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Rays erupt in ninth

O’s Johnson blows save as Tampa rallies for 10-6 win

  • Tampa Bay Rays Matt Joyce follows through on an RBI-double against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    Tampa Bay Rays Matt Joyce follows through on an RBI-double against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

  • Tampa Bay Rays Matt Joyce follows through on an RBI-double against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    Tampa Bay Rays Matt Joyce follows through on an RBI-double against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

  • Tampa Bay Rays Matt Joyce follows through on an RBI-double against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
  • Tampa Bay Rays Matt Joyce follows through on an RBI-double against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Matt Joyce hit a big two-run double in a six-run ninth-inning rally, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 10-6 victory over the Orioles yesterday, ending Baltimore’s franchise-record streak of 109 straight wins when leading after seven innings.

Joyce also homered and finished 3-for-5 with five RBI.

It was the third straight road victory for the Rays, all of them come-from-behind wins.

Trailing 6-4, Kelly Johnson hit a one-out homer off Jim Johnson (1-4), whose club-record streak of 35 straight saves ended Tuesday.

Johnson then loaded the bases on two walks and a hit before Joyce doubled to the right-center gap for a 7-6 lead. Ben Zobrist followed with a two-run double off Darren O’Day, who later issued a bases-loaded walk to Luke Scott.

Adam Jones and Chris Davis homered for the Orioles, who have lost four straight.

ANGELS 12, WHITE SOX 9

Alberto Callaspo hit a three-run homer in Los Angeles’s five-run seventh inning, and the Angels snapped Chicago’s four-game winning streak.

Callaspo also had a pair of sacrifice flies to give him five RBI on the day. Mark Trumbo added his 10th homer for Los Angeles, which finished with 17 hits.

Robert Coello (1-0) recorded his first major league victory, retiring all five batters he faced and striking out three after relieving Joe Blanton after another ineffective performance. Ernesto Frieri got four outs for his eighth save.

Hector Gimenez had four hits and three RBI for the White Sox, who allowed only 10 runs during their winning streak. Paul Konerko and Alexei Ramirez had three hits apiece, and Adam Dunn drove in two runs before leaving in the fifth because of back spasms. Nate Jones (0-4) got the loss.

INDIANS 5, MARINERS 4

Jason Kipnis scored the winning run in the ninth inning when Brendan Ryan’s throw pulled catcher Jesus Montero off the plate, sending the Indians to the victory.

Kipnis, who won Friday’s game with a three-run homer in the 10th, sparked the winning rally with a leadoff single against Oliver Perez (1-1). He moved to third on Asdrubal Cabrera’s double and Nick Swisher was walked intentionally to load the bases.

Mark Reynolds then hit a sharp ground ball that forced Ryan to make a diving stop, and he was unable to get the forceout at home.

The dramatic victory came after Chris Perez (2-0) blew a save opportunity in the top half of the inning, allowing two-out solo homers to Raul Ibanez and Justin Smoak.

YANKEES 7, BLUE JAYS 2

Robinson Cano hit a pair of two-run homers to back a solid effort by David Phelps, and the Yankees beat the Blue Jays for the ninth straight time at Yankee Stadium.

Phelps (2-2) struck out eight while allowing one run in a season-high seven innings, helping New York beat Toronto for the eighth time in nine games this season.

Cano connected off Brandon Morrow with two outs in the third after Brett Gardner drove in the first run of the game with an RBI single. Cano also hit one off Morrow (1-3) with two out in the fifth.

Travis Hafner returned to the Yankees’ lineup after missing five games because of right shoulder inflammation and hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Reds 10, Phillies 0

Bronson Arroyo pitched five-hit ball over 7 2∕3 innings and Joey Votto went 4-for-4 with a homer to lead Cincinnati.

Arroyo (4-4) struck out six and allowed one runner to reach third in winning his third straight start against Philadelphia. He was 1-7 in his first 10 games against the Phillies, but has figured them out over the last two seasons.

Votto had a two-run shot and walked twice to reach safely six times. Ryan Hanigan hit a three-run homer.

Kyle Kendrick (4-2) gave up four runs and eight hits with a season-high four walks in six innings. Kendrick hadn’t allowed more than two runs in his previous seven starts.

CUBS 8, METS 2

Scott Feldman pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and drove in two runs with a big two-out double, helping Chicago to its fifth win in seven games.

The Cubs can win three straight series for the first time with a victory today. Anthony Rizzo had two hits and his first home run since signing a seven-year contract on Monday.

Chicago was going for its first shutout since a victory over Colorado on Aug. 26, but Rick Ankiel broke it up with a two-run homer off Hector Rondon with one out in the ninth.

Feldman (4-3) allowed seven hits, struck out six and walked one in 6 2∕3 innings.

Padres 2, Nationals 1

Everth Cabrera singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth against Jordan Zimmermann, and Yonder Alonso homered and helped turn a heads-up double-play as San Diego Padres beat Washington.

Zimmermann (7-2) was trying to become the first to win eight games in the big leagues this season.

Cabrera singled in Alex Amarista, who reached when catcher Kurt Suzuki fielded his bunt and forced John Baker at second. Zimmermann tried to pick off Amarista but his throw was wide of first baseman Adam LaRoche for an error, allowing Amarista to take second.

Cabrera’s hit made a winner of Eric Stults (4-3).

Braves 3, Dodgers 1

Evan Gattis and Andrelton Simmons hit consecutive homers off Kenley Jansen in the eighth inning, and Atlanta rallied to beat the Los Angeles.

Kris Medlen, Cory Gearrin and Craig Kimbrel combined on a two-hitter for Atlanta.

Diamondbacks 1, Marlins 0

Brandon McCarthy pitched a three-hit complete-game shutout for his first win since being struck in the head by a line drive last season to lead Arizona.

Gerardo Parra led off the game with a home run for Arizona, which has won four in a row while dealing the Marlins a season-long seven-game losing streak.

Rockies 10, Giants 2

Tyler Chatwood threw into the sixth inning and Wilin Rosario hit a two-run homer off Tim Lincecum in Colorado’s rout.

Promoted from Triple-A Colorado Springs before the game for his second stint with the Rockies this season, Chatwood (2-0) had a shaky second inning but settled in after that and handcuffed the Giants, who managed one run and six hits in 5 2∕3 innings.

Brewers 6, Cardinals 4, 10 inn.

Jeff Bianchi drove in two runs with a 10th-inning single up the middle, and Milwaukee beat St. Louis.

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