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Rios homer gives White Sox win over Angels



Chicago’s Alex Rios hit his second homer of the game, a two-run shot in the 10th inning, to lift the White Sox to an 8-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the American League on Friday.

Rios also hit a solo homer as the White Sox won their third straight. The Angels lost their third straight, with starter Zack Greinke roughed up in his second start for his new team.

Adam Dunn singled off Hisanori Takahashi (0-3) to open the 10th. Pinch-runner Jordan Danks stole second with one out before Rios hit his homer.

Matt Thornton (4-6) pitched a scoreless 10th for the win.


In New York, C.C. Sabathia pitched a complete game and struck out 10 as New York ended Seattle’s seven-game winning streak.

Sabathia (11-3) improved to 8-0 with a 1.20 ERA in his past eight starts against the Mariners. He gave up three hits — two homers and a double.

Eric Chavez hit a two-run homer and Curtis Granderson had a two-run single off Seattle’s Kevin Millwood (4-9).

Chavez became the ninth Yankee with at least 10 homers this season — one shy of the club record set in 1998.

In other AL play, it was:

‧ Rays 2, Orioles 0

‧ Tigers 10, Indians 2

‧ Athletics 5, Blue Jays 4, 15 inns

‧ Rangers 5, Royals 3

‧ Twins 6, Red Sox 5, 10 inns



Cincinnati’s Mat Latos pitched 7-1/3 scoreless innings and hit a two-run homer as the National League Central-leading Reds opened a three-game series against their closest pursuers with a 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.

Latos (10-3) allowed only four hits and contributed most of the runs, too, with only his third career home run, off opposing pitcher Wandy Rodriguez (7-10) in the fifth.



In Washington, Josh Johnson outpitched Gio Gonzalez as Miami won the night game to split the doubleheader against Washington.

Johnson (7-7) improved to 9-1 lifetime against Washington. He fell one out short of his first complete game since 2010. He gave up one earned run, struck out nine and walked none, and also got two hits.

Carlos Lee drove in three runs and Jose Reyes had three hits to get the better of Gonzalez (13-6).

In the first game, Adam LaRoche and Mark DeRosa each drove in three runs for the Natioanls, while John Lannan (2-0) took the win.

Miami’s Brad Hand (0-1), recalled from the minors to start the game, gave up seven runs and six walks in 3-2/3 innings.

In other NL play, it was:

‧ Cardinals 9, Brewers 3

‧ Diamondbacks 4, Phillies 2

‧ Dodgers 6, Cubs 1

‧ Padres 3, Mets 1

‧ Braves 4, Astros 1

‧ Giants 16, Rockies 4

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