A.J. Burnett settled down conceding after an early homer and Nick Swisher hit a home run against his former team to help the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics for the 10th straight time, 4-2 on Wednesday.
Derek Jeter got his 2,984th hit and Alex Rodriguez drove in a run for the Yankees, who have their longest winning streak against the A’s since winning 14 straight from 1956 to 1957.
Josh Willingham hit a two-run homer and Gio Gonzalez (5-3) took his first loss since April for Oakland, who were swept by the Yankees in a three-game series and have lost 23 of the last 26 meetings against New York.
Burnett (6-3) had not won a game away from Yankee Stadium since last July in Cleveland, going 0-5 with a 5.64 ERA in his previous 11 road starts.
Willingham homered in the first inning, but Burnett gave up two runs and three hits in seven innings to give the Yankees a season-long four-game winning streak.
Indians 13, Blue Jays 9
In Toronto, Matt LaPorta hit a three-run homer as Cleveland built a big lead from the start, helping Josh Tomlin beat Toronto.
Down 12-0, Toronto became the first major league team in 30 years to hit three straight triples. Eric Thames, Rajai Davis and Jayson Nix accomplished the feat in the fifth inning.
Montreal were the last club to do it, Mike Gates, Tim Raines and Tim Wallach against San Diego on May 6, 1981.
The Indians scored four times while chasing Kyle Drabek in the first inning. LaPorta’s shot highlighted an eight-run third.
Tomlin (7-2) allowed six runs and eight hits in six innings to match Boston’s Jon Lester for the American League lead in wins. He walked one and struck out a career-high seven.
Davis homered off Tomlin and drove in four runs.
Wednesday’s other results:
‧ White Sox 7, Red Sox 4
‧ Rangers 3, Rays 0
‧ Orioles 2, Mariners 1
‧ Royals 2, Angels 0
‧ Tigers 4, Twins 2
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Nate Schierholtz hit a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning, then got the go-ahead hit in the 11th inning as the San Francisco Giants edged the St Louis Cardinals 7-5 in the National League on Wednesday.
The game was delayed for 16 minutes with two outs in the bottom of the 11th when large sections of two light standards failed.
When play resumed, Brian Wilson needed one pitch to retire the final batter for his 15th save in 17 chances.
Cody Ross had four hits and an RBI, while Freddy Sanchez had a three-hit game for the Giants, who came from behind twice.
Diamondbacks 6, Marlins 5
In Phoenix, Arizona, Justin Upton’s bloop single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth drove in the winning run for Arizona against Florida.
Willie Bloomquist led off the ninth against Clay Hensley (0-2) with an infield single. Hensley struck out one batter then left with an apparent shoulder injury.
Burke Badenhop relieved and Bloomquist hustled to third base on a groundout. After a walk, Upton ended the game with his hit to right field.
Wednesday’s other results:
‧ Reds 4, Brewers 3
‧ Nationals 2, Phillies 1
‧ Braves 4, Padres 3
‧ Rockies 3, Dodgers 0
‧ Pirates 9, Mets 3
‧ Astros 3, Cubs 1