BALTIMORE -- Vernon Wells doubled in the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees hit four solo homers in a 6-4 victory over the Orioles on Monday night, extending Baltimore’s losing streak to six games.
New York trailed 4-3 in the ninth before Travis Hafner homered with one out on a 3-1 pitch from Jim Johnson, who has blown three straight save opportunities after converting a franchise-record 35 in a row. All three of those botched saves have come during Baltimore’s current skid.
Hafner added an RBI single in the 10th inning for the Yankees, who have won 10 of 13 to move a season-high 12 games over .500 (28-16). The Yankees also improved to 19-0 when scoring first this season.
Blue Jays 7, Rays 5
TORONTO — R.A. Dickey won his second straight start, Edwin Encarnacion hit a tiebreaking, bases-loaded double in the seventh inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays won.
Indians 10, Mariners 8, 10 innings
CLEVELAND — Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the Cleveland Indians, twice revived by Seattle’s fielding errors, beat the Mariners to complete a four-game sweep.
Marlins 5, Phillies 1
MIAMI -- Alex Sanabia outpitched Cole Hamels in a matchup of struggling starters, leading the Miami Marlins past the Philadelphia Phillies.
Hamels (1-7) struck out 10 in six effective innings but has not won since April 28 at the New York Mets. Domonic Brown homered for the Phillies.
Reds 4, Mets 3
NEW YORK -- Jay Bruce hit a tiebreaking homer and drove in two runs to back Johnny Cueto’s wild but effective return from the disabled list for the Reds.
Brandon Phillips had a two-run single for his first career hit off Shaun Marcum in 13 at-bats. Phillips also made two sparkling plays in the field to help the Reds bounce back from Sunday’s stunning 3-2 loss to the Phillies.