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MLB: Late win for Yankees

Two home-runs in the ninth inning handed the New York Yankees a dramatic 5-4 win over bitter rivals the Boston Red Sox.

Two home-runs in the ninth inning handed the New York Yankees a dramatic 5-4 win over bitter rivals the Boston Red Sox on Thursday.

The Bronx outfit entered the final inning trailing but Mark Teixeira cleared the wall and then Chase Headley nailed another homer to hand them the win and keep them in touch with the American League wild card race.

The Detroit Tigers currently hold the final spot following an 11-4 win against the Cleveland Indians.

The game was tied at four in the 11th inning when the Tigers ran riot, lit up by Victor Martinez's three-run blast.

That kept them four games clear of the Yankees but they are just half a game ahead of the Seattle Mariners who defeated the Texas Rangers 10-2 with the help of a six-run second innings.

Colby Rasmus' 10th-inning homer handed the Toronto Blue Jays their fifth straight win as they beat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0.

The Milwaukee Brewers' alarming run of form continued as they lost a ninth straight game 3-2 to the St Louis Cardinals who extended their National League Central lead to four games.

The Los Angeles Angels hold a five-game lead in the American League West after a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Twins while the Baltimore Orioles claimed a 9-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds and have a nine and a half game cushion in the East.

In the day's other game, the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 5-1.