AMERICAN LEAGUE: Yankees 5, Orioles 3
Carlos Beltran hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning Friday as host New York beat Baltimore for its fourth straight win. Beltran connected off Zach Britton (3-1) right after Brian McCann hit an RBI single. The Yankees struggled with runners in scoring position until the ninth. Brett Gardner led off the ninth with a single. After Derek Jeter struck out looking and Jacoby Ellsbury flied out, Mark Teixeira walked. McCann then singled home a run, setting up Beltran’s first walkoff homer since 2008, for the New York Mets. David Huff (1-0) gave up Steve Pearce’s RBI single in the ninth but got the win.
Twins 5, White Sox 4
Brian Dozier’s RBI-single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Minnesota to a win over visiting Chicago. Kurt Suzuki had three hits and an RBI and the Twins picked up closer Glen Perkins (3-0), who gave up two runs in the top of the ninth to blow his third save in 21 chances. Daniel Webb (4-1) walked Eduardo Escobar and Sam Fuld with one out in the ninth and Escobar beat the throw home. Gordon Beckham and Jose Abreu homered for the White Sox.
Mariners 7, Royals 5
Brad Miller homered off closer Greg Holland to break a ninth-inning tie, and Seattle beat host Kansas City despite blowing a five-run lead. Charlie Furbush (1-4) inherited a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the eighth, but the Mariners reliever calmly retired Mike Moustakas on a lazy popup to shallow right field. Furbush then struck out Alcides Escobar to silence a sellout crowd.
Astros 3, Rays 1
Jarred Cosart pitched eight shutout innings to beat Tampa Bay, and rookie George Springer’s two-run homer helped visiting Houston win. Cosart (7-5) gave up six hits in winning his third straight start. He walked one and struck out two, retiring 12 straight at one point.
NATIONAL LEAGUE: Cubs 6, Pirates 3
Starlin Castro hit a three-run homer and Edwin Jackson finally got the better of Charlie Morton, leading Chicago over visiting Pittsburgh. Chris Coghlan added a solo shot as the Cubs opened a 10-game homestand with their fourth win in five games. Last-place Chicago also improved to 18-13 since May 17 for the best record in the NL in that stretch. Jackson (5-7) was removed after five innings, but it was enough to get his first win in four matchups this year against Morton (4-8).
Marlins 3, Mets 2
Left fielder Marcell Ozuna cut down a potential tying run at the plate in the eighth and ninth innings — including Kirk Nieuwenhuis to end the game — as host Miami beat New York. Ozuna threw out Nieuwenhuis, who was trying to score on Chris Young’s fly ball to left. He also got David Wright in the eighth when the Mets cut the deficit to 3-2. Adeiny Hechavarria drove in two runs for Miami. Henderson Alvarez (4-3) pitched 6⅓ scoreless innings, allowing seven hits without a walk.
Braves 6, Nationals 4
Atlanta survived Craig Kimbrel’s two-out blown save in the ninth inning by scoring twice in the 13th, topping host Washington to flip-flop the standings atop the NL East. Evan Gattis, who earlier extended his hitting streak to 19 games, singled in the go-ahead run off Jerry Blevins (2-3). Andrelton Simmons followed with an RBI groundout that might have been an inning-ending double play had second baseman Danny Espinosa not bobbled the ball. Ryan Buchter (1-0) pitched the 12th to get the win in his major-league debut.
INTERLEAGUE: Blue Jays 14, Reds 9
Edwin Encarnacion hit two three-run homers, and Toronto pulled off its second-biggest comeback in franchise history, rallying from an early eight-run deficit to a win over visiting Cincinnati. Toronto hit four homers during its comeback, including the two by the major leagues’ home run leader. Encarnacion started the comeback by connecting in the third inning off Mat Latos and finished it with his 23rd homer off Sam LeCure during a five-run ninth inning.