MLB ROUNDUP | Monday’s games
AMERICAN LEAGUE Red Sox 6, Tigers 3
DETROIT — Mike Lowell hit one of Boston’s three homers for his first RBIs this season, and the Red Sox beat the Tigers behind a wild Daisuke Matsuzaka. Kevin Youkilis and David Ortiz also connected for Boston, which won its fourth straight game and sent the Tigers to their fourth consecutive defeat.
Blue Jays 1, White Sox 0
TORONTO — Dustin McGowan outpitched Javier Vazquez in an entertaining duel, and Matt Stairs homered to help Toronto beat the slumping White Sox for a four-game sweep.
Angels 4, Royals 0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ervin Santana extended his outstanding start by pitching a four-hitter, and Garret Anderson and Brandon Wood hit consecutive homers in a four-run ninth inning to lead Los Angeles past Kansas City. Santana joined teammate Joe Saunders at 6-0, becoming the third and fourth Angels pitchers to open a season 6-0 or better. Saunders and Santana are just the eighth pair of teammates to start a season 6-0 since 1920. Santana gave up just four hits, striking out nine without a walk. It was his second career complete game, his first since hurling a five-hit shutout against the White Sox on May 23, 2005, for his first major league win.
Reds 5, Cubs 3
CINCINNATI — Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer deep into the seats of right field as Cincinnati took a slump-busting victory over Cubs. Rookie Johnny Cueto helped out as he got back to hitting the corners with his 95 mph fastball. The Reds ended a five-game losing streak by taking advantage of a pair of errors that set up five unearned runs off Ryan Dempster. It was his first loss since switching from closer to starter.