NEW YORK — Mark Reynolds hit a three-run shot in the sixth inning for his second two-homer game of the weekend series and the Baltimore Orioles closed in on the AL East-leading New York Yankees with an 8-3 victory Sunday.
Randy Wolf (1-0) made his first appearance for Baltimore when starter Chris Tillman left with right elbow stiffness after the third inning. He helped the Orioles pull within two games of the Yankees with 3 1-3 serviceable innings.
Reynolds made the ballpark in the Bronx his personal launching pad in this key matchup between the top two teams in the division. He homered twice in Friday night's victory, then got Baltimore on the scoreboard Sunday when he hit a mammoth drive leading off the fifth.
CLEVELAND — Jurickson Profar made quite a debut at age 19, homering in his first major league at-bat as the Texas Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tony Abreu drove in three runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins to avoid a three-game sweep.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Seth Smith hit a two-run homer, Stephen Drew hit a solo shot for his first clout since joining Oakland and the Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox for their season-best ninth straight win.
SEATTLE — Jesus Montero hit another home run off Angels ace Jered Weaver, leading Hisashi Iwakuma and the Seattle Mariners past Los Angeles.
TORONTO — David Price pitched a solid 6 2-3 innings and Ben Francisco homered in his first start for Tampa Bay as the Rays salvaged a series split against the Toronto Blue Jays with a win.
Price (17-5) became the AL's top winner. Jered Weaver of the Angels was set to try for his 17th win later in the day.
DETROIT — Justin Verlander shut down Chicago after the first inning and Delmon Young hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the sixth to lift the Detroit Tigers to a victory over the White Sox and a share of first place in the AL Central.