NEW YORK — Robinson Cano hit a pair of two-run homers to back a solid effort by David Phelps and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays for the ninth straight time at Yankee Stadium, 7-2 Saturday.
Phelps (2-2) stuck out eight while allowing one run in a season-high seven innings, helping New York beat the Blue Jays for the eighth time in nine games this season.
Cano connected off Brandon Morrow with two outs in the third after Brett Gardner drove in the first run of the game with an RBI single. Cano also hit one off Morrow (1-3) with two out in the fifth, a shot that gave him his second multihomer game of the year. He has 12 such games for his career.
Indians 5, Mariners 4
CLEVELAND — Mark Reynolds’ fielder’s choice with the bases loaded in the ninth inning lifting the Cleveland Indians to a victory over the Seattle Mariners.
The Indians, who began the day tied with Detroit atop the AL Central, have won 16 of their last 20.
Rays 10, Orioles 6
BALTIMORE — Matt Joyce hit a go-ahead two-run double in a six-run ninth-inning rally, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a victory over the Orioles, ending Baltimore’s franchise-record streak of 109 straight wins when leading after seven innings.
Joyce also homered and finished 3 for 5 with five RBIs.
Angels 12, White Sox 9
ANAHEIM, Calif.— Alberto Callaspo hit a three-run homer in Los Angeles’ five-run seventh inning, and the Angels beat the White Sox 12-9 on Saturday to end Chicago’s four-game winning streak.
Red Sox 12, Twins 5
MINNEAPOLIS — David Ortiz homered twice and drove in six runs to torment his former team once again, leading the Boston Red Sox to a victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Rangers 7, Tigers 2
ARLINGTON, Texas — Elvis Andrus had a career-high five hits, Mitch Moreland homered and Texas roughed up Anibal Sanchez in the Rangers’ victory over the Detroit Tigers.
Andrus scored three runs, had two RBIs and stole a pair of bases as he hit leadoff for the second straight game in place of ailing second baseman Ian Kinsler. Andrus finished off his 5-for-5 game with a single to right in the eighth.