Friday’s American League results
Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 0 — Jon Lester pitched a one-hitter, allowing only Maicer Izturis’ two-out double in the sixth inning, and the host Boston Red Sox broke a three-game losing streak. Just nine days shy of the fifth anniversary of his no-hitter, the left-hander retired the first 17 batters before Izturis lined a clean double several feet over the outstretched arm of third baseman Will Middlebrooks that landed just inside the foul line.
Rangers 4, Astros 2 — Jeff Baker hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh and Texas relievers threw 3⅓ hitless innings to lead the visiting Rangers. Baker greeted Wesley Wright (0-1) with a leadoff home run to right field to give the Rangers their first lead of the night at 3-2.
Yankees 11, Royals 6 — Lyle Overbay hit a two-run homer and finished with five RBI, Ichiro Suzuki also hit a two-run shot and the Yankees opened their only series in Kansas City with a rout of the Royals. Overbay finished with a career-high four hits, Suzuki had three hits and Chris Nelson drove in a pair of runs for the Yankees, who gave manager Joe Girardi his 500th win in pinstripes.
Orioles 9, Twins 6 — Manny Machado had a tiebreaking RBI single in Baltimore’s three-run as the visiting Orioles rallied for a win. Machado rolled a single into right field that scored Chris Dickerson and broke a 6-all tie.
Angels 7, White Sox 5 — Mike Trout had two hits, including the go-ahead single in the seventh inning to lead the visiting Los Angeles Angels. Hank Conger reached on Conor Gillaspie’s error to start the inning and scored on Trout’s sharp single to right that gave the Angels a 6-5 lead.
Friday’s National League results
Nationals 7, Cubs 3 — Ian Desmond’s three hits included a two-run homer and an RBI double, and Danny Espinosa and Kurt Suzuki also drove in runs with doubles, helping the host Washington Nationals record their season-high fifth consecutive victory. Despite playing without Bryce Harper (ingrown toenail) or Jayson Werth (injured right hamstring), the Nationals won for the seventh time in eight games. Ross Detwiler (2-3) gave up two runs in 6⅔ innings, and Craig Stammen got the last seven outs.
Pirates 7, Mets 3 — Garrett Jones hit a three-run homer — a call that was correctly overturned by baseball’s beleaguered umpires — and Wandy Rodriguez pitched the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates to a victory over the New York Mets. Jones doubled twice and leadoff man Starling Marte also had three hits for the Pirates.
Reds 4, Brewers 3 — Brandon Phillips homered and made a spectacular rally-busting play to lead the host Cincinnati Reds. Phillips had an RBI single off Yovani Gallardo (3-2) and added a solo homer in the seventh after making a saving play in the top of the inning.
Cards 3, Rockies 0 — Shelby Miller allowed a leadoff single to Eric Young and then retired 27 consecutive hitters to lead the host St. Louis Cardinals. Miller struck out 13 and walked none.
Friday’s interleague results
Rays 6, Padres 3 — Alex Cobb struck out 13 in less than five innings and Ryan Roberts and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs apiece to help the host Tampa Bay Rays rally to beat the San Diego Padres. Cobb became the first pitcher in major-league history to fan that many batters and fail to make it through the fifth. The right-hander left after throwing 117 pitches. He recorded 12 of 14 outs on strikeouts — four of them in the third, when a wild pitch on strike three allowed Will Venable to reach base. The other outs were recorded on grounders to shortstop in the first and third base in the fourth.
— Associated Press