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Moyer gives up 506th homer in victory

LONG CAREER Jamie Moyer gave up a two-run homer by Vernon Wells in the third to pass Robin Roberts’ record, but it was his only mistake in an emphatic win

Jayson Werth of the Philadelphia Phillies breaks his bat hitting against the Toronto Blue Jays during interleague game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Sunday.




Jamie Moyer gave up his record-breaking 506th home run, but was sharp otherwise as the Philadelphia Phillies took advantage of Toronto’s troubles to beat the Blue Jays 11-2 on Sunday.

Moyer’s only mistake was a two-run homer by Vernon Wells in the third inning. Moyer passed Robin Roberts for the most homers allowed in a career.

The 47-year-old Moyer (9-6), whose mound opponent wasn’t even born when he made his major league debut, gave up two runs and six hits in seven innings. He struck out seven and walked none.

Moyer made his big league debut on June 16, 1986, 16 days before Toronto starter Brett Cecil (7-5) was born.


In Los Angeles, Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning after the New York Yankees rallied with four runs in the ninth off Los Angeles Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton.

Mark Teixeira led off the 10th with a single off Ramon Troncoso (1-2) and Alex Rodriguez grounded into a force play. Torre brought in left-hander George Sherrill, whose second pitch was driven into the left-field pavilion by Cano for his 15th homer.


In St Petersburg, Florida, Tampa Bay stars Evan Longoria and B.J. Upton had to be separated in a dugout dispute after Gerardo Parra hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning that helped Arizona beat the Rays.

Rodrigo Lopez and three relievers combined on a two-hitter for the Diamondbacks, who took two of three from the Rays.

Longoria, the third baseman, and Upton, the center fielder, were seen arguing in the dugout after the Diamondbacks went ahead in the fifth. Several teammates stepped in between the two and Willy Aybar wrapped his arms around Upton.


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In Baltimore, Maryland, Miguel Tejada singled in the tie-breaking run in the eighth inning as Baltimore rallied for their season-high fourth straight win.

Baltimore scored the game’s final four runs after trailing 3-0 in the fourth.

With the score 3-3 in the eighth, Julio Lugo hit a one-out double off Tyler Clippard (8-5), but strayed too far from second base and was picked off by catcher Wil Nieves. Corey Patterson followed with a double and Tejada singled up the middle to give the Orioles the lead.

Sunday’s other results:

• Tigers 10, Braves 4

• Rangers 10, Astros 1

• Cubs 8, White Sox 6

• Mets 6, Twins 0

• Red Sox 5, Giants 1

• Indians 5, Reds 3

• Royals 10, Cardinals 3

• Brewers 3, Mariners 0

• Angels 10, Rockies 3

• Athletics 3, Pirates 2

Sunday’s National League result:

• Padres 4, Marlins 2

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