M’s Sweep Sox
Boston — Dustin Ackley had three hits and scored three runs, Seattle’s bullpen was sharp for the second straight day and the Mariners beat Boston 8-6 on Sunday for the Red Sox’s eighth straight loss.
Ackley had a triple, double and single, finishing 13-for-25 in six games against Boston this season. The Mariners completed their first-ever sweep in a series of three or more games in Fenway Park.
Kyle Seager drove in two runs for Seattle.
Dominic Leone (7-2) worked 2 2⁄ 3 innings of hitless relief for the win. Fernando Rodney escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth for his 38th save and the Mariners’ pen held Boston to one run over 6 2⁄ 3.
In Saturday’s victory, Seattle’s relievers gave up just two hits in 5 1⁄ 3 innings of scoreless work.
Will Middebrooks had a two-run double and drove in three runs for Boston, which is on its worst stretch since losing 10 straight in May.
Angels 9, Athletics 4
Oakland, Calif. — Josh Hamilton homered and drove in three runs, Mike Trout also went deep and Los Angeles regained the best record on baseball, beating Oakland.
Erick Aybar had two hits and two RBIs and Kole Calhoun finished with three hits for the Angels, who ended a five-game losing streak to the A’s in Oakland. Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick each drove in a run as Los Angeles won for the ninth time in 12 games.
Yankees 7 White Sox 4 (10)
New York — Pinch-hitter Brian McCann lined a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning, and New York beat Chicago to complete a three-game sweep.
Ichiro Suzuki had a two-run single and the Yankees rallied for their fourth straight victory following a 2-7 slide. Chasing an American League playoff spot, they finished a 4-2 homestand against two losing teams by getting their second game-ending hit against Chicago in three days.
Avisail Garcia hit a tying homer in the ninth for the White Sox, who have lost a season-high six in a row and dropped their last eight games at Yankee Stadium.
Rays 2, Blue Jays 1 (10)
Toronto — Evan Longoria singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and Tampa Bay beat Toronto.
Facing Sergio Santos (0-3), who was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo earlier in the day, Ben Zobrist walked to begin the 10th and went to third on Logan Forsythe’s fly to right that Nolan Reimold missed for a two-base error. Longoria followed with a groundball single to left, scoring Zobrist. But Melky Cabrera threw out Forsythe at the plate, with the call confirmed by video review.
Indians 3, Astros 1
Cleveland — Trevor Bauer took a shutout into the seventh and won for the first time since July 18, leading Cleveland to a victory over Houston.
Bauer (5-7) held Houston to four hits and struck out nine. The right-hander was pulled after issuing a leadoff walk.
Tigers 13, Twins 4
Minneapolis — Victor Martinez homered and had four RBIs, leading Detroit over Minnesota.
Rajai Davis also connected for the Tigers, who have won two straight to earn a split of this four-game series.
Rangers 3, Royals 1
Arlington, Texas — Scott Baker won as a starter for the first time in more than three years and Texas beat AL Central-leading Kansas City to avoid a series sweep.
Cubs 2, Orioles 1
Chicago — Tsuyoshi Wada allowed Steve Pearce’s leadoff homer in the seventh inning for Baltimore’s only hit, and Chicago completed a three-game sweep.
Wada (4-1) got a popout after the homer that landed on Waveland Avenue and departed to a standing
ovation from the crowd of 32,774. He struck out a career-high eight and walked one in 6 1-3 innings in his eighth career start. He retired 16 straight after Adam Jones drew a two-out walk in the first.
Arismendy Alcantara homered run for the Cubs, who recorded their first series sweep since taking three straight at Boston from June 30 to July 2.
Hector Rondon struck out one in the ninth for his 21st save in 25 opportunities.
The AL East-leading Orioles finished their road trip 4-5 for their first losing road trip this season.