2014-05-04 09:01 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Masahiro Tanaka extended his regular-season unbeaten streak to 40 starts, and Mark Teixeira homered and drove in three runs to help the Yankees come back to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-3 Saturday and end a season-high, three-game losing streak.
Tanaka (4-0) gave up solo homers to Desmond Jennings and Wil Myers around an RBI single by Ryan Hanigan, falling behind 3-0 by the fourth. He is 32-0 in the regular season for Japan's Rakuten Golden Eagles and the Yankees since losing to Seibu on Aug. 19, 2012.
Kelly Johnson hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the sixth off Josh Lueke (0-2).
Jake Odorizzi retired the first nine Yankees in order, then allowed New York to go 4 for 8 with two walks before he was removed.
RED SOX 6, ATHLETICS 3
BOSTON (AP) -- Jon Lester (3-4) struck out a career-high 15 batters, allowing one hit over eight scoreless innings -- Craig Gentry's leadoff bloop single in the third over the head of second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
Jonny Gomes hit a grand slam in the first off Tommy Milone (0-3), and David Ortiz and David Ross added solo homers in Boston's second straight win after losing a day-night doubleheader to Tampa Bay.
After Oakland scored three runs in the ninth against Chris Capuano, helped by two errors, Koji Uehara got out of a one-out, two-on jam for his seventh save.
TWINS 6, ORIOLES 1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Mauer and Brian Dozier homered, and Kevin Correia earned his first win of the season as Minnesota ended its four-game losing streak.
Mauer had three hits and four RBIs, including a three-run homer off Brad Brach in the seventh that broke open the game. Dozier's eighth homer, a solo shot off Wei-Yin Chen (3-2) in the third, gave the Twins the lead for good.
Correia (1-3) gave up one run and five hits in seven innings, retiring 13 of his final 14 batters. He had been 0-6 in nine starts since winning at Texas on Sept. 1.
MARINERS 9, ASTROS 8
HOUSTON (AP) -- Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer off Raul Valdes to cap an eight-run seventh inning that built a 9-2 lead.
Dallas Keuchel (2-2) left after walking the first three batters of the seventh, and Jose Cisneros forced in the run that made it 2-2 when he walked Mike Zunino. Michael Saunders followed with a two-run double.
Hisashi Iwakuma (1-0) made his first appearance after starting the season on the disabled list because of a sprained middle finger and allowed four runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings. Fernando Rodney pitched 1 1-3 innings for his seventh save.