First Posted: 5/25/2013
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Lyle Overbay homered with two outs in the 11th inning, and the New York Yankees rallied late to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Saturday.
Overbay drilled a 1-0 pitch from Josh Lueke (0-2) into the right field seats to give New York the lead.
Ivan Nova (2-1), who made his first relief appearance after returning from a right triceps injury and being moved from the Yankees’ rotation to the bullpen, struck out James Loney and got an inning-ending grounder from Matt Joyce with the bases loaded in the 10th.
Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect 11th inning for his 18th straight save to start the season.
The Yankees scored twice in the ninth against struggling Tampa Bay closer Fernando Rodney to pull even at 3.
Twins 3, Tigers 2
DETROIT — Joe Mauer homered and had three hits, helping the Minnesota Twins snap a 10-game losing streak with a victory over the Detroit Tigers.
Mauer had already earned the ire of Detroit fans when he broke up Anibal Sanchez’s no-hit bid in the ninth inning Friday night. He was booed when came to bat in the first inning Saturday — then booed some more after his solo homer to right field.
The Twins scored three runs in the first, and that was enough. P.J. Walters (1-0) went six innings, allowing two runs and eight hits.
Four relievers finished, with Glen Perkins pitching the ninth for his ninth save in 10 chances.
Angels 7, Royals 0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Josh Hamilton and Hank Conger homered to back Billy Buckner’s first major league win since 2009, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals for their seventh straight victory.
The resurgent Angels have outscored opponents 54-18 during their longest winning streak of the season.
Conger’s opposite-field shot leading off the sixth inning was the first hit off Jeremy Guthrie, who dropped his third consecutive outing after going a Royals-record 18 starts in a row without a loss.
Hamilton homered with two outs in the seventh, his 900th career hit.
Red Sox 7, Indians 4
BOSTON — Pinch-hitter Mike Carp drove in the tying run with an eighth-inning double and then scored on a double by Dustin Pedroia as the Boston Red Sox rallied for a victory over the Cleveland Indians.
The Red Sox scored four times off reliever Vinnie Pestano (1-1), who took over with Cleveland leading 4-3 in the eighth.
Pedro Ciriaco doubled and scored the tying run when Carp batted for Jonny Gomes and hit a high fly off the Green Monster in left field. Pedroia’s double off The Wall with two outs gave Boston its first lead of the game, and the Red Sox added two more on Daniel Nava’s bloop single with the bases loaded.
Orioles 6, Blue Jays 5
TORONTO — Danny Valencia hit a two-run homer and Adam Jones added a solo shot to help the Baltimore Orioles beat R.A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Orioles won for the fourth time in five games following a season-long, six-game losing streak.
Valencia connected off Dickey with a second-deck drive in the third inning, his second home run of the season — both in the past two days. Jones chased last year’s NL Cy Young Award winner with an even longer drive in the seventh, his ninth of the year and third in three games.Jones has eight home runs at Rogers Centre since the start of the 2012 season, the most by any opposing player.
The Orioles lead the majors with 68 home runs this season, including nine in the past three games.