CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Indians have never considered their terrific start a surprise.

But with each dramatic victory, their fans begin to believe, and expect late-inning comebacks like the one the Indians mounted Saturday.

Travis Buck hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning to give Josh Tomlin a 2-1 victory over Cincinnati.

"The atmosphere truly was amazing," Tomlin said. "It gave you an adrenaline rush."

Buck connected with two outs against Homer Bailey (3-1), who took a one-hitter into the seventh.

"Homer was dealing," Buck said. "He didn't give us many pitches to hit. He just left one a little out over the plate."

Buck's first homer in an Indians uniform sent a sellout crowd of 40,631 into a frenzy as Cleveland improved baseball's best record to 28-15 - including 17-4 at home.

Tomlin (6-1) gave up one run and three hits over seven innings. Rookie Vinnie Pestano worked the eighth and Chris Perez the ninth for his 12th save in 13 chances.

The Reds who dropped their fourth straight, matching their longest losing streak of the season.

"We got a great-pitched game, didn't have a ton of opportunities, and didn't capitalize on the few that we had," Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker said. "The difference was that one pitch. That's just tough, a tough way to lose."

For the first time in their last seven home triumphs, the Indians didn't wait until their last at-bat to win it.

Still, the crowd was nervous when Cleveland fell behind in the top of the seventh, 1-0. The Indians, with top hitters Grady Sizemore and Travis Hafner on the disabled list, had not displayed a hint of offense.

Then, Asdrubal Cabrera opened the bottom half by grounding a single between first and second. Bailey got two quick outs before Buck, serving as the DH in place of Hafner, drove the first pitch from the righthander over the wall in right-center for a 2-1 lead.

"We continue to find a new hero on a daily basis," manager Manny Acta said after Buck delivered in only his 12th start for Cleveland.

Tomlin became the fifth pitcher since 1919 to work at least five innings in each of his first 21 career appearances. The most recent was Boston's Daisuke Matsuzaka, who did it in 28 games in 2007.

Bailey was perfect for 32/3 innings before Shin-Soo Choo sent an opposite-field blooper to left for a single. Bailey then struck out Carlos Santana and didn't allow another baserunner until Cabrera started the Indians' winning rally.

The righthander, who started this season on the disabled list with a sore pitching shoulder, struck out four over seven innings and recorded 11 outs on grounders.

Indians 2, Reds 1

Cincinnati 000 000 100 – 1 4 0

Cleveland 000 000 20x – 2 5 0

Cincinnati AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

 Stubbs cf 4   0   1   0   0   1   .270

J.Gomes dh 4   0   0   0   0   3   .171

Votto 1b 3   0   0   0   1   0   .331

B.Phillips 2b 3   1   0   0   0   1   .323

Bruce rf 2   0   1   0   2   0   .265

Rolen 3b 4   0   0   1   0   1   .264

F.Lewis lf 3   0   0   0   0   0   .258

Hanigan c 3   0   2   0   0   0   .273

1-T.Wood pr 0   0   0   0   0   0   .063

R.Hernandez c 0   0   0   0   0   0   .337

Renteria ss 3   0   0   0   0   1   .228

Totals 29   1   4   1   3   7   

Cleveland AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

 Brantley lf 4   0   1   0   0   0   .284

A.Cabrera ss 4   1   1   0   0   0   .282

Choo rf 3   0   1   0   0   1   .242

C.Santana c 3   0   0   0   0   2   .216

T.Buck dh 3   1   1   2   0   0   .267

O.Cabrera 2b 3   0   1   0   0   0   .274

LaPorta 1b 3   0   0   0   0   1   .262

Hannahan 3b 3   0   0   0   0   1   .236

Carrera cf 3   0   0   0   0   1   .250

Totals 29   2   5   2   0   6   

 1-ran for Hanigan in the 8th. LOB: Cincinnati 5, Cleveland 3. 2B: O.Cabrera (7). HR: T.Buck (1), off H.Bailey. RBIs: Rolen (17), T.Buck 2 (6). RLSP: Cincinnati 2 (J.Gomes, F.Lewis); Cleveland 1 (LaPorta). RA: Stubbs, Rolen. GIDP: Votto, B.Phillips. DP: Cleveland 2 (O.Cabrera, A.Cabrera, LaPorta), (A.Cabrera, O.Cabrera, LaPorta).

Cincinnati IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

 H.Bailey (L 3-1) 7   4   2   2   0   4   105   2.08

Arredondo 1   1   0   0   0   2   17   2.45

Cleveland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

 Tomlin (W 6-1) 7   3   1   1   1   3   85   2.41

Pestano (H 5) 1   1   0   0   0   3   15   1.56

C.Perez (S 12) 1   0   0   0   2   1   17   2.84

HBP: by Tomlin (B.Phillips). Umpires: Home, Bill Miller; first, James Hoye; second, Manny Gonzalez; third, Phil Cuzzi. T: 2:21. A: 40,631 (43,441).

Blue Jays 7, Astros 5

TORONTO - Jose Bautista hit two home runs, increasing his major-league-leading total to 18, Yunel Escobar added a tie-breaking drive, and Toronto rallied to beat Houston.

Bautista hit a three-run drive to left off Brett Myers (1-4) in the sixth and added a solo shot against Jose Valdez in the eighth. It's the 14th multihomer game of his career.

Houston 201 010 001 – 5 11 1

Toronto 000 003 31x – 7 10 0

Houston AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

 Bourn cf 4   2   1   0   1   0   .271

Ang.Sanchez 2b 4   0   1   1   1   2   .265

Pence rf 5   1   2   0   0   2   .293

Ca.Lee dh 5   2   2   0   0   1   .244

Wallace 1b 3   0   2   1   0   0   .310

C.Johnson 3b 3   0   2   3   0   0   .225

Barmes ss 4   0   0   0   0   1   .191

Bogusevic lf 4   0   1   0   0   3   .286

Quintero c 3   0   0   0   1   0   .250

Totals 35   5   11   5   3   9   

Toronto AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Y.Escobar ss 4   2   1   2   0   0   .276

C.Patterson lf 4   0   0   0   0   0   .273

Bautista rf 4   2   3   4   0   0   .364

A.Hill 2b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .250

J.Rivera 1b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .223

R.Davis cf 4   0   0   0   0   0   .250

E.Thames dh 3   1   2   0   0   1   .333

Jo.McDonald 3b 3   0   0   0   0   0   .204

J.Molina c 3   2   2   1   0   1   .314

Totals 33   7   10   7   0   2   

E: Barmes (2). LOB: Houston 8, Toronto 2. 2B: Ang.Sanchez (6), Ca.Lee (8), E.Thames (1). HR: Bautista (17), off Myers; Y.Escobar (4), off Myers; Bautista (18), off J.Valdez. RBIs: Ang.Sanchez (18), Wallace (14), C.Johnson 3 (22), Y.Escobar 2 (15), Bautista 4 (31), J.Molina (5). SB: Ca.Lee (2), Bautista (5). SF: Wallace, C.Johnson. RLSP: Houston 4 (Bourn, Barmes, Wallace, Ca.Lee); Toronto 1 (A.Hill). RA: Quintero, C.Patterson. GIDP: Wallace, J.Rivera. DP: Houston 2 (C.Johnson, Ang.Sanchez), (C.Johnson, Ang.Sanchez, Wallace); Toronto 1 (A.Hill, Y.Escobar, J.Rivera).

Houston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Myers (L 1-4) 62/3   8   6   5   0   2   99   5.00

Escalona 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   5   3.38

J.Valdez 1   2   1   1   0   0   11   6.94

Toronto IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Morrow 6   9   4   4   3   6   104   5.06

Janssen (W 1-0) 1   0   0   0   0   1   10   1.45

Frasor (H 4) 1   0   0   0   0   1   11   1.45

Rauch (H 1) 1/3   2   1   1   0   0   15   4.00

Dotel (S 1) 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   7   5.84

Morrow pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. IR-S: Janssen 2-0, Dotel 1-0. PB: J.Molina. Umpires: Home, Tony Randazzo; first, Dan Bellino; second, Larry Vanover; third, Brian Gorman.

T: 2:37. A: 21,494 (49,260).

White Sox 9, Dodgers 2

CHICAGO - Mark Buehrle threw seven strong innings to become the career victories leader in interleague play with 24, as Chicago beat Los Angeles.

Buehrle (4-3) allowed seven hits and two runs to win for the third time in four starts, giving him his 24th interleague victory and breaking his tie with former Phillie and Mariner Jamie Moyer atop the career list.

Los Angeles (N) 001 001 000 – 2 7 0

Chicago (A) 100 600 20x – 9 16 0

Los Angeles AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Carroll ss 4   1   1   0   0   0   .318

Ju.Castro 2b 4   0   2   0   0   1   .250

Ethier dh 3   0   0   0   1   0   .311

Kemp cf 3   0   1   1   0   0   .324

a-Gwynn Jr. ph-cf 1   0   0   0   0   1   .208

Barajas c 4   0   0   0   0   2   .222

Sands lf 3   1   1   1   1   0   .205

Loney 1b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .232

Gibbons rf 4   0   1   0   0   0   .185

Mitchell 3b 4   0   0   0   0   0   .100

Totals 34   2   7   2   2   4   

Chicago AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Pierre lf 5   0   1   0   0   0   .250

Al.Ramirez ss 4   2   3   2   1   0   .273

A.Dunn 1b 4   0   0   0   1   4   .190

McPherson 1b 0   0   0   0   0   0   .250

Konerko dh 5   0   3   3   0   1   .306

Pierzynski c 5   2   3   0   0   0   .264

Rios cf 4   1   1   2   0   0   .205

Vizquel 3b 4   1   1   0   0   0   .333

Lillibridge rf 3   2   2   2   0   0   .325

Beckham 2b 3   1   2   0   1   0   .220

Totals 37   9   16   9   3   5   

a-struck out for Kemp in the 8th. LOB: Los Angeles 7, Chicago 8. 2B: Loney (5), Al.Ramirez 2 (8), Pierzynski (5), Vizquel (4). HR: Sands (1), off Buehrle; Rios (4), off Garland; Lillibridge (4), off Cormier. RBIs: Kemp (32), Sands (12), Al.Ramirez 2 (18), Konerko 3 (35), Rios 2 (12), Lillibridge 2 (7). RLSP: Los Angeles 4 (Barajas 2, Mitchell 2); Chicago 4 (Rios, Pierzynski 2, Konerko). RA: Ethier, Kemp. GIDP: Al.Ramirez. DP: Los Angeles 2 (Loney), (Carroll, Ju.Castro, Loney).

Los Angeles IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Garland (L 1-4) 32/3   11   7   7   1   2   71   4.75

Troncoso 21/3   2   0   0   1   1   31   9.00

Cormier 2   3   2   2   1   2   34   9.88

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Buehrle (W 4-3) 7   7   2   2   0   1   97   3.92

T.Pena 2   0   0   0   2   3   36   5.60

IR-S: Troncoso 3-2. HBP: by Garland (Lillibridge). Umpires: Home, Adrian Johnson; first, Fieldin Culbreth; second, Gary Cederstrom; third, Lance Barksdale. T: 2:33. A: 25,519 (40,615).

Cardinals 3, Royals 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jake Westbrook pitched eight shutout innings and Matt Holliday broke a scoreless tie with a two-run homer in the eighth to lift St. Louis over Kansas City.

Westbrook (4-3) gave up four hits, with three walks and three strikeouts while raising his career mark in Kauffman Stadium to 3-0. Kansas City's Nate Adcock went five scoreless innings in his first major-league start.

St. Louis 000 000 021 – 3 7 0

Kansas City 000 000 000 – 0 5 0

St. Louis AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Theriot ss 4   0   1   1   0   1   .300

Jay rf 5   0   1   0   0   1   .306

Pujols 1b 3   1   1   0   0   0   .267

Holliday dh 3   1   1   2   1   0   .356

Rasmus cf 4   0   0   0   0   2   .289

Y.Molina c 3   0   1   0   1   0   .317

Craig lf 4   0   2   0   0   1   .299

Descalso 3b 4   1   0   0   0   0   .204

Greene 2b 2   0   0   0   2   0   .200

Totals 32   3   7   3   4   5   

Kansas City AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Gordon lf 3   0   1   0   1   1   .277

Me.Cabrera cf 4   0   1   0   0   0   .271

Hosmer 1b 3   0   1   0   1   1   .315

Francoeur rf 3   0   0   0   1   0   .282

Butler dh 3   0   0   0   0   1   .278

Aviles 3b 3   0   1   0   0   0   .236

Treanor c 2   0   0   0   0   1   .225

a-Maier ph 1   0   0   0   0   0   .333

B.Pena c 0   0   0   0   0   0   .197

Getz 2b 3   0   1   0   0   0   .232

A.Escobar ss 3   0   0   0   0   0   .226

Totals 28   0   5   0   3   4   

a-grounded out for Treanor in the 8th. LOB: St. Louis 8, Kansas City 4. 2B: Theriot (6), Y.Molina (11), Craig (4). HR: Holliday (6), off Bl.Wood. RBIs: Theriot (16), Holliday 2 (30). SB: Getz (8). CS: Y.Molina (3). SF: Theriot. RLSP: St. Louis 5 (Rasmus 2, Greene, Theriot, Jay); Kansas City 3 (Butler 2, A.Escobar). RA: Pujols, Descalso. GIDP: Francoeur, Aviles. DP: St. Louis 2 (Pujols, Theriot), (Westbrook, Y.Molina, Pujols).

St. Louis IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Westbrk (W 4-3) 8   4   0   0   3   3   105   5.17

Salas (S 6) 1   1   0   0   0   1   14   0.92

Kansas City IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Adcock 5   3   0   0   1   4   72   1.66

L.Coleman 11/3   1   0   0   0   1   23   1.35

Collins (L 2-2) 1   1   1   1   1   0   19   3.20

Bl.Wood 2/3   1   1   1   1   0   17   3.50

Tejeda 1   1   1   1   1   0   24   5.68

IR-S: Collins 1-0, Bl.Wood 1-1. HBP: by Adcock (Pujols). WP: Tejeda 2. Umps: Home, Angel Hernandez; first, Angel Campos; second, Chad Fairchild; third, Joe West. T: 2:41. A: 32,229 (37,903).

Orioles 8, Nationals 3

BALTIMORE - Jeremy Guthrie pitched seven solid innings to win for the first time since opening day, and Nolan Reimold added a two-run homer as Baltimore beat Washington.

Guthrie (2-6), who allowed two unearned runs, came in with the poorest run support of any AL starter. The Orioles, who ended a four-game losing streak, hadn't scored while he was on the mound in his previous three starts.

Washington 002 000 001 – 3 7 1

Baltimore 004 000 40x – 8 14 1

Washington AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Bernadina cf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .259

Desmond ss 4   1   2   0   0   0   .224

L.Nix lf 3   0   0   0   1   1   .302

Werth rf 4   0   1   0   0   1   .247

Stairs dh 4   1   1   0   0   1   .100

Ad.LaRoche 1b 3   0   1   0   0   0   .172

Morse 1b 1   0   0   0   0   0   .258

W.Ramos c 3   0   0   1   0   0   .280

Espinosa 2b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .211

Hairston Jr. 3b 3   1   1   0   0   0   .239

Totals 33   3   7   1   1   4   

Baltimore AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Andino 2b 5   1   1   1   0   1   .271

Ad.Jones cf 5   1   2   0   0   1   .296

Markakis rf 5   2   2   1   0   1   .260

Guerrero dh 4   1   2   1   0   0   .310

Wieters c 4   0   2   1   0   0   .279

Hardy ss 4   0   1   1   0   1   .226

Mar.Reynolds 3b 3   1   1   0   1   2   .193

Reimold lf 4   1   1   2   0   1   .400

B.Snyder 1b 4   1   2   0   0   1   .286

Totals 38   8   14   7   1   8   

E: L.Nix (2), B.Snyder (1). LOB: Washington 5, Baltimore 7. 2B: Desmond (8), Stairs (1), Espinosa (6), Andino (2), Ad.Jones (8), Mar.Reynolds (10), B.Snyder (1). HR: Reimold (1), off Lannan. RBIs: W.Ramos (11), Andino (2), Markakis (15), Guerrero (17), Wieters (25), Hardy (11), Reimold 2 (2). SF: W.Ramos. RLSP: Washington 2 (Stairs, Hairston Jr.); Baltimore 4 (Hardy, Reimold 2, Markakis). RA: Morse, Ad.Jones. GIDP: Stairs. DP: Baltimore 1 (Andino, Hardy, B.Snyder).

Washington IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Lannan (L 2-5) 6   9   6   6   1   6   101   5.03

Kimball 1   4   2   2   0   1   33   3.86

Clippard 1   1   0   0   0   1   8   1.73

Baltimore IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Guthrie (W 2-6) 7   5   2   0   1   4   108   3.45

Ji.Johnson 1   1   0   0   0   0   16   3.60

Uehara 1   1   1   1   0   0   11   2.84

Lannan pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. IR-S: Kimball 1-1. Umps: Home, Greg Gibson; 1t, Todd Tichenor; 2d, Gerry Davis; 3d, Mike Estabrook. T: 2:35. A: 33,107 (45,438).

Yankees 7, Mets 3

NEW YORK - Mark Teixeira homered for the third straight game, Alex Rodriguez also connected and the Bronx Bombers went deep four times to back A.J. Burnett in a Subway Series game at Yankee Stadium.

Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson also homered as the Yanks snapped a six-game skid at home - their longest since 2003.

New York (N) 200 010 000 – 3 7 0

New York (A) 022 002 01x – 7 7 0

NY Mets AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Jos.Reyes ss 5   2   3   0   0   0   .318

Dan.Murphy 1b 4   1   2   0   0   0   .242

Beltran rf 3   0   1   1   1   2   .281

Bay lf 2   0   0   1   1   0   .222

F.Martinez dh 3   0   0   0   1   1   .214

Turner 3b 4   0   1   1   0   0   .356

Thole c 4   0   0   0   0   1   .205

Pridie cf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .224

R.Tejada 2b 3   0   0   0   0   2   .231

a-Harris ph 1   0   0   0   0   1   .203

Totals 33   3   7   3   3   8   

NY Yankees AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Jeter ss 4   2   2   0   0   0   .264

Granderson cf 4   1   1   1   0   2   .263

Teixeira 1b 3   1   1   3   0   1   .255

Al.Rodriguez dh 4   2   2   1   0   0   .267

Cano 2b 3   0   0   0   0   0   .275

Martin c 3   1   1   2   0   1   .271

Swisher rf 3   0   0   0   0   0   .214

Dickerson rf 0   0   0   0   0   0   .400

An.Jones lf 3   0   0   0   0   2   .191

Gardner lf 0   0   0   0   0   0   .260

E.Nunez 3b 3   0   0   0   0   0   .273

Totals 30   7   7   7   0   6   

a-struck out for R.Tejada in the 9th. LOB: New York (N) 7, New York (A) 0. 2B: Jos.Reyes (14). HR: Martin (8), off Capuano; Teixeira (12), off Capuano; Granderson (15), off Capuano; Al.Rodriguez (9), off Capuano. RBIs: Beltran (25), Bay (8), Turner (15), Granderson (33), Teixeira 3 (29), Al.Rodriguez (25), Martin 2 (24). SB: Jos.Reyes (17), Jeter (3). SF: Bay, Teixeira. RLSP: New York (N) 3 (Thole, Pridie, Bay). RA: Thole, Granderson.

New York (N) IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Capuano(L 3-5) 51/3   6   6   6   0   5   79   5.36

Beato 12/3   0   0   0   0   1   12   0.00

T.Buchholz 1   1   1   1   0   0   18   1.99

New York (A) IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

AJBurntt(W5-3) 61/3   6   3   3   3   4   100   4.02

Logan 0   1   0   0   0   0   2   3.75

Robertson (H 9) 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   9   1.47

Chamberln (H 10) 1   0   0   0   0   1   9   3.47

Ayala 1   0   0   0   0   2   12   1.69

Logan pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. IR-S: Logan 1-0, Robertson 2-0. Umpires: Home, Jeff Kellogg; first, Eric Cooper; second, Mark Carlson; third, Tim Timmons. T: 2:44. A: 48,286 (50,291).