Friday’s American League results
Tigers 6, Twins 0 — Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before Minnesota’s Joe Mauer broke it up with a one-out single, and that was the only hit the Detroit right-hander allowed in the host Tigers’ victory. Sanchez fell two outs shy of his second career no-hitter, but thanks to Mauer it was just another near miss this season. It was Sanchez’s second gem in about a month — he set a franchise record with 17 strikeouts in eight marvelous innings against Atlanta on April 26. Sanchez (5-4) struck out 12 and allowed three walks. Mauer lined a clean hit up the middle.
Yankees 9, Rays 4 — Brett Gardner, Lyle Overbay and Jayson Nix each drove in two runs to lift the visiting New York Yankees. Gardner made it 5-0 with a two-run homer off Roberto Hernandez (2-5) during the fourth. The Yankees took a 3-0 lead in the second on Overbay’s two-run double and an RBI single by Nix. David Phelps (3-2) retired his first 13 batters before James Loney hit a one-out double in the fifth.
Angels 5, Royals 2 — Mike Trout had his 21st multi-hit game, Jason Vargas pitched into the eighth inning and the visiting Los Angeles Angels extended their winning streak to six games. Trout had two hits, stole his 11th base and scored two runs, including one on a wild pitch. Vargas (4-3) allowed two runs and five hits over 7⅓ innings to win his fourth decision in a row.
Orioles 10, Blue Jays 6 — Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 16th home run and Nick Markakis had three hits and three RBI to power the visiting Baltimore Orioles. J.J. Hardy, Danny Valencia and Adam Jones all went deep as the Orioles matched a season high in runs and set a season high with four home runs.
Athletics 6, Astros 5 — Chris Young connected on a three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the visiting Oakland Athletics. The A’s trailed 5-3 before closer Jose Veras (0-3) walked two of the first three batters of the inning to set the table for Young. He turned on a curveball to put Oakland ahead by a run.
Friday’s National League results
Nationals 5, Phillies 2 — Jordan Zimmermann became the National League’s first eight-game winner, and the Washington Nationals followed a calamitous road trip with a winning start to a homestand. Zimmermann (8-2) allowed two runs and six hits with no walks over seven innings. The Nationals scored their most runs in a week, and they got four or more in the same inning for the first time in almost a month.
Reds 7, Cubs 4 — Joey Votto extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a homer, and Ryan Hanigan and Brandon Phillips also homered to power the host Cincinnati Reds to their fourth win in a row. Votto and Hanigan homered in the fourth inning off Scott Feldman (4-4). Phillips connected off Hector Rondon in the eighth. Bronson Arroyo (5-4) gave up three runs in six innings, including Feldman’s first career homer.
Brewers 2, Pirates 1 — Marco Estrada gave up one run over seven innings and Alex Gonzalez had a two-run double to lead the host Milwaukee Brewers. Estrada (4-2) retired the first 14 Pittsburgh batters he faced before a two-out bloop single to left field by Neil Walker in the fifth gave the Pirates their first runner. Estrada struck out eight.
Friday’s interleague result
White Sox 4, Marlins 3 — Jeff Keppinger drove in the winning run on a single in the 11th and John Danks was solid in his season debut to lead the host Chicago White Sox. Paul Konerko started the rally with a one-out single. Pinch-runner Tyler Greene moved to third when Dayan Viciedo singled off the glove of second baseman Derek Dietrich. After Ryan Webb (1-2) intentionally walked Conor Gillaspie, Keppinger singled to left field.
— Associated Press