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June 16. 2013 11:41PM
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ARLINGTON, Texas — Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 23rd home run, Nick Markakis had four hits and scored three runs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Sunday.


Manny Machado extended his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games and drove in a run for the Orioles, who took three of four from first-place Boston to move within 1½ games of the AL East lead. Baltimore has won six straight series over the Red Sox.


Davis gave the Orioles a 3-0 lead in the third inning with his 100th career homer and seventh in 10 games against Boston. Davis doubled in a run in the fifth to give him 60 RBIs.


Yankees 6, Angels 5


ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mariano Rivera struck out Albert Pujols with the bases loaded to end the Angels’ five-run rally in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees snapped their five-game losing streak with a wild victory over Los Angeles.


CC Sabathia pitched five-hit ball into the ninth, and Travis Hafner hit a three-run homer off Jered Weaver, but the Yankees barely survived when Rivera fanned the Angels’ star slugger. New York’s famed closer gave up three hits and a walk, but still got his 24th save.


Tigers 5, Twins 2


MINNEAPOLIS — Doug Fister held Minnesota hitless until the sixth inning and Torii Hunter connected for his 300th career home run, leading Detroit over the Twins.


Royals 5, Rays 3


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Wade Davis stopped his five-game winless streak, Jeff Francoeur homered, and Kansas City beat Tampa Bay.


Davis (4-5) gave up two runs and five hits in six innings for his first win since he beat the Los Angeles Angels on May 15. It was the right-hander’s first game against the Rays, who traded him to the Royals during the offseason.


Astros 5, White Sox 4


HOUSTON — Jason Castro homered for the second straight game and Matt Dominguez hit a three-run double to help Houston top the Chicago White Sox for its fourth straight win.


Blue Jays 7, Rangers 2


ARLINGTON, Texas — Chien-Ming Wang won for the first time in more than a year, Colby Rasmus homered for a third straight game, and Toronto completed a four-game sweep by beating Texas for its fifth straight victory.


Athletics 10, Mariners 2


OAKLAND, Calif. — Bartolo Colon worked seven strong innings to win his sixth straight decision, Josh Reddick homered and matched a career high with four hits, and Oakland avoided a sweep with a victory over Seattle.


Indians 2, Nationals 0


CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber pitched eight shutout innings, and Cleveland spoiled Stephen Strasburg’s return with a win over Washington.


Kluber (5-4) escaped three big jams to win for the first time in 11 career starts at Progressive Field. He gave up seven hits, struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter. He wiggled out of trouble in the seventh after the Nationals loaded the bases with no outs.


Strasburg (3-6), activated from the disabled list before the game, held the Indians to one run and one hit in five innings. Making his first start since May 31 when he strained a muscle in his back, the right-hander struck out four, walked four and threw 82 pitches.


Carlos Santana’s RBI single with one out in the fourth — the only hit Strasburg allowed — gave Cleveland a 1-0 lead. Jason Kipnis’ sacrifice fly in the eighth scored the Indians’ run.


Vinnie Pestano pitched the ninth for his first save of the season.




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