Final Score: Tampa Bay 4, Boston 3 (10 innings)
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Joyce collected the game-winning hit with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, and Tampa Bay posted a 4-3 victory over Boston in the finale of a four-game series. Burke Badenhop (0-3) allowed a leadoff double to Ryan Hanigan, then issued an intentional walk to Kevin Kiermaier before Ben Zobrist's sacrifice bunt moved pinch-hitter Sean Rodriguez and Kiermaier into scoring position. Wil Myers also drew a free pass ahead of Joyce's long fly to left which sailed over the head of Yoenis Cespedes to end the game. Grant Balfour (2-6) gave up a hit in an otherwise scoreless top of the 10th. Evan Longoria drove in two runs, and Myers ended up with three hits and an RBI for the Rays, who earned a split in the set. Mike Napoli homered, with Cespedes and Mookie Betts knocking in a run each for the Red Sox, who have dropped three of their last five.
Final Score: Minnesota 6, Baltimore 4
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Joe Mauer had three hits and four RBI, two of which came on a tie-breaking single in the eighth inning, as the Minnesota Twins avoided a four-game sweep by the Baltimore Orioles with a 6-4 victory. Minnesota's three-run eighth helped Phil Hughes (15-9) join the Angels' Jered Weaver and Detroit's Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello as the American League's lone 15-game winners this season. The right-hander fired eight strong innings and allowed just five hits and three runs, all of which were unearned after an error in the seventh preceded Nick Hundley's game-tying homer. Glen Perkins served up a solo homer to Nelson Cruz in the ninth before holding on to record his 33rd save. Mauer delivered a two-run triple earlier in the day, while Kennys Vargas went 2-for-3 with two RBI in only Minnesota's second win in its last nine. Kevin Gausman (7-7) struck out seven over 7 1/3 innings for the AL East- leading Orioles, who had won four straight coming in, but was dealt the loss after being charged with five runs -- four earned.
Final Score: Detroit 12, Cleveland 1
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Miguel Cabrera finished 4-for-4, homered twice, scored four runs and drove in three to fuel Detroit's 12-1 decision over Cleveland in the opener of a four-game series. Tyler Collins hit a three-run shot, Victor Martinez slugged a two-run homer and J.D. Martinez added a solo blast for the Tigers, who collected 20 hits en route to posting their seventh win in their last 10 games. David Price (13-10) scattered eight hits and walked two while allowing one run and fanning eight over seven innings. Carlos Santana knocked in the only run, while Lonnie Chisenhall and Michael Bourn added two hits each for the Indians, who lost for the second time in their last eight. Corey Kluber (13-9) lasted just 2 2/3 frames, charged with seven hits and five runs.
Final Score: Oakland 6, Seattle 1
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - It didn't take long for Adam Dunn to give the Oakland Athletics' sputtering offense a much-needed boost. The veteran slugger belted a two-run homer in his initial at-bat with his new team, sparking a five-run first inning that carried the A's to a 6-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners in the opener of a three-game series. Geovany Soto added a two-run single during the big opening frame and Jason Hammel turned in his best start in an Oakland uniform to help the A's bounce back from this past weekend's four-game sweep at the hands of the AL West-leading Angels. Oakland mustered a paltry one run total over its three most recent defeats. Hammel (2-5), meanwhile, limited the Mariners to three hits -- including a solo homer to Brad Miller -- over eight innings in his sharpest effort since coming to Oakland in a trade with the Chicago Cubs in July. Seattle's Chris Young (12-7) wasn't nearly as effective, recording only two outs while being rocked for five runs on four hits and two walks.
Final Score: Kansas City 4, Texas 3
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with a two- run homer and three RBI as the Kansas City Royals held off the Texas Rangers, 4-3, in the opener of a three-game series. Mike Moustakas added two hits and an RBI for the Royals, who remained a half-game ahead of the Tigers for first place in the AL Central. Detroit beat the Indians earlier Monday. Yordano Ventura (11-9) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on five hits with seven strikeouts and four walks over 6 1/3 innings for Kansas City, which snapped a three-game skid. The right-hander returned to the mound after missing his last start because of a back issue. Michael Choice, Tomas Telis and Adrian Beltre each drove in a run for the Rangers, who had just five hits. Texas starter Colby Lewis (9-12) gave up four runs on nine hits while striking out five over seven innings. The right-hander was coming off a complete game performance at Seattle last Wednesday, as he allowed four runs and seven hits in a 12-4 victory.
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