AMERICAN LEAGUE: ?Yankees 6, Red Sox 0

Vidal Nuno rebounded from two awful starts to pitch two-hit ball into the sixth inning, Kelly Johnson and Brett Gardner hit consecutive homers, and the host New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox on Friday night in the opener of a series between struggling powers. Brian McCann added a two-run homer for New York. In his first at-bat as a 40-year-old, Derek Jeter fisted a single to right field with one out in the first. After Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, Jeter scored on Mark Teixeira’s sacrifice fly off Brandon Workman (1-1) for the early lead.

Rays 5, Orioles 2, Game 1;?Orioles 4, Rays 1, Game 2

Nelson Cruz and Nick Hundley homered to back a commanding pitching performance by Chris Tillman, and host Baltimore beat Tampa Bay for a doubleheader split. In the opener, rookie Alex Colome gave up two hits over 5? innings and Brandon Guyer hit three doubles to lift Tampa Bay to victory. Tampa Bay pitchers got nine strikeouts in the nightcap, giving them a major-league record 261 in June. Cleveland had 253 in June 1964.

White Sox 5, Blue Jays 4

Jose Abreu hit two solo home runs, Alexei Ramirez added a two-run blast and the Chicago White Sox survived a shaky ninth inning to beat host Toronto. Dayan Viciedo also went deep for the White Sox and connected four times off Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. Abreu led off the fifth with his 24th home run, then connected for his 25th to begin the seventh.

Royals 8, Angels 6

Omar Infante capped a seven-run inning with his first career grand slam, and host Kansas City held on to beat Los Angeles on a rough night for starting pitchers. Jason Vargas and Angels counterpart Matt Shoemaker (5-2) combined to give up 14 runs on 20 hits — four of them home runs. Neither got an out in the fifth inning.

Rangers 5, Twins 4

Adrian Beltre homered, Shin-Soo Choo had three hits in his return to the leadoff spot and host Texas snapped its longest losing streak in nearly nine years, holding on against Minnesota. Nick Tepesch (3-3) allowed only three singles over 7? scoreless innings for the Rangers.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: ?Cubs 7, Nationals 2

Light-hitting catcher John Baker had three hits, a walk and four RBI, and Chicago Cubs starter Jason Hammel again mastered the visiting Washington Nationals. Baker capped his big day with a bases-loaded, three-run double off reliever Jerry Blevins in the seventh inning.

Braves 4, Phillies 2

Freddie Freeman homered, doubled and drove in all four Atlanta runs to back Julio Teheran’s strong pitching and lead the visiting Braves over the Philadelphia. Teheran (7-5) allowed two runs — one earned — and six hits in seven innings. He struck out nine, walked none and retired his final seven batters for Atlanta.

Pirates 3, Mets 2, ?11 innings

Josh Harrison doubled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to give host Pittsburgh a victory over New York. Jordy Mercer hit a two-run single for the Pirates (41-39). Pinch-hitter Clint Barmes drew a one-out walk from former Pittsburgh reliever Vic Black (1-2) in the 11th.

INTERLEAGUE:?Athletics 9, Marlins 5

Coco Crisp scored the go-ahead run in the ninth inning on a replay reversal, and Oakland bounced back after blowing a four-run lead to beat host Miami. Josh Reddick’s two-out RBI triple tied the game in the eighth, and Oakland scored four times in the ninth off Marlins closer Steve Cishek (4-3).