Texas tops struggling Tribe
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Berkman hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Texas Rangers beat Cleveland 6-3 Monday night to hand the Indians their eighth straight loss.
Berkman's homer was his first since May 24 and extended Cleveland's road losing streak to 12, its longest since a 16-game skid that carried over from 2009 into the second away game of 2010.
Robbie Ross (3-1) got the win after striking out the side following a leadoff walk in the seventh. Joe Nathan pitched a perfect ninth for his 20th save.
Scott Kazmir (3-4) ended up with the loss even though he was in the dugout when Berkman homered off Nick Hagadone.
Carlos Santana had a three-run double in the third inning, but the Indians didn't get another hit.
RED SOX 10, RAYS 8, 14 INNINGS
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Nava hit a tiebreaking single in the 14th inning and the Red Sox beat the Rays after squandering two late leads in a testy game that included a bench-clearing scrum.
Red Sox starter John Lackey hit Matt Joyce in the back with a pitch in the sixth inning. Joyce, who homered earlier, shouted at the pitcher but was restrained by Boston catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia as players from both teams streamed out of the dugouts.
There was pushing and shoving along the first base line, but it appeared no punches were thrown and the umpires did not eject anyone.
Shane Victorino opened the 14th with a single off Cesar Ramos (1-2), then tagged up and hustled to second when Dustin Pedroia flied out to deep right field. David Ortiz was intentionally walked before Nava singled to center to put the Red Sox ahead.
Franklin Morales (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.
ROYALS 3, TIGERS 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie pitched impressively into the seventh inning, Salvador Perez hit a two-run triple and Kansas City got its sixth straight victory.
Guthrie (7-3) limited the Tigers to a two-run homer by Miguel Cabrera in 6 1-3 innings in helping the Royals to extend their longest winning streak since they won seven straight in September 2011. He gave up six hits and walked three.
Aaron Crow replaced Guthrie after he gave up a single to Avisail Garcia and he hit Andy Dirks with an 0-2 pitch. Crow retired Torii Hunter on a fly to shallow right and struck out Cabrera to end the threat.
Cabrera, who tops the American League with 90 hits and 69 RBIs, hit his 18th home run in the second after Hunter doubled.
Doug Fister (5-4), who is 0-3 in five starts since a victory May 14 over Houston, went the distance. He allowed three runs on nine hits.
ORIOLES 4, ANGELS 3
BALTIMORE (AP) — Adam Jones homered and drove in three runs as Baltimore beat Los Angeles in a game marred by rain.
The teams played with wet baseballs on a muddy field and endured a delay of more than two hours before the final out was recorded shortly before midnight.
Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton homered for the Angels, who have lost three straight to fall 10 games under .500 (27-37). Jered Weaver (1-2) gave up four runs in 5 2-3 innings.
Freddy Garcia (3-3) allowed two runs and six hits over six innings for the Orioles. The 36-year-old righty improved to 17-3 against the Angels, 7-0 since the start of the 2005 season.
Jim Johnson got three straight outs for his 22nd save.
MARINERS 3, ASTROS 2
SEATTLE (AP) — Hisashi Iwakuma allowed an unearned run in seven innings and the Mariners sent the Astros to their fifth straight defeat.
Raul Ibanez hit his team-high 12th home run and Michael Morse had an RBI double for Seattle.
Iwakuma (7-1) gave up four hits, struck out eight and walked one while reducing his ERA to 1.79, second-lowest in the majors behind Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz (1.71).
Tom Wilhelmsen got three outs for his 16th save in 19 opportunities. Pinch-hitter Carlos Corporan had a two-out RBI single in the ninth before Wilhelmsen retired Matt Dominguez on a foul pop to end it.
Ibanez tied the score with his solo shot in the fourth into the right-center seats off Dallas Keuchel (3-3).
WHITE SOX 10, BLUE JAYS 6
CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Dunn had two homers and five RBIs to overcome two home runs and five RBIs by Toronto's Jose Bautista and give the White Sox a victory in a game delayed 1 hour, 10 minutes by fog.
Dunn hit a three-run home run off knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (5-8) in the fourth inning after he hit a solo shot in the third.
The game was played from the second inning on in fog which became so thick in the third inning that fly balls became an adventure. Umpires stopped play in the third and the fog continued to varying degrees even after the break.
Reliever Nathan Jones (2-4) got the victory.