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Teixeira, Yanks beat Nationals

AP, Washington

Mark Teixeira hit a two-run double in the 14th inning on Saturday and the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 5-3 for their eighth consecutive victory.

Teixeira’s drive to the right-field corner off Brad Lidge (0-1) brought home Jayson Nix and Derek Jeter in the longest game by innings for either team this season.

Freddy Garcia (1-2) pitched two innings to get the win. Rafael Soriano finished for his 12th save, but only after allowing consecutive one-out singles to Jesus Flores and Steve Lombardozzi. The game ended when Soriano got Bryce Harper to ground out, ending an 0-for-7 day for the Nationals’ teen sensation that included five strikeouts.

Ian Desmond hit a solo homer for Washington.

Yadier Molina also went deep and finished with four RBIs as the Cardinals won for the third time in four games. Mitchell Boggs (1-1) pitched 1-1/3 scoreless innings for the win and Jason Motte recorded his 14th save in 17 chances.

Holliday also doubled twice and singled. Molina hit a tiebreaking two-run single off Greg Holland in the seventh inning.

Kansas City had won four straight. Tim Collins (4-1) was charged with the loss.


In Cleveland, Ohio, A.J. Burnett became the first Pittsburgh pitcher since 1990 to win six straight starts and Pedro Alvarez homered twice.

Burnett (7-2) gave up two runs over 6-2/3 innings. He extended the best stretch by a Pirates pitcher since Doug Drabek won six in a row during his NL Cy Young Award-winning season.

Casey McGehee homered and drove in four runs and Alvarez had three RBIs as the Pirates snapped a four-game losing streak. McGehee broke a 2-all tie with a two-run homer off Ubaldo Jimenez (6-5) in the sixth.

Cleveland’s Michael Brantley went 0-for-three with a walk.


In Toronto, Ontario, Rajai Davis drove home the winning run with a two-out drive in the 10th inning that bounced over the wall and Toronto extended Cliff Lee’s winless streak to 11 starts. Yunel Escobar connected for a solo homer and also scored the winning run.

In other interleague play, it was:

‧ Brewers 6, Twins 2

‧ Tigers 4, Rockies 1

‧ Athletics 6, Padres 4

‧ Orioles 5, Braves 0

‧ Rangers 8, Astros 3

‧ Red Sox 4, Cubs 3

‧ Angels 2, Diamondbacks 0

‧ Marlins 4, Rays 3, 15 inns

‧ Mariners 7, Giants 4

‧ White Sox 5, Dodgers 4

‧ Cardinals 10, Royals 7

In the NL, it was:

‧ Reds 4, Mets 1

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