Blue Jays 3, Yankees 2
TORONTO (AP) — Adeiny Hechavarria doubled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 3-2 on Saturday, trimming New York's lead atop the AL East to half a game.
New York could fall into a first place tie with Baltimore if the Orioles beat Boston at home later Saturday.
Toronto's Rajai Davis homered and had three hits as the Blue Jays increased the pressure on the Yankees, who wasted several opportunities early.
Shawn Hill (1-0) pitched three innings of scoreless relief for the win and Casey Janssen closed it out for his 21st save in 24 chances.
Andy Pettitte's stretch of 11 scoreless innings since his return from a broken lower left leg was halted in the first when Davis hit a one-out solo homer to left, his eighth.
Orioles 4, Red Sox 3
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis hit his 30th home run, rookie Manny Machado lined a go-ahead shot in the seventh inning and the Baltimore Orioles climbed into a tie atop the AL East by defeating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 Saturday night.
After finishing in the division cellar in each of the previous four seasons, Baltimore (91-67) is now in first place with the New York Yankees. Both teams have four games left.
The Yankees lost to Toronto before this game started, so the Orioles knew they would earn a share of the lead with a win. Baltimore went ahead 3-0 in the fourth, then let Boston pull even before Machado homered a liner into the second row of the left-field seats off Felix Doubront (11-10).
Athletics 7, Mariners 4 (10)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit a tying two-run home run in the ninth inning and Brandon Moss hit a game-ending three-run homer in the 10th, and the Oakland Athletics gained ground on the first-place Texas Rangers with a stunning 7-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.
Coco Crisp singled off Oliver Perez (1-3) leading off the final inning for his fourth hit. Stephen Pryor entered with one out and walked Yoenis Cespedes on four pitches.
Moss hammered the first pitch against Pryor well over the wall in right for his 21st home run, sending Oakland streaming out of the dugout to celebrate its major-league leading 14th walk-off win.
The A's are 2 ½ games back of Texas in the division and 2 ½ ahead of the Los Angeles Angels for the final wild card.
Tigers 6, Twins 4
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer to move into at least a tie for the lead in all three triple crown categories and Justin Verlander struck out eight in seven innings to help the Detroit Tigers stay in front in the AL Central with a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.
Cabrera's blast in the eighth inning off Casey Fien was his 43rd home run for the year, moving him into a tie with Texas star Josh Hamilton for the AL lead. He also leads the AL in batting average (.327) and RBIs (136) as he looks to become the first player since 1967 to lead the league in all three categories.
Verlander (17-8) allowed four hits and one unearned run to drop his ERA to 2.64 for the Tigers, who moved two games ahead of the Chicago White Sox in the division.
Rays 10, White Sox 4
CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Moore pitched one-hit ball into the sixth, Matt Joyce homered twice and the Tampa Bay Rays stayed three games behind in the chase for the second AL wild card Saturday by beating the sliding Chicago White Sox 10-4.
Tampa Bay, with nine wins in 10 games, remained three games out of the second wild card behind Oakland, which beat Seattle 7-4 Saturday.
Moore (11-11) went 5 1-3 innings with two walks and four strikeouts. Jeff Keppinger and Chris Gimenez also homered for the Rays.
Whit the White Sox trailing 10-0 in the eighth, pinch-hitter Orlando Hudson hit a grand slam off reliever Chris Archer — Chicago's fourth hit all day.
Chris Sale (17-8) gave up five runs and seven hits in just 3 1-3 innings, his shortest start of the season.
Rangers vs Angels
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Steady rain forced the postponement of Saturday's game between the AL West-leading Texas Rangers and the wild-card hopeful Los Angeles Angels.
Officials waited as long as possible trying to play, but rain persisted throughout the day. The game was called about 7 p.m. local time, about four hours after its scheduled start.
The game was rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader Sunday.
Yu Darvish (16-9), set to start Sunday after missing his last game with neck stiffness, is expected to start the opener for Texas. Saturday's scheduled starter Derek Holland (11-6) will get the second game.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia had indicated that Ervin Santana (9-12) and Zack Greinke (6-2) would remain in that order.
Royals 7, Indians 6 (14)
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tony Abreu's two-out single in the 14th inning gave Kansas City a 7-6 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night, snapping the Royals' six-game losing streak.
Scott Maine (2-3) walked Mike Moustakas on four pitches to start the inning. Jeff Francoeur and Brayan Pena struck out, but Maine's wild pitch moved Moustakas into scoring position. Abreu blooped a single to center to score the go-ahead run.
Both teams used nine pitchers and Cleveland's bullpen pitched 10 scoreless innings before allowing the winning run.
Braves 2, Mets 0
ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Minor pitched 6 1-3 sharp innings to win his fifth straight decision, Martin Prado and Jason Heyward each had an RBI and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 2-0 on Saturday night.
Chipper Jones, who played his next-to-last regular-season game at Turner Field, was hitless in four at-bats.
Craig Kimbrel earned his 41st save of in 44 chances with a scoreless but shaky ninth.
The Braves have won six of seven and 11 of 15, but they began the night four games behind Washington in the National League East with six games to play.
If they don't win the division, the Braves will host a wild-card playoff game next Friday.
Brewers 9, Astros 5
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marco Estrada struck out 11 in eight shutout innings, Corey Hart homered twice and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Houston Astros 9-5 on Saturday night.
The Brewers began the day barely in the playoff race, a year they reached the NL championship series. Any Milwaukee loss or St. Louis win would mean elimination.
Hart drove in four runs to back Estrada (5-7), who won for the third time in four starts. The right-hander allowed only four singles and a walk after giving up six earned runs in just four innings against Washington in his last outing.
Houston hit three home runs in the ninth to score five times off reliever Livan Hernandez.
Pirates 2, Reds 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit a solo home run off Jonathan Broxton with one out in the ninth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 Saturday night.
A day after getting no-hit by Cincinnati's Homer Bailey, the Pirates won with eight hits.
McCutchen's 31st homer helped Pittsburgh keep a record 20th consecutive losing season at bay for at least a day. The All-Star hit a 2-2 fastball from Broxton (4-4) a couple rows deep in right-center before getting mobbed at home plate by his teammates.
Joel Hanrahan (5-1) worked out of a two-on, two-out jam in the ninth, setting the stage for McCutchen. Pedro Alvarez had two hits for the Pirates, who won for just the seventh time this month.
Diamondbacks 8, Cubs 2
PHOENIX (AP) — Trevor Cahill threw a four-hitter in his third career complete game, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks added to Chicago's futility in the NL West with an 8-2 victory over the Cubs on Saturday night.
Cahill (13-12), 4-1 in his final five starts of the season, struck out a season-high nine and walked three. He was two outs shy of his third career shutout when Alfonso Soriano hit his 32nd home run of the season in the ninth.
Upton hit a booming two-run homer onto the second deck in left field in the fifth and had an RBI single Arizona's three-run first. Aaron Hill went 3 for 4 with two RBIs. He doubled in a run in the first and singled in one in the second off Justin Germano (2-10), loser of eight straight starts.
The Cubs fell to 0-18 in road games against the NL West. They have one more chance to end that streak, in the series finale on Sunday.
Chicago has lost seven in a row and 11 of 12 and is one loss shy of 100 for the season.
Nationals 6, Cardinals 4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Morse circled the bases for a grand slam after taking an imaginary swing, and the Washington Nationals cut their magic number for winning the NL East to one Saturday night, beating St. Louis 6-4 on Kurt Suzuki's two-run double in the 10th inning.
The Nationals were forced to wait at least another day when second-place Atlanta won.
St. Louis' magic number for clinching the second NL wild-card spot remained at three.
The Nationals opened the game with a blast, and a bit of comedy.
Morse's drive with the bases loaded cleared the wall but caromed back onto the field, sending runners and fielders scurrying. The umpires reviewed the ball on replay and confirmed it was indeed a grand slam.
The umps ordered all runners to retrace their steps and Morse back to the plate. He mimicked his swing minus a bat, then made his trip around the bases.
Phillies 9, Marlins 5
MIAMI (AP) — Roy Halladay survived a shaky opening inning, Jimmy Rollins had three hits and scored three times, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 9-5 on Saturday night.
Chase Utley drove in three runs and Carlos Ruiz added a two-run double for the Phillies, who evened their record at 79-79 with four games left.
Halladay (11-8) allowed six hits and four runs, striking out seven and walking three in five innings.
Padres 7, Giants 3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chase Headley hit his 30th home run and had three RBIs to tie Ryan Braun for the NL lead with 112 and the San Diego Padres beat Buster Posey and the NL West champion San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Saturday night.
Posey, who started at catcher a night after being hit in the throat with a wild pitch, went 2 for 2 with a to raise his average to .337 and increase his lead in the NL batting race over Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen. McCutcheon went 1 for 5 to drop to .329. Suspended outfielder Melky Cabrera of the Giants has a .346 mark but won't qualify for the batting crown at his own request after a positive drug test.
Headley hit a two-run homer off Madison Bumgarner in the third to give the Padres a 4-3 lead. It's San Diego's first 30-homer season since Adrian Gonzalez had 31 in 2010, and the 17th time it's been done in team history. Headley also had an RBI grounder in the first and scored three runs.
The Padres scored as many runs Saturday night as they did in being outscored 19-7 during a three-game losing streak. Chris Denorfia had three hits and scored twice.
Dodgers 3, Rockies 0
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kemp homered twice, Joe Blanton pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers climbed within two games of the second NL wild-card spot with a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.
The Dodgers' fourth straight victory, coupled with St. Louis' 10-inning loss to Washington, kept the Dodgers clinging to their postseason hopes with four games left.
After this weekend, Los Angeles finishes up with a three-game series against NL West champion San Francisco. The defending World Series champion Cardinals close out the regular season with a three-game set at home against West champion Cincinnati.
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