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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Davis' homer leads Orioles

• BALTIMORE 2, NEW YORK 1: Chris Davis led off the ninth inning with his major league-leading 41st home run and the visiting Orioles beat the Yankees on Tuesday night for just their fourth win in 19 games. The Yankees began the day a half-game behind AL East-leading Toronto. They failed to take advantage of Masahiro Tanaka's 10-strikeout performance and Alex Rodriguez's 30th homer — A-Rod has reached the mark in 15 seasons, tying Hank Aaron's record. Davis homered for the sixth time in seven games, lofting an opposite-field drive into the seats in left. He was the first batter Chasen Shreve faced after Tanaka pitched eight innings. Davis, like Rodriguez, is enjoying a resurgent season. The Orioles' slugger led the majors with 53 home runs in 2013, but hit just 26 last year and drew a drug suspension down the stretch. Darren O'Day got two outs for the win. Zach Britton closed for his 31st save in 34 chances.

• TORONTO 5, BOSTON 1 (10): Troy Tulowitzki singled in the go-ahead run off Alexi Ogando to trigger a four-run 10th inning that lifted the AL East-leading Blue Jays over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Travis Shaw homered for Boston, which had its four-game winning streak stopped. Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia returned after missing seven weeks with a strained right hamstring. He went 1 for 4 with a double. Toronto starter R.A. Dickey gave up one run and four hits in six innings. He was 0-3 with a 5.76 ERA in four starts against Boston this season. Boston's Henry Owens struggled with his control, but held the Blue Jays to one run and three hits in 5⅓ innings. He walked four, hit two batters and had a balk.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Liriano finally beats Reds

• PITTSBURGH 7, CINCINNATI 3: Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer and lefthander Francisco Liriano pitched six shutout innings as he finally beat the Reds on his 11th try, leading the Pirates to a road victory. McCutchen connected in the third inning off rookie Raisel Iglesias, who lasted only three innings. Liriano came into the game 0-5 in 10 regular season starts against Cincinnati, the only team he had faced but hadn't beaten during his career. The lefthander allowed three hits, struck out 10 and didn't allow a runner beyond second base.

• PHILADELPHIA 5, ATLANTA 0: Rookie Aaron Nola pitched seven innings and Odubel Herrera hit a three-run homer to lead the Phillies over the host Braves. Nola allowed six hits with a career-high seven strikeouts and one walk to help Philadelphia snap a five-game losing streak.

• MIAMI Z 6, MILWAUKEE 4: J.T. Realmuto hit two homers, one inside the park, to lead the host Marlins over the Brewers.

NOTES

Cespedes, Mets amend contract

•The Mets improved their chances of potentially signing Yoenis Cespedes to a long-term deal as the parties agreed to amend a clause in Cespedes' contract. The previous language would have prevented the Mets from re-signing him until May 15 if they did not agree to an extension within five days of the end of the World Series.

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