- Associated Press - Thursday, September 4, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley hit solo home runs off Koji Uehara in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees stunned the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Thursday night to bolster their slim playoff hopes.

New York had just one hit since the third inning before Teixeira drove a pitch into the second deck in right field for his 21st home run this season. One out later, Headley homered deep into the right-field bleachers against Uehara (6-5).

Adam Warren (3-5) pitched a scoreless ninth for the Yankees, who began the night four games out of the second AL wild-card spot and in danger of missing consecutive postseasons for the first time since 1992 and ‘93.

David Ortiz homered twice and drove in three runs for the Red Sox. Brock Holt put Boston ahead 4-3 with a fifth-inning homer, then made a great sliding grab in the bottom half.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Pinch-hitter Colby Rasmus homered in the 10th inning and Toronto earned its first three-game sweep at Tampa Bay.

Rasmus led off with a long drive into the right-field seats against Steve Geltz (0-1).

Tampa Bay threatened in the ninth and loaded the bases loaded with one out. But reliever Brett Cecil (2-3) worked out of the jam by striking out three in the inning. Casey Janssen got three outs for his 21st save.

Toronto won the first two games of the series to stop a streak of 22 consecutive winless road series (including one in Orlando) against the Rays dating to April 6-8, 2007.

Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle and counterpart Jake Odorizzi both had impressive outings.


BALTIMORE (AP) - J.J. Hardy snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run single, and Baltimore gave away a six-run lead before rebounding to beat Cincinnati for a three-game sweep.

After completing a 9-2 homestand, the AL East-leading Orioles (82-57) are assured a third straight winning season for the first time since 1992-94.

Nelson Cruz hit his major league-leading 37th home run in a six-run first, but the Reds chipped away and finally pulled even with a four-run seventh. Baltimore rookie Jonathan Schoop homered for the third straight game.

Tommy Hunter (3-2) worked 1 1-3 innings and Zach Britton got three outs for his 33rd save.

Devin Mesoraco went 4 for 4 with his 21st home run and four RBIs, but the Reds (66-74) fell eight games under .500 for the first time since Oct. 2, 2009. Cincinnati has dropped 16 of 22.

Manny Parra (0-2) took the loss.

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