O’s Top Red Sox in 13
New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, center, waves to the Oakland Athletics dugout after he was presented with farewell gifts from A's president Michael Crowley, left, and manager Bob Melvin, right, before the start of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2013 in Oakland, Calif. The gifts included wine, a surfboard and a donation to his foundation. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Baltimore — Chris Davis singled home the tiebreaking run with two outs in the 13th inning last night, giving the Baltimore Orioles an exhausting 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox in the opener of a four-game series between AL East contenders.
Danny Valencia homered for the Orioles, who moved into second place and within 2½ games of Boston. Baltimore won despite leaving 16 on base and going 4 for 14 with runners in scoring position.
With two outs in the 13th, Nick Markakis drew a walk from Alex Wilson (1-1). Adam Jones singled and Davis followed with an opposite-field pop that landed in front of left fielder Daniel Nava.
T.J. McFarland (1-0) pitched the 13th to earn his first major league win.
The Orioles used seven pitchers, none of whom issued a walk.
A’s 3, Yankees 2 (18)
Oakland, Calif. — Nate Freiman singled home the winning run in the 18th inning against Mariano Rivera, lifting Oakland over New York for a three-game sweep.
John Jaso singled off Preston Claiborne (0-1) to start the rally.
Freiman ended the 5-hour, 35-minute game on New York’s getaway day to Anaheim for a weekend series with the Angels. A day game after a night game turned into a night game after a day game.
Moments before, Rivera issued just the 39th intentional walk of his 19-year career to Jed Lowrie.
Oakland became the first American League team to play two 18-inning games in one season since the A’s and Washington did so in 1971.
Cardinals 2, Mets 1
New York — Adam Wainwright became the major leagues’ first 10-game winner by pitching seven scoreless innings and sent Matt Harvey to his first loss of the season, leading St. Louis over New York in a classic pitching matchup.
Wainwright (10-3) retired his first 11 batters before David Wright’s single, and allowed four hits with six strikeouts and two walks. Wainwright matched his career best by winning his fifth straight start, dropped his ERA to 2.18 and got his 1,000th career strikeout when Wright was called out on a first-inning curveball.
Blue Jays 3, Rangers 1
Arlington, Texas — Edwin Encarnacion hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning and Toronto beat Texas.
The slumping Rangers wasted another solid outing by Yu Darvish, who has made five consecutive starts without a victory.
Cubs 6, Reds 5 (14)
Chicago — Pinch-hitter Julio Borbon had a two-out RBI single in the 14th inning, helping Chicago beat the Reds and end Cincinnati’s record 12-game winning streak at Wrigley Field.
Nationals 5, Rockies 4
Denver — Ryan Zimmerman homered and drove in three runs, Ian Desmond got four hits and Washington beat depleted Colorado.
The Rockies lost four players and a coach, as well as the rubber match of the three-game series.
Giants 10, Pirates 0
Pittsburgh — Matt Cain allowed two hits over 62∕3 innings and San Francisco pounded Pittsburgh.
Phillies 3, Twins 2
Minneapolis — Cliff Lee allowed two runs in seven strong innings, Ben Revere had four hits and scored the go-ahead run, and Philadelphia rallied to beat Minnesota and snap a five-game losing streak.
■ The New York Mets want to do most anything to get David Wright elected to the All-Star team this season. Well, almost anything.
The Mets say they have backed off their latest idea — teaming up with a racy dating website that caters to women looking to meet younger men.
The team said yesterday that it had approached cougarlife.com about trying to help Wright get picked, but later decided to pass. The website featured Wright in an article last month.
Deadspin.com first reported the Mets talked to the site.
The Mets will host the All-Star game next month at Citi Field. Wright was trailing San Francisco’s Pablo Sandoval for the National League’s starting spot at third base in the most recent results of fan voting.
Wright says he’s asked the Mets to “back it down a little bit” in their push to get him chosen.