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07/14/12 11:58 PM

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson both clubbed two-run homers to lead the New York Yankees to a 5-3 win over the visiting Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Cano added an RBI single for the Yankees, who have won six of their last seven games. New York starter Freddy Garcia (4-2) gave up three runs on five hits and five walks in five innings. Rafael Soriano earned his 22nd save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth. Jerome Williams (6-6) returned to the Halos' rotation after being activated from the 15-day disabled list. Recovered from respiratory issues, Williams made his first start in a month and allowed five runs on seven hits over six frames to absorb his fourth consecutive loss. Los Angeles will look to avoid being swept on Sunday.

Final Score: Toronto 11, Cleveland 9

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Adam Lind finished with four hits and drove in four runs as Toronto made an early surge then held on late to beat Cleveland, 11-9, in the middle test of a three-game series. Edwin Encarnacion hit a pair of homers and totaled three RBI for the Blue Jays, who won for the second time in their last six. Yunel Escobar added a two-run shot and J.P. Arencibia doubled twice and drove in a run. Aaron Laffey (1-1) allowed eight hits and four runs over five innings for the win. Shelley Duncan collected three hits including a two-run blast, and knocked in three for the Indians, who have lost three of five. Michael Brantley and Casey Kotchman added late two-run homers in defeat. Ubaldo Jimenez (8-8) lasted just 2 1/3 innings, charged with seven hits and eight runs with four walks.

Final Score: Baltimore 8, Detroit 6 (13 innings)

In his first game since joining the Orioles, Taylor Teagarden had one of the biggest hits of his major league career. Teagarden, who was activated off the 60-day disabled list on Saturday, blasted a two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th inning to send Baltimore to an 8-6 win over the Detroit Tigers. Teagarden was traded from Texas to Baltimore in the offseason, but he didn't play for the parent club until Saturday due to a lower back strain. He entered the game as a defensive replacement in the 11th inning and struck out to leave a runner in scoring position, just after Adam Jones tied the game with an RBI single. Quintin Berry singled in Danny Worth in the top of the 13th to give the Tigers a 6-5 edge, but Joaquin Benoit (1-2) served up a one-out homer to J.J. Hardy, who snapped an 0-for-28 slump. Benoit then hit Jones with a pitch with two outs. Teagarden then smacked a 1-2 pitch barely over the wall in right, just to the left of the scoreboard, for his first career walk-off homer to give the Orioles their 10th straight extra-inning victory.

Final Score: Kansas City 6, Chicago 3

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Alcides Escobar hit two homers, including a go-ahead solo shot in the seventh inning, and the Royals defeated the White Sox, 6-3, on Saturday. Escobar helped give Kansas City a 3-1 lead with a two- run blast in the third inning, then re-established the advantage in the seventh, jumping on the first offering from Jake Peavy (7-6) and sending it over the fence in left field. The White Sox, who won Friday's series-opener in 14 innings, battled back from the early deficit, tying the game in the sixth with a leadoff homer from Adam Dunn and a two-out, RBI triple from Dayan Viciedo. But Dunn struck out an inning later with runners on first and second and Greg Holland (3-2) ended the threat by retiring Paul Konerko.

Final Score: Oakland 9, Minnesota 3

Chris Carter clubbed a three-run home run as part of a four-run first inning and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Minnesota Twins, 9-3, in the second installment of a three-game set Saturday at Target Field. The A's, who struck out 16 times in Friday's series-opening win, pounded four home runs as a team and improved to a major-league best 8-1 in the month of July. Tommy Milone (9-6) scattered 10 hits and gave up two runs over six frames to earn his third victory in his last four starts. Rookie Cole De Vries (2-2) was shelled for seven runs on six hits over five frames to absorb the loss for Minnesota.

Final Score: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 3

St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - David Price pitched into the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays scored twice in the seventh to take the middle installment of a three-game set against the Boston Red Sox, 5-3. Price (12-4) gave up three runs -- two earned -- on six hits and three walks in 7 1/3 innings. The left-hander, who has won his last four decisions, also fanned eight and is now tied for the major league lead in wins. B.J. Upton hit his eighth home run for the Rays, who have won three of their last five. Clay Buchholz (8-3) was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the game and took the loss.Will Middlebrooks blasted his 11th home run, but the Red Sox lost for the seventh time in their last nine games.

Final Score: Seattle 7, Texas 0

Felix Hernandez fired his second shutout of the season and the Seattle Mariners blanked the Texas Rangers, 7-0, in the middle test of a three-game set at Safeco Field. Hernandez (7-5) struck out 12 and allowed just three hits without walking a batter to earn his sixth career shutout. The 36-year-old right-hander is now 3-0 over his last six starts and hasn't lost since June 12 against San Diego. John Jaso clubbed a solo home run and knocked in a pair, while Michael Saunders and Kyle Seager each added two RBI for the Mariners, who snapped a brief two-game skid. Yu Darvish (10-6) was tagged for seven runs on eight hits and four walks over 6 1/3 innings to absorb the loss. In three starts against Seattle this season, Darvish is 1-2 and has surrendered 17 runs -- 16 earned -- over 16 full frames.

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