Russell Martin led off the ninth with his second homer of the game and the Yankees took advantage of some shoddy infield defense to beat the Mets, 5-4, Sunday at Yankee Stadium for a three-game sweep.
The Mets could not hold a 3-0 lead, but tied it at 4-4 in the top of the ninth on Ike Davis’s RBI double off reliever Rafael Soriano.
In the seventh, Martin hit a two-run homer to right field after third baseman David Wright’s throwing error extended the inning to pull the Yankees to 3-2.
Mark Teixeira tied it at 3 with an RBI single in the eighth and Alex Rodriguez gave the Yankees the lead with a bloop single.
Martin started the ninth and hit a full-count pitch off Jon Rauch (3-6) to left field.
Boone Logan (1-0) got two outs with runners on first and third in relief of Soriano, who blew his first save chance since filling in for the injured Mariano Rivera.
Rays 4, Marlins 2 - James Shields allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings to win for the first time in five starts, and visiting Tampa Bay completed a three-game sweep in Miami.
The Rays outscored their intrastate rivals, 22-7, and have won seven in a row against the Marlins.
Matt Joyce hit his 11th homer and Elliot Johnson hit his third to help the Rays (35-25) improve the best record in the AL. Shields (7-4), who had lost his past three decisions, allowed four hits and struck out five.
Tigers 7, Reds 6 - Austin Jackson homered and hit a two-run double off Aroldis Chapman during Detroit’s four-run eighth inning, rallying the Tigers to a victory in Cincinnati.
Chapman (4-2) entered with two on in the eighth and the Reds leading. 6-3. He gave up a single to pinch hitter Brennan Boesch that loaded the bases and hit Matt Young with a pitch, forcing in a run. Jackson’s double tied it and Young scored the go-ahead run on Chapman’s wild pitch.
Dodgers 8, Mariners 2 - Andre Ethier awakened from a slump with a grand slam to cap a six-run second inning and Chad Billingsley pitched visiting Los Angeles past Seattle.
Billingsley (4-4) gave up two hits and a solo homer to Kyle Seager in seven innings. He struck out eight and walked three.
Rangers 5, Giants 0 - Alexi Ogando pitched three perfect innings before leaving with a strained groin after a bunt single, combining with three relievers on a three-hitter and leading Texas past host San Francisco.
The AL West-leading Rangers sent Tim Lincecum (2-7) to his fifth straight loss. Lincecum allowed nine hits, struck out five, and walked four in 5 2/3 innings.
Indians 4, Cardinals 1 - Jason Kipnis hit a tiebreaking three-run home run off closer Jason Motte in the ninth inning as Cleveland beat host St. Louis.
Carlos Beltran homered to increase his NL-leading total to 18.
Michael Brantley extended his hitting streak to 18 games and Ubaldo Jimenez had a season-best seven strikeouts in seven innings for Cleveland.
Cubs 8, Twins 2 - Ryan Dempster further raised his trade value with eight shutout innings, pitching Chicago past host Minnesota.
After an 18-start winless streak dating to Aug. 11, Dempster (2-3) won his second straight start, scattering four singles and walking one while striking out six to help the Cubs win for only the fifth time in 25 games. Dempster lowered his ERA to 2.31.
Orioles 5, Phillies 4 - Matt Wieters doubled in the winning run in the 10th as host Baltimore beat Philadelphia to extend its run of successive extra-inning victories to a franchise-record nine.
Steve Tolleson hit a three-run homer for the Orioles, who kept Philadelphia starter Cliff Lee winless this season.
Blue Jays 12, Braves 4 - Brett Lawrie and Colby Rasmus each homered and drove in three runs as visiting Toronto beat Atlanta.
The Blue Jays set a season high with 18 hits, ending their three-game losing streak and the Braves’ six-game winning streak.
Angels 10, Rockies 8 - Mark Trumbo hit a pair of three-run homers to set a career high with six RBIs and Los Angeles beat Colorado for its ninth straight win on the road.
Torii Hunter added a two-run homer and scored three times for Los Angeles.
Astros 11, White Sox 9 - Justin Maxwell, Jose Altuve, J.D. Martinez, and Brett Wallace homered to lead Houston over host Chicago. Adam Dunn hit his 20th homer and Paul Konerko his 12th for the White Sox. Konerko also singled, raising his average to .365.
Pirates 3, Royals 2 - Andrew McCutchen homered and had three RBIs, A.J. Burnett (6-2) won his fifth straight start, and host Pittsburgh got its first sweep of an AL team in more than a decade by beating Kansas City.
Diamondbacks 4, Athletics 3 - Joe Saunders (4-4) held Oakland to one earned run over six innings and host Arizona extended its winning streak to a season-high five games.
Brewers 6, Padres 5 - Ryan Braun homered and Yovani Gallardo pitched seven innings to help Milwaukee beat visiting San Diego.