NEW YORK (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his 23rd home run, J.J. Hardy connected for his first of the season and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 6-1 Saturday after starter Bud Norris left with tightness in his groin.
Adam Jones and Steve Pearce also went deep against struggling soft-tosser Vidal Nuno, helping the Orioles rebound after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth inning of a 5-3 loss Friday night.
Cruz and Pearce each had a two-run shot. Hardy ended a drought of 339 at-bats that dated to last September.
Mark Teixeira hit his 12th home run for the Yankees, who had won four straight and eight of 10, but that was all they managed against Norris and three relievers.
During a pregame ceremony on the field, former New York first baseman Tino Martinez was honored with a plaque to be placed in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium.
TWINS 4, WHITE SOX 3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer hit a two-run double that just missed reaching the seats and Kevin Correia pitched a smooth six innings to help the Twins beat the White Sox for the third straight game.
Glen Perkins pitched another tenuous ninth inning but got his 19th save in 22 tries after giving up two runs to blow one the night before. Adam Eaton led off with a triple and scored on Gordon Beckham’s sacrifice fly.
Pinch-hitter Paul Konerko then smacked a single up the middle, but Perkins struck out Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn to end it and punctuated the final swing and miss with a big pump of his left arm.
MARINERS 2, ROYALS 1
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — Dustin Ackley drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out ninth inning single as the Mariners beat the Royals.
Ackley’s single to right on a 2-2 count scored Kyle Seager, who doubled with two outs to start the game-winning rally. Seager moved to third on Stefen Romero’s infield single before Ackley’s hit. Ackley is 5-for-10 off Jason Vargas (7-3), who took the loss.
Yoervis Medina (4-1) worked a flawless eighth, striking out two to pick up the victory. He has not allowed a run and only three hits in his past 10 outings, covering 10 1-3 innings. Fernando Rodney worked the ninth for his 20th save in 22 opportunities, getting Eric Hosmer to ground into a game ending double play.
REDS 11, BLUE JAYS 1
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jay Bruce’s homer helped the Reds get ahead 8-0 for the second day in a row, and Mike Leake made this big lead stand up, pitching eight innings for a victory over the Blue Jays.
A day earlier, the Blue Jays pulled off the second-biggest comeback in their history. Down 8-0 after the second inning, they rallied to a 14-9 victory behind a pair of homers from Edwin Encarnacion.
The Reds got ahead 8-0 after four innings on Saturday against J.A. Happ (6-4), and the Blue Jays didn’t have another big comeback in them. Leake (5-6) had a lot to do with it, allowing the Blue Jays only four hits, including Colby Rasmus’ homer.
The Blue Jays are 9-5 all-time against the Reds, having won their four previous interleague series.
CARDINALS 4, PHILLIES 1
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday broke an eighth-inning tie with a double, and Adam Wainwright tossed eight strong innings to lead the Cardinals to a win over Philadelphia that snapped the Phillies’ season-high five-game winning streak.
Holliday ripped a one-out double off Cole Hamels to bring in Matt Carpenter to make it 2-1. Carpenter started the rally with a leadoff walk.
Wainwright (10-3) allowed one run and six hits, struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter for the Cardinals, who broke a three-game losing streak. Wainwright pitched on 10 days’ rest after missing a start due to elbow tendinitis.
Trevor Rosenthal earned his 21st save in 24 attempts.
Hamels (2-4) gave up three runs and seven hits over 7 1-3 innings. He had a scoreless streak of 24 2-3 innings snapped on Matt Adams’ second-inning sacrifice fly.
ATHLETICS 2, RED SOX 1, 10 innings
OAKLAND, California (AP) — Coco Crisp singled in Alberto Callaspo with one out in the 10th inning and the Athletics beat the Red Sox to extend their winning streak to five games.
Callaspo drew a leadoff walk against reliever Edward Mujica (2-3) and was sacrificed to second. Red Sox closer Koji Uehara replaced Mujica before Crisp lined his first pitch into right field. Boston right fielder Brock Holt made a strong throw but Callaspo slid home with the game-winner.
It’s the second game-ending hit for Crisp this season and seventh of his career.
The A’s have won the first three games of this four-game series by a total of four runs.
Boston was shut out for the first seven innings before Dustin Pedroia scored on a wild pitch in the eighth.
RAYS 8, ASTROS 0
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — Jake Odorizzi allowed one hit and struck out 10 while pitching into the eighth inning as the Rays beat the Astros.
Odorizzi (3-7) retired his first 10 batters before Jose Altuve’s one-out infield single in the fourth that went off the pitcher’s leg. The right-hander, who went 7 1/3 innings, won for just the second time in his last 14 starts.
Only one runner reached second base against Odorizzi, who walked two. Brad Boxberger and Kirby Yates completed the one-hitter.
Jake Buchanan (0-1) gave up five runs, eight hits and three walks over 4 1/3 innings in his major league debut.
METS 4, MARLINS 0
MIAMI (AP) — Jacob deGrom pitched seven scoreless innings to earn his first win for the Mets in a victory over the Marlins.
Lucas Duda hit a two-run home run, his 10th, and David Wright had three hits and an RBI for New York, which has won three of four.
It was the second shutout in the series for the Mets as Zack Wheeler tossed a 1-0 shutout on Thursday. For deGrom (1-4), who had been winless in first seven starts, it was finally a chance to celebrate. He struck out seven, allowed five hits and issued three walks.
Jeurys Familia pitched the eighth and Jenrry Mejia came in for the ninth to preserve the shut out.
Marlins starter Tom Koehler (5-6) retired the first 11 batters he faced before allowing two runs and four hits in seven innings while striking out eight.
BREWERS 9, ROCKIES 4
DENVER (AP) — Aramis Ramirez had three hits, including a solo homer, and Wily Peralta won his fourth straight start as the Brewers beat the error-prone Rockies.
Carlos Gomez extended his hitting streak to 17 games to help the Brewers improve to 5-1 on their seven-game trip.
Peralta (8-5) went 7 2-3 solid innings and allowed four runs, three earned. He gave up a two-run single to Justin Morneau in the first and then shut down the league’s best offense until Corey Dickerson’s two-run homer in the sixth.
Christian Friedrich (0-1) lasted six innings and surrendered nine runs, four earned, in his season debut. He was betrayed by his defense as the Rockies committed a season-high four errors.
Friedrich is the 11th starting pitcher the Rockies have used this season.
NATIONALS 3, BRAVES 0
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doug Fister pitched eight shutout innings, and Anthony Rendon had three hits and two RBI for Washington in a rare win over Atlanta.
The Nationals took a half-game lead over Atlanta in the NL East after dropping the first two games in the series. Ryan Zimmerman also drove in a run.
Coming off his second loss of the season, Fister (6-2) allowed five hits — three over his final seven innings — with three strikeouts and one walk. Rafael Soriano earned his 16th save.
Rendon’s RBI single in the third gave Washington its first lead of the series, and his run-scoring double in the seventh made it 3-0.
Atlanta’s Julio Teheran (6-5) struck out a season-high 10 batters. The Braves had won five straight against the Nationals, seven of eight this season, and 20-7 since 2013.
Braves catcher Evan Gattis extended his major-league leading hitting streak to 20 games with a sixth-inning single.
TIGERS 5, INDIANS 4, 10 innings
CLEVELAND (AP) — Miguel Cabrera doubled with one out in the 10th inning to drive in the go-ahead run and lift Detroit over Cleveland.
Ian Kinsler opened the inning with a single off Cody Allen (3-2). Following a sacrifice, Cabrera hit Allen’s second pitch off the wall in left-center, scoring Kinsler.
Justin Verlander was one out away from winning for the only the second time in seven starts, but closer Joe Nathan (4-2) blew a save for the fifth time this season when Michael Bourn’s tied it with a two-out single.
Phil Coke pitched the 10th for his first save.
Verlander allowed two runs in seven innings, and Rajai Davis and Kinsler homered in the sixth, giving Detroit a 4-2 lead.
PIRATES 5, CUBS 3
CHICAGO (AP) — Josh Harrison homered and drove in three runs, leading Vance Worley and Pittsburgh to a rain-delayed victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Jordy Mercer went deep for the second straight day and Andrew McCutchen had a tiebreaking RBI single for Pittsburgh, which had lost four of five. Worley (1-0) pitched into the seventh inning for his first win with the Pirates.
Pittsburgh’s Gregory Polanco extended his hit streak to 11 games, making him the first NL player to begin his major league career with such a run since Juan Pierre hit in 16 straight for Colorado in 2000.
Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer for Chicago, which had won four of five.
Travis Wood (7-6) allowed four hits, walked three and struck out four. The left-hander had won his last two starts.
DODGERS 4, PADRES 2
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Josh Beckett pitched seven strong innings, and Hanley Ramirez drove in two runs to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over San Diego.
Los Angeles, which collapsed in the ninth inning of a loss on Friday night, has won six of eight and nine of 12.
Beckett (5-4), in his first start against San Diego this year, allowed four hits and two walks. No Padres reached second base, and San Diego never had more than one runner on base at a time against Beckett.
Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 21st save in 24 chances, one night after allowing three runs for the loss. Beckett continued his stellar work against NL West teams, tying a season-high with eight strikeouts and lowering his ERA to 1.40 against divisional foes.
Tyson Ross (6-7) worked seven innings and took the loss for San Diego.
ANGELS 3, RANGERS 2, 10 innings
ANAHEIM, California (AP) — Howie Kendrick hit an RBI double in the 10th inning, and C.J. Cron homered, leading the Los Angeles Angels past Texas.
Josh Hamilton led off the 10th with an infield single against Neal Cotts (2-4), and Kendrick greeted Jason Frasor with a drive to the fence in left-center.
Mike Morin (1-1) pitched one inning for his first major league victory, striking out three and hitting a batter.
Anaheim’s Jered Weaver allowed a run and four hits through eight innings, but Kevin Jepsen gave up a tying home run to Shin-Soo Choo in the ninth.
Nick Martinez allowed two runs and three hits in seven-plus innings for Texas after retiring his first 15 batters.
GIANTS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 4
PHOENIX (AP) — Tyler Colvin drove in three runs, and San Francisco snapped a season-high, six-game losing streak by beating Arizona.
Hunter Pence hit a towering solo home run to help Brandon McCarthy become the season’s first 10-game loser.
Ryan Vogelsong (5-3) gave up four runs in five innings but got his first victory in four starts and only the second for the NL West-leading Giants in 11 games.
Aaron Hill, a .500 career hitter against Vogelsong, singled, doubled and drove two runs for the Diamondbacks.
McCarthy (1-10) allowed five runs and 10 hits in five innings. The 10 hits matched a season high.
After blowing his previous two opportunities, Sergio Romo escaped trouble in a scoreless ninth for his 21st save in 25 tries.