NEW YORK — Rookie Gary Sanchez homered for the eighth time in nine games and drove in four runs as the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-4 Friday night in the opener of their weekend series.

Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley also went deep for the surging Yankees, who moved five games over .500 for the first time this season.

The Yankees broke the game open against Gallardo (4-6) with a six-run second. The right-hander was charged with eight runs over 11/3 innings, the shortest start of his 10-year career.

Manny Machado homered twice for the Orioles.

BLUE JAYS 15, TWINS 8: Russell Martin and Justin Smoak each homered and drove in five runs as host Toronto hammered Minnesota, handing the Twins their eighth straight loss.

Josh Donaldson, who drove in three runs, and Darwin Barney, who had three hits, also homered.

INDIANS 12, RANGERS 1: Corey Kluber pitched six strong innings for a career-best sixth straight victory and Abraham Almonte hit two run-scoring doubles, helping Cleveland win at Arlington, Texas, in a matchup of division leaders.

Kluber (14-8) has a 1.75 ERA over the nine starts covering the winning streak.

TIGERS 4, ANGELS 2: Justin Verlander pitched into the eighth inning and Justin Upton homered for the fourth time in five games as host Detroit beat Los Angeles.

The Tigers have won five straight to move back into contention.

ASTROS 5, RAYS 4: Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis hit back-to-back homers in the ninth inning to lift Houston at home.

Mikie Mahtook’s first homer this season, a towering shot in the ninth, had put the Rays on top.

MARINERS 3, WHITE SOX 1: Chris Sale struck out 14 but got outpitched by Felix Hernandez and the Seattle bullpen, and the Mariners ended a three-game skid with a win at Chicago.


NATIONALS 8, ROCKIES 5: Jayson Werth and Daniel Murphy hit solo homers and drove in two runs each, and Gio Gonzalez earned his 100th career victory as Washington won at home.

Gonzalez (9-9) threw six innings and allowed two runs and four hits.

METS 9, PHILLIES 4: Wilmer Flores launched a grand slam, Asdrubal Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and even Bartolo Colon had two hits while pitching New York to a win at home.

Jose Reyes and Cabrera opened the Mets’ half of the first inning with consecutive home runs, only the second time the franchise has accomplished the feat.

MARLINS 7, PADRES 6: Chris Johnson’s run-scoring ground-rule double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth gave Miami a win at home.


CARDINALS 3, ATHLETICS 1: Jedd Gyorko homered and Luke Weaver pitched six strong innings to earn his first major league win as St. Louis beat visiting Oakland.

Gyorko’s 423-foot shot in the first extended the Cardinals’ home run streak to 15 games, the longest active streak in the majors.