Reddick sends Boston past Yanks
BOSTON — Josh Reddick hit a game-ending RBI single in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Sunday night.
With the win, the Red Sox took over sole possession of first place in the AL East and clinched a win in the season series against New York for the first time since 2004.
The Yankees led 2-1 on homers by Eduardo Nunez and Brett Gardner before Mariano Rivera came in to close it out in the ninth.
But Marco Scutaro led off with a double for his fourth hit of the game. He moved up on a sacrifice and scored on a sacrifice fly to send the game into extra innings.
It was the fifth blown save of the season for Rivera, who pitched a scoreless inning in each of his first two appearances against Boston this season.
David Ortiz sparked the game-ending rally with a one-out double against Phil Hughes (2-4). Darnell McDonald came in to run and the Yankees opted to walk Carl Crawford, who had three hits.
Reddick then hit a liner into the corner in left, driving in McDonald as the Fenway Park crowd erupted in cheers.
Athletics 5, Rays 4, 10 innings
At St. Petersburg, Fla., Josh Willingham led off the 10th inning with a home run for Oakland.
Willingham lined a pitch from Jake McGee (0-1) into the left field stands for his 17th homer this season. Fautino De Los Santos (1-0) threw a scoreless ninth to pick up his first major league win and Andrew Bailey allowed two singles in the 10th before getting his 13th save.
Angels 2, Mariners 1
At Anaheim, Calif., Ervin Santana pitched into the ninth inning of his fourth straight phenomenal start, and Mark Trumbo homered off Felix Hernandez.
Santana (8-8) held the Mariners to seven hits and won his duel with Hernandez (10-10), whose 12 strikeouts were one shy of his career high. Santana lost his shutout bid on Mike Carp's one-out homer in the ninth, and manager Mike Scioscia pulled him two outs short of his third consecutive complete game.
White Sox 7, Twins 0
At Minneapolis, Jake Peavy pitched eight crisp innings to win for the first time in more than six weeks, and Chicago swept a three-game series in Minnesota for the first time in more than seven years.
Rangers 5, Indians 3
At Arlington, Texas, Elvis Andrus hit a go-ahead two-run single in Texas' five-run eighth.
Josh Tomlin shut out the Rangers over seven innings, but the 25-year-old right-hander walked Mike Napoli leading off the eighth and gave up a single to Mitch Moreland, his final batter.
Royals 4, Tigers 3
At Kansas City, Mo., Johnny Giavotella hit his first major league home run and doubled, leading Kansas City to the victory.
Giavotella, promoted Friday after hitting .338 in 110 games with Triple-A Omaha, is 5 for 11 in his first three games.
Blue Jays 7, Orioles 2
At Baltimore, Ricky Romero pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and Brett Lawrie hit his first major league homer.
John McDonald had three hits and two RBIs for the Blue Jays, who took two of three from the Orioles and have won seven of 11 overall.
Padres 7, Pirates 3
At Pittsburgh, the fading Pittsburgh Pirates finished up the worst homestand in their 125-year history and lost their 10th straight game overall.
Latos' mastery continued the misery for the Pirates, who completed an 0-7 stay at PNC Park against the last-place Padres and Chicago Cubs, two teams that were a combined 39 games under .500 when the week began.
Braves 6, Mets 5
At New York, Chipper Jones hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning of a wild game that included injuries to New York's top two hitters, Jose Reyes and Daniel Murphy.
Jason Heyward, Alex Gonzalez and Jose Constanza homered early for the Braves, who finally solved rookie Dillon Gee and handed the Mets their sixth loss in seven games. Dan Uggla extended his hitting streak to a career-best 28 games.
Brewers 7, Astros 3
At Houston, Zack Greinke tied a season high by going seven innings and Prince Fielder homered to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Houston Astros for their sixth straight win.
Fielder had three hits and scored four runs for the Brewers.
Cardinals 8, Marlins 4
At Miami, Matt Holliday drove in three runs with a pair of two-out singles, Albert Pujols homered and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to complete their first four-game series sweep on the road since 2004 by beating the Florida Marlins.
Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 3
At Phoenix, Cody Ransom made his first homer of the season a memorable one, lifting a two-run shot off All-Star Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning to help the Arizona Diamondbacks rally past the Los Angeles Dodgers and avoid a three-game sweep.
Reds 8, Cubs 7
At Chicago, Ryan Hanigan hit a tiebreaking single off Sean Marshall in Cincinnati's two-run eighth inning and the Reds ended the Chicago Cubs' seven-game winning streak.
Center fielder Marlon Byrd slipped while chasing Joey Votto's shallow pop fly to start the eighth against Marshall (5-5). Votto scored on Todd Frazier's double to tie the game.
Nationals 3, Rockies 2
At Denver, Jonny Gomes hit his first home run for Washington, Jayson Werth delivered a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies.
The Rockies split the four-game series and went 2-5 on their homestand. Eliezer Alfonzo got three hits for Colorado and Troy Tulowitzki had two.