NEW YORK — Brett Gardner, Aaron Judge and the thundering New York Yankees picked up right where they left off the previous night, steamrolling past the Baltimore Orioles 12-4 on Saturday for their fourth straight victory.

Gardner homered twice from the leadoff spot and had his first four RBI of the season. Austin Romine, the No. 9 batter, also went deep and knocked in five runs. Judge clocked his latest colossal homer and scored four times as New York won its 14th in 17 games to boost the American League’s best record to 15-7.

Michael Pineda (3-1) did not allow an earned run in 51/3 innings, striking out eight, and the Yankees knocked Baltimore out of first place in the AL East for the first time this season.

Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez (1-1) was tagged for a season-high seven runs – six earned – and five hits with three walks.

Friday night, the Yankees hit five homers and won 14-11.

BLUE JAYS 4, RAYS 1: Justin Smoak had three hits, including a two-run homer, and Toronto won at home to end a three-game losing streak.

Smoak went 3 for 3 and scored twice.

WHITE SOX 6, TIGERS 4: Melky Cabrera led off the 10th inning with a solo homer off Justin Wilson and Avisail Garcia added an RBI triple, lifting Chicago at Detroit for its sixth straight win.

Jose Abreu homered twice in his return to the lineup for Chicago. Detroit has lost four straight.

ATHLETICS 2, ASTROS 1: Khris Davis clubbed his 10th home run to back a solid start by Andrew Triggs and Oakland won at Houston to snap a five-game skid.

Oakland ended a 10-game losing streak against the Astros, which was the longest in franchise history against Houston.

INDIANS 4, MARINERS 3: Danny Salazar got off to a rocky start, then combined with two relievers to hold Seattle hitless over the final eight innings at Cleveland.

Salazar (2-2) gave up a double to Robinson Cano in the first, followed by homers on successive pitches to Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager that made it 3-0.

RANGERS 6, ANGELS 3: Carlos Gomez’s seventh-inning home run gave him his second career cycle and Yu Darvish allowed two runs in six innings while throwing 125 pitches as Texas won at Arlington, Texas.

Rougned Odor hit a two-out, two-run homer in the fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie.

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METS 5, NATIONALS 3: Michael Conforto hit two home runs and slumping Jose Reyes also connected, leading New York at Washington.

The banged-up Mets had lost six straight when they began this series at Nationals Park against the team with the best record in the majors. Behind their power and bullpen, the Mets beat Washington for the second straight day.

PIRATES 4, MARLINS 0: Ivan Nova pitched a three-hitter and Pittsburgh won at Miami.

John Jaso homered and drove in two runs, Jordy Mercer knocked in a run, and Gregory Polanco had two doubles for the Pirates, who have won three straight.

BRAVES 11, BREWERS 3: Matt Kemp homered three times and drove in five runs, helping Atlanta win at Milwaukee.