Chris Davis hit his 37th home run to tie the AL record before the All-Star break, and the Orioles cruised past the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-4, Sunday in Baltimore.
Davis doubled in two runs in the first inning and hit a two-run homer in the third to give him 93 RBIs, second-most in the majors behind Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera.
By going deep in a fourth straight game, Davis gained some momentum for Monday night’s Home Run Derby and equaled Reggie Jackson’s AL mark of 37 homers before the break, set in 1969. The major league record is 39, by Barry Bonds in 2001.
Adam Jones homered for the third time in three games and scored three runs for the Orioles. Scott Feldman (1-1) allowed three runs and five hits over 7⅓ innings to earn his first win with the Orioles in three starts since being traded from the Cubs.
Tigers 5, Rangers 0 — Justin Verlander held Texas hitless until the seventh inning and host Detroit backed its ace with three home runs in a victory over the Rangers.
Mitch Moreland’s two-out double to right-center broke up Verlander’s bid for his third career no-hitter. Verlander (10-6) left the game after the seventh with a tight right quad muscle, having allowed just that one hit and three walks. Torii Hunter, Victor Martinez, and Jhonny Peralta hit solo homers off starter Martin Perez (3-2).
Twins 10, Yankees 4 — Aaron Hicks hit a three-run homer a pitch after shortstop Eduardo Nunez made a two-out throwing error, and Minnesota took advantage of some Yankees miscues to beat CC Sabathia (9-8) for the first time in six years and end more than a decade of misery in the Bronx.
Justin Morneau had three hits as Minnesota took two of three to win a series at Yankee Stadium for the first time since taking a set at the old ballpark in 2001.
Rays 5, Astros 0 — Rookie Chris Archer pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game in the majors as Tampa Bay beat visiting Houston.
Archer (4-3) struck out eight and walked none in his 13th big league start. He made his debut last year.
Nationals 5, Marlins 2 — Denard Span had three hits, including a tiebreaking two-out RBI double in the 10th inning, and visiting Washington beat Miami.
Span was dropped from the top spot in the order for the first time this season, and he responded with three hits in the No. 7 position. He snapped a 1-for-20 slump with a two-out RBI double in the second inning, and singled in the fourth.
Mets 4, Pirates 2 — Dillon Gee (7-7) allowed just one unearned run in 6⅔ innings, and John Buck hit a two-run single to lead New York over host Pittsburgh.
Phillies 4, White Sox 3 — John Mayberry Jr.’s RBI single with two outs in the 10th lifted host Philadelphia over Chicago.
Reds 8, Braves 4 — Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer in Cincinnati’s four-run third inning, Shin-Soo Choo also homered, and the Reds beat host Atlanta. Andrelton Simmons and Dan Uggla homered for Atlanta.
Indians 6, Royals 4 — Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run double as host Cleveland rallied past Kansas City for its fourth straight win.
Mariners 4, Angels 3 — Michael Saunders hit a two-run homer and Hisashi Iwakuma (8-4) won for the first time in more than a month as host Seattle beat Los Angeles to complete its first sweep of the season.
Cardinals 10, Cubs 6 — Yadier Molina hit a three-run homer in St. Louis’s four-run ninth inning as the Cardinals beat Chicago at Wrigley Field in the majors’ last game before the All-Star break.
Padres 10, Giants 1 — Carlos Quentin hit one of host San Diego’s four home runs and had three RBIs as the Padres rolled.
Rockies 3, Dodgers 1 — Michael Cuddyer hit a two-run homer and drove in another run as Colorado beat host Los Angeles.
Brewers 5, Diamondbacks 1 — Wily Peralta (7-9) pitched seven solid innings and Logan Schafer homered and had two RBIs as Milwaukee beat Arizona in Phoenix.