Late pass for Jeter, Yankees
Derek Jeter scored on a passed ball with one out in the ninth inning and the Yankees rallied to hand the Tigers their fifth straight loss, 7-6, Friday night in New York.
Alex Rodriguez homered and drove in two runs, Russell Martin hit a two-run homer, and the Yankees bullpen held steady when Ivan Nova turned in the latest shaky performance by a New York starter.
Jeter drew a one-out walk from Brayan Villarreal and went to third when Villarreal threw a wild pitch on ball four to Curtis Granderson. With Rodriguez up, Villarreal’s 2-0 pitch glanced off catcher Alex Avila’s glove and Jeter barely beat Avila’s throw to Villarreal at the plate.
Indians 3, Angels 2 - Asdrubal Cabrera singled home the winning run with one out in the ninth and host Cleveland beat struggling Los Angeles.
Albert Pujols went 1 for 4 as Los Angeles lost its fifth straight.
Rays 8, Rangers 4 - Evan Longoria homered and drove in four runs to help Tampa Bay extend their winning streak to six games with a road victory over Texas.
The Rays had a season-high 16 hits in support of starter James Shields, who became the first AL starter to win four games.
Mariners 9, Blue Jays 5 - Michael Saunders hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the 10th inning, and visiting Seattle rallied to beat Toronto, extending its winning streak to a season-high four games.
Saunders started a two-run rally in the ninth with a shot to center, then hit the tiebreaking homer off Luis Perez in the 10th.
Rockies 18, Mets 8 - In Denver, Carlos Gonzalez was at the center of an 11-run fifth inning, hitting a homer and single to drive in five of his six RBIs, and Colorado outslugged New York.
Ramon Hernandez hit his sixth career grand slam and Troy Tulowitzki and Dexter Fowler also homered for Colorado, which scored a season high runs.
The Mets had some firepower of their own as Scott Hairston became the 10th player in team history to hit for the cycle while driving in four runs, but it wasn’t enough.
Diamondbacks 5, Marlins 0 - Joe Saunders pitched a three-hitter, Jason Kubel tied a career best with four hits, and Arizona sent host Miami to its sixth straight loss.
Saunders struck out four and walked two, getting the third shutout of his career and dropping his ERA from 1.29 to 0.90.
Athletics 5, Orioles 2 - Brandon McCarthy won for the first time this season, pitching seven solid innings, and Eric Sogard hit a two-run home run in the second as visiting Oakland beat Baltimore.
Dodgers 3, Nationals 2 - Clayton Kershaw won his 10th straight decision, Andre Ethier hit a two-run homer, and host Los Angeles beat Washington in a matchup of the top two teams in the National League.
Kershaw allowed three hits over eight innings with six strikeouts and a walk.
Cardinals 13, Brewers 1 - Jake Westbrook gave up one run over seven innings and host St. Louis exploded for eight runs in the third inning in a win over Milwaukee.
Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo allowed eight earned runs in two innings.
Cubs 5, Phillies 1 - Paul Maholm pitched 6 1/3 solid innings, Starlin Castro had two hits and an RBI, and Chicago beat host Philadelphia.
Roy Halladay was unhittable at the start, retiring 10 straight batters with four strikeouts, but surrendered three runs on six hits in a three-inning stretch.
Braves 6, Pirates 1 - Tommy Hanson allowed one run in six innings, Dan Uggla and Chipper Jones came through in a four-run seventh, and streaking Atlanta defeated visiting Pittsburgh.
Uggla and Jones drove in two runs apiece in the seventh to break open a 2-1 game.
Royals 7, Twins 6 - Alex Gordon and Billy Butler each hit a two-run homer and Kansas City won in Minnesota, its third straight victory.
Minnesota dropped below the Royals for the worst record in baseball.
Padres 5, Giants 3 - Nick Hundley matched his career high with four hits to help visiting San Diego beat San Francisco.
Astros 6, Reds 4 - Jose Altuve drove in two runs with a triple and a double, leading host Houston past Cincinnati.