Boston 4, Toronto 1
Craig Kimbrel got the win that Chris Sale deserved Thursday afternoon.
Tampa Bay 8, Detroit 1
The Detroit Tigers are happy to get away from Tropicana Field, as more defensive breakdowns helped the Tampa Bay Rays to an easy 8-1 win behind spot starter Erasmo Ramirez on Thursday afternoon.
Cleveland 6, Minnesota 2
Carlos Santana enjoys hitting in Minnesota's Target Field.
Houston 2, LA Angels 1
What Houston Astros starter Lance McCullers managed on Thursday was par for the course for him at Minute Maid Park, and for the first four batters Chris Devenski faced out of the bullpen, the reliever delivered an effort reflective of his early-season brilliance.
Baltimore 2, Cincinnati 1
The Baltimore Orioles won six of nine games on the road trip. But it was the final two victories which provided reasons for optimism.
Philadelphia 6, NY Mets 4
It took the Philadelphia Phillies more than a year to win a series against the New York Mets. It took just one night for the Phillies to rediscover the middle of their lineup and find a second closer.
Washington 3, Atlanta 2
Not even facing R.A. Dickey's dancing knuckleball could disrupt the grooved swing of Washington's Ryan Zimmerman as the Nationals completed a three-game series sweep of the Atlanta Braves.
Texas 1, Kansas City 0
Delino DeShields Jr. couldn't have picked a better time for his first RBI of the season.
Milwaukee 7, St. Louis 5
The St. Louis Cardinals found out Thursday night what a couple other National League Central brethren learned in the past week: The Milwaukee Brewers' home-run bats are in a groove.
San Diego 4, Arizona 1
Left-hander Clayton Richard and catcher Austin Hedges agreed on a plan Thursday afternoon as their San Diego Padres prepared to face one of the more aggressive lineups in the National League.
Oakland 9, Seattle 6
On paper, the Oakland Athletics looked like a long shot at best to beat the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night at the Oakland Coliseum.