BOSTON — Sean Manaea beat the Boston Red Sox again in his first outing against them since pitching a no-hitter, and Khris Davis hit one of three solo homers by the Oakland Athletics in a 6-5 victory Monday night.
Matt Joyce and Matt Olson also went deep for the A’s, who had lost five of six to the Astros and Yankees. Davis connected for his team-leading 12th home run as Oakland handed Rick Porcello his first loss of the season.
J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers each hit a solo shot for the Red Sox. Boston opened a seven-game homestand after a 6-4 trip.
Manaea (5-4) allowed four runs — three earned — and eight hits in six-plus innings, snapping his two-game skid. He threw the seventh no-hitter in Oakland history at home against the Red Sox on April 21.
- Rays 2, Royals 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Adeiny Hechavarria danced around catcher Salvador Perez with an inventive slide at home plate to score the go-ahead run, and Tampa Bay beat Kansas City.
Hechavarria dashed home on Matt Duffy’s single to right field in the sixth inning, sidestepped Perez to the right, then dove back toward the plate. Hechavarria faked toward the dish with his right hand, then jabbed his left hand just past Perez’s outstretched glove to tag the plate. Umpire Rob Drake immediately signaled him safe.
Ryan Yarbrough (3-2) allowed one run over five innings for Tampa Bay, and Duffy had three hits and drove in both runs.
Eric Skoglund (1-3) permitted two runs on seven hits, walked none and struck out four in 7 2/3 innings, his longest career outing. He tied a Royals’ record with six assists by a pitcher.
- Tigers 6, Indians 3
DETROIT — Niko Goodrum homered twice and drove in five runs, and injury-plagued Detroit beat Carlos Carrasco and Cleveland.
Goodrum hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning and a three-run homer in the eighth, and for the second straight day, the Tigers won despite fielding a patchwork lineup against a tough opposing pitcher. Miguel Cabrera is on the disabled list, and Detroit has also been without Nicholas Castellanos and Jeimer Candelario.
Jose Ramirez hit his 13th homer of the season for Cleveland, but the AL Central-leading Indians fell back to .500 and are only two games ahead of Detroit.
- Mariners 1, Twins 0
MINNEAPOLIS — Dee Gordon scored in the top of the eighth inning on a Logan Morrison throwing error for the only run of the game as Seattle beat Minnesota.
Gordon doubled to lead off the eighth and Jean Segura sacrificed him to third before Morrison’s throwing error on the bunt.
- Braves 6, Cubs 5
CHICAGO — Ozzie Albies hit a leadoff drive for his 13th homer, Jose Bautista connected for a three-run shot and Atlanta held off Chicago.