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AL roundup: Rays protest loss to Blue Jays

08/24/2014, 12:00am EDT
By ASSOCIATED PRESS

TORONTO — Jose Reyes singled home the winning run in the 10th inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated Tampa Bay 5-4 on Saturday in a game the Rays played under protest.

Toronto took a 4-3 lead in the seventh when Dioner Navarro hit a two-run homer off Brad Boxberger, but closer Casey Janssen couldn’t hold on. Pinch-hitter James Loney singled home the tying run with one out in the ninth, handing Janssen his fourth blown save.

Colby Rasmus reached on a bunt single to begin the 10th against Joel Peralta (2-4), and stole second as Munenori Kawasaki struck out for the second out.

Jeff Beliveau came on to face Reyes, who grounded a single between second and third. Rasmus slid home safely, knocking over catcher Curt Casali as the ball rolled away.

YANKEES 5, WHITE SOX 3: At New York, Carlos Beltran gave the Yankees’ struggling offense a jolt with a home run in his return to the lineup, Martin Prado had another go-ahead hit and New York defeated Chicago.

Hiroki Kuroda (9-8) worked in and out of trouble for six innings, allowing two runs and five hits in helping New York to its third straight win after a 2-7 stretch.

Beltran missed the previous three games because of a sore right elbow that has almost exclusively limited him to a designated hitter role since May. He singled and scored in the fourth, when the Yankees ran themselves out of a chance to break open the game, and led off the sixth with a drive off Scott Carroll (5-8) that just cleared the fence in right field.

MARINERS 7, RED SOX 3: At Boston, Dustin Ackley’s three-run homer capped a seven-run fourth inning that carried Seattle over Boston, sending the Red Sox to their seventh straight loss.

It was the ninth win in 12 games for the Mariners.

Boston designated hitter David Ortiz had his streak of reaching base four times in four straight games halted, but he did walk and was hit by a pitch before leaving with a bruised left elbow.

Dustin Pedroia had a double and two singles for the Red Sox.

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