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Boston Red Sox hold off Oakland A’s 7-6 on Sunday

AP, OAKLAND, California

David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox celebrates his home run against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, California.

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David Ortiz hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.

Ortiz was the only Boston starter without a hit until lining a 1-2 pitch from Fernando Abad (2-3) over the wall in left-center.

The Red Sox had to go extra innings after letting a 6-1 lead slip away. The A’s scored three runs in the eighth, then Stephen Vogt and pinch-hitter John Jaso homered in the ninth against Koji Uehara (3-1).

The A’s had won five straight before Ortiz’s 17th homer bailed out Boston’s bullpen.

Mike Napoli and David Ross also homered for Boston.

Orioles 8, Yankees 0

Baltimore’s Chris Tillman allowed four hits in seven innings as the Orioles gave Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka his second major league loss in an win over the Yankees.

Jonathan Schoop homered off Tanaka (11-2) for the second time and Caleb Joseph hit his first career homer. J.J. Hardy hit a three-run double for the Orioles, who spoiled Old-Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium and took two of three from their American League East rivals.

New York slugger Mark Teixeira left in the eighth inning after getting hit on his left foot by a pitch from T.J. McFarland.

Angels 5, Rangers 2

In Anaheim, California, rookie Matt Shoemaker won his fifth straight decision, and C.J. Cron and Kole Calhoun homered in the fourth inning against Yu Darvish as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers for a three-game sweep.

The Angels pulled within five games of AL West-leading Oakland.

Tigers 10, Indians 4

The Detroit Tigers downed the Cleveland Indians for a three-game sweep.

Rays 5, Astros 2

Yunel Escobar drove in two runs to lead the Tampa Bay Rays past the Houston Astros.

Royals 2, Mariners 0

The Kansas City Royals also completed a three-game sweep with a win over the Seattle Mariners.

Twins 6, White Sox 5

The Minnesota Twins completed their first four-game sweep against the White Sox in 20 years with a victory.

Reds 4, Blue Jays 3

Johnny Cueto pitched eight effective innings in the Cincinnati Reds’ triumph over the Toronto Blue Jays, who lost stars Brett Lawrie and Jose Bautista because of injuries.

Mets 11, Marlins 5

New York’s Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer as the Mets matched a season high with 17 hits to beat the slumping Miami Marlins.

Nationals 4, Braves 1

Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves for a split of the four-game series between National League East rivals.

In other MLB action, it was:

‧ Cardinals 5, Phillies 3

‧ Pirates 2, Cubs 1

‧ Brewers 6, Rockies 5

‧ Dodgers 2, San Diego Padres 1

‧ Giants 4, Diamondbacks 1

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