American League roundup
New York 7, Toronto 6: Pinch-hitter Marcus Thames had a game-ending single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Yankees a win despite having three runners thrown out at home plate. Mariano Rivera blew his first save since May 25 and only his second of the year. But New York pulled out the win on George Steinbrenner’s 80th birthday.
Tampa Bay 7, Minnesota 4: Evan Longoria had three hits and three RBIs, and Sean Rodriguez homered among his three hits, leading the Rays. Longoria’s two-run single highlighted a five-run seventh inning for Tampa Bay, which won its first series in nearly a month. Tampa Bay starter James Shields earned his first win in eight starts.
Baltimore 6, Boston 1: Brian Matusz (3-9) pitched shutout ball for seven innings, and the awful Orioles picked up a rare win at Fenway Park. Baltimore has an MLB-worst nine road wins and is 3-17 in its last 20 at Boston.
Los Angeles 11, Kansas City 0: Torii Hunter celebrated his fourth career All-Star selection with two homers and tied a career high with seven RBIs to lead the Angels to a blowout win.
Seattle 8, Detroit 1: Russell Branyan and Casey Kotchman each hit a three-run homer, and All-Star Cliff Lee fell an inning short of a complete game. Lee (8-3) improved to 7-1 in his last nine starts.
Oakland 3, Cleveland 1: Vin Mazzaro pitched into the eighth inning and upstaged Indians’ All-Star Fausto Carmona, pacing the Athletics.
New York’s Marcus Thames, second from right, is mobbed by teammates after driving in the game-winning run in the 10th inning against the Blue Jays on Sunday.