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Royals top Texas 12-7 in 14 innings


Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, right, reaches in front of shortstop Jimmy Rollins for an error in New York on Friday.

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Melky Cabrera and Eric Hosmer hit consecutive one-out homers in a five-run 14th inning as the Kansas City Royals ended a five-game losing streak by beating the Texas Rangers 12-7 in the AL on Friday.

Cabrera hit a drive over the center field fence off Dave Bush (0-1) to break a 7-all tie and Hosmer gave the Royals a two-run lead. Brayan Pena added a three-run homer off.

Blake Wood (2-0), the sixth Royals pitcher, threw a perfect 13th for the win.

Hosmer had four hits and four RBIs for the first time in his career.

In other AL action, it was:

‧ Mariners 4, Yankees 3

‧ Red Sox 6, Tigers 3

‧ Rays 5, Indians 0

‧ Blue Jays 4, White Sox 2

‧ Angels 6, Twins 5

‧ Athletics 6, Orioles 2



Domonic Brown hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning as the Philadelphia Phillies scored three runs off star closer Francisco Rodriguez (1-1) to beat the sinking New York Mets 6-4 on Friday.

Jimmy Rollins drove in three runs for the Phillies and Roy Oswalt had an RBI single to go with six innings on the mound. With runners at the corners, Ryan Madson got Daniel Murphy to ground into a game-ending double play.

Antonio Bastardo (3-0) worked a hitless eighth and Madson earned his 10th save in 10 chances.

In other NL action, it was:

‧ Pirates 4, Cubs 2

‧ Nationals 2, Padres 1

‧ Reds 5, Braves 1

‧ Giants 5, Brewers 4

‧ Diamondbacks 7, Astros 6

‧ Cardinals 10, Rockies 3

‧ Dodgers 3, Marlins 2

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