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Published on NewsOK Modified: April 20, 2014 at 9:59 pm •  Published: April 20, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jose Abreu and Jordan Danks each had two-run homers, Erik Johnson combined with three relievers on a two-hitter and the Chicago White Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 16-2 victory Sunday over the Texas Rangers, who had won five in a row.

The White Sox went ahead to stay with three unearned runs off Robbie Ross (1-1) in the fifth, including Abreu's fifth homer of the season for a 5-2 lead.

Johnson (1-1) allowed two runs and only a single over his five innings, but the right-hander walked the leadoff batter the first four innings and threw only 44 of his 87 pitches for strikes. The Rangers also scored on a wild pitch, and had another runner thrown out trying to do the same.

Ronald Belisario threw two scoreless innings before Andre Rienzo and Matt Lindstrom each worked an inning.

Marcus Semien had four hits, including a bases-loaded triple, while Abreu added two doubles to his homer. The White Sox had 18 hits and a season high in runs after scoring a combined 12 runs their previous six games.

YANKEES 5, RAYS 1, 12 INNINGS

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Dean Anna drew a bases-loaded walk on a full-count pitch with two outs in the 12th inning and Carlos Beltran followed with a two-run single as the Yankees beat Tampa Bay for a split of a wild four-game series.

Yangervis Solarte was walked by Heath Bell (0-1) to open the 12th. After failing twice to bunt against C.J. Riefenhauser, Brett Gardner reached on a fielder's choice and went to third on Brian McCann's two-out single. Jacoby Ellsbury was intentionally walked before Anna checked his swing to complete an eight-pitch at-bat and score the go-ahead run.

Beltran had his hit off Josh Leuke before Alfonso Soriano added an RBI single that made it 5-1.

Preston Claiborne (1-0) went two scoreless innings for the Yankees.

RED SOX 6, ORIOLES 5

BOSTON (AP) — Dustin Pedroia scored from third on left fielder David Lough's throwing error with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 comback win over Baltimore Orioles on Sunday night.

Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer for the Red Sox, who overcame a 5-0 deficit and improved to 4-5 in Fenway Park where they went 53-28 last season.

Adam Jones had three singles and a double, and Nelson Cruz hit a solo homer to spark a three-run first inning for the Orioles.

Boston can take three of four when the series concludes with Monday's traditional 11 a.m. Patriots' Day start.

Edward Mujica (1-1) got one out for the win while Brian Matusz (1-1) suffered the loss.

ATHLETICS 4, ASTROS 1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Josh Donaldson homered and doubled twice to back another solid start by Jesse Chavez, and the Athletics beat the Astros to complete a series sweep.

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