BALTIMORE - Nick Markakis singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Baltimore Orioles a 3-2 comeback win over the Cleveland Indians last night.
Jay Payton homered and scored the decisive run for the Orioles, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Markakis drove in the final two runs for Baltimore, which improved to 2-14 when trailing after seven innings.
Casey Blake homered for the Indians, whose four-game winning streak ended. Cleveland had won 10 of 11 and was 3-0 in extra innings.
Mariners 15, Yankees 11
NEW YORK - Yuniesky Betancourt hit a tiebreaking two-run double in an eight-run fifth inning, and the Mariners ended New York's three-game winning streak.
Jose Guillen, Kenji Johjima, Betancourt and Jose Lopez - the bottom four batters in Seattle's starting lineup - combined to go 9 for 18 with 10 RBIs as Seattle scored its most runs in three years. The first eight Mariners reached base in the fifth inning against Kei Igawa, Colter Bean (0-1), and Luis Vizcaino, a half-inning that took 30 minutes.
Every starter in Seattle's batting order had a hit and a run scored, seven of nine had RBIs, and the Mariners had a season-high 20 hits.
Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui homered for the Yankees, who led by 5-0 after one.
Tigers 6, Royals 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Justin Verlander maintained his mastery of Kansas City, and Detroit beat the Royals for its fifth straight victory.
Consistently in the 90s and sometimes reaching 100 m.p.h. with his fastball, the hard-throwing Verlander gave up seven hits and two runs in seven-plus innings. He struck out three and walked one.
Athletics 5, Devil Rays 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Nick Swisher hit a tiebreaking three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning as Oakland beat Tampa Bay.
Shannon Stewart walked and Mark Ellis singled off Gary Glover (0-2) with one out in the ninth. Brian Stokes replaced Glover and struck out Eric Chavez before Swisher hit a 2-2 pitch into the right-field stands.
Red Sox 2, Twins 0
MINNEAPOLIS - Tim Wakefield limited Minnesota to three hits in seven innings and David Ortiz homered to lead Boston to its third straight win.
Wakefield (3-3) didn't allow a runner past second base against the AL's top-hitting team.
Rangers 7, Blue Jays 1
ARLINGTON, Texas - Hank Blalock hit a two-run homer, Brandon McCarthy pitched six sharp innings and Texas snapped a five-game losing streak. McCarthy (2-4) allowed one run and two hits with four walks.