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Ellsbury singles home game-winner in ninth for Boston

BOSTON — Pinch-runner Jarrod Saltalamacchia dived across home plate to score the winning run on Jacoby Ellsbury's single in the ninth inning and the Red Sox beat Cleveland 3-2 on Tuesday.

Jonathan Papelbon (3-0) got the win after shutting down the Indians on just 10 pitches in the ninth. Boston posted its six walk-off win of the season.

Jason Kipnis and Lonnie Chisenhall hit solo homers for Cleveland's runs.

Mariners 4, Athletics 2

At Seattle, Casper Wells hit a two-run homer in his third game with Seattle and Brendan Ryan sparked the Mariners' offense with some nifty baserunning in a win over Oakland.

Wells, acquired Saturday in a four-player trade with Detroit, connected on a full-count pitch from Rich Harden (2-2) in the sixth inning.

Seattle starter Felix Hernandez (10-9) allowed two runs and five hits, struck out nine and walked three in 61/3 innings.

Tigers 6, Rangers 5

At Detroit, Brennan Boesch hit a solo home run off Mike Adams amid an eighth-inning rain shower, sending the Detroit Tigers to a victory.

Blue Jays 3, Rays 1

At St. Petersburg, Fla., Ricky Romero and Jon Rauch combined on a three-hitter, Jose Bautista hit his 32nd homer and Toronto finally beat David Price.

Orioles 8, Royals 2

At Kansas City, Mo., Mark Reynolds homered, doubled and drove in five runs as Baltimore beat the Royals in a game in which the temperature at first pitch was 107 degrees.

Yankees 6, White Sox 0,61/2; innings

At Chicago, Mark Teixeira set a major league record by homering from both sides of the plate for the 12th time and Phil Hughes pitched six innings to send New York to its fifth straight victory.

Teixeira broke a tie with Eddie Murray and Chili Davis, who each homered 11 times from both sides in the same game.

Angels 5, Twins 1

At Anaheim, Calif., Ervin Santana followed up his no-hitter with an eight-hitter and the Angels got home runs from Torii Hunter and rookie Mark Trumbo in a victory over Minnesota.

Phillies 5, Rockies 0

At Denver, Kyle Kendrick tossed eight sparkling innings, Ryan Howard homered twice and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies.

Marlins 4, Mets 3

At New York, rookie second baseman Justin Turner committed a crucial throwing error in the ninth inning, allowing Florida to score two runs and rally past the Mets.

Nationals 9, Braves 3

At Washington, Rick Ankiel kept up his sudden power surge, hitting a grand slam off Derek Lowe that sent the Nationals over Atlanta for their fourth straight win.

Cubs 11, Pirates 6

At Pittsburgh, Alfonso Soriano hit two of the Cubs' season-high six home runs and the Cubs had 21 hits in a victory over the fading Pirates.

Reds 5, Astros 1

At Houston, Edgar Renteria hit a grand slam in Cincinnati's five-run fifth inning and Homer Bailey pitched eight solid innings.

Cardinals 8, Brewers 7,11 innings

At Milwaukee, Lance Berkman singled in Matt Holliday with two out in the 11th inning and St. Louis beat the Brewers in a matchup of NL Central contenders that turned testy as the night wore on.

Dodgers 1, Padres 0

At San Diego, Hiroki Kuroda pitched four-hit ball for seven innings and Matt Kemp had two hits and an RBI for Los Angeles.

Kuroda (7-13) snapped a four-game losing streak.