Yanks Win 6th in Row
New York — Andy Pettitte stopped the Orioles once again, Eduardo Nunez returned with a go-ahead hit and the New York Yankees beat Baltimore 5-4 yesterday for their season-high sixth straight win.
The Yankees overcame Chris Davis’ major league-leading 33rd home run and yet another double from Manny Machado, celebrating his 21st birthday. The Orioles have lost four of five.
The 41-year-old Pettitte (6-6) earned his 251st win, tying Hall of Famer Bob Gibson for 44th place on the all-time list.
Pettitte persevered on a hot, sticky day, hanging in after the Orioles took an early 3-0 lead.
Rays 3, White Sox 0
St. Petersburg, Fla. — Matt Moore won his fourth consecutive start to help Tampa Bay beat All-Star selection Chris Sale and Chicago.
Moore (12-3), who could still become an All-Star as an injury replacement, gave up five hits, two walks and struck out six over 61∕3 innings.
Twins 6, Blue Jays 0
Toronto — Brian Dozier hit a three-run home run, Mike Pelfrey and three relievers combined for a four-hitter and Minnesota beat Toronto.
Dozier had two hits and four RBIs, connecting off knuckleballer R.A. Dickey for his eighth homer as the Twins snapped a six-game skid.
Tigers 9, Indians 4
Cleveland — Torii Hunter drove in three runs, Miguel Cabrera cracked a two-run homer and the Tigers dominated Cleveland again, pounding the second-place Indians for their fifth straight win.
Hunter hit a two-run homer, tripled and doubled as the Tigers won their seventh consecutive game over the Indians and increased their lead in the AL Central to 3½ games.
Royals 4, Athletics 3
Kansas City, Mo. — Jarrod Dyson delivered an infield single with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning, giving Kansas City a scrappy victory over Oakland.
Cubs 4, Pirates 1
Chicago — Alfonso Soriano hit two-run homers in consecutive innings to lead Chicago over Pittsburgh.
Giants 4, Dodgers 2
San Francisco — Madison Bumgarner drove in two runs and struck out nine in seven innings, and San Francisco overcame an embarrassing lineup mistake to beat Los Angeles.
The Giants were caught batting out of order in the first inning, wiping away Buster Posey’s RBI double. Manager Bruce Bochy submitted a lineup with Posey batting fourth, but the reigning NL MVP and batting champion hit third.
Cardinals 5, Marlins 4
St. Louis — Jon Jay scored from first on right fielder Giancarlo Stanton’s throwing error on Shane Robinson’s single with two outs in the ninth inning, giving St. Louis a victory over Miami.
Edward Mujica (1-1) worked a scoreless ninth for the Cardinals after Matt Adams’ pinch-hit two-run homer tied it two innings earlier.
Nationals 5, Padres 4
Washington — Bryce Harper drove in three runs after talking his way into Washington’s lineup, Ryan Zimmerman knocked in the go-ahead run and the Nationals rallied for a win over San Diego.
Reds 13, Mariners 4
Cincinnati — Cesar Izturis drove in three runs, matching his season total, and Mat Latos doubled home two more, rallying Cincinnati over Seattle.
The Reds got only their second win over Seattle in interleague play.