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Blue Jays beat Orioles for 10th straight win

  • Toronto Blue Jays Munenori Kawasaki, left,  bows to Jose Bautista as they celebrate their  4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles in a  baseball action in Toronto, Saturday June 22, 2013. (AP Photo/the Canadian Press, Chris Young)

    Toronto Blue Jays Munenori Kawasaki, left, bows to Jose Bautista as they celebrate their 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball action in Toronto, Saturday June 22, 2013. (AP Photo/the Canadian Press, Chris Young)

  • Toronto Blue Jays Munenori Kawasaki, left,  bows to Jose Bautista as they celebrate their  4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles in a  baseball action in Toronto, Saturday June 22, 2013. (AP Photo/the Canadian Press, Chris Young)

    Toronto Blue Jays Munenori Kawasaki, left, bows to Jose Bautista as they celebrate their 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball action in Toronto, Saturday June 22, 2013. (AP Photo/the Canadian Press, Chris Young)

  • Toronto Blue Jays Munenori Kawasaki, left,  bows to Jose Bautista as they celebrate their  4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles in a  baseball action in Toronto, Saturday June 22, 2013. (AP Photo/the Canadian Press, Chris Young)
  • Toronto Blue Jays Munenori Kawasaki, left,  bows to Jose Bautista as they celebrate their  4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles in a  baseball action in Toronto, Saturday June 22, 2013. (AP Photo/the Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Jose Bautista hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays won their 10th straight game yesterday, beating the Baltimore Orioles, 4-2.

Maicer Izturis hit a solo homer in the fifth and Bautista had a two-run drive for Toronto, on its longest winning streak since a 10-game run late in 2008. The Blue Jays, who are 14-4 this month, are one victory from matching the franchise record. Toronto had 11-game winning streaks in 1987 and 1998.

The Blue Jays led 2-1 heading into the eighth but Taylor Teagarden tied it with a homer off reliever Darren Oliver (3-1).

Miguel Gonzalez (5-3) allowed three runs and three hits in 7 1∕3 innings.

YANKEES 7, RAYS 5

Vernon Wells broke out of his big slump with a pinch-hit three-run double, and the New York Yankees rallied to beat the Rays.

Wells was in a 9-for-87 slide that landed him on the bench the past two days, with rookie outfielder Zoilo Almonte starting in his place. But with the Yankees trailing 5-4 in the seventh inning, Wells batted for No. 9 hitter Chris Stewart with the bases loaded and two outs.

Wells’s clutch hit got CC Sabathia (8-5) off the hook after he allowed five runs in seven innings. Mariano Rivera worked a scoreless ninth for his 26th save.

WHITE SOX 3, ROYALS 2

Alejandro De Aza drove in Jordan Danks with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, sending the White Sox to a victory over the Royals.

Jesse Crain (2-1) got through a shaky eighth inning for the White Sox, putting a runner on third with one out and then leaving him there. Addison Reed handled a perfect ninth for his 21st save.

Aaron Crow (3-3) was the loser.

Crain extended his club record with his 29th consecutive scoreless appearance.

Indians 8, Twins 7

Michael Bourn had three hits and three RBIs to help Corey Kluber win his third consecutive start as the Cleveland Indians won their fourth straight.

Cleveland took advantage of five first-inning walks to score six runs. Jason Kipnis added three hits to pace the Indians, who are 8-2 since losing eight in a row.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

ROCKIES 7, NATIONALS 1

Jhoulys Chacin pitched seven shutout innings and hit an RBI single, and Colorado snapped its five-game losing streak by beating Washington.

DJ LeMahieu hit his first home run and Michael Cuddyer’s RBI single in the first extended his hitting streak to 20 games, the longest active streak in the majors and tied for the longest this season. Nolan Arenado also went deep for Colorado.

Chacin (6-3) held Washington to five hits with one walk and three strikeouts to win his third straight start.

GIANTS 2, MARLINS 1, 11 INN.

Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run in the 11th inning and San Francisco snapped a nine-game home losing streak to Miami.

Giants right fielder Hunter Pence made a diving catch to rob Placido Polanco of a likely go-ahead single to end the 11th. The Giants beat the Marlins at home for the first time since July 28, 2010.

Barry Zito pitched seven strong innings with a heavy heart three days after his father’s death. He allowed only Ed Lucas’s first career home run in the first.

PHILLIES 8, METS 7

Pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen homered leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Philadelphia over New York after the Mets wiped out a six-run deficit.

Helped by some shaky Phillies defense, New York scored two runs in the top of the ninth off closer Jonathon Papelbon (2-0) to tie it.

Ryan Howard homered twice and drove in four runs. Michael Young also homered for Philadelphia, which led 7-1 through six innings.

Jordany Valdespin homered in the ninth off Papelbon, who has blown three of his last four save chances after converting his first 13 this season.

BREWERS 2, BRAVES 0

Francisco Rodriguez earned his 300th career save, finishing off Milwaukee’s second straight 2-0 victory over slumping Atlanta.

Donovan Hand, making his first big league start, allowed two hits in 4  2∕ 3 innings for the Brewers. He struck out three in helping to extend Atlanta’s scoreless streak to 24 innings.

Tim Hudson (4-7) lost his sixth consecutive decision despite giving up only two runs in six innings. He allowed RBI singles to Juan Francisco and Aramis Ramirez.

Dodgers 6, Padres 1

Zack Greinke allowed one run over eight sharp innings, Adrian Gonzalez ended a wild Edinson Volquez’s no-hit bid with a homer in the sixth and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres.

In his first game in San Diego since breaking his collarbone in a brawl with Carlos Quentin, Greinke had a season-high eight strikeouts. He allowed four hits and only pitched to two batters over the minimum through seven innings in his longest outing of the season.

Diamondbacks 4, Reds 3

Jason Kubel hit a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally the Arizona Diamondbacks past Aroldis Chapman and the Cincinnati Reds for their fourth straight victory.

Jay Bruce’s second home run of the game gave the Reds a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth.

Paul Goldschmidt singled past Joey Votto at first base leading off the bottom half before Chapman (3-3) issued consecutive walks to Miguel Montero and Cody Ross. With the infield drawn in, Kubel singled over second base for his third career game-ending hit.

INTERLEAGUE

ASTROS 4, CUBS 3

Ronny Cedeno’s squeeze bunt scored Justin Maxwell with the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning to lead Houston over Chicago.

J.D. Martinez tied the game with a three-run homer in the sixth for the Astros.

Jose Cisnero (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win, escaping a bases-loaded jam in the eighth. Jose Veras earned his 15th save in 18 chances.

Rangers 4, Cardinals 2

Nelson Cruz got the decisive hit for the second straight game with a two-run homer in the third inning and Martin Perez prevailed in a matchup of rookie starters as the Texas Rangers beat the St. Louis Cardinals.

Shelby Miller (8-5) allowed two homers for the second time in three starts and didn’t make it out of the sixth against the team the Cardinals beat in the 2011 World Series making its first regular-season visit to Busch Stadium.

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