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    Rays win with walk

    Luke Scott drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 10th inning to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night in St. Petersburg, Fla.

    Scott fell behind 0 and 2 in the count before taking four straight balls from Brad Lincoln. The Rays loaded the bases on Evan Longoria’s double off Aaron Loup (1-3) and two walks.

    The game featured a rare matchup of reigning Cy Young Award winners, however David Price and R.A. Dickey were not involved in the decision. It was only the third time since the Cy Young has been awarded in both leagues that reigning winners have faced each other the following season.


    Dickey allowed three runs and five hits, walked five, and struck out five in six innings for the Blue Jays. He left with a 4-3 lead that Steve Delabar relinquished by giving up a solo homer to the first batter he faced, ex-Blue Jay Yunel Escobar, leading off the seventh.

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    Price worked eight innings for Tampa Bay, yielding four runs (two earned) and seven hits in eight innings. Scott singled to right field with the potential go-ahead run on second base with two outs in the bottom of the eighth, but Longoria was thrown out trying to score.

    Royals 6, Orioles 2 — Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer homered in a four-run fourth inning, Jeremy Guthrie pitched effectively against his former team, and Kansas City avoided a three-game sweep.

    Gordon and Hosmer connected against Freddy Garcia (0-1) with a runner on. It was Gordon’s third home run in three games and Hosmer’s first in 145 at-bats dating to last year.

    Mike Moustakas also homered for the Royals, who snapped a three-game skid and averted being swept for the first time this season. The three home runs were a season high for Kansas City.


    Yankees 3, Rockies 1 — CC Sabathia and five relievers held Colorado to four hits, Robinson Cano added a solo homer, and New York won in Denver in a game that was delayed more than two hours by rain.

    Cano also had an infield single in the third for his 1,500th hit as the Yankees took two of three from Colorado.

    A steady rain delayed the first pitch by eight minutes. In the fourth, a thunderstorm rumbled through and halted the game for 1:59.

    Nationals 5, Tigers 4 — Ryan Mattheus, Drew Storen, and Rafael Soriano combined for shutout relief after Dan Haren nearly squandered a four-run lead, and host Washington beat Detroit to complete a two-game sweep of the AL champions.

    Adam LaRoche singled in the first and second innings for his first consecutive multihit games this season, helping the Nationals to their first four-game winning streak of the season.


    Angels 6, Astros 5 — Mark Trumbo hit a two-run double in the eighth inning before Alberto Callaspo’s go-ahead sacrifice fly sent visiting Los Angeles to victory over Houston.

    The struggling Angels snapped a four-game skid and avoided an embarrassing sweep against last-place Houston.

    Mets 3, Pirates 2 — Center fielder Juan Lagares robbed Andrew McCutchen of a go-ahead hit in the top of the ninth, then pinch hitter Mike Baxter’s single in the bottom half lifted host New York.

    Diamondbacks 2, Phillies 1 — Patrick Corbin (5-0) scattered four hits over 6 innings and allowed one run to lower his ERA to 1.75 and drove in a run to lead host Arizona past Philadelphia. Cole Hamels (1-5) gave up two runs on six hits, walked five, and struck out three.

    Braves 6, San Francisco 3 — Brian McCann hit a two-run homer and an RBI single in his third game this season after coming off the disabled list for visiting Atlanta.