- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - David Ortiz homered and drove in four runs as the Boston Red Sox ended their 10-game losing streak, rallying from a five-run deficit to defeat the Atlanta Braves 8-6 Monday.

The defending World Series champions trailed 6-1 after the fourth inning of the interleague matchup, with starter Clay Buchholz walking a career-high eight in only three-plus innings.

But Ortiz tied it by hitting a three-run homer off Ervin Santana in the fifth. With Red Sox fans at Turner Field chanting “Papi! Papi!” the World Series MVP then gave Boston the lead with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly off Ian Thomas (1-2) in the seventh.

Following pregame declarations of confidence from manager John Farrell and general manager Ben Cherington, the Red Sox came back to end their worst skid since an 11-game slide in 1994.

DODGERS 4, REDS 3

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu took a perfect game into the eighth inning - one day after teammate Josh Beckett threw a no-hitter - and Los Angeles held on to beat Cincinnati.

The Reds hit only three balls out of the infield before Todd Frazier’s leadoff double in the eighth. That followed a three-run seventh by the Dodgers in which Ryu ran the bases and scored.

The left-hander from South Korea came close to making the Dodgers the first team in major league history with consecutive no-hitters. Beckett won 6-0 in Philadelphia on Sunday.

Los Angeles pitchers tossed a club-record 17 straight hitless innings dating to Saturday, when Paul Maholm got it started against the Phillies.

Cincinnati scored three times in the eighth, but right fielder Yasiel Puig made a key defensive play when he cut off Billy Hamilton’s two-run double in the gap. The relay home held Skip Schumaker at third, and Kenley Jansen struck out Brandon Phillips with the bases loaded to preserve a 4-3 lead.

Jansen also worked the ninth, retiring Devin Mesoraco with two on for his 15th save.

Ryu (5-2) was charged with three runs and three hits in 7 1-3 innings, improving to 6-0 in six starts against the Reds. He struck out seven and walked none while winning for the first time at Dodger Stadium this season.

Johnny Cueto (4-4) allowed four hits and four runs - one earned - in 6 1-3 innings.

YANKEES 6, CARDINALS 4, 12 INNINGS

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Brian Roberts hit a tiebreaking single in a three-run 12th inning after Brett Gardner’s leaping catch at the left-field fence kept New York alive in the 11th.

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