AP, NEW YORK
Alfonso Soriano homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, while Alex Rodriguez had a two-run double and the New York Yankees’ bats bailed out a wild C.C. Sabathia for a 14-7 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Vernon Wells homered against his former team and leadoff batter Eduardo Nunez drove in four runs as New York equaled their highest run total of the season. The second-worst run-producing offense in the American League (AL) won by more than three runs for the first time in 26 games.
Jason Vargas (6-5) gave up two homers in his first start since having surgery to remove a blood clot from near his left armpit on June 26, including Soriano’s go-ahead two-run drive in the fifth.
Soriano singled in a run in the Yankees’ four-run sixth that broke open a sloppy game and hit a three-run shot off Joe Blanton in the seventh.
The Yankees had a season-best 19 hits.
Sabathia (10-10) allowed three runs in six-plus laborious innings to reach 10 wins for the 13th time in a 13-year career.
RED SOX 4, BLUE JAYS 2, 11 INNINGS
In Toronto, Shane Victorino hit a two-run single in the 11th inning and Boston won for the ninth time in their past 13 games at Rogers Center.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia drew a one-out walk off Aaron Loup (4-5) and Will Middlebrooks followed with a single. Jacoby Ellsbury grounded into a fielder’s choice, with Middlebrooks forced at second and Saltalamacchia advancing to third.
Ellsbury stole second before Victorino grounded a two-run single up the middle.
Koji Uehara (3-0) worked 1-1/3 innings for the victory.
The Blue Jays tied it in the bottom of the eighth when J.P. Arencibia hit a leadoff home run.
WHITE SOX 4, TIGERS 3, 11 INNINGS
In Chicago, Alejandro De Aza singled in the winning run with the bases loaded in the 11th inning to lift Chicago to a win over Detroit.
Avisail Garcia had two hits against his former team, drove in two runs and scored two, including the winner. The White Sox handed the AL Central leaders their fourth loss in five games.
The winning rally started when Jeremy Bonderman (2-4) walked Garcia leading off and threw high to second after fielding Jeff Keppinger’s bunt. Then he walked Tyler Flowers to load the bases.
Phil Coke came in and De Aza lined a single to right. That made a winner of Addison Reed (5-1), who worked two scoreless innings.
MARINERS 5, RAYS 4
In St Petersburg, Florida, leadoff hitter Brad Miller homered twice to help Seattle send Tampa Bay to their sixth straight loss.
Tampa Bay also got two homers from their leadoff hitter, Ben Zobrist.
After Justin Smoak ended Chris Archer’s (6-5) night with a leadoff single in the sixth, Dustin Ackley gave Seattle a 5-4 lead on a triple off Wesley Wright.
Zobrist got the Rays even at 4-4 on his second homer of the game, a two-run shot in the fifth against Erasmo Ramirez (4-0), who allowed four runs and seven hits in 5-1/3 innings.
Danny Farquhar pitched the ninth for his fifth save.
INDIANS 5, TWINS 2
In Minneapolis, Minnesota, Zach McAllister won for the first time in almost three months, while Ryan Raburn homered and Cleveland beat Minnesota for only their second win in the past nine games.