>>White Sox Rally Past Indians
Melky Cabrera's RBI hit capped a four-run rally in the ninth inning that lifted the Chicago White Sox to a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians in the opener of a three-game series Monday night.
The White Sox rally came only after they struggled to solve Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer, who had seven strikeouts in seven shutout innings while giving up four hits and two walks.
Chicago put a runner on base against Nick Hagadone in the eighth, but left him there.
In the ninth, Avisail Garcia stroked a one-out double off Indians closer Cody Allen (0-2) to spark the offense. After Conor Gillaspie walked, both runners moved up on a wild pitch and scored when Alexei Ramirez drove a second-pitch fastball to the base of the center field wall for a two-run double.
Ramirez went to third on a hit by Tyler Flowers and scored on Gordon Beckham's single through the left side of the infield to tie the score.
The Indians stuck with Allen and Cabrera made them pay, driving a 95 mph fastball on the seventh pitch of his at-bat close to the warning track in left-center field where no one could reach it.
The win kicked off a seven-game homestand for the White Sox, who came in having lost three of their previous four.
Chicago starter John Danks went six innings and gave up six hits, including solo homers to Ryan Raburn and Brett Hayes.
Raburn reached base three times for the Indians, who have lost seven of their last nine.
American League Scoreboard
Boston 7, Baltimore 1 (7 innings)
Detroit 2, New York 1
Oakland 6, LA Angels of Anaheim 3
Kansas City 7, Minnesota 1
Houston 7, Seattle 5
>>Bryant Sparks Cubs Over Pirates
Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in the Chicago Cubs' 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.
Bryant's two-run double in the seventh broke a 1-1 tie for the Cubs, who improved to 7-5 on the young season. Jorge Soler went 4-for-5 with two runs scored.
Jake Arrieta (2-1) got the start for Chicago and gave up one run on four hits over seven innings. The right-hander struck out seven and walked none.
Starling Marte hit a solo homer in the ninth for the Pirates, who swept the Brewers in three games over the weekend. Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett allowed one run on eight hits over six innings. Arquimedes Caminero (0-1) took the loss after giving up three runs -- two earned -- on two hits in the seventh.
National League Scoreboard
Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 1
San Diego 14, Colorado 3