NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez hit a colossal home run, Curtis Granderson also connected, and the New York Yankees got back on track with an 11-7 victory over the skidding Cleveland Indians in a game that quickly grew testy Friday night.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Cleveland counterpart Manny Acta got into a face-to-face screaming match when both benches and bullpens emptied after Mark Teixeira was hit by a second-inning fastball from struggling Indians starter Fausto Carmona.

No punches were thrown and there appeared to be little pushing and shoving - if any. Plate umpire Dale Scott issued warnings to both teams, and there was no further trouble.

Ivan Nova (5-4) pitched seven sharp innings for New York. Jorge Posada, breaking out of a season-long slump, added three hits and an RBI on a night when his figurine was handed out to fans.

One of them sat on a ledge near the Yankees dugout as he singled home a run to cap a three-run first. Posada has four straight multihit games, raising average from .169 to .215.

Robinson Cano had three hits and an RBI, and Teixeira stroked a three-run double that made it 10-2 in the seventh. Rodriguez followed with an RBI double.

In the fourth, the three-time MVP hit his 625th career homer into the second row of bleacher seats in left-center, where an excited fan caught it on the fly. The ball sailed some 450 feet, beyond a loading-bay ramp that sits between Monument Park and the visitors bullpen.

Yankees staff members could not remember a home run ever reaching that area at the new stadium, which opened in 2009.

Carlos Santana homered for the Indians, barely clinging to first place in the AL Central. Coming off a 1-6 homestand, they have lost 12 of 16 overall.

Yankees 11, Indians 7

Cleveland 000 011 014 – 7 9 1

New York 311 101 40x – 11 15 0

Cleveland AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

 Brantley lf 5   1   1   1   0   1   .293

A.Cabrera ss 5   1   1   0   0   0   .300

G.Sizemore cf 4   2   1   0   1   2   .256

C.Santana c 4   2   2   2   1   0   .233

Choo rf 3   0   0   1   2   0   .237

LaPorta 1b 4   1   2   2   1   1   .246

Phelps dh 4   0   1   1   1   1   .125

O.Cabrera 2b 4   0   0   0   0   2   .242

Everett 2b 1   0   0   0   0   0   .240

Hannahan 3b 2   0   1   0   2   1   .234

Totals 36   7   9   7   8   8   

New York AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

 Jeter ss 5   2   1   0   1   0   .260

Granderson cf 5   3   2   1   1   1   .267

Teixeira 1b 2   2   1   3   2   1   .256

Al.Rodriguez 3b 4   2   2   2   1   0   .280

1-E.Nunez pr-3b 0   0   0   0   0   0   .218

Cano 2b 4   1   3   1   1   1   .281

Swisher rf 2   0   0   1   2   0   .216

Posada dh 5   0   3   1   0   2   .215

Gardner lf 5   0   2   1   0   0   .259

Cervelli c 5   1   1   0   0   0   .220

Totals 37   11   15   10   8   5   

 1-ran for Al.Rodriguez in the 7th. E: C.Santana (4). LOB: Cleveland 10, New York 12. 2B: Hannahan (9), Jeter (9), Granderson (10), Teixeira (9), Al.Rodriguez (12), Gardner (7). HR: C.Santana (7), off Nova; Granderson (19), off Carmona; Al.Rodriguez (12), off Carmona. RBIs: Brantley (26), C.Santana 2 (26), Choo (23), LaPorta 2 (29), Phelps (1), Granderson (44), Teixeira 3 (46), Al.Rodriguez 2 (36), Cano (40), Swisher (27), Posada (19), Gardner (15). SB: Jeter (7), Granderson (10), Teixeira (2), Gardner 2 (13). SF: Swisher. RLSP: Cleveland 5 (Brantley, A.Cabrera, O.Cabrera 2, Everett); New York 7 (Gardner 3, Jeter 3, Posada).

Cleveland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

 Carmona (L 3-8) 4   8   6   6   3   2   93   5.71

Herrmann 12/3   3   1   0   2   1   43   6.89

Durbin 2/3   4   4   4   3   1   36   6.67

R.Perez 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   11   1.11

J.Smith 1   0   0   0   0   0   9   1.42

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

 Nova (W 5-4) 7   4   2   2   3   6   100   4.30

Whelan 2/3   0   1   1   4   0   26   13.50

Sanit 2/3   4   4   4   0   2   23   12.86

Pendleton 0   0   0   0   1   0   5   2.45

Ma.Rivera 2/3   1   0   0   0   0   6   1.85

Pendleton pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. IR-S: Durbin 2-0, R.Perez 3-0, Sanit 3-0, Pendleton 3-1, Ma.Rivera 3-2. HBP: by Carmona (Teixeira). WP: Durbin. Umpires: Home, Dale Scott; first, Dan Iassogna; second, CB Bucknor; third, Mike Muchlinski.

T: 3:32. A: 45,679 (50,291).

Mariners 3, Tigers 2

DETROIT - Carlos Peguero homered and tripled starting in place of Ichiro Suzuki in right field, and Seattle beat Detroit.

The struggling Suzuki, who had played in 255 consecutive games, was given the night off. Peguero, a rookie playing his 26th major-league game, helped Seattle overcome a 2-1 deficit.

First, he tripled in the fifth and scored the tying run. Then in the seventh, he hit a towering fly ball down the right-field line off Brad Penny (5-5) that stayed a few feet fair as it went over the wall.

Chris Ray (3-1) pitched the sixth and seventh innings in relief for Seattle. David Pauley worked the eighth, and Brandon League pitched the ninth for his 18th save.

Seattle 100 010 100 – 3 9 0

Detroit 000 200 000 – 2 5 0

Seattle AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

 Figgins 3b 4   0   2   0   0   0   .193

Ryan ss 4   0   0   0   0   0   .255

Smoak 1b 4   1   1   1   0   0   .249

Cust dh 4   0   0   0   0   2   .220

A.Kennedy 2b 4   0   2   0   0   0   .289

F.Gutierrez cf 4   0   1   0   0   0   .208

Peguero rf 3   2   2   1   1   0   .238

Halman lf 4   0   0   0   0   2   .467

C.Gimenez c 4   0   1   1   0   1   .194

Totals 35   3   9   3   1   5   

Detroit AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

A.Jackson cf 1   0   0   0   2   0   .241

C.Wells rf 3   0   0   0   0   2   .243

b-Dirks ph-lf 1   0   0   0   0   0   .241

Boesch lf-rf 4   1   1   0   0   2   .280

Mi.Cabrera 1b 4   0   0   0   0   1   .311

V.Martinez dh 4   1   1   2   0   0   .300

Jh.Peralta ss 3   0   1   0   1   2   .313

Raburn 2b 3   0   0   0   0   3   .200

c-Santiago ph 1   0   0   0   0   0   .238

Avila c 3   0   0   0   0   0   .291

Worth 3b 2   0   1   0   0   0   .438

a-Kelly ph-3b 1   0   1   0   0   0   .262

Totals 30   2   5   2   3   10   

a-singled for Worth in the 8th. b-grounded out for C.Wells in the 8th. c-grounded out for Raburn in the 9th. LOB: Seattle 6, Detroit 5. 2B: Figgins (9), A.Kennedy 2 (11), F.Gutierrez (3), Worth (2). 3B: Peguero (2). HR: Smoak (11), off Penny; Peguero (5), off Penny; V.Martinez (6), off Bedard. RBIs: Smoak (35), Peguero (13), C.Gimenez (5), V.Martinez 2 (32). S: A.Jackson. RLSP: Seattle 5 (Halman, Smoak, Ryan, F.Gutierrez, C.Gimenez); Detroit 2 (A.Jackson, Boesch). RA: Ryan, Peguero, Dirks. GIDP: Ryan, C.Wells. DP: Seattle 1 (Ryan, A.Kennedy, Smoak); Detroit 1 (Jh.Peralta, Raburn, Mi.Cabrera).

Seattle IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Bedard 5   3   2   2   3   6   96   3.47

Ray (W 3-1) 2   0   0   0   0   2   24   5.40

Pauley (H 4) 1   1   0   0   0   1   10   0.96

League (S 18) 1   1   0   0   0   1   12   4.33

Detroit IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Penny (L 5-5) 7   8   3   3   0   2   92   4.69

Furbush 1   1   0   0   0   1   15   1.72

Alburquerque 1   0   0   0   1   2   14   2.61

Furbush pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. IR-S: Alburquerque 1-0. IBB: off Alburquerque (Peguero). Umpires: Home, Mike Winters; first, Mike Everitt; second, Chris Guccione; third, John Tumpane.

T: 2:53. A: 30,511 (41,255).

Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 1

TORONTO - Clay Buchholz allowed three hits over seven innings, Jacoby Ellsbury went 3 for 5 with three runs scored, and Boston beat Toronto, the Red Sox' seventh straight win to match their season high.

Buchholz (5-3) struck out six and walked two as he ended a career-long run of four straight no-decisions.

AL RBI leader Adrian Gonzalez drove in a run with a fifth-inning single that gave the Red Sox first baseman seven consecutive games with at least one run driven in. He drove in another run with a ground-rule double off reliever Shawn Camp in the ninth that made it 5-1.

Kevin Youkilis and Dustin Pedroia drove in a run each for Boston, which improved its league-best record to 37-26.

Boston 002 020 001 – 5 11 2

Toronto 000 100 000 – 1 4 1

Boston AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Ellsbury cf 5   3   3   0   0   0   .316

Pedroia 2b 4   1   3   1   1   0   .255

Ad.Gonzalez 1b 4   0   2   2   0   0   .338

Youkilis 3b 4   0   1   1   1   2   .255

Ortiz dh 4   0   0   0   1   0   .320

Lowrie ss 5   0   0   0   0   1   .283

C.Crawford lf 4   0   1   0   0   0   .247

Cameron rf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .162

Saltalamacchia c 4   1   1   0   0   2   .237

Totals 38   5   11   4   3   6   

Toronto AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

McCoy ss 4   0   0   0   0   1   .226

C.Patterson lf 3   1   2   0   1   0   .293

Bautista rf 4   0   1   0   0   1   .343

Lind dh 4   0   1   0   0   3   .327

J.Rivera 1b 3   0   0   1   0   0   .245

Arencibia c 4   0   0   0   0   2   .243

A.Hill 2b 3   0   0   0   1   1   .242

R.Davis cf 4   0   0   0   0   0   .253

J.Nix 3b 2   0   0   0   0   0   .198

a-Encarnacn ph-3b 1   0   0   0   0   1   .262

Totals 32   1   4   1   2   9   

a-struck out for J.Nix in the 7th. E: Lowrie 2 (10), A.Hill (3). LOB: Boston 10, Toronto 7. 2B: Ellsbury (21), Ad.Gonzalez (20). 3B: C.Crawford (4). RBIs: Pedroia (23), Ad.Gonzalez 2 (57), Youkilis (38), J.Rivera (23). SB: J.Nix (4). SF: J.Rivera. RLSP: Boston 7 (Cameron 2, Lowrie 4, Ortiz); Toronto 4 (McCoy 2, Arencibia, J.Rivera). RA: Ortiz. GIDP: Ad.Gonzalez. DP: Toronto 1 (A.Hill, McCoy, J.Rivera).

Boston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Buchholz (W 5-3) 7   3   1   1   2   6   100   3.59

Bard (H 13) 1   1   0   0   0   2   16   2.78

Papelbon 1   0   0   0   0   1   13   4.33

Toronto IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Reyes (L 2-5) 61/3   8   4   4   2   3   101   4.30

L.Perez 12/3   0   0   0   0   1   18   2.33

Camp 1/3   3   1   1   0   0   12   4.71

F.Francisco 2/3   0   0   0   1   2   13   5.82

IR-S: L.Perez 1-0, F.Francisco 2-0. IBB: off F.Francisco (Ortiz). HBP: by L.Perez (Ad.Gonzalez). WP: C.Buchholz. Umpires: Home, Tim Timmons; first, Mark Carlson; second, Jeff Kellogg; third, Eric Cooper.

T: 3:03. A: 28,588 (49,260).

Orioles 7, Rays 0

BALTIMORE - Nick Markakis broke a prolonged power slump with a grand slam and a two-run double, Jake Arrieta took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and surging Baltimore beat Tampa Bay.

J.J. Hardy hit his second leadoff homer for the Orioles, who have won four straight to get within a victory of .500 (31-32). Hardy reached base all five trips to the plate and scored three runs.

Markakis' third career slam, off rookie Jeremy Hellickson (7-4), put Baltimore up by 5-0 in the second inning. Markakis had gone 88 at-bats without an extra-base hit since hitting a home run and was mired in a 6-for-43 skid.

Arrieta (8-3) faced the minimum 15 batters through five innings, walking two, before Sam Fuld led off the sixth with a double. The righthander ended up allowing two hits over seven innings.

Tampa Bay 000 000 000 – 0 3 0

Baltimore 140 000 02x – 7 11 1

Tampa Bay AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Damon dh 3   0   0   0   1   0   .275

Zobrist 2b 1   0   0   0   3   0   .258

Longoria 3b 4   0   0   0   0   1   .244

Kotchman 1b 4   0   0   0   0   0   .331

B.Upton cf 3   0   0   0   1   0   .225

Jaso c 3   0   0   0   0   0   .228

a-S.Rodriguez ph 1   0   0   0   0   1   .206

Fuld lf 3   0   1   0   0   2   .228

Ruggiano rf 3   0   2   0   0   1   .296

Brignac ss 3   0   0   0   0   1   .180

Totals 28   0   3   0   5   6   

Baltimore AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Hardy ss 2   3   2   1   2   0   .288

Markakis rf 5   1   2   6   0   0   .241

Ad.Jones cf 5   0   2   0   0   0   .300

Guerrero dh 4   0   1   0   0   1   .288

Wieters c 4   0   0   0   0   0   .265

Scott 1b 3   1   0   0   1   0   .228

Mar.Reynolds 3b 4   1   1   0   0   2   .200

Pie lf 4   0   1   0   0   0   .253

Andino 2b 4   1   2   0   0   0   .268

Totals 35   7   11   7   3   3   

a-struck out for Jaso in the 9th. E: Mar.Reynolds (12). LOB: Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 8. 2B: Fuld (11), Markakis (5), Mar.Reynolds (13), Andino 2 (6). HR: Hardy (6), off Hellickson; Markakis (5), off Hellickson. RBIs: Hardy (19), Markakis 6 (25). CS: Damon (3). RLSP: Tampa Bay 4 (Damon, B.Upton, S.Rodriguez 2); Baltimore 5 (Markakis 2, Scott 2, Ad.Jones). RA: Kotchman, Guerrero, Wieters, Andino. GIDP: Damon, Longoria. DP: Baltimore 2 (Hardy, Andino, Scott), (Arrieta, Andino, Hardy, Scott).

Tampa Bay IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Hellicksn(L 7-4) 52/3   7   5   5   3   2   95   3.03

A.Russell 11/3   1   0   0   0   0   24   2.42

Sonnanstine 1   3   2   2   0   1   18   6.06

Baltimore IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Arrieta (W 8-3) 7   2   0   0   3   4   98   4.48

Uehara 1   1   0   0   0   1   11   2.28

M.Gonzalez 1   0   0   0   2   1   30   6.98

IR-S: A.Russell 1-0. HBP: by A.Russell (Hardy). WP: Hellickson. Umpires: Home, Jim Reynolds; first, Tim Welke; second, Jim Wolf; third, Mike DiMuro.

T: 2:47. A: 17,900 (45,438).

Rangers 9, Twins 3

MINNEAPOLIS - Michael Young had three hits and three RBIs, Adrian Beltre added two hits and drove in two, and Texas beat Minnesota.

The Rangers sent 11 batters to the plate and scored a season-high seven runs in the second inning to snap an eight-game road losing streak against the Twins and win for the first time at Target Field.

Young, who is two away from setting the Rangers franchise record for games played, was 4 for 39 in June before Friday.

C.J. Wilson (7-3) allowed three runs and eight hits in seven innings to notch his fifth straight quality start.

Brian Duensing (3-6) lasted two innings and allowed seven runs (three earned) and seven hits as the Twins lost for the second time in their last nine games.

Texas 070 101 000 – 9 13 0

Minnesota 010 011 000 – 3 8 2

Texas AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Andrus ss 5   1   1   1   0   0   .283

Gentry cf 4   3   2   1   0   0   .250

J.Hamilton lf 4   0   1   0   0   1   .301

Mi.Young dh 5   1   3   3   0   0   .310

A.Beltre 3b 4   1   2   2   1   0   .264

N.Cruz rf 5   0   0   0   0   2   .236

Napoli 1b 5   1   2   0   0   0   .218

Torrealba c 5   1   2   1   0   0   .244

A.Blanco 2b 4   1   0   0   0   0   .182

Totals 41   9   13   8   1   3   

Minnesota AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Revere lf 5   0   0   0   0   0   .264

A.Casilla ss 5   0   0   0   0   0   .244

Cuddyer rf 2   0   2   1   2   0   .266

Dinkelman rf 0   0   0   0   0   0   .143

D.Young dh 4   0   1   0   0   0   .233

L.Hughes 1b 3   1   0   0   0   0   .250

Valencia 3b 3   0   0   0   1   1   .220

Repko cf 4   1   1   0   0   1   .186

Tolbert 2b 4   0   1   1   0   1   .206

Butera c 4   1   3   1   0   1   .174

Totals 34   3   8   3   3   4   

E: Repko (1), A.Casilla (6). LOB: Texas 8, Minnesota 8. 2B: J.Hamilton (11), A.Beltre (16), Cuddyer (8), Repko (1), Butera (7). RBIs: Andrus (28), Gentry (3), Mi.Young 3 (40), A.Beltre 2 (48), Torrealba (11), Cuddyer (22), Tolbert (9), Butera (11). SB: Gentry (6). RLSP: Texas 4 (Mi.Young, N.Cruz, Napoli, A.Beltre); Minnesota 3 (L.Hughes, A.Casilla, Revere). RA: J.Hamilton, Mi.Young, Revere. DP: Texas 1 (N.Cruz, N.Cruz, A.Beltre).

Texas IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

C.Wilson (W 7-3) 7   8   3   3   3   1   110   3.09

Tateyama 1   0   0   0   0   2   11   2.89

Kirkman 1   0   0   0   0   1   12   6.17

Minnesota IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Duensing (L 3-6) 2   7   7   3   1   2   56   4.98

Swarzak 6   6   2   2   0   1   101   3.33

Hoey 1   0   0   0   0   0   15   8.31

HBP: by C.Wilson (L.Hughes), by Swarzak (Gentry, J.Hamilton). WP: Duensing. Balk: Swarzak. Umpires: Home, Dana DeMuth; first, Paul Nauert; second, Doug Eddings; third, Vic Carapazza.

T: 3:07. A: 38,907 (39,500).

Athletics 7, White Sox 5

CHICAGO - Scott Sizemore hit a go-ahead three-run double in the ninth inning to rally Oakland past Chicago, ending a 10-game losing streak.

Trailing by 5-3 in the ninth, White Sox closer Sergio Santos (2-3) retired the first two batters and had Josh Willingham in an 0-2 count before walking him. Hideki Matsui followed with an RBI single to cut the White Sox lead to a run. Santos then walked Daric Barton and hit Kurt Suzki with a breaking ball to load the bases. Sizemore split the left-center gap to give the Athletics a 7-5 lead.

Grant Balfour (4-1) pitched a scoreless eighth for the victory, and Andrew Bailey pitched a perfect ninth for his first save of the season.

Oakland 101 000 104 – 7 13 1

Chicago 200 030 000 – 5 12 0

Oakland AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Crisp cf 6   1   1   0   0   1   .254

Pennington ss 5   1   3   1   0   1   .270

Sweeney rf 3   0   0   0   0   0   .282

a-C.Jackson ph-rf 2   0   0   1   0   0   .257

Willingham lf 4   1   1   1   1   0   .234

Matsui dh 4   0   2   1   1   1   .222

1-DeJesus pr-dh 0   1   0   0   0   0   .242

Barton 1b 4   1   1   0   1   0   .218

K.Suzuki c 4   1   0   0   0   2   .239

S.Sizemore 3b 4   0   3   3   1   0   .264

J.Weeks 2b 4   1   2   0   1   0   .400

Totals 40   7   13   7   5   5   

Chicago AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Pierre lf 5   0   0   0   0   0   .255

Al.Ramirez ss 5   1   1   0   0   0   .296

Quentin rf 4   2   2   0   1   0   .274

Konerko 1b 4   1   2   2   0   0   .321

Pierzynski c 4   1   3   0   0   0   .278

Rios cf 4   0   2   1   0   1   .210

A.Dunn dh 3   0   1   1   1   1   .180

Beckham 2b 4   0   0   0   0   2   .239

Morel 3b 4   0   1   0   0   1   .259

Totals 37   5   12   4   2   5   

a-grounded out for Sweeney in the 7th. 1-ran for Matsui in the 9th. E: S.Sizemore (4). LOB: Oakland 12, Chicago 7. 2B: Pennington 2 (7), S.Sizemore (2), Al.Ramirez (16), Pierzynski (11), Rios (11), Morel (7). 3B: J.Weeks (2). HR: Konerko (16), off Godfrey. RBIs: Pennington (18), C.Jackson (16), Willingham (40), Matsui (23), S.Sizemore 3 (7), Konerko 2 (51), Rios (15), A.Dunn (26). SB: Barton (2). RLSP: Oakland 7 (Willingham, Crisp 4, J.Weeks, Matsui); Chicago 5 (Beckham 2, Quentin, A.Dunn, Rios). RA: Sweeney 2, C.Jackson, Willingham, Pierre, Rios. GIDP: Konerko, Pierzynski. DP: Oakland 2 (Pennington, J.Weeks, Barton), (S.Sizemore, J.Weeks, Barton).

Oakland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Godfrey 41/3   9   5   5   2   2   90   10.38

Wuertz 12/3   1   0   0   0   1   20   2.33

Devine 1   2   0   0   0   1   14   1.74

Balfour (W 4-1) 1   0   0   0   0   1   12   2.70

A.Bailey (S 1) 1   0   0   0   0   0   12   1.80

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

E.Jackson 6   8   2   2   1   1   99   4.39

Sale (H 4) 1   3   1   1   0   1   14   4.62

Bruney (H 2) 1/3   0   0   0   1   1   13   4.15

Thornton (H 7) 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   2   4.84

Santos (L 2-3) 2/3   2   4   4   3   1   38   3.23

Harrell 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   5   8.31

Sale pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. IR-S: Wuertz 2-2, Bruney 1-0, Thornton 2-0, Harrell 2-0. HBP: by S.Santos (K.Suzuki). WP: E.Jackson. Umpires: Home, Alfonso Marquez; first, Ed Hickox; second, Ed Rapuano; third, Brian O'Nora.

T: 3:10. A: 20,166 (40,615).