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Kuroda solid on mound as Yankees edge Angels on late HR

Kyodo, AP

Hiroki Kuroda had his best start of the season but wasn’t involved in the decision as the New York Yankees edged the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Tuesday.

Kuroda allowed just one earned run on five hits in 7⅔-innings, striking out eight without issuing a walk. He left with the Yankees up 3-2 and after 108 pitches, when he gave up a two-out triple to Mike Trout.

Trout scored the tying run on Albert Pujols’ single off Shawn Kelley, who replaced Kuroda. The Yankees won it on Brian Roberts’ solo shot in the ninth.

“The most important thing is that the team won in a game I pitched in,” Kuroda said. “I feel like I was able to contribute today.

“Everything is finally coming together — what I visualize, my form, the pitches I make. I’m starting to throw my slider the way I want to.”

Ichiro Suzuki came on as a defensive replacement in the ninth but didn’t register an at-bat.

Tigers 11, Astros 4

In Detroit, Miguel Cabrera homered for his first of four hits and four RBIs and Robbie Ray gave up one run in his debut.

Indians 4, Twins 2

In Cleveland, Josh Tomlin earned his first major league win since 2012, pitching into the seventh inning and leading the Indians past Minnesota.

Orioles 5, Rays 3

In St. Petersburg, Florida, Ryan Flaherty and Nick Markakis each drove in a run after a power outage in the eighth inning.

Mariners 8, Athletics 3

In Oakland, rookie Roenis Elias struck out six while pitching into the seventh to win consecutive starts for the first time,

INTERLEAGUE

Red Sox 4, Reds 3 (12)

In Boston, Grady Sizemore lined one off the Green Monster to drive in the game-winning run in the 12th inning.

Blue Jays 6, Phillies 5 (10)

In Philadelphia, Juan Francisco’s sacrifice fly in the 10th inning lifted Toronto to a win over the Phillies.

White Sox 5, Cubs 1

In Chicago, Gordon Beckham’s tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning helped the White Sox beat the rival Cubs.

Royals 3, Padres 1 (11)

In San Diego, Alex Gordon singled in the go-ahead run with one out in the 11th inning.

Norichika Aoki finished 0-for-5 for Kansas City.

Rockies 12, Rangers 1

In Denver, Carlos Gonzalez had five of Colorado’s season-high 21 hits and Nolan Arenado made several slick plays at third base and extended his hitting streak to 26 games.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Pirates 2, Giants 1

In Pittsburgh, Starling Marte was called out, then ruled safe on a replay review with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Pirates over San Francisco.

Marlins 3, Mets 0

In Miami, Henderson Alvarez pitched a six-hitter for his second shutout this season.

Braves 2, Cardinals 1

In Atlanta, Justin Upton homered and scored the tiebreaking run on Chris Johnson’s eighth-inning single.

Dodgers 8, Nationals 3

In Washington, Clayton Kershaw pitched seven shutout innings in his first outing since opening day.

Diamondbacks 7, Brewers 5

In Milwaukee, Aaron Hill hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning after Miguel Montero had a tying single.