NEW YORK – Hiroki Kuroda allowed two runs in six innings on Friday to keep the New York Yankees in a game they came back to win 5-3 over the Baltimore Orioles courtesy of a four-run ninth-inning rally.
After wasting a series of scoring opportunities, the Yankees overcame a two-run deficit in the ninth against reliever Zach Britton, who served up Carlos Beltran’s game-ending three-run homer.
“That the team won in this fashion is my reward,” Kuroda said. “It’s nothing like being taken off the hook for a loss.”
Ichiro Suzuki went 1-for-3 but made a pair of big outs with runners in scoring position and was pulled for a pinch hitter in the eighth inning.
Mariners 7, Royals 5
In Kansas City, Brad Miller homered off Royals closer Greg Holland to break a ninth-inning tie.
Hisashi Iwakuma started for the Mariners and allowed five runs on nine hits through five innings. He struck out five and walked one.
The Royals’ Norichika Aoki entered the game as a pinch hitter in the ninth and was 0-for-1. Tigers 6, Indians 4
In Cleveland, J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer, and Victor Martinez added a two-run shot.
Twins 5, White Sox 4
In Minneapolis, Brian Dozier hit an RBI-single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.
Astros 3, Rays 1
In St. Petersburg, Florida, Jarred Cosart pitched eight shutout innings to beat Tampa Bay.
Angels 7, Rangers 3
In Anaheim, Garrett Richards pitched six innings of four-hit ball.
Athletics 4, Red Sox 3
In Oakland, Coco Crisp drove in Kyle Blanks with a two-out single in the eighth inning.
Marlins 3, Mets 2
In Miami, Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed a run in 5⅓ innings but suffered the loss. He gave up one run, six hits and a walk, while striking out four.
Adeiny Hechavarria drove in a run for the Marlins in the bottom of the first and another RBI in the seventh.
Miami left fielder Marcell Ozuna protected the lead late, cutting down the potential tying run at the plate in the eighth and ninth innings.
Cubs 6, Pirates 3
In Chicago, Starlin Castro hit a three-run homer, and starter Edwin Jackson got the better of Pittsburgh.
Braves 6, Nationals 4 (13)
In Washington, Atlanta survived closer Craig Kimbrel’s two-out blown save in the ninth.
Phillies 5, Cardinals 1
In St. Louis, A.J. Burnett scattered seven hits for his first complete game of the year.
Diamondbacks 4, Giants 1
In Phoenix, Josh Collmenter gutted it out through five innings, and Aaron Hill drove in two runs.
Brewers 13, Rockies 10
In Denver, Jean Segura homered twice and Ryan Braun had three hits in his 1,000th career game.
Padres 6 Dodgers 5
In San Diego, Everth Cabrera’s sacrifice fly capped a three-run ninth for the Padres.
Blue Jays 14, Reds 9
In Cincinnati, Edwin Encarnacion hit two three-run homers, and Toronto pulled off the second-biggest comeback in franchise history in rallying from an early eight-run deficit.