Wainwright saved a tired bullpen by lasting seven innings for the St. Louis Cardinals in their 10-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

BREWERS 3, PIRATES 2

MILWAUKEE — Carlos Gomez hit a leadoff homer, Jonathan Lucroy drove in the tiebreaking run with an eighth-inning single and Milwaukee beat Pittsburgh for its eighth consecutive victory.

BRAVES 6, NATIONALS 3

ATLANTA — Freddie Freeman had three hits, including a homer, and Atlanta beat Washington to continue its early success against the Nationals.

DODGERS 8,

DIAMONDBACKS 5

PHOENIX — Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer and Zack Greinke improved to 3-0 as Los Angeles defeated Arizona.

Gonzalez, who had a two-run homer and five RBIs in the series opener Friday, followed that up with a shot to the left-field seats off Wade Miley (2-2) in the third inning.

PHILLIES 5, MARLINS 4, 10 INNINGS

PHILADELPHIA — Jimmy Rollins homered with two outs in the 10th inning and Philadelphia overcame two home runs by Giancarlo Stanton to beat Miami.

Rollins drove a 2-2 pitch from Dan Jennings (0-1) into the seats in left. It was the 201st career homer for Rollins, and the second game-ender of his career. The first came June 23, 2010, against Cleveland.

RAYS 1, REDS 0

CINCINNATI — Alex Cobb went seven innings to extend Tampa Bay’s run of solid starting pitching, and James Loney homered against slumping Cincinnati.

The Rays came into the interleague series with a 1-8 mark against Cincinnati. They’ve taken the first two games with shutdown pitching and just enough offense.

ROCKIES 1, GIANTS 0

SAN FRANCISCO — Tommy Kahnle and four relievers combined for two-hit ball over six innings after Brett Anderson was injured, leading Colorado past Matt Cain and San Francisco.

Troy Tulowitzki had a sacrifice fly in the third, and Kahnle (2-0) allowed one baserunner in two innings. Matt Belisle, Adam Ottavino, Rex Brothers and LaTroy Hawkins pitched an inning apiece to complete the three-hitter, with Hawkins earning his second save.

TIGERS 6, PADRES 2

SAN DIEGO — Justin Verlander had the first two hits of his career and pitched seven strong innings to lead Detroit over San Diego.

Verlander, who came in 0 for 26 with 15 strikeouts, singled up the middle off Ian Kennedy (1-2) in the second inning and had a base hit to right in the fourth, although he had to hustle to avoid being thrown out by Chris Denorfia. Verlander (1-1) scored on Torii Hunter’s two-run single in the fourth.

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