AL Scores: Jays Buehrle Beats White Sox, A’s Pound Astros

MLB ScoresJ.P. Arencibia and Maicer Izturis hit solo homers and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3  behind Mark Buehrle  who was pitching against his former team for the first time.

“It was different seeing the Sox uniform in the batter’s box,” Buehrle said. “Usually it’s behind me. It’s weird rooting against those guys. I’ve rooted for them for 13 years and wanted them to win every game. This is the first game in I don’t know how long that I’m actually rooting against them.”

Buehrle pitched into the seventh, allowing two runs and nine hits. He struck out three and walked two.  Casey Janssen recorded his fourth save of the season to secure the win.  White Sox starter Gavin Floyd lost for the third time in 2013 and the White Sox lost for the sixth time in seven games.

More American League Scores

 Oakland 11 Houston 2  The Oakland Athletics scored six runs in the first inning to beat the Houston Astros 11-2, Jed Lowrie  had four RBI on two hits, Nate Freiman added a three-run homer and Brandon Moss had three RBIs for the A’s. Carlos Pena had two hits for the Astros. Erik Bedard allowed six earned runs in one third of an inning for Houston.

 Minnesota 8 Los Angeles 2  Joe Mauer had a home run among his four hits and drove in three runs for the Twins in an 8-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Albert Pujols went 1 for 4 and Josh Hamilton was 0 for 4 with two strikeout for the Angels.

Boston 3 Tampa Bay 2