Jose Abreu and Jordan Danks each had two-run homers and Erik Johnson combined with three relievers on a two-hitter as the Chicago White Sox ended a four-game losing streak with a 16-2 victory Sunday over the Texas Rangers.
The White Sox went ahead with three unearned runs off Robbie Ross (1-1) in the fifth, including Abreu’s fifth homer of the season for a 5-2 lead.
Johnson (1-1) allowed two runs and only a single over his five innings, but the right-hander walked the leadoff batter the first four innings and threw only 44 of his 87 pitches for strikes. The Rangers also scored on a wild pitch, and had another runner thrown out trying to do the same.
Ronald Belisario threw two scoreless innings before Andre Rienzo and Matt Lindstrom each worked an inning.
YANKEES 5, RAYS 1, 12 INNS
In Saint Petersburg, Florida, Dean Anna drew a bases-loaded walk on a full-count pitch with two outs in the 12th inning and Carlos Beltran followed with a two-run single as the Yankees beat Tampa Bay for a split of a wild four-game series.
Yangervis Solarte was walked by Heath Bell (0-1) to open the 12th. After failing twice to bunt against C.J. Riefenhauser, Brett Gardner reached on a fielder’s choice and went to third on Brian McCann’s two-out single. Jacoby Ellsbury was intentionally walked before Anna checked his swing to complete an eight-pitch at-bat and score the go-ahead run.
Beltran had his hit off Josh Leuke before Alfonso Soriano added an RBI single that made it 5-1.
In other AL action, it was:
‧ Red Sox 6, Orioles 5
‧ Athletics 4, Astros 1
‧ Twins 8, Royals 3
‧ Tigers 2, Angels 1
‧ Indians 6, Blue Jays 4
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Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning to help the New York Mets outlast the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Sunday and prevent a three-game sweep.
David Wright had four hits and New York took advantage of three early errors by Atlanta, which had won seven of eight.
Granderson went zero for six with an error and was booed all afternoon, but turned those jeers to cheers at the end of a long day.
In other NL action, it was:
‧ Brewers 3, Pirates 2, 14 inns
‧ Nationals 3, Cardinals 2
‧ Reds 8, Cubs 2
‧ Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 1
‧ Giants 4, Padres 3
‧ Phillies 10, Rockies 9
In interleague play, it was:
‧ Marlins 3, Mariners 2