MLB roundup: Rays finally end skid
BALTIMORE ó The Tampa Bay Rays ended their 11-game losing streak Monday night, using a 15-hit attack and an effective pitching performance by David Price to beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-4.
The Rays avoided becoming the first World Series team in history to lose 12 in a row the following year. Rookie Reid Brignac had a career-high four hits ó his first big league homer, two doubles and a single ó and B.J. Upton also connected for Tampa Bay.
Yankees 5, Angels 3
NEW YORK ó Mark Teixeira hit a two-run triple on a play that caused Angels center fielder Torii Hunter to lose a shoe, then doubled to start the go-ahead rally in the eighth.
Tigers 6, Blue Jays 5, 10 innings
DETROIT ó Marco Scutaro’s second error of the game allowed Brandon Inge to score from second base in the bottom of the 10th.
Athletics 9, Rangers 0
ARLINGTON, Texas ó Brett Tomko pitched a five-hitter for his 100th major league win and the Athletics dealt a blow to Texas’ playoff hopes, routing the Rangers.
Twins 6, Indians 3
MINNEAPOLIS ó Michael Cuddyer’s tying three-run homer rescued the Twins in the eighth inning.
Cubs 2, Brewers 0
CHICAGOó Ryan Dempster pitched eight shutout innings and Derrek Lee homered for the seventh time in 10 games.
Reds 3, Astros 1
CINCINNATI ó Jay Bruce hit a go-ahead single in his return from the disabled list.
Cardinals 11, Marlins 6
ST. LOUIS ó Matt Holliday drove in three runs to top 100 RBIs for the third time in his career.
Albert Pujols had two hits plus the go-ahead sacrifice fly in a three-run fourth inning.