NEW YORK — Josh Donaldson hit Oakland’s third home run of the game, a tiebreaking drive off Boone Logan in the eighth inning that lifted the Oakland Athletics over the New York Yankees 5-4 on Sunday.
Luke Montz and Yoenis Cespedes homered as Oakland took a 4-1 lead against Andy Pettitte, who struggled for the second straight start, but the Yankees rallied in the sixth against reliever Jerry Blevins.
Preston Claiborne followed Pettitte and retired six straight batters in his major league debut. Donaldson homered into the left-field second deck with one out in the eighth against Logan (2-2).
Sean Doolittle (2-0) pitched a perfect seventh and Ryan Cook got out of a jam in the eighth. Grant Balfour struck out Vernon Wells with two on to convert his 23rd consecutive save chance dating to May 5 last year.
Eduardo Nunez, the Yankees’ starting shortstop with Derek Jeter injured, left after four innings because of tightness in his left ribcage and was sent for an MRI.
Rangers 4, Red Sox 3
ARLINGTON, Texas — Yu Darvish struck out 14 and Adrian Beltre hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Texas Rangers beat Boston, completing a three-game sweep and matching the Red Sox for the best record in the majors.
Tigers 9, Astros 0
HOUSTON — Justin Verlander held Houston hitless until the seventh inning and Detroit romped to a four-game sweep.
Orioles 8, Angels 4
ANAHEIM, Calif. — J.J. Hardy and Manny Machado each hit a two-run homer off Jerome Williams in his first start of the season, leading Baltimore over the reeling Los Angeles Angels.
Twins 4, Indians 2
CLEVELAND — Mike Pelfrey pitched six effective innings, Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run homer and Minnesota stopped Cleveland’s six-game winning streak.
Blue Jays 10, Mariners 2
TORONTO — Mark DeRosa hit a three-run homer, Melky Cabrera added a solo shot and Toronto snapped a four-game skid by beating Seattle.
White Sox 5, 10 inn.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th and Kansas City, saved when Billy Butler sent the game into extra innings, rallied past Chicago.