Friday’s American League results
Blue Jays 7, Angels 5 — Adam Lind hit two home runs and Yunel Escobar had a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning to power the host Toronto Blue Jays. Promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday after spending more than a month in the minors, Lind hit a three-run homer off Ervin Santana in the third inning, then added a solo drive to left off Hisanori Takahashi in the seventh. Escobar went 3-for-4 with two RBI as the Blue Jays snapped a three-game losing streak and halted Los Angeles’ winning streak at four games.
Rays 4, Tigers 2 — Host Tampa Bay’s Desmond Jennings homered twice and David Price outpitched Justin Verlander to become the AL’s first 11-game winner. The Rays beat Verlander for the second time this season, ending a four-game skid in which they played sloppy defense and struggled to score runs. Price (11-4) allowed two runs before leaving the game because of what was described as lower back tightness after seven innings.
White Sox 14, Yankees 7 — A.J. Pierzynski homered twice, Paul Konerko and Alexei Ramirez also connected and the Chicago White Sox pounded the host Yankees so hard that New York brought in outfielder Dewayne Wise to pitch. The White Sox made it a short and sour major-league debut for Yankees starter Adam Warren.
Rangers 4, Athletics 3 — Craig Gentry’s bases-loaded triple in the eighth capped a four-run rally and Matt Harrison pitched eight strong innings to win his 11th game, lifting the host Texas Rangers. Gentry lifted a fly ball to deep left that gave the Rangers a 4-2 lead.
Royals 4, Twins 3 — Luis Mendoza allowed one run in a career-high eight innings, Salvador Perez homered, and the visiting Kansas City Royals won their fourth in a row.
Friday’s National League results
Cubs 4, Astros 0 — Paul Maholm pitched into the ninth inning to earn his first win in seven weeks and the host Chicago Cubs hit three homers. Maholm (5-6) allowed four hits over 8? innings in his 200th major-league start, earning his first win since he tossed seven shutout innings in a 1-0 victory over Atlanta on May 9.
Marlins 6, Phillies 2 — Josh Johnson pitched six strong innings to help the host Miami Marlins win consecutive games for the first time in nearly a month and keep Cliff Lee winless. Justin Ruggiano tied a career high with three hits and drove in two runs for Miami.
Nationals 5, Braves 4 — Michael Morse had four hits, including the go-ahead homer in the eighth inning after the visiting Washington Nationals had blown a four-run lead. Andrelton Simmons’ two-run homer off Ross Detwiler capped Atlanta’s four-run seventh inning that erased the Nationals’ 4-0 lead.
Diamondbacks 9, Brewers 3 — Aaron Hill hit for the cycle for the second time in 12 days, and Ian Kennedy pitched seven strong innings to lead the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. Brooklyn’s Babe Herman is the only other major-leaguer to hit for two cycles in a season since 1900.
Rockies 10, Padres 2 — Michael Cuddyer and Wilin Rosario both hit a two-run homer to cap the host Colorado Rockies’ rout. Jeff Francis earned his first win of the season by allowing no runs on three hits over six innings.
Pirates 14, Cardinals 5 — Clint Barmes, pinch-hitter Alex Presley and Garrett Jones each homered in a four-run sixth inning that snapped a tie and lifted the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates. Andrew McCutchen had four of the Pirates’ season-high 19 hits.
— Associated Press