Poor start dooms Guthrie in O's loss
ARLINGTON, Texas — Alexi Ogando allowed four hits over seven innings and Texas completed a three-game sweep of Baltimore with a 13-5 victory on Wednesday.
Ogando (9-3) turned in his second consecutive effective outing after losing three straight starts.
Baltimore starter Jeremy Guthrie (3-11) gave up four runs in the first and allowed six runs and eight hits in five innings as the former Ashland High standout took over the AL lead in losses.
Mike Napoli had a three-run homer while the Rangers broke the game open with a four-run seventh. Michael Young and Nelson Cruz also had three RBIs for Texas.
Indians 5, Yankees 3
At Cleveland, Derek Jeter pulled within three hits of 3,000 for his career, lining a double in three at-bats against Justin Masterson, who shut down New York for eight scoreless innings and led Cleveland to a win.
Jeter, who was on deck when the game ended, went 1 for 3 and also drew a walk from Masterson (7-6), who was backed up by two sensational plays from All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera in the eighth.
Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 4
At Boston, Jacoby Ellsbury and Kevin Youkilis both had three extra-base hits and Tim Wakefield scattered nine hits in seven innings to lead Boston.
Wakefield (5-3) earned the 198th win of his career, filling in for a rotation that is without Clay Buchholz, Jon Lester and Daisuke Matsuzaka. The 44-year-old knuckleballer allowed three runs, struck out seven and walked one as Boston earned its sixth win in its last seven games.
Athletics 2, Mariners 0
At Oakland, Calif., Guillermo Moscoso allowed two hits in seven innings and Scott Sizemore homered and drove in two runs to help Oakland salvage the finale of a three-game series.
Sizemore homered in the second inning and added an RBI single in the fifth against Jason Vargas (6-6) to give Moscoso (3-4) more than enough support to win for the first time since May 29.
Rays 12, Twins 5
At Minneapolis, Evan Longoria had three hits and four RBIs for Tampa Bay, which avoided being swept.
Tigers 5, Angels 4
At Anaheim, Calif., Miguel Cabrera homered during a three-run seventh inning for Detroit.
Cabrera greeted reliever Michael Kohn (0-2) by hitting a tiebreaking, two-run shot, his 18th of the season.
Royals 4, White Sox 1
At Chicago, Bruce Chen pitched effectively into the seventh inning and Eric Hosmer homered for Kansas City.
Giants 6, Padres 5
At San Francisco, Nate Schierholtz hit his second home run of the game leading off the bottom of the 14th inning for San Francisco.
Schierholtz had three hits and drove in three runs for the Giants, who beat the Padres for just the third time in 12 games at AT&T Park.
Javier Lopez (4-1) threw two scoreless innings while Pat Neshak (1-1) took the loss.
Pablo Sandoval drove in three runs, including the game-tying runs in the eighth inning, as the Giants rallied from a three-run deficit. Andres Torres had three hits.
Sandoval's two-run double came against Mike Adams, who had not allowed a run in 15 of his previous 16 appearances against the Giants.
Reds 9, Cardinals 8
At St. Louis, pinch-hitter Ramon Hernandez doubled in the go-ahead run in the 13th inning as Cincinnati survived blowing an eight-run lead and beat St. Louis to avoid a three-game sweep.
Chris Heisey, Jay Bruce, Fred Lewis and Scott Rolen homered for the Reds, who led 8-0 in the fifth but managed only three hits over the next seven innings.
Nationals 5, Cubs 4
At Washington, Wilson Ramos' suicide squeeze drove in Michael Morse in the seventh inning to lift Washington.
Ramos pulled off the tiebreaking sacrifice after missing the sign earlier in the count. He swung away with Morse charging home on the first pitch from Kerry Wood (1-4) but managed to foul it off.
Astros 8, Pirates 2
At Pittsburgh, Hunter Pence had three hits, including an RBI single during a five-run sixth inning, and Houston snapped a five-game losing streak.
Braves 9, Rockies 1
At Atlanta, Chipper Jones hit a two-run homer and Jair Jurrjens earned his NL-leading 12th win for Atlanta.
Dan Uggla added a two-run homer in the eighth and Jordan Schafer had four hits for the Braves, who have won eight of their past nine, including three straight over Colorado.
Marlins 7, Phillies 6
At Miami, Mike Stanton hit a one-out solo homer in the 10th inning and Florida overcame an early four-run deficit to avert a series sweep.
Stanton hit a 2-1 pitch from Danys Baez (2-4) into the seats in left. He had been hitless in his previous four at-bats, striking out twice and grounding into a bases-loaded double play.
Brewers 3, Diamondbacks 1
At Milwaukee, pinch-hitter Casey McGehee hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning for Milwaukee.
Mets 5, Dodgers 3
At Los Angeles, Ruben Tejada, filling in for the injured Jose Reyes, doubled home two runs, Carlos Beltran doubled twice and scored twice, and New York won its fourth straight.
Jonathon Niese (8-7) allowed three runs and five hits over seven innings, improving to 8-4 over his last 14 starts. The left-hander has won a career-best four straight outings on the road.