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Teixeira homers twice for Yankees



New York’s Mark Teixeira homered twice and drove in five runs as the Yankees edged the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 on Friday as play resumed after the All-Star break.

Teixeira’s three-run shot and Russell Martin’s two-out single in the eighth inning rallied the hosts after the Angels had led 5-2.

Los Angeles’ Mark Trumbo homered in his fifth straight game against the Yankees, a three-run shot in the seventh.

Angels reliever Scott Downs (1-1) took the loss, giving off a lead-up double in the eighth and then Teixeira’s long-shot — the first homer he had conceded this year.

Chad Qualls (1-0) got his first win with the Yankees.


In Baltimore, Miguel Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta homered as Detroit downed Baltimore.

Doug Fister pitched seven innings of three-hit ball for the Tigers, who moved three games over .500 (45-42) for the first time since April 24.

Fister (3-6) gave up one run, struck out eight and walked none to earn his first road win in seven tries this season.

Orioles starter Jason Hammel (8-6) left in the fourth inning with a right knee injury.

In other AL play, it was:

‧ Red Sox 3, Rays 1

‧ Rangers 3, Mariners 2

‧ Indians 1, Blue Jays 0

‧ White Sox 9, Royals 8, 14


‧ Athletics 6, Twins 3



St Louis’ first baseman Allen Craig’s throwing error in the seventh inning helped the Cincinnati Reds rally past the Cardinals 5-3 on Friday, notching their fourth straight win and claiming a share of the National League Central lead.

Craig fielded Ryan Hanigan’s slow grounder with the bases loaded and threw wildly to first base, allowing two runs to score, giving the Reds a 3-2 lead.

Zack Cozart’s sacrifice fly completed a three-run rally for St Louis..

Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright (7-9) allowed only two hits over the first six innings before letting it slip away.

Cincinnati’s Alfredo Simon (1-1) escaped a bases-loaded threat in the seventh.

In other NL play, it was:

‧ Braves 7, Mets 5

‧ Nationals 5, Marlins 1

‧ Brewers 10, Pirates 7

‧ Dodgers 2, Padres 1

‧ Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 1

‧ Rockies 6, Phillies 2

‧ Giants 5, Astros 1

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