CHICAGO – Scott Rolen hit a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning, helping the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Sunday to secure their sixth straight series win this season.

Rod Barajas had three hits for the Blue Jays, who have won eight of 11 games.

Vernon Wells led off the eighth with a double off White Sox reliever Scott Linebrink (0-1). Adam Lind walked then Rolen drove in Wells.

Orioles 8, Rangers 5

BALTIMORE – Adam Jones hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and Baltimore rallied for a victory.

With one out, Cesar Izturis was hit on his left foot and Brian Roberts singled to left before Jones hit an 0-1 slider from reliever Jason Jennings (0-1) into the seats in left-center to give Baltimore a 7-5 lead. Jones’ third homer completed the Orioles’ comeback from a 5-1 deficit.

Indians 4, Twins 2

CLEVELAND – Aaron Laffey pitched into the seventh inning and rookie Tony Sipp came up with two big strikeouts, helping Cleveland avoid a three-game sweep.

Laffey (2-0) allowed two runs and five hits in 6 1-3 innings.

The Indians were held to one run in each of the first two games of the series, but Ryan Garko’s two-run single off Glen Perkins (1-2) in the third gave them a 4-0 lead.

It was the shortest outing of the year for Perkins, who allowed four runs in five innings.

Tigers 3, Royals 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Brandon Inge hit a two-run homer and Armando Galarraga pitched six solid innings for Detroit.

Inge connected in the second, driving a 1-1 pitch from Sidney Ponson (0-3) out to left with Jeff Larish aboard after a single. It was his seventh of the year.

Galarraga (3-0) allowed one run and three hits, struck out seven and walked five.

Jose Guillen singled in Coco Crisp in the third but the Royals left the bases loaded when Alberto Callaspo grounded out. Kansas City is 2-for-17 with the bases loaded this season.

Athletics 7, Rays 1

OAKLAND, Calif. – Kurt Suzuki drove in three runs, Dana Eveland pitched into the sixth inning and the Athletics beat Tampa Bay.

Angels 8, Mariners 0

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Howie Kendrick homered and had a career-high four RBIs, Jered Weaver combined with two relievers on a five-hitte , and the Angels avoided a three-game sweep.

Weaver (2-1) allowed three hits over seven innings.

Kendrick had a pair of RBI singles in addition to his two-run homer in the second inning against former Angels left-hander Jarrod Washburn (3-1). Washburn was charged with six runs and eight hits over 5 1-3 innings

Phillies 13, Marlins 2

MIAMI – Shane Victorino drove in four runs, Jamie Moyer pitched six solid innings and the Philadelphia Phillies extended the Florida Marlins’ skid to six with a 13-2 victory on Sunday.

Florida, which began the season 11-1, is mired in its longest losing streak since an eight-game slide from Aug. 15-22, 2007. The Marlins’ latest loss got so out of hand that outfielder Cody Ross pitched a scoreless ninth inning.

Cubs 10, Cardinals 3

ST. LOUIS – Kosuke Fukudome hit a three-run homer and drove in five on his 32nd birthday, leading Chicago to the victory.

Fukudome went 3-for-4 to hike his average to .371 after hitting .257 last season. He hit his fourth homer in the eighth to finish the scoring.

Rich Harden (2-1) struck out nine in six innings for the Cubs, who ended a four-game skid. He allowed two runs and four hits.

Diamondbacks 5, Giants 4, 12 innings

PHOENIX – Conor Jackson hit a bases-loaded single in the 12th inning to give Arizona the victory.

The Diamondbacks tied it at 4 with a three-run ninth, capped by Justin Upton’s two-run homer off closer Brian Wilson.

The winning rally began when former Diamondbacks reliever Brandon Medders (0-1) walked leadoff man Miguel Montero. Montero moved up on Chris Young’s bunt, and Medders walked Felipe Lopez intentionally and Augie Ojeda unintentionally to load the bases.

Reds 8, Braves 2

CINCINNATI – Jay Bruce homered twice and drove in four runs to help Cincinnati avoid a three-game sweep.

Micah Owings earned his first win in nearly a year with seven strong innings. Joey Votto had two doubles and three RBIs.

Owings (1-2), acquired in the trade that sent Adam Dunn to Arizona, also had two hits while earning his first win since a 9-3 victory for Arizona at Atlanta on May 25.

Astros 3, Brewers 2

HOUSTON – Ivan Rodriguez hit a tiebreaking homer in the fourth inning and the Astros snapped the Brewers’ four-game winning streak.

Rodriguez helped Houston end a three-game skid with a full-count drive over the left-field wall off Manny Parra (0-4). It was Rodriguez’s second homer of the season.

Russ Ortiz (2-0) pitched five innings and improved to 6-0 at Minute Maid Park. He allowed two runs and four hits. Jose Valverde pitched the ninth for his second save in four opportunities.

Nationals 8, Mets 1

NEW YORK – Jordan Zimmermann showed off the sharp stuff that has Washington so excited about his future, and the Nationals earned their first road victory this season.

Jesus Flores homered and drove in three runs against his former club, Austin Kearns also teed off on an ineffective Oliver Perez and the Nationals improved the majors’ worst record to 4-13 by snapping a three-game skid.

Rockies 10, Dodgers 4

DENVER – Ryan Spilborghs homered and drove in three runs for Colorado, and Clint Barmes added a two-run shot.

Jeff Baker had a bases-loaded triple for the Rockies, who dropped the first five meetings between the two teams this year.

Jason Marquis (3-1) worked 7 1-3 innings and gave up three runs and six hits.

Clayton Kershaw (0-2) lasted only 4 2-3 innings, allowing nine runs and eight hits. The Dodgers had won three straight and 11 of 13.

Pirates 8, Padres 3

SAN DIEGO – Ross Ohlendorf pitched into the eighth inning and Adam LaRoche hit two home runs, lifting Pittsburgh to the victory.

Ohlendorf (2-2) gave up a long two-run homer to Adrian Gonzalez in the first inning before settling down. He allowed only two more hits over the next six innings before Edgar Gonzalez knocked him out of the game with a pinch-hit homer leading off the eighth.

LaRoche hit a three-run shot off Jake Peavy (2-3) that broke a 2-all tie in the fifth. He later added a solo homer in the ninth off rookie Luis Perdomo for his fifth home run as the Pirates won for the fifth time in six games. LaRoche also walked twice and scored two runs.Phillies 13, Marlins 2


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