- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

TORONTO (AP) - Chris Davis homered and hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, Pedro Alvarez also connected and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 Thursday night for their fifth straight win.

Hyun Soo Kim doubled against Roberto Osuna (2-1) to begin the ninth and was replaced by pinch runner Joey Rickard. After Manny Machado’s groundout advanced Rickard to third, Davis followed with a sacrifice fly to center, with Rickard sliding home easily as Kevin Pillar’s throw was wide.

Davis went 1 for 3 with three RBIs for the AL East leaders. Machado remained in the lineup, hours after being suspended four games by Major League Baseball for charging the mound and punching Kansas City pitcher Yordano Ventura after being hit by a fastball this week. Ventura was penalized nine games - both players have appealed, and remain eligible until the process is complete.

Dylan Bundy (2-1) pitched 2 1-3 innings for the win and Zach Britton finished for his AL-leading 19th save.

RANGERS 5, ASTROS 3

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Prince Fielder homered for the first time since briefly getting benched, Jurickson Profar got two more hits and Texas beat Houston.

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa sprained his left ankle when he stumbled over the first base bag running out a grounder in the fifth inning.

Rougned Odor also homered as the Rangers clinched a franchise-record 10th straight home series victory. They took the finale of a four-game set a day after the Astros snapped a 12-game losing streak in Arlington with their first win of the season against their instate rivals.

Martin Perez (5-4) won his fourth straight start as AL West-leading Texas finished 6-1 on a homestand against its top two challengers in the division. Matt Bush struck out the side in the eighth. Lefty Jake Diekman coaxed a double play for his first career save.

Fielder led off the fourth inning with a line drive down the line in right off Collin McHugh (5-5).

CARDINALS 3, REDS 2

CINCINNATI (AP) - Yadier Molina’s bases-loaded single snapped an eighth-inning tie, and St. Louis reached a season high by beating Cincinnati, taking yet another series in their lopsided NL Central rivalry.

Molina’s third hit of the game sent St. Louis to its fourth victory in five games. The Cardinals (32-28) are a season-high four games over .500, tied with the Pirates for second place, 10 games behind the Cubs.

St. Louis took two of three and has won 18 of its past 22 series with Cincinnati.

The Cardinal who gets booed the loudest in Cincinnati was in the middle of another comeback. His one-out single off Ross Ohlendorf (4-5) put St. Louis up 3-2 and drew jeers. Molina has been booed regularly at Great American Ball Park since a brawl that started between him and Brandon Phillips in 2010.

Seung Hwan Oh (2-0) pitched one inning in relief of Adam Wainwright, who allowed only two hits over the first six. Trevor Rosenthal retired the side in the ninth for his 11th save in 12 chances.

WHITE SOX 3, NATIONALS 1

CHICAGO (AP) - Melky Cabrera doubled twice and drove in two runs, Miguel Gonzalez pitched six strong innings after securing a rotation spot and Chicago beat Washington to snap a five-game skid.

Gonzalez (1-1) won his first game with Chicago after losing seven straight decisions dating to last season with Baltimore. The right-hander retired the first 12 batters he faced, giving up three hits and a run.

The White Sox gave Gonzalez the No. 5 starting spot after designating Mat Latos for assignment before the game.

Brett Lawrie added an RBI double in a three-run first off Gio Gonzalez (3-5), who struck out 10 in 6 2/3 innings.

Daniel Murphy hit a solo homer in the fifth for the Nationals, whose three-game winning streak was snapped.

David Robertson worked around two hits in the ninth for his 14th save in 16 tries.

YANKEES 6, ANGELS 3

NEW YORK (AP) - Carlos Beltran hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in a five-run fifth inning, and New York beat Los Angeles to complete a four-game sweep and reach .500 for only the second time since mid-April.

A night after homering twice in his first Yankees start, Chris Parmelee hit a tying single. But he needed to be helped off the field in the seventh after injuring his right hamstring while stretching into a split to grab Didi Gregorius’ throw on an inning-ending groundout.

Ivan Nova (5-3) won his second straight start, allowing three runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman combined for two-hit relief, with Chapman getting three outs for his 11th save in 12 chances. The Yankees are 8-0 when all three pitch.

Jhoulys Chacin (1-2) lost his command against the Yankees’ left-handed hitters in the fifth and wound up allowing five runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.

METS 5, BREWERS 2

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings and Curtis Granderson had a leadoff home run and New York defeated Milwaukee.

Colon (5-3) allowed eight hits and one run.

Granderson led off the game with a homer off Milwaukee’s Jimmy Nelson (5-5). Granderson doubled leading off the third and scored on a single by Yoenis Cespedes.

Jeurys Familia earned his 20th save in 20 opportunities.

MARLINS 10, TWINS 3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Marcell Ozuna had four hits and three RBIs, and Miami broke open the game with a seven-run seventh inning to beat Minnesota.

Chris Johnson hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the seventh and the Marlins bounced back after dropping the first two games of the series to the Twins. Tom Koehler (4-6) gave up two runs and four hits and struck out six in six innings.

Ervin Santana (1-6) gave up five runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 innings and Minnesota’s bullpen struggled in the seventh.

ROCKIES 11, PIRATES 5

DENVER (AP) - DJ LeMahieu homered, doubled and drove in three runs, reliever Jorge De La Rosa settled down a slugfest with four perfect innings and Colorado beat Pittsburgh.

The game was a makeup of the April 28 contest that was postponed by weather.

Ryan Raburn, Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado each drove in two runs as Colorado snapped an eight-game skid to the Pirates at Coors Field.

De La Rosa (2-4) retired all 12 batters he faced after starter Chad Bettis struggled. De La Rosa also brought in a run with a bunt.

Jeff Locke (5-4) had his four-game winning streak halted. He surrendered 11 runs and saw his ERA soar from 4.28 to 5.38.

INDIANS 5, MARINERS 3

SEATTLE (AP) - Tyler Naquin golfed a two-run home run off reliever Joaquin Benoit in the eighth inning to lift Cleveland.

Naquin managed to coax just enough carry out of a low changeup to carry the wall in right field and give the Indians a 4-2 lead.

Dan Otero (1-0) picked up the victory in relief of starter Josh Tomlin. Cody Allen worked out of two jams to earn his 13th save of the season.

Benoit (1-1) walked Rajai Davis with one out in the eighth inning before Naquin’s blast gave Cleveland the lead. A throwing error by Benoit allowed Chris Gimenez to reach base and ultimately score on a single by Jason Kipnis to increase the lead to 5-2.

Robinson Cano’s second solo homer of the game - this one off Bryan Shaw - closed the gap to 5-3 in the bottom half of the inning. Kyle Seager singled and Lind walked to force Cleveland to bring Allen in early, but he forced Ketel Marte to ground out to end the inning.

Norichika Aoki and Seth Smith singled off Allen with two outs but Allen got Cano to strike out to seal the victory.

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