AMERICAN LEAGUE: Red Sox 7, Athletics 6
David Ortiz hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning and visiting Boston beat Oakland on Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep. Ortiz was the only Boston starter without a hit until lining a 1-2 pitch from Fernando Abad (2-3) over the wall in left-center. The Red Sox had to go extra innings after letting a 6-1 lead slip away. The A’s scored three runs in the eighth, then Stephen Vogt and pinch-hitter John Jaso homered in the ninth against Koji Uehara (3-1). Mike Napoli and David Ross also homered for Boston.
Orioles 8, Yankees 0
Chris Tillman tossed seven innings of four-hit ball and visiting Baltimore handed New York ace Masahiro Tanaka his second major-league loss. Jonathan Schoop homered off Tanaka (11-2) for the second time and fellow rookie Caleb Joseph capped the scoring with his first career homer.
Rays 5, Astros 2
Yunel Escobar drove in two runs during a three-run sixth inning and Tampa Bay Rays beat visiting Houston. Escobar hit a two-run single and Sean Rodriguez had an RBI grounder off Dallas Keuchel (8-5) to give the Rays a 4-2 lead in the sixth.
Mariners 2, Royals 1
Rookie Roenis Elias pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Mike Zunino homered and visiting Seattle defeated Kansas City for a three-game sweep. After winning 10 in a row to move into first place in the AL Central, the Royals have dropped four in a row.
Twins 6, White Sox 5
Joe Mauer had two hits and two RBI, and host Minnesota completed its first four-game sweep against Chicago in 20 years. Anthony Swarzak and Casey Fien combined for three shutout innings of relief and Jared Burton earned his first save since May 30, 2013, with a perfect ninth.
Angels 5, Rangers 2
Rookie Matt Shoemaker won his fifth consecutive decision in a starting role, C.J. Cron and Kole Calhoun homered in the second inning against Yu Darvish, and Los Angeles completed a three-game sweep of visiting Texas.
NATIONAL LEAGUE: Mets 11, Marlins 5
Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer and visiting New York matched a season high with 17 hits to beat slumping Miami. Jonathon Niese (4-4), who has been plagued by poor run support this year, won for the first time since May 22. He allowed less than four earned runs for the 19th consecutive start, giving up three in six innings.
Nationals 4, Braves 1
Tanner Roark won his fourth consecutive start, Denard Span had an RBI double and Washington beat visiting Atlanta for a split of the four-game series between NL East rivals. The Nationals improved to 3-7 against Atlanta. They increased their division lead over the Braves to 1½ games.
Cardinals 5, Phillies 3
Mark Ellis drove in two runs, including the go-ahead score with a bunt, and St. Louis got a scoreless effort from its bullpen to beat visiting Philadelphia. Cody Asche drove in all three Philadelphia runs with a bases-loaded double in the second.
Pirates 2, Cubs 1
Brandon Cumpton pitched seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider hit a solo homer and visiting Pittsburgh beat Chicago. Pirates closer Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for his 12th save in 15 chances. Gregory Polanco had his hitting streak snapped at 11 games. The Pirates’ rookie leadoff hitter had a hit in his first 11 major-league games. He was 0-for-3 with a walk.
Brewers 6, Rockies 5
Aramis Ramirez homered and drove in two runs, and Milwaukee continued its road dominance with a win over Colorado. The Brewers swept the Rockies to finish 6-1 on a road trip that started in Arizona. Wilin Rosario homered among his four hits and had three RBI for Colorado, which has lost six in a row.
Dodgers 2, Padres 1
Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched six solid innings and visiting Los Angeles beat San Diego soon after Padres General Manager Josh Byrnes was fired. Ryu (9-3) won for the sixth time in seven starts since missing more than three weeks with shoulder inflammation.
Giants 4, Diamondbacks 1
Madison Bumgarner gave up two infield singles while pitching into the ninth inning and visiting San Francisco beat Arizon. Bumgarner left after an error by shortstop Brandon Crawford and then Ender Inciarte’s single off the glove of third baseman Pablo Sandoval in the ninth.
INTERLEAGUE: Reds 4, Blue Jays 3
Johnny Cueto pitched eight effective innings and Cincinnati beat visiting Toronto after Blue Jays stars Brett Lawrie and Jose Bautista exited early because of injuries. Lawrie sustained a broken right index finger when he was hit by a pitch in the second. Bautista left because of tightness in his left leg.