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Jays beat Orioles in 11th straight win



Edwin Encarnacion homered and drove in four runs as the Toronto Blue Jays matched a team record by winning their 11th straight game on Sunday, finishing a three-game sweep of Baltimore with a 13-5 win.

Toronto also won 11 straight in 1987 and 1998.

Ryan Flaherty hit two homers, but Baltimore lost for the fifth time in eight games and allowed a season-high in runs.

Josh Johnson (1-2) was winless in his first seven starts with Toronto, receiving just 13 total runs of support and losing twice. This time, Johnson allowed four runs and seven hits in six-plus innings, walked one and struck out five.

Also in the American League, the Seattle Mariners downed the Oakland Athletics 6-3 after pinch-hitter Kendrys Morales had a game-ending three-run homer in the 10th inning.

Raul Ibanez gave the Mariners the lead with a two-run homer in the first inning and added a solo shot in the third, his team-leading 17th. It was his second multi-homer game this season and 18th of his career.

In Kansas City, Missouri, the Royals took advantage of a pair of errors by the Chicago White Sox to score three times in the eighth inning to rally for a 7-6 win and avoid a three-game sweep.

In other AL games, the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-5, the Minnesota Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-3 and the Tampa Bay Rays downed the New York Yankees 3-1.

In interleague play, Ryan Sweeney had a career-high six RBIs — including a three-run homer — as the Chicago Cubs routed the Houston Astros 14-6, while the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Los Angeles Angels 10-9 over 10 innings and the Texas Rangers beat the St Louis Cardinals 2-1.

In the National League, Mat Latos matched his career high with 13 strikeouts as the Cincinnati Reds salvaged the finale of their three-game series in Arizona with a 4-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Choo Shin-soo hit a leadoff home run and Brandon Phillips added a two-run shot in the first inning off Randall Delgado (0-1). That was plenty of offense for Latos (7-1), who allowed a run on six hits with one walk in 7-2/3 innings.

In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Brian McCann hit an early grand slam and the Atlanta Braves got solo home runs from Chris Johnson and Jordan Schafer in a 7-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Beaten 2-0 by the Brewers on Friday and Saturday, the Braves entered with game with 24 consecutive scoreless innings under their belts. However, the streak came to a quick end when McCann smacked a two-out shot to left-center in the first inning off Alfredo Figaro (1-2) for his 10th career slam.

In other games, the Los Angeles Dodgers downed the San Diego Padres 3-1, the New York Mets blanked the Philadelphia Phillies 8-0, the Colorado Rockies edged the Washington Nationals 7-6 and the Florida Marlins were 7-2 winners over the San Francisco Giants.

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