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Bay homers, Ellsbury runs Red Sox to 6-3 victory

Bay homers, Ellsbury runs Red Sox to 6-3 victory

Jason Bay hit a solo homer to break an eighth-inning tie, and Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits to go with his franchise-record 55th stolen base as the Boston Red Sox downed Chicago 6-3 in the American League on Tuesday.
Manny Delcarmen (5-2) got one out to escape a first-and-third jam in the eighth to earn the win. Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth for his 30th save.
Scott Linebrink (3-6) gave up three runs and three hits in one inning. Jayson Nix had two hits, including a solo homer, for Chicago, which lost its third straight and fell to .500 for the first time since July 29.
Bay homered off Linebrink to give Boston the lead, then Nick Green singled and scored from first on Victor Martinez's double. Ellsbury's single scored Martinez to make it 6-3.
Rangers 10, Yankees 9
At New York, rookie shortstop Elvis Andrus turned Melky Cabrera's line drive into a game-ending double play as Texas held off New York, which scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth.
Michael Young and Nelson Cruz homered for the Rangers, who scored seven two-out runs off Joba Chamberlain (8-4) to overcome an early four-run deficit.
Texas' Jason Grilli allowed a leadoff single and a walk in the ninth before he was relieved by closer Frank Francisco. Alex Rodriguez walked before Hideki Mastui and Jorge Posada drove in runs with singles. Robinson Cano's two-run single cut it to 10-9. After a botched sacrifice attempt, Cabrera lined into the double play.
Josh Hamilton had four hits and Kevin Millwood (10-8) rebounded from a rocky start to get the win.
Andrus and Young both had three RBIs.
Posada and Cano homered for the Yankees, who lost for the fifth time in 21 games.
Tigers 5, Angels 3
At Anaheim, California, Curtis Granderson and Placido Polanco hit back-to-back triples in the seventh inning, with Polanco driving in the go-ahead run for Detroit.
Jarrod Washburn earned his first win for Detroit with six resilient innings, while Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in two runs in another three-hit game. The Tigers boosted their AL Central lead over Minnesota and Chicago to 4 1/2 games.
Howie Kendrick hit a three-run homer for Los Angeles, which has lost five of six for just the second time this season. John Lackey (8-7) fell short of his 100th victory, yielding a season high-tying 11 hits in his third loss in four starts.
Washburn (9-7) allowed eight hits over six innings, but the left-hander won for the first time since joining the Tigers in a trade with Seattle.
Rays 7, Blue Jays 3
At Toronto, Carlos Pena hit two two-run homers, giving him 200 for his career, and James Shields pitched 6 2-3 innings as Tampa Bay downed Toronto.
Pena went 2 for 5 with four RBIs in his fourth multihomer game of the season. He has more home runs (37) than singles (35). Pena has hit six homers in five games and 11 in 17. He's batting .455 (10 for 22) over his current seven-game hitting streak.
The Rays have won eight of 10.
Toronto (57-67) has lost 10 of 13 and is a season-low 10 games below .500.
Pena hit both homers off Brett Cecil (5-3).
Royals 6, Indians 2
At Kansas City, Missouri, Zack Greinke struck out a team-record 15 batters in eight overpowering innings as Kansas City beat Cleveland to end a five-game losing streak.
Greinke (12-8) passed his career high with 12 strikeouts in the first six innings, then broke Mark Gubicza's 21-year-old team record of 14 by getting Andy Marte in the seventh.
Mike Jacobs drove in two runs and Miguel Olivo hit his career-high 17th homer off Justin Masterson (4-5), giving Greinke more run support than he had in the previous two games combined. Mitch Maier added to it in the seventh with his first homer in 302 career at-bats, a two-run shot that put the Royals up 6-1.
Greinke allowed Marte's first homer of the season and a run-scoring double to Asdrubal Cabrera.
Twins 7, Orioles 6
At Minneapolis, Delmon Young's fourth hit of the game scored Michael Cuddyer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Minnesota past Baltimore.
Cuddyer hit a liner off a diving Brian Roberts' glove at second base with two outs. Kam Mikolio (0-1) walked Jason Kubel before Young hit one the opposite way. Cuddyer easily beat right fielder Nick Markakis's throw home.
Justin Morneau hit his 29th homer for the Twins, who have won five straight for the first time this season.
Michael Aubrey had a double and three RBIs for the Orioles, who led 5-3 going into the sixth.
Mariners 4, Athletics 2, 10 innings
At Seattle, defensive-replacement Ryan Langerhans homered off Craig Breslow with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to help Seattle to a win over Oakland.
Franklin Gutierrez's singled with one out in the 10th off Breslow (5-7), who entered the game tied in losses among AL relievers. It was Gutierrez's fifth hit and seventh time on base in the two games he's been leading off while Ichiro Suzuki rests a tight calf muscle.
Langerhans, who entered for defense the inning before, hit his second game-ending home run as a late-game substitute in three weeks.
Mark Lowe (2-6) pitched the 10th for the win.
Seattle starter Ryan Rowland-Smith allowed nine hits and two runs in 6 1-3 innings.
Seattle's Russell Branyan hit his 31st homer, extended his career high and ending an 0-for-13 skid since his last home run on Saturday in Cleveland.


Updated : 2021-03-09 19:10 GMT+08:00