ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Desmond Jennings homered on the first pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Rays beat the AL West-leading Texas Rangers 5-4 Wednesday.
Jennings won the game with his ninth homer of the season, sending a pitch from Mark Lowe (2-3) into the left-field stands.
Texas tied it at 4 in the ninth when Ian Kinsler hit his second homer of the afternoon. Kinsler's 28th home run came with one out against Tampa Bay closer Kyle Farnsworth. Kinsler has seven homers in his last seven games.
The win was the 1,000th overall for the Tampa Bay franchise. The Rays have lost 1,245.
ATHLETICS 7, ROYALS 0: At Oakland, Calif., Guillermo Moscoso held Kansas City hitless until rookie Salvador Perez singled with two outs in the eighth inning, setting an Oakland record by retiring 30 consecutive hitters between the Mariners and Royals. Moscoso (8-8) wound up allowing two hits in 82?3 innings. He walked one and struck out four.
ORIOLES 5, YANKEES 4 (11 INNINGS): At New York, Mark Reynolds hit a tiebreaking single in the 11th inning after striking out four times for the Orioles in another soggy game between two sleep-deprived teams. Less than 11 hours after the Yankees completed a rain-delayed victory, the teams were back at it in the Bronx. Nolan Reimold hit a two-run homer off A.J. Burnett and the Orioles took advantage of four Yankees errors, two by fill-in shortstop Eduardo Nunez.
TIGERS 8, INDIANS 6: At Cleveland, Justin Verlander won his 10th straight start and earned his 22nd victory overall, helped when Victor Martinez hit a late grand slam. Verlander (22-5) gave up a pair of two-run homers to Shelley Duncan and trailed 4-2 before Detroit rallied. The slam by Martinez highlighted a five-run comeback in the seventh inning.
BLUE JAYS 11, RED SOX 10: At Toronto, Edwin Encarnacion hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning and Toronto rallied to deny Tim Wakefield his 200th career win. Toronto trailed 8-6 heading into the eighth against Daniel Bard (2-6). The Blue Jays tied it when Bard issued consecutive walks with the bases loaded to Eric Thames and Jose Bautista. Matt Albers came on and gave up a three-run double to Encarnacion. Encarnacion went 2 for 4 with a sacrifice fly and matched his career-high with five RBIs.Comment on this story
TWINS 5, WHITE SOX 4: At Minneapolis, Danny Valencia's two-run single snapped Minnesota's 20-inning scoreless streak and rookie Chris Parmelee added a two-run double to help the Twins avoid a sweep. Carl Pavano (8-11) pitched 51/3 innings, giving up three runs — one earned — and 10 hits as Minnesota snapped a five-game losing streak. Minnesota had been shutout in consecutive games and scored just one run in the first three games of the four-game series.
ANGELS 3, MARINERS 1: At Anaheim, Calif., Maicer Izturis hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning, rewarding Jerome Williams for pitching eight innings of one-hit ball. Williams (3-0) narrowly outdueled Seattle rookie left-hander Charlie Furbush (3-8), who held the Angels scoreless until the eighth.