KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Vernon Wells homered for the second straight game, Robinson Cano also connected and the New York Yankees beat Kansas City 4-2 on Sunday to wrap up a three-game sweep.
Hiroki Kuroda (5-2) won for the fifth time in six decisions.
The Yankees scored all their runs off Ervin Santana (3-2) and won their fifth in a row. Mariano Rivera closed to remain perfect in 15 save opportunities — he’s converted 29 straight against the Royals since 1998, his longest active streak against any team.
Blue Jays 12, Red Sox 4
BOSTON — Jose Bautista hit two of Toronto’s five home runs, and the Blue Jays beat Boston to take two of three in the series.
Emilio Bonifacio, Edwin Encarnacion and Brett Lawrie also homered for the Blue Jays.
Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino crashed into the wall in the fourth catching Colby Rasmus’ drive and fell to the ground, writhing in pain. After being attended to by team personnel, Victorino remained in the game but left after the sixth.
Orioles 6, Twins 0
MINNEAPOLIS — Chris Davis, Adam Jones and Steve Pearce homered and the Baltimore Orioles defeated Minnesota.
Wei-Yin Chen (3-3) pitched five strong innings before leaving with a strained right oblique, and the Orioles won for the sixth time in eight games.
Indians 4, Tigers 3, 10 inn.
DETROIT — Pinch-hitter Mark Reynolds hit a tiebreaking single in the 10th inning, and the Cleveland Indians downed Detroit.
Cleveland tied it in the ninth when Michael Brantley hit a two-out RBI single off closer Jose Valverde.
Mariners 6, Athletics 1
SEATTLE — Joe Saunders won his ninth straight decision at Safeco Field and Kendrys Morales hit a three-run homer, leading the Seattle Mariners over Oakland.
Rangers 12, Astros 7
HOUSTON — Adrian Beltre’s three-run homer was one of his four hits, and David Murphy and Leonys Martin also homered as the Texas Rangers completed a three-game sweep by romping past the Houston Astros.
Rays 4, Padres 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Sean Rodriguez, Yunel Escobar and James Loney drove in late runs for the Tampa Bay Rays as they finished a three-game sweep of San Diego.
The Rays won their fifth in a row overall.