Mark Teixeira homered twice and drove in five runs, Russell Martin hit a go-ahead single, and the Yankees overcame yet another homer by Mark Trumbo to rally past the Los Angeles Angels, 6-5, Friday night in New York.
Teixeira’s three-run shot and Martin’s two-out single in the eighth inning erased the Angels’ 5-2 edge.
Trumbo homered in his fifth straight game against the Yankees. His three-run shot in the seventh made him the first Yankees opponent to homer five games in a row since Albert Belle in 1994, according to STATS LLC. Harold Baines in 1984-85 is the only other player to do that against New York, the Yankees said in citing the Elias Sports Bureau.
Trumbo is 11 for 22 with five homers and 10 RBIs against New York this season. He nearly hit another homer Friday night, but his bid for a two-run drive to right field was caught by a leaping Nick Swisher at the top of the wall in the eighth.
The Yankees, with the best record in the majors, broke loose after C.J. Wilson was pulled following a sharp seven-inning start.
Scott Downs (1-1) relieved to begin the eighth, with a 0.30 ERA on the season. Derek Jeter led off with a double, Curtis Granderson walked, and Teixeira hit the first homer off Downs this year.
Downs retired the next two batters and left after walking Nick Swisher. Kevin Jepsen relieved and, after pinch runner Dewayne Wise stole second and pinch hitter Raul Ibanez was intentionally walked, Martin sliced a single to right.
White Sox 9, Royals 8 — Kevin Youkilis finished a 14-pitch at-bat with a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning as visiting Chicago outlasted Kansas City. Youkilis has five game-winning hits in 14 games with the White Sox.
Tigers 7, Orioles 2 — Visiting Detroit captured its sixth straight win behind homers from Miguel Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta and seven standout innings from Doug Fister (3-6).
Reds 5, Cardinals 3 — First baseman Allen Craig’s error in the seventh allowed host Cincinnati to score two big runs, and the Reds won their fourth in a row.
Brewers 10, Pirates 7 — Cody Ransom hit his first career grand slam with two outs in the eighth to lift Milwaukee. The Brewers are 40-6 against the Pirates at Miller Park since 2007.
Athletics 6, Twins 3— Jonny Gomes’s grand slam in the fourth helped visiting Oakland overcome a career-high 15 strikeouts by Francisco Liriano, which were two shy of Johan Santana’s Twins record (set in 2007).
Nationals 5, Marlins 1 — Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer to back Jordan Zimmermann (6-6), who went six scoreless innings for visiting Washington.
Rockies 6, Phillies 2 — Christian Friedrich (5-6) won for the first time in more than a month, holding Philadelphia to one run over six innings, and Colorado’s Josh Rutledge had two hits and two RBIs in his major league debut.
Indians 1, Blue Jays 0 — Travis Hafner provided the only run visiting Cleveland would need with a leadoff homer in the second and Justin Masterson (6-8) shut out Toronto for seven innings.
Rangers 3, Mariners 2 — Derek Holland (6-4) pitched into the eighth, Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer, and Texas held on in Seattle.
Giants 5, Astros 1 — Madison Bumgarner (11-5) breezed over seven innings and Buster Posey cracked a 448-foot homer to center to highlight a home win by San Francisco.
Dodgers 2, Padres 1 — Host Los Angeles celebrated the return of injured sluggers Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier with a victory, though the power came on Mark Ellis’s two-run homer.
Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 1 — Alfonso Soriano homered twice and drove in five runs, and Chicago prevailed at home after the start of the game was delayed by rain for nearly four hours.
Braves 7, Mets 5 — David Ross homered and drove in four and Chipper Jones also connected in Atlanta’s home win.