Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Alfonso Soriano's RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth sent New York to a 6-5 victory over Tampa Bay in the finale of a three-game set. Jake McGee (2-3) walked Brett Gardner to start the final frame, and he advanced on a wild pitch. Derek Jeter was intentionally walked, but Robinson Cano fanned swinging ahead of Soriano's line smash to center that easily plated Gardner witn the winning run. Soriano finished 4- for-5 with a two-run homer, three RBI and scored twice. Activated from the 15- day disabled list prior to the contest, Jeter celebrated his return to the lineup for the first time since July 11 by going 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored. Mariano Rivera (2-2) tossed a perfect top of the ninth for the Yankees, which got a 4-for-4 performance from Ichiro Suzuki which included a run driven in. Wil Myers hit a solo homer and a three-run shot, scoring three times in defeat for the Rays, whose three game win streak came to an end.
Final Score: Toronto 2, Houston 1
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Colby Rasmus hit a game-winning single in the ninth inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a much-needed 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros in the finale of a four-game set. Edwin Encarnacion recorded a double, an RBI and two walks to finish a productive series for the Blue Jays, who were mired in a seven-game slide before taking three games from the lowly Astros this weekend. Aaron Loup, Steve Delabar and Casey Janssen (3-0) each tossed a scoreless inning of relief while Todd Redmond was left with a no- decision despite striking out 10 and holding Houston to one run on three hits and two walks over six innings of work. Brett Wallace homered for the Astros, who have dropped 10 of their last 12. Jose Cisnero (2-2) took the loss behind Jarred Cosart, who worked out of jams most of the day as a result of four hits and five walks allowed but limited Toronto to one run over six frames.
Final Score: Cleveland 6, Texas 0
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Ubaldo Jimenez pitched eight innings of two- hit ball as the Cleveland Indians wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 6-0 win on Sunday. Jimenez (8-5) walked three and struck out six and Mike Aviles hit a two-run home run for the Indians, who have won four straight. Michael Bourn added a two-run double in the win. Elvis Andrus' double was the only extra-base hit of the game for the Rangers, who have lost nine of their last 11 games and have been shutout in three of the past four games. Alexi Ogando (4-3) gave up a run on six hits in 4 2/3 innings to take the loss.
Final Score: Boston 5, Baltimore 0
Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Jon Lester tossed seven scoreless innings, while David Ortiz finished 4-for-4 with a two-run homer, as Boston silenced Baltimore, 5-0, in the rubber match of a three-game series. Lester (10-6) scattered four hits and walked two with eight strikeouts, throwing 99 pitches, 65 for strikes. Matt Thornton and Pedro Beato followed with scoreless frames to lock up the contest. Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in a pair, while Mike Napoli doubled twice and knocked in one for the Red Sox. Jason Hammel (7-8) lasted 5 1/3 frames, charged with six hits and three runs, walking five but fanning only three for the Orioles, who dropped the final two in the set.
Final Score: Kansas City 4, Chicago 2 (12 innings)
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Jarrod Dyson threw out the potential game- winning run in the 10th frame and Alex Gordon smacked a two-run homer two innings later to help the Kansas Royals complete a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 4-2 decision at U.S. Cellular Field. The Royals' sixth straight win puts them at 51-51 on the season, the latest in the year they have been .500 or better since 2003. David Lough knocked in a run and scored another while Miguel Tejada went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the win, which was credited to Aaron Crow (7-3) for tossing a perfect 11th inning. Adam Dunn highlighted Chicago's offense with a solo home run, but it wasn't enough to stop the club from losing for the sixth time in its last seven games. In the home 10th, Blake Tekotte tried scoring from second on Alejandro De Aza's base hit to center field and was thrown out by several feet on Dyson's perfect throw to the plate, keeping it a 2-2 game. Dyson showed off his speed in the 12th when he hit a chopper to second and reached safely when Gordon Beckham rushed and couldn't get the ball out of his glove. The speedster stole second base, advanced to third when Josh Phegley's throw skipped into center field, and was able to trot home when Gordon barely cleared the center field wall for his 10th home run. Donnie Veal (1-1) served up the game-winner and took the loss behind Hector Santiago, who scattered two runs, five hits and four walks over 6 2/3 innings. Bruce Chen also took a no-decision after yielding two runs on three hits and a pair of walks in a six-inning start for Kansas City. Greg Holland recorded his 27th save in the 12th by stranding a pair of runners for the second straight game.
Final Score: Detroit 12, Philadelphia 4
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Jhonny Peralta crushed a grand slam to cap an eight-run sixth inning that propelled the Detroit Tigers to a 12-4 win and a three-game interleague sweep of the spiraling Philadelphia Phillies at Comerica Park. The AL Central-leading Tigers plated 12 unanswered runs without slugger Miguel Cabrera, who was ejected along with manager Jim Leyland in the third inning. Peralta's home run was just one of two hits in an absolute ugly frame for Philadelphia during which the club committed three errors. After opening this nine-game road trip with a win against the New York Mets, the Phillies dropped eight in a row to fall a season-worst seven games under .500 (49-56).
Final Score: Oakland 10, LA Angels of Anaheim 6
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-5 with four RBI as the Oakland Athletics took a 10-6 win over the LA Angels of Anaheim to wrap up a four-game set. Brandon Moss drove in two runs while Eric Sogard had three hits, two runs scored and two RBI for the Athletics, who took the final three games of this set after dropping the opener. Jarrod Parker lasted just five- plus innings in the start as he was roughed up for six runs on five hits and seven walks. Jesse Chavez (2-2) pitched two innings of scoreless action to get the win. Alberto Callaspo and Howie Kendrick each drove in two runs for the Angels, who have lost six of their last eight games. Tommy Hanson was charged with five runs on four hits and five walks in 4 2/3 innings. J.C. Gutierrez (0-2) was saddled with the loss as he gave up four runs while recording just two outs. Before the game, the Angels placed slugger Albert Pujols on the 15- day disabled list with a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left foot.
Final Score: Seattle 6, Minnesota 4
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Nick Franklin went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI and the Seattle Mariners split a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins with a 6-4 victory on Sunday. Michael Saunders and Kyle Seager drove in a run apiece for the Mariners, who saw starter Erasmo Ramirez (2-0) allow four runs on seven hits and a pair of walks through six innings. Chris Colabello had a two-run home run while Clete Thomas and Aaron Hicks each added an RBI for the Twins, who were looking to win their fourth straight series for the first time this season. Kyle Gibson (2-3) surrendered five runs on seven hits and a walk in five frames to absorb the loss.