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Scherzer, Holaday help Tigers sweep White Sox
(CHICAGO) – Max Scherzer wasn't at his best Wednesday. But it was more than enough to beat the White Sox. Scherzer threw six scoreless innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1 to finish a two-game sweep. Scherzer (3-1) won his third straight start, allowing four hits while striking out seven to become the first pitcher in team history with at least seven strikeouts in each of his first six starts. But it was the three walks and 105 pitches that gnawed at the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner. Scherzer beat the White Sox for the second straight time, following up his April 24 win when he went six innings and allowed two runs in a 7-4 victory. He also helped Tigers win for the fourth time in five games, and shut down the powerful White Sox offense for the second straight day. The Tigers got all the runs they needed in a four-run fourth, when Detroit scored four times against Hector Noesi (0-2). Bryan Holaday capped the rally with a two-run double. Noesi, making a spot start for Chicago, went 3 2/3 innings, allowing four runs and five hits. He breezed through the first three innings, but ran into trouble in the fourth in his first start of the season.

Tampa Bay at Boston – postponed
LA Angels 7 – Cleveland 1
Seattle at NY Yankees – postponed
Oakland 12 – Texas 1
Kansas City 4 – Toronto 2

Pittsburgh at Balitmore - postpone
LA Dodgers 6 – Minnesota 4
Washington 7 – Houston 0

Cubs rally past Reds 9-4
(CINCINNATI) - Chicago scored in a variety of ways to produce one of the Cubs' best offensive nights of the young season. Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer before drawing a career-high four walks and Nate Schierholtz drove in three runs, rallying Chicago over the Cincinnati Reds 9-4 on Wednesday night. Starlin Castro went 3 for 4 with two doubles for the Cubs, who matched their season high in runs on the way to their second win in their past three games following a four-game losing streak. Brayan Pena hit a solo homer for the Reds, who have lost four of five. Edwin Jackson (2-2) beat Cincinnati for the second time this year, allowing four runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings. Brian Schlitter, Wesley Wright, Neil Ramirez and Hector Rondon combined for two-hit relief.

St. Louis 9 – Milwaukee 3
NY Mets at Philadelphia – postponed
Miami 9 – Atlanta 3
Arizona 5 – Colorado 4
San Francisco 3 – San Diego 2

Tigers recall Ray for start against Astros
(CHICAGO) - The Detroit Tigers announced Wednesday that left-hander Robbie Ray will make his major-league debut Tuesday against the Houston Astros. Ray, 22, was acquired this past offseason from the Nationals as part of the trade that sent starter Doug Fister to Washington. Ray will start in place of injured starter Anibal Sanchez, who is on the disabled list with a laceration on his right middle finger. In five starts for Triple-A Toledo, Ray is 3-2 with a 1.59 ERA.

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