David Price struck out nine in winning for the first time this season, Ben Zobrist hit a go-ahead RBI single in a three-run eighth spurred by Alex Rios’ error, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the White Sox 8-3 on Sunday in Chicago.
The 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings. Tampa lost all five of Price’s five previous starts and were the second team to lose in the first five starts by a reigning Cy Young winner. The Twins lost Frank Viola’s first seven games in 1989.
Price (1-2) walked two and threw 119 pitches. Paul Konerko hit a two-run home run for Chicago.
Marlins 6, Cubs 4: Giancarlo Stanton homered twice and drove in four runs, helping the Marlins avert a four-game series sweep in Miami.
Ricky Nolasco (2-2) gave up three runs in seven innings and retired the final 15 batters he faced.
They benefited from a rare offensive outburst, scoring more than three runs for only the fifth time this season.
Chicago’s Dioner Navarro went deep in the ninth against Steve Cishek.
Pirates 9, Cardinals 0: Rookie Jeff Locke pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, and Russell Martin had two of Pittsburgh’s four home runs.
Jones had three hits and John McDonald added an RBI double for Pittsburgh, which ended rookie Shelby Miller’s streak of 14 scoreless innings at home to start the season.