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AP PHOTONew York Yankees' Ben Francisco celebrates with Lyle Overbay after Francisco homered during the third inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Wednesday at Yankee Stadium in New York.
AP PHOTONew York Yankees' Ben Francisco celebrates with Lyle Overbay after Francisco homered during the third inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Wednesday at Yankee Stadium in New York.
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NEW YORK — Robinson Cano homered and Eduardo Nunez scored the tiebreaking run after a sixth-inning double to send the New York Yankees past the Houston Astros 5-4 Wednesday night.


Ben Francisco hit his first home run for New York and three relievers supplied spotless work after fill-in starter David Phelps wasted a four-run lead. Ichiro Suzuki’s double-play grounder put the Yankees ahead and they held on to take two of three games in a series between the teams with the highest and lowest payrolls in the majors.


Twins 6, Tigers 2


DETROIT — Scott Diamond pitched six solid innings, and the Minnesota Twins got to Anibal Sanchez early in the win that snapped the Tigers’ five-game winning streak.


Sanchez (3-2) was coming off a 17-strikeout performance against Atlanta, and he fanned five in the first two innings against the Twins — but Minnesota scored two runs in the first and another in the second. Diamond (2-2) didn’t allow a hit until Jhonny Peralta’s single in the fifth.


Angels 5, Athletics 4


OAKLAND, Calif.— Mark Trumbo hit a home run for the third consecutive day, Howie Kendrick and Mike Trout also homered and the Los Angeles Angels ended a four-game losing streak.


C.J. Wilson (3-0) remained undefeated despite walking a season-high five hitters. He allowed two runs on six hits in 6 1-3 innings. Wilson struck out five and stranded six Oakland runners in scoring position.


Red Sox 10, Blue Jays 1


TORONTO — Clay Buchholz pitched seven shutout innings to earn his major league-leading sixth win, Mike Napoli hit two of Boston’s five home runs and the Red Sox routed the Blue Jays.


Stephen Drew hit a two-run shot in the second inning and Napoli went back-to-back with Daniel Nava in the fourth as the Red Sox won their majors-best 19th game.


Indians 6, Phillies 0


CLEVELAND — Ryan Raburn tied a career high with four hits, Trevor Bauer allowed one hit in five strong innings for his first American League win.


Raburn, coming off back-to-back two-homer games, drove in two runs with a single in the third and a double in the fifth. He has 12 hits in his last 14 at-bats, a stretch that began Sunday.


The Indians have won a season-high four straight games in which they have outscored their opponents 39-5.


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