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Rangers edge Yankees 6-5 in 13 innings

Rangers edge Yankees 6-5 in 13 innings

Nelson Cruz led off the 13th inning with a home run, having earlier tied the game with a homer, to give the Texas Rangers a 6-5 win over the New York Yankees in a clash of American League divisional leaders.
Cruz's first shot came in the eighth, then he went long off Chad Gaudin (0-4) for the winner.
Scott Feldman (7-10), the 11th Texas pitcher, worked the top of the 13th for the decision.
The 19 pitchers used by both teams was an AL record and one shy of the major league mark set by the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies in 2006.
New York loaded the bases with two outs in the 13th, but Chad Moeller flied out to center to end it. The Yankees also had a runner on third with one out in the 12th but failed to score.
Rays 9, Blue Jays 8
In Toronto, Evan Longoria scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error in the ninth inning as Tampa Bay recovered from blowing a seven-run lead and beat Toronto.
B.J. Upton and Ben Zobrist hit solo homers for the Rays, who moved back within 1-1/2 game of AL East leader New York.
Tampa Bay led 8-1 in the fourth before the Blue Jays rallied, tying it 8-8 in the seventh.
The Rays won it with an unearned run in the ninth _ a Yunel Escobar throwing error _ against Toronto closer Kevin Gregg (1-5).
Tampa Bay reliever Joaquin Benoit (1-2) pitched 1 1-3 innings for the win and Rafael Soriano struck out the side in the ninth for his 42nd save in 44 chances.
Athletics 5, Red Sox 0
In Oakland, Trevor Cahill became Oakland's first 16-game winner in four years, steering the A's past Boston.
Cahill (16-6), who began the year in the minors, became the first A's pitcher to reach 16 wins since Joe Blanton and Barry Zito in 2006.
Kurt Suzuki hit a two-run double for Oakland, who knocked Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz (15-7) out after only an inning-plus, his shortest ever start barring injury.
Indians 2, Twins 0
In Cleveland, Fausto Carmona pitched his first shutout in more than two years, guiding Cleveland to victory and slowing Minnesota's September surge.
Carmona (12-14) had lost his last six decisions but dominated the Twins, who just completed an 8-1 homestand and lost for only the second time in nine games this month.
Minnesota starter Carl Pavano (16-11) allowed six hits and took the loss.
White Sox 4, Royals 3
In Chicago, A.J. Pierzynski hit a go-ahead, two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning to rally Chicago past Kansas City.
The White Sox stopped a three-game slide and pulled within five games of AL Central-leading Minnesota.
Chicago reliever J.J. Putz (7-5) pitched a scoreless eighth inning to get the win and rookie Chris Sale worked the ninth for his second save.
The White Sox rallied against Robinson Tejada (3-4).
Orioles 6, Tigers 3
In Detroit, Matt Wieters hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, atoning for an earlier error, as Baltimore beat Detroit.
The game marked the reunion of Tigers starter Armando Galarraga and umpire Jim Joyce. It was the first time they had been involved in the same game since Joyce's missed call with two outs in the ninth cost Galarraga a perfect game on June 2.
Detroit's Phil Coke (7-5) took the loss and Baltimore's David Hernandez (6-8) got the victory.
Angels 4, Mariners 3, 14 innings
In Anaheim, Bobby Abreu homered in the 14th inning to lift Los Angeles over Seattle.
Working his second inning of relief, Seattle's Brian Sweeney (1-2) retired his first batter in the 14th before Abreu drove the next pitch over left-center.
Rich Thompson (1-0), Los Angeles' fifth reliever, tossed two perfect innings to get the victory.
The Angels led 3-1 in the ninth, but consecutive RBI doubles tied the game.


Updated : 2021-04-19 02:57 GMT+08:00