Curtis Granderson drove in three runs, Derek Jeter had two hits and Phil Hughes pitched six innings to win his fourth straight start as the New York Yankees won their seventh straight, 7-2, over the Washington Nationals Friday night at Nationals Park.
Hughes (7-5) worked six innings, allowing a run and six hits. He walked two and struck out nine. Cody Eppley and Clay Rapada worked two scoreless innings. David Robertson allowed a run in the ninth.
Gio Gonzalez (8-3) allowed three runs and five hits in six-plus innings, walking two and striking out eight. He is 1-5 against the Yankees and left trailing 2-1 after allowing a leadoff single to Andruw Jones in the seventh.
Granderson hit his 20th home run with one out in the ninth.
Alex Rodriguez singled to score Jeter in the third, tying him with Jimmie Foxx for sixth on the all-time RBI list with 1,924th.
Blue Jays 3, Phillies 0 - Rookie righthander Drew Hutchison left in the first inning with a sore elbow but five Toronto relievers combined on a five-hitter to beat Philadelphia.
Brett Lawrie had two doubles and drove in a run.
Carlos Villanueva (2-0) allowed two hits, walked two and struck out five in four innings of relief.
Indians 2, Pirates 0 - Justin Masterson pitched seven innings for his first win since May 24 and Cleveland picked up a home win over Pittsburgh.
Masterson (3-6) allowed four hits, struck out nine and ended his slide at three games. He wriggled out of threats in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings.
Carlos Santana hit an RBI double in the third off James McDonald (5-3) and Michael Brantley his hitting streak to 22 games with a run-scoring single in the eighth.
Rays 11, Marlins 0 - Tampa Bay rookie Matt Moore allowed a first-inning single, combining with relievers Burke Badenhop and Brandon Gomes to one-hit Miami in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Ben Zobrist homered and Desmond Jennings drove in four runs in support of Moore (4-5), who struck out eight and walked three in seven innings.
Jennings, Jose Lobaton and B.J. Upton each drove in a run during the second inning against Carlos Zambrano. Will Rhymes also had a pair of RBI singles for the Rays.
Braves 4, Orioles 2 - Rookie Andrelton Simmons made amends for his first career error by hitting a two-run, go-ahead homer in the sixth inning to give Atlanta a win over visiting Baltimore, ending the Orioles’ five-game winning streak.
Brian McCann’s first-inning homer off Brian Matusz (5-7) gave Atlanta a 1-0 lead before Baltimore plated two runs off Tommy Hanson in the fourth.
Reds 7, Mets 3 - Jay Bruce hit an inside-the-park homer and Brandon Phillips added a two-run shot to lift Cincinnati to a win in New York
Bronson Arroyo (3-4) was pulled in the seventh after allowing four hits, striking out five and walking two.
Rockies 12, Tigers 4 - Wilin Rosario hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the 10th and Colorado went on to score a franchise-record eight runs in an extra inning in Detroit to snap a season-high eight-game losing streak.
Matt Belisle (3-2) earned the win with two scoreless innings.
Royals 3, Cardinals 2 - Mike Moustakas cut down Tyler Greene at the plate to cap a wild ninth inning and preserve Kansas City’s win in St. Louis.
Vin Mazzaro (3-1) worked six scoreless innings and Jeff Francoeur had two RBIs for the Royals, while Jarrod Dyson added two hits, a walk and an RBI.
Brewers 5, Twins 3 - Martin Maldonado’s two-run, tiebreaking home run in the ninth inning off Matt Capps pushed Milwaukee past host Minnesota.
Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun ended Francisco Liriano’s no-hit bid with a one-out, three-run homer in the sixth inning.
Rangers 6, Astros 2 - Yu Darvish matched his major-league high with 11 strikeouts over eight innings and AL West-leading Texas beat Houston in Arlington, Texas.
Darvish (8-4) scattered seven hits and gave up two runs while throwing 76 of his 110 pitches for strikes. He had two walks.