Red Sox rally to sink Yankees
The Boston Red Sox hit back to beat the New York Yankees 9-8 in 10 innings in a Bronx thriller on Thursday.
The Yankees erased a 7-2 deficit to lead 8-7 heading into the ninth but Stephen Drew hit a game-levelling single off closer Mariano Rivera before Shane Victorino lined a go-ahead single an inning later to edge the Red Sox ahead.
Koji Uehara then converted his 18th save, extending his scoreless streak to 26 innings over 23 games.
Boston are now six and a half games clear of Tampa Bay in the AL East after the Rays went down 6-2 at the Los Angeles Angels.
Miguel Gonzalez allowed one run over seven innings and Adam Jones, JJ Hardy and Brian Roberts homered as Baltimore enjoyed a much-needed 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
Mike Moustakas hit a home run in the 13th inning as Kansas City edged out Seattle 7-6 and Houston beat Oakland 3-2.
In the National League, Tony Cingrani made a winning return from the disabled list as Cincinnati beat St Louis 6-2.
Left-hander Cingrani managed five and one third innings, giving up two runs, on his first appearance after a spell out with a lower back strain.
His efforts, coupled with two home runs from Todd Frazier, enabled the Reds to move within one and a half games of second-placed St Louis and three behind Pittsburgh in the NL Central.
Arizona beat 2012 World Series champions the San Francisco Giants 4-2.