TORONTO (AP) Masahiro Tanaka pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game in more than a year, leading the New York Yankees to a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
The Yankees won their third straight following a five-game skid and extended their AL East lead over Toronto to 1 1/2 games. The Blue Jays, coming off an 11-game winning streak, lost for the second day in a row to New York.
Carlos Beltran, who hit a big home run Friday night at Rogers Centre, and Mark Teixeira connected for solo shots to back Tanaka (9-5).
Tanaka struck out eight and walked three while helping the Yankees rest their taxed bullpen.
Marco Estrada (10-7) lost for the first time in four starts, allowing two runs and three hits in six innings.
RED SOX 22, MARINERS 10
BOSTON (AP) – Jackie Bradley Jr. hit two homers and three doubles to drive in seven runs as Boston battered Felix Hernandez and Seattle.
The Red Sox broke loose for the second straight day after manager John Farrell took a medical leave for the rest of the season to deal with lymphoma.
Boston got 26 hits in the highest-scoring game ever against the Mariners. Pablo Sandoval and Alejandro De Aza homered, and David Ortiz and Blake Swihart each had three RBIs. Sandoval homered in his first at-bat, then was hit in the right elbow by Hernandez and left with a bruise.
Nelson Cruz hit his major league-leading 35th homer for the Mariners.
Hernandez (14-7) was tagged for a career high-tying 10 runs in just 2 1/3 innings.
Wade Miley (9-9) went seven innings for Boston.
TIGERS 4, ASTROS 2, 11 innings
HOUSTON (AP) – Victor Martinez hit a tiebreaking RBI double in a three-run 11th, and the Detroit outlasted Houston.
Preston Tucker led off the bottom of the ninth with a homer to right-center against Bruce Rondon to tie the score at 1-1, spoiling an impressive start by Justin Verlander.
J.D. Martinez and Tyler Collins followed Victor Martinez with back-to-back run-scoring singles off Pat Neshek (3-3) to make it 4-1 in the 11th. Jose Iglesias singled and Miguel Cabrera walked to start the inning.
Al Alburquerque (2-0) pitched the 10th for the win. Neftali Feliz gave up a two-out RBI single to Jed Lowrie before getting Carlos Gomez to ground out for his first save with the Tigers and seventh this season.
PIRATES 5, METS 3, 14 innings
NEW YORK (AP) – Pinch-hitter Chris Stewart singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning and Pittsburgh beat New York in extra innings again.
A day after the Pirates won 3-2 in the 10th at Citi Field, they took advantage of shaky fielding decision to stop the NL East leaders.
Francisco Cervelli hit a leadoff double in the 14th and Starling Marte followed with a chopper. First baseman Daniel Murphy grabbed the grounder, but made a late throw to third trying to get Cervelli. Stewart and Sean Rodriguez followed with RBI singles.
Joe Blanton (2-0) struck out six in three scoreless innings. Mark Melancon got his 37th save.
Sean Gilmartin (1-1) took the loss.
TWINS 4, INDIANS 1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Tyler Duffey took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning of his second big league game and pitched Minnesota past Cleveland.
Duffey, roughed up by Toronto earlier this month in his debut, came back to earn his first victory in the majors. A one-out double by Francisco Lindor in the sixth was the only hit Duffey (1-1) permitted before leaving at the end of the inning.
The 24-year-old righty struck out seven and worked around five walks. Relievers Casey Fien, Kevin Jepsen and Glen Perkins each pitched an inning in the combined four-hitter.
Eddie Rosario and Chris Herrmann hit back-to-back homers in the fifth off Josh Tomlin (0-1), who made his first major league start since shoulder surgery in April.
Brian Dozier added a late two-run homer for Minnesota, which had lost three straight to the Indians.
ORIOLES 4, ATHLETICS 3
BALTIMORE (AP) – Chris Davis hit two home runs, the second a tiebreaking shot with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning off switch-pitcher Pat Venditte, to lift Baltimore.
Davis connected on a 2-2 offering from Venditte (0-1), the first ambidextrous pitcher in the majors since 1995. Venditte was recalled from Triple-A Nashville before the game for his second stint with Oakland this season.
Davis earlier homered with a man on to start Baltimore’s comeback from a 3-0 deficit. The slugger has 34 home runs – six in his last six games – and leads the majors with 88 RBIs.
Gerardo Parra also homered for the Orioles, who moved within 1 1/2 games of the Los Angeles Angels in the race for the final AL wild-card slot.
Zach Britton (3-0) worked a perfect ninth, striking out two to set the stage for Davis’ heroics.
CARDINALS 6, MARLINS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) – John Lackey was dominant into the ninth inning and gave St. Louis an unexpected bonus with two hits and an RBI.
Mark Reynolds’ three-run home run in the sixth put the Cardinals ahead by four and Randal Grichuk hit his 15th homer in the first. Rookie Stephen Piscotty had three hits and scored twice, helping the Cardinals win their eighth out of 10.
Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki went 2 for 4 and now has 4,193 career hits between the major leagues and Japan, surpassing Ty Cobb’s total that ranks second in history.
Lackey (10-7) allowed two runs on nine hits in 8 1/3 innings to reach double figures in victories for the 12th time in 13 seasons – the exception being 2012, which was lost to injury.
Brad Hand (2-3) allowed six runs and 11 hits in six innings.
ROYALS 9, ANGELS 4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Salvador Perez homered to lead off a six-run second inning, Johnny Cueto won his second consecutive start for Kansas City, and the Royals rolled past the Los Angeles Angels.
Cueto (9-7) allowed one run and eight hits over eight innings, striking out four without a walk. The former All-Star has only allowed six runs in four starts since his trade to Kansas City, including the shutout he tossed against the Tigers in his home debut earlier this week.
Perez later had an RBI double as the Royals sent 11 batters to the plate in a 24-minute second inning. Matt Shoemaker (5-9) absorbed most of the damage for the Angels, the right-hander failing to make it through the frame in his second consecutive disastrous start.
DIAMONDBACKS 8, BRAVES 4
ATLANTA (AP) – Patrick Corbin continued to gain momentum in his return from Tommy John surgery, allowing only three hits and no runs while pitching into the seventh inning as Arizona beat Atlanta.
David Peralta drove in three runs and two hits, including a fourth-inning homer off Mike Foltynewicz (4-4).
The Diamondbacks led 6-0 before the Braves scored four runs in the eighth. Nick Swisher’s two-run homer off Daniel Hudson hit high off the right field foul pole. Paul Goldschmidt added a two-run single off Jake Brigham in the ninth.
Corbin (3-3) had eight strikeouts and three walks in 6 2/3 scoreless innings. It was the eighth start of his comeback.
Corbin’s only trouble came in the seventh, when the Braves loaded the bases on Adonis Garcia’s single and back-to-back two-out walks by Andrelton Simmons and Ryan Lavarnway. David Hernandez struck out pinch-hitter Joey Terdoslavich to end the inning.
BREWERS 4, PHILLIES 2
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Scooter Gennett had a career-high four hits, Jimmy Nelson pitched into the seventh inning and the Milwaukee beat Philadelphia.
Gennett had four singles in four at-bats, drove in two runs and scored the tiebreaking run on Jean Segura’s hit in the seventh. Milwaukee improved to 6-0 against Philadelphia this year – its most wins over the Phillies in any season.
Nelson struck out six and gave up two runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings. Wil Smith (6-2) got the final out of the seventh.
Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth for his 33rd consecutive save, including all 27 this year.
Philadelphia’s Justin De Fratus (0-2) allowed a run and two hits while getting just two outs in the seventh.
Starter Jerome Williams gave up two runs – one earned – and five hits in six innings, leaving with the game tied 2-all.
CUBS 6, WHITE SOX 3
CHICAGO (AP) – Jake Arrieta pitched into the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs won their ninth straight to match their longest streak in seven seasons.
The Cubs previously won nine in a row during the 2008 NL Central championship season and made it 15 wins in 16 games.
Arrieta (14-6) improved to 8-1 in his past 11 starts, allowing three runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings.
Jorge Soler had two hits and two RBIs. Addison Russell doubled twice and scored twice. Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Dexter Fowler each added two hits and the Cubs had 12 in all.
White Sox starter Jose Quintana (6-10) lasted six innings, allowing three runs and seven hits.
Rizzo and Soler had RBI singles in a three-run seventh that saw the North Siders break open a 3-2 game.
RANGERS 12, RAYS 4
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Colby Lewis gave up one run and five hits in six innings to pick up his 13th win, and Texas used a seven-run sixth inning to cruise past Tampa Bay.
Lewis (13-5) walked two and threw 111 pitches – the last 15 to Asdrubal Cabrera, who fouled off 10 pitches before flying out to end the top of the sixth with a runner on base and the Rays trailing by two.
Chris Gimenez, who hit a two-run homer in the second, singled to drive in the first run in the sixth. Delino DeShields and Shin-Soo Choo each drove in a run, another scored on an error and then Adrian Beltre hit a three-run home run to extend the Rangers’ lead to 10-1.
Choo added his 15th homer in the seventh.
Chris Archer (10-9) gave up eight runs and 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings.
PADRES 7, ROCKIES 5
DENVER (AP) – Pinch-hitter Brett Wallace had a tiebreaking RBI single as San Diego took advantage of Colorado catcher Nick Hundley’s throwing error to score three runs in the ninth inning and hand the Rockies their sixth straight loss.
With the Padres trailing 5-4 in the ninth, Derek Norris greeted closer Tommy Kahnle (0-1) with a double and pinch-hitter Cory Spangenberg reached on an infield hit after a replay review showed he had beaten the throw to first. Melvin Upton Jr. hit a dribbler in front of the plate that Hundley fielded but he overthrew the throw to first, allowing Norris to score the tying run from third.
Wallace, batting for reliever Kevin Quackenbush (2-2), followed with his single and Yangervis Solarte added a sacrifice fly as San Digo beat Colorado for the seventh straight time.
Craig Kimbrel got the last three outs for his 33rd save.
DODGERS 8, REDS 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Yasiel Puig and Kike Hernandez homered during a five-run second inning, Adrian Gonzalez and Justin Turner also went deep, and the NL West-leading Los Angeles beat Cincinnati.
Brett Anderson (7-7) shrugged off a two-run homer in the first by Todd Frazier and yielded one more run during the rest of his six-inning stint. The seven-year veteran allowed six hits and recorded only one flyball out in his first career start against Cincinnati.
David Holmberg (1-2) threw 64 pitches in two-plus innings and retired only five of the 15 batters he faced in his 10th big league start – including Anderson on a sacrifice bunt and Turner on a double-play grounder.
GIANTS 12, NATIONALS 6
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Matt Duffy hit a three-run double in San Francisco’s decisive six-run third inning, Jake Peavy worked into the sixth to end a three-start winless stretch, and the Giants beat the Nationals for the third straight game.
Ian Desmond cleared the left field bleachers with a second-inning leadoff home run that hit the walkway for one of the longest in the ballpark’s 16-year history. It was estimated at 470 feet, the Giants said.
Peavy (3-5) allowed five runs on nine hits while outpitching Gio Gonzalez (9-5) as both teams played in a smoky haze from the Northern California wildfires.
Bryce Harper fouled a ball off his lower left leg in the seventh but stayed in the game as the stumbling Nationals lost their fifth straight game. Danny Espinosa homered in the ninth for his first career pinch-hit homer.