AL Capsules

AL Capsules
April 24, 2013, 8:07 pm
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BOSTON (AP) Stephen Drew hit a two-run triple, David Ortiz had two hits and drove in a run and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Wednesday afternoon to take a three-game series.

It was Boston's ninth win in 12 games and came after a 13-0 loss to Oakland a night earlier.

Chris Young had a three-run homer and a solo shot for the Athletics, who finished a six-game road trip 1-5. They were swept at the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend.

Ortiz is 8 for 16 since returning to the lineup on Saturday for the first time since last August. He missed 71 of the final 72 games last season and all of spring training with an Achilles tendon injury.

BLUE JAYS 6, ORIOLES 5, 11 innings

BALTIMORE (AP) - Jim Johnson walked Maicer Izturis with the bases loaded in the 11th inning to force in the tiebreaking run, and the Blue Jays beat the Orioles to avert a three-game sweep and end Baltimore's run of consecutive extra-inning victories at 17.

The Blue Jays hit four home runs, but the decisive run came without Izturis taking a swing. With two outs in the 11th, J.P. Arencibia and Munenori Kawaski singled before Johnson (1-2) hit Brett Lawrie with a pitch and issued a four-pitch walk to Izturis, the No. 9 hitter in the lineup.

Esmil Rogers (1-1) pitched the 10th and Casey Janssen got three straight outs for his sixth save.

WHITE SOX 3, INDIANS 2

CHICAGO (AP) - Alex Rios hit a two-run homer and the White Sox beat the Indians to stop a four-game losing streak.

Jeff Keppinger had two hits and drove in a run for the White Sox, who earned a split of the rain-shortened series. Jose Quintana (2-0) was charged with two runs and four hits in five-plus innings.

Rios connected in the fifth, hitting a two-out drive to left on an 0-2 pitch from Zach McAllister (1-3). Rios leads the White Sox with six homers.

ASTROS 10, MARINERS 3

HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Carter, Ronny Cedeno and Brandon Laird homered, Lucas Harrell pitched seven innings, and the Astros beat the Mariners.

The Astros took two of three in the series, and four of their seven wins this season have come against the Mariners, their new AL West foe. Seattle and Miami are the only teams without a series win this season.

Carter hit a solo shot in the second, Cedeno belted a three-run shot in the fourth and Laird also connected for a three-run drive in Houston's five-run sixth.

Harrell (2-2) allowed a run and six hits.