Major League Roundup
NEW YORK ó Robinson Cano gave the Yankees the lead for the second straight game against Toronto, this time hitting a two-run double in the seventh inning to exceed 100 RBIs, and New York rallied to beat the Blue Jays 6-4 on Saturday.
Red Sox 12, Rangers 7
BOSTON ó Carl Crawford hit a grand slam as Boston scored eight runs in the fourth inning and snapped a two-game skid with a victory over Texas.
Athletics 3, Mariners 0
OAKLAND, Calif. ó Brandon McCarthy pitched a three-hitter for his first shutout in more than two years, leading Oakland.
Tigers 9, White Sox 8
DETROIT ó Miguel Cabrera hit a game-ending solo homer in the ninth inning, capping a stirring Detroit rally against Chicago.
The first-place Tigers trailed 8-1 in the fifth and 8-6 heading into the ninth
Rays 6, Orioles 3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ó B.J. Upton had five RBIs and Wade Davis pitched effectively into the seventh inning to lead Tampa Bay past Baltimore.
ST. LOUIS ó Jaime Garcia earned his first win since July 23 and drove in the go-ahead run to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Brewers 8, Astros 2
HOUSTON ó George Kottaras became the first major league player to hit for the cycle this season. He hit a solo homer in the fourth inning off Bud Norris (6-9) to give Milwaukee a 2-0 lead and tripled in the sixth ahead of a two-run shot by Craig Counsell, his first of the year.
Nationals 8, Mets 7
WASHINGTON ó Ryan Zimmerman’s short fly ball with one out in the ninth dropped into right field for a single, driving in two runs and giving the Washington Nationals a wild 8-7 victory.
With the Nationals trailing 7-6 in the ninth, Jesus Flores sent a leadoff single into left field for his third hit of the game. Brian Bixler then came in to run, and Bobby Parnell (3-5) walked Jonny Gomes to put runners on first and second. Bixler and Gomes advanced on Ian Desmond’s sacrifice before Roger Bernadina was walked intentionally.
Dodgers 2, Braves 1, 10
ATLANTA ó Dee Gordon scored the go-ahead run on Juan Rivera’s sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers won their season-best sixth straight game with a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves
Pirates 7, Cubs 5
CHICAGO ó Derrek Lee came off the disabled list and hit a go-ahead grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning.
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