MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Dustin Pedroia and Will Middlebrooks homered yesterday as the Boston Red Sox topped the Minnesota Twins 5-1. Boston starter John Lackey allowed one hit over six innings before a three-hour rain delay. Twins pitcher Pedro Hernandez gave up three runs and nine hits in the losing effort.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Justin Masterson struck out 11 batters over seven shutout innings yesterday as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Seattle Mariners 6-0. Michael Brantley homered and drove in four runs for the Indians. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez failed to go at least six innings for the first time this season.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers beat Detroit 11-8 last night, despite three home runs from Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera. David Murphy put the Rangers ahead with a three-run shot in the sixth. Cabrera finished with four hits and five RBIs for the Tigers.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker scored 20 points and Kawhi Leonard added 18 yesterday as the San Antonio Spurs topped the Memphis Grizzlies 105-83 in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Danny Green had 16 points for the Spurs, who raced out to a 17-point lead in the first quarter. Game 2 is tomorrow night in San Antonio.
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