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MINNEAPOLIS — Vernon Wells drove in three runs, and the New York Yankees pounded rookie Kyle Gibson while finishing a four-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins 9-5 on Sunday.

Travis Hafner had three hits and scored twice, and Ichiro Suzuki had a two-run triple among his three hits for the Yankees, who scored 29 runs in the series.

The Yankees didn’t even need their usual super-sized contribution from Robinson Cano, whose streak of six straight multihit games ended without reaching base. He still batted .500 on the seven-game road trip with 11 RBIs.

Justin Morneau homered twice for the Twins, one-third of his season total. But Gibson (1-1) gave up 11 hits and eight runs in 5 1-3 innings.

New York starter David Phelps (6-5) was charged with four runs and eight hits in 6 1-3 innings.

The Twins have lost 10 of their last 13 games.

White Sox 3, Orioles 2

CHICAGO — Adam Dunn hit a game-ending solo homer off Tommy Hunter in the ninth inning, lifting the Chicago White Sox to a victory over Baltimore.

Dayan Viciedo flied out to left before Dunn drove a full-count pitch from Hunter (3-2) over the wall in left for his 23rd homer. It was the third hit of the game for Dunn, who also had two RBIs.

Jose Quintana pitched seven innings of two-hit ball for the White Sox, finishing with a career-high 11 strikeouts. He retired his last 13 batters.

Rays 7, Astros 5, 11 innings

HOUSTON — Yunel Escobar drove in three runs, including a tiebreaking double in the 11th inning that sent Tampa Bay to the victory.

Escobar and Desmond Jennings each doubled twice and singled, helping the Rays win for the fifth time in six games.

Brett Wallace homered twice for the Astros.

Tigers 11, Blue Jays 1

TORONTO — Justin Verlander pitched seven shutout innings, Austin Jackson hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers routed the slumping Toronto Blue Jays.

Jackson went 4 for 5 with a walk and scored four times as the Tigers pounded out 16 hits while playing without slugger Miguel Cabrera, who got a rare day off.

Royals 10, Indians 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lorenzo Cain hit his first career grand slam, Salvador Perez provided a bases-loaded double in the eighth inning and the Royals rallied to get the win.

Kansas City trailed 5-0 before Cain’s slam and a solo shot by George Kottaras tied it in the sixth. The Indians regained the lead on Carlos Santana’s two-run double in the seventh, but the Royals answered in the bottom half on a two-run homer by Eric Hosmer.


Red Sox 8, Padres 2

BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia hit a two-run double, David Ortiz had a two-run single and the Red Sox handed the Padres their season-high sixth straight loss.

Brandon Snyder and Jacoby Ellsbury each hit a solo homer for the Red Sox, who won eight of nine to match its best homestand since June 2010. Allen Webster (1-2) pitched six innings for his first major league win, allowing two runs and five hits.

Athletics 1, Cubs 0

OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Norris scored on a passed ball with two outs in the seventh inning and that was enough for Oakland to get the victory.

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