May 21, 2013

Yankees go long, defeat Baltimore

- The Associated Press

Yan Gomes
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BALTIMORE - Vernon Wells doubled in the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees hit four solo homers in a 6-4 victory over the Orioles on Monday night, extending Baltimore's losing streak to six games.

New York trailed 4-3 in the ninth before Travis Hafner homered with one out on a 3-1 pitch from Jim Johnson, who has blown three straight save opportunities after converting a franchise-record 35 in a row. All three of those botched saves have come during Baltimore's current skid.

Hafner added an RBI single in the 10th inning for the Yankees, who have won 10 of 13 to move a season-high 12 games over .500 (28-16).

Robinson Cano hit his team-high 13th home run in the first inning for New York, David Adams clubbed his first major-league homer in the second and Lyle Overbay connected in the seventh.

In the 10th, Ichiro Suzuki led off with a double off Pedro Strop (0-2) and Wells followed with an RBI double to left. Hafner's two-out single made it 6-4.

David Robertson (3-0) worked the ninth and Mariano Rivera got three straight outs for his 17th save in 17 tries.

After Overbay put New York up 3-2 in the seventh with a homer off Troy Patton, Baltimore took the lead against Yankees starter CC Sabathia in the bottom half. Alexi Casilla singled and scored on a double by Nick Markakis, who came home on an opposite-field double to right by J.J. Hardy.

INDIANS 10, MARINERS 8: Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning as the host Indians, revived by Seattle fielding errors in the final two innings, completed a four-game sweep and continue a season that's shaping into one to remember.

Gomes, who also homered in the second, drove a 3-2 pitch from Charlie Furbush (0-3) over the wall in left, giving the Indians their fifth straight win.

ATHLETICS 9, RANGERS 2: Seth Smith homered and scored three times, Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings for his first win in nearly a month and Oakland won at Texas.

BLUE JAYS 7, RAYS 5: R.A. Dickey won his second straight start, Edwin Encarnacion hit a tiebreaking, bases-loaded double in the seventh, and Toronto won at home.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

MARLINS 5, PHILLIES 1: Alex Sanabia outpitched Cole Hamels in a matchup of struggling starters, leading host Miami past Philadelphia before a season-low crowd of 13,231 at Marlins Park. Sanabia (3-6) allowed one run and seven hits over 61/3 innings.

ASTROS 6, ROYALS 5: Matt Dominguez hit a three-run homer and Jason Castro added a solo shot to give the Astros a win at Houston.

REDS 4, METS 3. Jay Bruce hit a tiebreaking homer and drove in two runs to back Johnny Cueto's wild but effective return from the disabled list, as Cincinnati won at New York.

DODGERS 3, BREWERS 1: Clayton Kershaw scattered three singles in his second complete game of the year and Matt Kemp hit his first home run since April 24, lifting Los Angeles to a victory at Milwaukee.

DIAMONDBACKS 5, ROCKIES 1: Patrick Corbin tossed a three-hitter for his first complete game and struck out a career-high 10, lifting Arizona to a win at Colorado.

INTERLEAGUE PLAY

BRAVES 5, TWINS 1: Julio Teheran pitched 81/3 strong innings, Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer and Atlanta won its fourth straight game.

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