ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ B.J. Upton joined elite company by hitting his 100th career homer for Tampa Bay.
Upton put the Rays ahead 1-0 with a fourth-inning homer off Tommy Hunter (4-7). Upton joins Rickey Henderson, Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonds, Cesar Cedeno, Lloyd Moseby, Eric Davis and Hanley Ramirez as the only players to amass 100 homers and 200 steals before age 28.
Upton turns 28 on Aug. 21. His brother, Arizona’s Justin Upton, hit his 100th career homer earlier in the night at Philadelphia.
Tampa Bay’s Matt Moore (8-7) improved to 7-2 in his past 11 starts after giving up six hits over 5 1-3 innings. Fernando Rodney, the fourth Rays’ reliever, pitched the ninth for his 32nd save.
Desmond Jennings made it 2-0 on a solo shot in the sixth. Hunter, who has given up 26 homers this season, allowed two runs and six hits over 5 2-3 innings.
TIGERS 10, INDIANS 2
DETROIT (AP) _ Prince Fielder homered and drove in four runs, helping Anibal Sanchez win for the first time with Detroit.
Fielder also hit a two-run double. Sanchez (1-1) allowed one earned run in six-plus innings. The right-hander was acquired in a July 23 trade with Miami.
The Indians, who designated outfielder Johnny Damon for assignment before the game, lost their seventh straight. Justin Masterson (7-10) allowed seven runs and 10 hits in four innings. He walked four and struck out four.
Fielder and Miguel Cabrera had three hits each for Detroit.
Fielder’s double in the third inning went off the wall in right-center and gave Detroit a 3-1 lead. The Tigers broke the game open with four runs in the fourth.
TWINS 6, RED SOX 5, 10 innings
BOSTON (AP) _ Minnesota’s Jamey Carroll had four hits, including a go-ahead single in the 10th.
Carroll and Justin Morneau both went 4-for-4 _ Morneau doubled twice and Carroll once.
Darin Mastroianni led off the 10th with a double. After third baseman Will Middlebrooks made a spectacular diving catch on a foul ball by Brian Dozier, Carroll singled off Vicente Padilla (4-1).