Alex Rodriguez drew loud boos on his return home and the New York Yankees overcame Miguel Cabrera’s crushing home run off Mariano Rivera, beating Detroit 4-3 in 10 innings on Friday night and snapping the Tigers’ 12-game winning streak.
Cabrera temporarily saved the Tigers by hitting a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth off Rivera that made it 3-3. The reigning Triple Crown winner connected while still hobbling after apparently fouling a ball off himself earlier in the at-bat.
Brett Gardner grounded an RBI single with the bases loaded and two outs in the 10th to end New York’s four-game losing streak.
The AL Central-leading Tigers were trying for their best string since 1934, when they tied the team record of 14 straight wins.
Gardner singled just past Cabrera’s dive at third base. Al Alburquerque (2-3) took the loss and Shawn Kelley (4-1) got the win.
ROYALS 9, RED SOX 6
In Kansas City, Missouri, Justin Maxwell homered and singled twice in a six-run sixth and Kansas City rallied to beat Boston.
The Royals have won 15 of their past 17 games to move seven games above .500, matching their best record of the season.
Maxwell, who the Royals acquired on July 31 from the Houston Astros for a minor league pitcher, homered leading off the second.
With the Royals trailing 6-3 in the sixth, he led off the inning with a single. The Royals sent 11 men to the plate in the inning against Red Sox pitchers Jake Peavy, Drake Britton and Pedro Beato.
Peavy yielded singles to Maxwell, Mike Moustakas and Alcides Escobar to start the inning. Escobar’s RBI single finished Peavy.
ATHLETICS 14, BLUE JAYS 6
In Toronto, Josh Reddick broke out of a slump by homering in three consecutive at-bats, and Jed Lowrie and Yoenis Cespedes also connected in Oakland’s victory over Toronto.
Reddick was hitless in his previous 20 at-bats before connecting off Esmil Rogers with a solo blast in the second inning that hit the facing of the second deck in right. He hit another solo homer in the fifth, an opposite-field shot to left off reliever Neil Wagner, then smacked a three-run drive off Juan Perez in the sixth.
The home runs were the sixth, seventh and eighth of the season for Reddick, who has three career multihomer games. All three homers came with two outs.
ANGELS 5, INDIANS 2
Jered Weaver chalked up another win in Cleveland and Josh Hamilton hit a three-run homer as Los Angeles ended their four-game losing streak with a victory over Cleveland, who dropped their fifth in a row.
Weaver (7-5) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings. The right-hander has dominated at Progressive Field, going 6-0 in nine career starts. According to the Angels, he entered the game as the first pitcher since 1916 to be 5-0 or better with an ERA of 1.52 or lower at any road ballpark.
Hamilton connected in the first inning when the Angels scored five off Scott Kazmir (7-5), who lost for the first time since June 10.
J.C. Gutierrez worked the eighth and rookie Dane De La Rosa had a 1-2-3 ninth for his first major league save.
In other games it was:
‧ Twins 7, White Sox 5, first game; Twins 3, White Sox 2 10 innings, second game
‧ Rangers 9, Astros 5
‧ Brewers 10, Mariners 5
AP, ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Justin Upton, Chris Johnson and Brian McCann homered, Brandon Beachy pitched eight strong innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-0 on Friday night for their 14th straight victory.