Sweep puts Blue Jays up 4½ games but Tulowitzki injures shoulder

• TORONTO 9-10, NEW YORK 5-7: The visiting Blue Jays opened a season-high 4½-game lead in the AL East, sweeping a doubleheader from the sagging Yankees 9-5 and 10-7 on a sodden Saturday when Troy Tulowitzki cracked a shoulder blade and Marcus Stroman won in his return from a spring training knee injury. Jose Bautista homered twice, Chasen Shreve forced in three runs with bases-loaded walks in the 11th inning, and the Blue Jays rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the opener. Cliff Pennington hit a two-run homer and Russell Martin added a two-run double in a six-run second inning against Ivan Nova that boosted the Blue Jays in the rain-interrupted nightcap. Brett Gardner hit a pair of three-run homers for New York in the second game and homered three times in the doubleheader. The Blue Jays said Tulowitzki will be monitored for the next week to determine a timetable for his return.

• KANSAS CITY 14, BALTIMORE 6: Mike Moustakas hit two homers, including a grand slam, and finished with a franchise-record nine RBI as the Royals beat the host Orioles. Moustakas singled home two runs in the sixth inning, hit his second career slam in the seventh and capped his performance with a three-run drive in the ninth. The previous team record for RBI in a game was seven, by Billy Butler against Philadelphia on April 7, 2013.

• OAKLAND 5, TEXAS 3: Mark Canha hit a three-run homer and Danny Valencia added a two-run shot in a five-run fifth inning off Yovani Gallardo, and the Athletics beat the host Rangers.

• DETROIT AT CLEVELAND, PPD.: Steady rain and a soggy forecast postponed the Tigers-Indians game for the second night in a row, and with the teams already playing a doubleheader Sunday, a makeup date is still to be determined.


Reds hand Cardinals two losses

• CINCINNATI 4-5, ST. LOUIS 2-1: Skip Schumaker hit a three-run homer, rookie Anthony DeSclafani pitched six strong innings and the host Reds won their second game of the day, beating the struggling St. Louis Cardinals 5-1. Earlier, Adam Duvall's two-run homer in the eighth lifted the Reds to a 4-2 win in the completion of a game suspended in the eighth by rain on Friday. The first-place Cardinals have lost the first three games of the four-game series. Schumaker hit his first homer since Aug. 13 of last season.

• PITTSBURGH 10, MILWAUKEE 2: Jeff Locke pitched one-run ball into the seventh inning and Michael Morse hit a pinch-hit grand slam as the host Pirates tightened up the NL Central race. Pittsburgh is within 2½ games of St.Louis.

• NEW YORK 6, ATLANTA 4: Kelly Johnson drove in the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning, Yoenis Cespedes homered for the eighth time in 11 days and the NL East-leading Mets won their sixth game in a row by beating the host Braves.

• MIAMI 2, WASHINGTON 0: Jose Fernandez returned from the disabled list and became only the third pitcher since 1914 to win his first 16 career decisions at home when the Marlins beat the skidding Nationals.


•St. Louis catcher Cody Stanley was suspended 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Stanley, 26, spent most of this season at Class AAA Memphis, but was promoted to St. Louis when major league rosters expanded on Sept. 1. It is the seventh suspension announced this year under the big league program.

•Washington reliever Drew Storen broke his right thumb slamming the lock box in his locker in frustration Wednesday after giving up the go-ahead homer in the eighth inning.