Moss boosts A's over Yanks in 10
NEW YORK — Brandon Moss hit his second homer of the game leading off the 10th inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
The major's best run-producing offense then got an RBI double from Jed Lowrie and a run-scoring single from Kyle Blanks to open a big lead for Oakland's suspect back end of the bullpen.
"The way the guys were swinging in the 10th inning, it was like they could smell the victory and found a way to get it done," A's reliever Sean Doolittle said. "That's typical Oakland A's baseball."
Returning to the lineup after missing two games with a strained right calf, Moss drilled a full-count pitch from Adam Warren (1-3) into the second deck down the right field line for his 15th homer. That gave the AL West-leading A's their first lead in a game that was delayed more than an hour at the start by rain.
"We have a very confident offense," Moss said.
Doolittle finished off the A's fourth straight win with a perfect 10th for his sixth save. The left-hander extended his scoreless streak to 151/3 innings.
Astros 7, Angels 2
At Houston, Jon Singleton homered in his major league debut for Houston.
Jason Castro and Robbie Grossman drove in two runs apiece as the Astros took the lead with a five-run third inning.
Blue Jays 5, Tigers 3
At Detroit, Brett Lawrie's three-run homer highlighted a big burst for Toronto.
After eight scoreless innings between the AL East and AL Central leaders, both bullpens came unglued in the ninth. The Blue Jays broke through against Joe Nathan (2-2).
Indians 5, Red Sox 3
At Cleveland, Michael Bourn hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning, helping Cleveland to its season-high fifth straight win.
Bourn's double off Andrew Miller sent the Red Sox to their second straight loss after winning seven consecutive games.
Orioles 8, Rangers 3
At Arlington, Texas, Nelson Cruz hit a towering three-run homer in his return to Texas and the Baltimore Orioles won their third straight game.
Cruz drove the first pitch from Shawn Tolleson deep into the left-field seats, capping a six-run Orioles outburst in the eighth. The slugger, who spent the previous eight seasons in Texas, is hitting .313 and leads the majors with 21 homers and 55 RBIs.
Reds 8, Giants 3
At Cincinnati, Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run homer and Jay Bruce emerged from a slump by driving in a pair of runs, leading Cincinnati to a season-high fourth straight win.
Mesoraco hit his ninth homer off Tim Lincecum (4-5), who has beaten the Reds during the playoffs but never during the regular season. Bruce, who spent time on the disabled list following surgery for torn knee cartilage, knocked in his first run since April 25.
Diamondbacks 4, Rockies 2
At Denver, Nick Evans and Chris Owings hit back-to-back homers for Arizona, and rookie Chase Anderson won his fourth straight start.
Evans' solo shot in the fourth was his first homer since Sept. 3, 2011, when he was with the New York Mets. Four pitches later, Owings hit another off Jorge De La Rosa (6-4).
Anderson (4-0) became the fifth rookie since 1998 to win his opening four starts.
Pirates 4, Padres 1
At San Diego, Pedro Alvarez and Neil Walker hit home runs to back Gerrit Cole's solid outing for Pittsburgh.
Cole (6-3) limited the Padres to one run and four hits while striking out six in 52/3 innings as the Pirates won their 10th game in the last 14.
Nationals 7, Phillies 0
At Washington, Jordan Zimmermann rebounded from a mini-slump to throw eight crisp innings for Washington, and Ryan Zimmerman hit a pair of doubles and handled two chances with aplomb in his debut in left field.
Jordan Zimmermann (4-2) allowed five hits and struck out four. Ryan Zimmerman went 2 for 4 with one RBI after being reinstated before the game following 44 games on the disabled list with a broken right thumb.
Cubs 2, Mets 1
At Chicago, Chris Coghlan homered in the eighth and Nate Schierholtz hit a game-ending RBI single for the Cubs.
Curtis Granderson had three hits for the Mets and drove in their run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning.
Mariners 7, Braves 5
At Atlanta, John Buck had three hits, including a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning that helped Seattle rally for its fourth straight win.
The Braves led 4-0 in the first inning and 5-2 in the second before falling to the Mariners' comeback. Buck's first homer of the season came off Alex Wood (5-6).
Seattle pinch-hitter Stefen Romero hit a three-run homer in the fourth that tied it at 5. Evan Gattis and B.J. Upton homered for the Braves.
White Sox 4, Dodgers 1
At Los Angeles, Jose Abreu homered for the second straight game and Tyler Flowers also went deep to lead Chicago.
Yasiel Puig went 2 for 4 with a double for the Dodgers on the one-year anniversary of his major league debut.
Hector Noesi (1-3) ended a stretch of 19 winless starts, winning as a starter for the first time since May 6, 2012.
Marlins 1, Rays 0
At Miami, Henderson Alvarez needed only 88 pitches to toss an eight-hitter for his third shutout this year, and Miami sent reeling Tampa Bay home after a winless eight-game trip.
The only run scored when Christian Yelich walked on a full-count pitch with two out and the bases loaded in the fifth inning.
Royals 8, Cardinals 7
At St. Louis, Eric Hosmer hit a tiebreaking single off closer Trevor Rosenthal in the ninth inning and Kansas City earned its second straight road victory in the four-game, two-city series.
Rookie Kolten Wong's first career home run was a grand slam in the second that ended the Cardinals' 20-inning scoreless drought and gave them an early four-run cushion.
Twins 6, Brewers 4
At Milwaukee, Josh Willingham hit a three-run homer and Minnesota beat Milwaukee in a game delayed when a fan fell into the Brewers' bullpen.
The game was held up at the start of the eighth inning after the man fell. He was carried on a stretcher out of the bullpen in left-center field, and the Brewers said he was conscious and alert.