– The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS – Peter Bourjos hit his first major-league home run Saturday, and added a triple and four RBI to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 9-3 victory against the Minnesota Twins.

Bourjos also threw out Jason Kubel at home plate in his best day since being promoted Aug. 3 from Triple-A. Erick Aybar added three hits and an RBI for the Angels, who had fallen into third place in the AL West during a recent stretch of poor play.

Kevin Slowey (11-6) lasted just three innings for the Twins, allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks.

Michael Cuddyer had a two-run single and Delmon Young followed with an RBI single off Trevor Bell to get the Twins off to a 3-0 lead.

ORIOLES 8, RANGERS 6: Rookie Josh Bell hit his first two major-league home runs, part of a long-ball barrage against Cliff Lee that carried Baltimore at home.

Ty Wigginton and Luke Scott also connected against Lee, who never before yielded four homers in a game. Lee has given up 13 home runs this season, seven against Baltimore.

YANKEES 9, MARINERS 5: Eduardo Nunez drove in the go-ahead run with his first career hit in the seventh inning, and the New York bullpen patched together six strong innings at home.

Relievers Chad Gaudin, Boone Logan (1-0) and David Robertson helped get the ball to Mariano Rivera, who allowed a run in the ninth while getting four outs for his 25th save.

TIGERS 5, INDIANS 2: Max Scherzer beat an AL Central opponent for the first time in 10 tries this season as Detroit won at home.

Scherzer (9-9) allowed two or fewer runs for the fifth straight start. He gave up one earned run and four hits in seven innings, striking out eight.

ROYALS 6, WHITE SOX 5: Yuniesky Betancourt hit a grand slam in the seventh inning, then delivered a two-out single in the 11th that gave Kansas City a victory at home in the first game of a doubleheader.

Betancourt’s grand slam was his third of the season.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

CUBS 5, BRAVES 4: Aramis Ramirez had three hits and two RBI, Tom Gorzelanny pitched seven strong innings and Chicago held on at home.

CARDINALS 5, GIANTS 1: Chris Carpenter outdueled Tim Lincecum, newcomer Pedro Feliz drove in two runs and St. Louis won at home to snap a five-game losing streak.

MARLINS 6, ASTROS 3: Wes Helms hit a go-ahead run-scoring triple in the sixth and Florida won at Miami to extend its winning streak to a season-best five games.

NATIONALS 8, PHILLIES 1: Rookie Stephen Strasburg left early, wincing with a strained tendon in his right forearm, as Washington won at Philadelphia.

METS 5, PIRATES 1: David Wright hit a three-run homer and Jonathon Niese pitched a five-hitter as New York won at Pittsburgh in a game called in the top of the sixth inning because of rain.

DIAMONDBACKS 3, ROCKIES 1: Justin Upton hit a go-ahead home run off Colorado ace Ubaldo Jimenez in the sixth inning as Arizona won at Phoenix.

BREWERS 6, PADRES 5: Ryan Braun hit his first homer in nearly a month and Chris Dickerson drove in two runs to lead Milwaukee at home.


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