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AL roundup: Red Sox snap Rays’ win streak

07/28/2014, 12:00am EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — David Ortiz hit a three-run homer, and the Boston Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 3-2 Sunday to end a five-game losing streak and stop the Rays' longest winning streak in 10 years at nine games.

Ortiz's 25th home run came in the third off Chris Archer (6-6) after a walk and Dustin Pedroia's infield single.

ATHLETICS 9, RANGERS 3: At Arlington, Texas, John Jaso drove in three runs, helping Scott Kazmir to his 12th win of the season.

Jaso had a run-scoring single during Oakland's five-run second inning and added a two-run double in the fifth. The Athletics' first three batters — Jaso, Stephen Vogt, and Yoenis Cespedes — each had a double and a single, and Josh Reddick added three singles.

Kazmir (12-3) moved into a tie for the American League lead while allowing seven hits in five innings. He walked two and struck out two.

BLUE JAYS 5, YANKEES 4: At New York, Dioner Navarro hit a go-ahead single with two outs in the ninth, and Toronto rallied after wasting three leads for its first series win in the Bronx since Aug. 27-29, 2012.

Jose Bautista reached on a fielder's choice against David Robertson (1-3) in the ninth, stole second without a throw, and scored on Navarro's liner to center field.

TWINS 4, WHITE SOX 3: At Minneapolis, Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run single off Javy Guerra in a three-run seventh inning, and Minnesota avoided a four-game sweep.

Danny Santana had two RBIs for the last-place Twins. Chicago led 2-1 in the seventh when Minnesota loaded the bases against Ronald Belisario (3-7).

ORIOLES 3, MARINERS 2: At Seattle, Manny Machado lifted a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 10th off Yoervis Medina (4-2), who was pitching on his 26th birthday. Adam Jones had led off with a double, and Nelson Cruz and Chris Davis walked.

T.J. McFarland (4-2) worked one inning for the victory, and Zach Britton struck out the side in the 10th for his 20th save.


MARLINS 4, ASTROS 2: At Houston, Garrett Jones and Marcell Ozuna homered for Miami, which completed a three-game sweep.

Jones' homer capped a three-run first for the Marlins, and Ozuna padded the lead with his solo shot in the sixth. Jacob Turner (4-6) allowed one run and six hits in 5 2/​3 innings, and Steve Cishek allowed one run in the ninth before getting his 26th save.

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