Matt Joyce scored from third on a wild pitch with two outs in the 10th inning to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.
Joyce opened the 10th with a double off Fernando Rodney (0-1) and moved to third on a grounder. Rodney then threw a pitch into the dirt that eluded catcher Hank Conge and Joyce raced home.
Tampa Bay’s James Shields took a shutout into the ninth before giving up a double to Torii Hunter to open the inning. Hunter later scored to tie it and force extra innings.
Yankees 5, Blue Jays 4
In New York, Eric Chavez drove in a run and broke up a potential double play that helped lead to three more as New York edged Toronto.
Derek Jeter hit a sacrifice fly and Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Brett Gardner also drove in runs for the Yankees, who played small ball to perfection against Toronto.
Yankees starter A.J. Burnett (4-1) scrapped his way through six innings, despite giving up nine hits and having to wiggle his way out of a jam in just about every one of them. Mariano Rivera pitched the ninth for his ninth save.
In other AL action, it was:
‧ Indians 3, Tigers 2 (13)
‧ Rangers 11, Athletics 2
‧ Mariners 2, Red Sox 0
‧ Royals 11, Twins 2
‧ Orioles 6, White Sox 2
AP, CINCINNATI, Ohio
Pinch-hitter Edgar Renteria singled with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 comeback win over the Florida Marlins on Saturday.
Marlins starter Josh Johnson left after seven innings and reliever Randy Choate took over in the eighth with a 3-0 lead, but Cincinnati scored three times to tie it.
The Reds then loaded the bases with no outs in the 10th against rookie Michael Dunn (1-1). After a forceout and a pop up, Renteria singled into left field to win it.
Phillies 2, Mets 1
In Philadelphia, Roy Halladay started the game by throwing 18 straight strikes and Philadelphia went on to set a club record with its 18th victory in April, beating New York.
Halladay (4-1) allowed one run and walked only one while striking out eight to lead the Phillies to their third straight victory and a record better than the 17-5 April of 1993.
In other NL action, it was:
‧ Cardinals 3, Braves 2
‧ Rockies 4, Pirates 1
‧ Giants 2, Nationals 1
‧ Padres 5, Dodgers 2
‧ Astros 2, Brewers 1
‧ Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 3