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Rays rally past sloppy Yankees

Rays rally past sloppy Yankees

The Tampa Bay Rays took advantage of sloppy New York defense to edge the Yankees 3-2 in the American League on Tuesday.
Tampa Bay starter Jeremy Hellickson (9-7) pitched seven strong innings, retiring 13 of 15 batters after giving up a two-run homer in the third. That helped the Rays stay close until they finally broke through against Bartolo Colon (6-6) in the seventh.
With two on, New York center fielder Curtis Granderson lost track of a fly ball looking up toward the roof, allowing a single that loaded the bases. It looked as though the Yankees might escape the jam when the next batter, Elliot Johnson, hit a tailor-made, double-play grounder back to the mound, but pitcher Boone Logan failed to collect it in an error that enabled the Rays to tie it 2-2.
A sacrifice fly by former Yankee Johnny Damon drove in the the go-ahead run from third, beating Granderson's wild throw to home plate.
Rays reliever Joel Peralta worked a perfect ninth for his first save.
Orioles 6, Red Sox 2
In Baltimore, Jeremy Guthrie allowed only two runs over seven innings in an effort that belied his record as the pitcher with the most losses in the majors this season, steering Baltimore past Boston.
Guthrie (4-13) walked only one as he ended a run of losing his past seven decisions against the Red Sox.
Derrek Lee and Mark Reynolds hit successive homers in the eighth to turn a one-run lead into a more comfortable cushion for the Orioles, who lost their previous seven games against Boston this season.
Red Sox starter Kyle Weiland (0-1) yielded three runs in six innings.
Twins 2, Indians 1
In Minneapolis, Danny Valencia hit a two-run single in the ninth inning, sending Minnesota to a victory over Cleveland.
Indians All-Star closer Chris Perez (2-5) walked Joe Mauer and gave up a double to Michael Cuddyer. Jim Thome was intentionally walked to load the bases, and Valencia followed with a bloop single.
Twins closer Glen Perkins (2-1) picked up the win in relief.
Tigers 8, Athletics 3
In Detroit, Miguel Cabrera and Carlos Guillen each hit a two-run homer in Detroit's six-run fifth inning against Oakland.
The Tigers trailed 3-1 before they grabbed control in the fifth against Guillermo Moscoso (3-5), who allowed six runs in 4 2-3 innings.
After Magglio Ordonez brought Detroit within a run on a sacrifice fly, Cabrera hit his 20th homer of the season, putting the Tigers ahead to stay. It was his 600th career extra-base hit.
Detroit starter Rick Porcello (9-6) allowed three runs in six innings.
Guillen hit his first home run of the season, after returning from left knee injury.
Blue Jays 6, Mariners 5, 14 innings
In Toronto, Rajai Davis stole two bases before scoring on a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning as Toronto extended Seattle's losing streak to 10 games.
The Mariners held a players-only meeting on the field before batting practice, but couldn't arrest their longest slide since 2008.
Davis hit a one-out single off Jamey Wright (2-3) in the 14th and stole second and third before scoring on John McDonald's fly to center.
Activated from the disabled list before the game, Casey Janssen (3-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win while Adam Lind had a two-run homer for the Blue Jays.
Royals 4, White Sox 2
In Kansas City, Danny Duffy returned from the minors to toss seven sharp innings and steer Kansas City past Chicago.
Duffy (2-4) settled down after a shaky start to outpitch Jake Peavy (4-4), mowing down a White Sox lineup stacked with right-handed hitters.
Matt Treanor delivered a go-ahead, two-run single, while Melky Cabrera homered and Alcides Escobar drove in the other run for Kansas City. The Royals' recent anemic offensive output prompted manager Ned Yost to call a closed-door meeting a couple of hours before the first pitch.