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American League Game Capsules(Sunday, July 27)
Final Score: Toronto 5, New York 4
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Dioner Navarro hit a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the ninth inning Sunday and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 5-4, winning back-to-back games in the Bronx for the first time in almost four years. The Blue Jays snapped a 17-game road losing streak against the Yankees with a 6-4 victory on Saturday and fought off three comeback attempts in this one to win the three-game series. They won consecutive road games against the Yankees for the first time since Aug. 2-3, 2010, and captured a series in the Bronx for the first time since Aug. 27-29, 2012. Jose Bautista stole second base with two outs in the ninth and scored on Navarro's single to right-center on a 1-2 fastball from David Robertson (1-3). Juan Francisco had a solo homer for the Blue Jays, who are 7-3 since the All- Star break.
Final Score: Boston 3, Tampa Bay 2
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - David Ortiz's three-run homer proved to be the difference as the Boston Red Sox nabbed a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in the finale of a three-game series. Ortiz's blast backed Allen Webster (1-0) to the win in his first start of the season. Recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, Webster allowed two runs on three hits with five walks and four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings for Boston, which snapped a five-game losing streak. Desmond Jennings hit a two-run double and Chris Archer (6-6) was touched for all three runs on six hits over six innings for the Rays, who had a nine-game winning streak snapped.
Final Score: Cleveland 10, Kansas City 3
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Carlos Santana collected three of his team's 15 hits, including two home runs, and drove in four as Cleveland clobbered Kansas City, 10-3, in the finale of a four-game set. Yan Gomes hit a solo shot among his three hits and drove in two for the Indians, who avoided a sweep and put a four-game losing skid to rest. Ryan Raburn contributed a homer as well, with Nick Swisher, Michael Brantley and Asdrubal Cabrera driving in a run apiece. Danny Salazar (3-4) allowed seven hits and three runs while striking out seven over seven effective innings. Billy Butler went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Royals, whose five-game win streak came to a crashing halt. Alex Gordon and Jarrod Dyson each knocked in a run for the hosts. Bruce Chen (2-3) was charged with six runs on eight hits over five-plus frames in defeat.
Final Score: Minnesota 4, Chicago 3
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Sam Fuld had two hits, including a two- run single to cap a three-run seventh inning that lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. With the win, the Twins avoided being swept in a four-game series by the White Sox for the first time ever in Minnesota. It was only their third win in 10 games since the All-Star break. They loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the seventh against Ronald Belisario (3-7), who walked Josh Willingham and Eric Fryer before giving up a single to Chris Parmelee. The first run scored on Danny Santana's sacrifice fly off Javy Guerra and Fuld followed with his two-run single to center to make it 4-2.
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 2, Detroit 1
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - David Freese's go-ahead homer in the eighth inning lifted the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers in the finale of a four-game set on Sunday. Kole Calhoun supplied two hits and Erick Aybar scored for the Angels, who won the final three games of the series and improved to a season-best 22 games over .500. Joe Smith (4-0) tossed a perfect eighth to earn the win. Starter Hector Santiago gave up a run on three hits with three strikeouts across 5 1/3 innings in the no-decision. The Angels bullpen didn't allow a single Detroit baserunner and fanned four batters over the final 3 2/3 innings. Victor Martinez supplied an RBI double for the Tigers, who mustered just three hits and have dropped four of their last six.
Final Score: Baltimore 3, Seattle 2 (10 innings)
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Manny Machado's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning helped the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-2 win in the finale of a four-game series with the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. With Yoervis Medina (4-2) on the mound, Adam Jones doubled while Nelson Cruz and Chris Davis walked to load the bases. J.J. Hardy then popped out, but Machado lofted a fly ball deep to center that was caught, but Jones trotted home for the easy run and a 3-2 lead. Zach Britton struck out the side in the home half for his 20th save of the season. Jones scored twice, Machado drove in two, and Jonathan Schoop had two hits and an RBI for the Orioles, who nabbed three of four in the set and have won five of seven, overall. Miguel Gonzalez gave up a run on eight hits over six innings of work, while T.J. McFarland (4-2) worked a flawless ninth to pick up the win. Mike Zunino went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, and Chris Taylor also drove in a run for the Mariners, who have lost five of their last six games. Roenis Elias gave up a run on four hits with three walks and six strikeouts over five innings.
Final Score: Oakland 9, Texas 3
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - John Jaso drove in three runs and Scott Kazmir did his part on the mound in the Oakland Athletics' 9-3 win over the Texas Rangers in Sunday's rubber match of a three-game set. Kazmir, who was provided a six-run cushion from his offense through five innings, gave way to his bullpen earlier than usual in this one. He allowed two runs on seven hits and didn't go seven innings for the first time since June 30. The A's improved to 16-5 when Kazmir (12-3) starts this season. Oakland pounded out 11 hits, with Josh Reddick accounting for three and Jaso, Stephen Vogt and Yoenis Cespedes all posting two with a run scored. Cespedes also drove in a pair of runs to help Oakland win for the eighth time in the last nine meetings at Globe Life Park. Adrian Beltre and Adam Rosales homered for Texas, which has averaged two runs over its last six games. Rookie Miles Mikolas (1-3) has been a disaster at home in his two previous starts, and Sunday was no different. Mikolas was charged with eight runs -- seven earned -- and failed to get out of the fifth inning. In three starts and 13 2/3 innings at home, Mikolas has been pummeled to the tune of 20 earned runs on 28 hits.
Final Score: Miami 4, Houston 2
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Marcell Ozuna and Garrett Jones homered to lead the Miami Marlins to a 4-2 victory and a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros on Sunday. Casey McGehee and Jordany Valdespin each drove in a run for the Marlins, who have won four straight and seven of their last eight. Jacob Turner (4-6) earned the win after giving up just one run on six hits with four strikeouts across 5 2/3 innings. Jose Altuve homered among his three hits for Houston, which dropped its fifth straight game. Starter Collin McHugh (4-9), who was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the game, lasted 6 1/3 innings. He gave up four runs on seven hits and one walk with nine strikeouts in his sixth-straight loss.
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