In a classic pitchers duel, Minnesota’s Francisco Liriano struck out 10 batters in six innings, allowed four hits and two runs.
The Twins outhit the Orioles 8-5 . Jim Johnson came on in the ninth-inning to record his 27th save of the season. It was only the second victory for the Orioles since the All-Star break.
Other American League Scores
Oakland 4 – Texas 3 – Walkoff home run Are always cause for celebration, but for Brandon Hicks his first career homer will always be extra special. fixed it a long home run to center field to give the Oakland A’s a 4-2 over the Texas Rangers. Brendan Inge also homered for the A’s.
New York 6 – Toronto 0 – The New York Yankees completed a sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays in a rain shortened 6-0 victory at Yankee Stadium. Mark Teixeira hit his 15th home run of the season and Hiroki Kuroda pitched seven innings, which eventually turned out to be a complete game shutout.
Cleveland 10 – Tampa Bay 6 – The Cleveland Indians scored five runs in the seventh inning and overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-6. Carlos Santana‘s three-run homer keyed the rally. The Indians have won two out of three games against the Rays.
Boston 10 – Chicago 1 – the news that David Ortiz was going to the disabled list didn’t seem to affect the Red Sox offense tonight. Cody Ross hit two three-run homers, and Red Sox starter Felix Doubront earn his 10th victory, as the Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 10-1 . The Red Sox had 14 hits compared to the White Sox four.
Detroit 7 – Los Angeles 2 – the Detroit Tigers scored seven runs off Los Angeles Angels starter CJ Wilson and beat the Angels 7-2 . Doug Fister gave up one earned run in eight innings and struck out a season-high 10 batters
Kansas City 8 – Seattle 7 – Billy Butler led off the ninth inning with a solo home run in the Kansas City Royals walked off in victory over the Seattle Mariners 8-7 .