Soto's 2-run single leads White Sox past Tigers, 7-3

DETROIT (AP) -- Mike Pelfrey put his emotions aside and helped his new team, the Chicago White Sox, beat his old team, the Detroit Tigers. Pelfrey, who was released by the Tigers near the end of spring training, started Friday's game at Detroit and left after 4 2/3 innings with the game tied. Geovany Soto then had a two-run single in the eighth, helping the White Sox beat the Tigers 7-3 at Comerica Park.

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees completed a stunning rally from an eight-run deficit, outslugging the Baltimore Orioles 14-11 on Friday night. In a game of home run derby, Starlin Castro tied it with a two-run drive that capped a three-run burst in the ninth off Brad Brach.

Soto's 2-run single leads White Sox past Tigers, 7-3.

DETROIT (AP) -- Geovany Soto broke open a tie game with a two-run single in the eighth inning, helping the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 at Comerica Park on Friday night. Anthony Swarzak (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the White Sox, who won their fifth straight. Tigers reliever Alex Wilson (0-1) allowed two hits and two unearned runs in the eighth.

LEADING OFF: Sale makes Boston debut; Bartolo back in Citi

A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ FIRST IMPRESSIONS Chris Sale makes his much-anticipated Boston debut when the Red Sox host Pittsburgh at Fenway Park. Sale, an All-Star each of the past five seasons, was acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Chicago White Sox. Jameson Taillon, drafted No. 2 overall in 2010, pitches for the Pirates. Taillon is 5-4 with a 3.38 ERA in 18 major league starts.

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NBA Westbrook ties Oscar Robertson's season triple-double record of 41 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has matched Oscar Robertson's single-season record for triple-doubles, collecting his 41st against the Milwaukee Bucks. Westbrook clinched his triple-double Tuesday night on an assist to Taj Gibson with 9:17 left in the third quarter. The crowd stood and chanted "MVP! MVP!" long after the assist.

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NBA Westbrook ties Oscar Robertson's season triple-double record of 41 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has matched Oscar Robertson's single-season record for triple-doubles, collecting his 41st against the Milwaukee Bucks. Westbrook clinched his triple-double Tuesday night on an assist to Taj Gibson with 9:17 left in the third quarter. The crowd stood and chanted "MVP! MVP!" long after the assist.

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MLB Tigers down Chicago 6-3 in the season opener for Detroit and the White Sox CHICAGO (AP) -- Justin Verlander struck out 10 to match the most by a Detroit pitcher on opening day since Mickey Lolich in 1970, and the Tigers backed him with three home runs in a 6-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.