Jeter, Yanks Edge Rays
St. Petersburg, Fla. — Derek Jeter hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees ended a five-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.
Brett Gardner opened the ninth with an infield single off Jake McGee (3-1) and advanced to second on a throwing error by second baseman Logan Forsythe. After failing to lay down a sacrifice bunt, Jeter put New York ahead with a single to right-center on a 2-2 pitch.
Dellin Betances (5-0) worked a perfect eighth before David Robertson got the final three outs for his 32nd save. Rookie Shane Greene allowed two runs, seven hits and struck out a career-high 10 in six-plus innings.
Twins 4, Royals 1
Minneapolis — Phil Hughes threw seven sharp innings, Kurt Suzuki hit his third homer of the season and Minnesota beat first-place Kansas City to snap the Royals’ three-game winning streak.
Hughes (13-8) allowed one run, seven hits and struck out six to outlast hard-throwing rookie Yordano Ventura (9-9), who threw six innings of one-hit ball before the Twins broke through in the seventh.
Indians 6, Orioles 0
Cleveland — Carlos Carrasco shut out AL East-leading Baltimore on three hits over seven innings.
Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer in the first off Ubaldo Jimenez (4-9) and Michael Brantley added a two-run shot in the fifth as the hot-and-cold Indians won for the fifth time in six games.
The Orioles lost consecutive games for the first time since June 28-29.
Tigers 4, Mariners 2
Detroit — David Price pitched eight innings of one-run ball, and Detroit snapped Seattle’s five-game winning streak.
Price allowed three hits, struck out seven and walked three in his first game at Comerica Park since he was acquired in a trade with Tampa Bay last month. Joe Nathan worked the ninth for his 25th save, yielding Endy Chavez’s RBI single.
It was Nathan’s first appearance since making a profane gesture at Tigers fans on Wednesday, and he received a mixture of cheers and boos when he was introduced.
Blue Jays 6, White Sox 3
Chicago — Melky Cabrera’s two-run double in the seventh inning lifted Toronto over Chicago.
The Blue Jays, who snapped a four-game losing streak, scored three runs in the seventh to retake the lead after the White Sox tied it with three runs in the sixth.
G iants 6, Phillies 5
San Francisco — Gregor Blanco hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, helping San Francisco over Philadelphia.
Michael Morse had two doubles and a triple as San Francisco won for the second time in three games following a five-game skid. Blanco went 2 for 2 with two RBIs.
Marlins 2, Diamondbacks 1
Miami — Henderson Alvarez made a successful return to the mound after missing two starts, pitching seven strong innings and leading Miami over the sloppy Arizona.
Alvarez (9-5) allowed one run and five hits. He struck out six after missing time with right shoulder inflammation.
Mets 7, Cubs 3
New York — Wilmer Flores provided a spark with his bat and glove, leading Jonathon Niese and New York over Chicago.
Nationals 4, Pirates 3
Washington — Wilson Ramos’ ground-rule double drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, after Adam LaRoche’s two-run homer tied it in the eighth, and Washington came back to beat Pittsburgh.
Ramos’ hit off Justin Wilson (3-3) sailed over right fielder Gregory Polanco’s head and bounced into the home bullpen, scoring Bryce Harper from second base. Harper led off the ninth by drawing a walk — one pitch after he initially thought he’d earned a free pass — and advanced on a wild pitch.
Braves 4, Athletics 3
Atlanta — Chris Johnson drove in two runs with three hits, Julio Teheran threw six strong innings and Atlanta edged suddenly struggling Oakland.
The A’s, who began the day with the best record in the majors, matched their worst skid of the season by losing four in a row. They’ve dropped six of seven overall.
Teheran (11-9) gave up two runs on four hits and three walks. The Braves had lost 12 of 15 before winning the first two games of the series.
Craig Kimbrel got his 36th save in 40 chances.