KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lyle Overbay hit a two-run homer and finished with five RBIs, Ichiro Suzuki also hit a two-run shot and the New York Yankees opened their only series in Kansas City with an 11-6 rout of the Royals on Friday night.
Overbay finished with a career-high four hits, Suzuki had three hits and Chris Nelson drove in a pair of runs for the Yankees, who gave manager Joe Girardi his 500th win in pinstripes.
Girardi reached the milestone in his 844th game, one fewer than Billy Martin. The only Yankees managers to reach the mark faster were Casey Stengel, Joe McCarthy, Joe Torre and Miller Huggins.
Phil Hughes (2-2) allowed six runs in 5 2-3 innings but still earned the victory, thanks to a slumbering offense that awoke against Royals starter Wade Davis and reliever Bruce Chen.
Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 0
BOSTON — Jon Lester pitched a one-hitter Friday night, allowing only Maicer Izturis’ two-out double in the sixth inning, and the Boston Red Sox broke a three-game losing streak.
Just nine days shy of the fifth anniversary of his no-hitter, the left-hander retired the first 17 batters before Izturis lined a clean double several feet over the outstretched arm of third baseman Will Middlebrooks that landed just inside the foul line. Lester then ended the inning by striking out pinch hitter Adam Lind.
Tigers 10, Indians 4
DETROIT — Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera each hit a long home run, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians.
The Tigers scored three runs in the second and three more in the fourth.
Rangers 4, Astros 2
HOUSTON — Jeff Baker hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh, and Texas relievers threw 3 1-3 hitless innings to lead the Rangers to a win over the Houston Astros.
Angels 7, White Sox 5
CHICAGO -- Mike Trout had two hits, including the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a win over Chicago.
Orioles 9, Twins 6, 10 inn.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Manny Machado had a tiebreaking RBI single in Baltimore’s three-run 10th inning as the Orioles rallied for a win over the Minnesota Twins.
INTERLEAGUE Rays 6, Padres 3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Alex Cobb struck out 13 in less than five innings and Ryan Roberts and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs apiece to help the Tampa Bay Rays rally for a victory over the San Diego Padres.