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.
PIRATES 9, INDIANS 2
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.
BLUE JAYS 6, PHILLIES 5, 10 INNS
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