Eduardo Perez tied the game in the bottom of the ninth inning with his second homer of the game and Jonny Gomes walked with the bases loaded with two outs in the 11th, giving the Tampa Bay Devil Rays a 4-3 victory over the visiting New York Yankees last night.
The Devil Rays rallied from a 3-0 deficit against Randy Johnson and Mariano Rivera to force extra innings, then loaded the bases in the 11th with Carl Crawford's double off Alan Embree (1-5) and two walks, including Scott Proctor's intentional pass to Aubrey Huff.
Proctor, whose balk sent Crawford to third base after the reliever replaced Embree, walked Gomes on four pitches to end the game.
Chad Orvella (2-2) threw two scoreless innings for the win.
Johnson, who skipped a scheduled start last Thursday because of a bad back, allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings. He struck out seven and walked two, leaving with a 3-2 lead.
Orioles 4, Athletics 3 -- Brian Roberts scored the go-ahead run in the seventh on a controversial error, and Baltimore won in wild fashion for the second straight game at Oakland, Calif.
Just as they did a day earlier, the A's fell apart in the seventh with a costly mistake -- and Oakland lost three straight for the first time since June 7-9. Baltimore scored three unearned runs in the seventh against Jay Witasick (1-1).
With two outs, Melvin Mora hit a sharp grounder to third and Eric Chavez had to dive to make the stop. He threw a one-hopper to first baseman Dan Johnson, who had to come off the base to field the ball but appeared to get his heel back in time.
But first base umpire Chris Guccione signaled that Johnson's foot was off the bag. Replays from several angles showed he touched the base.
Mariners 4, Royals 3 -- Kansas City's losing streak reached 17 games after losing to host Seattle on Yuniesky Betancourt's go-ahead infield single in the eighth inning.
The Royals are four defeats from tying the AL record of 21 in a row set by the Baltimore Orioles at the start of the 1988 season.
With the score tied at 3-3, Jeremy Affeldt (0-2) gave up a two-out single to Jeremy Reed in the eighth and walked Mike Morse. Reed stole third, then scored when Betancourt hit a grounder deep in the hole at shortstop.
Twins 9, White Sox 4 -- Shannon Stewart hit a go-ahead RBI single in a five-run 16th inning and Minnesota sent host Chicago to its first four-game losing streak of the season.
Minnesota finished with 20 hits in the second-longest game in the majors this season (5 hours, 9 minutes).
J.C. Romero (3-3) pitched two innings for the win. Joe Nathan, the fifth Twins reliever, pitched the bottom of the 16th.
Indians 8, Rangers 2 -- Ronnie Belliard hit a three-run double to snap a seventh-inning tie and Jhonny Peralta homered twice for host Cleveland, who broke a three-game losing streak by handing Texas its eighth straight loss.
C.C. Sabathia (9-9) won his third straight start for the Indians, who rebounded from a three-game sweep by Tampa Bay. Texas dropped to 3-12 since a four-game winning streak from July 27-30.
Blue Jays 4, Angels 3 -- Los Angeles closer Francisco Rodriguez walked Corie Koskie with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to force in the tying run and pinch hitter Frank Catalanotto followed with a sacrifice fly, lifting Toronto at Anaheim, Calif.