First-place Yankees stop Jays again

• NEW YORK 4, TORONTO 1: Masahiro Tanaka pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game in more than a year, leading the first-place Yankees over the Blue Jays on Saturday in Toronto. Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira connected for solo homers to back Tanaka (9-5).

• KANSAS CITY 9, LOS ANGELES 4: Salvador Perez homered to lead off a six-run second inning, and Johnny Cueto won his second consecutive start for the host Royals. Cueto has only given up six runs in four starts since his trade to Kansas City, including a shutout of the Tigers in his Kansas City home debut.

• DETROIT 4, HOUSTON 1 (11): Victor Martinez’s double broke an 11th-inning tie, leading the Tigers over the host Astros. Justin Verlander pitched seven shutout innings but was denied a victory when Houston’s Preston Tucker homered off Bruce Rondon in the ninth inning.

• BALTIMORE 4, OAKLAND 3: Chris Davis hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking shot with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning off switch pitcher Pat Venditte, in the Orioles’ home victory over the Athletics.

• TEXAS 12, TAMPA BAY 4: Colby Lewis won his 13th game, boosted by a seven-run sixth inning in Arlington, Texas.


Pirates work long, with same result

• PITTSBURGH 5, NEW YORK 3 (14): Chris Stewart singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning, and the Pirates beat the NL East leaders in extra innings at Citi Field for the second night in a row. Winner Joe Blanton (2-0) struck out six in three scoreless innings.

• ST. LOUIS 6, MIAMI 2: John Lackey was dominant into the ninth inning and gave the host Cardinals a bonus with two hits and an RBI in a victory over the Marlins in which Ichiro Suzuki surpassed Ty Cobb’s total for career hits. Mark Reynolds’ three-run homer in the sixth put the Cardinals ahead by four.

• MILWAUKEE 4, PHILADELPHIA 2: Scooter Gennett had a career-high four hits, Jimmy Nelson pitched into the seventh inning and the Brewers beat the visiting Phillies. Gennett had four singles in four at-bats, drove in two runs and scored the tiebreaking run on Jean Segura’s hit in the seventh.

• ARIZONA 8, ATLANTA 4: Patrick Corbin continued to gain momentum in his return from Tommy John elbow surgery, giving up only three hits and no runs while pitching into the seventh inning for the Diamondbacks in a victory in Atlanta.

• SAN DIEGO 7, COLORADO 5: Brett Wallace’s tiebreaking RBI single, along with a throwing error by Rockies catcher Nick Hundley, allowed the Padres to rally for three runs in the top of the ninth.

• LOS ANGELES 8, CINCINNATI 3: The host Dodgers hit two of their four home runs in a four-run second, including Enrique Hernandez’s three-run blast.


• CHICAGO CUBS 6, CHICAGO WHITE SOX 3: Jake Arrieta pitched into the seventh inning and lowered his ERA to 2.39 and designated hitter Jorge Soler drove in two runs for the visiting Cubs, who have won nine in a row and 15 of 16.